Bridal Party Processionals (Mothers, Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, etc.) (Typically, the mothers and grandmothers are seated to a piece of music with a slower tempo than the music selected for the processional of the bridal party.)

Bach, Johann Sebastian: “Air on the G String” from Suite No. 3 in D Major

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

My Heart Ever Faithful

Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach, Johann Sebastian /Charles Gounod: Ave Maria

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Ode to Joy

Franck, Cesar: Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonelle, Op. 12

Handel, George Frideric: Minuet from “Fireworks Music”

Simple Gifts

Bridal Processional (We’ve listed some of our most popular requests, but more so than any other part of your ceremony, this should be a piece of music that means something to you.)

Mendelssohn, Felix: Wedding March

Pachelbel, Johann: Canon in D

Purcell, Henry: Trumpet Tune

Wagner, Richard: Bridal Chorus

Unity Candle (Any piece of music with a slower tempo, quieter overall dynamic, or “introspective” feel works well here.)

Amazing Grace

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Arioso from Cantata 156

Be Thou My Vision

Handel, George Frideric: Largo from “Xerxes”

Massenet, Jules: Meditation from “Thais”

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Ave Verum Corpus

Schubert, Franz: Ave Maria

Recessional (Happy music! Brisk tempos, “upbeat” sound, major keys, louder dynamics.)

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Gigue from Suite no. 3 in D Major

Clarke, Jeremiah: Trumpet Voluntary

Handel, George Frideric: Hornpipe from “Water Music”

La Rejouissance from “Fireworks Music”

Mouret, Jean-Joseph: Rondeau from “Sinfonie des Fanfares”

Vivaldi, Antonio: Spring from “The Four Seasons”

Jewish Ceremony Music

Seating of Grandparents and Parents: Erev Ba

Processionals of Bridal Party: Jerusalem of Gold

Bridal Processional: Erev Shel Shoshanim

Recessional: Od Yishama

Other Classical Music

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G Major

Cello Suite no. 1 in G Major

March in D Major from Anna Magdalena Bach notebook

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Minuet in G

Boccherini, Luigi: Minuet

Brahms, Johannes: Hungarian Dance #5

St. Anthony Chorale

Delibes, Leo: Flower Duet from “Lakme”

Dvorak, Antonin: Humoresque

Grieg, Edvard: Gavotte from “Holberg Suite”

Gossec, Francois Joseph: Gavotte

Handel, George Frideric: Royal Fireworks Music

Water Music

Haydn, Franz Joseph: Presto from String Quartet in F Major, Op. 74, #2

Holst, Gustav: Theme from Jupiter

Loeillet, Jean Baptiste: Allegro

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai: Scheherazade Theme

Schubert, Franz: Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 “Rosamunde”

The Trout

Schumann , Robert: Traumerei from Kinderscenen, Op. 15, #7

Telemann , Georg Philipp: Presto from Sonatina in F Major

Vivace from Sonata in F Major for flute

Vivaldi , Antonio: Spring and Autumn from “The Four Seasons”

Largo from “Winter”

Folk Songs (American and European)

Mark O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz

Arkansas Traveler

Bill Cheatham

Fisher’s Hornpipe

Garry Owen

I’ll Fly Away

The Irish Washerwomen

The Kerry Dance

Kesh Jig

Old Joe Clark

Si Bheag, Si Mhor

Swallowtail Jig

Dance Music (Waltzes and Rags, etc.)

Berlin, Irving: Alexander’s Ragtime Band

Evans and Shields: In The Good Old Summertime

Friedman and Whitson: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Lecuona, Ernesto: Damisela Encantadora

Lehar, Franz: Merry Widow Waltz

Meyer, Leslie & Goetz: For Me and My Gal

Joplin, Scott: The Easy Winners

The Entertainer

Maple Leaf Rag

Pine Apple Rag

The Strenuous Life

Strauss, Johann Jr.: Artist’s Life

You and You from “Die Fledermaus”

Vienna Life

Waldteufel, Emil: The Skaters’ Waltz

Ward and Palmer: The Band Played On

Pop/Rock Music

The Allman Brothers: Blue Sky

The Beatles: All You Need Is Love


Eleanor Rigby

Here Comes the Sun

Hey Jude

If I Fell

In My Life

Penny Lane

She Loves You

When I’m Sixty-Four

Yellow Submarine

Buena Vista Social Club: Dos Gardenias

Carmichael, Hoagy: Georgia On My Mind

Chrisette Michele: A Couple of Forevers

Cohen, Leonard/Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah

Coldplay: Clocks


Viva La Vida


The Corrs: Rebel Heart

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Proud Mary

David Crowder Band: How He Loves

Diamond, Neil: Sweet Caroline

Dylan, Bob: Lay Lady Lay

Foo Fighters: Everlong

Gabriel, Peter: In Your Eyes

India, Arie: Beautiful Surprise

INXS: Never Tear Us Apart

Journey: Don’t Stop Believing

Jackson, Michael: Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough

Smooth Criminal

John, Elton: “Your Song”

Kansas: Carry On Wayward Son

LaMontagne, Ray: You Are The Best Thing

Lennon, John: Imagine

Marsden, Gerrard: Ferry ‘Cross The Mersey

McCain, Edwin: Walk With You

Mraz, Jason: I’m Yours

Mraz, Jason /Colbie Caillat: Lucky

Muse: Starlight

Nirvana: Pennyroyal Tea

Oasis: Whatever


Phillips, Phillip: Home

Phish: Free

The Curtain With

Postal Service: Such Great Heights

Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody

Somebody to Love

We Will Rock You

We Are The Champions

REM: Man On The Moon

The Rolling Stones: Wild Horses

Sande, Emeli: River

Lynryd Skynyrd: Free Bird

Sweet Home Alabama

Smith, Sam: “Stay With Me”

The Temptations: My Girl

Twain, Shania: “From This Moment On”

U2: All I Want Is You

Beautiful Day

Valli, Frankie: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You

Van Morrison: Into the Mystic

The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

Wonder, Stevie: Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven

Jazz/Great American Songbook

Armstrong, Louis: What A Wonderful World

Berlin, Irving: Cheek to Cheek

Cole, Nat King: L.O.V.E.

Gershwin, George: I’ve Got Rhythm

Someone To Watch Over Me

Strike Up The Band


They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Gordon, Mack and Harry Warren: At Last

Guglielmi, Louis: La Vie En Rose

Jones, Isham: It Had To Be You

Kosma, Jacques: Autumn Leaves

Lane, Ken: Everybody Loves Somebody

Secunda, Sholom: Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen

Music of Stage and Screen

Arlen, Harold: Over The Rainbow (from “The Wizard of Oz”)

Baerwald, David: Come What May (from “Moulin Rouge”)

Bock, Jerry: Sunrise, Sunset (from “Fiddler on the Roof”)

Bricusse, Leslie/Anthony Newley: Pure Imagination (From “Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory”)

Fenton, George: The Proposal (from “Ever After”)

Flaherty, Steven: Once Upon A December (from “Anastasia”)

Gardel, Carlos: Por Una Cabeza (from “Scent of a Woman”)

Giacchino, Michael: The Spirit of Adventure (From Disney-Pixar’s “Up”)

Gounod, Charles: Funeral March of a Marionette (from “Alfred Hitchcock Show”)

Jenkins, Karl: Palladio

Jones, Trevor: Main Theme from “Last of the Mohicans”

Kander, John: Theme from Cabaret

Knopfler, Mark: Once Upon A Time…Storybook Love (from “Princess Bride”)

Kondo, Koji: “Overworld” (Theme from “Legend of Zelda”)

Loewe, Frederick: Get Me To The Church On Time (from “My Fair Lady”)

Lunn, John: Theme from Downton Abbey

Mancini, Henry: Moon River (from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”)

Mascagni, Pietro: “Intermezzo” from Cavalleria Rusticana (From “The Godfather”)

Menken, Alan: The Circle of Life (from “The Lion King”)

Theme from “Beauty and the Beast”

Perri, Christina feat. Steve Kazee: A Thousand Years, part 2 (from “Breaking Dawn”)

Piazzolla, Astor: Libertango

Portman, Rachel: Frank Churchill Arrives/End Credits (from “Emma”)

Purcell, Henry: Rondeau from Abdelazer (from recent “Pride and Prejudice”)

Rogers, Richard: Edelweiss (from “The Sound Of Music”)

Schonberg, Claude-Michel: I Dreamed A Dream (from “Les Miserables”)

Sun and Moon (from “Miss Saigon”)

Swift, Taylor feat. The Civil Wars: Safe and Sound (from “The Hunger Games”)

Ungar, Jay: Ashokan Farewell (from “The Civil War” miniseries)

Webber, Andrew Lloyd: Memory (from “Cats”)

Williams, John: Theme from “Indiana Jones”

Music from “The Patriot”

Theme from “Schindler’s List”