Wedding Music

String Quartet Ceremony Recommendations

Below are some popular choices for classical wedding music. You can of course choose any music from our playlists, or contact us for special requests.

For civil ceremonies, please confirm all song choices with your registrar as religious music cannot be included.

Entrance of the Bride

  • Canon in D by Pachelbel
  • Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin by Wagner
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel
  • Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) by Clarke
  • Trumpet Voluntary by Stanley

Signing the Register

  • Air in D (Air on the G String) by J.S. Bach
  • Largo from Winter (The Four Seasons) by Vivaldi
  • Air from Water Music by Handel
  • Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart
  • Minuet and Trio from String Quintet in E by Boccherini
  • Flower Duet from Lakme by Delibes
  • Claire de Lune by Debussy
  • Träumerei by Schumann
  • Salut d'Amour by Elgar
  • Chanson de Matin by Elgar

Additional pieces for church ceremonies

  • Sheep may Safely Graze by Bach
  • My Heart Ever Faithful by Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach

Exit Music

  • Wedding March by Mendelssohn
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel
  • La Rejouissance by Handel
  • Spring from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi
  • Trumpet Tune by Purcell
  • Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier

 

String Duo Ceremony Recommendations

Entrance of the Bride

Canon in D by Pachelbel

Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) by Clarke

Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier

Signing the Register

Air in D (Air on the G String) by Bach

O for the Wings of a Dove by Mendelssohn

Air from Water Music by Handel

Andante from Berenice by Handel

O mio babbino caro by Puccini

Minuet from String Quintet in E by Boccherini

Exit Music

Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18 by Chopin

Hornpipe in D from Water Music by Handel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel

Prelude from Te Deum by Charpentier

 

Music Playlists

String Quartet

Pop & Rock

Abba

            Money, Money, Money

Aerosmith

            I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

Beach Boys

            God Only Knows

Beatles

            All You Need is Love

            Eleanor Rigby

            Here There and Everywhere

Bob Dylan

            To Make you Feel my Love

Bruno Mars

            Marry you

Carpenters

            Close to You

Christina Perri

            A Thousand Years

Coldplay

            Viva La Vida

Don McLean

            And I Love You So

Elbow

            One Day Like This

Elton John

            Your Song

Elvis Presley (written by other people…)

            Falling in Love With You

Eric Clapton

            Wonderful Tonight

Four Seasons

            Working My Way Back to You

Jason Mraz

            I’m Yours

John Legend

            All of Me

Leonard Cohen

            Hallelujah

Masser (Whitney Houston)

            The Greatest Love of All

Oasis

            Whatever

Plain White T’s

            Hey There Delilah

Queen

            Bohemian Rhapsody

Van Morrison

            Have I Told You Lately

            Moondance

Take That

            Greatest Day

            The Flood

Taylor Swift

            Love Story

The Verve

            Bittersweet Symphony

The Wannadies

            You and Me Song

Tony Christie

            Is This the Way to Amarillo

Shows, Film, TV

Beaches

            Wind Beneath My Wings

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

            Moon River

Cinderella

            A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes

Deer Hunter

            Cavatina

Evita

            Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

Fawlty Towers

            Theme

Fiddler on the Roof

            If I were a Rich Man

Jesus Christ Superstar

            I Don’t Know How to Love Him

Jurassic Parc

            Theme

Les Misérables

            Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

Master and Commander

            Theme

Moulin Rouge

            Come What May

My Fair Lady

            I Could Have Danced All Night

Notting Hill

            She

Phantom of the Opera

            All I Ask of You

Pirates of the Caribbean

            Theme

Poirot

            Theme

Pride and Prejudice

            Theme by Carl Davis

Rocky

            Theme

Romeo and Juliet

            Love Theme (A Time for Us)

Sound of Music

            Edelweiss

Starwars

            Theme

Superman

            Theme

The Third Man

            Harry Lime Theme

Wallace & Gromit

            Theme

West Side Story

            I Feel Pretty

            Maria

            One Hand One Heart

            Somewhere

            Tonight

Wizard of Oz

            Somewhere over the Rainbow

Z Cars

            Theme

Disney

 

Beauty and the Beast

            Be Our Guest

Jungle Book

            The Bare Necessities

Lion King

            Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Video Games

Final Fantasy VII

Super Mario Brothers

Jazz & Easy Listening

Ellington

            It Don’t Mean a Thing

Gershwin

            I Got Rhythm

            Summertime

Glover-Kind

            I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside

Henderson

            Black Bottom

Howard

            Fly Me to the Moon

Iradier

            La Paloma

Jones

            It Had to be You

Joplin

            Country Club

            Maple Leaf Rag

            Paragon Rag

            Roseleaf Rag

            The Entertainer

Kern

            Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Leigh and Collins

            My Old Man (Cock Linnet)

Mancini

            Moon River

Porter

            Anything Goes

            Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)

Strayhorn

            Take the ‘A’ Train

Weiss and Thiele (Louis Armstrong)

            What a Wonderful World

Traditional & Christmas

Traditional

  • Calon Lân
  • Myfanwy
  • Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
  • Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
  • Irish Washerwoman (“Irish Jig”)
  • Irish Sherry Suite
  • Greensleeves
  • Nearer my God to Thee

Christmas

  • Angels, from the Realms of Glory
  • Away in a Manger
  • Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
  • God rest ye merry, gentlemen
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • I Heard the Bells
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World
  • O, Christmas Tree
  • Silent Night
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Classical

S. Bach

            Air in D (Air on the G String)

            Arioso

            Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

            Double Violin Concerto

            Sheep May Safely Graze

            Wachet Auf

Barber

            Adagio for Strings

Bartok

            Rumanian Folk Dances

Beethoven

            Für Elise

            Ode to Joy

Boccherini

            Minuet and Trio from String Quintet in E

            Theme from Master and Commander

Borodin

            Notturno

Brahms

            Hungarian Dance No. 5

Charpentier

            Prelude from Te Deum

Chopin

            Grande Valse Brilliante, Op. 18

            Grande Valse Brillante Op. 34, No. 2

            Valse Op. 70 No. 3

Clarke

            Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)

Debussy

            Cake-Walk

            Clair de Lune

Delibes

            Flower Duet from Lakme

Dvorak

            Humoresque

            Largo from New World Symphony

Elgar

            Chanson de Matin

            Chanson de Nuit

            Salut d’Amour

Gounod

            Ave Maria

Grieg

            Morning from Peer Gynt Suite

Handel

            Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

            La Rejouissance

            Water Music Suites

Jenkins

            Palladio

Mahler

            Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

Mendelssohn

            Wedding March

Monteverdi

            Sinfonia and Final Duet from L’incoronazione di Poppea

Monti

            Czardas

Mozart

            Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate

            Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21

            Divertimento in D K. 156

            Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

            String Quartet in C Major K. 157

Pachelbel

            Canon in D

            Gigue

Puccini

            Nessun Dorma

Rimsky-Korsakov

            Flight of the Bumble Bee

Schubert

            Ave Maria

Schumann

            Träumerei

Stanley

            Trumpet Voluntary

Strauss

            Blue Danube Waltz

            Radetzky March

Tchaikovsky

            Sleeping Beauty Waltz

            Swan Lake Waltz

            Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker)

Vivaldi

            Largo from Winter (The Four Seasons)

            Spring from The Four Seasons

Wagner

            Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

 

String Duo

Pop & Rock

Aerosmith

            I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing

Beatles

            All You Need is Love

Coldplay

            Viva La Vida

Ellie Goulding

            How Long Will I love You

            Love Me Like You Do

Jazz & Light Music

Gershwin

            A Foggy Day

            I Got Rhythm

            Someone to Watch Over Me

            Summertime

Hill

            Glory of Love

Joplin

            Country Club

            Reflection Rag

            Search-Light Rag

            Swipesy Cakewalk

Kern  

            Smoke gets in Your Eyes

            The Way You Look Tonight

McHugh

            Exactly Like You

Miller

            Moonlight Serenade

Stohart and Ruby

            I Wanna be Loved by You

Villoldo

            El Choclo: Tango Argentine

Waller

            Ain’t Misbehavin’

Warren

            Keep Young and Beautiful

Shows, Film & TV

Fawlty Towers theme

Climb Ev’ry Mountain from The Sound of Music

Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

Traditional & Classical

Traditional

Myfanwy

Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)

Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

Greensleeves

Sailor’s Hornpipe

Star of County Down

World in Union

Classical

Arne

            Amoroso

S. Bach

            Air in D (Air on the G String)

Beethoven

            Three duos (originally for clarinet and bassoon)

Boccherini

            Minuet from String Quintet in E

Charpentier

            Prelude from Te Deum

Chopin

            Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18

Clarke

            Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)

Granados

            Spanish Dance No. 2

Handel

            Air from Water Music

            Andante from Berenice

            Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

            Bourrée from Water Music

            Courante from Theodora

            Gavotte from Il Pastor Fido

            Gavotte in A from Oreste

            Gavotte in G from Oreste

            Gige from Partenope

            Hornpipe in D from Water Music

            Hornpipe in F from Water Music

            Jigg from Oreste

            Larghetto from Theodora

            March from Rinaldo

            Minuet from Arminio

            Minuet from Il Pastor Fido

            Minuet from Imeneo

            Rondeau from Ariodante

            Sinfonia from Giustino

            Sinfonia from Scipione

Mendelssohn

            O for the Wings of a Dove

Pachelbel

            Canon in D

Puccini

            O mio babbino caro

Scarlatti

            March in C from Tigrane

            March in D from Tigrane

Telemann

            Wedding Divertissement

Vivaldi

            Largo from Winter (The Four Seasons)

Wagner

            Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin