Music for Civil Ceremonies

The following pieces are our most requested for civil ceremonies and very suitable to walk down the aisle, sign the register and have as the Bride and Groom’s exit.

However, any piece may be chosen from our repertoire list for a civil ceremony, if it has no religious connection.

We are often asked to play special requests that are not in our repertoire and are pleased to do so if advance notice is given.

Although the traditional Wagner and Mendelssohn pieces are still requested for the entrance and exit of the wedding ceremony, couples are often choosing more contemporary pieces that have a special meaning for them.

The following is a selection of music that fits well for each part of the ceremony:

Bride’s Entrance
Cannon in D – Pachelbel
The Bridal Chorus – Wagner
(Here Comes The Bride)
Air (The Water Music) – Handel
Sonata Theme – Mozart
Plasir d’Amour – Traditional
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring* – Bach
Scarborough Fair – Traditional
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
True Love – Cole Porter

Signing The Register
Little Dance – Haydn
Aria – Handel
Minuet – Bach
Recuerdos de la Alhambra – Tarrega
Gymnopedie No.1 – Satie
Spanish Romance -Traditional
Cavatina – (The Deer Hunter) Myers
Ave Maria* – Gounod
Air On A G String – Bach

Greensleves – Tradition
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – (from Wizard of Oz)
Close To You – Carpenters

The Look Of Love – Bacharach/David
Wind Beneath My Wings –
Pelagias (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin)

Bride & Groom’s Exit
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Alla Hornpipe (The Water Music) – Handel
On Wings Of Song – Mendelssohn
The Flower Duet – Delibes
It Had To Be You – Cole Porter
Love Changes Everything – Lloyd-Weber
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Our Love Is Here To Stay – Gershwin
I Get A Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter
Here Comes The Sun – George Harrison
* Indicates that these pieces are not usually allowed in a civil ceremony.

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