Classical Wedding Music

You can't really go wrong with choosing classical music for your wedding. While there is a trend in couples including pop songs for their wedding, having classical music at your wedding can be a beautiful way to share your special day. Couples often choose either a solo instrument like a piano, violin, cello, flute, or harp, or choose a small group like a string trio or string quartet, or choose a singer to perform at their wedding. Music can be included in the prelude, processional, wedding ceremony, recessional, or postlude sections of the wedding, and also for the wedding reception. There is much classical music to choose from for a wedding, but as a musician who has performed at many weddings I have chosen several pieces that we often recommend to soon to be married couples for their weddings.

J.S. Bach Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 (Air on the G String)

J.S. Bach – Prelude No. 1 in C-Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier

J.S. Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

J.S. Bach – Wachet auf

J.S. BachSheep May Safely Graze

J.S. BachSelections from the solo Cello Suites

Beethoven Ode to Joy

Jeremiah Clarke – Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)

Jeremiah Clarke – Trumpet Tune
  • Often misattributed to Henry Purcell, but was composed by Clarke.
Debussy – Claire de lune

Delibes – Flower Duet

Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (aka Entrance of the Queen of Sheba)

Handel – Bouree from Water Music

Handel – Hornpipe from Water Music

Handel – Le Rejouissance

Massenet – Meditation from Thaïs

Mendelssohn – Wedding March

Mouret Fanfare-Rondeau (aka Rondeau)

Pachelbel – Canon in D 

Saint-Saëns The Swan

Schubert Ave Maria

VivaldiSelections from the Four Seasons

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