Connecticut Wedding Ceremony Music

The Nutmeg Ensemble


Processional Songs

The guests have arrived.  They are waiting for the ceremony to begin while chatting with friends and family members.  The ushers pull the runner down the aisle and a hush falls upon the crowd.  The wedding is about to begin.

Processionals can be slow and calm or majestic and royal in style.

Generally speaking – If you are going to use two songs (one for the attendants and one for the bride), the first processional song is slow and calm, and the second processional song is a bit more upbeat and majestic.  When the last person before the bride (maid of honor or flower girl) walks down the aisle and is in place, the musicians will end the first song. Following that, the bride will take her place with her dad, and the new song will begin.  Changing the music creates wonderful drama for everyone in attendance and the bride will feel like royalty as she walks down the aisle!

Processionals (Bridal Party – Bride)

CD#

Track #

Air (from Water Music) – Handel

1

3

Bist Du Bei Mir – Bach

1

13

Canon – Pachelbel

1

16

Hymne – Vangelis

1

25

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

2

5

Joyous Procession – Cornell

2

8

La Grace – Telemann

2

10

La Majeste – Telemann

2

11

Largo (from Xerxes) – Handel

2

15

O Perfect Love – Barnby

2

21

One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein

2

22

Rigaudon – Campra

3

3

Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach

3

5

Trumpet March – Bach

3

19

Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

3

13

Trumpet Voluntary – Stanley

3

14

Wedding March (Here Comes the Bride) Wagner

3

17

Where’er You Walk – Handel

3

24