Weddings / Civil partnerships/Gay weddings. We are happy to play for any kind of ceremony.
Arioso plays often at weddings as people just want to make their day that bit extra special. We can play for the ceremony, the drinks reception, and the wedding breakfast. For the pre-ceremony music it is usually best to leave the choice to the quartet, so that they can judge the timings, but you may choose some pieces if you wish.
You will notice that some pieces are suitable for both the entrance and the exit.
We suggest the entrance music is bright, cheerful and lively whilst the piece during the signing of the register can be of a quieter nature if desired, but this is of course a matter of personal preference.
Exit music can be lively and longer in length. This is often a good idea so that the piece can be played while all the guests leave the room.
The following is a list of pieces that do work well in civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and church weddings. Most of the pieces are popular choices although we have included some more unusual ones for those who would like something slightly different.
We would like to make you aware of the fact that any music played during a civil ceremony, and half an hour before or after the ceremony, is not legally permitted to be of a religious nature.
We also have many popular, modern songs in our repertoire. Contact us to see if we can play your favourite piece.
Processional or Recessional
Allegro, 1st movement from Eine Kleine - Mozart
Arrival of Queen of Sheba - Handel
Allegro Moderato, Brandenburg No 3, 1st Movement.
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Canon - Pachelbel
II Hornpipe, from Water Music - Handel
La Rejouissance - Handel
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Spring Movement 1 - Vivaldi
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
… or something slightly different:
IV Air- Andante, Water Music in F - Handel
Allegro, 2nd Movement - Bach
Allegro, Brandenburg 5 – Bach
Allegro, Divertimento in D - Mozart
Arie - Bach
Autumn, Finale - Vivaldi
Autumn Movement 1 - Vivaldi
Badinerie - Bach
Danza Pastorale from The Seasons - Vivaldi
Gigue - Handel
Intermezzo Sinfonico, Cavalleria Rusticana - Masagni
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Presto, Divertimento in D - Mozart
Presto Divertimento in F - Mozart
Rondeau - Mouret
Vivace, Double violin concerto - Bach
For the signing of the register.
Air - Bach
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Flower Duet - Delibes
Largo from Winter - Vivaldi
Meditation fro Thais - Massenet
Pavane - Faure
Romance - Shostakovich
Romanza, Eine Kleine - Mozart
Serenade - Haydn
The Swan - Saint Saens
…or to something slightly different:
Andante Divertimento in F - Mozart
Andante from piano concerto 21 - Mozart
Aria - Handel
Arioso - Bach
Canzona - Hasse
Girl, Flaxen Hair - Debussy
Gymnopedie No 1 - Satie
II Largo ma non tanto, Bach’s double violin concerto
Les Rozeaux - Couperin
Menuet - Boccherini
Quando M’en Vo Soletta - Puccini
Salut d’Amour - Elgar
Andante, Sonata in D for 2 violins -Tartini
The Young Prince & Princess - Korsakov
Traumeri - Schumann
Ave Maria - Bach-Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Jesu Joy - Bach
My Heart Ever Faithful - Bach
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier
Sheep may safely - Bach
Wachet auf - Bach