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Most Popular Wedding Ceremony Music

The full listing of my repertoire is large, and can be overwhelming when you are trying to choose the music for your wedding! The condensed list below includes the pieces of music most often requested by the couples that hire me as their wedding musician.

Ranging from traditional and classical pieces to jazz standards and current Top 40, this gives you a good idea of the type of music that works well on the harp and fits beautifully for different aspects of your wedding ceremony! Click on the highlighted titles to listen to an audio clip of me playing that selection on the harp.

Those that are often used for processionals (entrance music for the wedding party and bride), are followed by a (P). Those often used for the recessional (exit music) are followed by an (R). Other pieces listed might be used for mid-ceremony interludes (such as for the unity candle/sand), solos, prelude, family seating, and postlude.

 

Classical

Air from Water Music; Handel
Aria from Rinaldo; Handel (R)
Arioso; J.S. Bach
Ave Maria; Schubert
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride); Wagner (P)
Canon in D; Pachelbel (P)
Clair de lune; Debussy
Great Day; Gustavson (R)
Hymne; Vangelis
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; J.S. Bach (P, R)
Jupiter theme from The Planets; Holst
Largo (Winter) from The Four Seasons; Vivaldi
Largo from New World Symphony; Dvorak
Largo from Xerxes; Handel
Lord’s Prayer; Malotte
Meditation from Thais; Massenet
Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9; Beethoven (R)
Pavane Style Renaissance; Wachs (P, R)
Prelude in C; Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze; Bach
Trumpet Tune; Purcell (R)
Trumpet Voluntary; Clarke (P, R)
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream; Mendelssohn (R)

 

Popular & Jazz

A Groovy Kind of Love; Sager
A Thousand Years from Twilight IV - Breaking Dawn Part 1; Christina Perri (P)
All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera; Webber
All My Loving; Lennon & McCartney (R)
All You Need is Love; Lennon & McCartney (R)
Amazed; Lonestar
At Last; Warren (P)
Bless the Broken Road; Hummon (P)
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King; Elton John
Can't Help Falling in Love; Weiss (P)
Collide; Howie Day
Edelweiss from The Sound of Music; Rodgers & Hammerstein
Everybody Loves Somebody; Coslow
Fields of Gold; Sting
Grow Old Along with Me; Lennon
Hallelujah; Leonard Cohen
Happy Together; Alan Gordon (R)
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You; Van Morrison
Here Comes the Sun; Harrison (R)
I Love How You Love Me; Mann
I'll Be; Edwin McCain
I'm Yours; Jason Mraz (R)
In My Life; Lennon & McCartney
La Vie en Rose; Louiguy
Lady in Red; Chris DeBurgh
Love Me Tender; Elvis Presley
Love Story; Taylor Swift
Lovesong; The Cure
The Luckiest; Ben Folds (P, R)
Marry Me; Train (P)
Marry You; Bruno Mars (R)
Moondance; Van Morrison
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic; Horner
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story; Leonard Bernstein
One Love; Bob Marley (R)
Only Time; Enya
Our Love is Here to Stay; Gershwin (R)
Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz; Harold Arlen
The Prayer from Quest for Camelot; Sager
Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie; Paul Williams
River Flows in You; Yiruma (P)
Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh, Kay!; Gershwin
Something; George Harrison
Somewhere in Time from Somewhere in Time; Barry
Stay with Me; Sam Smith
Storybook Love from The Princess Bride; DeVille
Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof; Harnick
To Make You Feel My Love; Bob Dylan
Today was a Fairytale; Taylor Swift
Unchained Melody; North (P)
Unforgettable; Irving Gordon
The Way You Look Tonight; Jerome Kern
Wedding Song (There is Love); Stookey
What a Wonderful World; Weiss (P)
When I Fall In Love; Young
When You Say Nothing At All; Overstreet
Yellow; Coldplay
You are Beautiful; James Blunt
You Raise Me Up; Lovland (P)
You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel; Rodgers & Hammerstein
Your Song; Elton John

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