We have posted our entire "Demo CD"
online. The pieces have also been categorized into where they
have most commonly been used during a ceremony. Don't let
this dictate what is played when for you! It's your ceremony;
have pieces when you want them. However, if you're looking
for guidance, these are some recorded suggestions.
All of these tracks are recorded as a trio.
To hear the difference between a Duo, Trio and Quartet, look
to the bottom of the page.
Prelude Music (Before the ceremony)
from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
from Mozart's Divertimento #1
(bride and party walking down the isle)
Dodi Li, traditional Jewish bridal processional
(specify the composer)
Erev Shel shoshanim, traditional
Jewish party pocessional
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Bach
the G string) Bach
in D, Pachelbel
Largo from Xerces, Handel
(breaks for music during the ceremony)
from Trio Sonata #1, Tartini
Air from Water Music, Handel
One Hand, One Heart, Bernstein
from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
Recessionals (leaving the ceremony)
March, Mendellsohn (specify the composer)
March from the Queen of Sheeba, Handel
from Orchestral Suite, Bach
from Water Music, Handel
from Trio Sonata 1, Tartini
Simon Tov, traditional Jewish recessional
Yedid Nefesh, traditional Jewish recessional
Devil's Dream, traditional
Valse Lente, Delibes
Arioso usually performs as a trio, though we offer quartet
and dou appearances as well. For very large or wind-prone outdoor
venues, a quartet is more appropriate. For most other venues,
a trio produces a sufficient amount of sound and has enough
texture (different instruments) to make the performance musically
interesting. Below are Duo, Trio and Quartet recordings of Clarke's
Trumpet Voluntary to show the difference in sound.
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
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