Our picks are not what you think!
A procession is supposed to be a proud uplifting emotional time. The typical processions to Air on a G String and Trumpet Voluntary are so over used and quite honestly show no creativity and attention to detail. Always remember your entrance and the ceremony is the beginning of your wedding not the part you “Have” to do just to get to the party.
When we design the entrance at the ceremony for the wedding party, we usually have a tendency to twist and turn things around to get the maximum flow generated in the creative process, to develop a truly unique start to the wedding. So if you are daring enough to attempt this, think backwards and select the types of music, which are more common with the recessional and consider them for your processional.
Here are just a few to get yours started! Enjoy!
I Was Glad – Hubert Parry
Love Changes Everything – A.L. Webber
Fairy Dance – J.N. Howard
And the People Rejoiced – David Bates
Arise – Shine – John Rutter
Fugue on Wachet aug – Max Reger
Hallelelujah – Beethoven
In Dir ist Freude BWV615 – J.S. Bach
Prelude and Fuge in B – Marcel Dupres
Psalm 100 – Charles Ives
Requiem Grande Messe – Rex Tremendoe
Sing Joyfully – William Byrd
Symphonie 34 Allegro – Louis Vierne
Marche Heroique – Saint-Saens
Imperial March – Edward Elgar
Ave Maria – Bach
Processional in D – David N. Johnson
Toccata Symphony in F Major – Charles Widor
Fanfare in D Major – Joques Lemmens
Horn Pipe – Handel
Rigaudon – de Campera
St. Anthony Coral – Haydn
Fantasy in C Major – J.S. Bach
Rondeau – Mouret
If you are having organ music, make sure the organist is not timid in playing, this is a very proud and bold time and so the music should be as well.