Canon in D

This world famous piece by Pachelbel has two great things to recommend it:  a stately tempo that is perfect for walking down the aisle, and a musical structure that lends itself to being looped and repeated if necessary.  The “canon” in the title comes from a musical term which means “rule”, because the piece follows one essential “rule” throughout– a baseline of 8 notes which repeats throughout the entire piece.It was originally composed for string quartet but is featured here with piano and cello.

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Jesus Joy Of Man’s Desiring

This piece by Bach is often featured at weddings and can be played on a variety of instruments with great success.The version featured here is a synthesized celtic harp, which lends the tune an air of magic and mystery.

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Prince Of Denmark’s March

If you want your entrance to have an air of royalty or pomp, look no further than this regal tune.  It is often attributed to the famous English composer Henry Purcell,but was actually written by his little-known contemporary Jeremiah Clarke.  It can be played to great effect on pipe organ, piano, or trumpet.  The version here features trumpet and organ.  To paraphrase our favorite writer,  Mr. Shakespeare,”something smells good, I think,  in the state of Denmark!”

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The Wedding Song (There Is Love)

This beautiful song is a public domain tune of anonymous origins.  The version presented here is performed by Michael Mikulin. The song manages to accomplish the difficult task of combining themes of love, spirituality, marriage, and the responsibilities of bride and groom towards each other.

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