Playlist for Violin/Cello Duo

Although listed with a wedding ceremony in mind, many of these selections are appropriate for other events. Most of the pieces listed below are also fine for prelude. Examples of “Standards” for solo violin are those listed in the play list “Violin Piano Standards”.

Although listed with a wedding ceremony in mind, many of these selections are appropriate for other events.

These “Prelude” selections work best only as preludes:

Prelude
Bach – Gavotte and Musette
Bach – Minuet in a minor
Bach – Minuet in g minor
Bach – Minuet in d minor
Beethoven – Duets
Gliere – Duets
Handel - Duets
Handel – Hornpipe in F from Water Music
Handel – Air in D from Water Music
Handel - Air in F from Water Music (familiar)
Handel – Bourree in F from Water Music
Handel – Minuet in gm from Water Music
Handel – Coro from Water Music
Handel – La Paix from Fireworks
Handel – Minuet in D from Fireworks
Handel – Minuet in d minor from Fireworks
Mozart - Duets
Stamitz – Duets
Valensin - Menuet

Bold selections are the most popular.

(*) indicates shorter selections which should not be used if procession includes large numbers. However, some selections can be played back-to-back to lengthen the total time.

GM/Mothers Entrance
Bach - Air on G-String
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Chorale*
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach – Marche*
Bach – 1st Minuet in G*
Bach – 2nd Minuet in G*
Bach – Musette*
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Handel - Air in F from Water Music (familiar)*
Handel – La Paix from Fireworks*
Handel – Minuet in D from Fireworks*
Schubert - Ave Maria
Vivaldi – “Winter” (Adagio) from Four Seasons


Bridesmaids Entrance
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Handel - Air (from “Water Music”) (works best with 8 or less)
Handel – Largo
Pachelbel - Canon in “D”
Vivaldi – Allegro (1st mvt) of “Spring” from the Four Seasons


Bride’s Entrance
Campra - Rigaudon
Charpentier – Prelude to Te Deum
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi – Allegro (1st mvt) of “Spring” from the Four Seasons
Wagner - Bridal Chorus


Offertory
Any of the selections for GM/Mothers’ Entrance are appropriate.
Bach – Musette
Hummel - Romance
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus

Communion
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Handel – Largo
Hummel - Romance
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Vivaldi – Largo (2nd mvt) of “Winter” from Four Seasons


Flowers to Mary and Mothers
Schubert - Ave Maria
(Most Offertory selections work if you prefer a secular selection.)

Recessional
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Handel - Allegro Maestoso, also called “Hornpipe” (from “Water Music”)
Handel - Courante
Handel - La Rejouissance (from “Royal Fireworks”)
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mouret – “Rondeau” (Masterpiece Theater Theme)
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi – “Spring” from the Four Seasons