Playlist for Violin, Organ/Piano/Keyboard

(Includes addition of Vocal “V”, Trumpet “T”, or Cello. Cello may be added to all selections.)

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. Bold selections are the most popular.

Grandmothers/Mothers Entrance
Bach - Air on G-String
Bach – Arioso
Bach - Ave Maria (V)
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (V,T)

Boltz and Millikan - Always Be A Child (V)
Handel – Largo
Pachelbel - Canon
Massenet - Meditation from “Thais”
Schubert - Ave Maria (V,T)
Vivaldi –“Winter” (Adagio) from Four Seasons

Bridesmaids Entrance
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (V,T)
Birckenstock – Sicilienne
Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits (or Andante)
Handel - Air (from “Water Music”) (works best with 8 or less)
Handel – Largo
Haydn – St. Anthony Chorale (works best with 6 or less)
Pachelbel - Canon in “D”
Stanley – Voluntary (T)
Vivaldi – “Spring” from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi – “Winter” (Adagio) from Four Seasons (works best with 6 or less)

Bride’s Entrance
Charpentier – Prelude to Te Deum (T)
Clark - Trumpet Voluntary (T)
Campra - Rigaudon (T)
Mouret – “Rondeau” (Masterpiece Theater Theme) (T)
Wagner - Bridal Chorus (T)
Purcell - Trumpet Tune (T)
Vivaldi – “Spring” from the Four Seasons

Responsorial (only with vocalist)
Cotter – The Lord is Kind and Merciful (V)
Chepponis – May The Lord Bless Us (V)
Gelineau – My Shepherd is the Lord (V)
Haas - Wherever You Go (V)
Haas - Where There Is Love (V)
Moore – Taste and See (V)
Wolfe - Surely the Presence of the Lord (V)
(We also have additional responses)

Offertory
Bach - Air on G-String
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Bist du bei mir
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (V, T)
Bach – Largo
Coleman – The Lamb (V, T)
Corelli – Adagio (from Suite in FM)
Foley - One Bread, One Body (V)
Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits (or Andante)
Godard - Berceuse
Handel – Adagio 1st mvt (from Sonata VI for Violin and Piano)
Hopson - The Gift of Love (V, T)
Malotte – Lord’s Prayer (V) (may be used instead of the spoken prayer if priest allows)
Mascagni – Intermezzo
Nardini – Adagio Cantabile
Tartini - Andante
Vivaldi –“Winter” (Adagio) from Four Seasons

Communion
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (V, T)
Bach – Bist du bei mir
Bach – Largo
Borowski - Adoration
Franck - Panis Angelicus (V, T)
Godard - Berceuse
Handel – Adagio 1st mvt (from Sonata VI for Violin and Piano)
Handel – Largo
Hayes – The Greatest Gift is Love (V, T)
Massenet - Meditation from “Thais”
Nardini – Andante Cantabile (different from the Nardini listed in Offertory)
Pugnani – Largo Expressivo
Paris - How Beautiful (V, T) (or flugal horn)
Sager/Foster – The Prayer
Schubert - Ave Maria (V, T) (or flugal horn)
Tartini – Andante

Flowers to Mary and Mothers
Bach - Ave Maria (V)
Schubert - Ave Maria (V, T)

(Most Offertory selections work if you prefer a secular selection.)

Recessional
Beethoven - Ode to Joy (T) (may be sung, but not recommended with trumpet)
Couer de Jesus – Academy of the Sacred Heart Anthem
Handel - Allegro Maestoso, also called “Hornpipe” (from “Water Music”) (T)
Handel – Allegro 2nd mvt (from Sonata III for Violin and Piano)
Handel – Allegro 4th mvt (from Sonata III for Violin and Piano)
Handel – Allegro 2nd mvt (from Sonata VI for Violin and Piano)
Handel - La Rejouissance (from “Royal Fireworks”) (T)
Handel – Allegro (from Sonata in F Major)
Mendelssohn - Wedding March (T)
Mouret – “Rondeau” (Masterpiece Theater Theme) (T)
Purcell - Trumpet Tune (T)
Telemann – Allegro from AM Sonatina
Vivaldi – “Spring” (1st or 3rd mvt) from the Four Seasons