I had a great time chatting with Sarah and Matthew, as I always like it when couples know what the music they would like, and when we can deliver and craft an interesting grouping of songs for the ceremony that reflect both the church (in this case) and the bride and groom’s personal style. The Church wanted to make sure that the songs they had chosen would work well during the ceremony, and aside from the classical selections, which always work well, I wrote the following short reviews of the more modern pieces. We had a great time performing them, and received many compliments.
Bridesmaids Processional: Bach Air on the G string
Bride Processional: Disarm you with a Smile
The cello and violin are each highlighted in this soft and gentle arrangement. Both players alternate between bowing and plucking the strings to give a unique and interesting color to the sound. This piece is more intimate than the Bach Air, which provides a lovely contrast for the processional.
Signing: Hallelujah and Bach Jesu Joy
Recessional: Viva la Vida
Spirited and rhythmic, Viva la Vida brings a contemporary celebratory twist to the wedding ceremony, as the bride and groom exit.
Wedding venue and photo: Our Lady of Lourdes
Wedding Ceremony Music Kitchener/Waterloo/Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets