Our string ensemble has performed at the Cambridge Mill for many years, but it was our first time performing in the brand new chapel, which is beautiful. The music the clients selected for the ceremony was an all classical program, combining traditional wedding music, with a slight twist at the end that everyone enjoyed. Before the ceremony stated our violinist and cellist performed a mixture of light classical music for the guest seating. With the start of the ceremony, the first piece performed was Bach’s Air on the G string as the bridal party walked up the aisle. This is an excellent choice for the bridesmaids, as the music is well known, as well as light and flowing. The bridal processional was the even more famous Pachelbel Canon in D, and we were happy to perform it as the bride walked up the aisle. Then came the exchange of rings, vows of the ceremony and the kiss. To make the marriage official, the couple signed the register and we performed another piece by Bach called Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring. Like the bridesmaids music, this piece also has a very nice flow to it. As well it is quite long, but always interesting which makes it a great choice for the signing. The recessional was Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons, which is always a delight, but especially in October, and even more so for a wedding ceremony as it symbolizes the couple’s rebirth of love for one another through marriage.
Processional – Bridal Party : Bach: Air
Processional – Bride : Pachelbel Canon in D Minor
Signing : Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Recessional : Vivaldi: Four Seasons Spring
Events Coordinator: Deanna Forder at the Cambridge Mill
Wedding Ceremony String Music Cambridge: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets