The Importance of Timing and Tempo in Event Music: Advice from our String Ensemble. As a string ensemble, we understand the important role that timing and tempo play in creating…
This was such a beautiful wedding, held at Wedding Musicians Toronto: Arta Gallery. Tatiana + Jeff’s wedding at the Arta Gallery, October 17. Award winning Toronto/GTA string ensemble.
“I wanted to say thank you for playing at my wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and I loved having Metallica play walking down the aisle. Got a lot of comments. I didn’t have a chance to thank them after the ceremony so please do for me.” Raylene, bride
This ceremony was wonderful in a different sort of way, and that’s always exciting for us. The biggest difference between this ceremony and a lot of other wedding ceremonies that we perform at in Canmore or across Canada is that we performed Metallica's Nothing Else Matters in a church. That really does not happen too often so it was quite a fun experience for us, the guests and the bride and groom.
After the processional in the wedding, comes the vows, and just after the vows comes the next portion where music is typically performed: the signing of the register. From Metallica, what music was chosen for this: something else unexpected—the very traditional Bach-Gounod Ave Maria. This works perfect for the signing, as it is both long enough (as signings can last up to 8 minutes) and it is also more laid back. This laid back quality is just what is needed to contrast with the more upbeat recessional. Speaking of the recessional, this often takes place just seconds after the signing, as the officiant introduces the couple. For Raylene and Trevor’s recessional the violin and cello players performed Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary, to end the beautiful ceremony at the Church of the Rockies with traditional and non-traditional elements.
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Wedding ceremony musicians Canmore AB: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets
Oxford properties has booked our violin and cello duo to perform for the opening of new headquarters for the RBC, called WaterPark Place, located at Bay and Queens Quay in Toronto. Our string duo will be performing from 7:30-9:30am on the following dates:
September 8, 15, 22, 29
October 6, 20, 24
November 3, 17, 27
It is quite an honor to perform for Canada’s largest bank, and in such an innovative building, at it may become the first LEED certified Toronto office tower. The building not only uses deep lake water-cooling and air circulation, but also combines window glazing, and cutting edge plumbing.
Corporate event music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets
We often perform at St Anthony’s Church on Booth St in Ottawa, and Melissa and Matt’s ceremony was another beautiful event. Many guests arrived early for the ceremony, so we started to play a selection of additional music prior to the start of the wedding ceremony. When the ceremony started, the flow and timing of everything was incredible. As wee knew the number of bridesmaids that were walking down the aisle it was easy for us to end the first piece of music which was Charpentier’s Prelude from Te Deum at exactly the right point, right when the final bridesmaid took her place. Similarly for the rest of the ceremony (most importantly the bridal processional) everything else went exceptionally well, as our playing filled the warn acoustic of the Church. The signing was the popular Bach Gounod Ave Maria, which was followed by The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn.
Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-Violin and Cello duo
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