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Classical wedding music is the most traditional type of music chosen for weddings, perfect for setting an elegant mood for the ceremony. There are so many titles that evoke the image of "wedding" when you hear them. How many people can hear Pachelbel's Canon and NOT think of being at a wedding ceremony?
The truth is, the sky's the limit when it comes to choosing classical music for your wedding. I've included some of the more common ones, but also a few that you may not have thought of. And I'll keep adding to this list as more song titles come my way.
One benefit to choosing classical wedding music is that it is adaptable for many different instruments you may have at your disposal for the ceremony -- organ, piano, violin, harp, acoustic guitar, or flute.
Another benefit is that with the wide variety of music within the classical style, you will find something appropriate for each portion of the ceremony - prelude, processional, flower girl, unity candle, and recessional.
|Air on the G String||Bach|
|Air, from Water Music||Handel|
|Allegro Maestoso/With Trumpets and Horns, from Water Music||Handel|
|Alleluia, from Exsultate Jubilate||Mozart|
|Bist Du Bei Mir||Bach|
|Canon in D||Pachelbel|
|Claire de Lune||Debussy|
|Gabriel's Oboe, from The Mission||Morricone|
|Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring||Bach|
|Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee||Beethoven|
|Largo/Ombra Mai Fu||Handel|
|Let the Bright Seraphim||Handel|
|Meditation from Thais||Massenet|
|Minuet in G Major||Bach/Petzold|
|Minuet in G Major||Mozart|
|On Wings of Song||Mendelssohn|
|Panis Angelicus/O Lord Most Holy||Franck|
|Petite Litanies de Jesus||Grovlez|
|Presto from Organ Concerto Op 4, No 5 in F major||Handel|
|Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)||Clarke|
|Rondeau (Masterpiece Theatre theme)||Jean-Joseph Mouret|
|Sheep May Safely Graze||Bach|
|Stranger in Paradise/Polovtsian Dances||Borodin/Wright|
|The Swan/Le Cygne||Saint-Saens|
|Te Deum Prelude||Charpentier|
|Where E'er You Walk, from Semele||Handel|
I've included some of my favorite classical pieces for weddings here. But I know there are SO many more classical choices out there. What did YOU want to walk down the aisle to? Have your say and watch this list grow.