Wedding Ceremony Music

Whether you are planning a civil, humanist, or religious ceremony, this page is designed to help you! As a guide, you may wish to select one tune for Bridal entrance music, two or three tunes for during the signing of the schedule, and one recessional tune. If you are having a civil ceremony, bear in mind that the rules are strict in not allowing any music with religious connections. Where hymns are to be included, a wedding ceremony usually has two. The playlists represent some of the most popular selections, but Chris can play other requests; just ask!

This page is useful if you wish a more traditional ceremony drawing on classical music and perhaps hymns. It is popular, however, to choose contemporary music, as you might have for your drinks reception and during dinner, especially for civil & humanist weddings. For inspiration, please see the Music page.

All tracks recorded in HD with the Yamaha CP4 digital piano Chris uses live. This gives the option of Organ tone for Hymns/traditional Bridal marches – samples available in the playlists.

Entrance of the Bride Music

( Title / Composer )


Signing of the Marriage Schedule

Scottish Music

Recessional Music /

Bride & Groom exit

Classical Music Repertoire –

Air from Water Music – Handel

Air on the G String – Bach

All Imperfect Things – from The Piano Film

Arioso – Bach

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel

Ave Maria – Bach / Gounod

Ave Maria – Schubert

Big My Secret –  from The Piano Film

Bridal Chorus – Wedding March – Wagner

Brindisi – Verdi

Butterfly Waltz – Crain

Canon in D – Pachelbel

Cavatina – from The Deer Hunter Film

Cinema Paradiso Love Theme – Ennio Morricone

Claire De Lune – Debussy

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart

Flower Duet – Delibes

Four Seasons – Vivaldi 

Frühlingslied (Spring Song) – F. Mendelssohn

Fur Elise – Beethoven

God Save the King / Queen – British National Anthem

Grand March from Aida – Verdi

Greensleeves – Traditional

Gymnopedie – Satie

Habanera from Carmen – Bizet

Highland Cathedral – Korb & Roever

Hornpipe – Handel 

I Giorni – Ludovico Einaudi

Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) – Mascagni

Je Te Veux – Satie

Jerusalem – Hubert Parry

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach

La Rejouissance – Handel

Lacrymosa – from Mozart Requiem

Land of Hope and Glory – Pomp and Circumstance – Elgar

Largo – Hovis Bread Theme – Dvorak

Laudate Dominum – Mozart

Le Onde – Ludovico Einaudi

Lippen Schweigen (The Merry Widow Waltz) – Franz Lehar

Mariage D’Amour – Paul de Senneville

Meditation – Massenet

Minute Waltz – Chopin

Moonlight Sonata – Beethoven

Morning from Peer Gynt – Grieg 

Nessun Dorma – Puccini

Nimrod Variation – Elgar

Nocturne Op.9 No. 2 – Chopin

Nuvole Bianche – Ludovico Einaudi

O Mio Babbino Caro – Pucinni

Ode to Joy – Beethoven

Panis Angelicus – César Franck

Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet

Piano Concerto in C (Elvira Madigan) – Mozart

Polovtsian Dances – A. Borodin

Prelude from Te Deum – Charpentier

Prelude in C (Well Tempered Clavier) – Bach

Prince of Denmark’s March – Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

Resta Con Me – Ludovico Einaudi

Reverie – Debussy

Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini – Rachmaninoff

Rondeau – Mouret

Rule Britannia – Thomas Arne

Sempre Libera – G. Verdi

Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach

Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky

The Girl / Maid With the Flaxen Hair – Debussy

The Heart Asks Pleasure First – Theme From the Piano Film

The Lord Bless You and Keep You – Rutter

Toccata – Widor 

Träumerei (Reverie) from Scenes From Childhood – Schumann

Trumpet Tune – Purcell

Waltz in A flat Major – Chopin

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – E. Grieg

Wedding March – Mendelssohn