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Calgary Wedding Music

Highlighting Duo d'Amore's live classical and pop string performances at wedding ceremonies, cocktail and dinner receptions in Calgary Alberta, Banff, Okotoks, De Winton and surrounding areas. We perform indoors and outdoors in venues ranging from hotels, golf courses, churches, cathedrals, chapels, inns, restaurants, gazebos, lodges, parks, gardens, historic sites, museums, backyards, ballrooms, beaches, and community and banquet halls. A full range of string ensembles: solo violin and cello players, string duos, string trios and string quartets.

 

Raylene + Trevor wedding ceremony June 21, 2014 at the Church of the Rockies, violin and cello duo, Canmore AB

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.

Photo and Photo credit: www.Peakphotography.ca

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Denise + Jason wedding ceremony at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, June 7, 2014, violin and cello duo, Calgary

June seems so far away, but not when you compare it to the person whose anniversary it is today-today is the 309th anniversary of the death of Johann Pachelbel, the composer of the famous Canon, and lesser know gigue (or as we know it ‘jig’, a dance popular in the baroque). But this is getting far off the mark in terms of Denise and Jason’s wonderful catholic wedding ceremony at St Josephs’ Church in Calgary.

As the ceremony was catholic, we had the opportunity to perform some amazing and traditional wedding songs that work perfectly, and like Pachelbel Canon are well loved. Prior to the ceremony, we also performed a mixture of some soft and more upbeat classical music, before starting the music for the bridesmaids. As the first bridesmaid took a step and walked down the aisle, we performed Charpentier’s regal and almost march-like Prelude from TeDeum, an early hymn that is quite upbeat. This was followed by Pachelbel’s Canon for the bride. As this was a full mass, we also performed Bach’s Wachet Auf or Sleeper’s Awake for communion and followed that up with a perennial Bach favorite, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring. As the priest pronounced them husband and wife our final piece of ceremony music performance was Handel’s glorious second hornpipe from the watermusik.

Ceremony music:

Bridesmaid processional: Charpentier prelude from TeDeum

Bride processional: Pachelbel canon in D 

Communion: Bach Wachet auf (sleepers awake) 

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of mans desiring 

Recessional: Handel hornpipe II from water music

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Calgary wedding photographers, and photo credit – Christina & Nathan

Venue – Calgary Italian Club

Decor – Teal with Reflections Weddings

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Kimberley and Adrian’s wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, in the Ivor Petrak Room, violin and cello duo, December 1, 2013, Banff AB

 

Thank you for the warm wishes. Both Kimberley and I are extremely happy with the performance during the ceremony. We also received many positive comments from those in attendance. Moreover, the musicians were very courteous and professional. They were outstanding! Cheers, Adrian

 

 It was lovely to be back that the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, for a beautiful and classical winter wedding ceremony. For the processional our string musicians performed the famous Pachelbel Canon, leading into the very appropriate Winter from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi during the signing of the register. As the officiant presented the couple, we performed the second hornpipe from the Watermusic by handel, as well as additional light classical music as the guests exited. Simple, classic and elegant!

ProcessionalPachelbel Canon in D

SigningVivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons

Recessional: Handel: Hornpipe II from the Water Music

Photo: Fairmont Banff Springs

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Kasandra and Robert’s wedding ceremony at the Carriage House Inn, October 5, 2013, Calgary AB

Kasandra and Rob were married at the Carriage House Inn in Calgary, and our string duo performed a great grouping of songs at their ceremony. Before the ceremony started we performed a number of songs including two that the clients had requested: Secrets by One Republic and Stereo Heats by Gym Class Hero. As the groom entered, the grooms mother and father, the brides mother and brother, another brother and his wife and maid of honor and the flower girl our string musicians performed Bittersweet symphony, and transitioned to I Think I Wanna Marry You by Bruno Mars. For the signing of the marriage license we played Can’t Help falling in Love, and we also had a backup song in case it went a bit longer than expected. The song that the bride and groom chose was I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz. For the recessional we performed the fantastic and upbeat Viva la Vida.

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Our last wedding ceremony was just a month ago in September at the Nordic Centre and it was good to be back. Our violinist and cellist performed an interesting program of music for this wedding that included a mix of more popular and modern songs with more traditional music s well. We started to play as guests were arriving and being seated. The first song that the string ensemble performed was for the groomsmen as the walked in. Although this part of the ceremony typically happens in silence Bittersweet symphony was a natural choice of the opening of the wedding ceremony. The bridesmaids walked to The Rose by Bette Midler, and the bride came in to the famous Pachelbel canon in D. The signing continued with classical music (this is always a great idea) and we performed Bach’s Air on the G string, followed by Viva la Vida by Coldplay for the recessional.

Processional – Groomsmen: The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony

Processional – Bridesmaids: Bette Midler, The Rose

Processional – Bride: Pachelbel Canon in D

Signing: Bach Air on the G String

Recessional: Coldplay, Viva la Vida

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