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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

Wedding ceremony musicians Calgary: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

 

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“(Duo d’Amore) were fabulous!” Neil and Adrienne, bride and groom

        Duo d’Amore performed classical music for Neil and Adrienne’s intimate ceremony, held at Holy Name Catholic Parish in Calgary. The music was very well chosen by the clients. As the wedding was very small, without bridesmaids or attendants, Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary performed on violin and cello was a unique choice for the processional, and one that was very well suited to this ceremony. The song is lively, with an excellent beat to walk down the aisle, but it projects warmth and gives a sense of occasion to the ceremony. The signing was the traditional Bach Jesu joy, and it too moves and flows well, and as the signing is a quitter point in the wedding it suited this portion as well. The recessional was Handel’s Hornpipe I from the Water music, and serenaded the bride, groom and guests as they walked down the aisle at the end of the ceremony.

Processional: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Recessional: Handel Hornpipe I from the Water Music

Wedding ceremony musicians Calgary: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Our violin and cello duo had a great time performing for this wedding, as everything went smoothly and sounded beautiful. We started by performing the classic Pachelbel’s Canon for the wedding party and bride, continuing on to Bach-Gounod’s Ave Maria during the signing (a beautiful piece and ideal for the signing of the register) and finishing off with a well chosen and upbeat Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke.

Processional: Pachelbel: Canon
Signing: Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Recessional: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Wedding ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets
Wedding Venue: Hotel Arts, Calgary
Wedding planner: www.lynnfletcherwedings.com

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“We want to say thank you so much for making our day perfect! Everyone loved the violinist and cello player. They were exactly what we were looking for. We couldn't have asked for two more polite and wonderful people to play for us. It was beautiful and they played every song that we requested. We did get a picture with them and I will send them to you when we return back from our honeymoon in Jamaica. Again it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. We will highly recommend you to everyone I know.” Marcia and Chad

Bridesmaids Processional: Pachelbel Canon Bride Processional: Wagner Wedding March Signing: Bach-Gounod: Ave Maria Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

Wedding Venue: Lake Chapparal Community Centre, Calgary AB Ceremony musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Carrie and Scott’s wedding ceremony at Saskatoon Farm, violin and cello duo, August 4, 2013, De Winton AB

This wedding was gorgeous and the weather was just perfect! It was Duo d’Amore’s first time performing at Saskatoon Farm, and it too was beautiful. Our clients Carrie and Scott had great selections of classical string music at their wedding ceremony. Here is the full list:

 

Prelude: A mix of classical music including a Brandenburg Concerto movement by Bach

Seating of the Parents: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

Bridesmaids: Pachelbel Canon

Bride: Processional: Wagner Wedding March

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

 

Photo: Rowan Jane Photography

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Calgary

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Having performed at a number of Fairmont hotels across Canada, it was lovely to perform for a cocktail reception on the balcony of the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary. We received many comments about the great performance by our string ensemble. Throughout the process we had a lovely time dealing with the main planner Lesley Plumley at Magical Moments as well as the staff at the Hotel.

Event Planner: Lesley Plumley, Magical Moments

Photography: Andras Schram

Décor; Great Event Rentals

Décor: GAPS

Décor: Dreamer Event Rentals

DJ: Fun Factory

Flowers: Philip Chong Flower Bar

Hair: Influence Salon

Make Up: Trena Laine

Venue: Courtyard Marriot Airport

Videography: Matan Korin

Stationary: Creative Weddings

Venue: Fairmont Palliser

Reception music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets, Calgary

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Megan and Garett’s wedding ceremony at Glencoe Golf and Country Club, violin and cello duo, July 27, 2013, Calgary AB

This was our first time performing at Glencoe Gold and Country Club, and we would love to perform there again, as everything was exceptional. Regarding music song selections, our clients chose very classical and beautiful music to accompany the ceremony. It was also nice that they added a sand ceremony to the wedding, and this is a great opportunity for a very simple and quite short piece of music—in this case our musicians performed Amazing Grace which added a nice touch to the wedding ceremony at the beautiful outdoor location at Glencoe Golf Course in Calgary.

Bridesmaids: Bach Air on the G String

Bride: Wagner Bridal Chorus

Sand Ceremony: Amazing Grace

Signing: Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Recessional: Mendelsohn: Wedding March

Photo Source: Glencoegolf.org

Wedding Ceremony music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and string quartets, Calgary

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Amber and Vaughan’s wedding at the Fairmont Palliser, violin and cello duo, July 20, Calgary AB

This was Duo d’Amore’s first time performing a wedding ceremony at the Fairmont Palliser in Calgary. As I have mentioned in the past, venues other than Churches (though we love playing in beautiful venues with amazing acoustics) can be exceptional spaces to hold weddings and events. Why? Clients get much more of a say in how the ceremony goes, and for us we enjoy it because clients can choose different music from what they might choose if the wedding ceremony takes place in a Church. Amber and Vaughan did just that—they chose an eclectic mix of music that went perfectly with the wedding ceremony.

Brides Processional: Christina Perry: A Thousand Years
Signing: Enya: Only Time
Recessional: Beatles: Here Comes the Sun
Venue: Fairmont Palliser Calgary
Wedding musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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Our clients were married at a beautiful Croatian Church in Calgary, and chose their ceremony music to fit the different parts during the ceremony. We really enjoy performing Charpentier’s Prelude at wedding, as this was no exception, as our string ensemble played this piece of music during the bridesmaid’s processional. Once the bridesmaids got to the front of the church, we performed Pachelbel Canon.  One of our favorite pieces (though somewhat less popular than Jesu Joy is Bach’s other composition, Arioso, which we performed during communion. Rounding out the ceremony was Mendelssohn’s Wedding March.

Bridesmaids: Charpentier: Prelude from TeDeum
Bride: Pachelbel Canon D
Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Communion: Bach: Arioso

Exit of Bride and Groom: Wedding March

Wedding Ceremony Music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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