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How to choose wedding ceremony music: an introduction

As wedding ceremony professionals, one of the most common questions we are asked is “How do I choose my wedding music?” Unfortunately, there is no simple, straight answer to this question. I always ask couples to first consider the mood that they would like to create, and go from there. Next we can look at the type of ceremony (church ceremony, outdoor ceremony, religious, non-religious etc.) We can consider the structure of the ceremony: is it short or long? Is it a full Mass in a cathedral, or a gathering with family and friends at a winery? How many people will be at the ceremony? Do the bride and groom have a special song they would like performed? Is there a singer? Has someone in the bide and grooms family written any music? These and other questions are great for the couple to ponder, and will go a long way in not just choosing music, but choosing music that is a reflection of the couple.

I am always wiling and eager to help my clients, and they can call or email me anytime. www.duodamore.com

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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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Sandy and Pawel’s wedding ceremony at Blessed Sacrament Church, violin & cello duo, August 3, 2013, Ottawa ON

The bride and groom were married in the spacious and striking Blessed Sacrament Church in Ottawa. As we have performed at this venue in the past, the ceremony flowed effortlessly. One of the nice things is we were able to include quite a bit of music. As performing music is our passion, and we want to fill the service with music, we thought that the choices and the order of songs worked our perfectly.

Before mass: 


1. Vivaldi Winter from the Four Seasons
2. Mouret Rondeau
3. Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell

4. Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

 

During mass:

1. Bridesmaids: Bach Air on the G string 

2. Bride: Wagner Bridal Chorus

3. Signing:  Meditation from Thais

4. Communion: Massenet:  Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

5. Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March

 

 

Wedding String Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, Ottawa

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This wedding was a beautiful expression of the couple’s love, as family and friends surrounded them. It was particularly nice musically as there was an organist and we were able to work alongside them to create a really nuanced and exceptional musical experience for the bride, groom and all of their guests. See below for the full program:

Bridesmaids Processional: Canon in D

Bride Processional: Here Comes the Bride - organist

Signing: O Mio Babbino Caro

Offerings: Bach-Gounod Ave Maria

Communion: Panis Angelicus

Recessional: Mendelssohn Wedding March - organist

Catholic Mass musicians: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and string quartets, Toronto

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June 8th was the day for string trios—our musicians performed as a trio for a number of events, and we enjoy performing in this format. The client actually hired us as a duo but decided that they would like to have a trio perform instead, and as always we were happy to add another player and made the change effortless for the client as we took care of all the details.

As this Church is Catholic, the clients chose a wonderful selection of songs during the wedding ceremony:

Bridesmaids Processional: Canon in D
Bride Processional: Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing: Schubert: Ave Maria
Communion: Bach Air on the G-string
Recessional: Mouret: Rondeau

Ensemble: Duo d’Amore-string trio

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As a string ensemble we perform at many Catholic Churches, either for a full mass or partial mass, depending on what the clients and Church are interested in. This wedding, was a very traditional full Catholic mass, and our string trio were honored to be a part of the big day my provided wonderful music.

One of our favorite songs in the program was music that we performed during the signing, the Schubert Ave Maria. Quite often clients request the Bach-Gounod Ave Maria, so it was a nice change for us to perform the other (and just as beautiful) version.

Bridesmaids Processional: Canon in D
Bride Processional: Wagner Bridal Chorus
Signing: Schubert: Ave Maria
Communion: Bach Air on the G-string
Recessional: Mouret: Rondeau

Videographer: MPSG INC

Wedding ceremony and cocktail reception music: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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 The string duo performed at Roseanne and Tyler’s wedding ceremony and everything was wonderful. The bride and groom selected very traditional music for the ceremony, and the duo performed a number of hymns from the Catholic book of worship III for the offering and communion portion of the mass.

 

Bridesmaids Processional: Bach Air on the G-string

Bride Processional: Canon in D

Signing: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Offering and Communion:

You are Near

Here I am Lord

Make Me a channel of your Peace

Recessional: Clarke Trumpet Voluntary

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