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 “Thank you for the beautiful performance! “ Veronique, bride

This was our first time performing at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Ottawa for a wedding ceremony. The couple booked the violin and cello duo to perform for their ceremony, and as they had a full mass, they were able make a great use of Duo d’Amore, as we performed at a number of different points in the wedding ceremony. The couple selected very traditional music for the wedding and were very happy with our performance. Congratulations!

Parents, Attendants and Bridesmaids Processional: Purcell Trumpet Tune

Bridal Processional: Wagner Bridal Chorus

Communion: Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s desiring

Signing: Bach-Gonoud: Ave Maria

Recessional; Handel: La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks

 

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

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Rockcliffe Park is a great location for a wedding ceremony in Ottawa, and our string ensemble loves to perform here. Brenda and Brian’s wedding was elegant and refined and not overdone or fussy—the decorations were sparse, but everything had it’s place and was there for a reason. The music for the ceremony was on the one hand, classical and sophisticated, while at the same time is was also somewhat intimate, as well as being full and rich. The processional began with Handel’s Air from the water music—quite a stately beginning to the wedding, which flowed right into Bach’s Jesu Joy from the water music. These two songs work very well together, as the contrast between them makes them even more interesting. The signing music was another piece by Bach, and to complete the ceremony our string players performed the loud and energetic Trumpet Voluntary.

Processional:

1. Handel - Air from Water Music

2. Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring

Signing:

Bach - Wachet Auf

Recessional:

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

Wedding string ensemble Ottawa: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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This venue was a complete and utter surprise for Duo d’Amore—it was our first time performing here, and we can’t wait to be back. I encourage our readers to look at their website (www.bissellshideaway.com) as this venue is not only great for a wedding or event but for spending time with the family.

The music for this wedding was as varied, exciting and interesting as the beautiful outdoor wedding. Congratulations to Julie and Brent!

Processional: Top Gun Anthem

Processional: Beatles: Here Comes The Sun

Signing: U2: All I Want Is You and Cohen: Hallelujah

Recessional: Journey: Don’t Stop Believin’ and Coldplay: Viva la Vida

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

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Robin and Ryan’s wedding ceremony April 27, 2013 at Vineland Estates Winery

Saturday April the 27th was a beautiful day for a wedding ceremony! We arrived at Vineland Estates Winery just after 4pm (returning from a performance at the Niagara Food and Wine Expo) and were greeted by the lovely Diane Teeuwsen, the director of hospitality at Vineland estates. She was working hard at getting the last minute details arranged. Shortly after the officiant, Jennifer Bellinger from All Seasons Weddings arrived, and we had a short chat about what was going to happen at the ceremony, and took a few minutes to warm up and get our prelude and ceremony music arranged. As we were working on this, we could not help but notice how beautiful the carriage house was—the back window looking out over the vineyard, and the hawks swooping and gliding in the air. Soon guests started arriving, and we started to play a number of songs from our repertoire, in particular Ave Maria which was that the couple requested.

Once everyone was seated we received a cue from the officiant to start playing, and Robin made a beautiful entrance. As the room is cozy and the aisle not very long, we were able to perform a slightly shortened version of Pachelbel Canon, which ended just as she walked to the front. For the signing of the register the couple chose Bach’s Wachet Auf. The acoustics of the carriage house brought out the best of the song, and they exited to Bittersweet Symphony. As the guests were exiting, we performed Handel’s Rejouissance

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