procession songs


  1. Bach's Unaccompanied Cello Suite in G Major (if only I could get Yoyo Ma...)
  2. Wagner's Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral. Here's a drum corps version. There's also a couple of solo piano versions on the internet (here's a sample, yes that is Hitler).
  3. Forrest Gump theme for piano. Heck, I know three people off the top of my head that can play this well on the piano.
  4. Kissin's Pictures at an Exhibition, for a weightier entrance.
  5. (Darkhorse) Gustav Holst's Mars would kinda be fun, too. Though the subtitle "Bringer of War!!!" isn't really conducive to weddings, I guess.
  6. That one song in high school that we played but whose name escapes me. I might have to go back to the band classroom to look it up in the library.
So all you instrument-playing friends of mine, get yo arses ready to be put to work. Unless all you can play is Canon in D. Then you're already fired. Because the world doesn't need another wedding with someone playing that song. Speaking of which:

Pretty Songs Nixed Due to Overplay
  1. Canon. Though this song always reminds me of My Sassy Girl, it seems everyone and their mother plays this song at their wedding.
  2. Appalachian Spring. Lovely, but also gets around like Paris Hilton.
  3. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring. I loved playing this song on the oboe, way back when.
  4. Ave Maria. Unless someone can write "Ave Fert"


paola said...

I walked up the aisle to 'Zadok the Priest'

It's the anthem used for the coronation of the Kings and Queens of England, and I figured this was the closest I was ever going to get to being crowned.

It started before I appeared in the church to build up a sense of anticipation in the congregation and then we timed it so I arrived at the altar just as the choir blasts out.

I have always had a healthy ego :)
Knitting on Monday?

paola said...

We did stop it before the 'God Save the Kings' though. Even my ego isn't that big...

fert said...

beautiful song, paola. did you have a quartet play? i've been kicking around the idea of having a little cello, flute, piano action going.

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jackie said...

I sense 1) time to practice piano and 2) time to practice pipe organ. @___@

paola said...

No just a big church organ, and an eight piece choir - Mr T used to sing in the choir at the church where we got married so all his friends there sung for us. It was amazing.

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