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Old 10-13-2018, 10:04 AM
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Any recommendations for wedding ceremony pieces?
I know every bride wants something personal to them, but apart from that, what pieces do you like to play?

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P.S. Here are vids of a couple I like to play
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iBD6zhQqJU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyPmIiby3Ug
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:33 PM
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A few I like and have had requested:


Prince of Denmark's March
Pachelbell's Canon in D with arppegiatted continuo

Bach Minuet from the Anna Magdelena Notebook


Halberg/Arlen: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Jan Akkerman (Focus): Le Clochard/Bread
Traditional/Ed Gerhard: The Water is Wide
Traditional/Bob james: Women of Ireland



Hymns:
We Gather Together
Our God Our Help in Ages Past
My Faith Looks Up to Thee


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Old 10-13-2018, 02:51 PM
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Several people have said they like my arrangement of Puccini's "O Mio Babbino Caro" for weddings. It's not hard, and fits the mood well. Free at:

http://www.tuscanyguitar.com/tuscany/babbino.pdf

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Old 10-14-2018, 11:48 PM
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I play at a few weddings a year (I used to do more)

The standards are always safe, but I throw a few unique ones in the mix as well.

The safe ones:

Canon in D
Here comes the sun
Ave Maria
Here Comes the Bride
Wedding March
Air on G
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:56 AM
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English Suite Op 31
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:25 AM
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Good recommendations so far. The following have also worked well for me. I always ask the Bride and Groom to-be to name some songs and they usually come up with one. I need a good month in advance though, to get it down solo fingerstyle. Also there might be a singer in the family or known by the Bride/Groom that you can work with. I did "Say You Won't Let Go" with a singer and it worked out very well.

Ode To Joy
Hallelujah
Romanza (Spanish Romance)
The Rose
Perfect
Stand By Me
Annie's Song
Red Is The Rose
Wild Irish Thyme
Greensleeves
What A Wonderful World
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Old 10-15-2018, 05:45 PM
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A few that have not been mentioned, these are part of my repertoire:
Wedding Song (Paul Stookey)
Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)
If (Bread/David Gates)
Follow Me (John Denver)
Telling Me It Might Be You (Steven Bishop)
We've Only Just Begun ( Carpenters)
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:54 PM
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Some resources:

1. For Guitar Solo:

- Jerry Snyder's "Wedding for Guitar":

https://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Guita.../dp/0739002481

- "To Have and to Hold" from Hal Leonard:

https://www.amazon.com/HAVE-HOLD-CLA.../dp/1575603098

- Classical Guitar Wedding Songbook:

https://www.amazon.com/Classical-Gui...assical+guitar

- FINGERPICKING WEDDING SOLO GUITAR:

https://www.amazon.com/FINGERPICKING...XTC1GN59T9RJWR

2. A Classical Guitarists Guide to the Top 20 Guitar Songs for Weddings:

https://www.alivenetwork.com/blogs/e...log.asp?id=186

3. The Wedding Gig: how to play music at a wedding: (includes free sheet music pdf downloads)

https://www.thisisclassicalguitar.co...c-wedding-gig/

4. Discussion at Delcamp:

https://www.classicalguitardelcamp.c...ic.php?t=55668

5. For guitar and flute: Mychal Gendron's "Wedding Music for Flute & Guitar":

https://www.melbay.com/Products/9473...e--guitar.aspx

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Old 10-18-2018, 06:27 AM
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I've played several of the tunes already listed above, but I'd add...

CAN'T HELP FALLING IN LOVE by Elvis

TIME AFTER TIME by Cyndi Lauper
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