In the first part of ceremony songs series, we will be talking about the most traditional songs played at weddings.
There’s no doubt that choosing the right song for your walk down the aisle to the arms of the love of your life is important. It sets the tone for your magical day and you will also remember this song for the rest of your life.
This kind of music is especially a great fit for conservative and traditional weddings. All the songs belong to the category of classical music and they are composed by the world’s most famous composers. The tradition of these songs is longer than several hundred years.
This is also the reason, why it might be a good choice for you, even if your wedding isn’t completely traditional.
Maybe you are not sure what kind of music you would like at your ceremony? Then continue reading because these songs are always a safe choice to go to. After all, they aren’t traditional for no reason.
If you would like some inspiration for your reception music as well, don’t miss out this list of 100 best songs I put together for you!
So let’s dig into it, here comes the list of 11 most beautiful traditional wedding ceremony songs.
1. “Canon in D,” by Johann Pachelbel
The most traditional song of them all, composed around the year 1680.
Or maybe you might go for a piano version if you like.
2. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” by Johann Sebastian Bach
There’s also a piano version to it.
3. “Ave Maria,” by Franz Schubert
Here’s the piano version.
In a live version, you can also choose someone to sing it accompanied by a harp. Just make sure the music will be rather muted. You are the main star to focus on. 🙂
4. “Clair de Lune,” by Claude Debussy
5. “Arioso,” by Johann Sebastian Bach
Solo piano version.
Or in combination with cello.
6. “Fur Elise,” by Ludwig Van Beethoven
Less traditional but still beautiful is this guitar version.
7. “Spring,” by Antonio Vivaldi
This one is very energetic and joyful. 🙂
8. “Ode to Joy,” by Ludwig Van Beethoven
9. “Here Comes the Bride (Bridal Chorus),” by Richard Wagner
With a very traditional feel an organ version.
But you can also go for version with piano and violin.
10. “Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March),” by Jeremiah Clarke
And the piano version.
11. “Prelude in C,” by Johann Sebastian Bach
Last but not least.
Honestly, these are all such beautiful pieces, I would have a hard time to choose myself. Let me know in the comment below which one is your favorite.
And for those, who would prefer some other style, next time we will be talking about the Contemporary Wedding Processional Songs.
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