Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Classical Music

Below are commonly requested songs that are popular for use during various portions of a ceremony. Musical selections are not limited to these songs. Songs from cocktail hour music can be performed during ceremony music.

Prelude Music

Air on the G String, from Suite #3 in D major, J. S. Bach

Arioso, from Cantata #156 by J. S. Bach

Ave Maria, J. S. Bach

Famous Waltz, Johannes Brahms

Gavotte in A, from Oreste, G.F. Handel

Gigue, from Suite #3 in D major, J. S. Bach

Largo, from Xerxes, G. F. Handel

Largo, from “Winter,” Vivaldi

Minuet in G, J. S. Bach

On Wings of Song, F. Mendelssohn

Sarabande, from Suite #4 in D minor, G. F. Handel

Sheep May Safely Graze, from Canta #208, J. S. Bach

The Swan, Camille Saint-Saens

To A Wild Rose, Edward MacDowell

Mother’s, Grandmother’s, and Bridesmaid’s Processional

Ave Maria, J. S. Bach

Famous Waltz, Johannes Brahms

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, from Cantata #147, J. S. Bach

Largo from “Winter,” Vivaldi On Wings of Song, F. Mendelssohn


Bridal Processional

Bridal Chorus, from Act III of Lohengrin, Wagner

Canon in D, Johann Pachelbel

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, from Cantata #147, J. S. Bach


Hornpipe, from Water Music Suite, G. F. Handel

Ode To Joy, Ludwig Van Beethoven

Rondeau, from Sinfonies de Fanfares, Jean-Joseph Mouret

Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke

Wedding March, from A Midsummer Night's Dream, F. Mendelssohn


Classical Music for Cocktail hour and/or Ceremony

Adagio from Sonate Pathetique

Allegro from Sonata in F major, G. F. Handel

Andante, Felix Mendelssohn

Andante Cantabile,Tchaikovsky

Arioso, G. F. Handel Autumn, Antonio Vivaldi

Clair de Lune, Claude Debussy

Concerto Grosso in D minor, op.3, #11, Antonio Vivaldi

Dream of Love, Franz Liszt

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, W.A. Mozart

Emperor Waltz, Joseph Strauss

Gavotte, Francois Gossec

La Donna E Mobile, Giuseppe Verdi

La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, Claude Debussy

Largo, G. F. Handel

Meditation, from Thais, Jules Massenet

Minuet in G, Ludwig Van Beethoven

Moonlight Sonata, Ludwig van Beethoven

Movement 1, from Brandenburg Concerto #3, J.S. Bach

My Heart That Believest, J. S. Bach

Romeo and Juliet, Tschaikowsky

Selections from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Sinfonia, from Giustino, G.F. Handel

Solveig’s Song, Edvard Grieg 

Tales from the Vienna Woods, Johann Strauss

Theme From Symphony in G Minor, W. A. Mozart

To Spring, Edvard Grieg

Traumerei, Robert Shumann

Waltz, Johannes Brahms

Waltz, from Waves of Danube, #1, J. Ivanovici Water Music Suite, G.F. Handel

Unfinished Symphony, Schubert

Valse, Leo Delibes

Love, Pop, Jazz, and Folk Songs for Cocktail Hour and/or Ceremony

All My Loving, Lennon/McCartney

All You Need is Love, Lennon/McCartney

Anniversary Song, from the Jolson Story

A Whole New World, from Aladdin, Alan Menken

Beauty and the Beast, Howard Ashman

Beer Barrel Polka, from “Skoda Lasky”

Beyond the Sea, Charles Trenet

Blue Skies, Irving Berlin

Call Me Irresponsible, James Van Heusen

Can’t Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley

Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, Frankie Valli

Can You Feel the Love Tonight, from the Lion King, Elton John

Close to You, The Carpenters

Come Fly With Me, Frank Sinatra

Dream A Little Dream of Me, Wilbur Schwandt

Easy To Love, Cole Porter

Edelweiss, from the sound of Music, Oscar Hammerstein II

Eight Days A Week, Lennon/McCartney

Embraceable You, George Gershwin

Fields of Gold, Sting

Firework, Katy Perry

Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)

For Once In My Life, Stevie Wonder

Hallelujah, Cohen

Happy Together, as performed by The Turtles

Have I Told You Lately, Van Morrison

Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles

Here, There and Everywhere, Lennon/McCartney

I Could Write from Pal Joey

In the Mood, Glenn Miller

I Will Be Here, Steven Curtis Chapman

I’ve Got the World On A String, Harold Arlen

I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Cole Porter

I Just Called to Say I Love You, Stevie Wonder

I Say a Little Prayer, Burt Bacharach

I Want to Hold Your Hand, Lennon/McCartney

I Whistle A Happy Tune, from The King and I

I Will Follow Him, J.W. Stole

La Vie En Rose, from Take Me to Your Heart Again, Edith Piaf

Let’s Stay Together, Al Green

Londonderry Air, Irish Folk Song

Love Me Tender, Elvis Presley

Love Theme, The Godfather

Memory, from Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Michelle, Lennon/McCartney

Moon Dance, Van Morrison

Moon Light Serenade, Glenn Miller

Moon River, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Johnny Mercer

My Cherie Amour, Stevie Wonder

My Heart Will Go On, music from The Titanic

New York, New York, Frank Sinatra

'O Sole Mio, Eduardo Di Capua

Over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen

Paradise, Coldplay

Pennsylvania Polka, Lester Lee

Quando, Quando, Quando (Tell Me When)

Save the Last Dance For Me, Doc Pomus

Star Dust, Hoagy Carmichael

Shenandoah, arranged by Ron Harris

Some Day My Prince Will Come, from Snow White

Sunrise, Sunset, from Fiddler on the Roof

Sway, Pablo Beltran Ruiz

Take My Breathe Away from Top Gun

Tarantella That’s Amore, Harry Warren

The Ash Grove, arranged by Ron Harris

The Blessing, performed by Celtic Woman, Brendan Graham

The Girl from Ipanema, Antonio Carlos Jobim

The Impossible Dream, from The Quest, Mitch Leigh

The Rainbow Connection, from the Muppet Movie, Paul Williams

The Water is Wide, arranged by Ron Harris

The Way You Look Tonight, Jerome Kern

'Til There Was You, from The Music Man, Meredith Wilson

Top of The World, The Carpenters

Unchained Melody, Alex North

Unforgettable, Irving Gordon

What A Wonderful World, George David Weiss

What the World Needs Now Is Love, Bacharach

When I Fall in Love, Victor Young

When You Say Nothing At All, Don Schlitz

When You Wish Upon A Star, by Leigh Harline

Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton

You Raise Me Up, by Brendan Graham