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Music for the Entrance of the Bride


Graham Hallett was for many years organist of St Mary's, Putney.
The following guide is intended to help wedding couples make their choice of music for their ceremony.
Apologies that these are imperfect performances; the 88 excerpts were dashed-off; recordedonto MiniDisc over two evening sessions.
Digital audio music clips

The following is a short list of some of the most suitable and most requested pieces of music for the Entrance of the Bride.

Each digital audio clip has its own controller. If you don't pause the one you're playing and start another, you will get quite a chaotic experience.


Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Wagner
Trumpet Voluntary
Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune & Air
Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
John Stanley
Rondeau from Abdelazar
Purcell
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel
Hornpipe from the Water Music
Handel
Processional from the Fireworks Music
Handel
Processional from the Water Music
Handel
Crown Imperial (AllSaints, Eminent electronic organ)
Walton
Tuba Tune (AllSaints, Eminent electronic organ)
CS Lang
Wedding March
Mozart

Prelude to Te Deum

Charpentier

Before the arrival of the bride I usually play for 15 minutes; unless you have any particular requests I select fairly well-known, pleasant and light pieces, including those in the section "Signing the Registers"