A processional for all seasons! This famous march is commonly used while the party enters in weddings, or as an alternate march in graduations, and is a common trumpet feature. Performed here by piccolo trumpet, pipe organ, and double bass.
The wedding march from Wagner’s opera Lohengrin, later made famous as the melody of “Here Comes the Bride”, with organ covering the choir parts. A traditional processional, the original orchestral scoring is both grand and delicate.
Movement 10 of Bach’s Cantata 147, this famous hymn tune has one of the most beautiful orchestral accompaniments ever written. Recorded from Bach’s original scoring for SATB chorus, full string orchestra, solo oboe, and solo trumpet. Intended as a sing-along track for SATB choirs performing this Cantata movement.
This famous wedding march is originally from Felix Mendelssohn’s suite of music to Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Often played on pipe organ, this is a recording of the original orchestral scoring. A grand, triumphant piece, it is often used as a recessional at weddings.
An incredibly popular piece of baroque music, often played at weddings and graduations. This is the original arrangement by the German composer Johann Pachelbel, for three violins, cello, and harpsichord.
An instrumental version of the famous Bach aria Sheep May Safely Graze, recorded here with two flutes, cello, harpsichord, and violins on the melody. A beautiful and well-known work, it is often used to set a peaceful mood at the beginning of special events. For a backing track version that leaves out the violin part to make room for a soprano soloist, see track 1302.
One the most famous pieces of Baroque music, the beautiful Air from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite #3 in D Major is commonly performed as a prelude at weddings, graduations, and other special occasions. A later arrangement that made the melody playable on one string of the violin gave it the nickname “Air on the G String.” Often arranged for soloists, this recording is from Bach’s original score for string orchestra.
A beautiful and well-known soprano aria from Bach’s Hunting Cantata that sets a gentle, peaceful mood. Recorded here from Bach’s original score with two flutes, solo cello, and harpsichord. This version is intended as a backing track for a soloist. For a complete instrumental version that includes the melody on violin, see track 1303.