Wedding Music

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Wedding music remains a key component that your guests are going to remember from your wedding. It's one of the best ways to personalize your ceremony and wedding. As for the music selection for the reception, you can either go with a DJ or musicians, or you might even want to hire both. It all depends on the music you wish to play during the reception and the atmosphere you want to create. The following is a list of musical selections from Montreal Weddings.

1-Wedding Ceremony Music

 The Processional

  • "Air," Purcell
  • "Allemande," G-Major Suite, Pachelbel
  • "Apotheosis," Sleeping Beauty, Tchaikovsky
  • "Canon in D Minor," Pachelbel
  • "Fanfare," Sir Arthur Bliss
  • "Fanfare," The Triumphant, Couperin
  • "Lover," Rogers and Hart
  • "March," Occasional Oratorio, Handel
  • "Pictures at an Exhibition," Mussorgsky
  • "Prelude," Te Deum, Charpentier
  • "Rigaudon," Campra
  • "Trumpet Tune," Purcell
  • "Trumpet Tune," Stanley
  • "Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March)," Clarke
  • "Wedding March," The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
  • "Wedding March (Bridal Chorus)," Lohengrin, Wagner

The Ceremony

  • "A Wedding Prayer," Williams
  • "Air in G," Orchestral Suite, J. S. Bach
  • "Allegro," from "Spring," The Four Seasons, Vivaldi
  • "Amazing Grace" (traditional folk song)
  • "Ave Maria," Schubert
  • "Ave Verum," Mozart
  • "Deck Thyself, My Soul, With Gladness," J. S. Bach
  • "First Organ Sonata," Mendelssohn
  • "Hallelujah Chorus," Messiah, Handel
  • "Heart Full of Love," Les Misérables, Boubil, Schonberg, Kretzmer
  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," J. S. Bach
  • "Mary Stone's Prayer," The Devil and Daniel Webster, Moore
  • "O Perfect Love," Burleigh
  • "O Promise Me," Scott
  • "One Hand, One Heart," West Side Story, Bernstein, Sondheim
  • "Panis Angelicus," César Franck
  • "Sheep May Safely Graze," J. S. Bach
  • "Songs Without Words," #48, Mendelssohn
  • "Sunrise Sunset," Fiddler on the Roof, Harnick, Bock
  • "The Call," Five Mystical Songs, Vaughan Williams
  • "The Lord's Prayer," Malotte
  • "The Wedding Song," Stookey


To begin the service:

  • "Doxology," Williams
  • "Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation," S. Gesanbuch

During the service:

  • "Blest Be the Tie That Binds," Lowell Mason
  • "Day by Day," Godspell, L. S. Berg
  • "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee," Henry Van Dyke
  • "Morning Has Broken," Eleanor Farjeon

To end the service:

  • "Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing," W. I. Viner

The Recessional

  • "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba," Solomon, Handel
  • "Benedictus," Simon and Garfunkel
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F (First Movement), J. S. Bach
  • "Bridal March," Alfred Hollins
  • "Fugue in C Minor," Buxtehude
  • "Let There Be Peace on Earth," Miller, Jackson
  • "Pomp and Circumstance," March No. 4, Elgar
  • "Prelude and Fugue in G Major," J. S. Bach
  • "Priest's March," The Magic Flute, Mozart
  • "Psalm 100," Knecht
  • "Psalm XIX," Espro Poetico-Armmonico, No. 20, Marcello
  • "Radetzky March," Johann Strauss
  • "Toccata," Organ Symphony No. 5, Opus 42, Widor
  • "Wedding March," A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn
  • "Wie will ich mich freuen," J. S. Bach

2-Wedding Reception Music

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 Cocktail Hour/Receiving Line

  • "Can't Help Lovin' That Man," Kern, Hammerstein
  • "December," George Winston
  • "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," Duke Ellington
  • "I Have Dreamed," Rodgers, Hammerstein
  • "I'm Beginning to See the Light," Duke Ellington
  • "If I Loved You," Hammerstein, Rodgers
  • "Kind of Blue," Miles Davis
  • "Milestones," Miles Davis
  • "My Buddy," Kahn, Donaldson
  • "Putting It Together," Sondheim
  • "Satin Doll," Duke Ellington
  • "Something's Coming," Bernstein, Sondheim
  • "Somewhere," Bernstein, Sondheim
  • "Summer Me, Winter Me," Bergman, Bergman, Legrand
  • "Take the A Train," Duke Ellington
  • "We Kiss in a Shadow," Rodgers, Hammerstein
  • "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" Bergman, Bergman, Legrand

The First Dance

  • "All I Ask of You," Phantom of the Opera, Webber, Rice
  • "Always," Irving Berlin
  • "As Time Goes By," Hupfeld
  • "Could I Have This Dance for the Rest of My Life?" (Anne Murray)
  • "Dancing Cheek to Cheek," Irving Berlin
  • "Easy to Love," Cole Porter
  • "Endless Love," Lionel Richie
  • "Evergreen," Streisand, Williams
  • "Here and Now," Luther Vandross
  • "I Only Have Eyes for You," Dubin, Warren
  • "In My Life," Lennon, McCartney
  • "It Had to Be You," Jones, Kahn
  • "Just in Time," Comden, Green, Styne
  • "Just the Way You Are," Billy Joel
  • "Looking Through the Eyes of Love," Bayer, Hamlisch (Melissa Manchester)
  • "Maybe I'm Amazed," McCartney
  • "Memory," Cats, Eliot, Webber
  • "Night and Day," Cole Porter
  • "Our Love Is Here to Stay," Gershwin
  • "Someone to Watch Over Me," Gershwin
  • "Stand by Me" (Ben E. King)
  • "The Hawaiian Wedding Song" (Andy Williams)
  • "Tonight I Celebrate My Love," Masser, Goffin
  • "True Companion," Marc Cohn
  • "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers)
  • "Unforgettable" (Nat King Cole)
  • "Vision of Love" (Mariah Carey)
  • "We've Only Just Begun," Paul Williams
  • "With This Ring" (The Platters)
  • "Wonderful Tonight," Eric Clapton
  • "You Made Me Love You," Monaco, McCarthy

The Father-Daughter Dance

  • "Daddy," Klein, Trout
  • "Daddy's Little Girl," Burke, Gerlach
  • "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," Cole Porter
  • "Papa Won't You Dance With Me?" Cahn, Styne
  • "Pretty Baby," Kahn, Van Alstyne, Jackson
  • "Thank Heaven for Little Girls," Gigi, Lerner, Loewe
  • "The Times of Your Life," Paul Anka
  • "Through the Years" (Kenny Rogers)
  • "Turn Around" (Harry Belafonte)
  • "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler)

The Mother-Son Dance

  • "Greatest Love of All," Masser, Creed
  • "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Frank Sinatra)
  • "I Love You," Cole Porter
  • "Mama," Parsons, Turner, Bixio
  • "Mother," Young, Romberg
  • "My Mother's Eyes," Gilbert, Baer
  • "Sonny Boy" (Al Jolson)
  • "Summer Wind" (Frank Sinatra)
  • "Sunrise Sunset," Fiddler on the Roof, Harnick, Bock
  • "Thank You" (Ricky Scaggs)

Line and Circle Dances

  • A Conga Line, to the tune of "The Conga" (Cugat) or "Copacabana" (Manilow)
  • "Achy Breaky Heart" (Billy Ray Cyrus)
  • "Alley Cat," Bjorn
  • "Celito Lindo (O Beautiful Life)"-Spanish-Mexican, played while couple leaves reception
  • "Cotton-Eye Joe" (Bob Willis and the Texas Playboys)
  • "Die Mezinke Oysgegeben"-Jewish, tribute to mother who has brought her last child to the marriage canopy
  • Kalamantiano-Greek, to the tune of "Samiotisa," the first dance for the whole family
  • "Mitzvah Tentzel," for a mitzvah dance, which gives the groom confidence in his marital choice
  • Square Dance, to the tune of "Turkey in the Straw"
  • Sytro-Greek, to the tune of "Maria Metakitina"
  • "Tarantella"-Italian
  • Texas Two-Step, to the tune of "Forever and Ever Amen" (Randy Travis)
  • "The Dollar Dance"-Polish, to the tune of the "Beer Barrel Polka," the "Clarinet Polka," or any other polka
  • "The Electric Slide"

The Grand March

  • "The Greek Handkerchief Dance," the groom is linked to the bride by a handkerchief; others hold on, hand-to-shoulder, and dance around the room
  • The "Highland Fling"-Scottish
  • "The Hokey Pokey," Mack, Baker, Prise
  • "The Horah"-Jewish, to the tune of "Havah Nagila" or "Simon Tov Mazeltov," the first dance for the whole family
  • The "Irish Jig"-Irish
  • The Misserlou-Greek, to the tune of "Never on Sunday," Hadjidakis, Towne, or "White Ribbons," Sharke

The Cake Cutting

  • "Our Love Is Here to Stay," Gershwin
  • "Prelude," Chopin

The Bouquet Toss

  • Drumroll
  • "Theme from The Dating Game," Herb Albert

The Garter Toss

  • "Hot Legs" (Rod Stewart)
  • "Legs" (ZZ Top)
  • "Luck Be a Lady," Guys and Dolls, Frank Loesser
  • "The Girl That I Will Marry," Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Jacques Brel
  • "You Can Leave Your Hat On," Joe Cocker

Tunes with Wedding Themes

  • "Band of Gold," Musel, Taylor
  • "Church Bells May Ring" (The Willows)
  • "For Me and My Gal," Leslie, Goetz, Meyer
  • "Hey Paula" (Paul & Paula)
  • "Let the Bells Keep Ringing," Paul Anka
  • "The Wedding" (The Solitaires)
  • "To the Aisle" (The Five Satins)
  • "When We Get Married" (The Dreamlovers)
  • "Wouldn't It Be Nice," The Beach Boys