What tune to play for wedding (?)

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by iainmcl, May 11, 2008.

  1. ebjazz

    ebjazz Pianissimo User

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    I'd do "My One And Only Love"
    I've got a chart on my site for FREE if you need one.

    Eb
     
  2. nordlandstrompet

    nordlandstrompet Forte User

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    A medley of "Night and day", "What a wonderful world" and "Lullaby"? ("Wiegenlied", Brahms)

    Just be careful with the "Lullaby". You must know the couple very well. (They could suspect you for giving them a hint) :think:
     
  3. Firestas'1

    Firestas'1 Piano User

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    I just heard something on the radio today that might work for you,
    "What I did for Love" from the musical "A Chorus Line" It has a nice melody.
     
  4. sething

    sething New Friend

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    air on a g string

    i love church acoustics
     
  5. siarr

    siarr Pianissimo User

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    A couple more wedding standards:

    "One Hand, One Heart" (Bernstein)
    Bach's "Arioso"
    "Ave Maria" (Schubert)2
    "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Midler)

    I also like the "aria" from Bachianas Brasileiras #5 (Villa-lobos).
    Have you considered having the organist/pianist (or even a guitarist) accompany you? It makes a big difference.

    Cheers,
    Chas
     
  6. firemyst

    firemyst New Friend

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    you can check any tune from woody allen's movies.
     
  7. vrsantana

    vrsantana New Friend

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    How about like "The Lord's Prayer". I'm almost certain you could drag that out for about 3-4 minutes if you take it slow enough.
     
  8. iainmcl

    iainmcl Pianissimo User

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    The wedding was yesterday, and I ended up playing "What A Wonderful World". It worked just fine. I had a couple of back-ups as well ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "All I Want Is You" by U2. Didn't need 2 and 3 though.
    Thanks for the tips.
    Cheers :cool:
     
  9. nordlandstrompet

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    Excellent choise!
    Did the bride cry? :woop:
     
  10. bilboinsa

    bilboinsa Piano User

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    I find that g string songs aren't received well by the brides.....
     

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