Kent is known as the ‘Garden of England’ and is very popular for weddings and civil partnerships. Kent is very local for me and I am often required to provide ceremony music in many of it’s beautiful venues. The venues are many and varied and are popular for weddings and civil partnerships, not only for their beauty, but also for the fact that they are very accessible for people from the continent and London.
I play various genres of music for ceremonies including classical music, rock, swing, jazz, blues and latin. People often like to have classical music for the ceremony and music of a lighter vein for the rest of the day, but whatever your preference is, I can usually accomodate. Please visit the pages relating to the various parts of the ceremony (The Entrance, The Signing and The Recession) to hear some of the music that I recommend.
My services as a pianist in this area are often required for civil ceremonies, but I can provide music for every part of your special day.
If it is a civil ceremony or civil partnership then you can have any music you want as long as it doesn’t have any reference to God or religion. Most of the information on this site refers to civil ceremonies in the UK, but I have found that religious ceremonies (usually Church of England) are similar and allow even more freedom of choice by also allowing music that has religious content. If the ceremony is in a church, then you will usually find that the minister conducting the ceremony will probably offer guidance about music choices.
Before the ceremony begins everyone has to be seated and music is uaually provided just to allow people to settle. This part is traditionally called ‘The Gathering of the Congregation’, but it isn’t really a part of the ceremony, and anything is suitable for this section. It is not usually necessary to make any music choices for this part of the days procedings. However, I have occasionally been given a list of pieces for this part also.
After ‘The Gathering of the Congregation’ the ceremony, as far as any musician is concerned, can then be divided as follows:
The Entrance (Procession or Processional)
The Signing (of the Register)
The Recession (Recession or Recessional)
Please select any of the above links to take you to the relevant page.
Please note that I am always willing to learn any requests.
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There are loads of music tracks on this site. Here are just three for you to be going on with.