The Recession

This is where everyone leaves the place of the wedding ceremony and traditionally this was always carried out to Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. In this day and age wedding couples seem to request everything but the Wedding March. Anything seems to be appropriate for the recession but most people seem to select something that is jubilant. The music played doesn’t have to be any particular length. Here are some suitable examples:

      The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel (clip)
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      Cadiz by Albeniz 3 mins 34 secs
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      Dizzy Fingers by Zez Confreyl 2 mins 53 secs
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      Marigold
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      Prince of Denmarks March or Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke (Clip)
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      The Wedding March by Mendelssohn
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Here are some more examples without audio files attached.

2nd Arabesque – Debussy

Golliwogs Cakewalk – Debussy

Grand March from Aida – Verdi

Italian Concerto 1st Movement – Bach

Italian Concerto 3rd Movement – Bach

Tales From Vienna Woods – Johann Strauss II

Wedding Day in Troldhaugen – Greig

Zenite – Ernesto Nazareth

Here are some pieces of a more popular nature that can be used for the recession.

      Build Me Up Buttercup (clip) - The Foundations
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      Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
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      Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
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      Happy Together (clip) - The Turtles
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      Heart and Soul (clip) - Hoagy Carmichael
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      I Get a Kick Out of You - Frank Sinatra
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      I'm Just a Lucky So and So
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      Let's Do It
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      The More I See You (clip)
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      Signed
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      When You're Smiling (Clip)
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      Wonderwall
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Here are some more examples without audio files attached.

Alright, OK, You Win

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Bring Me Sunshine

Cheek to Cheek

Come Rain or Come Shine

Everybody in love (Put Your Hands Up)

Happy Days are Here Again

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) – Marvin Gaye

It Had to Be You

It Must Be Love – Madness

Just in Time

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off – George Gershwin – Yes I really have played this for a wedding ceremony!

I’m Singin’ in the Rain

Just In Time

Secret Love – Doris Day

Stepping Out With My Baby

This Can’t Be Love

Under the Moon of Love – Showaddywaddy

You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin

You’ve Got A Friend in Me – Toy Story

You Are My Sunshine

The Entrance (Procession or Processional)

The Signing (of the Register)

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