Ceremonies

Classical Music For Your Wedding Ceremony

Bach - Air On The G String from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major
Bach - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Bach - Minuet in G Major
Bach - Musette in D Major
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantina No. 208
Beethoven - Für Elise
Beethoven - Minuet 1 In G
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 In A Major - First Movement Theme
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 In A Major - Second Movement Theme
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor - Fourth Movement Theme "Ode To Joy"
Beethoven - Piano Sonatina No. 1 - First Movement Theme
Boccherini - Minuet from String Quartet
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Gounod - Ave Maria - Meditation on Prelude in C by J.S. Bach
Handel - La RéJouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Haydn - St. Anthony Chorale
Haydn - String Quartet No. 18 - Serenade
Mendelssohn - Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Fourth Movement Theme
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Third Movement Theme (Minuet)
Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb Major - Third Movement Theme
Pachelbel - Canon in D Major
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Schubert - Ave Maria
Strauss - On The Beautiful Blue Danube
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Spring: First Movement Theme
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Spring: Third Movement Theme
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Autumn: First Movement Theme
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Autumn: Third Movement Theme
Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

There is nothing like live music at a wedding ceremony. The beautiful strains of Vivaldi or Bach floating among the aspens at an outdoor Colorado ceremony can create amazing life-long memories.

Even if they’ve hired a live band for their reception, most wedding couples have to hire a separate ceremony group. That’s because wedding ceremony music is specialized and involves the esoteric craft of classical music. Plus, the fact that wedding couples have to pay full travel rates for these additional musicians makes it an expensive proposition.

However, Raising Cain is uniquely suited, among Colorado rock/pop reception bands, to play ALL the live music on your wedding day. That’s because several Raising Cain musicians have extensively studied classical music. And, for Raising Cain musicians already on site, they discount their ceremony services to a very modest fee. This can save you a bundle.

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Canon in D - Pachabel

Minuet in G - Bach

Wedding Ceremonies

Several wedding ceremony options are available:

1. Solo classical/popular piano* - Includes a significant discount if the musician is already on premises to play the reception. Below is a song list:

3. Full String Trio or Quartet.   A full string trio (two violins and cello) or full string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello) is available upon request. Raising Cain collaborates with the best local string players. Since these musicians are not playing the reception, they may charge additional travel fees. Below is a typical song list:

Adagio from Octet in F major, Opus 166 - Franz Schubert
Air on the G String from Suite #3 in D major - Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro from Sonata in F major, Opus 1, #11 - George Frederick Handel
Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Opus 29 “Rosamunde” - Franz Schubert
Arioso from Cantata #156 - Johann Sebastian Bach
Ave Maria - Johann Sebastian Bach
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F major - Johann Sebastian Bach
Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin - Richard Wagner
Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Opus 3, #11 - Antonio Vivaldi
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – String Quartet in G major, K. 525 - Mozart
Elegie from Incidental Music to Les Erinnyes - Jules Massenet
Fireworks Music - George Freerick Handel
The Four Seasons – Excerpts - Antonio Vivaldi
Gavotte - Francois Joseph Gossec
Gavotte from Holberg Suite, Opus 40 - Edward Grieg
Gigue from Suite #3 in D major - Johann Sebastian Bach
Humoresque - Antonin Dvorak
Hungarian Dance #5 - Johannes Brahms
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo from Xerxes - George Freerick Handel
March from the Anna Magdalene Bach Notebook - Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G - Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G - Ludwig van Beethoven
Musical Moment - Franz Schubert
Nocturne from Opus 9 #2 for piano - Frederick Chopin
Ode to Joy from Symphony #9 - Ludwig van Beethoven
Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck
Presto from Sonatina in F major - George Philipp Telemann
Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares - Jean-Joseph Mouret
Rondeau from Incidental Music to Abdelazer - Henry Purcell
Rondeau from Orchestral Suite #2 in B minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
Sarabande from Suite #4 in D minor for piano - George Frederick Handel
Scheherazade Theme - Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata #208 - Johann Sebastian Bach
Tambourin - Francois Joseph Gossec
Trumpet Tune - Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
Variations on a Theme of Hadyn - Johannes Brahms
Water Music Suite - George Freerick Handel 
“Wedding March” from a Midsummer Night’s Dream - Felix Mendelssohn
When I am Laid in this Earth - Henry Purcell

*Guitar and piano offer more style options for ceremony music. A somewhat obscure nuance about violins, violas and cellos is those instruments are designed to play primarily classical music. If one is interested traditional classic ceremony music, they are great. One doesn’t really "rock out" on a violin; it’s not conducive to that style of music, and if someone did try, it would sound sort of silly. However, guitar and piano are obviously cross-over instruments. Both classical and pop/rock hits sound good on those instruments, so they offer the advantage of being able to perform more modern songs (say, a Beatles tune) for ceremonies as well.

2. Classical violin, either solo or with guitar or piano accompaniment.  Since a violinist may NOT already present for the reception, that musician may have to charge the additional travel rate. Below are some audio samples and a song list:

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Bach - Air On The G String from the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major
Bach - Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Bach - Minuet in G Major
Bach - Musette in D Major
Bach - Preludium
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantina No. 208
Barry - Theme from "Somewhere In Time"
Beatles - In My Life
Beatles - Michelle
Beethoven - Für Elise
Beethoven - Minuet 1 In G
Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 In A Major - Second Movement Theme
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor - Fourth Movement Theme "Ode To Joy"
Beethoven - Piano Sonatina No. 1 - First Movement Theme
Bernstein - Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)
Boccherini - Minuet from String Quartet
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Cory Morrow - Always And Forever
DeBussy - Clair De Lune
Elvis - Can't Help Falling In Love
Gavin DeGraw - Follow Through
George Strait - I Cross My Heart
Handel - La RéJouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks
Haydn - St. Anthony Chorale
Haydn - String Quartet No. 18 - Serenade
Jason Mraz - I Won't Give Up
Joe Cocker - You Are So Beautiful
John Denver - Annie's Song
Journey - Faithfully
Loggins & Messina - Danny's Song
Lone Star - Amazed
Mama Cass Elliot - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Mendelssohn - Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Fourth Movement Theme
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Third Movement Theme (Minuet)
Pachelbel - Canon in D Major
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Sarah McLachlan - Angel
Schubert - Ave Maria
Strauss - On The Beautiful Blue Danube
Tchaikovsky - Chanson Triste
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Spring: First Movement Theme
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Spring: Third Movement Theme
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Autumn: First Movement Theme
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Autumn: Third Movement Theme
Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin

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