Listowel Music Classes
If you have a friend who you would like to sing for your wedding ceremony, Michelle or her ensemble can accompany your singer for one or two songs. We recommend that your singer be experienced enough to coordinate well with instrumental accompaniment in one rehearsal. Your singer will need to provide the voice-piano sheet music in his or her key to Michelle. If you are hiring any instruments other than piano, Michelle will write a custom arrangement for the instruments you have selected to accompany the singer. If you would like a singer but don't have one, Michelle can recommend one to you.
If you would like certain music for your ceremony that Michelle or her ensemble does not already play, you may provide the piano sheet music (preferred) or an MP3, which Michelle will use to write a custom arrangement for the instruments you have selected. Not all music works for two melodic instruments (violin-cello), as a third instrument may be needed to fill in the harmonies. Most music sounds good when arranged for string trio (two violins and cello): hear string trio audio samples.
Music for the processional (walking in) is generally calm, stately music, at a good walking pace. You may have one processional for everyone, or different music for the bride. If you choose different music for the bride, ensure musicians are located where we can see the bride at the back when everyone is standing, to know when to change the music. Processional music ends when the procession reaches the front, so you will not hear the whole piece. Depending on the length of the walk and the size of your wedding party, you may only hear the first few bars. If you prefer, you may choose to stand at the front and listen to the entire piece.
Signing of the Register Music
Music for signing of the register (marriage documents) is usually gentle and lyrical. This is a good place in the ceremony for a featured piece of music that you particularly like, or a song performed by a singer with instrumental accompaniment. While you and your witnesses sign your documents, your guests can enjoy hearing the entire piece.
Music for the recessional (walking out) follows the announcement of the newly married couple, and is upbeat and joyful in celebration. The entire piece is played, followed by one more joyful piece of music while guests are leaving.