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Recessional Music for a Wedding Ceremony

This is the segment of a marriage ceremony when the bride and groom depart the ceremony as husband and wife. Traditionally, they will walk down the aisle, saying goodbye to their beloved guests.

The music during the processional should be grand and triumphant, and set the scene for both the rest of the celebrant, and the future of the bride and groom.

Below are some musical ideas for the processional:

  • Allegro - Water Music suite (Handel)
  • Amazing (Alex Lloyd)
  • Another One Bites the Dust (Queen)
  • Beautiful Day (U2)
  • Can you feel it? (Jackson Five)
  • Come away with me (Norah Jones)
  • Diamonds on the Inside (Ben Harper)
  • Double Violin Concerto in D Minor (Bach)
  • From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
  • Grand March from Aida (Verdi)
  • Grande Choeur Dialogue (Gigout)
  • Groovy Kind of Love (Phil Collins)
  • Happy Together (The Turtles)
  • Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
  • Le Rondeau - Masterpiece Theatre theme (Mouret)
  • Love and Marriage (Frank Sinatra)
  • Love is in the Air (John Paul Young)
  • Love Me Do (Beatles)
  • Marche Heroique (Brewer)
  • Morgan Megan (Turlough O'Carolan)
  • Perhaps Love Placido (Domingo / John Denver)
  • Prelude and Fugue in A (Bach)
  • Processional (Mathias)
  • Rejoicing (Telemann)
  • Signed Sealed Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
  • Sonata in A major first movement (Mendelssohn)
  • Still the One (Orleans)
  • The Ride of the Valkyrie (Wagner)
  • Toccata from Symphony No.5 (Widor)
  • Toccata in B Minor, Gigout
  • Transports de Joie, (No.3 from L'Ascension), Messiaen
  • Triumphal (Homage) March (Opus 53, No. 3), Grieg [br]
  • Trumpet Concerto in D Major (Telemann)
  • Trumpet Overture from the Indian Ocean (Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Henry Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
  • Trumpet Voluntary (Stanley)
  • Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

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See Also
Prelude When the Guests arrive
Processional Entrance of the Bride
The Signing Signing the Marriage Certificates
Recessional When the Bride and Groom depart as husband and wife
Finale When the Guests mingle after the ceremony, and congratulate the Bride and Groom

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