found in Playford's Dancing Master, ca. 1700

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A great bride's or bridesmaids processional. It has many good ending points within the song, so it can be customized to fit the length of time of your procession. Played here on oboe, hammered dulcimer, and guitar.

Thomas Morley, ca. 1600

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another great processional. You're hearing it here with oboe, hammered dulcimer, and guitar

Clarke

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A traditional wedding processional, played here by a trio of oboe, bassoon, and guitar. Can also be a recessional if played at a faster tempo

Johann Pachelbel

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This piece has good reason to be the most popular wedding processional used today. Played here by oboe, bassoon, and guitar

traditional

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Can be used for either processional or recessional. Played here by oboe, hammered dulcimer, and guitar

O'Carolan, ca. 1700

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A great tune with a funny name, can be used for either processional or recessional. Played here by oboe, hammered dulcimer, and guitar.

Praetorius, ca. 1600

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A lively and classy wedding recessional, played here on hammered dulcimer and oboe.

trad. Scottish, 1700s

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This tune makes a lively recessional (but should be titled "Haste FROM the Wedding," don't you think?). Played here by soprano recorder and hammered dulcimer

Tune from Beethoven's 9th Symphony

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Traditional and popular recessional, the title says it all about the beginning of your new life together. Played here by oboe and hammered dulcimer.

traditional Irish

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Exquisite Celtic tune, heard here on alto recorder and hammered dulcimer

J. S. Bach, arr. by Greg

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A favorite by Bach, played here by a trio of oboe, flute, bassoon. Thanks to flautist Patti Grandel for appearing as a guest on this recording.

Iain MacLachlan, arr. by Greg

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Haunting tune written by Iain MacLachlan, originally for a BBC series of the same name in the 1960s. Only the tune survives now. Played here by alto recorder and hammered dulcimer

O'Carolan, ca. 1700

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Probably our most popular for "candle-lighting," for any part of the wedding ceremony that needs soft background music. Played here on hammered dulcimer and soprano recorder.

traditional Irish

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beautiful traditional Celtic hymn tune, played here by alto recorder and hammered dulcimer

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