Bridal Entrance Music....Any ideas?!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Aaron, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Aaron

    Aaron Member

    I am hoping to tap into an awful lot of knowledge here so please post generously!

    My Bride-to-be is having problems trying to decide on her 'entrance' theme for our wedding & desperately needs some help.
    She does not want anything 'traditional' ie grand march from Aida, trumpet voluntary etc, but does want something 'grand' and 'fanfare-like'

    Does anybody know of any pieces, or even excerpt from a test piece which might suit? Has anybody used something along these lines in the past to break away from the norm?

    All ideas will be gratefully recieved and carefully considered

    Thanks in advance!
  2. jjules

    jjules New Member

    My daughter used the introduction from the Verves Bittersweet Symphony. We used a live string orchestra and band, totally non traditional and went down a storm!
  3. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    You could try this one.
  4. sibeck

    sibeck New Member

    Why not try Peter Graham's Summon The Dragon. The title could be misconstrued but the fanfare at the beginning works well!
  5. Just Crazy

    Just Crazy Member

    What about fanfare and flourishes, I am thinking about having that or the fanfare from fanfare, romance and finale.
  6. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Entry of the Gladiators?
  7. Scongie

    Scongie Member

    At the end of Star Wars a New Hope there's a fanfare march as Luke and the others go up to collect their medals. Use this in my siters wedding and it went down well.

    Heared Olympic fanfare done the other day but they started just before the percussion feature.
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I've been scrolling through my collection of pieces and found Hymnus Antverpiae by Jan Van der Roost which has been scored for brass band (as well as other ensemble groups). Sounds formal enough but lacks a fanfare through it (although I believe it can be easily adapted!). Maybe give the composer an email and he might help out!

    You can find an audio sample here. More about the piece here (...same audio sample as well!).
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2008
  9. I had Harborough Band playing Crown Imperial to enter and Entrance of the Gladiators (Fucik) to exit.
  10. KMJ Recordings

    KMJ Recordings Supporting Member

    We had Procession to the Minster on the way in and "Thanks be to God" from Elijah on the way out.

    The end of Minster frightened a few of the pensioners who'd popped in at the back to get out of the rain, though ;)
  11. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    Tragedy by the Bee Gees!!
  12. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Beleive it or not - I've actually been at a wedding where that happened - although it was the steps version, not the Bee Gees.

    (Honestly, the mind absolutely boggles)

    If she doesn't mind hanging around for forty or fifty bars, you could try 'pass time in good company' and have her set off walking just as it starts to get all loud and proud. That might work. Nice grand ending as she reaches the altar too.
  13. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    We had the Toccata from Widor's 5th Organ Symphony(Black Dykem playing ofcourse), for the exit and Procession to the Minster for the entrance(Grimethorpe).
  14. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    We had La Mourisque from Six Susato Dances to walk in, and La Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks on the way out. If you fancy a testpiece exceprt you could always try the opening movement of Pageantry.
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    William Himes wrote "Procession to covenant" for his wedding, but you'd need a pretty long aisle to walk up if you're going to play it right through!
  16. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    Some of Edward Gregson's early works such as Processional or Music For An Occasion might be suitable alternatives!
  17. brassbandmaestro

    brassbandmaestro Active Member

    Philip Wilby's Dragon's Arise, perhaps?
  18. wilearl

    wilearl Member

    The Final Countdown!
  19. Rapier

    Rapier Supporting Member

    Genius! And D.I.V.O.R.C.E. on the way out? (Don't know if there is a Brass version though. ) ;)
  20. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    Darrol Barry wrote a piece for Rachel Higginson's wedding that I played at. Think it was called 'jubilee' or something along those lines. It was a lovely piece of music. Not sure if this piece is published, but you could try PMing him.

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