best string quartet wedding songs

Best String Quartet Wedding Songs (2022)

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String quartets are a wonderful option for wedding music, and there are many great options from which to choose. Here are twenty of the best string quartet songs for every part of your big day:

Prelude

The prelude is the part of the wedding ceremony where the guests are seated, and the wedding party is getting ready. Here is a list of some amazing wedding ceremony music to set the tone for your ceremony:

prelude after the guests are seated

  1. “Air on the G String” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. “Arioso” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  4. “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  5. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. “La Folia” by Antonio Vivaldi
  7. “Largo” from Xerxes by George Frederic Handel
  8. “Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet
  9. “Minuet in G” by Christian Petzold
  10. “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar
  11. “Sheep May Safely Graze” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  12. “Sinfonia” from Cantata No. 29 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  13. “Spring” from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
  14. “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by George Frederic Handel
  15. “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke
  16. “Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn
  17. “Canon in F” by Johann Pachelbel
  18. “Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret
  19. “Allegro Maestoso” from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel
  20. “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel

Processional

processional songs list

The processional is the part of the wedding ceremony where the bride, groom, wedding party, and other VIPs walk down the aisle. Classical music is traditionally played during the processional. Here are some majestic wedding songs to accompany you on your way:

  1. “Bridal Chorus” from Lohengrin by Richard Wagner
  2. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  3. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  5. “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  6. “Processional” by James Horner
  7. “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke
  8. “Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn
  9. “Air on the G String” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  10. “Arioso” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  11. “Bouree” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  12. “Canon in F” by Johann Pachelbel
  13. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  14. “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel
  15. “La Rejouissance” from Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frederic Handel
  16. “Minuet in G” by Christian Petzold
  17. “Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret
  18. “Sheep May Safely Graze” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  19. “Sinfonia” from Cantata No. 29 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  20. “Spring” from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi

Bridal Processional

bridal processional songs list

Many couples choose to play a different song as the bride walks down the aisle. A professional string quartet can make this moment magical. Here are some beautiful bridal processionals to choose from:

  1. “Air on the G String” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  2. “Arioso” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  3. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  4. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  5. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. “La Folia” by Antonio Vivaldi
  7. “Largo” from Xerxes by George Frederic Handel
  8. “Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet
  9. “Minuet in G” by Christian Petzold
  10. “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar
  11. “Sheep May Safely Graze” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  12. “Sinfonia” from Cantata No. 29 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  13. “Spring” from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
  14. “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by George Frederic Handel
  15. “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke
  16. “Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn
  17. “Canon in F” by Johann Pachelbel
  18. “Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret
  19. “Allegro Maestoso” from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel
  20. “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel

Recessional

recessional-songs-list

The recessional is the part of the wedding ceremony where the bride and groom walk back up the aisle after being pronounced husband and wife. Here are some triumphant songs to enjoy:

  1. “All Creatures of Our God and King” by Richard Walton
  2. “Allegro” from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel
  3. “Bouree” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  4. “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah by George Frederic Handel
  5. “La Rejouissance” from Music for the Royal Fireworks by George Frederic Handel
  6. “Ode to Joy” from Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. “Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret
  8. “Sheep May Safely Graze” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  9. “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke
  10. “Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Felix Mendelssohn
  11. “Canon in F” by Johann Pachelbel
  12. “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  13. “Hornpipe” from Water Music Suite by George Frederic Handel
  14. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  15. “Minuet in G” by Christian Petzold
  16. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  17. “Processional” by James Horner
  18. “Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret
  19. “Spring” from The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
  20. “Trumpet Tune” by Henry Purcell

Reception Entrance

reception entrance

The reception entrance is the wedding party’s entrance into the reception hall. A professional string quartet can add a unique touch to this part of the night. This is typically a fun and festive moment, so choose from these timeless and modern pop songs that represent the festive mood!

  1. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  2. “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
  3. “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors
  4. “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé
  5. “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” by Justin Timberlake
  6. “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang
  7. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  8. “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
  9. “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas
  10. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  11. “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)” by Whitney Houston
  12. “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor
  13. “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince
  14. “Love on Top” by Beyoncé
  15. “Mo Money Mo Problems” by The Notorious BIG.
  16. “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus
  17. “Raise Your Glass” by P!nk
  18. “Shout” by The Isley Brothers
  19. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
  20. “Starlight” by Muse

First Dance

The first dance is the first dance between the newly married couple and is an extraordinary moment. Here are some beautiful first dance songs to choose from:

  1. “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  2. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley
  3. “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
  4. “Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven
  5. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
  6. “How Deep Is Your Love” by The Bee Gees
  7. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  8. “La Vie en Rose” by Edith Piaf
  9. “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole
  10. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
  11. “Married Life” from Up by Michael Giacchino
  12. “Moon River” by Andy Williams
  13. “My Funny Valentine” by Frank Sinatra
  14. “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland
  15. “She” by Charles Aznavour
  16. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
  17. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  18. “Waterloo Sunset” by The Kinks
  19. “At Last” by Etta James
  20. “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

Father/Daughter Dance

The father/daughter dance is a cherished moment at any wedding. Here are some of the most popular songs to make it even more special:

  1. “My Girl” by The Temptations
  2. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
  3. “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne
  4. “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
  5. “Better Together” by Jack Johnson
  6. “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
  7. “In My Life” by The Beatles
  8. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  9. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Randy Newman
  10. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
  11. “Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland
  12. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  13. “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” by John Lennon
  14. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
  15. “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn
  16. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  17. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  18. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
  19. “The Best Day” by George Strait
  20. “I’ll Be There For You (Theme from “Friends”)” by The Rembrandts

Mother/Son Dance

Another treasured moment at weddings is the mother/son dance. Here are some fantastic songs that you can use to make it even more memorable:

  1. “The Wonder of You” by Elvis Presley
  2. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  3. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
  4. “In My Life” by The Beatles
  5. “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
  6. “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
  7. “The Best Day” by George Strait
  8. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  9. “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by The Intruders
  10. “Look What You’ve Done For Me” by Al Green
  11. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
  12. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  13. “Never Alone” by Lady Antebellum
  14. “Oh, How the Years Go By” by Amy Grant
  15. “She’s Always a Woman” by Billy Joel
  16. “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  17. “Smile” by Uncle Kracker
  18. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
  19. “Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof
  20. “Thank You for Being a Friend” by Andrew Gold

Parting Thoughts

With so many amazing wedding songs to choose from, deciding which ones to include in your big day can be challenging. We hope this list of the best string quartet wedding songs will help make your decision easier. These classic and timeless tunes will not disappoint.

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