Wedding Music 101

Music for Mothers, Parents and Grandparents

Many couples choose to have special music as their mothers come down the aisle, so this might be considered the first processional. The father of the groom either escorts or follows behind an usher who escorts the mother of the groom to the front. The father of the bride, of course, escorts the bride. BTW…most of these compositions are interchangeable with other processionals, particularly the bridesmaids' procession.
Music suggestions for Seating of Mothers, Parents, and Grandparents
  • Romance - W. A. Mozart
  • Air from Water Music - G. F. Handel
  • Minuet from Berenice - G. F. Handel
  • Largo from Winter Concerto - A. Vivaldi
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J. S. Bach

Romance - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
This is the second movement from Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Air from Water Music - George Frederic Handel
Handel composed the Water Music Suite to regain favor with King George I of England. The Air is a very well known piece from this suite.
Menuet from Berenice - George Frederic Handel
This "Menuet" is from one of Handel's later operas.
Largo from Winter Concerto - Antonio Vivaldi
A piece from Vivaldi's Seasons concerto for violin and strings, a very nice bridesmaid alternative.
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J. S. Bach
This is one of J.S. Bach's most famous chorales and is a good entrance for mothers of the Bride and Groom. May be listed as Jesu in the program.
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Music Director, Saint James Church