Flute and String Quartet Wedding Music at St. Thomas More Church and Castle Cliff Estates



This weekend I played flute for a gorgeous Catholic wedding ceremony and reception. Our flute and string quartet played Irish, classical, and sacred music for the prelude to this wedding ceremony, which was held at St. Thomas More church in Centennial. The church was modern, but very elegant with vibrant stained glass windows, and lovely wood and stone work. The ceremony was not a full mass, but there was a short sermon and a number of lovely Biblical readings.

After the ceremony, we drove to Castle Cliff Estates where we played classical and Irish music for the reception. Castle Cliff Estates had an elegant classic feel with large windows overlooking the vibrant gardens and water feature in the back. The bride’s choice of flowers and decorations, our musical accompaniment, and a roaring fire in the fireplace perfectly complimented our opulent surroundings and cheered up the cold and rainy day.

Wedding Ceremony Music:
Family Processional ~ Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (JS Bach)
Processional ~ Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Bridal Processional ~ Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Unity Candle: Winter from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Recessional ~ Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)

Selected Reception Music:
An Irish Blessing (traditional), Last Rose of Summer (traditional), Psalm 19 (Marcello), selections from Water Music Suite (Handel), Palladio


Flute and String Quartet Wedding Ceremony Music at Vail Chapel and Sonnenalp Resort

I just enjoyed a wonderful music-filled weekend highlighted by playing wedding ceremony and cocktail hour music for a wedding in Vail. It was a gorgeous day for a wedding! Our performance began at Vail Interfaith Chapel where our quartet played a half hour as the guests arrived, and then for the wedding ceremony. After that we moved across the street to the elegant Sonnenalp Resort where we played popular and rock music for the cocktail hour. I played this wedding with the Ribbons and Strings Ensemble (notice the ribbons on our instruments!)

Wedding Ceremony Music:

Processional Music ~ Speed of Sound (Coldplay)

Bridal Processional ~ Canon in D (Pachelbel)

During the Ceremony ~ (Everything I do) I Do It For You from Robin Hood

Recessional Music ~ I’m Yours (Mraz)

Selected Cocktail Hour Music ~
Clocks (Coldplay), It’s a Wonderful World, Blackbird (Beatles), Tango from Scent of a Woman, All You Need is Love (Beatles)

 

Now Offering a String Quartet and a String Trio

It’s time to go traditional, and I am pleased to announce that you can now hire a string quartet or a string trio right here through my website. String music will add a touch of elegance and class to your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or your special event. The formal sound and appearance of stringed instruments make them a very popular choice for brides.

If you would like to hire a quartet or a trio but want a more unique and varied sound, you can replace the first violin with the flute. The flute has a smooth sound that contrasts beautifully with that of stringed instruments.

Quartet and Trio Options (I will play the instruments in bold):
String Quartet – 2 violins, viola, cello
String Trio – violin, viola, cello
Flute Quartet – flute, violin, viola, cello
Flute Trio – flute, viola, cello

Wedding Processional Music Ideas for the Flute


The following is a list wedding processional music that I have handpicked and compiled for 2013. Some of these songs are new and some are old friends paying a return visit, but all of these songs will sound great with the flute.

Classical Wedding Processional Music Ideas:
Classical music sounds great with flute and harp, flute and guitar, solo flute, flute and cello, flute and violin, and flute and strings trios and quartets. Visit my Ensembles page for music samples.

Alla Hornpipe (Handel)
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Chorale from Cantata No. 147 (JS Bach)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (JS Bach)
Overture from Royal Fireworks Music (Handel)
Rondeau (Mouret)
Spring from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Te Deum (Marc-Antoine Charpentier)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Water Music — Selections (Handel)
Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mendelssohn)
Wedding March from The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Largo from Winter from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

Contemporary Wedding Processional Music Ideas:
These contemporary music selections will sound great with flute and harp, flute and guitar, and flute and string trios and quartets. Visit my Ensembles page for more about these ensembles.

All You Need is Love – The Beatles
At Last – Etta James
Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts
Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
Edelweiss – Rodgers/Hammerstein
Falling In Love At a Coffeeshop – Landon Pigg
Fields of Gold – Sting
From This Moment On – Cole Porter
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
In My Life – Lennon/McCartney
I Will be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman
Legend of Zelda Selections
The Ludlows from Legends of the Fall
Moon River –from Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Reign of Love – Coldplay
She – Elvis Costello
Smile – Uncle Kracker
Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder
This Year’s Love – David Gray
The Wedding from Legends of the Fall
Whatever it is – Zac Brown Band
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When I Fall in Love – Nat King Cole
When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You are the Sunshine of my Life – Stevie Wonder

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Add Some Sparkle With Live Christmas Music

If you are planning a Christmas party this year, what better way to add to the festive atmosphere than live Christmas music ? All of our ensembles have a large Christmas repertoire. This is the time of year when December dates begin filling up, so book soon to ensure our availability.

Flute Quartet Wedding Music at Tapestry House


This past Saturday I played for an outdoor wedding at the Tapestry House in Laporte, CO. The first snow of the season had arrived that night, and the day remained cold and overcast.

Despite the cold temperatures, Tapestry House was a beautiful oasis. Snow still covered the boughs of the magnificent pines around the ceremony site, providing a lovely winter backdrop for a collage of blooming summer flowers and peak autumn foliage. Twinkle lights added an air of festivity.

Before the wedding began, our flute quartet (flute, violin, viola, cello) entertained the guests with classical prelude music as they waited in the heated reception area. Before the guests proceeded outside for the ceremony, we moved our instruments to the house right behind the ceremony site. With the help of amplification and a few open windows, the guests were able to clearly hear our music before and during the ceremony, and we were able to keep our fingers warm enough to play our instruments.

After the wedding ceremony, we moved back to the reception area where we played oldies and popular and rock music for the cocktail hour. The cocktail hour was in a covered patio which was kept nice and warm with the help of tented sides and long heat lamps on the ceiling.

Wedding Ceremony Music:
Prelude Music ~ Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach), Amazing Grace, Arioso (Bach), Polonaise (Bach), Air from Suite in D Major (Bach)
Seating of the Parents ~ Largo from Xerses (Handel)
Attendant’s Processional ~ Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Bridal Processional ~ Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Tree Planting Ceremony ~ Simple Gifts
Recessional ~ Strawberry Swing (Coldplay), Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)

Cocktail Hour Music:
When I’m 64 (Beatles), So Happy Together (Turtles) Don’t Stop Believing (Journey), Dream On (Aerosmith), In My Life (Beatles), Beauty and the Beast, Here Comes the Sun (Beatles), Tango from Scent of a Woman

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Flute Quartet Wedding Music at Black Canyon Inn

This past Monday I had a wonderful time playing the flute for a wedding at the beautiful Black Canyon Inn in Estes Park, Colorado.  The wedding was outdoors under a pavilion with a spectacular mountain view. The hot day cooled down with nearby rain, giving us a pleasant breeze and cooler temperatures.

I played with the Ribbons and Strings Ensembles, and because the groom was partial to the sound of the flute, the couple chose to have a quartet with flute, violin, viola, and cello.

 

Wedding Ceremony Music:

Prelude ~ What a Wonderful World  (Armstrong), Arioso  (Bach), Spring (Vivaldi), Rondo (Mozart)

Processional for the Maid of Honor ~ Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Bridal Processional ~ Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)

Signing the Marriage License ~ “Only Hope” from A Walk to Remember

Recessional ~ Psalm 19 (Marcello), Hornpipe (Handel), Allegro from Spring (Vivaldi), Divertimento in D Major, 1st mvmt. (Mozart), selections from Autumn (Vivaldi)

First Dance ~ “Unchained Melody” from Ghost

 

We played for the cocktail hour at the Twin Owls Steak House. We played a wide selection of classical, jazz, rock, and popular songs. A shortened sample is listed below.

 

Selected Cocktail Hour Music:

All You Need is Love (Beatles), Unforgettable (Nat King Cole), Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton), Blue Moon, Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol), Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)

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