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Wedding Music

Choosing the Music

AThe choice of ceremonial music is a deeply personal one. Couples choose their special music for different reasons. For some the lyrics have a personal message or the track may have sentimental significance. Soft chamber music can be played in the background to provide an elegant ambience. A Traditional peice of music can herald the brides arrival or an uplifting selection can project a sense of celebration at the ceremony end. Whatever the choice music adds greatly to the occasion. Myself or your chosen Wedding Celebrant can help integrate your choices into the ceremony programme.

Play List for a Wedding Ceremony

aBelow is a typical ceremony playlist, it demonstrates some techniques that are used to ensure that the ceremony flows smoothly. The first track is the same as the track played for the brides arrival, this track is volume reference, the level of all other tracks is adjusted in an audio editor before compilation to suit this track. Silent tracks are placed between music events, these are parking places from where the player can be smoothly advanced to the beginning of the next track with a single button press. Pause points also allow a track to be more elegantly replayed if extra time is required.

aIt is difficult to accurately predict the time required for the signing of the register & certificates, in the list below the two tracks for the signing have been merged into a single track, this allows the music to be faded to silent when the party returns, the player is advanced to the following pause point & the volume is reset ready for the next event. Detailed planning such as this ensures a sucessful ceremony.

Suggested Wedding Ceremony Music

The list below is a collection of music that has been used at some of my wedding ceremonies, I hope this list may provide some inspiration for your personal selections. You can hear a 30 second APRA compliant sampler of each tiltle. I can also provide lists of suitable classical, traditional & religious music. I have included track duration to help with planning, to sample a track click the track tiltle for the track you would like to hear, you can either let the player automatically advance to the next track or you can click another.

Title
Artist
Duration

1, 2, 3, 4 (Album Version)

Plain White T's

3:18

A Gaelic Blessing [new version by Rutter]

Royal Liverpool Philamonic

2:45

A Rose Has Bloomed

Brahms, ed. J.E. West

2:27

All Cried Out

Dusty Springfield

3:04

All For You

Cold Chisel

4:57

All I See Is You

Dusty Springfield

3:23

Amazed

Lonestar

4:00

Amazing

Cassie Davis

4:00

Amazing Grace

Alfie Bow

3:43

Away From The Sun (Album Version)

3 Doors Down

3:52

Baby Boy (Album Version)

Big Brovaz

4:01

Basin Street Blues

Louis Armstrong

7:19

Be With You

The Bangles

3:03

Beams Of Heaven (Featuring The Holmes Brothers)

Phoebe Snow

3:55

Because

Michael Collins & His Orchestra

2:24

Better Together

Jack Johnson

3:28

Big Jet Plane

Angus & Julia Stone

3:59

Black - Dove (LP Version)

Tori Amos

4:39

Bubbly (Album Version)

Colbie Caillat

3:16

Cailin

Unwritten Law

4:08

C'est Si Bon

Louis Armstrong

3:07

Chasing Cars (Album Version)

Snow Patrol

4:26

Church House Steps

Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama

4:47

Church On Time

Ben Harper & The Blind Boys Of Alabama

4:17

Come Away With Me

Norah Jones

3:18

Come what may ~??

Lina

4:02

Count On Me

Bruno Mars

3:17

Crystal (LP Version)

Fleetwood Mac

5:14

Days of the Ring

Howard Shore

9:10

Didn't It Rain

Marie Knight

3:44

Don't Take Everybody To Be Your Friend

Joanna Connor

4:09

Dream Catch Me

Newton Faulkner

3:59

Easy Babe

Fiona Boyes & The Fortune Tellers

4:40

Eternal Flame

The Bangles

3:57

Even When Im Sleeping

Leonardo'S Bride

3:55

Evening Falls

Enya

3:49

Everything (Album Version)

Michael Bublé

3:32

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You (Album Version) Bryan Adams 6:34

Everything I Wanted

The Bangles

3:38

F**kin' Perfect (Explicit Version)

P!nk

3:33

Final Conversation

The Butterfly Effect

3:22

Forever And For Always (Pop Red Edit)

Shania Twain

4:07

Forever Young

Joan Baez

3:39

Fresh Feeling

Eels

3:38

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Paul Kelly And Uncle Bill

6:23

Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Album Version)

Cyndi Lauper

3:48

Give Me Time

Dusty Springfield

3:07

God Gave Me You

Blake Shelton

3:50

Going Back Home

Pigram Brothers

3:34

Gorecki

Lamb

6:30

Gracie (Album Version)

Ben Folds

2:38

Greatest Love Of All (Remastered: 2000)

Whitney Houston

4:46

Hallelujah

Susan Boyle

3:51

Here Comes the Sun

The Beatles

3:06

Hold My Hand (LP Version)

Hootie And The Blowfish

4:18

I Do (Cherish You)

98º

3:46

I Gotta Feeling

The Black Eyed Peas

4:49

I Looked Down The Line (And I Wondered)

Maria Muldaur

4:17

I Love Rock 'n' Roll

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

2:55

I Mada

Habib Koité & Bamada

7:15

I Only Want To Be With You

Dusty Springfield

2:38

I Wonder

Tony O'Connor

6:52

I'll Always Be Right There

Bryan Adams

3:17

I'll Set You Free

The Bangles

4:51

I'll Stand By You (Album Version)

Pretenders

4:01

I'll Try Anything

Dusty Springfield

2:26

I'm a Believer

Smashmouth

3:06

I'm Yours (Album Version)

Jason Mraz

4:03

Iris (Album Version)

The Goo Goo Dolls

4:50

Isn't She Lovely (Album Version)

Stevie Wonder

6:33

Just The Way You Are

Bruno Mars

3:41

Keep On Loving You (Album Version)

REO Speedwagon

3:22

Kiss Me (LP Version)

Sixpence None The Richer

3:25

Let's Get Married (Album Version)

Jagged Edge

4:23

Let's Kiss (Like Angels Do)

Wendy Matthews

3:30

Life Is A Rollercoaster (Album Version)

Ronan Keating

3:55

Light Of Day

Shane Howard

3:48

Losing You

Dusty Springfield

3:09

Losing You

John Butler Trio THE

3:48

Love Story (US Album Version)

Taylor Swift

3:58

Lovely Day

Donavon Frankenreiter

3:02

Lovesong

Tori Amos

5:18

Lucky (Album Version)

Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

3:10

Lune

Banditaliana

5:12

Making Memories Of Us

Keith Urban

4:11

Mama He's Crazy

The Judds

3:14

Marry Me

Train

3:26

Marry You

Bruno Mars

3:50

My Best Friend

Tim McGraw

4:40

My Journey To The Sky

Maria Muldaur (With Bonnie Raitt)

4:07

New Directions

Tony O'Connor

5:31

No Love Today

Chris Smither

4:38

Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now

Starship

4:21

Only You Can Love Me This Way

Keith Urban

4:08

Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)

Enya

4:26

Perfect (Album Version)

Vanessa Amorosi

4:47

Precious Memories

Sweet Honey In The Rock

5:01

Remember

Tony O'Connor

3:28

Right On Time

Eric Bibb And Dave Bronze

4:43

Rock Me

Toshi Reagon

5:12

Saving Grace (Audio)

Pete Murray

2:57

Say You Love Me (LP Version)

Fleetwood Mac

4:10

Sleeping Child

Michael Learns To Rock

3:32

Smile

Uncle Kracker

3:22

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

The Platters

2:37

So Beautiful

Darren Hayes

4:59

So Easy Lovin' You

Ronan Keating

4:09

Solsbury Hill (2002 Digital Remaster)

Peter Gabriel

4:23

Somebody Like You (Album Version)

Keith Urban

5:24

Space They Cannot Touch

Kate Miller-Heidke

4:15

Stand By Me

Rory Block

2:52

Sweet Baby (featuring Erykah Badu) (Album Version)

Macy Gray featuring Erykah Badu

3:49

Sweethearts Together  Re-Mastered

The Rolling Stones

4:46

Thank You For Loving Me

Bon Jovi

5:09

That's All

Angela Strehli

4:03

The Benny Hill Show (Yakety Sax)

London Music Works

2:06

The Book Of Love

Peter Gabriel

3:53

The Burst Mattress

Sharon Shannon

6:04

The Bushman

Chris Cook

2:07

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Album Version)

Natasha Marsh

3:11

The Vows Go Unbroken Kenny Rogers 3:31

This I Promise You

Ronan Keating

3:56

This I Swear (Album Version)

Nick Lachey

4:34

This Is Us

Mark Knopfler & EmmyLou  Harris

4:39

This Old Love

Lior

4:28

Time Has Told Me

Nick Drake

4:24

True Colors

Cyndi Lauper

3:46

Up Above My Head

Maria Muldaur

3:48

Watch Over Me

Bernard Fanning

3:33

When I Look Into Your Eyes

Firehouse

4:02

When I Need You

Leo Sayer

4:11

Wishin' And Hopin'

Dusty Springfield

2:56

Without You

Keith Urban

3:56

Without You (feat. Usher)

David Guetta -  Usher

3:28

You And Me (Album Version)

Lifehouse

3:18

You Got Me (Album Version)

Colbie Caillat

4:01

You're My Best Friend (2011 Remaster)

Queen

2:51

You're My Better Half

Keith Urban

4:13

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A Wedding Ceremony Playlist

Wedding Ceremony Music

Music is a vital part of a contemporary wedding ceremony. It entertains the guests while they are assembling & waiting, it heralds the arrival of the bride, music provides background while the party is away for the signing, the ceremony progress is synchonised to the musical selections, carefully chosen music sets the atmosphere for the day.

---There is an international convention, implemented in Australia's copyright law, that allows any piece of music to be performed within a marriage ceremony without any copyright considerations or performance licensing needed. However this only applies within the ceremony, if music is used before or after the ceremony then the event may need an appropriate performance licence. Ceremonies held in a private home are classified as extended domestic & do not require a license. Video recordings of the ceremony that include the music also require a license. A license can be purchased from Performing Rights Organisations like APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association).