Our wonderful climate & a large choice of venues make outdoor weddings & naming ceremonies popular in this area. Council parks, beaches, National Parks & Botanical Gardens are amongst the choices. You will find details of many locations in this site & on my blog are pictures of weddings & namings I have coducted at locations throughout the Clarence Valley & Coffs Harbour Coast Areas.
AThe choice of ceremony music is a very personal one. parents choose their special music for different reasons. For some the lyrics have a special message, frequently a promise to the child or the track may have sentimental significance. Soft chamber music can be played in the background to provide an elegant ambience. A selected peice of music can herald the party's arrival or an uplifting selection can project a sense of celebration at the ceremony's end. Whatever the choice, music adds greatly to the occasion. Myself or your chosen celebrant can help you integrate your chosen music into the naming ceremony.
My list below is a collection of 50 or so music titles that has been used at some of my naming ceremonies, I hope this list may provide some inspiration for your personal selections. You can hear a 30 second APRA compliant sampler of each title. 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 title 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.
|All Things Bright and Bautiful||Katherine Jenkins||3:06|
|At Last||Etta James||3:35|
|Away In A Manger||Casting Crowns||3:36|
|Baby Baby||Amy Grant||3:55|
|The Lullaby||Carol Welsman||3:26|
|Baby Love||Diana Ross and the Supremes||2:37|
|Beautiful boy||John Lennon||4:01|
|Butterfly Kisses||Bob Carlisle|
|Close to You||The Carpenters|
|For Your Babies||Simply Red|
|Forever Young||Rod Stewart|
|Hello My Baby||Ladysmith Black Mambazo|
|I knew I loved You||Savage Garden|
|If I Could||Nancy Wilson|
|In My Arms||Plumb|
|In My Daughter's Eyes||Martina McBride|
|Isn't she lovely||Stevie Wonder|
|L'après-midi d'un faune||Debussy|
|Le Loup, La Biche et le Chavalier||Henri Salvador|
|Little Ray of Sunshine||Brian Cadd|
|Lullaby from the ‘Dolly’ Suite||Fauré|
|Morning has Broken||Cat Stevens|
|My Little Girl||Tim McGraw|
|Peaceful Face||Hue and Cry|
|She Makes a Sound||Hue and Cry|
|Sleeping Child||Michael Learns To Rock||3:32|
|Spring||Four Seasons by Vivaldi|
|Sweetest Little Fellow||Paul Robeson|
|The day (that you gave me a son)||Babyface|
|The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face||Roberta Flack|
|The Power of Love||Frankie|
|Unto us a child is born||Messiah by Handel|
|Variations on a Nursery Tune||Dohnányi|
|Waiting for a Star to Fall||Boy Meets Girl|
|Welcome to the World||Kevin Rudolf|
|What A Wonderful World||Louis Armstrong|
|With Arms Wide Open||Creed|
|You are the sunshine of my life||Stevie Wonder|
|You Gotta Be||Des'ree|
The 1998 Celine Dion CD Miracle provides a delightful soundtrack to the Anne Geddes' pictorial book celebrating the joy of babies.
Tracks on the album include remakes of John Lennon's "Beautiful Boy",
Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World," Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", Johannes Brahms "Brahms' Lullaby", Nancy Wilson's "If I Could," Henri Salvador's "Le loup, la biche et le chevalier (une chanson douce)," and Carol Welsman's "Baby Close Your Eyes." All of these are included in my list above, I have used them all.
The album truly does celebrate the joy of babies, I recommend it as perfect music for the post naming ceremony celebration.
APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association has advised me that music used at naming ceremonies is considered an extension of domestic use & as such does not require copyright consideration or performance licensing.