Wedding Music

The Motor City Brass Quintet has performed at hundreds of wedding ceremonies, each one with a unique approach and flair. Custom arrangements of favorite songs can be crafted to make your special day even more memorable. Brass Jar Music offers a variety of options to coordinate music at your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Selecting Music for a Wedding Ceremony

  • Chamber music will add ambiance and sophistication to your wedding ceremony (and cocktail hour)
  • Prelude Music: 15 minutes of music as guests arrive and are seated
  • Entrance of Wedding Party: Bridesmaids and groomsmen processional and placements
  • Bride Processional: Entrance of the bride
  • Interludes: Music for reflection, communion, and lighting of the unity candle, or accentuate readings
  • Recessional: Exit of the bride, groom, and wedding party
  • Postlude Music: 10-15 minutes of music as guests exit

Program from a traditional wedding:

  • Preludes: Mouret: Rondeau, Bach: Air on the G string, Vivaldi: Largo from Winter, Pachelbel: Canon in D
  • Wedding Party: Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Bride Processional: Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
  • Interlude: Bach: Aria, Bist Du Bei Mir
  • Recessional: Purcell: Trumpet Tune
  • Postlude: Handel: Allegro Maestoso from Water Music

Wedding ceremony sections and appropriate styles:

  • Preludes: Slow, lyrical lines of music and flowing passages of notes, such as Pachelbel’s Canon in D
  • Wedding Party: More moderate tempos such as Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Bride Processional: A more robust or stately selection, such as Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary or Wagner’s Bridal Chorus
  • Interlude: An uplifting selection, anything by Bach is a good example
  • Recessional: A lively piece, which is cheerful and bright, such as Handel’s Trumpet Tune, Handel’s La Rejouissance, or Wagner’s Wedding March




The Perfect Wedding with The Motor City Brass Quintet