Ireland's Foremost Wedding Ceremony Musicians
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Wedding Music Repertoire

Music is an essential part of a Wedding Celebration, enhancing the atmosphere of the ceremony. The Orpheus Trio’s music reflects the emotions of the happy couple and uplifts the spirits of the assembled company as the ceremony progresses, from joy to nostalgia, from reflection to reverence. Quite simply, our music touches the heart at this special time, the beginning of a happy couple’s life together.

Below is a
sample of our Church Music Repertoire. The pieces have all been placed in the appropriate order. Please bear in mind that the order of the pieces and the pieces themselves are only suggestions. There are no set rules about the number of pieces needed.
Go to our
Audio page for examples of our repertoire.

Wedding Music Repertoire List

Ceremony Wedding Music:

1. Prelude Music

The Orpheus Trio performs various items drawn from their large repertoire as guests begin to arrive at the church.

2. Processionals
The following items are appropriate for the march up the aisle and indeed some are also suitable for the march down the aisle.

Dowland Lady Hunsdon’s Alman
Handel Where e’er you walk
Purcell Rondeau from ‘Abdelazar’
Purcell Trumpet Voluntary

3. Meditations
The following pieces, which are mostly religious in nature, are suitable for:
The Offertory
The Communion
The Signing of the Register

Anon Romance
Bach Adagio from Flute Sonata in E major
Bach Minuet & Badinerie
Faure Sicilienne from ‘Pelleas & Melisande’
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Gounod Ave Maria on a Prelude by J.S.Bach
Morricone Gabriel’s Oboe
Mozart Laudate Dominum
Myers Cavatina
O’Riada Ar n’Athair
Pachelbel Canon
Schubert Ave Maria
Tarrega Lagrima
Telemann Andante from Sonata in A minor
Trad. (Irish) Bi a Iosa im Chroise
Trad. (Irish) Tabhair dom do Lamh
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

4. Recessionals
As mentioned above, the following are also interchangeable with the march up the aisle.

Carolan Planxty Sudley
Gossec Tambourin
Handel Bouree & Hornpipe from “The Water Music”
Telemann Allegro from Sonata in F
Vivaldi Allegro from ‘Spring’ of the Four Seasons

Wedding Reception:

If you are looking for beautiful music to create just the right ambience for your reception, then look no further.

Orpheus Trio Drinks Reception Repertoire Selection

Classical pieces from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods

Opera Favorites

Tangos, Sambas & Dances from Spain and South America

Hits from the Movies and Shows

Various Jazz Standards

Irish and Celtic folk songs

Baroque Classical & Romantic

Anon. : Spanish Romance

Bach, Johann Sebastian:
Air on the G string from Suite #3 in D Major
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata #147
Minuet and Badinerie from Orchestral Suite #2
Flute Sonata in C

Boccherini, Luigi:

Clarke, Jeremiah:
Trumpet Voluntary

Delibes, Leo:
Flower Duet from “Lakme”

Dowland, John:
Lady Hunsdon’s Alman

Faure, Gabriel:
Pavane, Op. 50

Giuliani, Mauro:
Grand Duo Concertant, op. 85

Godard, Benjamin:
Allegretto fron Suite

Gossec, Francois Joseph:

Granados, Enrique:
Danza Espanola “Andaluza”

Ibert, Jacques:

Handel, George Frederick:
(Water Music Suite) Air, Bouree, Hornpipe

Martini, JPE:
Plaisir D’Amour

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus:
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Rondo Alla Turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331

Pachelbel, Johann:

Purcell, Henry:
Rondeau from Incidental Music to Abdelazer

Rodrigo, Joaguin:
Adagio from Concierto De Aranjuez
Saint-Saens, Camille:
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals

Satie, Erik:
Gymnopedie Nr. 1


Tarrega, Francisco:
Recuerdos De La Alhambra

Telemann, George Phillip:
Sonata in F Major
Oboe Sonata in A minor

Villa-Lobos, Heitor:
Bachianas Brasileiras Nr. 5

Vivaldi, Antonio:
The Four Seasons '' Excerpt Allegro from Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 #1 "

Opera Favorites

Bizet, Georges:
Carmen: Entr’acte (Act 111) Habanera

Gluck, Christoph Willibald:
Orfeo and Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus:
The Magic Flute: Six Arias

Offenbach, Jacques:
Orpheus in the Underworld: Galopp (Can-Can)
The Tales of Hoffmann: Barcarolle

Ponchielli, Amilcare:
La Giocanda: Dance of the Hours


Gianni Schicchi:
O Mio Babbino Caro

Tangos, Sambas & Dances from Spain and South America

La Bamba (Mexican Folk Song)

Tico Tico

Bonfa, Luis:
Manha De Carnaval

Jobim, Antonio Carlos:
The Girl From Ipanema

Piazzolla, Astor:
Histoire Du Tango

Hits from the Movies, Shows and Popular Music

Bacharach, Burt:
I Say A Little Prayer

Boccelli, Andrea (as sung by):
Time To Say Goodbye

Denver, John:
Annie’s Song

Gershwin, George:
Porgy and Bess

Graham, Brendan:
You Raise Me Up

Jones, Nora:
Don’t Know Why

Joplin, Scott:
The Entertainer

Mancini, Henry:
Moon River from Breakfast At Tiffany’s

Morricone, Henry:
Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission

Myers, Stanley:
Cavatina from The Deer Hunter

Rota, Nino:
Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet”

Fields Of Gold

From This Moment

Webber, Andrew Lloyd:
All I Ask Of You
Love Changes Everything

Various Jazz Standards

Arlen, Harold:
Over The Rainbow

Bolling, Claude:
Irlandaise from Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano

Desmond, Paul:
Take Five

Kern, Jerome:
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Simons, Seymoue:
All Of Me
Van Heusen, Jimmy:

Polkadots and Moonbeams

Irish and Celtic Folk Songs

Coulter, Phil:
The Town I Loved so Well

Furey, Finbarr and Eddie:
The Lonesome Boatman

Irish Trad:
Brian Boru’s March
Danny Boy
Down By The Sally Gardens

O’Carolan, Turlough:
Carolan’s Concerto
Carolan’s Draught
Carolan’s Receipt For Drinking
John Drury
Planxty Sudley

Molloy, J.C.:
Love’s Old Sweet Song

Moore, Thomas:
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
‘Tis The Last Rose Of Summer
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