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Champaign Brass - Special Music for Special Occasions

Typical Wedding Music

When it comes time to plan the music for your special day, Champaign Brass will be happy to consult with you to choose exactly the right music. This page lists those pieces that are most frequently requested at traditional wedding ceremonies. In addition to these selections, arrangement and transcription services are available for special music requests that you wish to include in your service.

Typical Processional Music

  • Prince of Denmark's March - Clarke (sometimes erroneously called Trumpet Voluntary by Purcell)
  • Rondeau - Mouret (the BBC Masterpiece Theatre Theme-we play it in a French style so it doesn't sound like TV music)
  • Prelude to Te Deum - Charpentier (another French Baroque piece that is becoming popular)
  • Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin) - Wagner (Here Comes the Bride)
  • Kanon - Pachelbel

Typical Recessional Music

  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Hornpipe(Water Music) - Handel (also known as Allegro Maestoso)
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley, arr. Hackbert
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn

Music Appropriate for Interlude, Unity Candle, etc.

  • Largo (Xerxes) - Handel
  • Air (Water Music) - Handel
  • Andante Tranquillo - Mendelssohn
  • Agnus Dei - Palestrina
  • Aria - Peeters, arr. Hackbert
  • Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
  • Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
  • Air on the G String - Bach
  • One Hand, One Heart - Bernstein, arr. Hackbert
  • The Gift of Love - Traditional, arr. Hackbert

Music Appropriate for Prelude, Postlude, etc.

  • Canzona per Sonare - Gabrieli
  • Contrapunctus (Art of the Fugue) - Bach
  • My Spirit Be Joyful - Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Die Bankelsangerlieder - Scheidt
  • Toccata - Martini
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
  • Fugue in d Minor - Schubert
  • Psalm XIX (Let the Heavens Declare) - Marcello
  • Ricercar Brevis - Sweelinck
  • Grand March from Aida - Verdi
  • Pilgrim's Chorus - Wagner
  • Rest - Vaughan Williams
  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven, arr. Hackbert

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