Avalon String Ensemble is now accepting bookings
for Weddings in 2006

Whether as a duo or trio, Avalon String Ensemble offers a unique blend of musical texture to add a very special touch to your wedding day. The combination of Classical guitar with cello and/or violin is subtle enough for the most intimate wedding and dynamic enough for the grandest wedding. Avalon String Ensemble has the affordability of a duo or trio with the resonance and texture of a string quartet. The full sound is achieved by the richness of the cello, the brilliance of the violin, and the guitarist's ability to play three parts simultaneously.

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There are four sections of your wedding ceremony for which to consider music. They are as follows:

The Prelude

This is music that is played from the time your guests arrive at the wedding ceremony until the moment the bride arrives. Unless you have particular music in mind, we will usually play a selection of appropriate music from our repertoire while your guests assemble.

The Processional
This is the piece of music played for the bride's arrival and the bridal party's procession down the aisle. Usually one piece is chosen, which lasts the duration of the bridal party's journey to the groom at the altar. Some suggestions for pieces of music to be played during the processional are:

J.S.Bach: March (Notebook for Anna Magdalena) (MIDI)
Handel: Aylesford Gavotte (MIDI)
Pachelbel: Canon in D (MIDI)

The Signing of the Register
Often the signing of the register can be a lengthy process. During this time we can play any suitable music of your choice, whether traditional or modern. Suggestions of popular choices of traditional music are:

J.S. Bach: Air on a G String (MIDI)
Schubert: Ave Maria (MIDI)
Vivaldi: Largo (Lute Concerto in D) (MIDI)

Recessional Music
As the bride and groom leave as husband and wife, you will want music that is joyful and celebratory. Traditional recessional music includes:

J.S.Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (MIDI)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy) (MIDI)
Purcell: Trumpet Tune (MIDI)

Music for your Reception

Avalon String Ensemble is also available to play at the post-wedding reception. Subtle background music is a fine finishing touch during the dinner following the wedding ceremony.

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