A barcarolle is a folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers, or a piece of music composed in that style. In classical music, one of the most famous barcaroles is by Jacques Offenbach, from his opera The Tales of Hoffmann. Romantic, beautiful, and stirring.
Jean-Joseph Mouret (1682, Avignon - 1738) was a French composer whose dramatic works made him one of the leading exponents of Baroque music in his country. Mouret's name survives today thanks to the popularity of the Fanfare-Rondeau from his first Suite de symphonies. It is a popular musical choice in many modern weddings.
The Ave Maria was composed in about 1825 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) when he was twenty-eight years old. This piece is beautifully finger picked and creates a peaceful ambiance. Well suited for underscoring imagery of beauty and emotion.
Music opens with a French overture and includes minuets, bourrées and hornpipes. It is divided into three suites. "Air" is part of Suite in F major. This piece is well suited for period pieces or underscoring historical projects.
The "Bridal Chorus" "Treulich geführt", from the opera Lohengrin. "Here Comes The Bride" is the standard march played for the bride's entrance at many formal weddings throughout the Western world. Beautiful, stately and proper.
The Prince of Denmark's March is a musical composition written about 1699 by Jeremiah Clarke, the first organist of the then newly rebuilt St Paul's Cathedral. The march is very popular as wedding music. It was played during the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles. Royal, regal, and stately.
Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March", written in 1842, is one of the best known of the pieces from his suite of incidental music to Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream". It is one of the most frequently used wedding marches. Elegant, formal, recognizable.
The delicate and charming Minuet in G major is a keyboard piece included in the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. Usually attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach, it is now attributed to Christian Petzold. Beautiful, formal and regal.
A well known classic from Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). The soft guitar plays a delicate and bouncy melody. Well suited for projects featuring historical content or imagery of elegance and sophistication.
The Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni) is a set of four violin concertos by Antonio Vivaldi. Composed in 1723, The Four Seasons is Vivaldi's best-known work. It is among the most popular pieces of Baroque music.
A secular cantata composed in 1713 by Johann Sebastian Bach for the 31st birthday of Duke Christian of Saxe-Weissenfels. Aria 5, "Schafe können sicher weiden" (or "Sheep may safely graze"), is the most familiar part of this cantata. Regal, gentle, and formal.
Elegant, delicate and beautiful. The original orchestral suite was written by Bach for his patron Prince Leopold of Anhalt sometime between the years 1717 and 1723. The Air on the G String was the very first work by Bach to be recorded.