Bring some style down the aisle! Whether you're arranging your own wedding, or helping a friend plan theirs, our quick guide can help you choose the music for every stage of the big day. We've gathered the important pieces to accompany the arrival of the bride, as well as seeing the newlyweds off in style. And we break it down by church, synagogue and civil ceremonies.

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Take Your Money and Run

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Naomi Lewin remembers being asked to sing "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar at a wedding.

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Royal Wedding Music Highlights Britain's Classical Greats

Monday, April 25, 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton today revealed the music that will accompany them as they march down the aisle in Westminster Abbey in London. It includes pieces by Edward Elgar, Ra...

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When the Wedding March Goes Off Course

Monday, April 25, 2011

Jeff Spurgeon remembers a scandalous moment involving wedding music. Perhaps you’ve attended a wedding where the music choices came with a twist, or didn’t quite work out as planned. ...
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Music for a Royal Wedding

Sunday, April 24, 2011

From commemorative plates to imitation engagement rings, it seems like everyone wants a little piece of Friday's royal wedding. But our Album of the Week gets beyond any hints of tac...

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Music for a Synagogue Wedding

Monday, April 18, 2011

Jewish weddings have a particularly unique tradition of music. Here are several highlights:

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Music for a Las Vegas Wedding

Sunday, April 17, 2011

When you defy the commonplace wedding traditions to get married in Vegas, your wedding music should reflect your unconventional attitude. Rock down the aisle with style with these selections.


Share Your Wedding Music Playlist

Sunday, April 17, 2011

In conjunction with our wedding music guide, we want to hear about your wedding music. Give us your playlist, including the processional, recessional and other music that was part of...

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Music for a Church Ceremony

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A wedding in a church requires music that respects the surroundings while reflecting the celebratory nature of the day. Here are several processional and recessional pieces to consider.

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Music for a Civil Ceremony

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Music can play a part in civil ceremonies, whether one is getting married in a reception hall, on a sandy beach or in city hall itself. Here are several processional and recessional pieces. This list is neither exhaustive nor exclusive, but includes many popular selections.

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Kiri Te Kanawa: an Exacting Dame

Friday, April 15, 2011

Dame Kiri Te Kawana recently visited WQXR and spoke about her homeland, her favorite roles, a famously difficult relationship with crossover music and her experience performing in the 1981 royal wedding.

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The Prince's Plucker Says: 'They’ll Be Greeted by the Harp'

Friday, April 15, 2011

Royal Harpist Claire Jones will welcome Prince William and Catherine Middleton to their reception after the royal couple’s Westminster Abbey wedding on April 29. She tells us about the royal gig.


Dropping the Needle on William and Catherine's 'I Do'

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Classical music producer Anna Berry will coordinate the recording of the royal wedding on April 29. "The pressure to get this absolutely right will be enormous. The consequences of ma...

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What Music Should Accompany the Royal Wedding?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton, once the world's most talked-about college sweethearts, announced their plans to get married next year. Like any couple, they'll need to choose processional music for their wedding.

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