Repertoire

Paula Elizabeth Bressman

This is a sample of a large repertoire. Please contact me if you don't see your favorites, and I can accomodate special requests.

Wedding Repertoire

Wedding Processionals and Recessionals

C = Civil;   J = Jewish;   P = Protestant;   RC = Roman Catholic

Processionals

The titles with an asterisk (*) are also suitable for recessionals

J.S. Bach: Air on the G String (from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major) (C, J, P, RC)
* Antonio Vivaldi: Allegretto (Spring, Op. 8, No. 1) (C, J, P, RC)
* Antonio Vivaldi: Allegro Grazioso (Spring, Op. 8, No. 1) (C, J, P, RC)
George Frideric Handel: Aire (from Water Music) (C, J, P, RC)
* George Frideric Handel: Allegro Maestoso (from Water Music) (C, J, P, RC)
J.S. Bach: Arioso (Sinfonia to Cantata No.156) (C, J, P, RC)
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria (RC)
J.S. Bach: Bist Du Bei Mir (Art Thou with Me?) (C, P, RC)
Richard Wagner: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (C, P, RC)
Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D (C, J, P, RC)
Erik Satie: First Gymnopedie (C, J, P, RC)
* J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (C, P, RC)
George Frideric Handel: Largo from Xerxes (C, J, P, RC)
Traditional Israeli: L’Cha Dodi (Come My Beloved) (J)
Jules Massanet: Meditation from Thais (C, P, RC)
George Frideric Handel: Minuet Finale (from Water Music) (C, J, P, RC)
* Ludwig van Beethoven: Ode to Joy (from Symphony No. 9) (C, P, RC)
Cesar Franck: Panis Angelicus (C, P, RC)
* Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (Themes from Promenade & Great Gate of Kiev) (C, J, P, RC)
J.S. Bach: Prelude I in C (from The Well-Tempered Klavier) (C, J, P, RC)
Benedetto Marcello: Psalm XIX (C, P, RC)
* Andre Campra: Rigaudon (from Idomenee) (C, J, P, RC)
* Jean Joseph Mouret: Rondeau (from Suites De Symphonies) (C, J, P, RC)
J.S. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze (C, P, RC)
* George Frideric Handel: The Rejoicing (from Music For the Royal Fireworks) (C, J, P, RC)
Edward MacDowell: To A Wild Rose (C, J, P, RC)
*Attributed to Henry Purcell: Trumpet Tune (C, J, P, RC)
* Jeremiah Clark: Trumpet Voluntary (“The Prince of Denmark’s March”) (C, J, P, RC)

Recessionals

In addition to those above.

Traditional Hassidic: Hava Nagila (Let us Rejoice) (J)
Felix Mendelssohn: Wedding March (from Midsummer Night’s Dream) (C, RC, P)

For prelude music or other music during the ceremony, choose anything from the Processionals and Recessionals list, any piece on my Other Repertoire page, and/or any of the following:

Other Wedding Music

Joseph Barnby: O Perfect Love
Carrie Jacobs Bond: I Love You Truly
Guy D'Hardelot: Because
Johann G. Naegeli: Blest be the Tie that Binds
Johann Schop: Jesu, Joy of our Desiring
English Melody: O Love, How Deep
John Zundel: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Philipp Nicolai: Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying

Other Repertoire

This is a sample of a large repertoire. Contact me if you don't see your favorites, and I can accomodate special requests.

Classical Repertoire

J.S. Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven: Fur Elise
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, no. 2, Mvt I
Chopin: Prelude, Op. 28, No. 6
Debussy: Clair de Lune
Debussy: First Arabesque
Debussy: Romance
Delibes: "Flower Duet" from Lakme
Dvorak: Theme from the New World Symphony
Faure: Mai
Gershwin: Themes from An American in Paris & Rhapsody in Ble
Handel: Sinfonia from Solomon
Handel: Water Music Suite
Haydn: St. Anthony's Chorale
Mendelssohn: Confidence, Op. 19, No. 4
Mendelssohn: Consolation, Op. 30, No. 3
Mendelssohn: Folk Song, Op. 53, No. 5
Mendelssohn: Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mendelssohn: On Wings of Song
Mozart: Andante, mvt. 2 from Piano Concerto no. 21
Mozart: "La ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni
Mozart: "Voi, che sapete" from The Marriage of Figaro
Puccini: "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca
Puccini: "Musetta's Waltz" from La Boheme
Puccini: "Un bel di" from Madame Butterfly
Rachmaninoff: Themes from Second Piano Concerto
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
Rimsky-Korsakov: Themes from Scheherezade
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Satie: First Gymnopedie
Schumann: Traumerei, Op. 15, No. 7
Tchaikovsky: Scene from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Telemann: Adagio (oboe Concerto, Mvt. II)
Telemann: Grazioso
Verdi: "La donna e mobile" from Rigoletto
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

Jazz and Popular Music

All in the Golden Afternoon from Alice in Wonderland - Hilliard/Fain
As Time Goes By - Hupfield
Because - Lennon/McCartney
Begin the Beguine - Porter
Bella Notte from Lady and the Tramp - Lee/Burke
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Candle on the Water - Hasha/Hirschhorn
Can't Help Falling in Love - Weiss
Crazy - Nelson
Danny Boy - Traditional
Edelweiss from The Sound of Music - Rodgers/Hammerstein
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella - David/Hoffman/Livingston
Feed the Birds (from Mary Poppins) - Sherman
Georgia on My Mind - Gorrell/Carmichael
Getting to Know You from The King and I - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Good Night - Lennon/McCartney
Here, There and Everywhere - Lennon/McCartney
If I Loved You from Carousel - Rodgers/ Hammerstein
I Will - Lennon/McCartney
In My Life - Lennon/McCartney
Killing Me Softly with his Song - Gimbel/Fox
Love is a Song from Bambi - Morey/Churchill
Maple Leaf Rag - Joplin
Moon River - Mercer/Mancini
Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
My Funny Valentine - Hart/Rodgers
My Heart Will Go On - Horner/Jennings
Night and Day - Porter
On My Own - Schonberg
Puff the Magic Dragon - Yarrow/Lipton
Satin Doll - Ellington
Send in the Clowns - Sondheim
Some Day my Prince Will Come - Morey/Churchill
Stairway to Heaven - Page/Plant
Summertime - Gershwin
Try to Remember - Schmidt
Unforgettable - Gordon
When I Fall in Love: Young
When You Wish Upon a Star - Washington/Harline
A Whole New World from Aladdin - Menken/Rice
Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney
You are Beautiful from Flower Drum Song - Rodgers/Hammerstein
You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel - Rodgers/Hammerstein