Jewish Celebrations


You can listen to short selections by clicking the music titles listed below,
or contact us to request our complimentary CD.

The prelude is a fifteen to thirty minute period of music played prior to the ceremony.

Febonio - Andante Con Moto | Haydn - Minuet, from the "Lark" Quartet
Mozart - Divertimento in F |
Mozart - Presto | Mozart - Andantino Grazioso

The processional is performed as the wedding party enters.

Clarke - Trumpet Tune | Handel - March | Handel - Where E'er You Walk
Mozart - Presto | Mozart - Andantino Grazioso | Pachelbel - Canon in D

An interlude can be played during a contemplative point in the ceremony.  An interlude is often played during the lighting of the unity candle or between readings.

Catalani - Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana from "La Wally" | Corelli - Pastorale
Pachelbel - Canon | Saint-Saens - The Swan | Vivaldi - "Rain"

The recessional is played as the wedding party departs.

Handel - La Rejouissance | Handel - Air, from the "Water Music" | Handel - Hornpipe, from the "Water Music" | Vivaldi - Concerto in d for 2 violins | Vivaldi - Spring, from the "Four Seasons"

Postlude music is energetic, continuing the celebration. It is played as the guests are leaving.

To see our recommended list of ceremony music click here, or for our list of reception music choose classical or popular.

Jewish Wedding Ceremony

To see our list of Jewish wedding music click here.

Prelude:  The 20-30 minute period prior to the ceremony when guests are seated.  Frequently couples choose to have a mixture of classical and Jewish music played during the prelude.

Badeken:  This takes place in orthodox weddings immediately preceding the processional.  The groom and groomsmen cover the bride's face with her veil and then proceed directly to the ceremony.

Simon Tov | Od Yishoma

The Processional:  This music, for the entrance of the wedding party, can be performed or without cantor.

Chorsat Ha-Ekoliptus | Erev Ba | Erev Shel Shosanim | Hana'ava Babanot

The Ceremony:  Traditionally, there is no instrumental music during the ceremony.

The Recessional:  The music that begins immediately after the breaking of the glass.   It marks the end of the ceremony proper and is played while the wedding party exits from under the chuppah.  Siman Tov is a traditional recessional song, but many others are appropriate.

Dodi Li | Od Yishoma | Oseh Shalom/Friedman | Siman Tov

Postlude:  Celebratory music for the departure of the guests.

Tum Balalaika

We have several recommendations for pieces that can be used in each section of the the ceremony. We would be happy to either choose the music for you, or work with music you want to use.  If you would like to know if we already have a specific piece of music available please search our repertoire. We are always adding music to our repertoire. If you're selection does not appear in Search Repertoire, contact us.  We pride ourselves on our flexibility and experience.  If we don't have a piece in our repertoire, we may be able to get it or arrange it.


Lake String Quartet