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The Lake String Quartet plays for all types of events, from the most elegant of weddings to a casual lakeside barbecue. Receptions, concerts and recitals, religious services, memorials, openings and corporate functions are among the many events for which we can provide music.
You can listen to short selections by clicking the music titles listed below, or contact us to request our complimentary CD.
Andante Con Moto by Febonio
Andantino Grazioso by Mozart
Best Day of My Life by American Authors
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Canon by Pachelbel
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from “Lion King”
Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli
Divertimento in F by Mozart
Halo by Beyonce
Hornpipe, from the “Water Music” by Handel
I Choose You by Sara Bareilles
La Rejouissance by Handel
March by Handel
Marry You by Bruno Mars
Minuet, from the “Lark” Quartet by Haydn
Moondance – Van Morrison
Paragon Rag – Joplin
Pastorale by Corelli
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Rain by Vivaldi
Ribers No. 8 – Danish Folkdance
Shallow from “A Star is Born”
Spring, from the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi
Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me by Ben E. King
Try to Remember – Schmidt/Jones
Trumpet Tune by Clarke
You’ll Be Back from “Hamilton”
You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
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“Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani
“The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saens
“Where E’er You Walk” by George Friedric Handel
“Bethena” by Scott Joplin
“Lullaby of Birdland” by George Shearing and George David Weiss
“Sakkijarven Polka” by A. Salo
“Tango Cafetin de Buenos Aires” by Mariano Mores
Music Sampler Credits
Bellagala Wedding Photography – bellagala.com
Camelot Weddings – camelotweddings.com
DCharles Photography – d-charles.com
Elizabeth Longhurst – thursdaymusical.org
Eric Vest Photography – ericvestphotography.com
Erin Johnson Photography – erinjohnsonphoto.com
Gina Zeidler – ginazeidler.com
Greer Photo – greerphoto.com
Greg Thompson Photography
Happily Ever After –
Joshua Becker Photography –
Kinderbella Photography – kinderbellaphotography.com
Kelly Brown Weddings – kellybrownweddings.com
Lara Leimbach Photography – laraphotos.com
Laura Ivanova – lauraivanova.com
LaVie Phtography – laviephotography.com
Spicy-Meatball Photography – spicy-meatball.com
White Dog Photography – 651-731-9089
We want our performance to be meaningful to you. If your event has transition periods that require special music, we encourage you to pick the music that best fits your style and your event. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your music selection. As always, we encourage you to contact us with questions or to request our complimentary sampler CD.
Jewish Wedding Ceremony
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.
The Processional: This music, for the entrance of the wedding party, can be performed or without cantor.
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.
Postlude: Celebratory music for the departure of the guests.
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.
We pride ourselves on our flexibility and experience. If we don't have a piece in our repertoire, contact us. We may be able to get it or arrange it.
The prelude is a fifteen to thirty-minute period of music played prior to the ceremony.
The processional is performed as the wedding party enters.
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.
The recessional is played as the wedding party departs.
Postlude music is energetic, continuing the celebration. It is played as the guests are leaving.
Receptions, concerts and recitals, religious services, memorials, openings and corporate functions are among the many events for which we can provide music.
We have an extensive collection of standard classical works and popular tunes, and we're always ready to arrange music. If there is something you would like that isn't already in our repertoire, contact us.
You can listen to short selections from our demo CD by clicking the music titles listed below or contact us to request our complimentary CD.
Other Jewish Celebrations
The Lake String Quartet features arrangements of nearly 200 melodies from the Ashkenazic (Eastern European), Sephardic (Spanish and Northern African), American, and Israeli traditions. Below we have a list of events and titles appropriate to each.
Holidays: Hannukah, Rosh Hashana, Simchat Tora, Yom Ha'atzma'ut
Simchas: Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Bris, Naming Ceremony, Anniversary