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Your page for exploring violin wedding music. Hear over 50 classic sound samples performed by 
Dorothy Barth. 

Brides throughout the country consult this page, making it the most visited page on this website.

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Dorothy Barth's Sheet Music Arrangements and Compositions

We are excited to be joining the digital publishing revolution!  Some of my music is now available as a digital download  from Sheet Music Plus. Several anthologies are available in their entirety, some as sections, and others both complete and as sections.  You can still purchase some  titles from this website as hard copies, but as the inventory gets sold, all will likely transition to digital. So if you want hard copies, purchase them while you still can!

Our second CD released in 2015 is a collection of English Country Dance tunes uniquely adapted to make great wedding music.  My husband Bert joins me on recorder. Preview tracks by visiting the CDBaby link above and purchase either individual links or the entire album.

"Your website is a great resource and I'll be sure to pass it on to future brides who need to help planning the musical portion of their ceremony"

Dorothy now offers customized Audio Wedding Planner pages to help you plan and preview your ceremony music!

Ten Tips for a Smooth, Stately, and Stunning Processional

Celtic Sheet Music Arrangements for Two Instruments by Dorothy Barth  

Below are 20 processionals and 17  recessionals played on solo violin and recorded by Dorothy Barth. For the most traditional ceremony music choices,  just look for these icons:

Traditional Bridal   Bridesmaids' favorites
Wedding Processionals: The timing of your processional will depend upon such factors as length of the aisle, how slowly you walk, and the number of bridesmaids. Processionals which take longer to unfold (such as the Pachelbel Canon) are most effective  if you have a long aisle or have several  bridesmaids. 

Classic and Traditional Wedding Music

The processional and recessional selections on this page are mainly from the Classical and Baroque traditions and have stood the test of centuries. They are elegant, impeccable choices for your ceremony.

  Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Wagner) 

Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke/Purcell) 

Trumpet Tune (Purcell) 

  NEW Ave Maria (Schubert) (Recorded 9/17/2014)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)  

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) 

Rondeau (Theme from Masterpiece Theater) (Mouret) 

Feather Theme from Forrest Gump  (not classical, but a current favorite!)

Air from the Water Music (Handel)

Allegro  Maestoso (Handel)

All in a Garden Green (Old English) - recorded 7/26/2015

Be Thou My Vision -  recorded 8/29/2015

Dodi Li (N. Chen)  (Jewish Traditional)

Erev Ba (Jewish Traditional)

Erev Shel Shoshanim ("Evening of Roses") (Jewish Traditional)

King's March (Clarke)

Lev Tahor  (Jewish Traditional)

March of the Priests  (from the Magic Flute) (Mozart)

Princess Royal (Celtic)

Processional from the Royal Fireworks Music (Handel) -
Recorded 7/26/2015

Processional from St. Anthony's Chorale (Haydn)

Promenade (Mussorgsky)

Rigadoon (Purcell)

International Music

Many of today's brides and grooms would like to customize their wedding or reception by adding  beautiful contemporary music or music that honors their heritage. 

Those familiar with this website already know about our vast collection of Celtic and Old English music for performance. This is one of our specialties. However, we often receive inquiries about other international genres. As a result, we've created additional music categories that can be incorporated in your wedding reception.

We've combed our large music library and created lists to show you what other types of international music are available for your wedding or event. The music on these lists includes duos and solos that can be included in your wedding prelude or cocktail/dinner hour.

Latin Music

Italian Music

Jewish Music

Eastern European Music (Polish, Russian, Romanian, etc.)

Scandinavian Music (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian)

Other - Please inquire

Popular  Music

Includes selections from the musical theatre, nostalgic American music, Beatles tunes, and wedding favorites. Below are some popular requests Dorothy has performed for recent weddings: 
The Prayer
(view YouTube video)
Across the Universe (Lennon/McCartney)
All of Me (Legend and Gad)
A Thousand Years (Perri and Hodges)
Feather Theme from Forrest Gump
Groovy Kind of Love
(view YouTube video)
Here, There, Everywhere (Lennon/McCartney)
Happy Together
I Will  (Lennon/McCartney)
Marry Me (Monahan)
Only Time (Enya)
Somewhere in Time
(view YouTube video)
We've Only Just Begun (Nichols and Williams)

When I'm 64 (Lennon/McCartney)
(view YouTube video)

You Raise Me Up
In Dreams (from Lord of the Rings)
Can't Help Falling in Love with You
NEW Kiss Me (Ed Sheeran)

Here is a more comprehensive list of contemporary pop songs Dorothy likes to perform.

Classic and Nostalgic Love Songs

Dorothy has a wonderful collection of classic love songs dating from the early to mid-1900's. A fine choice for receptions and special anniversary celebrations.

   True Love (Cole Porter) 

Autumn Leaves (view YouTube video)

What a Wonderful World  (view YouTube video)

List of Classic Love Songs

Wedding Recessionals:  Recessionals are played from start to finish, and perhaps more than once as the entire wedding party and guests exit. The recessional music will then transition to the postlude music. Sample recessionals are presented below to help you plan your ceremony. The most traditional recessionals are noted with the flower icon.  
Alla Hornpipe from Water Music Suite (Handel)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell) 
Wedding March  from a Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)   

Allegro (Boyce)

Allegro Giocoso (LaVigne)

Autumn (first movement theme) (Vivaldi)

Badinerie (from Suite No. 2 in B minor) (Bach)

Chossn Kalah Mazel Tov (Jewish Traditional)

Danza Pastorale from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

Gavotte  from the Third English Suite (Bach)

Gavotte  from the Sixth English Suite (Bach)

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

Rejoicing from the Royal Fireworks Music (Handel)  -
Recorded 7/26/2015

Rondeau from Incidental Music to Abdelazer (Purcell)

Siman Tov (Jewish Traditional)

Spring (first movement theme) (Vivaldi)

Wedding Music for the Prelude, Meditation, Communion, or Candlelighting
The Prelude music, performed while your guests arrive,  includes 30 minutes of repertory, generally from the Baroque, Classical, and 19th century Romantic eras. For the Prelude, Dorothy presents an artful mix of contemplative and elegantly upbeat selections. 

For the optional meditation or candle lighting, an abbreviated version of one  of the  more lyrical compositions is ideal.
There is no need to select specific prelude music. Dorothy knows what music transitions well to the next selection and will keep in mind the bride and groom's musical tastes when selecting traditional prelude music or, in case of theme weddings, music from the Celtic or Renaissance repertory. Below is a partial list of repertory available for traditional/classical preludes.  

Adagio (Senaille) 
Air from the Third Orchestral Suite (Bach)
Album Leaf (Grieg)
Allegro Spirituoso (Senaille)
Amazing Grace (traditional)
Andante (Diabelli)
Andante (Gluck)
Andante from the Fourth Brandenburg Concerto (Bach)
Andantino (Kreisler)
Aria from Cantata 208 (Bach)
Aria (Uccellini)
Arioso (Scarlatti)
Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Ave Verum (Mozart)
Bist Du Bei Mir (Are You With Me)  (Bach)
Bourrée from the Sixth Violin Sonata (Bach)
By The Sea (Schubert)
Children's Prayer from Hansel & Gretel (Humperdinck) 
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Minuet and Romanze (Mozart)
Flower Song (Lange)
Four Seasons themes: Allegro from Autumn; Allegro from Spring; Danze Pastorale from Spring, Largo from Winter  (Vivaldi)
Fruhlingstraum (Spring Dreams) (Schubert)
Gavotte I and II from the Second Orchestral Suite (Bach)
Gavotte II from the First Orchestral Suite (Bach)
Gigue from the Third Orchestral Suite (Bach)
Greensleeves (English Traditional)
Hymne (Vangelis)
Liebestraum (Liszt)
Madrigal (Ortiz)
Minuet II from the First French Suite (Bach)
Minuet I from the Fourth English Suite (Bach)
Minuet in A (Boccherini)
Moment Musicale (Schubert)
Morning Has Broken (Traditional)

Also available:  Folk songs, international songs, and nostalgic ballads 

Celtic Music: Slow airs, gigues, reels, and strathspeys

Cocktail Hour:  Light classics, waltzes, jazz, romantic ballads, fiddle tunes, gypsy music


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Ode to Joy (slow version) (Beethoven)
O Perfect Love (Barnby)
O Promise Me (Dekoven)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Preludio from the Second Cello Suite (Bach)
Rondo in D (Mozart)
Romantic Piece (Dvorak)
Romanze in F (Busch)
Romance (Rubinstein)
Romance (Sitt)
Salute d'Amour (Elgar)
Sarabande from the Second English Suite (Bach)
Sarabande from the First French Suite (Bach)
Sarabande (Bohm)
Sarabande (Corelli)
Siciliano (Kreisler)
Serenade (Gounod)
Serenade (Schubert)
Simple Aveu (Thome)
Simple Gifts (American Shaker)
Sinfonia (from Cantata No. 156)
Song Without Words (Mendelssohn)
Spring Song (Mendelssohn)
Sunrise, Sunset (Bock)
The Bells (Rebel)
The Flower (Hauser)
The Lord's Prayer
The Peace from Royal Fireworks Music (Handel)
The Swan (Saint-Saens)
Theme from Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky)
Traumerei (Schumann)
True Love (Grieg)
You are My Peace (Schubert)

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