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Kammeraderie: Playford Promenade: Music for Weddings and Grand Occasions

NEWSFLASH! Digital album now available! We've  recorded Playford Promenade: Music for Weddings and Grand Occasions.  It offers unique music for processionals and recessionals for the bride and groom looking for something different. It's available as a digital download from CDBaby as well as Amazon, iTunes, and Google Play. You can preview the music and purchase either the complete album or individual tracks. You can also sample the music by streaming. Released 4/9/2015.

Romantic Music for Your Southern California Wedding 
 Temecula Wine Country, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties

Violin and Recorder
or Two Recorders

(760) 645-3012

Your music was very much enjoyed, and we're very appreciative of your time working with you on the set list. My parents loved your playing and were grateful that it wasn't loud contemporary music. It was just lovely and really added something special to our reception.....I hope to find reason to hire you again in the future!...." (December 2008 wedding reception)

"Thank you for making our wedding day so special. It was a dream come true."

"Their lovely playing add such an air of beauty and grace to the entire proceedings! Bert and Dorothy are such consummate professionals that I would not hesitate for a moment to recommend them or use them again for some other reason. Thank you Bert and Dorothy!   (2012 Wedding, La Jolla)

Dorothy and Bert .... were very accommodating in all communications and worked with us to produce the best playlist for us for our wedding. They blended classical wedding songs with their Irish music to create a wonderful melody. Our guests loved them! And they arrived in costume for our Renaissance Irish theme  (2013 St. Patrick's Day Wedding)

We know the violin/recorder duo was a beautiful decision based on all the comments from our guests! They complimented all aspects of your music, from the music selections to your wedding attire. You were perfect for our intimate wedding in the Stonehouse at Temecula Creek Inn. Our only wish was we, the bride and groom, had more time to sit and listen and enjoy your music. Even the staff at Temecula Creek Inn was impressed. We know we made the best choice by having you play our ceremony music (July 2013 Wedding)

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We have performed at many beautiful weddings throughout California since 1999. Let this page be your guide in planning your ceremony music. 

Traditional Weddings Wine Country Weddings Elopements
Celtic Weddings Renaissance Weddings Castle Weddings

If you are having a Southern California destination wedding and wondering how to plan your wedding music, look no further. Selecting ceremony music will be easy and enjoyable using our ceremony music planning sheet and the sound samples provided below. 

Our music is well suited to intimate venues: small- to medium-sized churches, chapels, homes, gazebos, and courtyards.  Kammeraderie, Our violin and recorder duo can perform either unamplified or amplified but requires protection from  elements such as excessive sunlight, moisture, or ocean breezes.

Our repertory contains music suitable for traditional as well as Renaissance and Celtic theme weddings. Our sheet music library includes Renaissance, Baroque, light classical, and folk music. We love to explore new repertory, and  our library is constantly expanding!

For brides and grooms who would like to include contemporary ballads or folkloric music in their prelude, cocktail hour, or dinner hour, please check out the new column to the right, which has links to new categories. 

We will be pleased to customize our repertory to your event and can consult  by telephone or e-mail about your wedding. Use our calendar link to  check which dates are available. Your wedding date will confirmed after we receive your signed Performance Agreement and deposit. For more information about our wedding services, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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

However, many of today's brides and grooms ask us to  customize their wedding or reception by adding  contemporary music or perhaps music that honors their heritage. 

Those familiar with this website already know we have a vast collection of Celtic and Old English music for performance, both collected and arranged ourselves. This is one of our specialties. By popular demand, we've created additional music categories that can be incorporated in your wedding reception. See the list below for other available genres. The music on these lists includes duos and solos that can be included in your wedding prelude or cocktail/dinner hour.

Contemporary: Includes selections from the musical theater, nostalgic American music, Beatles tunes

Latin     Italian     Jewish

Eastern European     Scandinavian

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Below you can preview 15 processionals and 9 recessionals.  We hope you enjoy sampling the variety of options available for your ceremony music. 

Two of the processionals below are given with alternate instrumentations: violin/recorder or two recorders. 

Purcell's Trumpet Tune is effective both as a processional and recessional and is therefore listed in both categories.

For the bride and groom desiring seeking unique music that is also lovely and ceremonial, we include some lesser-known selections.  Additional music in this category can be heard on our Renaissance Wedding page.

If you are having a traditional wedding and are seeking the most requested and time-honored ceremony music choices, just look for these icons:

 Traditional Bridal          Bridesmaids' favorites

Wedding Processionals

Bridal Chorus (Wagner)  Canon in D (Pachelbel)

March of the Priests 
from the Magic Flute

Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  (Bach) Processional from the Water Music Suite (Handel)
Air from the Water Music Suite (Handel)  Rondeau Theme from Masterpiece Theatre (Mouret) Processional from St. Anthony's Chorale (Haydn)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)   
(2 recorders)
Trumpet Voluntary  (Clarke)  (violin and recorder) King's March (Clarke)
Rigadoon (Purcell) 
(2 recorders)
Rigadoon (Purcell)
(violin and recorder)

May I Come to Thee? (Campion)

Wedding Recessionals

Alla Hornpipe from the Water Music (Handel) Rejoicing from the Royal Fireworks Music (Handel) That Sounds So Wondrous from the Magic Flute (Mozart)
Air de Trompettes  
(English Baroque)
Gavotte (Handel) Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Allegro (Croft) Presto (Telemann) Trumpet Tune (Purcell)

Wedding Meditation

Simple Gifts (American Shaker)

Ave Maria (Schubert)

Be Thou My Vision (Irish Traditional)

Ten Tips for a Smooth, Stately, and Stunning Wedding Processional

For the bride and groom looking for something different....We've been hard at work  preparing sheet music arrangements of English traditional tunes that make wonderful  processionals and recessionals. Order Playford Promenade, Music for Grand Occasions. 

For more sheet music anthologies by Dorothy Barth appropriate for wedding use, visit the sheet music page.  Her anthologies are now available as digital downloads from SheetMusicPlus.


We are conveniently located to perform as your wedding musicians in the Temecula Wine Country as well as San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. Our rates include travel up to 70 miles one-way. A modest travel fee may apply to locations more than 70 miles.

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