Your ceremony music is just as important as your reception music, and Down for the Count are able to provide top-quality classical and contemporary music for your church service or civil ceremony.
All of the band members are classically trained musicians, and are able to perform a range of religious and non-religious music.
Our band leader Mike Paul-Smith is a classically trained organist and pianist, and has played at over 150 marriage ceremonies.
Mike will work with you to choose the perfect music for your ceremony - from choosing the processional and recessional music, music before the service and during the signing of the register, and recommending hymns for religious ceremonies.
Ceremony Music - Nimrod from Enigma Variations
During the signing of the register, entertain your guests with a performance from some fantastic musicians. We have four options available: a cellist, trumpeter, saxophonist or singer.
These musicians will usually be accompanied by our pianist or organist, but may be available separately.
The musicians can perform a wide variety of classical or contemporary music – get in touch to discuss your ideas.
Ceremony Music - Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Here are some popular choices for wedding ceremony music - but remember our musicians can provide a huge variety of classical and contemporary music, and can usually learn requests if made in advance.
The Bridal March ("Here Comes The Bride") Wagner
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Prelude (from 'Te Deum') Charpentier
Canon in D Pachelbel
Nimrod (from 'Enigma Variations') Elgar
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach
Ave Maria J.S. Bach
Wedding March (from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream') Mendelssohn
La Réjoiussance (Music for the Royal Fireworks) Handel
March (from 'Scipio') Handel
Toccata (from Symphony 5) Widor
Our musicians can also perform a huge variety of contemporary music for your wedding ceremony. The possibilities are endless - some of the most requested songs are:
The Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Judy Garland
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable Nat 'King' Cole
Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John
Some Enchanted Evening from Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific'
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You Bryan Adams
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