King’s Brass New York, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Connecticut
Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Connecticut, NY Trumper players


Planning Your Ceremony

Some of the brides that contact us have extensive musical backgrounds. Most, however, know very little about classical music. Please do not feel intimidated! That's what we are here for! We can make suggestions or plan the entire ceremony for you.

First of all, make use of all the resources available to you. Question friends and family who have planned a wedding before. If you are having your ceremony at a church, meet with the organist, music director or officiant at the church. They can be a wealth of knowledge.

Below you can find a layout of a traditional ceremony and some suggestions of pieces to have performed at each interval.

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The prelude is the music that will be performed prior to the ceremony. This serves as entertainment for your guests as they wait for the service to begin.

Kings Brass trumpeters at wedding ceremony on Long Island

Riguadon – Campra
Trumpet Voluntary – Stanley
Let the Bright Serafin – Handel
Allelujah – Mozart
The Trumpet Shall Sound – Handel's Messiah
Air from Water Music - Handel

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The processional will include two pieces of music, one for the bridal party as they walk down the aisle, and one for the main event, the Bride's Processional.

Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Trumpet Tune – Stanley
Pachalbel's Canon in D
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

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You may choose to have a special piece performed during the service. That could be during a moment of silence, or for a memorial or unity candle lighting.

Ave Maria – Schubert
Ave Maria - Charles Gounod
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

Recessional back to top

You are now husband and wife! Let's celebrate! Set the tone as you and your bridal party walk back up the aisle.

Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Hornpipe – Handel
Le Rondeau – Moret
Te Deum - Charpentier

Cocktail Hour

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If you choose a package that includes the trumpets playing during the cocktail hour, we recommend that they play Italian Arias.
Following please find a listing of some of the dozens of Arias in our repetoire. These also work nicely during your receiving line.

‘O Sole Mio – DiCapua
“S’in trecci il loto…” From Aida – Verdi
“Quale insolita…” from Aida – Verdi
“Sentia che amore” from La Traviata – Verdi
“Una Cuffietta…” From La Boheme
“Houna casa nell’ Honan ” from Turandot – Puccini
“Nessun dorma” from Turandot – Puccini
“Scorrendouni ti remota villa” from Rigoletto – Verdi
“La donna e mobile” from Rigoletto – Verdi
“Quando me’n vo’…from La Boheme – Puccini
“La biamo…” from La Traviata
“Nei cieli bigi” from La Boheme – Puccini
Canzonetta from Don Giovanni Act II – Mozart
Duettino from Don Giovanni Act I – Mozart
“Questo a quela” from Rigoletto – Verdi
Minuetto from Rigoletto Act I - Verdi
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