Traditional 2 represents an alternative legacy to the pieces in the Ultra-Traditional set. While not heard as often today, all are well-established wedding favorites. If you desire recognizable wedding music for your ceremony, but feel that the most common selections have become a bit cliché, this set may be just what you want!
Seating of Honored Guests
Clarke – Trumpet Tune from ‘The Island Princess’
Originally written as dramatic music for the semi-opera “The Island Princess” and frequently misattributed to Henry Purcell, the “Trumpet Tune in D” was featured in the first televised English royal wedding, the 1960 nuptials of Princess Margaret to Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon. In that ceremony it was used as the recessional music.
Processional of the Bridal Party
Handel – Air from Suite 1 in F
Composed in 1717 and premiered as part of the first suite of Handel’s “Water Music”, the “Air in F” is a contemplative piece well-suited for any processional.
Clarke – Prince Of Denmark’s March
Sometimes called “Trumpet Voluntary” and for many years mistakenly attributed to Henry Purcell, this music is perhaps most famous as the bridal processional for Lady Diana Spencer in her internationally-viewed 1981 wedding to Charles, Prince of Wales.
Handel – Alla hornpipe from Suite 2 in D
Our second most-frequently requested recessional, the “Alla hornpipe” also belongs to the “Water Music” suites of Handel. The lively nature of the music is well-suited for exit music!