Cedarchest Ensembles

Music Selections

String Duo / Trio / Quartet

Prelude Music

Bach-Arioso from Cantata #156
Bach-Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Bach-Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach-Brandenburg Concert No. 5
Bach-My Heart Ever Faithful
Bach-Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven-String Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 18
Beethoven-Ode To Joy
Gluck-Minuet & Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Handel-Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel-La Rejouissance from the Fireworks Music
Handel-Water Music Suite-Air, Allegro, Andante, Hornpipe
Haydn-String Quartet in G Major, No. 1
Haydn-String Quartet in d minor No. 2, Op. 76
Haydn-String Quartet in C Major No. 3, Op. 76
Haydn-String Quartet in B-flat Major, No. 4, Op. 76
Haydn-String Quartet in D Major, No. 5
Haydn-String Quaret in E-flat Major, No. 6
Jerusalem of Gold
Mozart-String Quartets K. 387, 421, 428, 458, 464 and 465
Mozart-Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Ose Shalom
Schubert-Ave Maria
Tsena, Tsena
Vivaldi-The Four Seasons

Processional Music

(selections suitable for seating of parents, bridesmaids and bride-usually separate pieces for each)
Traditional-bride (Wagner-Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin)
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Dodo Li
Yedid Nelesh
Bach-Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Clarke-Trumpet Voluntary
Handel-Air from the Water Music Suite
Handel-Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel-Largo from “Xerxes”
Purcell-Trumpet Tune

Recessional Music

Traditional (Mendelssohn-Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Beethoven-Ode to Joy
Chosen Kalle Mazel Tov
Handel-Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel-La Rejouissance from the Fireworks Music
Handel-Hornpipe from the Water Music
Hava Nagila
Mozart-Minuet from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Od Yeshoma
Purcell-Trumpet Tune
Simon Tov

Music for the reception is typically a mixture of baroque, classical and romantic pieces combined with waltzes and selections from various musicals (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables etc.) Jazz and pop selections available upon request-Fly Me to the Moon, Tenderly, Unchained Melody etc.

Songs For The Reception

A Day without Rain
All I Ask of You
All You Need is Love
And I Love You So
Anything Goes
At Last
Ballerina Girl
Bittersweet Symphony
Chapel of Love
Clocks (Coldplay)
Fly Me to the Moon
Got to Get You Into My Life
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen version)
Here Comes the Sun
I Dreamed a Dream
I Get a Kick Out of You
I’m Yours
It Had to be You
I’ve Got a Crush on You
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
La Vien Rose
Let it Be
Love Story (Taylor Swift)
Memory (from “Cats”)
Moon River
Music of the Night
New York, New York
Night and Day
Only Time
Over the Rainbow
Someone to Watch Over Me
Somewhere in Time
Sweet Child of Mine
Time to Say Goodbye
The Best is Yet to Come
The Prayer
Unchained Melody
Viva la Vida (Coldplay)
What a Wonderful World
With or Without You (U2)
Young at Heart

Contemporary Selections For All Occasions

Arranged For the Hampton String Quartet By John Reed

I Am The Walrus ( Beatles )
When I'm Sixty Four
Fool On The Hill
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This ( Eurythmics )
Honky Tonk Women ( The Rolling Stones )
19th Nervous Breakdown Satisfaction
Hotel California ( The Eagles )
Break On Through ( The Doors )

Additional Selections

And So It Goes ( Billy Joel)
Oh Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison )
Come Together ( Beatles )
Eleanor Rigby
Get Back
Good Day Sunshine
Hey Jude
World Without Love
Eight Days A Week
I Feel Fine
Norwegian Wood
Strawberry Fields Forever
The Molly Maguires ( Mancini )
The Pink Panther
The Addams Family ( Vic Mizzy )
A Time For Us ( Nino Rota )
From A Distance ( Bette Midler)
Mission : Impossible ( Lalo Schifrin )
The Lord Of The Dance ( Ronan Hardiman )
Lady Gaga Fugue
Lady Gaga Hit Mix ( Poker Face, Bad Romance, Just Dance )
You Raise Me Up ( Brendan Graham and Rolf Lovland )
The Music Of The Night ( LLoyd Weber )
All I Ask Of You
New Slang ( Shins )
Yellow ( Cold play )
Can't Help Falling In Love ( Elvis Presley )
Haymakers and Midwife ( Paul McCartney) Surfin U.S.A. (Chuck Berry and Brian Wilson) Strawberry Ice ( Renata Bratt )
Tangos and More ( Michael McLean ) Les Miserable Selections