For my wedding I want classical music. Maybe a harp, maybe a piano, or even a string quartet for wedding music. I’d read on a wedding website a while back that to ensure that people don’t expect or miss the dancing, the music being played should be “undanceable.” So after the terrible DJs at the last bridal show, I had a new found commitment to research classical Massachusetts wedding bands for my wedding.
I started Googling “string quartet for wedding,” “Massachusetts wedding bands,” and “wedding orchestra.” Most of the websites had music samples available, so I started a word document called “Wedding orchestra” to paste addresses in to listen to later. Then I created a folder (also titled “wedding orchestra”) for the document as well as samples that I was able to download to listen to later.
Some of the musicians I listened to included:
- http://www.newenglandharp.com/wedding-music.htm a harpist. Hey, when you think of wedding ceremony music, you think light, romantic, angelic, and all those things fit in with a harp. But when I listened to it, it was a little too plain. I know I’m just having a small backyard wedding, but I’d like a richer wedding orchestra type sound, I think.
- http://www.lizary.net/listen.htm was the next one I heard, which also included a harp, and it did have a richer sound. It helped that she had a violinist or two playing with her.
- http://twoofusduo.com/sonare/repertoire.html was another duo, this time with a flute. I’ve never been fond of flutes, and this didn’t change my mind. The flutist sounded very breathy. Although outside from a slight distance that probably wouldn’t be noticeable; I don’t think we’ll have/need amplification.
- www.intermezzoplayers.com played Pachelbel so beautifully that it made me cry. They're one of the best wedding orchestra groups that I came across, but was out of our price range for 2 hours.