July 14, 2012 • Rock Creek Country Club

Ensemble:  String Trio (2 violins + cello) (Justin M, Elizabeth, & Kristin)

Prelude requests:

  • By Your Side (Sade)
  • Second That Emotion (Smokey Robinson)
  • Beautiful Day (U2) (and several others)

1. Entrance of Parents: All of the Lights (slower intro part)– Kanye West
2. Processional of Attendants All of the Lights (main part) – Kanye West
3. Entrance of the Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Recessional: Viva la Vida – Coldplay

July 25, 2012 • Camas Meadows Golf Club

Ensemble:  Violin + Cello Duo (Justin & Guy)

Prelude: classical selections chosen by the musicians

1. Entrance of Parents and Attendants: Jesu – Bach (chosen by the musicians)
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon – Pachelbel (this was the bride’s only musical request; the rest she left to us)
3. Recessional: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel (also chosen by the musicians)

June 16, 2012 • St. Luke Lutheran Church, Portland

Ensemble:  Trio of Susan on flute (ceremony) and vocals/saxophone (reception) with Eddie on violin and David on guitar.

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant romantic classical

1. Lighting of Candles and Entrance of Parents and Bridesmaids: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner (played by the organist only)
3. Musical Interlude (song): “Ten Thousand Years” (sung by two friends of the Bride and accompanied by Collage Trio)
4. Lighting of Unity Candle: “Draw Me Close” -(same lineup as above)
5. Second Musical Interlude (song): “You Raise Me Up”  (again same lineup)
6. Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel (played by organist solo)

Cocktails/reception: vintage jazz & swing by Collage Trio with saxophone, vocals, violin, & guitar.

May 27, 2012 • First Baptist Church, Portland

Ensemble:  String Quartet (Justin, Lauren, Mattie, and Guy)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of traditional classical and baroque selections

1. Lighting of Candles and Entrance of Parents: Wachet Auf – Bach
2. Processional of Bridal Party: Air from Watermusic – Handel
3. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Musical Interlude (song): “All I Ask Of You” – Andrew Lloyd Webber (sung by two singers and accompanied by the Collage Strings)
5. Honoring of Parents: “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban (instrumental)
6. Lighting of Unity Candle: Arioso – Bach
7. Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel

April 7, 2012 • Columbia Gorge Hotel, Hood River

Ensemble: Flute & Guitar duo (Susan and David)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant romantic classical

1. Processional for parents and bridal party: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
3. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

We had the most amazing weather you could ask for on an early spring day in the Gorge: sunny with a warm breeze!

March 4, 2012 • Cathedral Park, St. Johns

Ensemble: Solo Cello (Ashia)

Prelude music: a selection of classical pieces chosen by a collaborative team including the Bride, Groom, B & G’s Personal Musical Expert Friend, and Collage Music’s director Susan and cellist Ashia.

1. Entrance of Groom and Family: The Swan – Saint-Saens
2. Entrance of Bride and Family: Nocturne Op. 9 No 2 – Chopin
3. Recessional: Mazel Tov – Traditional

February 18, 2012 • the Governor Hotel

Ensemble: Quartet of violin, flute, cello and guitar (Susan, Lauren, Skip, and David)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant traditional baroque and romantic selections

1. Processional for Everyone including Bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
2. Unity Candle: Air on the G String – Bach
3. Recessional: Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Cocktail hour: a mix of swing and contemporary rock and pop covers

October 22, 2011 • First Unitarian Church

Ensemble: Quartet of violin, viola, cello and guitar

Prelude music: a selection of contemporary songs including Kokomo, God Only Knows, Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Beach Boys), How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees), Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis), and Here Comes the Sun, When I’m 64, And I Love Her (Beatles)

1. Entrance of Honored Guests: All You Need Is Love – Beatles
2. Processional of Bridal Party: By Your Side – Sade
3. Entrance of Bride: Hysteric – the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
4. Recessional: Beautiful Day – U2

October 1, 2011 • Pendarvis Farm

Ensemble: Violin & Cello Duo

Prelude request: Flower Duet – Delibes; other selections chosen by musicians

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Responsorial Psalm: “Taste and See” – the duo accompanied a vocalist who was a friend of the bride
4. Alleluia: Celtic Alleluia – also sung by the vocalist; violin and cello accompanied
5. Unity Candle:  Air on the G String – Bach
6. Placing of veil and cord: Ave Maria – Schubert
7. Recessional: Spring – Vivaldi

October 1, 2011 • Private Rooftop in the Pearl

Ensemble: Flute & Guitar duo (Susan and David)

Special request for prelude music: a selection of Disney songs including “Beauty and the Beast”, “A Whole New World”, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Somewhere Out There”

1. Processional for officiant, groom, and bridal party: Wachet Auf – Bach
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Recessional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” – Israel ”IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole’s version.  For post-lude, we just jammed on that for several minutes.

This was a particularly cool one because it was really, really trying to rain and everyone was nervous about it, but at the last minute the skies held and the ceremony was dry.  Yay!

September 17, 2011 • Langdon Farms

Ensemble: Flute, Violin, & Cello Trio (Susan, Casey, Kristin)

1. Formal Seating of parents and honored guests: Air from Orchestra Suite 3 – Bach
2. Attendants’ Processional: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
3. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn, intro only; after which we faded out and the DJ deftly faded in the OSU fight song!

September 10, 2011 • Timberline Lodge

Ensemble: Guitar & Cello Duo (Bret and Skip)

1. Formal Seating of Parents: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Attendants’ processional: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
4. Recessional: Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

September 10, 2011 • DeArmand Garden Estate

Ensemble: String Quartet (Justin, Lauren, Mattie, Kristin)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of traditional baroque and classical

1. Formal Seating of parents: Arioso – Bach
2. Attendants’ Processional: Yellow – Coldplay
3. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
4. Unity Candle: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Hymn) -played instrumentally by the quartet
5. Recessional: Viva La Vida – Coldplay

August 13, 2011 • David Hill Winery

Ensemble: Flute/Saxophone, Guitar, Cello (Susan, David, Skip)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of elegant romantic classical

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Cocktail hour: swing jazz standards with saxophone in place of flute

August 27, 2011 • The Aerie at Eagle Landing

Ensemble: String Trio (Elizabeth, Tatiana, & Kristin)

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso – Morricone
2. Entrance of the bride: Into The West (from Lord of the Rings)
3. Ceremony interlude: (communion) Liebestraum – Liszt
4. Recessional: Viva La Vida – Coldplay

August 6, 2011 • Linfield College Campus

Ensemble: String Quartet (Justin, Lauren, Mattie, Skip)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of traditional baroque and classical

1. Parents’ formal seating piece: Flower Duet – Delibes
2. Processional for attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel
3. Entrance of the bride:Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
4. Recessional: Under the Sea (from “The Little Mermaid”)

Postlude: Custom medley of Disney songs including “Be Our Guest”, “Kiss The Girl”, “Whole New World”, and “Beauty and the Beast”.

July 17, 2011 • DeArmand Garden Estate

Ensemble: String Trio (Justin, Lauren, & Skip)

Prelude: La Vie en Rose, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and other selections chosen by the musicians

1. Processional for parents and attendants: The Girl With The Flaxen Hair – Debussy
2. Entrance of the bride: Meditation from Thais – Massenet
3. Unity Candle: Arioso – Bach
4. Communion: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso – Morricone
5. Recessional: Beautiful Day – U2

July 23, 2011 • Resort at the Mountain

Ensemble: String Trio (Justin, Lauren & Guy)

Prelude: elegant traditional classical

1. Processional for parents and attendants: La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaf
2. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
3. Recessional: Ode to Joy – Beethoven

June 18, 2011 • The Governor Hotel

Ensemble: trio of flute, guitar & bass (Susan, Bret, Justin D)

Prelude: classical selections chosen by the musicians

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke
2. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner
3. Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Cocktails/reception: vintage jazz & swing by with vocals, saxophone, guitar & cello.

July 2, 2011 • Portland’s White House

Ensemble: Flute & Bass duo

Prelude: romantic classical selections chosen by the musicians

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Minuet from Berenice – Handel
2. Entrance of the bride: Ode To Joy – Beethoven
3. Interlude: Reverie – Debussy (played as the rings were passed among the guests prior to the ring ceremony)
4. Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel

Cocktails/reception: our guitarist joined for vintage jazz & swing played on saxophone, guitar & bass