May 21, 2011 • Lewis River Golf Course

Ensemble: flute/saxophone, guitar, cello

Prelude: musicians’ choice of traditional baroque and romantic classical

1. Processional for parents and attendants: Cello Suite No.1 Prelude – Bach (played on solo cello)
2. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel (all instruments)
3. Recessional: “Viva La Vida” – Coldplay

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

April 29, 2011 • Willamette Valley Vineyards

Ensemble: trio of flute, guitar & cello (Susan, David, & Skip)

Prelude: contemporary pop and rock covers (instrumental)

1. Processional for parents/attendants: “In My Life” – Beatles
2. Entrance of the bride: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”– Frankie Valli/Lauryn Hill
3. Recessional: “Beautiful Day” – U2

August 27, 2010 • First Baptist Church

Ensemble: String Quartet 

Prelude: musicians’ choice of baroque, classical, and romantic selections

1. Formal seating of family: O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
2. Processional for bridal party: Air on the G String – J. S. Bach
3. Entrance of the bride: Canon in D – Pachelbel

4. Music for the unity candle and communion: Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
5. Recessional: Spring, from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi

August 7, 2010 • Sauvie Island private residence

Ensemble: Trio of flute, violin, and cello

Prelude: musicians’ choice of baroque and classical

1. Processional for parents: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
2. Processional for attendants: Wachet Auf – Bach
3. Entrance of the bride: Cello Suite No. 1, prelude – Bach (solo cello)
4. Hymn: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
5. Second hymn: Whitman Hymn, sung by bridesmaids and accompanied by the trio
6. Recessional: “You Make My Dreams Come True” – Hall & Oates

July 17, 2010 • Gray Gables Estate

Ensemble: Trio of flute, violin, and cello

Prelude: traditional baroque and classical selections

1. Processional for parents, officiant, groom and groomsmen: Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
2. Processional for bridesmaids, flower girl and ring bearer: “A Whole New World”, from Aladdin – Alan Menken & Tim Rice
3. Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
4. Music for sand ceremony, communion, and silent prayer: “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban
5. Recessional: Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn

July 10, 2010 • Bridal Veil Lakes

Ensemble: Solo Cello (Kristin)

Prelude: Kristin’s choice of classical selections from her personal solo cello repertoire

1. Processional for everyone including the bride: “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” – Harold Arlen
2. Musical interlude during ceremony: An improvised pizzicato accompaniment (based on the chords for Schubert’s Ave Maria), played lightly underneath a reading from “The Velveteen Rabbit”
3. Recessional: “All You Need Is Love” – the Beatles

June 25, 2010 • Historic Flavel House, Astoria

Ensemble: Cello & guitar duo (Skip and Bret)

Prelude: romantic classical

1. Processional for parents: Gymnopedie No. 1 – Erik Satie
2. Processional for bridal party: “God Only Knows” – the Beach Boys
3. Entrance of the bride: Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone
4. Recessional: “Dreams” – the Cranberries, sung by a friend of the bride and accompanied by the duo

July 3, 2010 • Hotel deLuxe

Ensemble: String Trio  (Elizabeth, Hillary, and Kristin)

Prelude: musicians’ choice of baroque, classical, and romantic selections

1. Seating of family and attendants’ processional: Cello Suite No. 1 prelude – J. S. Bach (solo cello)
2. Entrance of the bride: The Swan – Camille Saint-Saens
3. Recessional: “All I Ask of You” – Andrew Lloyd Webber

October 23, 2009 • Camp Colton

Ensemble: Trio of flute, violin, cello

Processional for parents: Winter from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Processional attendants: Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner

Recessional: Ode To Joy – Beethoven

September 26, 2009 • The Oregon Garden

Ensemble: Collage Trio (flute, guitar, cello)

Processional for parents and attendants: “Something” – the Beatles

Entrance of the bride: “The Rainbow Connection” – Kermit
• Our guitarist Bret played banjo for this one.

Recessional: “Eight Miles Wide” – Storm Large

(Instrumental versions for all three songs)

September 12, 2009 • Garden Vineyards

Ensemble: Quartet of flute, violin, guitar, cello

Processional for everyone including bride: “Chasing Cars” – Snow Patrol
• Instrumental arrangement featuring additional musical intensity/volume upon entrance of bride.

Recessional: “The Way I Am” – Ingrid Michaelson
• Sung by flutist/vocalist Susan Langenes

August 8, 2009 • Oregon City private residence

Ensemble: Trio of flute, violin, cello

Processional for parents: Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel

Processional for attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (Cantata No. 147, mvt. 10) – J. S. Bach

Entrance of the bride: Trumpet Voluntary – J. Clarke

Recessional: Hornpipe from Watermusic – Handel; followed by Ode To Joy – Beethoven

July 11, 2009 • Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Ensemble: Strings + Flute quartet

Processional for everyone including bride: Winter from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi

Mid-ceremony interlude: Hymn 516 “The Holy Spirit”
(we accompanied two singers who were wedding attendees)

Recessional: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Allegro (first movement) – J. S. Bach

June 27, 2009 • Skamania Lodge

Ensemble: Trio of flute, violin, cello

Processional for parents and attendants: Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (Cantata No. 147, mvt. 10) – J. S. Bach

Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner

Recessional: Wedding March – Felix Mendelssohn

May 7, 2009 • Abernethy Center

Ensemble: Trio of flute, violin, cello

Processional for Maid of Honor and Bride: A Winter’s Willow -Ralph Vaughn Williams
• For the MOH, our violinist played the melody solo.
• Upon the entrance of the bride, the rest of us joined, thus intensifying the piece for dramatic effect.

Interlude music (for wine ceremony): Air on the G String – Bach (short 40-second version)

Recessional: La Rejouissance – Handel

March 13, 2009 • The Crown Ballroom

Ensemble: Quartet of flute + strings with Eric Stern, operatic tenor and pianist

Processional for parents: Air from Watermusic – Handel

Processional for attendants: Canon in D – Pachelbel

Entrance of the bride: Bridal Chorus – Wagner

Ceremony interlude song: “The Lord’s Prayer” – Alfred H. Malotte
Our tenor Eric sang this and played piano; the flute and strings accompanied him also.
As I recall the audience responded with unexpected applause!

Recessional: “All You Need Is Love” – Beatles
Again sung by Eric who played piano; with flute and strings accompanying also.