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 Post subject: Music for wedding
PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:28 pm 
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Hello all,

I don't post much here, but some of you know me from other boards.

So, I'm looking for some nice prelude type music for my sister's wedding. Anything that works on the whistle should be fine, but I'm actually after music for the uilleann pipes. I've a violin player soon to be a part of the family as well, and she and I will be playing mostly classical and hymn type things. So that's what I'm looking for. I'd prefer suggestions on hymns, as I've got a few good classical pieces that should work already. (Spring by Vivaldi, Tumpet Voluntary, some Bach).

It will be mostly for the prelude (and I guess some postlude stuff) but I think we'll be playing for the actual processional and perhaps the recessional too, so some hymns in 4/4 or 2/2 or so on would be good to walk up to.

Thanks in advance!


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Nico, I'm not qualified to answer your question, but I'm posting just to let you know that not many people check this forum. It'll get seen more if you copy it to the Fellowship forum. Don't let the title scare you, it's just good folks hanging out with each other. And you may get some good suggestions over there. :)

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I read it right away; I just couldn't think of anything that seemed like what you were looking for. :-s

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I would think the hymns would depend on the mood you want. Are you thinking peaceful, or with a swing to get people seated more quickly?

Peaceful possibilities: Amazing Grace; Be Thou My Blessing; Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Be Still, My Soul (same music as Sibelius' Finlandia); His Eye is On the Sparrow; In the Garden; Morning Has Broken; O Perfect Love ...

.... maybe a little celtic touch with Eanach Chuin; Inisheer; Down By Sally Gardens; Carrickfergus ... any slow air type tune. A note of warning -- I don't know the words to these, or if they would be 'appropriate' to a wedding. I just like the tunes.

8-[ Maybe this will help ... maybe not ....

By the way, Welcome to PWA, Nico! :D


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 Post subject: Lyrics - LOOOONNNNG
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:34 pm 
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Carrickfergus (as sung by Charlotte Church)

I wish I was in carrickfergus
Where the castle looks out to sea.
I would swim over the deepest ocean
For my love to be with me.
But the sea is wide and I can not swim over
Nor have I the wings to fly
I wish I had a handsome boatman,
To ferry me over, my love and i.

I wish I was in the land of arak,
Where the mountains reach the sea.
Where flowers blossom as I do remember.
Where my true love came to me.
But the sea is wide and I can not swim over.
Nor have I the wings to fly.
Ahh to be back now in carrickfergus
To be together .. my love and i.
To be together .. my love and i.

I wish I was in carrickfergus,
To be together my love and i.

I wish I was back home again.

Down by the Sally Gardens, words by Wm Butler Yeats

It was down by the Sally Gardens my love and I did meet
She crossed the Sally Gardens with little snow-white feet
She bid me take love easy as the leaves grow on the tree
But I was young and foolish and with her did not agree
In a field down by the river my love and I did stand
And on my leaning shoulder she laid her snow-white hand
She bid me take life easy as the grass grows on the weirs
But I was young and foolish and now am full of tears

Down by the Sally Gardens, my love and I did meet
She crossed the Sally Gardens with little snow-white feet
She bid me take love easy as the leaves grow on the tree
But I was young and foolish and with her did not agree

Here's a thought, triggered by the DeDannan album Welcome to the Hotel Connemara: Start the recessional slowly with Down by the Sally Gardens, then segue into Clapton's Lay Down Sally. That'll get 'em up and jumpin'....

LDS lyrics:

There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me.
I know you've got somewhere to go,
But won't you make yourself at home and stay with me?
And don't you ever leave.


Lay down, Sally, and rest you in my arms.
Don't you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon.
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you.


The sun ain't nearly on the rise
And we still got the moon and stars above.
Underneath the velvet skies,
Love is all that matters. Won't you stay with me?
And don't you ever leave.


Chorus

I long to see the morning light
Coloring your face so dreamily.
So don't you go and say goodbye,
You can lay your worries down and stay with me.
And don't you ever leave.


Chorus

Chorus

...your call on lyrics appropriateness.

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 Post subject: Wedding Songs & Tunes
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:49 pm 
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Although they're not what Nico asked for, there's always....

Haste to the Wedding
Mairi's Wedding
St. Kilda Wedding March
Gentle Maiden Waltz
Come Give Me Your Hand
Mrs. Poer (Carolan's Concerto)
Pachelbel's Frolics (more a fiddle piece than whistle)
or Banish Misfortune *

(* well, for me anyway; getting married was the luckiest thing I ever did some 32 years ago!)

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