Friday, March 23, 2012

Special Event Testimonials

“Craig’s music brought so much to my wedding day. Having such a professional quality of music at my ceremony really added to the magic of the moment. Many people commented on how especially beautiful his songs were.”
-Lori Smith, Bride

“We contracted with Craig from our Atlanta office for a performance in our Lexington office. While I could not be present, those in attendance had the highest accolades for Craig. Bravo!!!!”
-Colleen Cousineau and Elizabeth Lewis

Sample Song Lists

Song Lists

Surely The Presence of the Lord Is In This Place- Lanny Wolfe
O Perfect Love F. Harker
You and I- Stevie Wonder
Ave Maria- Franz Schubert
Whither Thou Goest- Guy Singer
Wedding Prayer- Fern Dunlap
In This Very Room- Ron and Carol Harris
Lord’s Prayer- Albert Malotte
Bridal Prayer- Roger Copeland
When Love Is Found- Hal Hopson
Wedding Song (There Is Love)

Lord’s Prayer- Albert Malotte
Great Is Thy Faithfulness- William Runyan
Eternal Life- Olive Dungan
My Shepherd Will Supply My Need- Traditional
Precious Lord, Take My Hand- Arranged Jack Schrader
For All The Saints- Ralph Vaughn Williams
O Rest In The Lord- Felix Mendelssohn
Amazing Grace- Traditional

O Holy Night- Adolphe Adam
The Birthday Of A King- W.H. Neidlinger
Schlafendes Jesuskind- Hugo Wolf
I Wonder As I Wander- John Jacob Niles
Many Other Traditional Hymns and Carols

Other Events
If I Would Ever Leave You- Camelot- Lerner/Loewe
Ten Minutes Ago- Cinderella- Rodgers/Hammerstein
Do I Love You...-Cinderella- Rodgers/Hammerstein
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’- Oklahoma- Rodgers/Hammerstein
I Am The Very Model- Pirates of Penzance- Gilbert/Sullivan
Some Enchanted Evening- South Pacific- Rodgers/Hammerstein
Aprile- Francesco Paolo Tosti
‘A Vucchella- Francesco Paolo Tosti
Ideale- Francesco Paolo Tosti
La Serenata- Francesco Paolo Tosti
L’Ultimo Baccio- Francesco Paolo Tosti
Mattinata- Francesco Paolo Tosti
Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)- Don McLean

Wedding Price Plans

Wedding Price Plans

Please consider the following packages or contact Craig to create and get a quote on a package that may better serve your needs.

Bronze Plan:
-Includes 1-2 Selections
-Unlimited Email Consultation
-Includes Rehearsal on the Day of Ceremony

Package Price- $150

Silver Plan:
-Includes 1-2 Selections
-Includes One In Person Consultation
-Unlimited Email Consultation
-Includes Rehearsal on the Day of Ceremony

Package Price- $185

Gold Plan:
-Includes 3-4 Selections
-Includes One In Person Consultation
-Unlimited Email Consultation
-Includes Rehearsal Prior to Day of Ceremony

Package Price- $225

Platinum Plan:
-Pianist Also Provided
-Includes 3-4 Selections
-Includes One In Person Consultation
-Unlimited Email Consultation
-Includes Rehearsal Prior to Day of Ceremony

Package Price- $375

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ceremony Vocal Selections

Looking for some classical vocal selections for your wedding? Here are some options to consider.

Ave Maria
- by Schubert is always a popular tune for weddings and something that works nicely as members of the bridal party enter.

Surely the Presence of the Lord Is In This Place- by Lanny Wolfe is also a very popular and very beautiful song that is commonly used in pre-ceremony music.

During the ceremony several “prayers” are very commonly sung. Some of my favorites and most typical are

The Lord’s Prayer
- Albert Malotte

Wedding Prayer
- Fern Dunlap

Bridal Prayer- Roger Copeland

These prayers are very often inserted before the exchanging of rings/vows.

Gift Of Love
- Hal Hopson is also a very beautiful song that is a preferred piece to be presented as music during the ceremony.

Several of these pieces can be heard on my website.

Of course this is just the tip of the iceberg for classical selections and vocal selections in general. My advice when beginning to find things that you are passionate about having at your wedding is to go to a music store and purchase an anthology of wedding music and look over the texts and and melodies to see what moves you the most. While these selections are beautiful and common, what will make the music most memorable to you, is having music that you love.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wedding Ceremony Music Part I

So you’re planning a wedding, but you don’t have the budget or assistance that Kate Middleton has? So how can you give your special day the royal touch with a recessionista’s budget? One thing that will really bring your ceremony to life is the musical program. Traditionally weddings have utilized some of the most beautiful classical music that give the ceremony a special elegance and sophistication. Below are some suggestions of typical repertoire for procession/recessional.

-Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream- Felix Mendelssohn

-Allegro Maestoso from Water Music- G.F. Handel

-Trumpet Tune- Henry Purcell

-Toccata from Symphonie 5, opus 42- Charles-Marie Widor

-Canon in D- Johann Pachelbel

-Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin- Richard Wagner

Check back next time for a listing of beautiful classical vocal settings that can be sung prior to the wedding and during the ceremony.

For more information on my wedding and special event services- please visit my website.