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Ensemble Choices
I play with only high quality, conservatory trained musicians. There is a large number of
colleagues I play with who I’ve been playing with for many years in chamber music,
orchestras, weddings, and events. Rest assured we will look and act professionally, arrive
early, and play well!

Most people determine the size of their ensemble based on their budget.
The more musicians there are the fuller the sound will be.

Solo Cello
A solo cello for your wedding is a beautiful option. Smaller and more intimate ceremonies
inside and outside sound great. I have played many many solo cello wedding ceremonies
with very positive feedback. It has a variety of classical options but fewer contemporary
pieces sound good with just one musician.

{Cello with one of the following instruments: Violin, Piano, Flute}
By far one of my most popular ensembles is the violin and cello duo. When the cello is
playing with the violin or flute, the cello has the accompaniment roll and the violin or flute
the melody, whereas with the cello and piano duo the cello is the more featured sound.

{Violin, viola and cello (string trio) or Violin, cello, and piano}
This ensemble sounds very similar to the string quartet but has a less full sound. It offers a
wide variety of classical and contemporary music.

String Quartet
{Two violins, viola, and cello}
This is the most traditional and classical wedding ensemble. It offers the most variety of
classical and contemporary music and has the fullest sound.
General Information
Ceremony Music
The ceremony processional is the biggest and most special musical part of the ceremony
and you will have specific pieces for different parts of the processional (see Ceremony
Music). There are a few things to keep in mind to keep the music running smoothly along
with the ceremony.
It is nice and more special if the start of each part of the processional waits to process after
a few seconds of their piece has been played. This enssures that the musicians have
changed their music and are ready. Don’t start walking without any music playing 
For the bride, remember that this is your special moment where your guests and possibly
your groom are seeing you for the first time. Walk slowly to give everyone a good look!

Playing Outdoors
Our instruments are very sensitive and delicate to sunlight, temperature, and rain. The
majority of the time playing outdoors is fine, however please see the following
 Our instruments can’t be outside under 55 degrees Farenheit.
 All events are “rain or shine” unless otherwise stipulated. There should be an
alternative inside location or a tent provided to cover the area where the
musicians perform.
 Our instruments can’t be out under hot sun, so we might set up in nearby
shade or a tent needs to be provided.

Like any service, if you were pleased with the music we provided, how we arrived early,
looked nice, acted professional, then we do appreciate the awknowledgement of a tip.

The Rehearsal
I, and the musicians I collaborate with, have many years experience playing for weddings.
As long as we have all the information in the Information Sheet, then you don’t need to
worry about us at all. However, if you would feel better to have us there to practice with,
we can come for an additional fee that would be based on travel and rehearsal time.
When we collaborate with the church organist or with a family member for a special song,
we will meet the day of and rehearse at the venue plenty of time before the prelude begins.

I, and the musicians I collaborate with, are located in New York City. We will travel up to 3
hours for an event, however some exceptions are made.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book you for my event?
You would just need to sign a simple, one page contract and pay the 50% deposit. For the
contract I will just need your phone number and email, the name of the venue or location,
the time you would like us to start playing (usually 30 minutes before the ceremony for
prelude music while guests arrive) and end playing. Then I’ll email it for you to look over,
sign and date, then scan and email or mail back to me along with the 50% deposit.

Do you perform songs not on the song lists?

Yes! We can perform almost any song you would like. It is just an extra $5 per requested
song to purchase the music and arrange it for the ensemble. Many pop/contemporary
songs sound best with at least a duo or larger ensemble. I’m happy to advise whether or not
a requested song would sound good with any ensemble.

Do you have amplification?

Duo and larger ensembles rarely need amplification to be heard. The accoustics of inside
locations and churches suit the music well and does not need amplification. Exceptions are
for very large weddings or large outdoor weddings and in those cases we are happy to
work with your sound person to have the music amplified as well. If you are having solo
cello for your wedding and/or cocktail hour again, most of the time it does not need
amplification. I do have a Bose L1 Compact system for the solo cello if there is a larger
ceremony or if it is a large outdoor space. All I need is to have access to an outlet within 100

When do musicians arrive at the venue?

We arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the contracted playing time. This gives us more
than enough time to set up and warm up before we start playing.

What methods of payment do you accept?

I accept payment of cash, check, PayPal, or via the GigMasters site. If you wish to pay
through PayPal there is an additional 3% fee.
Information Sheet
Please return one month before the day of the wedding.

Officient’s name:
Number of guests:
Musicians’ dress:  Khaki casual nice  Semi-formal black (the musicians’ standard)  Formal black
How long is the aisle? (Estimate or general answer is fine):

Where would you like the musicians to play? (Normally we are either off to the side of the grooms
facing the guests at an angle or we are at the back of the guests. Sometimes we are near the organ or
in the organ loft):

If musicians will be amplified, where and how far is the nearest electrical outlet?:

If it’s an outside wedding, where is the back-up location in case of weather?:

What is the number of people and their order in the processional, and what is their music?
1) 2 sets of parents: Arioso, Bach 1)

2) 5 groomsmen with 5 bridesmaids: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring 2)

3) 2 flower girls: same as above 3)

4) Ring bearer: same as above 4)

5) Bride with Dad: Canon in D, Pachelbel 5)

Will groomsmen line up at the front during prelude or are they part of the processional?

Who can cue the musicians to end the prelude music and begin the processional music? (Please ask
this person to come by sometime before or during the prelude to say hello!):

What is the final thing said or done in the ceremony before you walk down the aisle and we play the
recessional music?

Recessional Music:
Ceremony Music
Music while guests are arriving and being seated 20-30 minutes before the ceremony starts. This is
usually light classical music left to the musician’s discretion.

Bridal Party Processional

Slow but flowing music sets the official start to the ceremony, while the bridesmaids and other
members of the party walk down the aisle.

Bridal Processional
This is the most special and personal music in the ceremony. The music should be grand, elegant, and
walking speed. This should be separate music from the Bridal party’s music.

For most wedding ceremonies, the interlude is the unity candle, memorial candle, or rose presentation.
These are moments of quiet reflection, and the wedding music you choose should encourage this

This is the last piece of music in the wedding ceremony, where the wedding party departs and guests
start to leave for the reception area. It should be jubilant and celebratory.

While guests are still leaving, or mingling before moving on to the reception, this music is refined and
upbeat, and is left to the musician’s discretion.

If you choose to have the wedding ceremony musician(s) during cocktail, non-classical pop and jazz
songs and classics are played, and are left to the musician’s discretion.
Classical Song List
Composer Piece
Albinoni Adagio in G minor
Anonymous Romanza
Bach Air on the G String
Bach Arioso
Bach Badinerie
Bach Bist du bei mir
Bach Brandenburg Concerto #2
Bach Gigue
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach March
Bach March in D Major
Bach My Heart Ever Faithful
Bach Pastorale
Bach Prelude from English Suite #3
Bach Rondeau
Bach Sarabande
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach Sleepers Awake
Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor
Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in C Major
Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 3 in E-Flat Major
Bach Solo Cello Suite No. 5 in C Minor
Bartok Joc Cu Bata from Rumanian Folk Dances
Beethoven Fur Elise
Beethoven Minuet in G
Beethoven Moderato
Beethoven Ode to Joy
Beethoven Romanze
Berlin Alexander's Ragtime Band
Bizet Agnus Dei from incidental music to L'Arlesienne
Bizet Soldiers’ Chorus
Boccherini Minuet
Boccherini Minuet & Trio
Borodin Polovtsian Dance
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn – Sicilienne
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn – St. Anthony’s Chorale
Brahms Waltz Op. 39, No. 15
Brahms Hungarian Dance #5
Chopin Mazurka
Chopin Polonaise Militaire
Chopin Prelude in E minor
Chopin Waltz in A minor
Clarke Trumpet Tune
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli Sarabande
Davidoff Song Without Words
Debussy Le Petit Negre
Debussy Reverie
Debussy Romance
Delibes "Flower Duet" from Lakme
Dvorak Finale from Sonatina in G Minor
Dvorak Humoresque
Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Faure Apres un reve
Faure Pavane from Op. 50
Faure Sicilienne, Op. 78
Ferrer Tango
Franck Panis Angelicus
Furstenau Allegro
Furstenau Waltz
Gluck Andante from Orfeo
Gluck Che faro senza Euridice from Orfeo and Euridice
Goltermann Andante from the A Minor Concerto
Gossec Gavotte
Gossec Tambourin
Gounod Ave Maria
Gounod Waltz from Faust
Grieg Gavotte from Holberg Suite
Grieg Waltz
Handel Minuet in D from Fireworks Music
Handel “All We Like Sheep” from The Messiah
Handel Air Water Music
Handel Allegro
Handel Allegro from Violin Sonata, Op. 1, no. 15
Handel Allegro from Water Music
Handel Andante from Water Music
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Bourree from Fireworks Music
Handel Bourree from Water Music
Handel Halleluia Chorus from The Messiah
Handel Hornpipe from Water Music
Handel La Paix from Fireworks Music
Handel La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music
Handel Largo from Xerxes
Handel Sarabande from Suite #4 for piano
Haydn Andante from String Quartet in F Major, Op. 3 #5
Haydn Little Dance
Haydn Serenade
Haydn Symphony No. 77, Mvt. 4
Ivanovici Waltz from Waves of the Danube
Liszt Dreams of Love
Loeillet Allegro
Lotti Aria
Lucke Andante Cantabile
MacDowell At an old Trysting-place
MacDowell To a Wild Rose
MacDowell Told at Sunset
Marie La Cinquantaine
Martini Plaisir d’amour
Massenet Elegie
Massenet Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Midler The Rose
Molloy The Kerry Dance
Mouret Rondeau
Mouret Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus from K. 618
Mozart Duet No. 2
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Minuetto
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Romanza
Mozart Landler
Mozart Menuet from Divertimento in D, K. 334
Mozart Romanza from String Quartet, K. 525 - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart Rondo alla turca
Mozart Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A
Mozart Sonata KV331
Mozart Ver kleine stucke aus dem
Nazareth Brejeiro
Offenbach Barcarolle
Pachelbel Canon in D
Puccini O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
Purcell Minuet I & II
Purcell Rondeau
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Purcell When I Am Laid in Earth
Rachmaninoff Vocalise
Respighi Passo Mezzo e Mascherada from Ancient Airs and Dances, Set #1
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade Theme
Rimsky-Korsakov The Young Prince and Princess from Sheherezade
Saint Saens The Swan
Satie Gnoissienne No. 1
Satie Gymnopedie No. 1
Schubert Adagio from Octet in F
Schubert Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 - "Rosamunde"
Schubert Ave Maria
Schubert Minuet
Schubert Moment Musical
Schubert Serenade from Schwanengesang
Schubert Andante from “Rosamunde”
Schubert Ave Maria
Schumann Lento from Funf Stucke im volkston
Schumann Melody Album for the Young
Schumann Melody Scenes from Childhood
Schumann Andante Cantabile from Quartet E flat Major
Schumann The Merry Peasant
Schumann Traumerei
Strauss Chit-Chat Polka
Tchaikovsky Valse Sentinmentale, Op. 51, No. 6
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Telemann Presto from Sonatina in F
Telemann Vivace from Sonata in F Major for flute
Terrega Tango
Traditional Amazing Grace
Traditional Doxology
Traditional Simple Gifts
Traditional Irish & Scottish Ae Fond Kiss
Traditional Irish & Scottish Be Thou My Vision
Traditional Irish & Scottish Coleraine
Traditional Irish & Scottish John Ryan’s Polka
Traditional Irish & Scottish Kesh Jig
Traditional Irish & Scottish My Love is like a Red Red Rose
Traditional Irish & Scottish The Dark Island
Traditional Irish & Scottish The Piper o’Dundee
Traditional Irish & Scottish The Wearing of the Green
Traditional Irish & Scottish Three Reels
Traditional Irish & Scottish When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Traditional Jewish Bashana
Traditional Jewish Hava Nagila
Turina Tango de Tres Danzas Andaluzas
Verdi La Donna e Mobile
Villordo El Choclo
Vivaldi Adagio from Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3 #11
Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D minor
Vivaldi Largo
Vivaldi Spring from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Autumn from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Danza Pastorale from The Four Seasons
Wagner Bridal Chorus
Yradier La Paloma (The Dove)
Contemporary Song List

Song Composer/Artist
A Fine Romance Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields
A Thousand Miles Vanessa Carlton
All My Loving The Beatles
All the Small Things Longe/Hoppus
All You Need is Love The Beatles
Alley Cat Frank Bjorn
America Neil Diamond
American Fiddle Tune Chicken Reel
And I Love Her The Beatles
Another One Bites the Dust John Deacon
Any Dream Will Do Lloyd Webber
Anything Goes from "Anything Goes" Cole Porter
Bad Day Daniel Powter
Barely Breathing Duncan Sheik
Be True To Your School Wilson/Love
Beautiful Morning Cavaliere/Brigati, Jr.
Beauty and the Beast Ashman/Menken
Beyond the Sea Trenet, Lasry, Lawrence
Bitterseet Symphony The Verve
Blackbird The Beatles
Blue Suede Shoes Carl Lee Perkins
Blue Velvet Lee Morris and Bernie Wayne
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Raye/Prince
Brady Bunch Schwartz/Devol
Breaking Free Jamie Houston
Brighter Than Sunshine Aqualung
Butterfly Kisses Carlisle/Thomas
Cabaret Ebb/Kander
California Dreamin' John Phillips/Michelle Phillips
Can’t Buy Me Love The Beatles
Can’t Take my Eyes off you Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
Candle in the Wind Elton John
Chim Chim Cher-ee Richard/Robert Sherman
Clocks Coldplay
Close to You David/Bacharach
Colors of the Wind Menken/Schwartz
Colour My World Chicago
Come Fly With Me Cahn/Van Heusen
Copacabana Manilow/Sussmand and Feldman
Do Wah Diddy Diddy Barry/Greenwich
Dock of the Bay Cropper/Redding
Don't Be Cruel Blackwell/Elvis Presley
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me Elton John/Bernie Taupin
Don't Speak Eric and Gwen Stefani
Do-Re-Mi HammersteinII/Rodgers
Drift Away Mentor Williams
Duke of Earl Edwards/Dixon/Williams
Edelweiss Rodgers/Hammerstein
Every Breath You Take Sting
Everything is Beautiful Ray Stevens
Fallin' Alicia Keys
Fields of Gold Sting
Fire Burning Sean Kingston
Fly Like an Eagle Steve Miller
Fly Me to the Moon Bart Howard
For Once in My Life Miller/Murden
Forever Young Steward/Cregan/Savigar/Bob Dylan
Fun, Fun, Fun Wilson/Love
Gives you Hell All-American Rejects
God Bless America Greenwood
Gonna Build a Mountain Bricusse/Newley
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John/Bernie Taupin
Green Green Grass of Home Curly Putman
Halo Beyonce
Happy Days Gimbel/Fox
Happy Together Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
Hear and Soul Loesser/Carmichael
Here Without You Roberts/Arnold/Henderson/Harrell
Hey Joe Billy Roberts
Hey Jude The Beatles
Hogan's Heroes March Jerry Fielding
I Could Have Danced All Night “My Fair Lady” Loewe
I Dreamed a Dream Schonberg/Boubil/Natel/Kretzmer
I Got Rhythm from "Girl Crazy" Gershwin
I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
I Heard It Through the Grapevine Whitfield/Strong
I Say a Little Prayer David/Bacharach
I Whistle a Happy Tune HammersteinII/Rodgers
I Will Always Love You Dolly Parton
I Will Remember You Sarah McLachlan/Egan/Merenda
I Write the Songs Bruce Johnston
I’m Yours Jason Mraz
I’ve Got You Under My Skin Cole Porter
If I Ever Lose My Faith in You Sting
If I Never Knew You (Love Theme from ‘Pocahontas’) Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
I'm Popeye the Sailor Man Sammy Lerner
Imagine John Lennon
In My Life The Beatles
Iris John Rzeznik
It's De-Lovely from "Red, Hot, and Blue" Cole Porter
It's My Life Jon Bon Jovi
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me Billy Joel
I've Got You Under My Skin from "Born to Dance" Cole Porter
Jailhouse Rock Leiber/Stoller
Jolson, Mitchell & Hess Sweetie Mine from Sinbad
Joplin The Easy Winners, A Ragtime Two-Step
Joy to the World Hoyt Axton
Jump, Jive an'Wail Louis Prima
Just One of Those Things from "Jubilee" Cole Porter
Kansas City Leiber/Stoller
Kokomo Love/Melcher/Phillips/McKenzie
Lateralus Tool
Let 'Em In Paul and Linda McCartney
Let's Stay Together Al Green/Mitchell/Jackson, JR.
Like a Rock Bob Seger
Livin' la Vida Loca Rosa/Child
Love and Marriage James Van Heusen & Sammy Cahn
Love Story Francis Lai
LoveGame Lady Gaga
Lovers in Japan Coldplay
Lucky Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds The Beatles
Maggie May Rod Steward/Quittenton
Make You Feel My Love Bob Dylan/Adele
Making our Dreams Come True Ginbel/Fox
Maybe I'm Amazed Paul McCartney
Michelle The Beatles
Mickey Mouse March Jimmie Dodd
Mission: Impossible Theme Lalo Schifrin
Mister Sandman Pat Ballard
Monday, Monday John Phillips
Moon River Henry Mancini & Johnny Mercer
My Cheri Amour Stevie Wonder
My Funny Valentine Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from ‘Titanic’) James Horner and Will Jennings
My Way Revaux/Francois
Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Dale/Leka/Carla
Nessun Dorma Giacomo Puccini
Never Say Never The Fray
Night and Day from "Gay Divorcee" Cole Porter
Norwegian Wood The Beatles
On Broadway Mann/Weil/Stroller/Leiber
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story Leonard Bernstein
Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen
Penny Lane The Beatles
Peppermint Twist DiNicola/Glover
Pocketful of Miracles Cahn/Van Heusen
Princess Leia’s Theme John Williams – “Star Wars”
Puff the Magic Dragon Lipton/Yarrow
Put Your Hand in the Hand Gene MacLellan
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) Antonio Carlos Jobim
Rock Around the Clock Freedman/DeKnight
Rock With You Rod Temperton
Romeo and Juliet Nino Rota
San Francisco (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) John Phillips
Satin Doll Duke Ellington
Save the Best for Last Galdston/Lind/Waldman
Schism Tool
She Will Be Loved Levine/Valentine
Sing (from Sesame Street) Joe Raposo
So Long, Farewell HammersteinII/Rodgers
Sober Tool
Someday My Prince Will Come Churchill
Someone to Watch Over Me from "Oh, Kay" Gershwin
Somewhere Out There Mann/Horner/Weil
Spanish Eyes (with Julio Iglesias) Kaempfert, Singleton, Snyder
Spanish Flea Julius Wechter
Spinning Wheel David Clayton Thomas
Stacy's Mom Collingwood/Schlesinger
Strike Up the Band from "Strike Up the Band" Gershwin
Summertime from "Porgy and Bess" Gershwin
Sunrise, Sunset Harnick/Bock
Take My Breath Away from Top Gun Moroder/Whitlock
Take the A Train Ellington and Strayhorn
That's Amore Brooks/Warren
The Girl from Ipanema Antonio Carlos Jobim
The More I See You Warren
The Sunshine of Your Love Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Pete Brown
The Way You Move Patton/Brown/Mahone
Theme from "Schindler's List" John Williams
Theme from “New York, New York” John Kander & Fred Ebb
Theme from E.T. John Williams
Theme from Love Story Lai/Mancini
They Can't Take That Away From Me from "Shall We Dance" Gershwin
This is Halloween Danny Elfman
This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie
Those Were the Days Gene Raskin
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman
Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro) Peterson, Quarantotto, Sartori
Top of the World John Bettis and Richard Carpenter
Twist and Shout Bert Russell and Phil Medley
Unchained Melody Alex North
Under the Boardwalk Artie Resnick and Kenny Young
United We Stand A.T. Hiller and John Goodison
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Viva La Vida Coldplay
Ward & Palmer The Band Played On
Wave Antonio Carlos Jobim
We Are the World Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson
We Belong Together
What a Wonderful World Weiss and Thiele
What the World Needs Now is Love Burt Bacharach
Whiting Ain't We Got Fun
With a Little Help from my Friends The Beatles
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
Wooly Bully Domingo Samudio
Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beach Boys
Yellow Submarine The Beatles
You Are the Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder
You Belong With Me Taylor Swift
You Raise Me Up Brendan Graham and Rold Lovland
Young at Heart Carolyn Leigh and Johnny Richards
You've Got a Friend Carole King