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    Sarah Mullen
    Participant

    The theme from “Somewhere in Time”.

    #106335
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    “Last Date” by Floyd Kramer (or is it Cramer?).

    #106336
    joan-steinberg
    Participant

    My latest weird processional request is Far Away- Nickelback.

    #106337
    Karen Johns
    Participant

    Maybe it’s time to dust off the ol’ electric guitar….

    #106338
    janelle-lake
    Participant

    This weekend, I’m playing the theme from “Twilight” the vampire saga.

    #106339
    janelle-lake
    Participant

    Sarah,

    #106340
    alice-freeman
    Spectator

    Send in the Clowns for the groom and groomsmen (more than one wedding)

    “Love Theme from Rocky” for the groom’s entrance — we found something else to substitute; it sounds too much like the “Theme from Rocky” which every marching band in the country has played on a football field at one time or another

    “Darth Vader’s Theme” for the groom’s entrance — we found something else; it’s hard for me to sound like a full symphony orchestra brass section

    ZZ Tops “Gimme All Your Lovin'” — I’m finishing that arrangement this week. When I finally found a ‘lullaby’ version on the Internet and sent part of an MP3 to the bride to show her what it would sound like, she LOVED it and still wanted it!

    I’ve seen the “Gift of Love” words to the “Water is Wide”, but I usually demur on “Greensleeves,” “She Moved Through the Fair,” and “The Ash Grove” because of the words.

    #106341
    paul-wren
    Participant

    Janelle, do you have to play Bella’s Lullaby?

    #106342
    Sarah Mullen
    Participant

    There really is no accounting for taste.

    #106343
    phyllis-adams
    Participant

    Years ago, I was asked to play “We’ve Only Just Begun” for a very pregnant bride. Fortunately, the music director at Holy Name Cathedral backed me up in my assessment that i couldn’t play it because clearly she had not “just begun” but was almost finished! However, I continually am amazed at the number of brides who want the Arioso from Bach’s Cantata # 156 – the words of which are to the effect of “Here I stand with one foot in the grave”! I was also once asked to play the March of the Gladiators when the mothers of the couple were walking down the aisle. That didn’t happen either … haha.

    #106344
    Susan TN
    Participant

    As a violinist, I played “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria” (from The Sound of Music) for a recessional.

    #106345
    ralph-thomas
    Participant

    In a two year period I played the Love Theme from Deer Hunter, music from Alien (Howard Hansen’s 2nd Symphony) and theme from Karate Kid 2.

    Was asked to play I Feel Good, James Brown, but somehow just couldn’t figure that one out. They ended up with a recording.

    I gave up pedal harp a few years ago because of my bad back and then took up bassoon. I was married a couple of months ago and

    #106346
    barbara kraichy
    Participant

    Has anyone been requested to play “alleluia” from Shrek for a bride? That’s a new one for me.

    Barbara Kraichy

    #106347
    M Rodgers
    Spectator

    I did an all Disney wedding at a Catholic church which has since changed it’s policy. The bride insisted on “Beauty and the Beast” as her processional and they walked out to “A whole New World”. I had to play ‘Someday My Prince Will Come,” “I’m Wishing”, “La La lu”, etc…think the Disney Song book and I played it all as either prelude or postlude.

    Lately tons of Over the Rainbow or Wonderful World. L. Cohen’s Halleluiah is a close 3rd.

    Last week was Jason Mraz “Lucky” for the processional and “I’m Yours” for the recessional

    and I still get tons of requests for Metallica “Nothing Else Matters” for the prelude.

    funny thing is now the “Little Fountain” is popular because it is a video game theme….who knew?

    #106348

    How about “Wang-Dang Doodle?”

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