It’s a little less common than it used to be, but that’s no problem. Less common is a good thing!
Trumpets are a great source of music for weddings
A trumpet can be the source of festive brilliance as well as gentle warmth in your music.
In this article I’ll provide you more ideas for trumpet music for weddings – which you’ll appreciate if you’re planning to include a trumpet in your wedding ceremony music. In addition to the ideas here, check out these from the earlier article, 14 Brilliant Ideas for a Brilliant Instrument: Trumpet Wedding Music.
Trumpet wedding music ideas
So here are some pieces of music for weddings that a trumpet can do very well with, including some that you may not normally associate with the trumpet:
- Campra: Rigaudon
- Boyce: Trumpet Voluntary (can be played with 1 or 2 trumpets!)
- Handel: Many of the dozens of pieces from the Water Music suites
- Bach: Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
- Handel: Largo (from Xerxes)
- Mouret: Rondeau
- Purcell: Allegro Moderato from Sonata in D (there’s a wonderful transcription by Charles Callahan that makes this piece more accessible to musicians with only moderate skill levels)
Spice up frequently-used music with an instrument
Some of the pieces, like Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” or Handel’s Largo are already frequently used in weddings. I’d even say the Bach piece is overused. But using a different instrument to perform them can spice them up and make them seem much more distinctive.
This is important to remember as you work on achieving distinctive, exciting and memorable ceremony music!
After I chose the pieces for this list, I realized they’re all from the Baroque era — which isn’t a big problem. After all, Baroque music is a favorite for weddings and has a natural fit.
But there’s plenty more out there. If you want some trumpet wedding music a little closer to modern times, say, pieces that have been written in the last 100 years or so, check your email Inbox. If you are signed up to receive my free email newsletters, I included 5 modern pieces of trumpet music for wedding ceremonies in the last issue.
Check out these ideas and see if any of them will work for you for your wedding or check out the other articles with music for instruments. If you know of some other pieces of trumpet music for weddings, please leave a comment. Help out fellow readers with your ideas.
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