There’s a special grandeur to classical music, something that brings in a level of forgotten sophistication that can make a moment truly special. It’s for this reason that classical songs are popular choices when it comes to your wedding processional—so much so that when you imagine the procession, it’s probably either “The Wedding March” or “Canon in D” that plays in your mind. Consider these options for this special moment:

15 Classical Songs for Processionals

Of all the classical music used in wedding processions, 15 of the most well known are the following:

  1. “Canon in D, P.37,” by Johann Pachelbel
  2. “Wedding March,” by Felix Mendelssohn
  3. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: IX,” also by Felix Mendelssohn
  4. “Ave Maria,” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. “Treulich geführt (Bridal Chorus), ” by Richard Wagner
  6. “Suite Bergamesque: III. Claire de Lune,” by Claude Debussy
  7. “Water Music Suite: Air,” by George Frideric Handel
  8. “Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” by Johann Sebastian Bach
  9. “Fur Elise,” by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  10. “Salut d’Amour,” by Edward Elgar
  11. “Arioso,” also by Johann Sebastian Bach
  12. “Trumpet Voluntary,” by Jeremiah Clarke (though often attributed to Henry Purcell)
  13. “Lakmé: Duo des fleurs (Flower Duet),” by Léo Delibes
  14. “Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring),” by Antonio Vivaldi
  15. “Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade), K 525: II. Romanze: Andante,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Classical processionals will add a solemn, traditional touch to your wedding that is sure to invoke at least a few sentimental tears among your guests. If you want to add some old-fashioned charm to your wedding ceremony, any of these will do the job nicely.

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