Brides Need to Know!

 

A trio of classical musicians performing Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary
and Pachelbel’s Canon.  Both classical pieces of music are performed on the Cello, Flute and Harp. This slide show is an example of  music that would be appropriate for a wedding ceremony or the cocktail hour of a wedding reception.

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The Order of the Music at a Wedding Ceremony:

Processional refers to the music that is being played as the bridal party enters the church, once all the guests are seated. One piece of music for the bridal party, then another for the bride.

The prelude refers to the music performed prior to the recessional, as the guests are being seated.

The recessional refers to the music at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom exit first, followed by the bridal party, the parents, and the congregation. Modern couples are changing the rules to suit their needs, the family dynamics and their religion.

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About the Trumpet Voluntary:

“The Prince of Denmark’s March” is more commonly known as the Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke.
It is customarily played as the bride enters the church with her father, the processional. “The Prince of Denmark’s March” was composed by Jeremiah Clarke. It is called The Prince of Denmark’s March; but better known as The Trumpet Voluntary. It was composed for the keyboard, probably,around 1700. This music can be heard at a number of royal weddings, most notably at the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.

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Biography:

Jeremiah Clarke (c. 1674 — 1 December 1707) was an English baroque composer and organist.

Thought to have been born in London around 1674, Clarke was a pupil of John Blow at St Paul’s Cathedral. He later became an organist at the Chapel Royal. After his death, he was succeeded in that post by William Croft.

Clarke is best remembered for a popular keyboard piece: the Prince of Denmark’s March, which is commonly called the Trumpet Voluntary, written about 1700. From c. 1878 until the 1940s the work was attributed to Henry Purcell, and was published as Trumpet Voluntary by Henry Purcell in William Sparkes’s Short Pieces for the Organ, Book VII, No. 1 (London, Ashdown and Parry). This version came to the attention of Sir Henry J. Wood, who made two orchestral transcriptions of it, both of which were recorded. The recordings further cemented the erroneous notion that the original piece was by Purcell. Clarke’s piece is a popular choice for wedding music, and has been used in royal weddings. Most notably the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981.

The famous Trumpet Tune in D (also incorrectly attributed to Purcell) was taken from the semi-opera The Island Princess, which was a joint musical production of Clarke and Daniel Purcell (Henry Purcell’s younger brother)—probably leading to the confusion.

Pachelbel’s Canon

Pachelbel’s Canon is the name commonly given to a canon by the German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel in his Canon and Gigue for 3 violins and basso continuo (German: Kanon und Gigue für 3 Violinen mit Generalbaß) sometimes referred to as Canon and Gigue in D or simply Canon in D. It is his most famous composition. It was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a gigue. Both movements are in the key of D major.

Like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, the Canon remained forgotten for centuries and was rediscovered only in the 20th century. Several decades after it was first published in 1919 the piece became extremely popular. The piece’s chordal progression has been appropriated in numerous commercial pop hits, particularly during the 1990s, such as in Pet Shop Boys cover of “Go West”, Coolio’s “C U When U Get There” and Green Day’s “Basket Case”.

This piece was composed by Johann Pachelbel(1653-1706)

 


 

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Uptown Rhythm Rocks the House!

The Chilton Medical Center was the reason for this benefit concert. Uptown Rhythm was a major success, the crowd loved them. You can hear the clapping in the background and sometimes people just got up off their seats and started to dance!

Uptown Rhythm is a great choice for concerts and corporate events like this one here. They, also, do private events such as weddings, anniversary parties, birthday parties, etc. Whatever you choose to celebrate, this is one of our most versatile bands. They do today’s top hits to perfection as well as Motown and Rock tunes.

In this video they perform a series of songs that are being played on the air, now.(June 2015)

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Cool Music for Your Holiday Parties

Jazz standard, Rosetta, performed on alto saxophone and jazz guitar by the duo of Bob Miller and Joe Verrusio.

This small jazz group has played the New York Area since the late 70’s.  They are known for their elegant renditions of jazz swing standards like Rosetta.

Jazz is a truly American form of music; admired all over the world.  When planning a party or a special event you can make your guests feel truly special by having live music.  They will leave knowing that you took the extra steps to plan a fabulous party for them.

If you are having a large event this duo will add that cool, jazz flavor to the cocktail hour; for smaller, intimate gatherings this duo will give a backdrop of hip jazz throughout the evening.

Bob Miller and Joe Verrusio have performed together since the late 70’s.  They can be seen regularly throughout the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut at private parties and clubs.

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Journey Tribute Band performing “Separate Ways”

Separate Ways, The Idol Kings, NJ/NY/CT/PA Journey Tribute Band

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The Idol Kings pay tribute to Journey in this wonderful rendition of ‘Separate Ways.’
This rock band performs throughout the eastern half of the United States. They are kept extremely busy during the summer months performing in many outdoor festivals and concerts. The video that you see here was taped at an outdoor concert in Parsippany, New Jersey. We were pretty far from the bandstand, but were so happy with the sound that we decided to make the video public.

This tribute band does not limit itself to Journey. They also do John Mellencamp and will be adding Tom Petty to their repertoire for next year. Their song-list is quite extensive. If you are planning any type of corporate event, concert or a festival, this is the band for you. They will get the place rocking and your guests will love you for hiring them.

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Classical Quintet Performing a Waltz

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Waltz performed by Classical Quintet

Taped at a Candlelight Dinner celebration this past Christmas.

Imagine dining while this music is being performed for you and your guests. The voices you hear in the background are those of the guests at this Candlelight Dinner event.

Our Candlelight Dinner consists of the following:

Dickens Singers:
Will serenade your guests as they arrive at your party. Later as the evening progresses, they stroll through the various rooms.

Classical Musicians:
Such as the ones you see and hear in this video clip, perform while guests dine.

Choir:
We bring in a high quality choir to perform a concert for you and your guests to enjoy. When the concert ends, guests are invited to join the choir in a holiday sing-along.

The evening recharges everyone with the joys of the holiday season.

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