Your Style:

Your wedding, your style. Every wedding is different. Your wedding is a reflection of who you are. Michelle Krasinski has experience performing music in sacred and secular events. You are able to choose between many styles of music to suite your wedding; from sacred hymns (Catholic and/or Prodestant), Contemporary Christan songs, Classical, New-Age, Broadway, Pop, and beyond. Michelle is able to help you select traditional and/or contemporary selections based on your taste and ceremony type.

Listen to recorded selections for ideas.


 

Your Wedding Ceremony:

     

Musical portions of a wedding ceremony typically include:

      *20-30 minutes of prelude music prior to the ceremony

      *Seating of the family (Typical selection: Prelude in C, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring)

      *Entrance of the brial party (Typical selection: Canon in D, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring)

      *Entrance of the bride (Typical selection: Bridal March, Canon in D)

      *Recessional   (Typical selection: Wedding March, Ode to Joy)

     

      *Music may also be played during specical moments such as the unity candle, communion, or other occasions specific to your wedding. (Typical selection: Hymn or pop song special to the couple)

      *Music is also played throughout a Catholic wedding mass. (Selections most likely include singing and therefore the hiring of a vocalist...you do not want to hear me sing!)

     

All musical selections for the ceremony can be selected by the bride & groom, myself, or all of us (if you need recommendations). Typically prelude music is selected my the musician unless you have a desire for specific pieces or genre to be performed (or if you wish for me to avoid playing a certain piece!). Since prelude music is played during the seating of guests, it is best that the music selected is soft and "in the background". Light classical and contemporary joyful pieces are normally played during this time (listen to audio selections below for examples of ideal prelude music). Although you may have an idea of what pieces/songs will be perfect for your procession and wedding ceremony, keep in mind that some pieces may be too long (or too short) for some parts of the procession (especially dependant on how many friends and family are a part of your wedding). It's best to have a musician help recommend pieces for certain parts of your wedding.

     

     

REPERTOIRE LIST:

Listed below are typical selections, though there are many more to choose from. If sheet music isn't available for a particular piece/song, Michelle can transcribe the piece/song for an additional fee.

     

CLASSICAL

      Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach

      Arioso by Bach

      Canon in D by Pachelbel

      Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach

      Ode to Joy by Beethoven

      Bridal March by Wagner

      Wedding March by Mendelssohn

     

SACRED

      Ave Maria

      Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

      Be Thou My Vision

      Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

     

POPULAR

     Angel Eyes by Brickman

     Beauty and the Beast

     A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

     Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars