Looking for a string quartet for a wedding in Raleigh NC? You've come to the right place! Save the Date Music has a long list of wonderful wedding musicians for hire in Raleigh NC!

In addition, we also have a ton of great music selection suggestions! Below, you'll find a list of prelude music that our string quartet in Raleigh NC can play. The prelude music is played during the time your guests arrive. It's suggested that you have at least 30 minutes of prelude music played, or 45 minutes to be on the safe side!

Prelude Music | String Quartet Raleigh NC

Traditional Alternatives

  • "Vocalise" (Sergei Rachmaninoff)
  • "Violin Concerto No. 2 in E Major," Allegro assai, (Johann S. Bach)
  • "Sonata in E Flat," Adagio, (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
  • "Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren" (Johann S. Bach)
  • "Romance" Op. 44, No. 1, (Anton Rubenstein)
  • "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" (Claude Debussy)
  • "Oboe Concerto in D Minor," Adagio, (Alessandro Marcello)
  • "Nocturne in E Flat" Op. 9, No. 2, (Frederic Chopin)
  • "Nessun Dorma" (from Turandot), (Giacomo Puccini)
  • "Gymnopedie No. 1" (Erik Satie)
  • "Courante" (from Three Lute Dances), (Anthoine Francisque)
  • "Concerto Grosso in D Major," Op. 3, No. 6 (Vivace), (George Frederic Handel)
  • "Carolan's Welcome" (Irish Traditional)


  • "You and I" (Stevie Wonder)
  • "Wedding Song" (The Band)
  • "Truly" (Lionel Richie)
  • "The Gift" (Jim Brickman)
  • "Paris Nocturne" (Dan Fogelberg)
  • "Longer" (Dan Fogelberg)
  • "Evergreen" (Barbra Streisand)
  • "Angel Eyes" (Jim Brickman)
  • "All I Ask Of You" (from Phantom of the Opera), (Andrew Lloyd Webber)


  • "Prelude" on the "Old 110th," (John Joubert)
  • "Praise To The Lord" (Johann G. Walther)
  • "Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier (Blessed Jesus, We Are Here)," BWV 633, (Johann S. Bach)
  • "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (from Cantata 147), (Johann S. Bach)
  • "Benediction Nuptiale" (Camille Saint-Saens)
  • "Ave Verum Corpus" (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

For more great prelude wedding music selections, be sure to visit back with our string quartet in Raleigh NC soon! Also, if you're ready to book your wedding musician for your big day, be sure to contact Save the Date Music!