A prelude is Raleigh wedding music that's played as all the guests begin to arrive to the ceremony. This can be four or five songs, depending on how long you want the music to be played. You can even have ten or more songs played to ensure the music plays all throughout guest arrivals.

Raleigh Wedding Music - Prelude

Below, you'll find a list of all different types of Raleigh wedding music that would be great for preludes.


  • "A Rose Is Gently Blooming," Op , No , (Johannes Brahms)
  •  "Adagio for Strings" (Samuel Barber)
  •  "Air on the G String" (Johann S Bach)
  •  "Aria, Bist du bei mir" (Be thou near me), BWV 0, (Johann S Bach)
  •  "Awake My Heart with Gladness," (Flor Peeters)
  •  "Chorale in A Minor," Adagio, (Cesar Franck)
  •  "Concerto in D Minor," Adagio, (Tomaso Albinoni)
  •  "Largo" from (Xerxes), (George Frederic Handel)
  •  "Perfect Love" (Sir Joseph Barnby)
  •  "Rhosymedre" (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  •  "Serenade" (from String Quartet Op  No ), (Franz Joseph Haydn)
  •  "Serenade" (Franz Schubert)
  •  "Sheep May Safely Graze" (Johann S Bach)
  •  "Sonata in G Minor for Flute and Organ" (George F Handel)
  •  "Toccata in E Minor" (Johann Pachelbel)
  •  "Violin Concerto in A" (Franz Joseph Haydn)
  •  "Water Music" (George F Handel)

Traditional Alternatives

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


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


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

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