55 Interlude Selections for Your Wedding Ceremony

Musical interludes are like little commercial breaks -- choose ones that suit the ceremony and embody the essence of your love.
by The Knot
Couple lighting candle during interlude
Adam Nyholt

Musical interludes are a great way to add symbolic meaning or dramatize important moments (like lighting the unity candle or signing the ketubah). Here are 55 vocal and instrumental suggestions:


1. "Adagio" (Felix Mendelssohn)
2. "Andantino" (Cesar Franck)
3. "Arioso" (Johann S. Bach)
4. "Cantabile in B-Flat Major (BI 84)" (Frederic Chopin)
5. "Ch'il bel sogno di doretta" (from La Rondine) (Giacomo Puccini)
6. "Clair de Lune" (Claude Debussy)
7. "Flower Duet" (from Lakme), (Leo Delibes)
8. "Lento con tenerezza" (Enrique Granados)
9. "Love That Will Not Let Me Go" (Albert L. Peace)
10. "Meditation" (from Thais), (Jules Massenet)
11. "Minuet" (from Berenice), (George F. Handel)
12. "Minuet, Melody" (from Orfeo ed Euriduce), (Christoph W. Gluck)
13. "O mio babbino caro" (from Gianni Schicchi), (Giacomo Puccini)
14. "Romanza" (Ludwig van Beethoven)
15. "Salut D'Amour" (Sir Edward Elgar)
16. "Still, Still With Thee" (Felix Mendelssohn)
17. "The River Is Wide" (Tune: "Waly Waly," traditional English)
18. "Through the Eyes of Love" (theme from Ice Castles), (Carole Sager & Marvin Hamlisch)
19. "Verset," (Leon Boellmann)
20. "Wedding Song (There Is Love)" (arr. by Richard Bradley)
21. "Where e'er You Walk" (from Semele), (George F. Handel)
22. "Whither Thou Goest," (Thomas Dewey)

Traditional Alternatives

23. "Barcarolle" (from Tales of Hoffman), (Jacques Offenbach)
24. "Pavane" (Gabriel Faure)
25. "Reverie" (Claude Debussy)
26. "The Call" (Vaughan Williams)
27. "Unconditional" (Will Ackerman)


28. "A Simple Song" (Leonard Bernstein)
29. "Annie's Song" (John Denver)
30. "Benedictus" (Simon & Garfunkel)
31. "Grow Old With Me" (John Lennon or Mary Chapin Carpenter)
32. "Kind & Generous" (Natalie Merchant)
33. "One Hand, One Heart" (from West Side Story), (Leondard Bernstein & Stephen Sondheim)
34. "Take My Breath Away" (Tuck & Patti)
35. "Thank You" (Led Zeppelin)
36. "The Water Is Wide" (James Taylor)


37. "All Things Bright and Beautiful" (traditional hymn)
38. "Amazing Grace" (traditional)
39. "Ave Maria" (Johann S. Bach/Charles Gounod)
40. "Ave Maria" (Franz Schubert)
41. "Dodi Li" (traditional Jewish)
42. "Erev Ba" (traditional Jewish)
43. "Erhame dich" (from St. Matthew's Passion), (Johann S. Bach)
44. "In This Very Room" (Ron & Carol Harris)
45. "Jerusalem of Gold" (traditional Jewish)
46. "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee" (traditional hymn)
47. "Let the Bright Seraphim" (George F. Handel)
48. "Love Divine, All Love's Excelling" (traditional hymn)
49. "Morning Has Broken" (traditional)
50. "Panis Angelicus" (Cesar Franck)
51. "Sanctus" (Gabriel Faure)
52. "Shalom Alechem" (traditional Jewish)
53. "Simple Gifts" (traditional Shaker hymn)
54. "The Prayer" (Andrea Bocelli & Celine Dion)
55. "Yedid Nefefsh" (traditional Jewish)

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