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Apollo Brass Guide to Wedding and Ceremonial Brass Music
With MP3 clips as recorded by Apollo Brass

This list is meant to be a helpful starting point for planning music for a wedding or ceremonial event. All the pieces listed are the most popular requests and/or highly recommended by Apollo Brass.

The Audio clips can helpful for choosing individual selections, or identifying genres of music you feel are most appropriate for your event. Much additional music is available.


Fanfare, Purcell (MP3)

Fanfare, Des Pres (MP3)

Renaissance Dance

Volte, Praetorius (with percussion) (MP3)

Suite of Dances, Susato

Apollo Brass has a large repertoire of additional Renaissance Dance Music

Renaissance Sacred

Ricercar, Andrea Gabrieli (MP3)

Praise Ye The Lord, Tye (MP3)

Three Hymns, Palestrina (MP3) 

Canzona per Sonare No. 1-4, Giovanni Gabrieli

Ricercari sopra li tuoni quattro, Palestrina

Baroque Processionals and Recessionals

Trumpet Tune, Purcell (MP3) 

Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March), Clarke (MP3) 

Hornpipe from the Watermusic, Handel (MP3) 

Rigaudon, Campra (MP3) 

Rondeau, Mouret (Masterpiece Theatre Theme)

Te Deum, Charpentier

Other Processionals and Recessionals

Ode to Joy (from Symphony no. 9), Beethoven

Wedding March, Mendelssohn

Bridal Chrorus from Lohengrin ("Here comes the bride"), Wagner

Other Baroque

Canon, Pachelbel (MP3) 

Air on the G-String, Bach

My Spirit be Joyful fr. Cantata 146, Bach

Sarabande and Minuet, Bach

Water Music Suite No. 2, Handel

Overture, Royal Fireworks Music, Handel


March, Jacob (MP3) 

Minuet, Jacob (MP3) 


Charleston (with percussion) (MP3) 

Bill Bailey, traditional

Beautiful Dreamer, Foster (MP3)

Beale St. Blues, Handy

St. Louis Blues, Handy

Entertainer, Joplin

That's A-Plenty, Pollack

Ja-Da, traditional

Just a Closer Walk, traditional

Royal Garden Blues, traditional