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10 Classical Royalty Free Music Pieces for your Wedding4 min read

With its beautiful, sophisticated, and timeless qualities, classical music is sure to make your wedding a truly memorable experience for both you and your guests.

Choosing classical music for your wedding can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your special day. Unlike contemporary music, this music is timeless and will never go out of style.

Classical music is also versatile and can be played during various parts of the wedding, such as the ceremony, reception, and dance. With the wide range of available pieces, you can choose the perfect music to match each stage of your wedding.

Such music is often associated with high culture and artistry, making it a perfect choice for couples looking to add a touch of class to their wedding.

Here are some classical music tracks that are perfect for weddings:

1. “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel

“Canon in D” composed by Johann Pachelbel, is a well-known and widely-loved piece of music from the Baroque era. It is considered one of the most popular classical compositions of all time, and is frequently played at weddings. The recording arranged by Yuri Sazonoff and performed by a live string quartet.

2. “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn

The “Wedding March” by Felix Mendelssohn, also known as “Here Comes the Bride,” is a piece of music from the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This particular recording features the piece performed live on a real church organ in an actual church. The music was performed and recorded by Zelimir Panic, and is exclusive to Lynne Publishing.

3. “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert

The “Ave Maria” by Franz Schubert is a well-known and beloved piece of music. This version features a chamber string section, and was recorded live by the Allegro String Ensemble exclusively  for 

4. “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by Johann Sebastian Bach

The composition “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” also known as “Jesus bleibet meine Freude” from “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” composed by Johann Sebastian Bach and recorded by Allegro String Ensemble. This recording was performed live and arranged exclusively for

5. “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy

“Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy, from the Suite Bergamasque, is a solo piano piece performed live in the studio by acclaimed concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich.

6. “Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret

“Rondeau” by Jean-Joseph Mouret, from the “Fanfares Suite 1” is a piece often simply referred to as “Rondeau by Mouret” or “Mouret Rondo”. This particular recording features a live performance by a string quintet, and was arranged and recorded exclusively for Lynne Publishing.

7. “Trumpet Voluntary” by Jeremiah Clarke

“Trumpet Voluntary” also known as the “Prince of Denmark’s March” composed by Jeremiah Clarke, is a celebratory and regal piece of classical music, featuring trumpet, horns, and pipe organ. This composition is often associated with royalty and the upper class and is frequently used in wedding ceremonies and other church ceremonies. This recording was exclusively made for by F. Hegedus.

8. “Largo” by George Friedrich Handel

“Largo” from “Serse” (Xerxes) composed by George Frideric Handel, Act I, Scene 1, is an aria with the words “Ombra mai fu” (Never was a shade) sung by the title character. This recording is arranged and recorded live with a real orchestra, exclusively for

9. “La Rejouissance” by George Friedrich Handel

“La Rejouissance” from “Music for the Royal Fireworks” composed by George Frideric Handel, arranged for string quartet. This recording is performed live by the Allegro String Ensemble and exclusively arranged and recorded for 

10. “Hornpipe” by George Friedrich Handel

“Hornpipe” from the “Water Music Suite No. 2” composed by George Frideric Handel in D Major, movement 12, is a piece arranged and recorded exclusively by as a royalty-free music track.

Ultimately, choosing classical music for your wedding is a great way to create unforgettable memories and add a touch of elegance to your special day.

It’s important to note that this is a subjective list, and different people might have different preferences. Some of the other commonly played classical music at weddings are “Bridal Chorus” by Richard Wagner, “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven, “Winter” from Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” by Georg Friedrich Händel.

You can find many more classical pieces played by a real orchestra in our royalty free music bank.

Krzysztof Rzeznicki

Krzysztof "Horn" Rzeznicki is a Polish composer. Working in the Electronic genre, he is known for combining classic Ambient with ethnic elements, spacey atmospheres, and chilled grooves that draw from styles like EDM, Lounge. He was a part of "Remote Spaces" duo that produced classic 70’s Berlin-school style music in the mid of 90s and gained some popularity among Electronic music fans worldwide. He also makes music for trailers, radio broadcasts and TV commercials.