1. Prelude

The Prelude includes about 30 minutes of music played prior to the service. This allows time for your guests arrive and to be seated, and to create an appropriate atmosphere.

Frederick Strings Candle Lighting

The last piece in the Prelude is usually a special selection for the seating of the special people in your life (such as parents and grandparents). If you are lighting a unity candle during your ceremony, the last piece of the Prelude is a perfect time for the mothers to light the “family” candles before the processional begins (see photo above). This gives them a special role, as the father usually gets to walk the bride down the aisle. If you wish, you can let us select the music, or you can choose up to 8 selections, depending on the length of the Prelude.

Prelude Music Recommendations (click below to listen)
* These selections can also be performed with a trumpet.
** These selections can also be performed with a vocalist.

To view our complete repertoire please click on one of these links: Trio Repertoire / Quartet Repertoire.