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49 Upbeat Wedding Recessional Songs

Posted on March 16, 2014 by Tijon Employee
The recessional music you choose for your wedding should be fun and joyful. The recessional song you select will be played during the exit of the newly married couple and proceeding guests. Traditionally, a wedding postlude may be played separately while users help the guests exit. The music you select should reflect your surroundings. If you are married in a church you will probably want to select more respectful and traditional music that aligns for that environment. 

The length of the music is dependent upon how many guests there are and the delay that is scheduled before guests are ushered out. For large events, this can be quite a long while. Consider not waiting before ushering out guests. A variety of chosen traditional recessional songs to contemporary options are provided below. 

18 Traditional Recessional Wedding Songs
1. "Allegro Maestoso" (from Water Music Suite) ~ George F. Handel
2. "Brandenburg Concerto No. 1," Allegro ~ Johann S. Bach
3. "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4," Allegro ~ Johann S. Bach
4. "Coronation March" (from Crown imperial) ~ Sir William Walton
5. "Fugue in E-Flat Major" (from St. Anne) ~ Johann S. Bach
6. "Hallelujah Chorus" (from The Messiah) ~ George F. Handel
7. "Hornpipe" (from Water Music Suite) ~ George F. Handel
8. "Ode to Joy" ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
9. "Spring," Allegro, (from The Four Seasons) ~ Antonio Vivaldi
10. "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" ~ George F. Handel
11. "Toccata" (from Symphonie 5, opus 42) ~ Charles-Marie Widor
12. "Trumpet Tune and Bell Symphony” ~ Henry Purcell
13. "Tuba Tune in D" ~ Craig Sellar Lang
14. "Wedding March" (from A Midsummer Night's Dream) ~ Felix Mendelssohn
15. “Largo” (from Concerto for two violins in D Minor) ~ Johann S. Bach
16. “Ave Verum Corpus” (from K) ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
17. “Canon” (from Sound of Music) ~ Johann Pachelbel
18. “Air” (from Water Music Suite) ~ George F. Handel

12 Traditional Alternative Recessional Wedding Songs
1. "Badinerie" (from Orchestral Suite No. 2) ~ Johann S. Bach
2. "Concerto Grosso in D Minor," Op. 2, No. 3 (Presto) ~ Francesco Geminiani
3. "Rondeau" (from Abdelezar) ~ Henry Purcell
4. "Rondeau" (theme from Masterpiece Theater) ~ Jean Joseph Mouret
5. "Sonata in G Major" ~ Giuseppe Tartini
6. "Triumphal March" ~ Edvard Grieg
7. "Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel" ~ George Winston
8. “Gymnopedie No. 1” ~ Satie
9. “Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity” ~ Gustav Holst
10. “Ode to Joy” (from Sympthony 9) ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
11. “Spring Allegro” ~ Vivaldi
12. “Pictures at an Exhibition” Promenade” ~ Mussorgsky

14 Contemporary Recessional Wedding Songs
1. "Anthem" ~ Suzanne Ciani
2. "Beautiful Day" ~ U2
3. "From This Moment On" ~ Cole Porter
4. "Linus & Lucy" (Peanuts Theme) ~ Vince Guaraldi
5. "Little Martha" ~ Allman Brothers Band
6. "Oh! You Pretty Things" ~ David Bowie
7. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" ~ Stevie Wonder
8. "Sunshine of My Life" ~ Stevie Wonder
9. "The Long and Winding Road" ~ The Beatles
10. “I Was Made for You” ~ She & Him
11. “Looks Like We Made It” ~ Barry Manilow
12. “Sunshine of My Life” ~ Stevie Wonder
13. “Grow Old With Me” ~ The Postal Service
14. “All You Need is Love” ~ Lynden David Hall
5 Religious Recessional Wedding Songs
1. "Exultate, Jubilate" ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2. "Joy" ~ George Winston
3. "Now Thank We All Our God" ~ Johann S. Bach
4. "Now Thank We All Our God" ~ Sigfried Karg-Elert
5. "Psalm 19" ~ Benedetto Marcello

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