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Wedding Waltz Recommendations?

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Subject: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: kenzie
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 02:54 PM

I've searched the forums and found plenty of wedding music lists, but I don't know which songs would work well for my particular need (I'm pretty clumsy musically), so I'm hoping you fine folks can help.

I'm looking for a first dance song, preferably a waltz or a song which can be played in waltz time. I would love something along the lines of the Tennessee Waltz, musically, without the sad lyrics. Something upbeat and cheerful.

The song will be played by a string trio - violin, viola and cello (no voice accompanyment-sp?).

I'd like it to also fit into our "southern" theme, so old southern folk music is wonderful.

Thank you in advance!


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: artbrooks
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 02:56 PM

Jay Ungar's "Lover's Waltz."


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: GLoux
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 03:02 PM

I second artbrooks suggestion.

Or Tony Ellis' "Cherry Blossom Waltz"

Or Tony Ellis' "Ohio Waltz"

Okay, to be honest, there are a bunch of good candidates...

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: GLoux
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 04:44 PM

Another thought...with the violin, viola and cello, I can imagine a wonderfully rich version of "Seamus O'Brien"...obviously not southern in origin, but it came to us through a fiddle contest in North Carolina, Fiddler's Grove.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 05:27 PM

A southern English waltz written by a brilliant young musician Jon Brenner of The Gloworms would surely be ideal. It's called Cuddly House and isn't yet recorded but you can hear a clip on their website along with contact details should you want to book them...


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 06:34 PM

Us Foolish Virgins play a heavily Cajunized 'Midnight on the Water' (in D) as a wedding waltz, which usually goes down really well. We usually bung 'Margaret's Waltz' (in A) on the end, which rounds it off nicely. If you want something more uptempo, the marvellous Kate Martyn's by Blair Douglas is a belter, but it is better delivered with an accordion in the ensemble.


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: Mr Red
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 07:21 PM

Anniversary Waltz

Well it will be their 0th wedding anniversary and as a hope for many more anniversaries in the future, what better?


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: mg
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 07:56 PM

yep..Anniversary Walz. I think it is originally Ukranian but I can't be positive. mg


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 08:05 PM

Emma's Waltz (trad Finnish). It's poignant as well as sweet, and very beautiful. The chords given for that one in The Waltz Book II (chord arrangement by Morton Alfred) are quite stunning.


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 08:07 PM

I also second Skipjack's vote for Kate Martyn's.


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: harpgirl
Date: 14 Jun 04 - 08:40 PM

how about "Give me your hand?"


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 02:35 AM

Kentucky waltz.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 02:43 AM

The Rock & Roll Waltz (nice words - good tune)


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: Hrothgar
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 07:34 AM

Not southern, but "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" makes a lovely waltz.


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: GUEST,Bex McK
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 08:08 AM

We used Midnight on the Water at my wedding (Aly Bain does a beautiful version of it). Ashokan Farewell is another favourite.


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: GLoux
Date: 15 Jun 04 - 10:20 AM

One of my favorite old-sounding waltzes is the Indiana Waltz, which Bruce Greene plays on his Vintage Fiddle Tunes tape. The notes say: "this rare old country waltz is from Ellis Voorhies of Battle, Kentucky." This waltz is unique because it is more rhythmic than notey. Definitely "southern" sounding...

For those of you Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar) fans, his Lover's Waltz is even better, IMHO...

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: Louie Roy
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 10:18 AM

The Capri Waltz is hard to beat. Louie


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 07:55 PM

I and my group played "The Waltz Of The Bride" at weddings for a good number of years, with no complaints, for the first dance. Very simple melody and lyrics. Believe it is a take off of an old tune "Waltz of The Wind". Someone no doubt direct you to a link to this tune.


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: jim troy
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 08:07 PM

"i always knew that you were the one"
got this from the sound track of,maybe,"The Long Riders"?
heart rending,and there won't be a dry seat in the house.
it is my favourite waltz of all time.


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Subject: Add: Waltz of the Wind
From: HiHo_Silver
Date: 16 Jun 04 - 08:14 PM

Further to Waltz of The Bride: It would seem that these are the lyrics except that bride was substituted for wind.

Waltz Of The Wind


You were there in my arms
Alone in the moonlight
The trees played the waltz of the wind
It was there I knew, I'd love you forever
And we'd dance to the waltz of the wind.


The stars up above you looked down in your eyes
And told me this night would never end
Now I'm dreaming of you 'til we meet tomorrow
And dance to the waltz of the wind.


You were there in my arms
Alone in the moonlight
The trees played the waltz of the wind
It was there I knew, I'd love you forever
And we'd dance to the waltz of the wind.


The stars up above you looked down in your eyes
And told me this night would never end
Now I'm dreaming of you 'til we meet tomorrow
And dance to the waltz of the wind.


And dance to the waltz of the wind.
Also see these threads (click). songwriter is Fred Rose.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: GLoux
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 10:45 AM

My wife and I once played a waltz at a wedding where the bride's name was Nancy. We announced and played "Nancy's Waltz", and it was one of the most memorable waltzes we have played...I remember the entire dance floor was twirling.

If there is a waltz named with the bride's name, consider it...it makes a nicely personal statement...Bob McQuillen has written many beautiful waltzes named for people...Amelia's, for example...

I am curious to know which waltz you decide to use...I hope you post your choice.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 11:02 AM

If there is a waltz named with the bride's name

Well, if its Anna: Anna's Brudvals (Mats Eden). Or even if it's not...


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: InOBU
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 11:08 AM

My wife and I had Fanny Powers, by Turlogh O'Carolin, it is a wonderful wedding tune, written for David Powers' daughter, and the Gaelic words translated, from memory...
I'll not quit this world till with joy and with pride
I will dance at the wedding where you shine as the bride
and cursed be the suitor a dowery demands of
fair Fanny the daughter of David.
It is on a number of albums, a chieftan album, one of the Derrik Bell harp albums and a bunch of others... Geeze if ya want a quartette I'll come and play it on the Uilleann Pipes for ye.
Cheers
Larry
PS Enjoy the first day of the best days of your life.


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 07:57 PM

Waltz Across Texas


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: JohnB
Date: 17 Jun 04 - 11:43 PM

Look for "The Wedding Gift" written by Dave Panting of Rawlings Cross, it's a great tune.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Wedding Waltz Reccommendations?
From: M.Ted
Date: 18 Jun 04 - 01:35 PM

If possible, pick a waltz that has can be connected in a personal way to the bride, even if it isn't a "name" waltz--We once played "Waltz Across Texas" at the request of a bride's family, she was from Texas, and ended up playing it three more times(Texans are notably enthusiastic about their state)--Sometimes you can even find a way to dedicate a familiar Waltz so that it makes a special connection, like "Roses from the South"--


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