Top 10 register signing music for your Cheshire wedding

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For our Top 10 lists we normally search for the information on Google and take the first 5 lists we find, collate them and list the most popular. A kind of Top 10 of Top 10’s if you like. With this category the choice is so wide and varied we haven’t been able to do that. With non Church ceremonies there is so much choice and flexibility that it’s impossible to come up with a definitive list.

Instead we’ve listed songs we’re most familiar with and ones we hear the most. All of these pieces can be used at Church or in a civil ceremony and are broadly “classica” in style. We’ve avoided contemporary popular songs because they’re so personal and often reflect a time when people first met so they may not even be “love songs” per se. It would be impossible to list them all and prioritise in a meaningful way.

If you want “Everything I Do I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams then choose it – no one but you can decide what you select so be creative and pick whatever you want if it feels right.

We’ve done some research and explained the origins and a bit of information about the history of the song. We’ve also linked to a version on YouTube and if there is a Wikipedia entry we’ve also linked that too. We’ve included a mix of traditional and contemporary to get your creative juices flowing!!


Pie Jesu – Andrew Lloyd Webber

This piece of music will be familiar to most people and is a passage from a larger piece in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Requiem”. The Pie Jesu segment combines the traditional Pie Jesu text with text from the standard Requium Mass. Find out more about this piece on Wikipedia on this link.


Clair De Lune – Claude Debussy

The third and most famous movement of “Suite bergamasque” is “Clair de lune”. Its name comes from Verlaine’s poem Clair de lune (moonlight in French). Take a look at Wikipedia for more information.


Water Music, Air –  George Frideric Handel

The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites, composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered on 17 July 1717, in response to King George I’s request for a concert on the River Thames. The Wikipedia page has more information about this piece.


Ave Maria – Franz Schubert

Composed by Franz Schubert in 1825 as part of his Opus 52, a setting of seven songs from Walter Scott’s popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake, loosely translated into German. It has become one of Schubert’s most popular works, recorded by a wide variety and large number of singers, under the title of “Ave Maria”, in arrangements with various lyrics which commonly differ from the original context of the poem. Wikipedia has more details.


Wedding – James Horner

This is a contemporary piece and comes from the soundtrack to the film Braveheart. A beautiful quiet and relaxing piece. If there is a Celtic connection to the wedding this piece would be perfect. Wikipedia has more information.


Now We Are Free – Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

Another contemporary piece from a film score this is from Gladiator and is a beautiful violin piece. More details from Wiki.


Meditation from Thais – Jules Massenet

Méditation is a symphonic intermezzo from the opera Thaïs by French composer Jules Massenet. The piece is written for solo violin and orchestra. Take a look at Wikipedia for more details.


A Day Without Rain – Enya

It’s probably impossible to find anything by Enya that isn’t relaxing, beautiful and uplifting. This instrumental piece is a very popular choice for signing the register and can be used anywhere. Find out more about this song on Wikipedia here.


Water Music, Hornpipe –  George Frideric Handel

The Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements, often published as three suites, composed by George Frideric Handel. It premiered on 17 July 1717, in response to King George I’s request for a concert on the River Thames. The Wikipedia page has more information about this piece.


Air on the G string – Johann Sebastian Bach

Air on the G String is August Wilhelmj’s arrangement of the second movement in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3. The arrangement differs from the original in that the part of the first violins is transposed down so that it can be played entirely on a violin’s lowest string, i.e., the G string. It is played by a single violin (instead of by the first violins as a group). More details on Wikipedia.


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