The 38 tunes in this collection are arranged for two players and
are organized in the order of the festivities at a traditional wedding.
This comes in handy when selecting songs with the bride-to-be, and when it’s
time to play. Helpful hints to help ease your way are scattered throughout
the book. The tunes in each book of the Wedding Fiddling Tunes for Two series
are in the same keys. For instance a violinist and a cellist could play a
wedding together if each had the appropriate book.
The Wedding Fiddling Tunes for Two CD features Deborah Greenblatt performing all of the tunes in the Wedding Fiddling Tunes for Two series books on violin.
The melody part comes out of one stereo speaker and the harmony part comes out of the other speaker.
By adjusting your stereo’s balance control you can isolate either part so you can play the other part along with it.
This CD may be used with any of the books for any of the instruments in the Wedding Fiddling Tunes for Two series.
“I’ll Get Wedded In My Auld Claes”; “Minuet in G”, by Bach;
Minuet, from Water Music”, by Handel; “Hine Ma Tov”; “The Wedding”;
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”, by Ball
“Air”, by Bach; “Chorus Jig”;
Gymnopedie No. 1”, by E. Satie; “Beauty in Tears”, by O’Carolan;
Haste to the Wedding”; “Marie’s Wedding”
Seating of Family:
“Erev Shel Shashanim”; “Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)”;
Lord Randall’s Bride”; “Swedish Wedding March”
“Canon”, by Pachelbel; “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”, by Bach;
Greensleeves”; “Tantst, Tantst Yidelekh”; “Trumpet Tune”, by Purcell”
“Bridal Chorus, by Wagner”; “Eshes Chayil” (A Woman of Valour);
The Bridal Jig”; “Trumpet Voluntary”, by Purcell; “Rondeau”, Mouret
During the Ceremony:
“Air”, by Handel; “Amazing Grace”;
Ave Maria, by Schubert”; “The Joys of Wedlock”
“Ode to Joy”, by Beethoven; “Off She Goes”;
Siman Tov-Mazel Tov”; “Wedding March”, by Mendelssohn
“Kiss the Bride”; “Honeymoon Polka”;
Johnny’s Wedding”; “Od Yeshoma”
“This is an excellent collection of wedding music that is very helpful for groups that are just beginning their wedding gig circuit, and for those who have played hundreds of weddings. ...choices in each category include very traditional wedding pieces...along with some fun Irish tunes and jigs, and at least one Jewish tune per category (very helpful, as appropriate Jewish tunes can be difficult to find). Greenblatt also offers excellent advice throughout the book, such as when to begin prelude music, to remember to bring a stand light if a wedding is held outdoors at night, and how to lengthen or shorten music as needed. The other instrument books contain the same tunes in the same keys as the violins making it easy to play with different instrumentation....mostly in first position (the violin goes into third position on a few songs). The harmonies are very nice and these duets will work anywere, not just for weddings. I am very excited to add them to my gig repertoire.”
“Wedding Season: It’s springtime! The sun is shining, the flowers blooming, and for most freelancers, wedding bells are chiming non-stop. Lucky for you, the fine folks at Greenblatt & Seay have released a comprehensive catalog of wedding fiddling tunes for two violins. In addition to offering players a wide range of musical choices (sure to please and impress clients), the book handily suggests several tunes for each ceremonial component. For instance, music is suggested for the wedding prelude, candle lighting, seating of family, the entrance of the bridesmaids and bride, and every other aspect of the big day.”
“...Although most of the music is in first position, the level of music is that of RCM grade6/Suzuki mid-book 4 due to many accidentals, double stops and difficult rhythms....I especially like the index at the front of the book, making it easy to find each piece and avoiding that ‘Ack, where is my music!’ moment that sometimes happens when you are under pressure...The music is easy to read and arranged with both parts on the same page in score form. There are chords over the music to facilitate the addition of guitar or other instruments...”