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Ferret
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It would seem that I'm expected to play at a wedding in the Philippines in April. 

Besides feeling that I'm not really good enough and feeling a bit 'worried' about it, I have no idea what to play. fainting-1344

 

Any ideas and thoughts would be greatly appreciated. hats_off

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There are always the standard wedding pieces but the best thing you can do is ask the wedding couple, especially the bride to be, for requests.
At what point in the ceremony do they want you to play?

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WOW, how cool is that, John ?

Is it to be the main song or just any ole song after the wedding. Do they (in the Phil's) have any particular type of song that would be native to their ceremonies

for weddings ? If so check YouTube or google it. What about, "The Wedding Song", by Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary fame. Are you expected to play more than one song, like after the wedding to dance to ?

A video of your performance will be real nice too.

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Far out Ferret, your first Gig!!!! You have plenty of time to prepare > You will do just fine. Your a good player > SWEET it will be.

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I was asked to play at my daughter's wedding reception. I played Maira's Wedding. I thought it was a bit cheesy, but my daughter liked it.

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@StoneDog 

Rick. Not only my first 'Gig', it'll be my first 'Overseas Tour' roflol

 

@HDuaneaz 

Duane, I'm not familiar with that one. I will certainly give it a look.

 

@Fiddlestix 

Ken. A video for sure mate thumbs-up May even post a 'rehearsal' video for critique before I go.

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How fun!!  The possibilities are endless!!

You might know this one:

http://thesession.org/tunes/6788

The lyrics are very nice.  LOL!!  @HDuaneaz  Are these what you would call cheesy?:

Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly today,
Were to change by tomorrow and fleet in my arms,
Like fairy gifts fading away,
Thou wouldst still be adored, as this moment thou art,
Let thy loveliness fade as it will;
And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart
Would entwine itself verdantly still.
It is not while beauty and youth are thine own,
And thy cheeks unprofaned by a tear,
That the fervor and faith of a soul can be known,
To which time will but make thee more dear.
No, the heart that has truly loved never forgets,
But as truly loves on to the close
As the sunflower turns on her god when he sets
The same look which she turned when he rose.

 

Ode To Joy is always good.  I really like this variation and am trying to figure out all the notes:

http://www.tinwhistletunes.com.....yJoeyS.mp3

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   How about a Time for Us?

Very romantic and the epitome of true love /lovers.... awh sigh..

Good luck John.

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@coolpinkone 

Toni, thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look at it. 

It would probably a good idea to have a 'Plan B' so I'll learn more than one tune.

I'm currently working on the 'Wedding Song' by Losif Ivanovici http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I....._Ivanovici

BTW..... You used the New Zealand flag instead of the Aussie one rofl

A lot of people make the same mistake :)

aussie_flag Aussie

new_zealand-4212 New Zealand

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Thanks for the input folks. 

Am still working on 'The Wedding Song' and will post a 'rehearsal' video soon.

I still have to pick a 'plan B' so input is still appreciated :)

 

BTW.... The Wedding Song is also called the Anniversary Song, and Waves on the Danube 

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Hi Ferret, Congratulations for having a place of honour in such a special event.

Perhaps this is the wedding song mentioned earlier

Sounds like an Irish Group but it is Scottish and sheet music abounds at the Session and at 8Notes.

 

Ray

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Wish I knew who wrote this one ... 

Would love the sheet music ...

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@Robyn.fnq :  That song is, "Ave Maria". It's rather confusing who the author's / writer's were, but here's a link you can read about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....ch/Gounod)

 

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Pachabel Cannon in D is always a good wedding tune.  Congrats on being asked to do this :)

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Fiddlestix said
@Robyn.fnq :  That song is, "Ave Maria". It's rather confusing who the author's / writer's were, but here's a link you can read about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....ch/Gounod)

 

Ken.

Thanks Ken, I know the song is called The Wedding/Ave Maria, but totally not the same as the Bach/Gounod version.

Now I've found this video I'm currently trying to find sheet music.  It's available, but for a cost.  So I've got some of it by ear and currently trying to translate my brainwaves to MuseScore.  Will let you know the outcome mix_master-1255 (can't find a smiley for pulling my hair out).

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Robyn.fnq said

Fiddlestix said
@Robyn.fnq :  That song is, "Ave Maria". It's rather confusing who the author's / writer's were, but here's a link you can read about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A.....ch/Gounod)

 

Ken.

Thanks Ken, I know the song is called The Wedding/Ave Maria, but totally not the same as the Bach/Gounod version.

Now I've found this video I'm currently trying to find sheet music.  It's available, but for a cost.  So I've got some of it by ear and currently trying to translate my brainwaves to MuseScore.  Will let you know the outcome mix_master-1255 (can't find a smiley for pulling my hair out).

@Robyn.fnq 

Robyn

The bunny-headbangone is a good substitute for a 'pulling your hair out' one

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Thanks John, I'll remember that next time ...

 

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