Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wedding Song anyone....

For anyone who doesn't know this about my two girls....they are accomplished string instrumentalists. They are sadly out of practice now, but have both played violins, violas & cello for 12 years. One of the things they did in their older years (13-17 years old) was performed at several weddings. They have played for back yard weddings as well as church weddings.... from Bridgetown to Halifax .... and the common wedding song of choice for the procession to the altar is Pacebel Canon in D. This consisted of one girl (usually Danielle Dorais) on Cello, and 5 others on violins... This song is a 9 minute song in its original composition, but the LONGEST walk... at any wedding they performed at was less than 1 minute. Therefore, the girls would re arrange the song to suit the bride and the length of walk.
This is a very long story.... and all I mean to say, is.... Pacebel Canon, is my absolutely most favorite strings song... but not for a wedding song. More because it brings such beautiful memories for me, of my young girls playing violin!!...
Both girls have said to me at different times that they no longer have any nice feelings for this song.... check out this new version of Pacebel, that even they would love.

2 comments:

S said...

I hate that song.
Sean and I agree that this version sounds uncannily like the opening of an anime, though. He does a pretty good job with it. :)

papermemories said...

I am not kidding you...I love this version! Not one of favs to play on the piano, but i could listen to this version again :-)

J.