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  • Writer's pictureEliza Carew

5 undiscovered cello pieces that could make your bridal entrance totally unique

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

There’s a good reason why couples agonise over their choice of entrance song. It accompanies arguably the most memorable event of the wedding day; the first appearance of the radiant and transformed bride. This is perhaps why many couples opt for Pachelbel’s ‘Canon’ or ‘A Thousand Years’ by Christina Perri; safe choices guaranteed to deliver.


However, the most memorable ceremonies I have witnessed have been those in which every element is curated to express the couple’s unique personality.

One of my favourite examples took place in a tiny chapel in the snowy mountains of Verbier, Swizerland. Throughout the ceremony I played musical interludes from an eclectic range of genres, carefully selected to represent the combined identity of the bride and groom; a symbol of their imminent union and the nature of the marriage to follow.


Here are my top picks of lesser-known cello pieces which perfectly blend tradition and individuality.


1. Schubert Arpeggione Sonata 2nd Movement

This soft and elegant melody is one of the most beautiful in the cello repertoire, yet is almost entirely unknown outside of classical musician circles, which is why I think it deserves top spot.



2. Redemption Song – Bob Marley

A quirky choice, this track was recently covered by star cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and its passionate yet delicate sound make it a perfect entrance song



3. Largo from Chopin’s Cello Sonata in G minor

If you’re a fan of the lustrous sound of the cello, this is a great choice; Chopin makes great use of the evocative lower cello register



4. Due Tramonti – Ludovico Einaudi

The magic of this piece is in its simplicity. Due Tramonti literally means ‘Two Sunsets’.



5. Cello Sonata no. 3 – Adagio Cantabile by Beethoven

Beethoven never fails to write the most divine of melodies, which would particularly suit the traditional church ceremonies



Do you have songs that have personal significance and are wondering whether they could be adapted for your ceremony? Get in touch! With over a decade of experience playing for weddings, I’ve seen so many beautiful ceremonies, so I‘ve got lots of ideas and can help you personalise the music on your special day.

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