Romantic Italian Weddings

Musical Entertainment

Musical Entertainment

Music is a vital component of the wedding day, as it helps create the unique atmosphere of each venue- from the ceremony in the church or town hall to the reception and party.

We have a flexible set of options for a range of budgets, including various instrumentation and musical genres. We can also advise you in making selections that best suit the style of your wedding and its location, including special advice regarding pieces permitted for Catholic and Protestant ceremonies.

Musicians:

We have a variety of musicians at our disposal for your special day. Options include:

  • String trio/ quartet/ quintet
  • Chamber orchestra
  • Opera singers
  • DeeJay
  • Jazz combo
  • Piano bar
  • a "traditional Italian band"
  • etc.

Classical Music

The musical association we work with is called "Musicians Bay", and is composed of top quality musicians from the area.

Personal message from the conductor/ director of Musicians Bay:

"Dear Bride and Groom,
First of all, congratulations on your wedding! I am the founder, director and conductor of the "Musicians Bay" music association.

My group is composed of professional musicians who graduated from the Morlacchi Conservatory of Music in Perugia, and all of them boast excellent curricula. The goal of my association is to bring classical music to every important moment of our lives. Consequently, our main activity involves giving concerts throughout Italy and around the world.

We also organize important evenings and events such as wedding banquets, buffets and conventions with classical music performed live by professional musicians. And this is why I'm writing to you: Dear bride and groom, by choosing Musicians Bay for your banquet, you can enjoy background music with classical pieces performed live by a string trio, string quartet or even a ten-piece chamber orchestra. We have an extensive repertoire ranging from the seventeenth century to the contemporary age: Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Paganini, Monti, Brahms, Beethoven, Sarasate, Strauss and many other important composers. Our music can accompany you during the ceremony (civil or religious) as well as at the reception, creating an exquisite setting for the most important day of your lives.

We look forward to playing for you!

With Best Wishes,

Stefano

String quartet performance in the garden of villa Baroncino, Italy while aperitifs are being served

The string quartet’s performance began at the ceremony and continued at the villa for the reception. Their playing not only highlighted key moments of the ceremony (Bridal entrance, lighting of the candles, signing the register, etc.), but also created a sense of class and exclusivity as the aperitifs were being served around the pool.

Ensembles:

Classical ensembles can be arranged in various sizes, from a trio to a 12 piece chamber orchestra.

Traditional ensembles are composed of:

  • Trio: 2 violins, 1 cello
  • Quartet: 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello
  • Quintet: 2 violins, 1 viola, 2 cellos

Classical Repertoire: (string trio/ quartet/ quintet)

Below you will find a selection of pieces in our standard repertoire. This is a list of the most famous works, but our actual list of pieces is much more extensive. Requests can also be accomodated upon special arrangement.

  • J. Pachelbel: Canon
  • F. Schubert: Ave Maria
  • R. Schumann: Traumerei
  • T. Albinoni: Adagio in G Minor
  • R. Wagner: Wedding March
  • W.A. MOZART: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Divertimenti n° 1, 2, 3, 17…; as well as the most famous symphonies for strings; string quartets and trios; etc.
  • A. VIVALDI: The Four Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter), Concerti for violin and strings, Concerti for string orchestras; etc.
  • L. BOCCHERINI: "La Ritirata di Madrid" (for strings), the most famous minuets for strings.
  • L. BEETHOVEN: the famous Romance in F major, string quartets, etc.
  • N. PAGANINI: string quartets and trios, etc.
  • V. MONTI: Ciarda
  • J. BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances
  • P. SARASATE: Romanza Andaluza, Playera, Habanyera, etc.
  • J.S. BACH: Concerti for violin and strings, Air on the G string
  • J. STRAUSS: Viennese Waltzes (The Beautiful Blue Danube, Viener Blut, Artist's Life, etc.)
  • RONDO VENEZIANO: the most famous works from the Rondo Veneziano repertoire (Oboe D'Amore, Canal Grande, Rondò Veneziano, Arabesco, Laguna Incantata, Aria di Festa, Adante Veneziano, etc.)*

*For the Rondo Veneziano works, an electronic keyboard, oboe and electronic percussion can also be added.

REPERTOIRE FOR RELIGIOUS OR CIVIL CEREMONIES**:

  • F. MENDELSSOHN: Wedding March
  • R. WAGNER: Wedding March
  • C. GOUNOD: Ave Maria
  • SCHUBERT: Ave Maria
  • SCHUMANN: Traumerei
  • E. Elgar: March in G
  • Anonymous: Brother Sun – Sister Moon
  • T. ALBINONI: famous Adagio in G minor
  • C. Franck: panis Angelicus
  • F. Handel: Halleluja
  • F. Handel: Rejoissance
  • F. Handel: The arrival of the queen of Scheba
  • VIVALDI: Largo from "Winter"
  • VIVALDI: Spring
  • G. Verdi: La Vergine degli Angeli
  • G. Verdi: Va pensiero
  • W. A. MOZART: Allelujah
  • W. A. MOZART: Ave Verum
  • H. Arlen: Over the rainbow
  • J. S. BACH: Air on the G string
  • J. S. BACH: Concerto for two violins in D minor
  • Beatles: Hey Jude
  • Beatles: Yesterday
  • L. Beethoven: Romance in F major
  • L. Beethoven: String quartets Op. 18
  • J. Brahms: Hungarian Dances
  • L. Boccherini: Minuet in A
  • ... and many more

**Clerical restrictions limit the performance of certain works in religious ceremonies, but civil weddings, which are not restricted by such limitations, may have other works performed during them.

Special musical requests:

The repertoire of our musicians is already quite expansive. However, the performance of special requests is also possible; just provide the sheet music for the piece.

 

 

Deejay Services

General information:

  • Duration: The DJ usually starts the evening at 8:30 p.m. and ends at 1:30 a.m.**
  • Price: Various packages are available to suit your desires and budget. All prices include rental of the DJ’s professional stereo and lighting equipment*
  • Background music: DJ equipment is made available to play background music for the reception before the actual DJ services commence
  • Microphones/ stereo system is made available for speeches, toasts, etc.

*Equipment includes: 2 cdj player numark axis 9, 1 sony wireless headphones, 2 record player numark tt200 with quartz technology, 1 akg professional wireless microphone, 1 mixer, light system made of 1 Chauvet ch158, 1 Technylight dichro 8, 8 par floor lights with multiple effects, 1 Strobe lamp of 1500w and a Smoke machine.
** Romantic Italian Weddings has an exclusive permit from local authorities to play music/ make noise until very late

Personal message from our DJ Alex:

"Dear Bride and Groom,
I would like to give you an idea of how my DJ services can cater music to all your guests throughout the reception and party.

A typical evening would be organized as follows:

1. The reception is accompanied by music that is usually chosen by bride and groom or from a pre-arranged playlist.

2. The party begins with "the first song" and continues with songs that appeal to all generations (songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s). Based on my extensive experience, I try to appeal to all guests, so during the reception there will be mix of different styles: rock, R&B, hip-hop, swing, etc. I have a huge repertoire with more than 13,000 songs and can handle any request.

3. The reception ends with a slow song, a love song or a song to dance together.

If this "typical night" set-up does not appeal to you, you can personally decide on the playlist. I would be delighted to meet with you to work on this. You can also give me a playlist on a CD or IPOD and I will be happy to integrate it into the evening.

Sincerely,

DJ Alex

 

Other Music Options:

We have a variety of other musical options available. If you have any requests, desires or inquiries about options not listed on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Jazz Combo

We can organize a live jazz ensemble for any part of your reception or party, adding a touch of style and fun for your guests!

Traditional Italian Quartet:

Singing-actors dressed in traditional Florentine costumes from the early 20th century will get your guests involved in their performances from the moment you exit the ceremony in Cortona. They will create a joyous atmosphere as they dance among your guests – and with them – accompanying them through the city streets. Proceeding with you to the villa, they will continue to sing, dance and entertain, making your wedding a very unique and festive occasion that you and your guests will never forget!