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Wedding Ceremony Music: 35 Wedding Recessional Songs

Make your ceremony exit riveting and rapturous with a robust, triumphant ceremony recessional music to match your just-married mood.

After your officiant pronounces you husband and wife, you'll want to follow up with a triumphant fanfare. Your wedding ceremony recessional music should inspire your wedding guests to stand up and cheer you on as you make your way down the aisle. Here are 35 favorites:

Traditional/Classic Recessional Wedding Music

1. "Allegro Maestoso" (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
2. "Brandenburg Concerto No. 1," Allegro, (Johann S. Bach)
3. "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4," Allegro, (Johann S. Bach)
4. "Coronation March" (from Crown imperial), (Sir William Walton)
5. "Fugue in E-Flat Major" (from St. Anne), (Johann S. Bach)
6. "Hallelujah Chorus" (from The Messiah), (George F. Handel)
7. "Hornpipe" (from Water Music Suite), (George F. Handel)
8. "Ode to Joy" (Ludwig van Beethoven)
9. "Spring," Allegro, (from The Four Seasons), (Antonio Vivaldi)
10. "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba" (George F. Handel)
11. "Toccata" (from Symphonie 5, opus 42), (Charles-Marie Widor)
12. "Trumpet Tune and Bell Symphony," (Henry Purcell)
13. "Tuba Tune in D" (Craig Sellar Lang)
14. "Wedding March" (from A Midsummer Night's Dream), (Felix Mendelssohn)

Traditional Alternative Recessional Wedding Music

15. "Badinerie" (from Orchestral Suite No. 2), (Johann S. Bach)
16. "Concerto grosso in D Minor," Op. 2, No. 3 (Presto), (Francesco Geminiani)
17. "Rondeau" (from Abdelezar), (Henry Purcell)
18. "Rondeau" (theme from Masterpiece Theater), (Jean Joseph Mouret)
19. "Sonata in G Major" (Giuseppe Tartini)
20. "Triumphal March" (Edvard Grieg)
21. "Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel" (George Winston)

Contemporary Recessional Wedding Music

22. "Anthem" (Suzanne Ciani)
23. "Beautiful Day" (U2)
24. "From This Moment On" (Cole Porter)
25. "Linus & Lucy" (Peanuts Theme), (Vince Guaraldi)
26. "Little Martha" (Allman Brothers Band)
27. "Oh! You Pretty Things" (David Bowie)
28. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Stevie Wonder)
29. "Sunshine of My Life" (Stevie Wonder)
30. "The Long and Winding Road" (The Beatles)

Religious/Sacred Recessional Wedding Music

31. "Exultate, Jubilate" (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
32. "Joy" (George Winston)
33. "Now Thank We All Our God" (Johann S. Bach)
34. "Now Thank We All Our God" (Sigfried Karg-Elert)
35. "Psalm 19" (Benedetto Marcello)

-- The Knot

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