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J e w i s h   C e r e m o n i e s

Gyros String Quartet - Jewish Wedding Ceremony at EMBelow you will find our repertoire list for Jewish wedding ceremonies. Even if it is a mixed (Jewish/Christian, for example) wedding, it would be a nice touch to add a few of those pieces to the prelude. (see the programs below)

It is always advisable to consult with your Rabbi or Cantor to determine which piece would be appropriate for specific parts in the ceremony. 

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Al Kol Ele  (All These)
Bashana Haba’a  (Next Year)
Boi V’Shalom  (Beloved, come to meet the bride)
Dodi Li (My Beloved is Mine, and I am His)
El Kabir (Mighty G-d)
Erev Ba (Evening Comes)  -  MP3
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses)  -  MP3
Flatbush Waltz
Hana'ava Babanot (The Fairest of Maidens)
Hava Nagila (Let's Rejoice)
Im Eshkachech (If I forget you, O Jerusalem)
Ima Yekara Li  (Mommy, Precious to me)
Jerusalem of Gold
Lu Yehi  (May it Be)
L’Chi Lach  (Go Forth)
Mazel Tov (Good luck to the Bride and Groom)
Mi Adir  (He Who is Mighty Above All)
Mi Bon Siach  (Jewish Wedding March)  -  MP3
My Yiddishe Momme
Od Y'shama 
(The Voice of Gladness Shall be Heard Again)
Nigun
(tune)
Ose Shalom 
(Prayer for Peace)
Shalom Rav
  (Grant Peace)
Shehecheyanu 
(Blessing)
Siman Tov (Congratulations - Good Luck!)  -  MP3
S'u Sh'orim (Look up to the Gates)  -  MP3
Sunrise, Sunset (from “Fiddler on the Roof”)
Tum Balalaika (Play Balalaika)
V'ha'er E'ne'nu (Enlighten Our Eyes to Your Torah)
Waves of the Danube
("The Anniversary Waltz")
Y'did Nefesh
(Beloved of my Soul)
Yevarechecha 
(You Shall Be Blessed)
   

For the processional, often there are two pieces: one for the entrance of the rabbi, family elders, groom and his parents, and bridal attendants, and another for the entrance of the bride and her parents. On occasion, the Rabbi or cantor will vocalize through their own entrance, and then the quartet will begin for the rest of the entrances.

During the ceremony, there is generally no music from the string quartet. Often the cantor, if present, will sing here.


SAMPLE PROGRAMS:

Congragation Shearith Israel - Sunday, September 5, 2010 

Brother of the bride - and very fine clarinetist - Todd Cope suggested collaborating with us in Mozart’s late masterpiece, the “Clarinet Quintet”, KV 581. We ended up playing the complete first movement during prelude - listen to the sample MP3. The sublime “Larghetto” was reserved for the Seating of the Grandparents.

Program:
Seating of the Grandparents
Mozart: Larghetto from “Clarinet Quintet” - MP3
Groom and Parents
S’u Sh’orim (Look Up to the Gates)
Bridal Party & Flower Girls
Mi Bon Siach (Jewish Wedding March)
Bride’s Processional
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Recessional
Siman Tov


Beth-El Congregation, Fort Worth - 4 July, 2004

Prelude:
Amitai Neeman - Hana’ava Babanot
Arie Levanon - Erev Ba
S. and E. Zweig - Y’did Nefesh
Dvorak - String Quartet no. 12 in F-major, lento
Bach - Largo from Concerto for Two Violins
Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1
Albinoni - Adagio in G-minor
Marcello - Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D-minor
Bach - Siciliano from Flute Sonata No. 2

Ceremony:
Seating of the parents
Massenet - “Meditation” from “Thais”
Attendants
Debussy - Rêverie
Bride’s Processional
Corelli - Adagio from “Concerto Grosso VIII”
Reading
Sonnet CXVI by W. Shakespeare   /  Bach - “Air” from Orchestral Suite No. 3
Meditation
Fauré - Pavane, op. 50
Recessional
Trad. - Siman Tov

Please see also the Frequently Asked Questions page for more help on programming.

The possibilities and combinations are of course almost limitless - so don’t hesitate to ask. 
For a consultation or to arrange a booking for your event, please contact Norbert Gerl by phone at 214-373-9498 or via >> e-mail.


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