Music Marthas Vineyard

Wedding Music and Special Events on Marthas Vineyard

We offer the choice of violin and cello, or guitar and violin. The instruments may vary depending on the genre of music.

The choice of musical pieces should be what best suites the couple.

This might be a popular song played in the classical style, giving the service a personal touch.

Some couples may choose to have no music during the service.

Music One Half Hour Before The Wedding    

Musical Sample:  Allegro

Fills in time and space while the guests are being seated.

The actual selections are usually left up to the musicians.

Short Pause in the Music

Please indicate what signal the musicians will have to begin the processional.


Musical Samples:  Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring     Canon In D     Sheep May Safely Graze

Entrance of the wedding party and the bride.

The wedding party may include

grandparents, parents, ushers, bridesmaids, maid of honor, ring bearer, and flower girls.

Music During the Service

Musical Samples:  Air on the G String     Glasgow Love Theme

Placement of music during the service is often the personal choice of the couple.

Some suggestions would be:

Lighting of the unity candle

  Presentation of flowers to the mothers

  Change of positions to take vows

Between readings

During a moment of reflection

Placement of music during a Catholic service

As Replacement of the Re-sponsorial Psalm

Gospel Acclamation

Presentation of gifts

Sign of Peace Communion


Musical Samples:  Kings March     Musical Pastime

This is the moment when the Husband and Wife walk down the aisle with the bridal party with parents and guests following. The music is usually one final, joyful piece.


Musical Samples:  Summer Time     Let It Be

When choosing music for your reception, think of the atmosphere you wish to create. Remember to have some time when guests can visit without competing with the music. It is a good idea to have one type of music during cocktails and switch to another style after dinner

The Role of Music During the Wedding Ceremony

Couples may play a large role in choosing their music, or they may express a preferred style of music to the musicians, but leave the selection of pieces up to the professionals. Below you will find a typical scenario for enhancing your ceremony with music with links to sound clips of the Tinuses playing pieces that might be suitable during each point in the ceremony. (If you have a slower dial up connection, you might choose to skip the clips as they may not play well over slower connections.