The Pennsylvania String Ensemble has an extensive and diverse repertoire. We offer some of the most requested works from the classical, liturgical, and popular literatures. Our unique playlist also features innovative and tasteful selections as a way to introduce new traditions for your special event. If you don't find a particular piece on this list, please let us know; if given sufficient time, it is likely that we can obtain or produce arrangements of your favorite selections.

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Music for Special Events and Functions

The celebrated and timeless pieces listed here provide an elegant accompaniment to a wide range of special events. Whether featured in a black-tie corporate function, a wedding reception, or a holiday party, the music of the Pennsylvania String Ensemble enhances any gathering with a touch of artistry and class.

Pop Tunes, Jazz Standards, and Contemporary Hits:

AdeleMake You Feel My Love

Andrea BocelliCon Te Partiro

BeatlesAcross The Universe
All You Need Is Love
Eleanor Rigby
Hey Jude
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Norwegian Wood
When I'm 64

BerlinTake My Breath Away

Bobby DarinBeyond The Sea

Bruno MarsJust The Way You Are

Celine DionThe Prayer

Chris DaughtryLife After You

Cyndi LauperTime After Time

Viva La Vida

Cole PorterAnything Goes

Dave Matthews BandAnts Marching

DevotchkaLast Beat of My Heart

Edith PiafLa Vie En Rose

ElvisCan't Help Faling In Love With You

EnyaA Day Without Rain
May It Be
Only Time

Fats WallerHoneysuckle Rose

Five For Fighting100 Years

Foo FightersEverlong

George GershwinEmbraceable You
Fascinatin' Rhythm
I Got Rhythm
Someone To Watch Over Me

George MeyerFor Me and My Gal

Goo Goo DollsStay With You

Guns 'N RosesSweet Child O' Mine

Harold ArlenIt's Only A Paper Moon

Howard and EmersonHello! Ma Baby

Irving BerlinAlexander's Ragtime Band

Israel Kamakawiwo'oleSomewhere Over the Rainbow/ What a Wonderful World

James BrownI Feel Good (I Got You)

Jason MrazI'm Yours

John DenverAnnie's Song

JourneyDon't Stop Believin'

Lady GagaAlejandro
Poker Face

Laura PausiniAnche Se Non Mi Vuoi

Leonard CohenHallelujah

LifehouseHanging by a Moment
You and Me

Louis ArmstrongWhat A Wonderful World

Marc CohnTrue Companion

Mark O'ConnorAppalachia Waltz

Nancy FaberBig City Blues



Paul LinckeGlow Worm from The Girl Behind the Counter

Peter GabrielThe Book Of Love

Plain White T'sHey There Delilah

Rascall FlattsBless the Broken Road

Roy OrbisonPretty Woman

Shania TwainFrom This Moment On

Snow PatrolChasing Cars

StingFields of Gold

The CureJust Like Heaven

The PoliceEvery Breath You Take

The ProclaimersI'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

The VerveBittersweet Symphony

Tommy James & ShondellsCrimson and Clover

TurtlesSo Happy Together

U2All I Want Is You

Van MorrisonMoondance

Baroque, Classical and Romantic Works:

Bach, J. C.Anglaise

Bach, J. S.Air from Suite No. 3 in D
Art of the Fugue: Three Canons
Andante from Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Gigue from Suite No. 3 in D Major
Minuet and Trio
Minuet in G from the Anna Magdalena Notebook
Rondeau from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor
Twenty Duets and Inventions from The English and French Suites

Bach, W. F.Burlesca

Beethoven, L.Ecossaise
Minuet in G
Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9
Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens

Brahms, J.Sicilienne, Op. 56

Breval, J.Adagio and Rondo from Duet, Op. 19, No. 6

Carr, B.Sonata No. 4 for Violin and Cello

Clementi, M.Sonatina from Op. 36, Nos. 1 and 2

Dotzauer, J.Romance and Rondo, Op. 4, No. 3

Fiorillo, F.Polacca, Op. 31, No. 1

Gehot, J.Cacia and Ronde, Op. 3, No. 6

Gossec, F.J.Gavotte

Handel, G. F.Air from Water Music
Allegro from Sonata in F for Flute
Andante from Water Music
Bourree from Royal Fireworks Music
Bourree from Sonata in G for Flute, Op. 1, No. 5
Fugue from Fugue in B Minor
Hornpipe from Water Music
La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music
Menuet from Royal Fireworks Music
Pastoral Symphony from the Messiah
Sarabande from Oboe Concerto in G Minor
Sarabande from Suite No. 4 in D Minor

Haydn, F. J.Six Duets for Violin and Cello

Hoffmeister, F.Andante from Duet in C Major

Loeillet, J. B.Allegro

Mazas, J. F.Twelve Little Duets, Op. 38

Molter, J. M.Six Duets

Mouret, J. J.Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares

Mozart, W. A.Allegro
Entree from Notebook for Wolfgang
Menuet from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Presto from Symphony No. 1, K. 331
Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Rondo alla Turca, K. 331
Two Sonatas for Violin and Cello, KV. 46d
Theme from Sonata No. 11 in A, K. 331

Pachelbel, J.Canon in D

Purcell, H.Rondeau from Incidental Music to Abdelazer

Reinecke, C.Canon, Op. 107, No. 22
The Hurdy-Gurdy, Op. 15, No. 2

Saint-Saens, C.The Swan

Scarlatti, A.Minuetto Scherzando from Toccata No. 4

Scarlatti, D.Larghetto

Schubert, F.Andante, Op. 29
Ecossaise, Op. 18

Schumann, R.Curious Story, Op. 15, No. 7
Traumerai, Op. 15, No. 2

Tartini, G.Cantabile

Telemann, G. P.Bourree
Dance Suite for Violin and Cello
Presto from Sonatina in F
Three Canonic Sonatas
Vivace from Sonatina in F

Vivaldi, A.Danza Pastorale from Spring, The Four Seasons
Largo from Winter, The Four Seasons

Opera, Broadway and Hollywood Favorites:

Bernstein, L.Maria from West Side Story
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story

Delibes, L.Flower Duet from Lakme

Elton JohnCan You Feel the Love Tonight (from The Lion King)

Horner, J.The Ludlows, Theme from The Legends of the Fall

Larson, J.Seasons of Love from Rent

Lloyd-Webber, AndrewAll I Ask of You from Phantom
Music of the Night from Phantom

Mancini, HenryMoon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Mascagni, P.Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet, J.Meditation from Thais

Porter, C.It's De-Lovely from Anything Goes

Puccini, G.O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
Quando Me'n vo Soletta (Musette's Waltz) from La Boheme

Williams, J.Cantina Band from Star Wars

Rags, Waltzes and Tangos:

Albeniz, I.Tango from Suite Espana, Op. 165, No. 2

Beethoven L.Russian Folk Song

Chopin, F.Grand Valse Brillante, Op. 18
Prelude, Op. 28, No. 7
Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
Waltz in A Minor, Op. Posthumous
Waltz in B Minor, Op. 69, No. 2

Delibes, L.Valse Lente from Coppelia

Ferrao, R.April in Portugal Tango

Grieg, E.Anitra's Dance from Peer Gynt

Italian TraditionalSanta Lucia

Joplin, S.The Easy Winners, A Ragtime Two-Step
The Entertainer
Maple Leaf Rag
Pine Apple Rag
The Strenuous Life Rag

Lehar, F.Merry Widow Waltz

Matos-Rodriguez, C.H.La Cumparsita

Montero, P.La Castilla Romantica Tango
No Te Quiero Tango

Piazzolla, Astor Libertango

Rosas, J.Over The Waves from Sobre Las Olas Waltzes

Ryden, W.Three Rags for Violin and Cello

Strauss, J. Jr.Artist's Life Waltz
Roses from the South, Op. 388
Vienna Life Waltz
You and You Waltz from Die Fledermaus

Tchaikovsky, P.German Song, Op. 39
Waltz from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 8

Tierney, H.Alice Blue Gown from Irene

Villoldo, AngelAcorazado Rivadavia
El Choclo, Tango Criollo

Waldteufel, E.The Skater's Waltz

Jigs, Fiddle Tunes and Lullabies:

American Fiddle TuneArkansas Traveller
Bill Cheatham
Chicken Reel
Devil's Dream
Dusty Miller
Fisher's Hornpipe
Old Joe Clark

Cowdery, J.Farewell to Williamstown, Hornpipe

Emmet, D.Dixie

Machlis, P.Patty's Flute, Hornpipe
Treasure of Sierra Madre, Hornpipe

McCollum, F.The Home Ruler, Hornpipe

McLaughlin, I.The Dark Isle, Air

Molloy, J.L.The Kerry Dance

Moore, T.'Tis the Last Rose of Summer, Air

Skinner, S.The Bonnie Lass O' Bon Accord, Air

Traditional IrishBanish Misfortune, Jig
Barbara Rae, Strathspey
The Cliffs of Moher, Jig
Coleraine, Jig
Garry Owen, Jig
Haste to the Wedding, Jig
The Irish Washerwoman, Jig
Kesh Jig
Kitty's Wedding, Hornpipe
Si Bheag, Si Mhor, Air
Swallowtail Jig
The Wearing of the Green, Air

Traditional LullabyHush, Little Baby

Traditonal ScottishGuilderoy, Jig
The Mist-Covered Mountains of Home
Scotch Mist
Wandering Willie, Air


Music for Weddings

The Pennsylvania String Ensemble specializes in wedding music! In addition to highlighting some of our favorite pieces from the wedding repertoire, we have also provided a directory of selections to aid in the planning of your special day. Here you will find a wide range of program suggestions organized into an order of service. You may notice some repetition throughout the various categories; several pieces function well in numerous parts of the wedding ceremony.

Processionals, including entrance music for grandparents, mothers, and the wedding party:

Bach, J. S. Air
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208
Wachet auf (Sleepers Awake)

Beethoven, L. Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9

Borodin, A. Polovetsian Dances

Charpentier, M. Prelude from Te Deum

Clarke, J. Trumpet Voluntary

Handel, G. F. La Rejoissance from Royal Fireworks Music
Hornpipe from Water Music
Hornpipe from Water Music

Lizst, F. Liebestraum

Moore, T. 'Tis the Last Rose of Summer (Irish air)

Mouret, J. Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares

Pachelbel, J. Canon in D

Purcell, H. Trumpet Tune

J. Barnby O Perfect Love (hymn)

Vivaldi, A. Largo from Winter, The Four Seasons

Bridal Processional Music:

Bach, J. S. Air
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Beethoven, L. Ode to Joy

Charpentier, M. Prelude from Te Deum

Clarke, J. King William's March
Trumpet Voluntary

Handel, G. F. Hornpipe from Water Music

Mouret, J. Rondeau

Pachelbel, J. Canon in D

Purcell, H. Trumpet Tune

Schubert, F. Ave Maria

Tchaikovsky, P. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet

Traditional O Perfect Love

Vivaldi, A. Largo from Winter

Incidental Music, including prelude, communion, dedications, and lighting of unity candle:

Armstrong, L. What a Wonderful World

Bach, J. S. Arioso
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Minuet in G
Sheep May Safely Graze
Wachet Auf

Bach-GounodAve Maria

Bartok, B.Choral

Borodin, A. Polovetsian Dances

EnyaOnly Time

Franck, C. Panis Angelicus*

Handel, G. F. Air from Water Music
Bouree from Water Music
He Shall Feed His Flock*
Hornpipe from Water Music
Largo from Xerxes
See the Conquering Hero Comes from Judas Maccabaeus

James, E. At Last

Lizst, F. Liebestraum

Lloyd-Weber, A. Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera

Mancini, H. Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's

Massenet, J. Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn, F. But the Lord Is Mindful of His Own*
O For the Wings of a Dove*
Opus 19, No. 1

Morley, T. Nine Fantasies

Mozart, W. A. Menuetto from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Theme from Sonata No. 11 in A, K. 331

Pachelbel, J. Canon in D

Rutter, J. The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Schubert, F. Ave Maria

Schumann, R.Traumerai

Tartini, G.Cantabile

Traditional O Perfect Love (hymn)
O Promise Me*

Vivaldi, A. Largo from Winter

Recessionals, including bride and groom, the wedding party, and seated guests:

Bach, J. S.March

Beethoven, L.Ode to Joy

Charpentier, M. Prelude from Te Deum

Clarke, J. King William's March
Trumpet Voluntary

Handel, G. F. La Rejoissance from Royal Fireworks Music
Hornpipe from Water Music

Mendelssohn, F. Wedding March

Mouret, J. Rondeau

Mozart, W. A. Menuetto from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Purcell, H. Trumpet Tune

* Indicates violin solo

Traditional Jewish Music:

Chen, N.Dodi Li

Hadar, J.Erev Shel Shoshanim

Levanon, A.Erev Ba

Sher, S.Dodi Li

Traditional JewishSimon Tov