“A Wedding By The Lake” is a beautiful collection of new classical wedding ceremony music performed by the Four Voices String Quartet, with occasional added friends on harp and flute. The instrumentation is ideal for ceremonies celebrated by a lake, in a park, on the beach, in a hotel lobby, or in any other non-traditional setting. It is also equally appropriate for traditional church ceremonies.
Widely published composer R.J. Mitchell has performed at over a thousand weddings as a musician, church organist, band leader and mobile DJ. He knows weddings, and understands that couples want their wedding to be as unique as their love. "A Wedding By The Lake" offers fresh alternatives to standard musical ceremony selections, and is organized to maximize ease of use. Sheet music is available in many configurations for live performance as well.
"A Wedding By The Lake" begins with the attention-getting “As We Gather," followed by “A Mother’s Love," music composed specifically for the seating of the mothers of the bride and groom. Next, the beautiful “Rose Petals," featuring harp and string quartet, ushers the bridal party in. This wonderful piece is sure to become a wedding classic!
And now for the fanfare! The opening few measures of “White Lace” will signal to the guests that it is time to stand as the beautiful bride enters, making her way to the love of her life. At the end of the ceremony, the bride and groom kiss as the exciting recessional “Jubilation" sends the newlyweds back down the aisle. The remainder of the seventeen tracks can be played as preludes to the ceremony, during the lighting of the unity candle, and as postludes during the receiving line. General directions can be found on the CD cover, with more information and wedding tips at the website: www.AWeddingByTheLake.com.
"A Wedding By The Lake" is not just for weddings, however. It can be enjoyed during a dinner or cocktail party, or any time for pure listening pleasure. You will appreciate the beauty and complexities of the melodies and arrangements. R.J. studied classical piano and musical composition, but is also an experienced rock guitarist. His wide variety of musical experiences have all combined to create a magical musical masterpiece you are sure to love.