Choosing to have piano music is a great way to create the perfect atmosphere for any event.

Whether you are looking for some gentle background music as people mingle and meet, or something more upbeat to get the party going, the piano is a very versatile instrument and Elaine Thomas is a versatile and experienced player. Taking care to handpick the best music for clients, Elaine can also offer valuable advice on how to arrange things in terms of timings and what works best. Elaine takes care to listen and meet any specific requests you have, and is more than happy to learn new music if there is something particular you are looking for.

 

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Music list

Suggestions for pre-wedding ceremony music

To a Wild Rose – MacDowell
About Strange Lands and People – Schumann
Dreaming - Schumann
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Minuet from ‘String Quartet’ Boccherini
Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
Traumerei – Schumann
Lullaby - Brahms
Minuet in G – Bach
Prelude in C – Bach
Flower duet – Delibes
Satie – Gymnopedies
Gloria – Vivaldi
Hornpipe from ‘Water Music’ – Handel
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Haydn – Little Serenade

Suggestions for walking down the aisle

Bridal March – Wagner
Pachebels Canon – Pachebel
Flower Duet - Delibes

Classical

Bach:
Preludes
Minuets
Inventions
 
Beethoven:
Fur Elise
Moonlight Sonata
Sonata pathetique
   
Chopin:
Preludes
Mazurkas
Nocturnes
Waltz’s

Debussy: 
Arabesque
Clair de lune
La fille aux cheveux de lin
Reverie

Mendelssohn:
Songs without words

Mozart:
Sonatas

Schumann:
Kinderszenen

Satie:
Gymnopedies
Gnossiennes

Modern / Pop / Shows

A case of you – Joni Mitchell
A thousand miles – Vanessa Carlton
A Whole New World from Disney’s Aladdin
All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
American Boy – Estelle
American Pie – Don Mclean
Angels – Robbie Williams
Any Dream Will Do from Joseph
Babylon – David Gray
Balcony Scene from Romeo and Juliet
The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book
Beautiful –Christina Aguilera
Bedshaped - Keene
Bella’s Lullaby from Twilight (River Flows In You) – Yurima
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Bleeding Love – Leona Lewis
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chasing pavements - Adele
Circle Of Life – Elton John
Clocks – Coldplay
Closest thing to Crazy – Katie Melua
Come away with me – Norah Jones
Counting stars – One republic
Don’t know why – Norah Jones
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Empire State Of Mind – Alicia Keys
Eternal Flame – The Bangles Every Breath You Take – The Police
Fields Of Gold – Sting
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Leona Lewis
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually
Greatest Day – Take That
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
High and dry - Radiohead
Human – Killers
I Believe – Stevie Wonder
I Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You – Elvis Presley
I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
If Tomorrow Never Comes – Ronan Keating
I’m Kissing You – Des’ree
Imagine – John Lennon
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack
Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Guns ‘n’ Roses
Landslide – Fleetwood mac
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Man On The Moon – R.E.M
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Memory from Cats
My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
Next to me – Emelie Sande
No One – Alicia Keys
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
One Day Like This – Elbow
Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Paradise – Take That
Patience – Take That
Perfect Day – Lou Reed
Piano Man – Billy Joel
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Rule The World – Take That
Run – Snow Patrol
Set fire to the rain - Adele
She – Elvis Costello
She’s the one – Robbie Williams
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Somebody Told Me – The Killers
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Song For Guy – Elton John
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns n Roses
Take a bow - Rhianna
The Scientist – Coldplay
The man who can’t be moved –The script
Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers
Under The Bridge – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio
With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
With Or Without You – U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
Yellow – Coldplay
Yesterday – The Beatles
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
You Give Me Something – James Morrison
Your Song – Elton John

Jazz Standards

Alfie
All of me
All blues
Angel eyes
At last
Autumn leaves
Beautiful love
Black coffee
Black orpheus
Blue bossa
Blue moon
Bye bye blackbird
Can’t help loving that man
Corcovado
Cry me a river
Don’t get around much anymore
Foggy day
Fly me to the Moon
First time ever I saw your face
Georgia on my mind
Girl from Ipanema
God bless the child
Honeysuckle rose
It had to be you
Let there be love
Like someone in love
Lover man
Misty
Moondance
My foolish heart
My funny valentine
My one and only love
Spooky
Somewhere over the rainbow
So what
Stormy weather
Summertime
The way you look tonight
This masquerade
Time after time
Well you needn’t
What a wonderful world

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