Lyrica Strings 9_2



"Bringing the joy of music to Spokane and the surrounding   Inland Northwest"

Spokane, Washington

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Spokane Washington

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Selection Guide

Selection Guide

1. Choose Your Ensemble

When choosing your ensemble there are a few things to consider: venue size, budget, available song selections and sound character. The bigger your venue the larger the ensemble you will need to fill the space. This way all guests will hear the music. Musicians work by the hour, and run about $150-$300 depending on how much they are responsible for. The smaller the ensemble the less you pay overall, but the more you pay per musician. Finally, you may consider the balance or character you are going for. If you like a thick sound, string quartet is the thickest. If you want a deep sound consider the violin-viola-cello option before the violin-cello option and so on. We recommend starting with the string quartet (which has the most song repertoire) and then adjusting to your needs. Please be aware that each group has its own repertoire list. Below are the ensemble choices of each: 


  • Cello Solo, please ask about availability

  • Duo: for repertoire, please click here                       or                              or

  • String Trio (violin, viola, cello): for available repertoire, please click here

  • String Quartet (violin, violin, viola, cello), for available repertoire, please click

5. Select Your Playlist

With the ceremony highlights covered, all that is left is the music selections for the time while your guests are seated and while they exit the ceremony.  At this point, you can either allow us to take care of the rest of the details, or you can continue to design your personal playlist. For the prelude and postlude we generally play our personal favorites from a mix of the styles below.  If you have a few particular songs you would like to hear, let us know so we are sure to play them.  If you would like to set the playlist, check out our repertoire list and let us know what you would like to hear!


  • Classical - Traditional, Polished, Refined, Lively, Beautiful, Nostalgic

  • Opera - Emotional, Dramatic, Personable, Nostalgic, Classic, Traditional

  • Jazz - Subdued, Cool, Swinging, Artsy, Colorful, Chill

  • Pop/Rock - Modern, Chic, Edgy, Energetic, Familiar

2. Choose Your Processional

4. Choose Your Recessional

The songs you choose for your processional are the highlight of the ceremony music, and set the mood. This music is usually a slower tempo, a tempo that is easy to walk to and often nostalgic. There a 3 parts of the processional, the entrance of the grandparents/parents, entrance of the bridal party, and entrance of the bride. You can choose just one song for the processional or as much as three different selections. Below are a list of our most popular processional songs.


"Bridal Chorus" (from Lohengrin) - Wagner

"Canon in D" - Johann Pachelbel

"Jesu, Joy of a Man's Desiring"  - J.S. Bach

"Air" (from Water Music Suite) - Handel

"Here Comes the Sun" - Beatles    

"What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong

"Bitter Sweet Symphony" - The Verve  

"Yellow" - Coldplay    


After the ceremony is over, music will accompany you and your guests' departure. This music is upbeat and a quick, joyous tempo. Often 1-2 recessionals are played before continuing to postlude music. Here are some example selections below:


Fireworks Music: "La Rejouissance" - Handel  

"Hornpipe" (from Water Music)  - Handel

"Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" - Handel  

"All You Need Is Love" - The Beatles

"Viva La Vida"~Coldplay


3. Ceremony Specials

If you have any spectial features during your ceremony for example, the unity candle or a sand ceremony, you may consider adding background music to this portion of your ceremony. You can have your favorite song played! Here are some suggestions for this portion:


"Winter" - Vivaldi

"Ave Maria" - Schubert

"Clair de Lune" - Debussy ($50 fee)


Lyrica Strings 8 Bridal Chorus Pachelbel Canon Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Air by Handel Winter from the Four Seasons Ave Maria Hornpipe Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Duo Violin+Cello Duo Piano+Cello String Trio String Quartet NEW: Cello Duo Repertoire Cello Duo