Classical & Instrumental Music

My repertoire of instrumental acoustic guitar arrangements - including some of the classical wedding standards, film score melodies, instrumental renditions of popular songs, and recently composed Celtic-style pieces - is an appropriate choice for wedding ceremonies, funeral and memorial services, or any event where you'd like a mellow vocal-free performance.

Notes

  • Use "Command-F" to quickly see if a song you're after is already in my repertoire.
  • Wedding clients: All of these make great wedding ceremony processionals and/or recessionals, and can be sped up or slowed down as needed.

Classical Standards

  • Air On The G String - Bach
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Here Comes the Bride - Wagner
  • I Saw Three Ships - Traditional
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Prelude in C Major (Ave Maria) - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

Film Score Melodies

Contemporary Instrumentals

Not every cover song I play works well as a guitar instrumental, but many more do than the ones I have listed below. If there's anything from my Acoustic Cover repertoire you'd prefer to hear as an instrumental, let me know.

  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
  • Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard (Swell Season)
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
  • Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
  • Here, There & Everywhere - The Beatles
  • Hymne - Vangelis
  • I’ll Be Here In the Morning - Townes Van Zandt
  • King & Lionheart - Of Monsters and Men
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
  • My Sweet Potato - Booker T. & the MGs
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • Trapeze Swinger - Iron & Wine

Modern Celtic Melodies

These are just a few of the recently composed Celtic style tunes that work well alongside classical and contemporary material. For more traditional instrumental Celtic samples, check out my Celtic Music For Ceremonies page.

  • The Island of Woods - Liz Carroll
  • Laureen’s Tune - Shooglenifty
  • Lindsay – Archie Fisher, arr. John Renbourn