Weddings and Music

There’s something about weddings and music. Most of my fondest wedding memories (and I’ll bet many of yours) have a musical element. A pickup choir, the live band, a favorite song that brought everyone to the dance floor. Nat “King” Cole for the mother-son dance and so many performance of Ave Maria and Pachelbel’s Canon.

What is it about weddings that call for special music?

I say it’s not just weddings. Any celebration, any special event, calls for music: funerals and christenings; inaugurations and protest marches; graduations and Midsummer’s Eve celebrations.

There is something deep within our psyche that calls for music on these special occasions. It calls for the primal emotion that only music can bring out.

That should tell us something about the importance of music in our lives.