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Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:28 pm 
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My youth group is planning a Sweetheart banquet at our church for Valentine's Day, and I was asked to play piano music for it. I did it last year, and had fun; but I'm now trying to come up with another set list for this year. Does anyone have any songs that they think would go perfect with Valentine's banquets? Last year I did some wedding songs, Disney love songs, classical songs, CCM and hymns... It doesn't really matter, as long as it is more mellow and perfect for background piano while dining. \:D/ Feel free to list songs you've heard at weddings (for example, one wedding I've been to played Concerning Hobbits from LotR ;)), your favorite Disney love songs, or other songs you think I should play. I just want some ideas, and then I'll go about looking for sheet music. :wacky: Thanks in advance! :D

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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:25 am 
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How about The King of Love My Shepherd Is? \:D/ That was sung at my wedding...

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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:03 pm 
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I know you weren't really asking for sheet music recommendations, but the "Simply Beautiful" book by Joseph Martin has a lot of great hymn arrangements. It also has a couple of original pieces, including "Learning to Walk," which I played as my sister's wedding processional. Most of the pieces are really pretty and not too flashy, so I think they make good background music.
BUT what I really, really, REALLY recommend is the sheet music for Pride and Prejudice by Dario Marianelli. Because it's amazing and beautiful and I love it. :inlove:
And if you have time to learn it or already have it in your repertoire, Clair de Lune is always nice. :yes:

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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:11 pm 
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I love the song "At the Beginning" from the movie Anastasia. That would be a nice one.

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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:56 pm 
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That's so cool Laura! I'll see if I can find that in my hymnal. :P *hides*

Oh, thanks Petrichor. That first book looks really good, I know (and like) a few of the arrangers. (You do mean the compilation book, by various arrangers?) ^_^ I may add that to my long list of songbooks I want. xD I'll see about some P&P songs... I've already decided to try to do some Star Wars songs, so maybe... :lol:

Oooh, I'll have to look that one up Catspaw! I'm not very knowledgeable with some of the old Disney movies, so I'm glad you recommended it. =)

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Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:17 pm 
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Oh, thanks Petrichor. That first book looks really good, I know (and like) a few of the arrangers. (You do mean the compilation book, by various arrangers?) ^_^ I may add that to my long list of songbooks I want. xD I'll see about some P&P songs... I've already decided to try to do some Star Wars songs, so maybe... :lol:

Haha, yes. For some reason I had it in my head that they were only Joseph Martin arrangements (probably because he did write that song I mentioned), but I remember now that it was a bunch of different arrangers. :p

You must do P&P! I will not take "no" for an answer! :x Hah. But if the cost is prohibitive, I've found that you can usually dig up neat little arrangements of Disney/Pixar songs online. I've been having fun with a version of the "Up" theme that I found a few days ago. \:D/

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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:46 am 
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That would require buying the book though... :P Do you mostly recommend "Dawn"?

Yaassss, I get a lot of music from online (even though I still prefer the "canon arrangements" found in books :lol: ). I use Musescore a lot, it's a great sheet music site. :mrgreen: Actually, I played "Married Life" for this banquet last year, using an arrangement I found online. :wacky: Thanks for the tips! =)

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Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:28 pm 
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Oooh, I'll have to look that one up Catspaw! I'm not very knowledgeable with some of the old Disney movies, so I'm glad you recommended it. =)


Anastasia is not Disney :x

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Oooh, I'll have to look that one up Catspaw! I'm not very knowledgeable with some of the old Disney movies, so I'm glad you recommended it. =)


Anastasia is not Disney :x

I actually was going to post that - but without the unfriendly smiley. ;) It is animated, but not a Disney movie. Shocking, I know! :thud:

I was thinking about this thread today and thought of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King. \:D/ That one is a Disney movie. ;)

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Oooh, I'll have to look that one up Catspaw! I'm not very knowledgeable with some of the old Disney movies, so I'm glad you recommended it. =)


Anastasia is not Disney :x

I actually was going to post that - but without the unfriendly smiley. ;) It is animated, but not a Disney movie. Shocking, I know! :thud:

I was thinking about this thread today and thought of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King. \:D/ That one is a Disney movie. ;)


Ox knows I love him anyway. =p

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Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:24 pm 
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I could make a joke about the difference between a Texan and a Canadian... but I guess I won't. :mrgreen:

Oh! That's a good one Catspaw. *adds to list*

Unfortunately, I couldn't find sheet music for half of the songs you guys suggested. :( But I think I finally have a list together. I decided to start out with a few "wedding themes," and then go in a pattern of: a "lyrical" song (either from a musical, or a hymn), a classical song, and then a Disney song. I believe I have almost 2 hours of songs planned, so that should be enough for the hour and a half I need to play. :mrgreen: I'll post my list below, if anyone wants to look at it. :P

Wedding March
Bridal March
Canon
Ave Maria
Land of Hope and Glory
Ava Maria
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee/Joy of Man's Desiring
Arioso
Can you Feel the Love Tonight? (Lion King)
I Surrender All/Pathetique
Fur Elise
Love will Find Away (Lion King 2)
Great is Thy Faithfulness/Liebestraum
Polovtsian Dances
Part of your World (Little Mermaid)
Moment by Moment/Le Cygne
Tristesse Study
Reflection (Mulan)
It is Well/Moonlight Sonata
Clair De Lune
A Whole New Word (Aladdin)
The Lord's My Shepherd/Largo
Homoreske
Someday (Hunchback of Notre Dame)
Amazing Grace/Morning Mood
The Dolly Suite
You've Got a Friend in Me (Toy Story)
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
Swan Lake
Wreck-It Ralph (Wreck-It Ralph)
Castle on a Cloud (Les Miserables)
Evening Prayer
The Force Theme (Star Wars)
On My Own (Les Miserables)
Jupiter
When She Loved me (Toy Story 2)
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables (Les Miserables)
To a Wild Rose
Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Heart Full of Love (Les Miserables)
Barcarolle
Bundle of Joy (Inside Out)
Come Thou Fount
Gymnopedie No. 1
Married Life (Up)
This is My Father's World
The Blue Danube
Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty)

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Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:43 pm 
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That looks like a nice variety of songs! Definitely some happier songs than the others but hey, I hear love can't be all fun and roses. ;) The people at your church will be blessed with wonderful music for the evening. :D

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Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:31 pm 
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Yeah... I went for pretty songs.. not all happy songs though. ;)

Well, I just got back from the banquet, and it was great! We had about 16 couples there, and it was really nice. On Wednesday night, my YG decorated everything up with tons of candles, flowers, rose petals... and we strung Christmas lights everywhere in our church. :mrgreen: It looked nice, and the food was awesome (a professional chef goes to our church =0), and... the music was good too, if I do say so myself. xD I only got through about half of my list (and I even cut it down from what I posted up there ^), but it was great. =) Thanks again for the song ideas everyone! \:D/ All the proceeds of the banquet are going towards my youth group's summer mission trip. :wacky:

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I'm happy to hear that everything went well! That sounds like a really nice evening.

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