Dwight Phetteplace: Award winning wedding guitarist and singer

Wedding Song Lists***

Do you already know the songs you want...or are you looking around for ideas ?

 Either way...take a look at these song lists, and then contact me today to talk about choosing music or to ask about a particular song:

 

dwightsweddingguitar@gmail.com       603-942-5754

 

CHOOSING YOUR MUSIC

 

*Below are some lists of  the music I perform most frequently at weddings, both instrumental and vocal. This will give you an idea of the types of music I play.

 * It also might give you some ideas...even if you don't hire me.

*  Many of the songs were added to my repertoire' because they were meaningful for  a particular couple. So, if you don't see something here that fits, we’ll work together to create the music that will mean the most to you.  I always have fun working with clients to provide the music to help make their weddings unique and special.

*If I don’t know it, I can usually learn a particular special song for you if I have sufficient lead time, but as my bookings fill that becomes difficult---another reason to book early.

* There are over 200 songs here, so be sure to look all the way down the lists...you may see the perfect song near the bottom.

 

MUSIC FOR YOUR CEREMONY

 

*Instrumental guitar is the most popular choice for pre-ceremony and ceremony ( and sometimes cocktail hour ). Everyone loves guitar, and it has a relaxed, gentle elegance perfect for weddings .

* Guitar is versatile. Anything from classical selections , to Beatles, to current songs, to country... they all sound great and flow together nicely on acoustic guitar.

*Instrumentals are fingerstyle arrangements on steel string acoustic guitar  (or nylon-stringed classical guitar if clients prefer).

*I am also a singer, so that opens a whole different set of options...especially for recessionals or your special song as part of the ceremony. I have listed some of those farther below.

  

INSTRUMENTAL GUITAR FOR YOUR CEREMONY:

                                             Classical Instrumentals:

*People like music they recognize , so I stick to familiar classical pieces and simple but elegant arrangements .

 Canon in D- Pachelbel                                          

 Ode to Joy-Beethoven

 Fur Elise- Beethoven                                            

 Jesu’ Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach

 La Campanella Paganini                                         

 Bouree’ Em- Bach

 Romanza- Traditional Spanish; composer debated     

 Minuet in G-Bach

Air on A G String Bach                                          

Ave Maria- Schubert

Prelude to Cello Suite Bach                                    

 Wedding March -Mendelssoh

 Bridal Chorus(Here Comes the Bride)-Wagner             

 Pathetique Adagio – Beethoven

Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell                                  

 

 

Beatles Instrumentals:

Not classical, but well-known and universally loved by all ages, so they effectively bridge the traditional/contemporary gap .

 Here Comes The Sun - G. Harrison                           

All You Need Is Love- Lennon and McCartney

 In My Life - Lennon and McCartney                          

I Will – P McCartney

Blackbird - Lennon and McCartney

 Here There and Everywhere Lennon and McCartney     

 Let It Be –J Lennon

 And I Love Her – Lennon and McCartney                    

When I’m 64 –Lennon and McCartney

 

 

 

Other Instrumentals:

Almost any song, including those on the "vocals" lists below, can work as a guitar instrumental...as long as I have lead time.

 

 Hallelujah- L Cohen                                                

 Marry Me -Train

 Falling Slowly-The Frames                                     

 Indiana Jones Theme

 Wonderful Tonight- E Clapton                                  

How Sweet It Is  - J. Taylor

Turning Page- Sleeping at Last

Greensleeves- trad.  

Annie's Song- J Denver                                             

Over the Rainbow- Arlen and Harburg

 Simple Gifts- trad                                                 

Scarborough Fair- trad.

 The Water is Wide- trad.                                       

 Amazing Grace- trad

  I’ll Fly Away - trad                                                

 Ste. Anne’s Reel- trad                             

 The Rights of Man-trad                                          

 I am Yours - Hymn

 When Love Is Found - Hymn

 You’ve Got a Friend- C. King/J. Taylor                       

Both Sides Now -J. Mitchell

1000 Years- C. Perri

 Make You Feel My Love – B Dylan                             

Sunshine Of My Life - S. Wonder

 So This Is Love - Disney                                         

 All I Want Is You – from Juno

 Let it be Me- Bécaud, Curtis, Delanoë                        

Unchained Melody- Zaret and North

 Morning has Broken- Farjeon                                       

 Edie ( Ciao Baby)- The Cult    

 Can’t Help Falling in Love with You - Weiss            

  Top of the World- Carpenters

 Moon River - Mercer and Mancini                               

 What A Wonderful World- Weiss 

 Fields of Gold-Sting                                                       

 Just Breathe - Pearl Jam

The Way I Am- Ingrid M.

 Edie- the Cult                                                                   

 Free- Zach Brown Band

 

VOCAL MUSIC SUGGESTIONS FOR YOUR CEREMONY

*Quite often couples will have me sing during the ceremony. This is effective if you have a particular special song, where the lyrics are probably important to you, but the song may not be as familiar to all the guests. As a rule, these personal songs make better vocals than instrumentals.

 

*Vocals also can make a great recessional, or bridal processional, especially if the wedding party first enters to something very traditional, like The Canon in D . This sets the tone for the more traditional-minded guests, and still allows the bride to enter to her special song.

 

*Here are some songs that I have sung as part of ceremonies recently. There have been many others , often learned for particular clients.

  

*If you have a special song that’s not here, I can usually make it work...and that's my specialty...so ask me:  dwightsweddingguitar@gmail.com

 

 

Marry Me -Train                                                

Over the Rainbow- Arlen and Harburg

The One -Kodaline

You and I - I Michaelson

The Way I Am- I Michaelson                                   

 Just Breathe - Pearl Jam

Wonderful World – L Armstrong 

Hanging By A Moment- Lifehouse                           

 Annie's Song - J Denver

I Will – P McCartney                                          

 When You Say Nothing- A. Krause

All Of Me- J. Legend

The Book Of Love – Magnetic Fields ( P Gabriel)      

 Luckiest- Ben Folds

Here There and Everywhere Lennon and McCartney 

I'll Be - E McCain

First Day Of My Life- Bright Eyes

All I Want Is You – B L Polisar ( from Juno)             

 And I Love Her – Lennon and McCartney

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Sleeping at Last

The Wedding Song ( There is Love) -N P Stookey                                  

When I’m 64 –Lennon and McCartney 

The Promise - S. Simpson             

 The Way You Look Tonight - F Sinatra

Tupelo Honey – V Morrison                                  

 Make You Feel My Love – B Dylan

Sunshine Of My Life - S. Wonder                          

Blackbird- Lennon and McCartney

You Are The Best Thing- R Lamontagne                 

 Into The Mystic - Van Morrison

If Not For You - B. Dylan                                        

 Sail Away - D. Grey

Memories Of Us - K. Urban                                    

  I Won't Give Up On Us - J Mraz

Count on Me - Bruno Mars                                      

 Free - Zach Brown Band

Question - Old 97's                                                   

 Come To Me - Goo Goo Dolls

Dream, Dream - Everly Brothers                                    

 Grow Old With You - Adam Sandler

 

 

 

                         Some  Recent "First dance/ Parent Dance" Vocals

 (And, of course, many of the songs above have also been used for dances )

* This is one of my favorite parts as a singer, because it is so romantic to dance to live music...very cool to be a part of. I honestly get chills when I sing first dances or parent dances.

 

 Home to You - J M Montgomery                              

 Landslide- Fleetwood Mac

Someone Like You- V Morrison                                

 How Sweet It Is - J Taylor

The Man In Me - B Dylan                                       

Once in a Lifetime -K Urban

Danny's Song - K Loggins                                       

Father and Daughter- P Simon

Let It Be - J Lennon                                              

 Sweet Baby James - J Taylor

You Belong to Me- Duprees                                     

Child of Mine- C King

Wonderful Tonight - E Clapton                                

  Mama's Song - C Underwood

Tough Little Boys- G Allan                                       

Grow Old With You- a Sandler

You've Got a Friend in Me - R Newman                       

 Stand By Me - S Cooke

Songbird - E Cassidy                                               

 Better Together - J Johnson

Then - B Paisley 

The Way I Am - I Michaelson                                                    

 Ain't Misbehavin -F Waller, et al

Time In A Bottle - J Croce                                       

  Forever Young - B Dylan

 Broken Road - Rascal Flats                                     

A Thousand Years - C. Perri

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVE MUSIC FOR YOUR COCKTAIL HOUR OR DINNER

 

*Your cocktail hour and dinner music can help make a transition of mood and atmosphere from the the ceremony toward the reception...from elegant toward relaxed celebration.

*Guests remember and always comment favorably on live cocktail hour music...in terms of making the day memorable for your guests, it's well worth the investment.

* Sometimes couples choose instrumental guitar for cocktail hour, but, in my experience, relaxed low key vocals are better received by guests.

 

*Here are more songs, in no particular order. My actual working list also includes all of the songs in the various lists above. Your guests will have a variety of tastes, so I try to mix it up, and watch the folks in front of me.

 

More songs in addition to the song lists above: 

WHEN I’M 64 ( Lennon and McCartney)                     

 SWEET BABY JAMES ( J Taylor)

YOU AND I ( I Michaelson)                                     

ME AND JULIO ( P Simon)                          

 FULSOM PRISON BLUES ( J Cash)                         

JUST BREATHE ( Pearl Jam)

MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE ( B Dylan)                         

 BLUE SUEDE SHOES ( C Perkins)

ROMEO AND JULIET ( Dire Straits)                            

LUCKIEST ( B Folds)

WAGON WHEEL (Old Crow Medicine Show)                 

 INTO THE MYSTIC ( V Morrison)

MARGARITAVILLE II (J. Buffett)                               

  HEART OF GOLD ( N. Young)

I WILL (P. McCartney)                                            

 LANDSLIDE ( S Nicks)

HALLELUJAH ( L Cohen)                                           

 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING ( Eagles)

CLOSER TO FINE ( Indigo Girls)                                 

 RING OF FIRE ( J Carter Cash)

ME AND BOBBI MCGEE ( K. Kristofferson)                     

 MOONSHADOW (C. Stevens)

HOTEL CALIFORNIA (Eagles)

I SHOT THE SHERIFF ( B Marley)                                

 BOJANGLES (J. Jeff Walker)

BROKEN ROAD ( Rascal Flats)                                     

IF NOT FOR YOU ( B Dylan)

RAMBLIN MAN ( Allman Bros)

MAKE ME A PALLET (trad.)                                        

GARDEN PARTY (R. Nelson)

LEADER OF THE BAND ( D. Fogelberg)                          

LEAVIN ON A JET PLANE ( J. Denver)

YOU"VE GOT A FRIEND ( C King/J. Taylor)  

STUCK IN LODI ( CCR)                   

CIRCLE GAME ( J. Mitchell)

FIRST DAY ( Bright Eyes)                                          

TIME IN A BOTTLE ( J Croce)

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN ( Trad)                              

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS (S. Goodman)

DOCK OF THE BAY ( O Redding)                                  

 PIANO MAN (B. Joel)

I GET TO COME HOME TO YOU ( J.M. Montgomery)

MIDNIGHT RIDER (Allman Bros)         

 DUST IN THE WIND ( Kansas)

DOWN ON THE CORNER (CCR)

LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS  (Lennon McCartney)    

BLUES VAMP

MARRY ME ( Train)                                                    

 EARLY MORNING RAIN (G. Lightfoot)

ONE LOVE  (B. Marley)                                               

 ROCKY RACOON (Lennon, McCartney)

LONG MAY YOU RUN (N. Young)                                   

 FRIEND OF THE DEVIL(Grateful Dead)

DON’T THINK TWICE (B. Dylan)                                    

 PANCHO AND LEFTY (T. Van Zandt)

GOOD RIDDANCE /TIME OF YOUR LIFE ( Greenday )      

IF I WERE A CARPENTER ( T Hardin)

LET IT BE ( Lennon and McCartney)                           

CAT"S IN THE CRADLE(Chapin)

DESPERADO (Eagles)

ANGEL FROM MONTGOMERY (J Prine)                         

 HIGHWAY PATROLMAN ( B. Springsteen)

PUFF  (N. P. Stookey)                                    

WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD ( G Lightfoot)

LONG MAY YOU RUN (Neil Young)                                

KEY TO THE HIGHWAY (trad)

CRAZY ( W Nelson)                                                  

CHEATIN HEART (H. Williams)

SING OUT (C. Stevens)                                          

 WONDERFUL TONIGHT (Clapton)

WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING (A. Krause) 

TANGLED UP IN BLUE  ( B Dylan)                        

  LYING EYES  (Eagles)

BAD MOON RISIN" ( CCR)                                           

ALWAYS A WOMAN ( B Joel)

PEACEFUL EASY FEELING ( D. Henly)                            

 GLORY OF LOVE

CECILIA ( P Simon)                                                   

 FOREVER YOUNG (B. Dylan)

DANNYS SONG I (K. Loggins)                                       

TUPELO HONEY ( V Morrison) 

GAMBLER (K. Rogers)                                                 

 BIG YELLOW TAXI ( J Mitchell)

YOUR SONG ( E John) 

BROWN EYED GIRL ( V Morrison)                                               

COME TO BOSTON (D. Messina)

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN (C. N. S. Y)                             

COUNTRY ROADS ( J Denver)

CHANGES IN LATITUDE ( J. Buffett)                              

 THAT’S ALLRIGHT MAMA ( Elvis)

THE WEIGHT ( the Band)                                                 

FIRE AND RAIN ( J Taylor)

YOU AIN"T GOIN NOWHERE ( B Dylan)                     

 WAKE UP MAGGIE (R Stewart)

COMES A TIME ( N Young)

 

 

Because guitar is so versatile and because I'm also a singer...

Almost anything is possible ! 

So contact me today to talk about choosing music or to ask about a particular song:

 

dwightsweddingguitar@gmail.com       603-942-5754