Johann Sebastian Bach, also known as J. S. Bach, was a German composer and musician from the Baroque period of music.  He is most well known for “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Passion” arias and “Brandenburg” concertos.

“Air on the G String” is from four Orchestral suites, specifically the second movement of the third suite.  Bach was experimenting with styles, so the four Orchestral suites have a more French-style to them rather than German.  As a violinist himself, Bach features the first violin in this movement.

This particular movement is mellow and sweet, which is perfect for sentimental occasions like weddings.  It fits well for family to process down the aisle, or if it feels right, the music is regal enough for the bride herself.  “Air on the G String” is also perfect for autumn weddings where one can almost see the leaves falling with the music.

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