The timeless piece “Canon in D Major” was composed by Johann Pachelbel around 1680.  If you have never given it a listen, I do not know how you have escaped it!  Here is a video for a quick listen (just in case):

Pachelbel was a German composer, and “Canon in D” is his most well-known work.  It was originally written for a string quartet, so it sounds so uplifting and classic with a live quartet at weddings.

The piece starts with a simple melody and moderately builds to a sentimental construction that is perfect for weddings.  It is a piece traditionally to which the bride would walk down the aisle.  It makes a great processional song for any family member as well.

Many still choose this piece for any moment in the ceremony because it is such a beautiful and well-known piece.

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