Selection of Wedding Songs

I have been invited to play violin solos in a wedding ceremony for a church couple. During the selection of songs, I came up with Bach’s “Arioso” from Cantata “Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe!” (BWV 156) which is a beautiful song and had been played in weddings.

It was originally for “tenor” singing and had been played with various instruments such as:

I decided not to use this piece because the name is “I stand with one foot in the grave”. However, I shared with you because this is a beautiful music piece. Besides the name, the music itself is romantic and serene. If you are interested, here is more discussion on the song  —

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