Mix Margaret Dylan Jones

W.A. composer, pianist, teacher, article writer

Classical Piano

and Poetry Reading for

Wedding Ceremonies

Are you looking for a classical pianist for a wedding, renewal of wedding vows, a funeral or another function? I can play for you and your guests at your ceremony or service.

How about a little poetry recitation? Send me your favourite poem and I will practise it. Many people have told me how well I recite poems (I have a light baritone or heavy tenor voice, with a south-west Western Australian accent).

The piano can be yours, mine or the church's. If necessary I can bring a great sounding digital piano with a deep-cycle battery.

For weddings I suggest background classical music, but probably not slow pieces apart from the ceremony itself (in any case
the ceremony is sometimes done without music). Most likely you'll want more lively music before and after the ceremony.

Do you have a friend who will sing, and do they need a professional accompanist? We'll need a rehearsal or two.

Margaret Jones at Hills Choir concert June 2014

Phone me for a chat on  0414  374  701, or email me via this form.

I can play for your guests while they are assembling before the ceremony, during parts of the c
eremony, while you are signing the book, and afterwards. Let me know what parts of your event you want me to play for.

Wedding Music Repertoire

Note: I have many other piec
es from the standard classical repertoire. Feel free to suggest or request other items.

Original piano music

Rainbows Over Hovea, a joyous original with many ecstatic moments, completed in 2017. See my live performance of this piece at Rainbows Over Hovea, excerpts June 2017.

Puck at Parkerville (a lively and bubbly original completed in 2016, depicting Puck and other mischievous characters from Shakespeare's play, A Midsummer Night's Dream). [recording sample coming soon]

Standard wedding music
(piano solos/arrangements)

There are many pieces traditionally used. Here are some of the most famous.

Bridal Chorus ("Here comes the bride...") (from Lohengrin
by Wagner). Traditionally used for the entrance of one of the couple to be married.

Wedding March (from Felix Mendelssohn's music to Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Traditionally used for the departure of the married couple.

Typical wedding music used before,
during or after the ceremony

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J. S. Bach
Canon in D
- Pachelbel
Trumpet Voluntary
- Clarke, formerly attrib. to Purcell
Trumpet Tune
- Purcell
- from Largo of Clavier Concerto, J. S. Bach
- Water Music, Handel
Sheep May Safely Graze
- J. S. Bach
Ode to Joy
- Beethoven
I Love You
- Edvard Grieg
Sunrise, Sunset
- Fiddler on the Roof, Harnick & Bock
A Time for Us
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet, Nino Rota
Somewhere - West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein
Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Paul Simon, of Simon & Garfunkel
Festival Rondo 
- Purcell
To A Wild Rose 

I have many classical pieces which are often played at weddings, a huge number of other pieces I've played for cafés and parties as background music, and more developed pieces I've played in recitals. Here's a bigger list:

J. S. Bach
Two-part Inventions: C, Dm, F, G, A, Am, B flat. (Averaging about 1’ 40” each and longer with repeats).
March in D
Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Book I, No. 2 of The Well-tempered Clavier)

Claude Debussy
Clair de lune 5’ 18”
(click to listen to my 2017 recording on SoundCloud)

Prelude: Girl with the Flaxen Hair 2’ 32”
(click to see my 2017 live video)

Première arabesque

Scott Joplin
Pine Apple Rag   
Solace, a Mexican Serenade

Maurice Ravel

Sonatine (1905) I (5’ 15”), II (3’ 30”), III (5’ 30”).
Total: ca. 14’ 15”

Johannes Brahms

Intermezzos from Opus 116: No. 2, 4, 6.
Intermezzo from Opus 117: No. 1.
Intermezzo from Opus 118: No. 2.

Franz Schubert
Impromptus Opus 90: No. 2, 3 (5’ 40”), 4.

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata Pathétique, Op. 13, slow middle movement (5.5 minutes, 3.5 or shorter if cut.)
Moonlight Sonata, Op. 27, No. 2, first movement in C sharp minor (more suitable for funerals, not weddings).
Sonata in G, Op. 14, No. 2. First & second movements.
Für Elise

Christian Sinding
Rustle of Spring

Modest Mussorgsky. From Pictures at an Exhibition:
The Market Place of Limoges
The Great Gate of Kiev (finale)

Felix Mendelssohn
Song Without Words in A, No. 3 from Book 1, Op. 19b.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano sonatas: various.

Margaret D. Jones
Androgyne Prophecy (original, very sombre, suitable for funerals not weddings)

My solo recital repertoire and performances are listed at www.mixmargaret.com/appearances-performances.html


Mx Margaret D. Jones
Associate Composer, Australian Music Centre.
WWC Check.

Pianist, accompanist, composer and teacher in the eastern hills area of Perth, Western Australia.

I'm an androgyne, and have been using the non-binary transgender/enby honorific title Mx (pronounced 'mix') since 2002. My pronouns are 'she,' or the singular 'they.'

My Marriage Equality video (August 2017):
Supporting the Institution of Marriage. A Trans Perspective

Blog & pics of event at Woodbridge Cafè & Restaurant, and music for a friend's funeral:
Music for Renewal of Wedding Vows & Peggie’s Passing.

Blog & pics of me playing for an art exhibition launch:
Zig Zag Art Gallery Exhibition music

Upcoming classical music recitals, all 2.30pm
on the third Sundays in Mundaring town:
18 February, 15 April, 16 September, 18 November 2018
(details to be advised).
Click on Mix Margaret & Friends.

My blog: www.mixmargaret.com/blog

Main site (this site, many pages): www.mixmargaret.com

Listen free to my music (and my father's recordings): soundcloud.com/mix-margaret-dylan-jones/sets

YouTube channel ("Mix Margaret Dylan Jones"): youtube.com/channel/UCz318nZdr520zMNK6GNfnjQ

Facebook (public page): facebook.com/MixMargaretDylanJones

Site list if you can't find something: www.mixmargaret.com/site-list.html

External (off-site) contact form, to send me an email (please don't use FB messages): formsite.com/Margaretand/form209924213/index.html (make sure you type your own email address correctly otherwise I won't be able to reply). Or see my phone number below.

Click here if you want live background classical piano music at your cafe or restaurant.

Click here if you want live background classical piano music at your party, private function or wedding.

See my recent and upcoming performances & public appearances.

Hear my original piano compositions on Sound Cloud.

Click on the links to learn more or reach me by phone or email.
My mobile phone is  0414  374  701.



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