The recessional is the icing on the cake at the end of the wedding ceremony. The church part is 99 percent done, your stress level is on its way back down and your mind is in a serious state of "We're outta here." In larger-scale events, the music picked for The Exiting can be exuberant and full of life. While there are many standards that your organist/musician may propose, here's a list of five that are off the well-beaten path, but are well worth your consideration:
- Marcel Dupré: Prelude in B. Right from the start, this number creates the effect that all the bells in Paris are going off at the same time. The bigger the church, the better the effect. Warning: This is not your mother's recessional, and it's technically very difficult for the player. Many organists will not have this one in their fingers.