Wedding March Set (for Mandolin Orchestra or Mandolin Quartet) is an arrangement of two different short marches I wrote for two different weddings back in the dimly remembered 1980s. One ceremony occurred outdoors under the enormous branches of a mighty tree and one was held in an extremely resonant stone chapel.
Wedding processionals tend to be short so I have added variations and repeats to stretch these simple tunes out a little. I'm presenting this Set in both a version for mandolin quartet (with either a mandocello or a guitar taking the bass line) and a version for mandolin orchestra (with the mandocello doubling the bass part and the guitar part being simply a set of chord changes). You can certainly mix and match to suit the instrumentation and preferences of your group. For instance, you may have two guitarists but no bass or mandocello. In that case both guitarists might choose to play the guitar-bass part or one guitar might choose to play chords. Or you might have two mandolins and two guitars but no mandola or bass. In that case one guitar could play the bass part and one could play the mandola part. Whatever works for you is fine with me.
Please feel free to print as many copies of the score and parts as necessary for the use of your group. My hope is that you will enjoy playing this music and that you will convey that enjoyment to your audiences.
As you can see I am presenting this sheet music under a Creative Commons License. My intention is to make it clear that you can use the written music for any non-commercial purpose as long as proper attribution is given. I would, however, very much like to know of any performances of this music for my records.
John Goodin, July, 2007
Created on July 6, 2007 : last updated on November 26, 2013