Encore Strings

Is there for YOUR special event!!

A String Trio will add elegance to any ceremony.


Music is the key element to your wedding and reception.
You can create memories with our classy string ensemble for you specific style of wedding. Be it western, classic, indoor or outdoor, fiddle or classical- we’ve got it! We can help you select the appropriate selections for each portion of your special day.

This string ensemble has been in existence since 1997 and has performed all over SW Montana. Encore Strings can provide you with a custom-tailor musical experience both indoor and outside.

Encore String Trio is made up 2 violins and cello. Other combinations are also available.

The prices (cash please) are:
Quartet- $450
Trio- $350
Duet- $250

If the ensemble is playing for the wedding ceremony and their services are wanted for the reception, then $225 per hour will be added. If you have a song you want us to play that I don’t have in my music library, we can arrange it for you for a fee of $35 per song.
There will be a travel fee added if wedding is not in Helena, MT. (.40 per mile).

We have a partial song list as well as Internet sites that you can go to immerse yourselves into the musical expressions that represent your style. We can help you with what selections are best for each special part of the wedding ceremony or event.

Call Linda Meuret at 439-1424

Home at Music Makers’ Conservatory 1016 W. Custer Ave. Helena, Mt 59602
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“If Music be the Food of Love, Play ON!!” (Shakespeare)

Congratulations! The following pieces are selections that can be tailored to your event and played by the string ensemble of Encore Strings! Classical music brings class to your special event. Whether it is for a Wedding ceremony or reception or background music for a dinner or meeting, this will set the tone.

At least one month before your event, discuss with the Encore Strings Representative what music you would like. Most times a wedding ceremony will have four parts: 1) The Prelude: when the guests start arriving at the ceremony site; 2) The Processional: When the bridal party and the bride make their entrance; 3) The Ceremony: when the bride and groom are married- special musical number or unity candle; and 4) The Recessional: Exit of the bride and groom and guests. All the selections are appropriate to mix and match. Note: You might want to check with the house of worship for acceptable music and guidelines for you to follow.

Prelude Music:
*Air (from the Water Music) – Handel
-Air on the G String (from Suite No.3 in D) – Bach
-All The Pretty Little Horses
-Andante cantabile- Serenade (from Quartet in F Major) by Haydn
-Aria- Handel
-Arioso by Bach
-Ashokan Farewell by Ungar (Fiddle Ballad)
-Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart
-Ave Maria – Schubert [can be with Soprano]
*Bourre (from Water Music) – Handel
-Canon in D- Pachelbel
-Give Me Your Hand (Traditional Irish Ballad)
*Hornpipe (from Water Music) – Handel
-Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach
*La Rejouissance from “Royal Fireworks Music” by Handel
-Lover’s Waltz- Unger
-Ose Sahlom (The One Who Makes Peace) traditional Jewish
-Psalm XIX (19) by Marcello
-Reverie by Susan Day
*Rondeau by J.J. Mouret
-The Four Seasons- Spring- by Vivaldi
-Vergin tutto amore by Durante
-The Wedding (from Legends of the Fall) by Horner
*Wachet auf (Sleepers Awake) by Bach

Processional Music:
-Air (from Water Music Suite) – Handel
-Arioso- Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel
*Canon in D- Pachelbel
*Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride from Lohengrin) – Wagner
-Largo, ma non tanto (Bach Double for Two Violins- Mov. 2) by Bach
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach
-Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater Theme) – Mouret
*Trumpet Voluntary (The Prince of Denmark’s March) – Clarke
*Trumpet Tune and Air (in D major) – Purcell
*Wedding March (from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream) – by Mendelssohn

The Ceremony:
-Arioso- Bach
-Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod [can be done with Soprano Solo]
-Ave Maria- Schubert
-Canon in D- Pachelbel
-Can’t Help Falling In Love With You- Elvis
-Cavalleria Rusticana (Prelude) – Mascagni
-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach
-How Beautiful by Twila Paris [with Soprano Soloist]
-Laudate Dominum by Mozart {can be done with Soprano Solo)
-Panis Angelicus (O Lord, Most Beautiful) – by Frank [can be done with Soprano Solo]
Responsorial Hymn: Shepherd Me O God by Haugen [with cantor/Soloist]
-Spring from the Four Seasons- Vivaldi

Special Music (Unity Candle/Fanfare Moment)
-Can’t Help Falling in Love With You sung by Elvis
-Someone To Watch Over Me by Gershwin
-You Raise Me Up by Graham and Lovland (Josh Groban)

Recessional Music:
-Hornpipe (from the Water Music)- Handel
-La Rejouissance (Royal Fireworks Music) – Handel
*Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke
-Wedding Tarantella (Italian Dance)

Additional Ideas- Fiddle/Celtic Music (energetic)
-Banana Boogie (jazzy)
-Beauty and the Beast
-Butterfly Waltz
-Czech Dance Song
-Dabbling in the Dew (English Folksong)
-Dumfries Place (Scottish Traditional)
-For The Star of County Down (The Gallagher Girl) (Irish Folksong)
-Imagine by Lennon
-Irish Party in Third Class (from Titanic) Arr. Gaelic Storm
-Irish Suite #2 (Irish Medley)
-It Is You (I Have Loved) by Greenway
-November Rain (Rock
-Once Upon A December
-Only Hope
-Red Lodge Reel (from Prairie Home Companion Radio Show) by Ostroushko
-Stairway To Heaven (Beatles)
-StringTown Road Rag (Ragtime)
-Swingin’ Strings (jazzy)

There are many sites on the internet that list ceremony music as well as samples to listen to some of your favorites that you would like for your ceremony. See:, and (among others).

Enjoy!! Music for you by Encore Strings! Linda Meuret 439-1424