Surrounded by old growth trees, my cello felt right at home. I always enjoy playing at Hoyt, today there was perfect weather in this perfect setting. The couple asked me to arrange a cello version of “Yellow” by Coldplay for the wedding processional song, and the song worked well on cello with a light synth background loop.
Congratulations to Kate and Robert Squires! Beautiful wedding at the Historic Abernathy Center Cathedral. Processional playlist included: Bach Cello Suite #1, For The Love of a Princess (from Braveheart) and Canon in D. This cathedral actually rang the bells when they finished exchanging their vows! How cool is that!
In a total contrast to the outdoor, lodge themed weddings of last week, I got to play a wedding in a very urban venue in Downtown Portland. I enjoyed the modern lighting, decor, and huge windows.
The Processional was a cello version of “A Thousand Years”. And the Recessional: “Don’t Stop Believing” on cello and looper.
I arranged this song for cello as a special request, and it’s turned into one of my favorites. If you have a song that is special and would like it played I’m happy to transcribe it for cello. In fact, that’s how a great number of the songs on my playlist ended up there! It takes a village to build a decent playlist.