8/31/19 – Wedding @Hoyt, Steven’s Pavilion

Surrounded by old growth trees, my cello felt right at home.  I always enjoy playing at Hoyt, today there was perfect weather in thIMG_0633 2.jpgis 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.

 

7/6/19 – Wedding @ The Abernathy Center Cathedral

CongratulationIMG_0128.jpgs 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!

5/25/19 – Urban Wedding @ Urban Studios

In a total contrast to the outdoor, lodge themed weddings of last week, I got to play a wedding in a very urbanIMG_0562.jpg 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.

Cello with Looper, Fix You by Coldplay

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.