Washington, Conn., April 2013 – Love & Ceremony – Wedding Music is the inviting title of the just-released CD by classical music composer and pianist, Sharon Ruchman of Washington, Connecticut. “A wedding is a couple’s special day,” stated Ruchman. “Often they desire ceremony wedding music that is unique and memorable for themselves and their honored guests. All of my compositions are original, so it is often music few other marrying couples have integrated into their wedding ceremony. My belief is that because it is original music, it will innately stand out, and the wedding couple and their guests will long remember the music of the ceremony.”
Watch this breathtaking video of several wedding scenes with pre-ceremony (prelude music), processional and recessional wedding music set to sample tracks of the Love & Ceremony – Wedding Music CD:
Sharon Ruchman’s just-released Love & Ceremony – Wedding Music CD features instrumental music from all of her original music CDs. The combination of these carefully-selected tracks offers a distinctive element for creating the perfect romantic tone for a wedding day. On Sharon’s Love and Ceremony web page, she encourages purchasers of her CD to “use the music on this album as a compilation of prelude, processional and recessional wedding music throughout your entire ceremony. Or play the CD to greet your guests with timeless music as they arrive at your wedding.”
A Ceremony Wedding Music CD Is More than a Token Gift for Wedding Guests
Sharon created this ceremony wedding music CD as a replacement to traditional matchbooks, drink umbrellas or mini-photo frames that couples often give as gifts to their guests. “Giving a gift of a couple’s personal wedding ceremony music to guests, I believe,” stated Sharon, “is a very distinctive gift in that the couple and their guests can play the beautiful CD time and again and remember the special wedding day. To add a very personal touch for guests, the insert is inscribed into each CD with a note as from the bridal couple.”
“The CD’s prelude, or pre-ceremony music,” Ruchman explained, “sets the tone and mood for the ceremony as it is played while guests arrive, mingle, and take their seats. There are many original traditional classical pieces on this Love & Ceremony ~ Wedding Music CD that are perfect for this pre-ceremony time. The initial tracks provide eleven full minutes of romantic, soft, joy-filled ceremony prelude music that can be looped in the half hour or hour leading up to the procession to greet guests and help build the excitement.”
As the bridal party begins to process to the front of the audience, Sharon’s music offers a traditional tone similar to Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” yet it is original music. Sharon commented, “Processional music can mesmerize attendees as the bride processes up the aisle. This album offers three pieces that are perfect for processions of the wedding party and the bride herself.”
Sharon’s music has been heard worldwide on many different radio stations (click here to see the radio play list and visit the radio stations Sharon’s music has been played on). An accomplished and prolific classical music composer, Sharon Ruchman released her fourth original classical music CD, Textures, in 2012.
The year prior, she released her third self-composed album called Remembrance. In 2010 she released Arrival of Spring, and in 2009, she released her first officially-published CD titled Sharon Ruchman Chamber Music featuring “Sea Glass.” “The music in me is fluid and continual,” she commented. “My fourth CD, Textures, was a natural creative flow that began with the culmination of my third CD, Remembrance. It all began with my very first endeavor into composing original music for publication back in 2009.”
In 2011, the Fanfare magazine reporter interviewing Sharon for a feature story told her she was unique to their magazine’s coverage in that she is both an accomplished musician/pianist and a composer of classical music. Written and published exclusively for the avid classical CD collector and music aficionado, Fanfare magazine features extensive interviews with classical music composers and performers. In January 2012, the magazine featured an extensive personal interview with Sharon that included positive reviews of her first two CDs, Sharon Ruchman Chamber Music and Arrival of Spring. In May of 2012, a second positive review was published for her third CD, Remembrance.
In recent YouTube videos Ruchman recorded for the release of her CD Textures, she speaks about the “qualities and textures of music.” She explains, “Like woven fabrics, music has melodies and harmonies that weave in and out of a piece giving it a certain pattern of interest. My intent, in each of my CDs, is to create pieces that offer different instrumentation. For the first time, in my Textures CD, I created a violin and cello duet. Two stringed instruments playing together convey to the listener a feeling of warmth, lushness, and emotion.” The first of this beautiful three-movement Textures combination can also be heard on track 6 of Love and Ceremony ~ Wedding Music, “Duet for Violin and Cello in A-Flat Major, Op. 9, I Andante.”