Musica Pacem

Classical Sounds by Musica Pacem

Available for upscale events of all kinds in the Chicago area, from the perfect wedding ceremony and reception, to black-tie dinners, to prestigious corporate events, Musica Pacem brings the beauty and sophistication of live classical music to your event.

Professional, Talented Classical Musicians

Musica Pacem is an ideal choice for creating the perfect ambience for your special occasion. We offer personal consultations to each client to ensure that our ensemble, musical selections, and performance are exactly right for your event.

Specializing in classical ensembles, we arrange the ideal combination of our professional musicians for your event. Depending on your needs, we will perform as soloists, string quartets, or as a full complement of strings, winds, vocalists, and classical guitarists.

Because all of Musica Pacem’s performers are full-time musicians with extensive training, you can be confident that we are committed to making beautiful music a highlight of your occasion.

Glorious Wedding Music

No one understands better how important the right music is for your special day.

Musica Pacem are honored and delighted to provide the perfect musical accompaniment to your Chicago-area wedding ceremony or wedding reception, whether you’re dreaming of a elegant harp solo or a gorgeous string trio.

In addition to gorgeous classical music, we also specialize in performing beautiful renditions of popular ethnic wedding music, including songs from the Irish, German, Russian, and Jewish cultural traditions.

When you hire Musica Pacem to perform your wedding ceremony music, we offer you a complimentary musical consultation at the Music by Lise studio for a live performance of your ceremony music selections.

Beyond Beethoven

While we of course regularly perform gorgeous renditions of the most popular pieces by famous classical composers like Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart, Musica Pacem strives to be unique and diverse in its repertoire.

Included in our vast music library are beautiful adaptations of famous Broadway show tunes from composers like Andrew Lloyd Weber, Leonard Bernstein, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin as well as popular music from the 1950’s to today.

Musica Pacem also caters to special requests. Just tell us about the special piece you have in mind for your event – we’ll most likely have it. But for those clients wishing for a unique song, we will gladly purchase or transcribe new music if necessary. We understand the importance of having the perfect music for your special day, and will strive to make it a reality.

MP3 Music Files

Trumpet Voluntary – Flute & Strings

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Ave Maria – Harp & Flute

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Come Again – Flute & Guitar

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Classical Music

The following are some examples of the classical composers we perform regularly:

  • Medieval Era:  Transcriptions of popular French, Italian, English and Irish music of that time period
  • Renaissance Era: De Fesch, Dowland and Pergolesi
  • Baroque Era: Bach, Handel, Vivaldi
  • Classical Era: Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven
  • Romantic Era:  Mendelssohn, Schubert, Verdi and Wagner
  • Impressionist/Contemporary Era: Satie, Ravel, Debussy, Stravinsky

Broadway Shows

  • Andrew Lloyd Weber shows
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • Les Misèrables
  • West Side Story
  • Famous show tunes by Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Jerome Robbins, Rogers and Hammerstein and Steven Sondheim

Popular Music

  • Light Hits from the 1950′s to today
  • Television and Movie Soundtracks
  • Multicultural Music: Americana(Folk/Blues), Brazilian, Cuban, French, German, Irish, Italian, Jewish…..and much more

Ceremony Music

Here are some of our suggestions for ceremony music:

Processionals

  • Jesù, Joy of Man’s Desiring–J.S. Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze J.S. Bach
  • Air from “Water Music” Handel
  • Canon in D–Pachelbel
  • Winter from “The Four Seasons”–Vivaldi
  • Song for the Bride
  • Trumpet Voluntary–Purcell
  • Bridal Chorus–Wagner
  • Rondo–Mouret
  • Trumpet Tune–Purcell

Meditations

  • Ave Maria–both Bach and Gounod versions
  • Meditation from “Thaïs”–Massanet
  • Pavane–Fauré
  • Arioso–J.S. Bach

Recessionals

  • Spring from “The Four Seasons”–Vivaldi
  • Hornpipe from “Water Music”–Handel
  • Wedding March–Mendelssohn
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba–Handel
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