On Saturday our string duo played for a wedding ceremony at St Mary the Virgin Church in Bozeat Northamptonshire. I hadn’t been to this village before and it dates from Saxon times; its unusual name probably means Bosa’s gate – Bosa being a local earl who owned lots of land a long, long time ago. The wedding took place in the secluded St Mary the Virgin Church, which is as pretty and traditional as you would hope a village church might be.
The bride had requested Bridal Chorus for her entrance, Moon River, Flower Duet and Somewhere ( from West Side Story) for the signing, and Viva la Vida as exit music. We also accompanied two hymns: Amazing Grace and Morning Has Broken – my own favourite hymn. All of the pieces we performed were our own sheet music arrangements.