Please ask about any special song favorites. If you request one I don’t yet have in my repertoire, that’s fine–I love learning new songs!

In this list I’ve emphasized love songs, which I perform often for receptions and anniversary dinners. But I’ve also included some songs that I perform for other events. So don’t worry, I won’t play the Andy Griffith theme song for your elegant event (unless you request it!), but I would play it for a birthday party for someone who would have fond memories of that show. And I’ve listed some of the patriotic songs I play/sing, but again I wouldn’t normally include those songs in most receptions or corporate events & dinners. (If you would like some of these, I’d be happy to include them–just ask.  I’m very grateful for those who serve in our military!) I did not include any Christmas songs on the list, because that list in itself is quite large. 

I enjoy customizing music for each special event.  If you prefer a certain genre or era of music, I’ll gladly accommodate your vision of the event.

Almost all these songs sound great with just piano (though a few only sound good when sung).  And many of these I’m happy to sing also, if you’d like, though of course some are just instrumental. 

Over time, I intend to add brief samples of me playing (and sometimes also singing) many of these songs.  For now, you can hear longer samples (but fewer songs) on the Wedding Ceremony Music Guide.

Air (from Water Music, by Handel)

Air (Mozart)

All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera)

All My Love (by Robert Plant and John Paul Jones)

And All That Jazz (from Chicago)

Allen’s Alley



Amazing Grace

America the Beautiful

Andy Griffith Show Theme

Angel Eyes (by Jim Brickman)

Annie’s Song (John Denver)

Anniversary Song

Arioso (JS Bach)

Armed Forces Medley (Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard)

As the Deer

Batman Theme

Be Still, My Soul (Finlandia by Sibelius)

Be Thou My Vision

Beautiful In My Eyes

Beauty and the Beast

Bless the Broken Road (Hummon, Boyd & Hanna)

Blessed Be the Tie

Blue Moon

Blueberry Hill

Bridal Chorus (Wagner)

Butterfly Kisses

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Canon In D (Pachelbel)

Can’t Help Falling In Love

Chariots of Fire

Check Yes or No

Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)

A Child Is Born (Thad Jones)

Claire de Lune (Debussy)

(They Long to Be) Close to You

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing


Could I Have This Dance


Crown Him with Many Crowns

Danny Boy

Deep River

Destiny (by Jim Brickman)

Dexter’s Tune (from Awakenings)

Dick Van Dyke Show Theme

Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Unto Us Peace)

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (Stept & Tobias)

Earth Angel

Ebb Tide

Endless Love


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Jon Brion)

Faith of Our Fathers

Feather Theme (from Forrest Gump)

Feels Like Home

Final Frontier (Theme from Mad About You by Reiser & Was)

Finlandia (Sibelius)

Fly Me to the Moon (Bart Howard)

For Once In My Life

(I Love You ) For Sentimental Reasons

Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go


From This Moment On (Shania Twain & Robert John Lange)

Get Me to the Church on Time (from My Fair Lady)

Getting to Know You (from The King & I)

The Girl from Ipanema

Glory of Love (from Karate Kid II)

The Glory of Love (Billy Hill)

God Bless America (Irving Berlin)

God Bless the USA (Lee Greenwood)

God of Our Fathers

Goodnight, My Someone (from The Music Man)

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

The Great Pumpkin Waltz (by Vince Guaraldi, from Charlie Brown)

A Groovy Kind of Love

Grow Old With Me

Have I Told You Lately (That I Love You)

Heart and Soul

Hello, Dolly!

Here and Now

Holy, Holy, Holy

Home, Sweet Home (Henry Bishop)

Honeysuckle Rose

How Beautiful (Twila Paris)

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us (Stuart Townend)

How Great Is Our God

How Great Thou Art

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Hymne (by Vangelis, from Chariots of Fire)

I Believe In You and Me (from The Preacher’s Wife)

I Could Have Danced All Night (from My Fair Lady)

I Cross My Heart

(Everything I Do) I Do It for You

I Just Called to Say I Love You (Stevie Wonder)

I Love the Way You Love Me

I Will Be Here


If There Hadn’t Been You

If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Hymne a l’Amour)

I’ll Be Seeing You (Fain & Kahal)

Impromptu in A Flat (Schubert)

I’m In the Mood for Love

In the Mood

In the Still of the Nite

Isn’t It Romantic?

It Is Well with My Soul

It’s De-Lovely

I’ve Got You Under My Skin (from Born to Dance)

I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face (from My Fair Lady)

Jeopardy Theme

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (JS Bach)

Johnny Angel

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee (Beethoven)

Just the Way You Are

The Keeper of the Stars

Knowing You


La Vie en Rose


Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Lift Every Voice & Sing

Linus & Lucy

Little Prelude In C (JS Bach)

Londonderry Air

The Lord’s Prayer

Lost In This Moment

Love & Marriage

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Love Is Not a Fight

Love Me Tender

Love of My Life

Love Story (Where Do I Begin)

Love Theme from St. Elmo’s Fire (David Foster)

Matchmaker (from Fiddler on the Roof)

May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You (Meredith Willson)

Melody in F (Rubinstein)

Memory (from Cats)

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory


Moon River


Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)

The More I See You

Morning Has Broken

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee

My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme from Titanic)

My Romance

The Nearness of You

Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep, from Turandot by Puccini)

New World Symphony (Dvorak)

Non Dimenticar

Now & Forever

Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

The Office Theme

On Eagle’s Wings

On the Street Where You Live (from My Fair Lady)

Over the Rainbow

Papa Loves Mambo

Parisian Thoroughfare

(There’ll Be) Peace In the Valley (for Me) (Thomas Dorsey)

The Pink Panther

Polovetsian Dance (A Theme from Prince Igor; aka “Stranger in Paradise”)

Power of Your Love

Praeludium (JS Bach)

The Prayer (famous by Celine Dion, Andrea Boccelli)

Prelude In B Minor (Chopin)

Prelude In C Major (Chopin)

Prelude No. 7 (Chopin)

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado)

Rally Round the Flag (George Root)

Reverie (Traumerei, by Schumann)

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Rachmaninoff) (from Somewhere In Time)

The River

River Flows In You (one of the songs considered as a possible “Bella’s Lullaby”)

Rocky Top

St. Elmo’s Fire (David Foster)

St. Thomas

Satin Doll

Save the Last Dance For Me (Pomus & Shuman)

Serenade (Schubert)

Sh-Boom (Life Could Be a Dream)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (Norton)

She’s Got a Way

Sheep May Safely Graze (JS Bach)

Shine On Us (Michael & Deborah Smith)

Shout to the Lord

Side By Side

Skating (Vince Guaraldi)

Somewhere My Love (Lara’s Theme from Doctor Zhivago)

Somewhere Out There

(Excerpt from Mozart’s) Sonata in A Major

Speak Softly, Love (from The Godfather)

Spring (from The Four Seasons by Vivaldi)

Star Dust

The Star-Spangled Banner

Sway (aka “¿Quién será?”; famous in USA by Dean Martin and recently Michael Buble)

The Sweetheart Tree

Takes Two to Tango

That’s All

That’s Amore

This Guy’s In Love With You

Through the Years

Till There Was You (from The Music Man)

Time In a Bottle (Jim Croce)

To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan)

Traumerei (aka Reverie; by Schumann)


Try a Little Tenderness

Unchained Melody


Up Where We Belong


Valse (Chopin)

The Very Thought of You

The Way We Were

The Way You Look Tonight

Wedding Song (There Is Love)

We’ve Only Just Begun

A Whole New World (from Aladdin)

What a Wonderful World

When a Man Loves a Woman (Lewis & Wright)

When I Fall In Love

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

When You Say Nothing At All

When You Wish Upon a Star

To a Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (Cohan)

The Yellow Rose of Texas

Yes Sir, That’s My Baby

You & I

You Are So Beautiful

You Are the Sunshine of My Life

You Decorated My Life

You Had Me From Hello (Kenny Chesney & Skip Ewing)

You Light Up My Life

You Raise Me Up

You’ll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Your Love Amazes Me

You’re a Grand Old Flag

You’re My Best Friend (John Deacon)

You’re The Cream In My Coffee

You’re the Inspiration