"Cellos & Flutes"
When looking for something slightly different, but yet fits all situations,
this is it! The combination of these two instruments is unparalled; Beth
LaMountain and Roy Murray know what to do...
For a threesome, pianist/vocalist Natalie Drummond or Angela Furr are
added to either of the above. There is no song or music that we cannot play.
Murray with String Trio"
Ceremony at Elizabethan Gardens
A 30" x 40" acrylic by local artist Tracy Bell
"Trios & Quartets"
The studio receives many requests to add third and sometimes fourth
musicians to the suggested ensembles. The addition of another violin,
viola, or cello adds warmth and presence for a different 'mood'
of music for your event. Though the duos lack nothing, the trios
and quartets do allow for a larger selection of music choices. And
yes, they are just as portable as the duos, in a church, on the
beach, or at the Elizabethan Gardens.
"Vocalists & Keyboards"
Roy also has several outstanding vocalists and keyboard players,
which can be added to any of the musical groupings mentioned. With
the richness of the vocalists being so strong, yet still gentle,
there is no need for outdoor amplification!
For a larger musical presentation, The "Roy Murray Society Orchestra"
builds up to an ensemble of 5 to 10 different orchestral instruments.
This group is ideal for large and production type weddings, but
is also available to play for smaller weddings when the situation
calls for it.
Roy, conducting a wedding
rehearsal in The Gardens
The Cocktail Hour
A necessary transition from the focus of the wedding ceremony to
the celebration of the reception is the cocktail hour. Here Roy
uses one or two musicians playing smooth jazz, standards and easy
listening. It is small in its set up and not loud, as this is the
time that guests unwind and talk to one another while the bridal
couple is usually off taking pictures. This music is also excellent
for rehearsal dinners.
Usually rehearsal dinners have a cocktail hour also and then, of
course, comes the dinner and mood music up until the climax and the end
of the evening. The above described cocktail music is also excellent for
For receptions we do something a little different. We take the
same instrumentation and styles of the cocktail hour music and "step-it-up"
a bit. It's not a floor show, nor will it replace the voltage of a live
band or DJ, but very much enhances the evening with the joy of live music
for dancing, listening or just pleasing background... But remember, we are
the "wedding ceremony specialists" - not the "party animal specialists".
Worship MusicIf this would interest you during any
phase of your wedding day or plans, please contact me.
Country and Folk Wedding MusicWe don't do
this often, but when we have, everybody had a lot of fun with it,
The Jazz WeddingVarious keyboard and guitar
artists team up with Roy Murray to do Gershwin, Ellington and Jobim.
Roy uses flügelhorn, sax, flute and trumpet; even the jazz classics
have their place at a wedding ceremony...
"Praise & Worship"
"Country and Folk
"The Jazz Wedding"
And yes, you can mix or match any of the above items into any