Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) on Ukulele

Ever since I put up this video of Wagner’s Bridal Chorus I’ve had a steady trickle of requests to play it at people’s weddings (not going to happen!) or for a recording they could use.

I made a recording of it that I’ve been handing out and here it is:

The Bridal Chorus – MP3 Version (quick download)
The Bridal Chorus – WAV Version (higher quality)
The Bridal Chorus – AIF Version (higher quality)

I’ve given it a Creative Commons license (more on that later today) so you’ve got full permission use it for free (even for commercial purposes). But if you want to make a donation to Ukuleles for Peace that would be nice. And if you do use it, I’d love to know.

It is a bit short. It was made for the specifications of the first person who asked it who – like I’m guessing most people wanting a ukulele rendition of Here Comes the Bride – was having a beach wedding.

I’m also giving the tab for it a CC license in case you ever get roped into playing for someone’s wedding:

Bridal Chorus (Tab)

It’s part of the How to Play Classical Ukulele ebook.

Creative Commons License
This work by Ukulele Hunt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

UPDATE: Here’s the little bit I tacked onto the end.

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  1. Eric June 14th, 2012 2:56 am

    Can you upload a longer version of the bridal chorus that can be played at a wedding. Put it on itunes, I’m sure you’ll get a bunch of downloads.

  2. Woodshed June 18th, 2012 10:56 am

    Eric: Sorry, not planning on doing another version.

  3. ryan transfiguracion June 18th, 2012 3:25 pm


    mann i like your jam. is there a way for you to put that on paper for me to teach to my son. and to teach others.

  4. Woodshed June 19th, 2012 10:59 am

    ryan transfiguracion: You could just print it.

  5. Mike W June 25th, 2012 3:37 pm

    That sweet move you do at 46 seconds in does not appear to be in the tab. Is there some way you could describe that for me so that I might be able to work it out? I did in fact get roped into playing for my sister’s wedding and she seemed to really like that.

  6. Woodshed July 2nd, 2012 1:25 pm

    Mike: I’ve added it to the post.

  7. Tom C August 3rd, 2012 10:57 am

    Beautifully played! I wonder if anyone will invite you to be their wedding musician?

  8. Woodshed August 4th, 2012 6:43 pm

    Tom C: Thanks! They already have. But there’s no way that’s happening!

  9. June November 27th, 2012 12:47 pm

    Dear Woodshed…
    im new for ukulele, could you provide the simple chord writing (such as Am, F, Bm, etc) as i cant read the chords you provide…
    hope you may reply to my email..
    Thanks alot..

  10. Woodshed November 28th, 2012 9:35 am

    June: It wouldn’t really work with just chords. There’s a guide to reading tab here.

  11. DV1095 March 22nd, 2013 4:03 pm

    Hi, is this supposed to be downloadable? Or would this be something I would have to play off of this site directly? I would love to have this at my wedding :)

  12. Woodshed March 22nd, 2013 4:43 pm

    DV1095: Right click on one of the orange links under the player and you should be able to download it.

  13. Mike W March 22nd, 2013 4:50 pm

    You could do what my sister did, make me learn and play it in her wedding. Find someone to play it live.

    Al my performance will be recorded for your enjoyment/critisism in September. Thanks for the tabs.

  14. Woodshed March 23rd, 2013 6:38 am

    Mike W: Look forward to it. Good luck!

  15. Khanh July 30th, 2013 6:31 pm

    I practiced this song and found out another solution for the additional ending part (the part play 3X) . Instead of playing notes on C and A strings, you can play notes on C,E and A strings (within the first 5 frets).You won’t have to move fingers along the uke as in the original and it will make learning process faster and easier ^^
    Thanks for the beautiful melody and the tabs.

  16. Woodshed July 31st, 2013 6:58 am

    Khanh: Thanks. Yeah, that would work too. I still prefer the constant tone you get when it’s all played on one string though.

  17. Sara January 26th, 2015 10:40 pm

    You make it look so easy.

  18. Woodshed January 27th, 2015 11:55 am

    Sara: That’s good to hear because it doesn’t feel easy!

  19. Sara January 29th, 2015 7:11 pm

    A friend asked me to play at her son’s (very small) wedding in March. I tried it last night, it seemed slightly easier after a couple of beers at the local brewery. Maybe it was just me.
    I know; practice, practice, practice.

    Thanks again!!

  20. Woodshed January 30th, 2015 12:26 pm

    Sara: Good luck with the performance!

  21. KM September 22nd, 2016 10:41 am

    It’s great! Thanks for sharing it on CC licence. We are going to use it for our audioguide (in Otwock, Poland).

  22. Woodshed September 22nd, 2016 10:49 am

    KM: That’s fantastic! Thanks!

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