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BESPOKE MUSIC

written for you

 
 

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about us

At The Handmade Music Company we create beautiful and elegant music to accompany you on your special day. With years of experience creating beautiful music, we listen very carefully to you, and compose beautiful and original pieces of music that will last forever. The music that you walk down the aisle to should be as individual as you are. 

The Handmade Music Company has a roster of world class professional musicians on our books from all over the UK, meaning we are able to provide musicians to all corners of the country. All of our musicians have been carefully selected, and all are members of either the Musicians Union or the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

The Handmade Music Company was founded by Colin McIlhagga BMus MMus ISM. Colin studied Trumpet Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, before going on to study for a Masters in Composition at the London College of Music. He created The Handmade Music Company in 2017, after being asked to compose the Bridal entrance music for a number of weddings. In the process, Colin helped make those special days unforgettable. With years of experience creating elegant music, we will compose original music for you that will last forever. 

 
 
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Our Services

 

Composition

The Handmade Music Company creates unique and beautiful compositions. By carefully listening to you, we will compose bespoke music just for you - the perfect soundtrack to your perfect day.


MUSICIANS

The Handmade Music Company has a roster of professional musicians on our books from all over the UK, meaning we are able to provide musicians to all corners of the country. All of our musicians have been carefully selected, and all are members of either the Musicians Union or the Incorporated Society of Musicians.


RECORDING

You will receive a copy of your bespoke compositions, recorded on vinyl with a beautiful sleeve cover. You will also receive a digital copy of your compositions.


Scores

You will receive a copy of the sheet music dedicated to the bride and groom, printed on stunning manuscript and beautifully framed.

 

Expert advice

The Handmade Music Company is on hand to provide expert advice on how to create the perfect playlist for your wedding day, and what pieces sound the best with the chosen instrumentation. If you have any questions, please contact us.

 
 
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PACKAGES

SOLO 

  • Bespoke Bridal Entrance composition for up to 4 instruments eg string quartet, piano/harp, piano/harp/cello/flute, brass quartet
  • Copy of the sheet music dedicated to the bride and groom, printed on stunning manuscript and beautifully framed
  • MP3 file of the music
  • 12” vinyl record of your bespoke piece along with 5 other carefully selected pieces from your special day
  • Expert advice on how to choose a beautiful playlist for your special day
  • Please note there are NO musicians provided to play at your wedding for the solo package
 
 

 
 

CHAMBER 

  • Bespoke composition for Bridal Entrance
  • Up to 4 instruments eg string quartet, piano/harp, piano/harp/cello/flute, brass quartet
  • Musicians to perform at the ceremony on your special day
  • Copy of the sheet music dedicated to the bride and groom, printed on stunning manuscript and beautifully framed
  • MP3 file of the music
  • 12” vinyl record of your bespoke piece along with 5 other carefully selected pieces from your special day
  • Expert advice on how to choose a beautiful playlist for your special day
 
 

 
 

SYMPHONIC 

  • Bespoke composition for Bridal Entrance
  • Bespoke composition for Recessional
  • Up to 4 instruments eg string quartet, piano/harp, piano/harp/cello/flute, brass quartet
  • Musicians to perform on your special day
  • Copy of the sheet music for Bridal Entrance and Recessional dedicated to the bride and groom, printed on stunning manuscript and beautifully framed
  • MP3 file of the music
  • 5x12” vinyls of both pieces along with 5 other carefully selected pieces of your day
  • Expert advice on how to choose a beautiful playlist for your special day
 
 

 
 

PHILHARMONIC

  • 5 Bespoke compositions, including Bridal Entrance and Recessional
  • Up to 8 instruments eg 2 violins/2 cello/oboe/harp/flute/piano
  • Musicians plus professional conductor to perform on your special day
  • 5 copies of the Bridal Entrance sheet music, dedicated to the bride and groom, printed on stunning manuscript and beautifully framed
  • MP3 files of the music
  • 10x12” vinyls of both pieces along with 5 other carefully selected pieces of your day
  • Expert advice on how to choose a beautiful playlist for your special day
 
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Process

After you purchase your package, we will send you a short questionnaire in which you can indicate which style of music you would like. You will also get a chance to write in any special requests such as specific instruments, list any pieces that are very meaningful to you and are of a similar style to what you would like. After carefully listening to you, The Handmade Music Company will compose bespoke music just for you, perfectly matching your brief.

You are more than welcome to give the piece a title of your choice. For example something that is very special to you both, or the place where you first met. If not we will happily give the piece a title as beautiful as the music itself.

Unfortunately the Handmade Music Company cannot provide bespoke lyrics; however if you have any readings or poems that are significant to you we can set these to music. If you are unsure what style of music, or which/how many instruments you would like, please contact us and we can assist you.

 
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