Cairn (Noun): Stack of rocks to guide hikers in the backcountry.
As cairns guide hikers, our music guides events: from prelude to postlude. Cairn Music provides exceptional chamber music for weddings & special events in Estes Park, CO and the surrounding vicinity.
TYPES OF EVENTS
What are your rates?
What is included in your wedding music services?
We provide music for all elements of the service: prelude, processional, interludes/responses, recessional, and postlude. Upon contracting our ensemble, we will coordinate with you regarding your musical selections.
What do you need from us?
We need one armless chair for each performer, sufficient space to accommodate the number of musicians, and adequate lighting. We will provide our own music stands. Our instruments do not need amplification.
What do the performers wear?
To provide a professional look, we typically wear concert black. If you prefer us to wear something else, we may be able to accommodate your request.
Can you accommodate special music requests?
Yes. With sufficient time we can prepare music outside of our standard repertoire. Please let us know what you would like to hear and we will get back to you with a quote for the arrangement.
Are you able to attend our wedding rehearsal?
What should we expect from you?
For weddings, we will arrive at least 30 minutes before the time contracted for us to begin performing. This gives us time to set up, tune, and check in with the officiant regarding any additional details for your event. We recommend contracting us to perform prelude music, starting 15 minutes before the ceremony begins.
Do you need shelter for outdoor events?
If performing outdoors, we ask that you provide a canopy or other shelter.
Bach: Air on the G-String
Bach: Arioso from Cantata No. 156
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Excerpt from Movement 1
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No. 147
Beethoven: Andante Cantabile from Sonata Pathétique
Beethoven: Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9
Beethoven: Trio, Op. 87
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary, Prince of Denmark
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Handel: Allegro Maestoso from Water Music Suite
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from the Oratorio Solomon
Handel: La Réjouissance from Music from the Royal Fireworks
Hennessy: Trio, Op. 54
Mozart: Alleluia from Exsultate, Jubilate, K. 165
Mozart: Divertimento, No. 3
Traditional: Amazing Grace
Wagner: Bridal Chorus from the Opera Lohengrin
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Schubert: Ave Maria
Vivaldi: Selections from The Four Seasons
Clarinetist Annaka Hogelin is the founder of Cairn Music. She is an active performer and music teacher. Her current projections include: Training Groove, a collaboration of composers and performers who create and record music to help others run more efficiently
DMA, CU Boulder | MM, Bowling Green State University | BM, Florida State University
Emily Wangler is an active chamber and orchestral musician in the Boulder area. She holds the position of Associate Principal clarinet with the Longmont Symphony and also freelances in the area. Currently Emily teaches music in Mapleton Public Schools.
MM, CU Boulder | BM, University of Michigan
A native Texan, Ellen Kennedy has lived in Thornton, CO since 2016. She has several years of clarinet playing and private teaching experience and performs regularly with her husband and French hornist, Jeffrey Kennedy.
MM, CU Boulder | BM, University of Texas
PO Box 20657, Estes Park, CO 80511
Tel: (970) 235-0111
The clarinet music was the perfect touch for our daughter's ceremony. The melodic and soothing music was ideal for calming the tensions from all of the hectic activity leading up to the wedding and creating a joyful atmosphere to celebrate the big event.