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You've probably heard a live instruments performing with pre-recorded accompaniments. It's a way for a musician to add harmony, rhythm, and expression to the experience. This is also what I do, and I create my own accompaniments in my home studio.


I compose and mix the accompaniments and play all the instruments myself, passionately and carefully. This is how I'm able to include the expression and nuances of live music, and ensure the sounds blend beautifully with my live cello playing. 

From a lifetime of appreciating and performing music of many genres, I've dedicated the last 5 years to creating this beautiful, expressive cello ensemble music. With live cello melody as the focus of each song, this collection of music creates a soothing, uplifting, engaging atmosphere in any location and setting.


"I've had the pleasure of hiring Ryan to perform for Osuna Nursery’s in-store events over the past few years. Ryan is prompt, professional and endlessly talented. His music soothes and enhances our space, and customers absolutely love it. Friendly and so easy to work with, I highly recommend Ryan Smith Cello Music!"

Pure, expressive cello tones playing recognizable melodies are the highlight of every song. In the video below you'll hear me playing live cello with my original piano accompaniment. It's a cover of a country song, but since I created it especially for wedding ceremonies, it has more of a classical style. It's a good example of the many piano + cello arrangements that are popular choices for wedding ceremonies (and also appreciated in many other settings).

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Song List

Whether performing for a small elopement, very large outdoor wedding, or any type of event, I use my songs to enhance the setting in a wide variety of ways.

I want to personalize your wedding day soundtrack with you! I'll guide you through an easy process of listening, discovering, and combining your favorites into a ceremony music plan and thorough rehearsal.


The list below has 4+ hours of music. To help you develop the perfect soundtrack for your wedding, I'll share a recording of any songs listed so you can really experience the songs as you're planning your dream wedding.


Click the YouTube button to explore playlists containing over 50 of my songs. 

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Modern Weddings
(Couples' Choices, Top 25)

  • ​​​​​Ain't No Mountain - Marvin Gaye

  • All of Me - John Legend

  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles

  • At Last - Etta James

  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri 

  • Beauty and the Beast (Tale As Old As Time)

  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)*

  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John

  • Canon in D - Pachelbel*

  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie style

  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles

  • I Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley

  • I Get to Love You - Ruelle

  • Lifetime - Justin Bieber

  • Like Real People Do - Hozier

  • Lover - Taylor Swift

  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Bob Dylan

  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow - J. Garland

  • The Swan - Saint Saens

  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran

  • Turning Page - Sleeping At Last

  • Unchained Melody - Sam Cooke

  • Yellow - Coldplay

  • You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne

60's - 80's

  • Country Roads - John Denver

  • Easy (Like Sunday Morning) - Commodores

  • Feels Like Rain - John Hiatt

  • Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra

  • Forever and Ever, Amen - Randy Travis

  • Georgia on My Mind - Ray Charles

  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

  • Happy Together* - The Turtles

  • How Sweet It Is* - James Taylor

  • I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles

  • I'll Be There for You* - Bon Jovi

  • In My Life - The Beatles 

  • Kashmir* - Led Zeppelin

  • Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper

  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

  • Wind Cries Mary - Jimi Hendrix

  • Wild World - Cat Stevens

2010's - today

  • Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs

  • Blank Space - Taylor Swift

  • Capital Letters - Hailee Steinfeld

  • Circles - Post Malone

  • Easy on Me - Adele

  • Head Over Boots - Jon Pardi

  • I Choose You - Sara Bareilles

  • In Case You Didn't Know - Brett Young 

  • Love You Like That - Canaan Smith 

  • Loves Me Like Jesus Does - Eric Church

  • River Flows in You - Yiruma

  • Three Year Old - Eric Church 

  • Wagon Wheel - OCMS (Darius Rucker)

  • Willow - Taylor Swift

90's - 00's

  • Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band

  • I Cross My Heart - George Strait

  • I Hope You'll Dance - LeeAnn Womack

  • If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys

  • In the Morning Light - Yanni

  • Keeper of the Stars - Tracy Byrd

  • Lion King Medley - Disney

  • She's Everything - Brad Paisley

  • Travelin' Soldier* - The Chicks

  • Who I Am* - Wade Bowen

  • Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky

Movies & TV Shows

  • Avenger's Theme* (Marvel)

  • Dr. Who Theme*

  • Simply the Best* (Noah Reid version)

  • This is Halloween* 

  • Top Gun Theme Song*

  • and more, please inquire


  • Prelude in G (Suite 1) - J.S. Bach 

  • Romance - Rubinstein

  • Vissi d'arte - Puccini 

  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn

  • Air on the G String - J.S. Bach 

  • Arioso - J.S. Bach 

  • Ave Maria

  • Bourree I and II (Suite 3) - J.S. Bach

  • Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone

  • Meditation from Thais - Massenet

  • Moonlight Sonata* - Beethoven 

  • Spring from Four Seasons - Vivaldi

  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

  • and many more beautiful background pieces


  • Amazing Grace*

  • Cielito Lindo - Traditional

  • La Paloma - Traditional

  • Sweet, Sweet Spirit* - Traditional Hymn

  • and more, please inquire

*played only by request

Tell me your song ideas!

Do you see your love song, or is your song not on the list? Let me know! I'm always adding new music options, and I'd be happy to hear from you.

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