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Saturday, June 7, 2014 Permalink

The Wedding Connection

A rural English wedding procession


"The Wedding March" from Wagner's Lohengrin may be the most famous tune connected with the marriage ceremony, but it’s only one of many classical works that celebrate the union of two people in holy — and, occasionally, unholy — matrimony.

In this hour, wedding music by Bach, Wagner, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Goldmark, Grieg, Saint-Saens, and Maxwell Davies.


Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III/Bridal Chor BUY Canadian Brass
Doulce Memoire: Pavane fait au mariage de Mr. de Vandosme (from Messe de Mariage, 1600) BUY from Doulce Memoire- Caurroy: Missa pro defunctis
Bach: Wedding Cantata, final movement BUY Aureum Collegium Elly Ameling
Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March BUY Chicago Symphony Orchestra; James Levine, conductor
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus - Choruses Of The Bavarian Radio & Bavarian State Opera BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor Ambrosian Singers
Edvard Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, op.65 no.6 BUY Andrei Gavrilov
Karl Goldmark: Hochzeitsmarsch (Wedding March), Variationen BUY New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Walter's Prize Sond BUY Canadian Brass
Rimski-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or (The Golden Cockerel; Zolotoy petushok), opera in 3 acts with a prologue & epilogue: Act 2. 'Wessen Herz an Liebe reich' BUY Sofia National Opera Orchestra and Chorus; Dimiter Manolov, conductor
Camille Saint-Saens: Wedding Cake Valse-Caprice BUY Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor Stephen Hough
Hyperion UK 67331-2
Percy Grainger: To a Nordic Princess: A Bridal Song BUY Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion, conductor
Naxos 8.554263
Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise BUY Scottish Chamber Orchestra George McIlwham,bagpipes
Unicorn-kanchana 9070

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