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The Wedding Connection

"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.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Play List

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