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Saturday, June 10, 2017 Permalink

The Wedding Connection

"Blessing of the Young Couple Before Marriage," by Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret (1880-81)


"The Wedding March" by Wagner (AKA "Here Comes the Bride") 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, Grieg, Saint-Saens and more.


Title Catalog Number UPC
Canadian Brass: Wagner for Brass Philips 432 999-2 028943410922
Doulce Memoire Naïve E 8898 0822186088982
Bach: Secular Cantatas Harmonia Mundi GD77151 0035627715129
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream DG 415 137-2 028947627340
Wedding Album (Wagner Bridal March) BMG/RCA 631532 090266315321
Grieg Lyric Pieces (Gavrilov) DG 437 522-2 028943752220
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony Sony SMK 61836 074646183625
Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or Capriccio 10 760/61 845221003603
Saint-Saens: Complete Wks Piano & Orch Hyperion CDA 67331-2 034571173313
Grainger: The Power of Love Naxos 8.554263 636943426326
Maxwell Davies: Celebration of Scotland Unicorn-Kanchana DKP 9070 053068907026


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