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Saturday, June 2, 2018 Permalink

The Wedding Connection

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

 

Wagner's Wedding March (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, music by Wagner, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rimsky-Korsakov, Goldmark, Grieg, Saint-Saens, and Maxwell Davies.

Playlist

4:00pm
4:00pm
Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III/Bridal Chor BUY Canadian Brass
4:01pm
Doulce Memoire BUY from Doulce Memoire- Caurroy: Missa pro defunctis
4:04pm
Bach: Wedding Cantata, final movement BUY Aureum Collegium Elly Ameling
4:06pm
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: With complete play (In English) BUY Scottish Chamber Orchestra; Jaime Laredo, conductor
Nimbus Records 5041/2
4:11pm
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Bridal Chorus - Choruses Of The Bavarian Radio & Bavarian State Opera BUY National Philharmonic Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor Ambrosian Singers
4:16pm
Edvard Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, op.65 no.6 BUY Andrei Gavrilov
4:22pm
Karl Goldmark: Hochzeitsmarsch (Wedding March), Variationen BUY New York Philharmonic; Leonard Bernstein, conductor
4:28pm
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg: Walter's Prize Sond BUY Canadian Brass
4:29pm
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
4:34pm
Camille Saint-Saens: Wedding Cake Valse-Caprice BUY Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; Sakari Oramo, conductor Stephen Hough
Hyperion UK 67331-2
4:40pm
Percy Grainger: To a Nordic Princess: A Bridal Song BUY Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Keith Brion, conductor
Naxos 8.554263
4:46pm
Peter Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise BUY Scottish Chamber Orchestra George McIlwham,bagpipes
Unicorn-kanchana 9070


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