Various Artists

Unforgettable Classics: Wedding Classics

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Music is essential to the wedding ceremony. It enhances the joy of the occasion and underscores the momentousness of the event. When chosen by the betrothed couple, it conveys an intimate, personal meaning.

The selections on WEDDING CLASSICS are described and assembled into groups in the liner notes, indicating for which section of the ceremony they are most appropriate and offering some background and guidance. The musical items are classic staples of the wedding repertory and include Wagner's Bridal Chorus and Mendelssohn's Wedding March, both the Schubert and Gounod 'Ave Maria,' and a generous helping of Baroque favorites. Quality is assured by performances from Maurice André, Dame Janet Baker, and Sir Neville Marriner, among others--an excellent representation of timeless classics for the prospective bride and groom.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
1
Air
5:29
Water Music Suite No.1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348
2
Air
3:57
3 6:30
Canon and gigue, for 3 violins & continuo in D major, T. 337
4 5:00
Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75
5 1:51
6 2:53
7 1:49
8
2:53
9 3:14
Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174)
10 2:57
11 2:11
Violin Concerto, for violin, strings & continuo in E major ("La Primavera," The Four Seasons; "Il cimento" No. 1), Op.8/1, RV 269
12 3:22
13 4:27
14 3:17
15 4:57
A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61
16 4:50
Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67
17 2:50
18
3:35
Music for the Royal Fireworks, for orchestra, HWV 351
19
3:51
Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5
20 5:06
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