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Greatest Hits - The Wedding Album


Release Date: 03/10/1998 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63153   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Richard WagnerFelix MendelssohnJohann PachelbelJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Virgil FoxWilliam McVickerBernard ZigheraJames Pappoutsakis,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Colin DavisClaus Peter FlorRobert SalterRudolf Baumgartner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio ChorusBavarian State Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc contains both ADD and DDD recordings.
Wedding ceremonies need all kinds of music and brides-to-be need options to make decisions about their important day. THE WEDDING ALBUM provides just that. It has the long version of the famous march everyone knows as "Here comes the bride" (Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" from 'Lohengrin') and the music often used for the run down the aisle after the official kiss ("Wedding March" from Mendelssohn's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'). For shorter walks to the altar use one of the brass arrangements, or try Bach's "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" for a less military sound.
There is happy, light music (the Trio from Berlioz' 'L'enfance du Christ'); floaty music if you're on Cloud 9 (Debussy's "Reverie");
Read more mushy music (Elgar's appropriately named "Salut d'Amour"); and even some melancholy music for those who can't keep their eyes dry on these kinds of occasions (the Andante from Bach's 'Brandenburg Concerto no. 2').
If your wedding hall doesn't have the pipe organ you always dreamed of, THE WEDDING ALBUM has organ music appropriate to appease the waiting crowd, for you to sashay down the aisle, and a less well known but very joyful alternative to Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" (the "Toccata" from Widor's 'Organ Symphony no. 5'). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus,  Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1994 
Venue:  Munich, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1987 
Venue:  Bamberg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Robert Salter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1992 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Rudolf Baumgartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Strings
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Virgil Fox (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  Riverside Church, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6. Symphony for Organ no 5 in f minor, Op. 42 no 1: 5th movement, Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  William McVicker (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
7. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 39 Secs. 
8. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Trio by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Bernard Zighera (Harp), James Pappoutsakis (Flute), Doriot Dwyer (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
Date of Recording: 1956 
Venue:  Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 6 Minutes 14 Secs. 
9. Songs (4) for Female Voices, 2 Horns and Harp, Op. 17: no 1, Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  David Jolley (French Horn), Cynthia Otis (Harp)
Conductor:  Richard Westenburg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Sacra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1983 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10. Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122: no 8, Es ist ein Ros entsprungen by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  William McVicker (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
11. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Howard Cable 
12. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  James Galway (Flute), Marisa Robles (Harp), Graham Oppenheimer (Viola)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Date of Recording: 1984-85 
Venue:  England 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
13. Ręverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marisa Robles (Harp), Graham Oppenheimer (Viola), James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Date of Recording: 1984-85 
Venue:  England 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
14. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  Robert Salter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Date of Recording: 01/1992 
Venue:  England 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
15. Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Canada 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Howard Cable 
16. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Melvyn Tan (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Date of Recording: 10/1989 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James Galway 
17. Chorale Improvisations (66) for Organ, Op. 65: no 59, Nun danket alle Gott by Sigfrid Karg-Elert
Performer:  William McVicker (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1997 
Venue:  St. Barnabas Church, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
18. Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1995 
Venue:  Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Frederick Mills 
19. Suite de Symphonies no 1: 1st movement, Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Length: 1 Minutes 45 Secs. 
20. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer:  James Galway (Flute)
Conductor:  John Poole
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Singers
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Overton 

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