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The Classic Wedding Album /Domingo, Terfel, Te Kanawa, Et Al


Release Date: 03/09/1999 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 445478   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelClaudio MonteverdiPaul McCartney,   ... 
Performer:  Douglas BoydArleen AugérSimon PrestonNorbert Schmitt,   ... 
Conductor:  Arthur FiedlerJohn Eliot GardinerLeonard BernsteinSir Neville Marriner,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston PopsChamber Orchestra of EuropeOrpheus Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These selections include both ADD and DDD recordings
This collection is ideal for those who want something different for their nuptial music. While the famous wedding marches of Mendelssohn and Wagner are included, this recording also features music by an eclectic group of composers including Monteverdi, Pachelbel, Handel, and Bernstein. The roster of performers features some of the giants of music: Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, José Carreras, Bryn Terfel, and Leonard Bernstein, to name just a few.
The disc is cleverly divided into five sections: "The Signing of the Registry," "Prelude to the Ceremony," "Processional," "The Ceremony," and "Recessional." The bracing trumpets and drums of Mouret's "Rondeau" makes ideal processional
Read more music and sets the stage for the exchange of vows, while the beautiful "One Hand, One Heart" from Bernstein's 'West Side Story' is sung by Te Kanawa and Carreras. What better music to accompany the throwing of rice during the recessional than the "Hornpipe" from Handel's 'Water Music'? For listeners who are planning a wedding, already married, or blissfully single, this collection is a joy. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Arthur Fiedler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Pops
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sir William Walton 
2.
Concerto for Oboe in D minor, BWV 1059: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Douglas Boyd (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Baroque 
Written:   
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
L'Orfeo: Toccata by Claudio Monteverdi
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
6.
And I Love Her by Paul McCartney
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1964; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with John Lennon. 
7.
Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
8.
Suite de Symphonies no 1: 1st movement, Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ), Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Hannes Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
9.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  John Wilbraham (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
10.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
11.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
12.
Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: German 
13.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ion Marin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Ion Marin
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
14.
Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Sheila Armstrong (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: English 
15.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ion Marin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Ion Marin 
16.
The Toast of New Orleans: Be My Love by Nicholas Brodszky
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl-Heinz Loges
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Ebbinghouse
This work was composed in collaboration with Sammy Cahn. 
17.
Camelot: If ever I would leave you by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Northern Philharmonia
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
West Side Story: One hand, one heart by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Language: English 
19.
Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
20.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
21.
Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
22.
Symphony for Organ no 5 in f minor, Op. 42 no 1: 5th movement, Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Simon Preston (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, Cantata BWV 208 - Arr.: William Walton: Schafe koennen sicher weiden (Sheep may safely graze)
Concerto for Harpsichord, Oboe, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1059: 2. Adagio
Serse / Act 1 HWV 40: "Ombra mai fů"
Suite No.3 in D, BWV 1068: 2. Air
L'Orfeo / Prologo: Toccata
And I Love Her
Exsultate, jubilate, K.165: 4. Alleluia
Sinfonies de Fanfare in D major: 1. Rondeau (1st movement of Suite No.1)
Trumpet Voluntary
Canon In D
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147 - Arr. Guillermo Figueroa: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Lohengrin / Act 3: "Treulich geführt ziehet dahin"
Ave Maria: arr. from Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV 846
Samson HWV 57 / Act 3: Air: "Let the bright Seraphim"
Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839 - Arr. Ion Marin
Be My Love
If Ever I Would Leave You [Camelot]
West Side Story: One Hand, One Heart
Water Music Suite No.2 in D, HWV 349: 12. Alla hornpipe
Solomon HWV 67 / Act 3: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61 Incidental Music: No.9 Wedding March
Symphony No.5 In F Minor, Op.42 No.1 For Organ: 5. Toccata (Allegro)

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