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The Essential Wedding Collection


Release Date: 05/11/2004 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000233302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelJohn StainerJohann Pachelbel,   ... 
Performer:  Richard FarnesStephen CleoburyPeter HurfordLuciano Pavarotti,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl MünchingerSir Neville MarrinerStephen CleoburyKurt Herbert Adler,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the FieldsCambridge King's College Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 18 Mins. 

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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:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranger: Karl Münchinger. 
2. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranger: Karl Münchinger. 
3. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
4. Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 6, Air by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
5. Love divine, all loves excelling by John Stainer
Performer:  Richard Farnes (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6. Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranger: Karl Münchinger. 
7. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranger: Cunningham Wood. 
8. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Performer:  Peter Hurford (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Laird Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Hurford. 
9. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranger: Gamley. 
10. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra,  Wandsworth School Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranger: Gamley.
This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
11. Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
12. Water Music Suite no 2 in D major, HWV 349: no 2, Alla Hornpipe by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranger: Peasgood. 
13. Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61: Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Peter Hurford (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
14. Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Felicity Palmer (Soprano)
Conductor:  George Guest
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wren Orchestra,  Cambridge St. John's College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
15. Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Harry Dilley (), Dame Joan Sutherland ()
Conductor:  Francesco Molinari-Pradelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
16. Abide with me by William Henry Monk
Performer:  Anthony Way (Treble)
Conductor:  Neil Page
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Sinfonia,  Uppingham School Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
17. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Anthony Way (Treble)
Conductor:  Neil Page
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
18. Symphony for Organ no 5 in f minor, Op. 42 no 1: 5th movement, Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
19. Praise my soul, the King of Heaven by John Goss
Performer:  Richard Farnes (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 36 Secs. 
20. Titanic: My heart will go on by James Horner
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
21. The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
22. A Star is Born: Evergreen "Love Theme" by Barbra Streisand
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
23. Love Is All Around by Reg Presley
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
24. Breakfast at Tiffany's: Moon River by Henry Mancini
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
25. The Way We Were by Marvin Hamlisch
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
26. Unchained Melody by Alex North
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Mark McGurty. 
27. Indian Queen, Z 630: Trumpet Tune and Air by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Peter Hurford (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Laird Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Peter Hurford. 
28. The Lord's my shepherd by J. Seymour Irvine
Conductor:  Wyn Morris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Huddersfield Choral Society
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; Scotland 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
29. Songs (6), Op. 34: no 2, Auf Flügeln des Gesanges by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor:  Julius Rudel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranger: Chris Hazell. 
30. I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
31. Romeo and Juliet: A Time for Us "Love Theme" by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
32. Up Where We Belong by Jack Nitzsche
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
33. As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
34. Take My Breath Away by Giorgio Moroder
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
35. Robin Hood: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams
Conductor:  Michael Kamen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1991; USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ross. 
36. Love Story: Theme by Francis Lai
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 
37. When A Man Loves A Woman by Andrew Wright
Conductor:  Nick Ingman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Nick Ingman. 

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