Greatest Hits - The Wedding Album

Release Date: 3/10/1998
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: 09026631532
Number of Discs: 1

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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"); 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').
Works on This Recording
1. Lohengrin: Treulich geführt "Bridal Chorus" by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Period: Romantic
Written: 1847 ; Germany
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
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
4. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble: Lucerne Festival Strings
Period: Baroque
Written: 1717-1718 ; ?Cöthen, Germany
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
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
7. 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: Paillard Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
8. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: Trio by Hector Berlioz
Performer: Bernard Zighera (Harp ), James Pappoutsakis (Flute), Doriot Anthony Dwyer (Flute)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1854 ; France
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 )
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Sacra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1860 ; Germany
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
11. Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
12. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp ), James Galway (Flute), Graham Oppenheimer (Viola)
Conductor: James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
13. Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer: Marisa Robles (Harp ), James Galway (Flute), Graham Oppenheimer (Viola)
Conductor: James Galway
Orchestra/Ensemble: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890 ; France
14. Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor: Robert Salter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Guildhall String Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1889 ; England
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
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
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
18. Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
19. Suite de Symphonies no 1: 1st movement, Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1729 ; France
20. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: John Poole
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
21. Greensleeves by Traditional
Performer: James Galway (Flute)
Conductor: John Poole
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
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