Perfect Wedding

Perfect Wedding

     
 

If you're a record company with a large catalog, creating a wedding album is a matter of simply dragging a few files into a new folder and shipping it off to the designers. Thus it's no surprise that there are lots of discs of wedding music available, and that Naxos, the company with the biggest catalog of all these days, has five of them -- one for each season (a… See more details below

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If you're a record company with a large catalog, creating a wedding album is a matter of simply dragging a few files into a new folder and shipping it off to the designers. Thus it's no surprise that there are lots of discs of wedding music available, and that Naxos, the company with the biggest catalog of all these days, has five of them -- one for each season (a nifty idea), plus this all-purpose issue, perhaps for those who want to just pop a CD in the overnight bag, go to Vegas, and, as Faith Hill has it, bet on love and let it ride. Other releases offer more choices (Decca/Universal's two-CD set includes such conveniences as bells), but this one is helpfully divided into Prelude Music, Processional, Interlude Music, Recessional, and Postlude Music sections, with both familiar and novel-but-appropriate pieces included in each. For the Processional, for example, you get Pachelbel's "Canon," the Wagner "Wedding March" from "Lohengrin," Clarke's "Trumpet Voluntary" (aka, the "Masterpiece Theater Theme"), and, for a change, a nice, triumphant organ movement from Marc-Antoine Charpentier's "Te Deum." The range of instrumentation in each section is another plus. Best wishes on your wedding -- you're safe with this disc, because Purcell's "The Gordian Knot Untied" is not included. If you happen to be curious as to who the performers are, they're not listed anywhere in the liner to this disc.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313297528
catalogNumber:
8557975
Rank:
77884

Tracks

  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air on the G String  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  2. String Quartet in E major, G. 163 (Op. 2/5): Minuet  - Luigi Boccherini  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  3. Work(s): Dream of Love  - Franz Liszt  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  4. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  5. Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt," (Hunt Cantata), BWV 208 (BC G1, G3): Sheep May Safely Graze  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  6. Canon in D major, various arrangements  - Johann Pachelbel  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  7. Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Wedding March  - Richard Wagner  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  8. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) for brass, winds & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) in D major  -  Clarke  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  9. Te Deum, motet for 8 voices, chorus & orchestra, H. 146: [Excerpt]  - Marc-Antoine Charpentier  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  10. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)  - Franz Schubert  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  11. Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  12. Lakmé, opera: Flower Duet  - Léo Delibes  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  13. Trio Sonata in C major: Adagio  - Johann Adolf Hasse  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  14. A Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  15. Concerto for trumpet & string orchestra in B flat major (arranged by Jean Thilde): Allegro  - Georg Philipp Telemann  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  16. Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluia  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  17. Canzon No. 5, for 7 parts  - Giovanni Gabrieli  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin
  18. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus  - George Frideric Handel  - Klaus Heymann  - Jim Sturgeon  - Melissa Martin

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