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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313297528
catalogNumber:
8557975
Rank:
98678

Tracks

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

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