Saturday, March 12, 2011

Royal Wedding Music, Part 4: Regal Playlist For the Big Day

THE CEREMONIAL MUSICAL OFFERINGS

Trying to sidestep vocal showpiece clichés for weddings, here are some musical suggestions to consider for the nuptials of the future King & Queen of England. Click on the title of each piece to launch the music sampling:
"O Magnum Mysterium"(Lauridsen)

"The glittering sun begins to rise" The Morning (Arne)
"Te Deum" (Pärt)
"IX. Nimrod" Enigma Variations (Elgar)
"Down Ampney" (Vaughan Williams)
Romance in E flat major for string orchestra, Op. 11 (Finzi)
Toccata and Fugue in d-minor (arr. Max Reger) (Bach)
Totus Tuus, Op. 60 (Górecki)
"Eternal Source of Light Divine" Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (Händel)
Movement #3: "Larghetto e piano" Concerto Grosso in B Minor, HWV330 (Händel)
"Kyrie" Messe solennelle in C sharp minor (Vierne)
"A spotless rose" Three Carol Anthems (Howells)
"Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks" [Psalm 42] (Howells)
Rhapsody Op.17, No1 (Howells)
"Amo ergo sum," A Wedding Anthem, Op. 46 (Britten)


"The Lord Bless and Keep You" (Rutter)
"For the Beauty of the Earth" (Rutter)
"Gratia" Ecce cor meum (McCartney)
"Laudamus Te" Mass in C-minor, K. 427 (Mozart)
"I Love My Love" Six Choral Folk Songs, Op. 36B (Holst)
Overture King Arthur (Purcell)
On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring (Delius)
"If Ye Love Me" (Tallis)
"Coronation March" Crown Imperial (Walton)
"Basse Dance" Capriol Suite (Warlock)
The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard (Dowland)
"Toccata" Plymouth Suite (Whitlock)
"Welten singen" Christus am Ölberge  (Beethoven)

"Menuet Gothique" and "Toccata" Suite Gothique (Boellmann)

1 comment:

  1. HY!wow so wonderful your wedding music and what a great post.Thanks for share.Wedding Music

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