Thursday, April 28, 2011

Music For the Royal Wedding - A Listener's Guide

For those playing along in the "Guess the Wedding Music" edition on Opera Fresh, match some of the original posts with the final list released for the royal nuptials tomorrow:

"Fantasia in G" (Piece d'orgue a 5) BWV 572 - Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

"Veni Creator Spiritus" - Peter Maxwell Davies (b. 1934)

"Prelude on St Columba" Op 101 no 6 - Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

"Sonata for Organ" Op 28, i. Allegro maestoso, ii. Allegretto - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

"Serenade for Strings in E minor" Op 20, i. Allegro piacevole, ii. Larghetto, iii. Allegretto - Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

"Courtly Dance V: Galliard" from Gloriana (Symphonic Suite) Op 53a no 7 - Benjamin Britten (1913-76)

"Fantasia on Greensleeves" - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

"Farewell to Stromness" - Peter Maxwell Davies (b. 1934)

"On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" - Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

"Touch Her Soft Lips and Part" from Henry V Suite - William Walton (1902-83)

"Romance for String Orchestra" Op 11 - Gerald Finzi (1901-56)

"Canzona" from Organ Sonata in C minor - Percy Whitlock (1903-46)

"March" from The Birds - Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

"Prelude on Rhosymedre" - Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)

"Guide me, O thou great Redeemer" William Williams (1717-91)

"Love divine, all loves excelling" William Penfro Rowlands (1860-1937)

"This is the day the Lord hath made" John Rutter (b. 1945)

"Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est" Paul Mealor (b. 1975)

"Jerusalem" Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918)

"God Save the Queen" Gordon Jacob (1895-1984)

"Blest Pair of Sirens" John Milton (1608-74)

"Crown Imperial" William Walton (1902-83)

"Toccata" from Symphonie V, Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

"March #5" from Pomp and Circumstance, Edward Elgar (1857-1934)