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100 BEST WEDDING CLASSICS

100 BEST WEDDING CLASSICS

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100 Best Wedding Classics is another release in EMI’s highly successful 100 BEST series. This 6 CD set contains a collection of 100 popular classics that may be played at weddings, performed by some of the world’s finest artists.

CD 1: Before the Ceremony - Gentle music to put the guests into a happy mood before the ceremony begins

CD 2: Arrival Voluntaries - Music to accompany the wedding party as they enter the venue, including the famous Wedding March from Wagner’s Lohengrin

CD 3: Vows and Prayers - Uplifting music to signify both the solemnity and the happiness of a wedding

CD 4: Signing the Register - Reflective music to help the guests concentrate on the importance of the occasion

CD 5: Communion - Mainly liturgical music suitable for the most serious part of the ceremony

CD 6: Departure of the Bride and Groom - Joyous music to be played as the happy couple leave, including the Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn and Widor’s Toccata

The music included in this set is suitable for every kind of wedding, from the grandest royal ceremonial occasion in a great cathedral with a full orchestra, choir and soloists, to the most intimate service with only an organ or harp, or perhaps just a CD player on which some of the tracks from this album can be played.

The programme covers favourite pieces of liturgical music suitable for all types of religious wedding services, as well as secular works for non-religious occasions, including civil ceremonies. The works are suitable for all the various stages of a wedding, with a section devoted to liturgical music for services that include communion or the lighting of candles, although these pieces could also be used during other parts of the ceremony.

A number of the works are heard here in special arrangements using an organ instead of an orchestra, sometimes alone and sometimes with a singer or trumpet soloist, in the way music is traditionally performed at most church weddings.

The artists in the set include the organists Wayne Marshall, Sir Philip Ledger, Ian Tracey, Jane Parker-Smith, Peter Hurford and Noel Rawsthorne; the trumpeters Maurice André, Ole Edvard Antonsen and Alison Balsom; the singers Dame Janet Baker, Barbara Hendricks, and Alfie Boe; the choirs of King’s College, Cambridge, Liverpool Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral and the Hallé Choir, as well as many other distinguished performers.

CD 1 BEFORE THE CEREMONY
J. S. BACH arr. Rawsthorne
1 Air in the G string
Noel Rawsthorne organ (P) 1984 Brian Culverhouse Productions
J.S. BACH arr. Marriner
2 Sheep May Safely Graze (Cantata 208)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1984
ALBINONI realised Giazotto
3 Adagio in G minor extract
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974/1986*
J. S. BACH
4 Sinfonia: Adagio (Cantata BWV156)
David Reichenberg oboe
Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
J.S. BACH arr. Alain
5 Wachet auf! Ruft uns die Stimme BWV645
Ole Edvard Antonsen trumpet • Wayne Marshall organ (P) 1994
J.S. BACH
6 Aria in F (by Couperin) BWV587
Peter Hurford organ (P) 1994
HANDEL arr. Byfield
7 Largo (Serse)
Reginald Kilbey and his Strings with Organ (P) 1967/1988*
DEBUSSY trans. Renié
8 Arabesque No.1
Markus Klinko harp (P) 1992 EMI Music France
MOZART
9 Clarinet Quintet K491 – II. Larghetto
Sabine Meyer clarinet • Members of the Vienna String Sextet
(P) 1988 EMI Electrola GmbH
KREBS
10 Jesu, meine Freude
Maurice André trumpet • Hedwig Bilgram organ (P) 1978/1987*
SAINT-SAËNS
11 The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Nash Ensemble
(Christopher van Kempen cello • Ian Brown & Susan Tomes pianos)
(P) 1991 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
THALBEN-BALL arr. Thomas
12 Elegy
Alison Balsom trumpet • Quentin Thomas organ (P) 2002
SHOSTAKOVICH
13 Romance (The Gadfly)
Tasmin Little violin • Piers Lane piano (P) 1992
RACHMANINOV
14 Vocalise
Truls Mørk cello • Jean-Yves Thibaudet piano
(P) 1996 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
SCARLATTI
Oboe Concerto in D minor
15 II. Adagio e cantabile (Sonata K9)
Christoph Hartmann oboe • Ensemble Berlin
(P) 2008 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS arr. Greaves
16 Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’ (Sir John in Love)
Sinfonia of London / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1963/1986*
CD 2 ARRIVAL VOLUNTARIES
CLARKE
1 Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March)
Maurice André trumpet • Jane Parker-Smith organ (P) 1978/1989*
WAGNER arr. Bayco
2 Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin)
Fredric Bayco orgam (P) 1965/1988*
MARTINI arr. Alain
3 Toccata
Ole Edvard Antonsen trumpet • Wayne Marshall organ (P) 1994
TRAD. NORWEGIAN arr. Antonsen, Marshall
4 Wedding March from Nordmøre
Ole Edvard Antonsen trumpet • Wayne Marshall organ (P) 1994
PURCELL arr. Ley
5 Two Trumpet Tunes & Air
Ian Tracey organ (P) 1989
GRIEG
6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Leif Ove Andsnes piano (P) 1991
HANDEL arr. Tracey
7 Water Music Suite No.2 in D – Alla hornpipe
Ian Tracey organ (P) 1989
STANLEY
8 Trumpet Tune
Maurice André trumpet • Jane Parker-Smith organ (P) 1978/1999*
VIVALDI
9 Gloria – Gloria in excelsis Deo
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Academy of Ancient Music / Stephen Cleobury (P) 2000
CHARPENTIER
10 Te Deum – Prelude
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1978/1989*
HANDEL
11 The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)
Bournemouth Sinfonietta / Kenneth Montgomery (P) 1977/1988
TELEMANN ed. Grebe
12 Trumpet Concerto in D – IV. Allegro
Maurice André trumpet
Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1974/1998*
PURCELL
13 Come Ye Sons of Art – Symphony: Largo – Allegro
Early Music Consort of London / David Munrow (P) 1976/1989*
PACHELBEL
14 Canon in D
Taverner Players / Andrew Parrott (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
VERDI arr. Rawsthorne
15 Grand March (Aida)
Noel Rawsthorne organ (P) 1984 Brian Culverhouse Productions Ltd
HANDEL
16 Music for the Royal Fireworks – Réjouissance
Menuhin Festival Orchestra / Yehudi Menuhin (P) 1969/1989*
ANDREA GABRIELLI ed. Stevens
17 Ricercare à 4
Brass Ensemble / Denis Stevens (P) 1967/1988*
VIVALDI
18 The Four Seasons: ‘Spring’ – I. Allegro
Yehudi Menuhin violin • Paul Cocker continuo
Camerata Lysy Gstaad / Alberto Lysy (P) 1981
HANDEL
19 Suite for trumpet and strings in D – March
Maurice André trumpet
Württemburg Chamber Orchestra / Jörg Faerber (P) 1979/1987*
HANDEL arr. Rawsthorne
20 Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah)
Noel Rawsthorne organ
(P) 1984 Brian Culverhouse Productions
CD 3 VOWS AND PRAYERS
HANDEL
1 Let the bright seraphim – Let their celestial concerts (Samson)
Pamela Coburn soprano • John Dickinson trumpet
Hallé Choir & Orchestra / Owain Arwel Hughes (P) 1984
TRAD. GAELIC arr. Rutter
2 Morning has broken (‘Bunessan’)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge • Sioned Williams harp
Stephen Cleobury (P) 2001
SCHUBERT
3 Ave Maria
Barbara Hendricks soprano
Erik Lundkvist organ • Stockholm Chamber Orchestra
Eric Ericson (P) 1990 EMI Music France
RUTTER
4 A Gaelic Blessing
Alfie Boe tenor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
John Owen Edwards (P) 2007
PARRY arr. Thalben-Ball
5 Jerusalem
Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano
Sir Philip Ledger organ (P) 1981/1988*
MOZART
6 Alleluia (Exsultate jubilate)
Lucia Popp soprano
English Chamber Orchestra / Georg Fischer (P) 1967/1988*
MALOTTE
7 The Lord’s Prayer
Charles Craig tenor
Chorus & Orchestra / Michael Collins
(P) 1962 Digital remastering (P) 1998 Testament
BACH-GOUNOD
8 Ave Maria
Dame Janet Baker mezzo-soprano • Sir Philip Ledger organ (P) 1981/1984*
HUGHES
9 Guide me, O thou great redeemer (Cwm Rhonnda)
Liverpool Cathedral Choir & Brass Ensemble
Massed Choirs from Merseyside • Ian Wells (organ) / Ian Tracey (P) 1992
MENDELSSOHN
10 O for the wings of a dove!
Elizabeth Atherton soprano • Thomas Trotter organ
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus / Simon Halsey (P) 2006 EMI Records
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
11 The Call (Five Mystical Songs)
John Shirley-Quirk baritone
English Chamber Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1969/1989*
D’HARDELOT
12 Because
Charles Craig tenor
Michael Collins and his Orchestra
McCOLL
13 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Natasha Marsh soprano
London Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (P) 2007
LLOYD WEBBER arr. Lenehan
14 Unexpected Song
Michael Ball vocal • Julian Lloyd Webber cello
John Lenehan piano (P) 2006
DELIBES
15 Flower Duet (Dôme épais) (Lakmé)
Natalie Dessay soprano · Delphine Haidan mezzo-soprano
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse / Michel Plasson
(P) 1998 EMI Music France
TRAD arr. Ingman
16 Amazing Grace
Alfie Boe tenor • Crouch End Festival Chorus
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / John Owen Edwards (P) 2007
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
17 Antiphon: Let all the world in every corner sing (Five Mystical Songs)
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
English Chamber Orchestra / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1969/1989*
CD 4 SIGNING THE REGISTER
J.S. BACH arr. Thalben-Ball
1 Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Leon Goossens oboe
Temple Church Choir / Dr George Thalben-Ball organ
(P) 1962/1994*
TRAD.
2 The Lord’s My Shepherd (‘Brother James’Air’)
Thomas Bullard baritone
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge • Sioned Williams harp
Stephen Cleobury (P) 2001
J.S. BACH
3 Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV731
Peter Hurford organ (P) 1994
BOËLLMANN
4 Prière à Notre-Dame (Suite gothique Op.25)
Fredric Bayco organ (P) 1965/1988*
TALLIS
5 If ye love me
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Sir Philip Ledger
(P) 1982/1994* DDD
J.S. BACH
6 In dulci jubilo BWV729
Philip Ledger organ (P) 1979/1987*
FAURÉ
7 Cantique de Jean Racine
Winchester Cathedral Choir · Stephen Farr (organ)
David Hill
(P) 1998 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
LISZT
8 Liebestraum No.3
Kung Woo Paik piano (P) 1990 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
WALFORD DAVIES arr. R. E. C. Davies
9 Solemn Melody
Barry Rose (organ)
Central Band of the RAF / Wing Cdr R. E. C. Davies LRAM, ARCM
(P) 1971/1995*
ELGAR
10 Nimrod (‘Enigma’ Variations)
London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1971/1986*
TAVENER
11 The Lamb
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury (P) 1999
ELGAR
12 Salut d’amour
Northern Sinfonia of England / Richard Hickox (P) 1986
BURGON
13 Nunc dimittis
Paul Miles-Kingston treble
Crispian Steele-Perkins trumpet • Martin Neary organ (P) 1985
MASSENET
14 Méditation (Thaïs)
Kyung Wha Chung violin • Itamar Golan piano (P) 1999
SCHUBERT
15 Psalm 23 ‘Gott ist mein Hirt’ D706
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Sir Philip Ledger (piano) (P) 1975/2004*
HANDEL
16 Thine be the Glory (Maccabaeus)
Liverpool Cathedral Choir & Brass Ensemble
Massed Choirs from Merseyside
Ian Wells (organ) / Ian Tracey (P) 1992
CD 5 COMMUNION
FRANCK orch. Challan
1 Panis angelicus
Barbara Hendricks soprano
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra / Eric Ericson (P) 1990 EMI Music France
MOZART
2 Ave verum corpus K618
Swedish Radio Chorus • Stockholm Chamber Choir
Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1990
SAINT-SAËNS
3 Bénédictiction nuptiale Op.9
Wayne Marshall organ (P) 1990
GOUNOD arr. McCarthy
4 O Divine Redeemer
June Bronhill soprano • Brian Stanborough organ (P) 1969/2007*
WILLIAM BYRD
5 Ave verum corpus
Monks & Choirboys of Downside Abbey
David Lawson director of boys’ choir & Dom Dunstan O’Keefe director of monks’ choir
(P) 1997 Virgin Records Ltd
MOZART
6 Laudate Dominum (Solemn Vespers K339)
Lynne Dawson soprano
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Stephen Layton organ • Cambridge Classical Players
Stephen Cleobury (P) 1989
VERDI
7 Laudi alla Vergine Maria (Quattro pezzi sacri)
Philharmonia Chorus chorus master Wilhelm Pitz
Carlo Maria Giulini (P) 1963/2001*
SCHUBERT
8 Heilig, heilig, heilig (Deutsche Messe D872)
Chor & Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Wolfgang Sawallisch (P) 1982
ELGAR
9 Ave verum corpus Op.2 No.1
Choir of Worcester Cathedral • Harry Bramma organ
Christopher Robinson (P) 1969/1996*
GOUNOD
10 Sanctus (St Cecilia Mass)
Laurence Dale tenor • Chœurs de Radio-France
Nouvelle Orchestre Philharmonique / Georges Prêtre
(P) 1984 EMI Music France
JENKINS
11 Ave verum corpus
Alfie Boe tenor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
John Owen Edwards (P) 2007
LLOYD WEBBER
12 Pie Jesu (Requiem)
Jane Gilchrist soprano • Fergus Thirlwell boy soprano
Simon Gibson organ
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kirk Trevor (P) 2004
MESSIAEN
13 O sacrum convivium
London Voices / Terry Edwards
(P) 1990 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics
BRAHMS
14 Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45)
BBC Symphony Chorus
London Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra / Klaus Tennstedt (P) 1985
MASCAGNI
15 Salve, O Maria
Barbara Hendricks soprano
Stockholm Chamber Orchestra / Eric Ericson (P) 1990 EMI Music France
JENKINS
16 Benedictus (The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace)
National Youth Choir of Great Britain (musical director: Mike Brewer)
Guy Johnston cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra / Karl Jenkins
(P) 2001 Karl Jenkins Music Ltd under exclusive licence to Virgin Records Ltd
From the album ‘The Armed Man (A Mass for Peace)’
CD 6 DEPARTURE VOLUNTARIES
MENDESSSOHN
1 Wedding March (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
Noel Rawsthorne organ (P) 1984 Brian Culverhouse Productions
WIDOR
2 Toccata (Symphony No.5 Op.42)
Wayne Marshall organ (P) 1990
KARG-ELERT
3 Now thank we all our God
Philip Ledger organ (P) 1982
J.S. BACH
4 Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F BWV1047 – III. Allegro assai
Maurice André trumpet • Kenneth Smith flute
Gordon Hunt oboe • Christopher Warren-Green violin
Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1985
MULET
5 Carillon-sortie in D
Wayne Marshall organ (P) 1990
HANDEL
6 Suite for trumpet and strings in D – Overture
Maurice André trumpet
Württemburg Chamber Orchestra / Jörg Faerber (P) 1979/1987*
CHARPENTIER
7 Marche de triomphe
Consortium Musicum / Fritz Lehan (P) 1962/1994* EMI Electrola GmbH
ELGAR
8 Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 Op.39
Noel Rawsthorne organ
(P) 1984 Brian Culverhouse Productions
BONNET
9 Étude de Concert
Nicholas Kynaston organ (P) 1970/1995*
J. S. BACH
10 Mein gläubiges Herz (Cantata No.68)
Maurice André trumpet • Jane Parker-Smith organ (P) 1978/1999*
VIVALDI
11 Double Trumpet Concerto in C – I. Allegro
Maurice André, Bernard Soustrot trumpets
Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1983
WIDOR
12 Marche pontificale
Nicholas Kynaston organ (P) 1976/1995*
J.S. BACH
13 Gavotte en rondeau (Violin Partita in E)
Maurice André trumpet • Jane Parker-Smith organ (P) 1978/1987*
J.S. BACH
14 Bourrée (Cello Suite No.4)
Maurice André trumpet • Jane Parker-Smith organ (P) 1978/1987*
GIGOUT
15 Grand Chœur dialogué
Wayne Marshall organ (P) 1990


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