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Ultimate Wedding Collection [EMI Classics]

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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>     Sheep may safely graze
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4, BWV 1068
>     Air 'on the G string'
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156
>     Sinfonia
>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>     Romance
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>     The Swan
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>     Largo
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>     Bridal March
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D
>     Alla Hornpipe
>Stanley, John : Trumpet Tune
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria
>     in excelsis deo
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
>     Prelude
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>     Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks
>     Réjouissance
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Spring
>     1. Allegro
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for trumpet and strings in D
>     March
>     Overture
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Gaelic : Morning has broken (Bunessan), song
>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate, jubilate, K 165
>     Alleluia
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Five Mystical Songs
>     The Call
>     Let all the world in every corner sing
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria, song for voice & piano in B flat major
>Traditional, American : New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>     Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
>Traditional, Scottish : The Lord's my shepherd (Psalm 23 "Crimond", attributed to David Grant)
>Boëllmann, Léon : Suite gothique, Op. 25
>     Prière à Notre-Dame
>Tallis, Thomas : If ye love me
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Schubert, Franz : Psalm 23, D 706/Op. 132
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus
>     Thine be the Glory
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Webber, Andrew L : Requiem
>     Pie Jesu
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe
>     Heilig, heilig, heilig
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Solemn Vespers
>     Laudate Dominum
>Elgar, Edward : Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1
>Gounod, Charles : St. Cecilia Mass
>     Sanctus
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>     Wedding March
>Widor, Charles-Marie : Symphony no 5
>     Toccata
>Karg-Elert, Sigfrid : March Triomphale "Now thank we all our God", for organ, Op. 65/13
>Mulet, Henri : Carillon-Sortie for Organ in D major
>Gigout, Eugene : Grand choeur dialogue for organ

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156
>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Handel, George Frideric : Serse
>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin
>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D
>Stanley, John : Trumpet Tune
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria
>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Spring
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for trumpet and strings in D
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Traditional, Gaelic : Morning has broken (Bunessan), song
>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate, jubilate, K 165
>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Five Mystical Songs
>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria, song for voice & piano in B flat major
>Traditional, American : New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Traditional, Scottish : The Lord's my shepherd (Psalm 23 "Crimond", attributed to David Grant)
>Boëllmann, Léon : Suite gothique, Op. 25
>Tallis, Thomas : If ye love me
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Schubert, Franz : Psalm 23, D 706/Op. 132
>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus
>Franck, César : Panis angelicus
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Webber, Andrew L : Requiem
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Solemn Vespers
>Elgar, Edward : Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1
>Gounod, Charles : St. Cecilia Mass
>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream
>Widor, Charles-Marie : Symphony no 5
>Karg-Elert, Sigfrid : March Triomphale "Now thank we all our God", for organ, Op. 65/13
>Mulet, Henri : Carillon-Sortie for Organ in D major
>Gigout, Eugene : Grand choeur dialogue for organ
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Notes & Reviews:

All the music you need for your special day is available in this exclusive 2-CD set. The joy, grandeur and intimacy of this ceremony of love is celebrated by great composers on a collection of music which is organized to take the listener through each part of the wedding service. The repertoire in The Ultimate Wedding Collection is grouped for all the various stages of a wedding. From the Trumpet Voluntary to Widor's Toccata, all the most famous wedding music is here, in performances drawn from the unique riches of the EMI Classics catalogue.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 208, "Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!" (Hunt) BWV 208 :: Sheep may safely graze
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 02/23/1713

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 4, BWV 1068 :: Air 'on the G string'
  • Performer: Noel Rawsthorne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156 :: Sinfonia
  • Performer: David Reichenberg (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Andrew Parrott
  • Ensemble: Taverner Players
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 01/23/1729

>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
  • Performer: Markus Klinko (Harp)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : The Gadfly Suite :: Romance
  • Performers: Piers Lane (Piano); Tasmin Little (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: Soviet Union.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: The Swan
  • Performers: Susan Tomes (Piano); Ian Brown (Piano)
  • Ensemble: Nash Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Handel, George Frideric : Serse :: Largo
  • Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Wagner, Richard : Lohengrin :: Bridal March
  • Performer: Frederic Bayco (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1848

>Clarke, Jeremiah : Prince of Denmark's March
  • Performers: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ); Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1697.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1697

>Handel, George Frideric : Water Music Suite no 2 in D :: Alla Hornpipe
  • Performer: Ian Tracey (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1717.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1717

>Stanley, John : Trumpet Tune
  • Performers: Jane Parker-Smith (Organ); Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1748-1754

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Gloria :: in excelsis deo
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1715

>Charpentier, Marc-Antoine : Te Deum :: Prelude
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: ?1692

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Handel, George Frideric : Music for the Royal Fireworks :: Réjouissance
  • Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1749

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Spring :: 1. Allegro
  • Performer: Yehudi Menuhin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Alberto Lysy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for trumpet and strings in D :: March
  • Performer: Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Jörg Faerber
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1733

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Erik Lundkvist (Organ); Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Eric Ericson
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1825

>Traditional, Gaelic : Morning has broken (Bunessan), song
  • Performer: Sioned Williams (Harp)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Form: Vocal

>Parry, Charles H. : Jerusalem ("And did those feet in ancient time"), for chorus & organ (or orchestra)
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Philip Ledger (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1916

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Exsultate, jubilate, K 165 :: Alleluia
  • Performer: Lucia Popp
  • Conductor: Georg Fischer
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1773

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Five Mystical Songs :: The Call
  • Performer: John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: Composition written: 1911.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Gounod, Charles : Ave Maria, song for voice & piano in B flat major
  • Performers: Janet Baker (Mezzo-soprano); Philip Ledger (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Traditional, American : New Britain (Amazing Grace) [The Sacred Harp] (Philadelphia)
  • Performer: Alfie Bo
  • Conductor: John Edwards
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Written: 1860

>Vaughan Williams, Ralph : Five Mystical Songs :: Let all the world in every corner sing
  • Conductor: David Willcocks
  • Notes: EMI Records Ltd. (1969); EMI Records Ltd. (1989)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1911

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Performers: Leon Goossens (Oboe); George Thalben-Ball (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Traditional, Scottish : The Lord's my shepherd (Psalm 23 "Crimond", attributed to David Grant)
  • Performers: Sioned Williams (Harp); Thomas Bullard (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.

>Léon Boëllmann (1862 - 1897) : Suite gothique, Op. 25 :: Prière à Notre-Dame
  • Performer: Frederic Bayco (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Tallis, Thomas : If ye love me
  • Conductor: Philip Ledger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1565

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Kun-woo Paik (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Schubert, Franz : Psalm 23, D 706/Op. 132
  • Performer: Philip Ledger (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1820

>Handel, George Frideric : Judas Maccabaeus :: Thine be the Glory
  • Performer: Ian Wells (Organ)
  • Conductor: Ian Tracey
  • Notes: Composition written: 1746.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1746

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Panis angelicus
  • Performer: Barbara Hendricks
  • Conductor: Eric Ericson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1872

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Webber, Andrew L : Requiem :: Pie Jesu
  • Performers: Jane Gilchrist (Mezzo Soprano); Fergus Thirlwell (Boy Soprano); Simon Gibson (Organ)
  • Conductor: Kirk Trevor
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1984

>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe :: Heilig, heilig, heilig
  • Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1826-1827

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Solemn Vespers :: Laudate Dominum
  • Performers: Lynne Dawson; Stephen Layton (Organ)
  • Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Elgar, Edward : Ave verum corpus, Op. 2 no 1
  • Performer: Harry Bramma (Organ)
  • Conductor: Christopher Robinson
  • Running Time: 2 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887

>Gounod, Charles : St. Cecilia Mass :: Sanctus
  • Performer: Laurence Dale (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Georges Prêtre
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Mendelssohn, Felix : A Midsummer Night's Dream :: Wedding March
  • Performer: Noel Rawsthorne (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843

>Widor, Charles-Marie : Symphony no 5 :: Toccata
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Karg-Elert, Sigfrid : March Triomphale "Now thank we all our God", for organ, Op. 65/13
  • Performer: Philip Ledger (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March

>Mulet, Henri : Carillon-Sortie for Organ in D major
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1912

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for trumpet and strings in D :: Overture
  • Performer: Maurice Andre (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Jörg Faerber
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1733

>Eugène Gigout (1844 - 1925) : Grand choeur dialogué for organ
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern