Lo Sposalizio, The Marriage of the Virgin by Renaissance artist Raphael
Lo Sposalizio, The Marriage of the Virgin by Renaissance artist Raphael
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Marry Me #2423

. . . or, if you’re otherwise inclined, at least enjoy this collection of nifty nuggets appropriate to June nuptials.

Hour 1

WILLIAM LLOYD WEBBER:  Nuptial March, fr 3 Recital Pieces –Jane Watts (1877 Willis/ Salisbury Cathedral) Priory 616

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS:  RhosymedreGERALD FINZI (arr. Brunelle):  My lovely one, fr Wedding Anthem –Philip Brunelle (1981 Holtkamp/Plymouth Congregational Church, Minneapolis, MN) Ten Thousand Lakes 108 

TRADITIONAL (arr. Idenstam):  Wedding March after Pekkos Per –Gunnar Idenstam (1992 Ruffatti/Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 1/23/10)

OSKAR MERIKANTOWedding HymnJan Lehtola (1916 Walcker/Reformed Church, Doesburg, Netherlands) Ondine 973-2

CAMILLE SAINT-SAÉNS:  Bénédiction nuptial, Op. 9Andrew-John Smith (1846 Cavaillé-Coll/La Madeleine, Paris, France) Hyperion 67713

FRANZ LISZT:  Sposalizio, fr Annés de pelerinage II –Diederik Blankesteijn (1831 Bätz/Utrecht Domkirk, Netherlands) Brilliant Classics 96855

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR:  Marche Nuptiale, fr Conte d’Avril, Op. 64 --Ben van Oosten (1889 Cavaillé-Coll/St. Sernin Basilica, Toulouse, France) Dabringhaus & Grimm 316.0519

Hour 2

H. T. BURLEIGHWedding Song (O perfect love)  --Richard Crooks, tenor; Clarence Dickinson (1926 Estey/RCA Studio, Camden, NJ) Delos 5501

BENJAMIN BRITTENA Wedding Anthem (Amo ergo sum), Op. 46Janet Coxwell, soprano; Philip Salmon, tenor; Corydon Singers/Matthew Best; Thomas Trotter (1961 Compton/St. Alban’s Church, Holborne, London) Hyperion 66126

WILLIAM WOLSTENHOLMRomanza, Op. 17, no. 1Michael Harris (1904 Willis II/Christ Church, Port Sunlight, England) Priory 1047

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY (trans. A. B. Plant): Yearning/None but the lonely heart, Op. 6, no. 6Frederick Hohman (1912 Skinner/Grand Avenue Methodist Temple, Kansas City, MO) Pro Organo 7042

J. S. BACH:  Bist du bei mir, BWV 508E. Power Biggs (1761 J-A Silbermann/Arlesheim Cathedral, Switzerland) CBS 30538

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS3 Wedding Pieces (A Wedding Tune for Ann (ed Morris); Wedding Canon for Nancy; Passacaglia on BGC) –David Briggs (1886 Walker-2011 Mander/Sacred Heart Church, Wimbledon, England) Albion 021/022

MARK GOTHAM:  Set me as a seal –Ely Cathedral Girl’s Choir/Sarah MacDonald; Tom Hollander (2005 Letourneau/Selwyn College Chapel, Cambridge, England) Regent 485 

FELIX MENDELSSOHNWedding March, fr A Midsummer Night’s Dream –Virgil Fox (1931 Skinner/Girard College Chapel, Philadelphia, PA) MCA 20861

And should there be any uncertainty, Michael Barone already is happily married. 🙂

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