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Wedding March

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (05/27/13)
Composer: Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Romantic
Description:
Now that time of weddings is upon us, I "discovered" this new piece by Mendelssohn, and I wonder if it could EVER become popular as a wedding recessional...

Hmm...

This arrangement was done by Robert Ashfield (1911-2006) who was successively organist of Southwell Minster and Rochester Cathedral. It's an excellent version, and appears in the "Oxford Book of Wedding Music."

Fine as it is, I used to have one by Edwin Shippen Barnes which was "better", but I either lost or leant that, and haven't seen it for years... :-(

Ashfield's version has a VERY nasty "transitional passage", and I never do/did get it quite right. Still, we tend to forget what a GREAT march this!

With the magnificent Tuber sounding the fanfares HOW can we lose?!?

This came out OK. Ashfield is quite fussy in spots, and you'd need either a crescendo pedal (NOT in England except Hereford) or toe studs (NOT on my organ), so, I did the best that I could.

This version is sort of a combination of Ashfield's version, with what I remember of the long-lost version, and my bad (but effective!) habits that I've acquired over the years... ;-)

So, here's to true love everywhere!!! :-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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