June 10 ~ Daily Listening Assignment

Sunday, June 10, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | OCMS

 

It's wedding season!  Today and tomorrow, we'll be looking at, and listening to, the music most associated with weddings.

The "Bridal Chorus" from the 1850 opera Lohengrin by German composer Richard Wagner is a march played for the bride's entrance at many formal weddings throughout the Western world.

The piece was made popular when it was used as the processional at the wedding of Victoria the Princess Royal to Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858.

This piece is available in Keyboard Kickoff, Movement 2 and Piano Maestro.

The original from the opera


A piano version (this book is available for loan, if interested)



Handbells (rehearsal)



On accordion



And pipe organ



A very different wedding entrance in Denmark