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Wedding March

posted Aug 28, 2015, 5:44 PM by Steven Vaughan   [ updated Aug 28, 2015, 7:11 PM ]
Title: Wedding March
Composer: F. Mendelssohn

Notes: Most commonly used as a Recessional. Composed in 1842, it's his best known piece from his Suite of Incidental Music (Op. 61) to Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. Like Wagner's Bridal Chorus, it too became popular at weddings after it was selected by Victoria, The Princess Royal for her marriage to Prince Frederick William of Prussia on January 25, 1858. She was the daughter of Queen Victoria, who loved Mendelssohn's music and for whom he often played while on his visits to Britain. It's opening phrase was used as the introduction to the theme song of the 1960's hit TV show, The Newlywed Game.