The G. Schirmer Piano Album of Wedding Classics (45 Processionals, Recessionals, Interludes and Other Service Music). By Various. For Piano. Piano Collection. 154 pages. G. Schirmer #ED3998. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50482656).
ISBN 0793564034. 9x12 inches.
Studies show that there is still a preference among a significant percentage of brides and grooms for a “classical wedding.” This extraordinarily diverse collection covers 400 years of music, specifically chosen as appropriate for wedding ceremonies. Many of the choices are traditional; others are fresh suggestions. There are five indexes of the contents sorted by specific musical service functions: Processional and Recessional, Pre- and Post-Service Assembly, Interludes and Underscoring, Devotional, and Personal. Music by Bach, Barber, Boccherini, Brahms, Chopin, Clarke, Corigliano, Debussy, Fauré, Foster, Franck, Gounod, Grieg, Handel, Liszt, Malotte, Mendelssohn, Mouret, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini, Ravel, Satie, Schubert, Schumann, Stölzel, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Wagner.