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The G. Schirmer Piano Album of Wedding Classics

45 Processionals, Recessionals, Interludes and Other Service Music

By Various

45 Processionals, Recessionals, Interludes and Other Service Music. Composed by Various. Piano Collection. Classical, Wedding. 160 pages. G. Schirmer #ED3998. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50482656).

Item Number: HL.50482656

ISBN 9780793564033. 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.

  • The Lord's Prayer 
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  • 4

    Scott Welton
    Slingerlands, New York
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  • June 22, 2007 Nice Transcriptions

    I was looking for a somewhat sophisticated transcription of 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' and found it in this Album in the transcription by Harold Bauer. Many other attractive arrangements for piano by Lawrence Rosen like Schubert's song, 'Du Bist Die Ruh', Air on the G String (J...

    .S. Bach), Arioso (J.S. Bach) and Ave Maria (Schubert). It has a preface which categorizes all of the compositions and their place in a service i.e. Pre- and Post-Assembly, Processional and Recessional, Interludes and Underscoring, Devotional and Personal. It's at least interesting reading. If you looking for a compilation of intermediate/advanced arrangements to avoid watered down arrangements. This is a good one, and for $17, if it has only one gem for you - it's worth it.

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