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knowledge of classical music wanted

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brummie46 Report 13 Sep 2013 09:41

Hi, many many years ago when i was getting married a friend of mine suggested having played a piece of music played in church but organist couldnt play it but for some reason cant recall the actual title- i recall her saying that Princess Margaret at it played at her wedding and that it sounded like a fanfare, also she mention Toccata Fugue. I would love to hear this piece of music hence for a couple of reasons one possibility to be played at my daughters forthcoming wedding if we could listen to it.

thanking you

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 13 Sep 2013 09:48

Hi Brummie,

Try this link...I think this may be the one you mean.

Brenda x


Guinevere Report 13 Sep 2013 09:56

Music played at the wedding -

Fantazia in G Major - Bach
Overture to Arminius - Handel
Chaccone - Purcell
Flourish for an Occasion - William Harris
Saraband-Processional - William Harris
Trumpet Tune and Airs - Purcell
Alla Marcia - John Ireland
Symphony in F - William Boyce
Festal Flourish - Gordon Jacob
Toccata in F - Bach

If you put the titles in you-tube you should be able to find the ones you want.



MotownGal Report 13 Sep 2013 09:56

The Arrival of The Queen of Sheba is a popular choice for the brides' arrival. You can listen to it on YouTube.

I don't know if this is the piece of music you were thinking of.

:-) <3


Penny Report 13 Sep 2013 09:58

Sheep may safely graze?
....Princess Margaret also had a hymn sung for her procession - "Christ is made the sure Foundation". ) She processed out of the Abbey to the music of Purcell's "Trumpet Tune & Airs".)....


Kay???? Report 13 Sep 2013 10:00

She walked down the aisle to,

*******Christ is Made the Sure Foundation*****

,,,,,,,,a lovely piece of organ music and popular with weddings..

Its on youtube....


SheilaWestWilts Report 13 Sep 2013 10:02

It might be Widor's Toccata


Guinevere Report 13 Sep 2013 10:55

Hi everyone,

I didn't make it clear enough. The list I posted is from the souvenir programme of the wedding that I found via google.


Janet Report 13 Sep 2013 10:57

It was definitely Widor's Toccato. Quite a difficult piece-jl

Edit : I also asked the organist when I got married for this piece, whilst we signed the register. When I heard 'Jesu Joy of Man's desiring' being played in the background I was quite disappointed. It was several years before I realised how difficult the piece was, hence an easier piece was chosen, on my behalf.


brummie46 Report 13 Sep 2013 11:26

many thanks to you all, will give all a listen to.


Phyll Report 13 Sep 2013 11:36

My daughter went into church to Te Deum Prelude by Charpentier and came out to Vidors Toccata. Both beautiful pieces of music.


Guinevere Report 13 Sep 2013 12:31


LadyScozz Report 13 Sep 2013 13:22

Don't laugh............

Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

I once danced to that....... on stage!

It was a long time ago, when I was young & fit! :-D

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 13 Sep 2013 13:31

I love Bachs Toccata and Fugue in d minor.

Love to have seen you dance to that Scozz.!!!
It is soooo majestic!!! :-D :-D


Bobtanian Report 13 Sep 2013 13:31

talking of difficulty.......

was at a wedding where the music choice was " A Whiter Shade of Pale"

don't know how often the organist rehearsed it , but it certainly went pear shaped at the wedding............