Friday, January 26, 2007

FriPod: Weddings and Funerals

Lt. Kijé Suite op. 60; Wedding - Prokofiev
Wedding & Troika (from "Lieutenant Kijé") - Empire Brass arrangement
Cantata n 202, Hochzeit / Wedding - Bach
Wedding Chorale/Beggars At The Feast - Les Misérables Original Broadway Cast
Wedding March (Midsummer Night's Dream) - Mendelssohn
The Golden Cockerel - 2. Wedding March - Rimsky-Korsakov
Russian Funeral for brass and percussion - Benjamin Britten
String Quartet No. 3 - Some Aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March - Aulis Sallinen
Maurerische Trauermusik, K.477 (K.479a) "Masonic Funeral Music" - Mozart
Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 ("Funeral March") - Chopin


Paul Griffiths said...

Dear Scott, There are lots more funeral marches, by Beethoven (slow movements of the Eroica and of the Op.26 piano sonata, the latter reorchestrated for a play, Leonore Prohaska), Handel (Saul), Purcell (for Mary II), Wagner (Siegfried's in Götterdämmerung), Berlioz (Symphonie funèbre et triomphale), Elgar (Grania and Diarmid), etc. Wedding music has to include the march-chorus from Lohengrin.
Now, when are you going to get around to my book?
Best wishes, Paul Griffiths

Scott Spiegelberg said...


I only included those tracks from my iTunes that had the specific words "Wedding" or "Funeral" in the title. I would have many more, including those you mention, if I expanded to other languages, just like in my God post.

The book review will be posted sometime today!