BEST WEDDING 100 - Various

This 100 series compiles some of the world's most amazing classical music, while packaging it into a concept. Weddings are an extremely important part of human nature and is an integral part of our culture, and there is very little to rival classical music when it comes to the setting of a romantic scene and creation of a dreamworld. Across the years many classical themes have become synonymous with the wedding ritual - before, during and after the ceremony. With over 6 hours of passion-packed tracks compiled on this album, it will be more than adequate to cover this special day from start to finish. Each of the 6 discs even comes preselected with themes of the entire process.

Before The Ceremony includes several Bach pieces, Handel, Mozart, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Saint-Saens, as well as Shostakovich, and Vaughan Williams.

For Arrival Voluntaries, the expected Pachalbel, Wagner, Grieg, Handel, Vivaldi and Verdi also get additional pieces like a traditional Norwegian wedding march, Clarke, Purcel, and Charpentier.

Vows And Prayers : Handel, Schubert, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Parry, McColl, Marlotte, as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber's Unexpected Song and the traditional composition Amazaing Grace.

Signing The Register calls for music by Boellmann, Tallis, Faure', Liszt, Elgar, Walford Davies, Schubert, Handel, more Bach, and the traditional arrangement of The Lord Is My Shepherd.

For Communion the music comprises of Franck, Mozart, Byrd, Elgar, Verdi, Jenkins, Gounod, Mascagni, Jenkins, Brahms, Saint-Saens, and Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu.

Departure Voluntaries include, Mulet, Mendelssohn, Widor, Karg-Elert, Charpentier, Handel, Bonnet, Gigout, Elgar, and to be expected, several Bach compositions.

It would be safe to say that while this is incredibly moving and brilliant music, you may get a classical overdose if this collection is played wall-to-wall, so some of your favourite tunes at the reception may be advisable (an '80s collection is always a safe bet).

6 / A
- Paul Blom

0 1 2 3 4 5 6
- A
- B
- C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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