Classic FM/Daily Telegraph Royal Wedding CD

This weekend There are two CDs in The Telegraph, one  on Saturday, April 9, and one on Sunday, April 10, both containing music chosen by Classic FM presenter John Suchet to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

CD 1:

1. The National Anthem. Peter Breiner conducts the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra.

2. Handel: La Rejouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks. Bohdan Warchal conducts Capella Istropolitana.

3. Grieg: Wedding Day at Troldhaugen. Piano: Balasz Szokolay.

4. Gauntlett: O Praise Ye the Lord. Timothy Byram-Wigfield conducts the Choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and the Marlowe Brass Ensemble.

5. Pachelbel: Canon. Richard Erdlinger conducts Capella Istropolitana.

6. Clarke: The Prince of Denmark’s March. Trumpet: Gyorgy Geiger. Organ: Bertalan Hock.

7. Widor: Toccata from Organ Symphony No.5. Organ: Bertalan Hock.

8. Goss: Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven. Timothy Byram-Wigfield conducts the Choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and the Marlowe Brass Ensemble.

9. Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (arranged for organ). Organ: Bertalan Hock.

10. Liszt: Liebestraum No.3 (‘Dream of Love’). Piano: Jeno Jandó.

11. Traditional: Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation. Timothy Byram-Wigfield conducts the Choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and the Marlowe Brass Ensemble.

12. Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.4. Adrian Leaper conducts the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

CD 2:

1. Purcell: Trumpet Tune. Trumpet: Gyorgy Geiger. Organ: Bertalan Hock.

2. Parry: Jerusalem. Christopher Stokes conducts the Choir of Manchester Cathedral. Organ: Jeffrey Makinson.

3. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Overture. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra.

4. Elgar: Salut d’Amour. Adrian Leaper conducts Capella Istropolitana.

5. Wagner: Wedding March from Lohengrin (arranged for organ). Organ: Bertalan Hock.

6. Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim from Samson. Soprano: Suzanne Ryden. Trumpet: Niklas Eklund. Charles Medlam conducts London Baroque.

7. Traditional: Immortal, Invisible. Timothy Byram-Wigfield conducts the Choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and the Marlowe Brass Ensemble.

8. Saint-Saëns: Valse Caprice (‘Wedding Cake’). Piano: Heini Karkainnen. Jean-Jacques Kantorow conducts the Tapiola Sinfonietta.

9. Wesley: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Christopher Robinson conducts the Choir of Clare College, Cambridge.

10. Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F major. Violin: Takaki Nishizaki. Kenneth Jean conducts the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra.

11. Traditional: King of Glory, King of Peace. Timothy Byram-Wigfield conducts the Choir of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and the Marlowe Brass Ensemble.

12. Parry: I Was Glad. Christopher Stokes conducts the Choir of Manchester Cathedral. Organ: Jeffrey Makinson.

There are some great tunes there, I think my favourites are:

  • Pachelbel: Canon.
  • Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No.4.
  • Parry: Jerusalem.
  • Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Overture