The ultimate wedding march : for violin and piano
by Attila Jurth (1997)
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Library shelf no. 787.2/JUR 2 [Available for loan]
The Ultimate Wedding March is a musical joke that was written for concert pianist Julie Webber and violinist Prof Josef Aronoff as a wedding gift in 1997. Two of the world's most popular wedding marches (by Mendelssohn and Wagner) can be heard simultaneously, complemented by fragments of an aria from Flotow's Martha and a duet from Mozart's Don Giovanni. This musical parody should not be played as part of the wedding ceremony but, preferably, at the reception. The lyrics in the score are for reference purposes only.
Instrumentation: Violin, piano.
Duration: 4 min.
The composer cites the following influences on this work:
Related works: 1. Incidental music to the comedy "Ein Sommernachtstraum" [A Midsummer Night's Dream] (1842) Op.61 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847): musical item 9 Wedding March (Act IV); 2. Romantic opera "Lohengrin" (1848) WWV75 by Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Bridal Chorus (Act III); 3. Romantic comic opera "Martha, oder Der Markt zu Richmond" [Martha, or The Market of Richmond] (1874) by Friedrich Freiherr von Flotow (1812-1883): Lyonel's aria "Ach! so fromm" (Act III); 4. Opera "Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni" [The Rake Punished, or Don Giovanni] (1787) K527 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Duettino (Don Giovanni, Zerlina) "Là cidarem la mano" (Act I).
- In the form/style of: Wedding music
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