Wedding Collection - Professional edition - arranged for Brass Quintet by Richard R. Cardo.
Repeats and cuts were added to these arrangements, to time the procession of the Maids/Ushers and the Bride's procession.
The Trumpet Voluntary, as many other Baroque works, was used for royal processions. As this usually means a slow tempo, ornaments were added to keep the music interesting and a sense of movement. The trumpet soloist can add whatever he chooses or follow the indications already written. There is a light section where it is only the trumpet and the Tuba, this section is suitable to be used at the entrance of the Ring Bearer and Flower Girl.
"The Bridal Chorus has always been an issue for me. I've played many weddings and recorded many demos seeking wedding jobs, and it boggles my mind that this is usually the worst arrangement in the folder. Weddings are about the Bride, she's the star. I recommend using the extended ending with Chimes on the last chord. " - Richard Cardo.
The Wedding March was written by Mendelssohn and used for a Midsummer Night's Dream. This is for the wedding of Fairies. The reason this became popular to use, is that it was music for the Marriage processional of basically, a Fairy tale. That's how it should be played, a fairy tale ending "and they lived happily ever after".
JESU, joy of Man's Desiring. The key to this piece is to keep the melody flowing, and this is done by overlapping the trumpets. Balance was the other crucial factor, as in any organ derived work. There's so much going on in this work, perhaps Bach's best. The melody, the pastoral counterlines, the regal chordal line that rises and then disappears. We believe you will enjoy this arrangement keeping true to Bach's rendition.
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