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 Posted:   Jul 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

When have you heard clever variations* of the two pieces traditionally played in many movie weddings?

*This means an alteration of the pieces or the instrumentation, not just a "straight" performance or ensemble.

Richard Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin.




Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" from A Midsummer Night's Dream.


 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

David Raksin used the Processional humorously in "The Unicorn in the Garden" when the wife gets carried off to the booby hatch. See just after 5:47 for the cue.



 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Franz Waxman took the Bridal Chorus through a couple of interesting dance variations in SORRY, WRONG NUMBER.

Wedding and Honeymoon: https://www.soundtrack.net/album/film-noir-at-paramount/

 
 Posted:   Nov 29, 2018 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Found another one!

George Duning does an Arabian-harmonized-and-instrumented quote of Wagner's Bridal Chorus. It's in the "Wedding Celebration" cut of the soundtrack release of 1001 ARABIAN NIGHTS:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/356/Bell-Book-and-Candle-1001-Arabian-Nights/

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2018 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

What about The Throne Room (the medals ceremony) at the end of Star Wars? Does that count?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2018 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Morricone quoted both of them in his career. Here are two examples (but there are more of them):

Wagner's one in:

MENAGE ALL'ITALIANA:
track 1+1+1=4 : from 0'43 on (in this cue you then also find a snippet of a future theme from LA TENDA ROSSA)

Mendelssohn's one in:

IL MIO CARO DOTTORE GRASLER:
track The decision: the entire cue is a new orchestration with castagnets of the beginning of Mendelssohn's brilliant march



 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2018 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

Leroy Shield's version of Mendelssohn played by the Beau Hunks:

http://www.chelsearialtostudios.com/our_wife.mp3

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2019 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

In SOLDIER OF FORTUNE

https://filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/201/Between-Heaven-and-Hell-Soldier-of-Fortune/

, in the cut called "Tweedies,": a piano played in a bar starts out straight, then gives us a boogie-woogie version of the remainder of the Wagner.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2019 - 5:55 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Morricone's "take" on Wagner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vo9J26PdMM

 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2019 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Didn't Queen arrange Wagner's Bridal Chorus for the 1980 Flash Gordon?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

There are also cases where composers come up with an original bridal march. I like this very solemn one written by Vladimir Cosma for the French comedy LA GALETTE DU ROI:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwVxoGyqLqQ

Enjoy!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   brofax   (Member)

"There are also cases where composers come up with an original bridal march. I like this very solemn one written by Vladimir Cosma for the French comedy LA GALETTE DU ROI:"

Wonderful, LOL - thanks for posting smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

You're welcome, Brofax.

Where classical music is concerned, there is another bridal march I think of right now, also from the Romantic era, as part of Carl Goldmark's 1st symphony"Ländliche Hochzeit", opus 26:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=goldmark+l%c3%a4ndliche+hochzeit+&&view=detail&mid=0E91E1F4F5F277DB3E590E91E1F4F5F277DB3E59&&FORM=VRDGAR

It of course never reached the popularity of the marches penned by Wagner and Mendelssohn.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2019 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

Surprised no one's mentioned The Bride Wore Black (Mendelssohn quoted at 2:15)...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 17, 2019 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Another obvious example featuring a quote from Mendelssohn's wedding march from the very beginning and then a superb square dance treatment of LA RESA DEI CONTI's main theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sO4BOJ3uj_g

Besides, Morricone wrote of course wedding material of his own for LE TRIO INFERNAL: the totally "decadent" and exhilarating Rag nuziale.

 
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