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Classical music in West Virginia and Beyond

Music for a Royal Wedding

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By Mona Seghatoleslami
 · April 28, 2011
Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey

Will you be watching the wedding?

As if it's not wild enough that I'm heading to Moundsville for the next two days, I've promised a friend to stay up tonight (tomorrow morning?) and watch the royal wedding in our cabin.*  I hadn't quite been getting into the spirit of it all, but I'm now glad to know that there will be some good British music to enjoy along with all the pomp and circumstance.

No Pachelbel, Mendelssohn, or Wagner for these kids!

"Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton are pleased to announce the music for their Wedding Service. The music has a largely British theme. The Couple have put considerable thought into selecting the music, and their choices blend traditional music with some newly commissioned pieces."

Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Delius, Walton, Finzi, Maxwell Davies, Parry, Rutter... Check out the full list of wedding music selections here. Thanks to my colleague Beth Vorhees for sharing the link!

* As much as I like The Night of the Hunter, we will not be staying in the prison. I'm not as brave as some of my colleagues.

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