My daughter was kind enough to ask me me to write the music for her wedding. It started a foray into classical style music composition that has been a great joy to me ever since. These are the pieces I wrote for the ceremony. In the end the wedding ceremony and reception turned out amazing.
THE METCALFE STRING QUARTETS
When I started working on these pieces I knew very little about scoring classical music. Luckily I had a friend, Margaret Metcalf, who taught me the ins and outs of what I needed to know. So I thought it fitting that I should dedicate the prelude pieces to her.
PASSACAGLIA FOR A SUMMER'S DAY
A gentle multi-instrumental piece to welcome the bridesmaids. Stating from a simple theme that is built on as each instrument is added.
THE ANDANTE WEDDING MARCH
A fanfare gathers attention to the arrival of the bride and then slowly builds it's way to a ending in keeping with the solemnity of the ceremony.
THE INTERMEZZO WALTZ
Written to invoke the feelings of one waiting for the completion of an event that is holding things up and has an unscheduled ending time. The piece has a middle 'day dream' section that returns to the waiting theme and ends unexpectedly without a clear coda to the piece.
A merry piece to mirroring the feelings of joy and happiness of the couple's new life together, as they leave the venue followed by the wedding party and guests. Let's go celebrate!
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