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No album would be complete without the traditional wedding music of Mendelssohn and Wagner, and it can be found here in this collection alongside other classics of the wedding repertoire by Jeremiah Clarke, Bach and Handel. But there's also a thoroughly contemporary leavening, with arrangements of Sydney Carter's One More Step and Lord of the Dance, both firm favourites, plus Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and Charpentier's Prelude, adding a note of splendour.

But the real bonus is for lovers of English music, with Elgar's Chanson de Matin and 'The Call' from the Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams, seldom found in comparable collections. And there's also a rare new discovery: the ravishing Chosen Tune by Herbert Howells, transcribed from his Three Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 28, and available as an organ piece for the first time.

Each piece is comprehensively registered by the arranger, and the collection as a whole will be welcomed by all organists of intermediate standard as a source of new material not only for liturgical use but also for recitals.

Bridal Chorus (Wagner)

Trumpet Voluntary (J Clarke)

Triumphal March (Verdi)

Rondeau (Purcell)

Ave Maria (Schubert)

The Call (Vaughan Williams)

"Chosen" Tune (Howells)

Chanson de Matin (Elgar)

Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)

One More Step (Carter)

Promenade (Moussorgsky)

Prelude (Charpentier)

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Lord of the Dance (Carter)