Wedding March from A Midsummer Nights Dream Mendelssohn
  • Classical music composed by Felix Mendelssohn WSU Brass and Organ Recital
    Organized by
    Andrew Bishop, Trumpet
    Ian Schwindt, Trombone

    Wiedemann Recital Hall
    Wichita State University
    April 8, 1996

    Well, nobody could ever accuse either myself, or my good friend Ian Schwindt of not being pure, unadulterated "brassholes." We were very fortunate to have not only great friends at WSU who were like-minded in our pursuits of great brass music, but also having at our disposal an amazingly talented church organist, my mother Genevieve Bishop!

    It should go without saying that this concert was extremely enjoyable to perform. I'm terribly sorry that the video quality of this concert is very poor. I did, however, lay the digital sound over the video, so at least the audio is acceptable. Believe it nor not, this entire recital was given after having only one hour-long rehearsal....a full week before the recital! I believe that is a testament to the outstanding musicians and friends we had at WSU.

    Not only that, but how lucky were we to have a venue like Wiedemann Recital Hall -- a building solely constructed to house the Great Marcussen Organ? Built in 1986-87, it was the first Marcussen organ built in North America by the Danish firm. For more information, please see:

    www.marcussen-son.dk

    All the pieces of the "Wedding Suite" were arranged by Ian Schwindt for his own Wedding Ceremony of July 1, 1995. Yes, in fact the wedding had three antiphonal brass choirs and organ. It was the greatest wedding music I'd ever heard until this last May, when I put together the greatest wedding music of ALL-TIMES for my baby sister Katie for her wedding day.

    Program:

    Introduction ("Sunrise") -- Richard Strauss
    From Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

    WEDDING SUITE
    - Seating of the Parents: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (J.S. Bach)
    - Processional: Hornpipe from Water Music Suite in D (G.F. Handel)
    - Entrance of the Bride:
    Fanfare "Abblasen" (G. Reiche)
    Prelude from Te Deum (M.A. Charpentier)
    - Recessional: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (F. Mendelssohn)

    Toccata (Charles-Marie Widor)
    From Organ Symphony No. 5

    Feierlicher Einzug (Richard Strauss)

    Musicians:

    Genevieve Bishop, Organ

    Trumpets: Andrew Bishop, Gerald Brandt, Bret Goter, Mark Boren, Paul Hudson, Laura Bornholdt

    Horns: Susan Snipes, Schuyler Laverentz, Brady Finch, Jeb Wallace, Miah Schneider, Guy Vollen

    Trombones: Ian Schwindt, Matt Blauer, Jeff Luttrell, Sean Ormerod

    Tuba: Raymond Linkous

    Timpani: Phil Merz

    Conductor: Jeffrey Bishop

    Please visit me at:
    www.myspace.com/andrewbishoptrumpet

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