Just Married – organ music for a wedding
A compilation of history's most celebrated organ music which also happens to be popular at weddings. Insert notes for the disc contain a useful tabulation of the tracks into processionals, recessionals and 'signing music'.
Includes Lemare's 'Gavotte à la Cour', Sammartini's 'Canto Amoroso', Schubert's 'Ave Maria', Handel's 'Hallelujah Chorus', 'Overture and The Rejoicing from Fireworks Music'; Wagner's 'Prelude to Act III 'and 'Bridal Music ' from 'Lohengrin', Mendelssohn's 'Wedding March 'from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream ' and much more.
Thomas Heywood is one of Australia's most-sought after concert organists, holding an enviable reputation as one of the leading interpreters of the large-scale romantic and transcription repertoire.
“Heywood's technique is immaculate, his projection of the music positively three-dimensional, and his obvious enjoyment of the task radiates through the notes, catching up the listener and carrying us along the way.”
— Organist's Review, UK
“Oh that every church had as good an organ as St. Mary's, and that every parish organist had a technique like Heywood's!”
— One Voice
“delightful listening (even if you're not contemplating matrimony)”
— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno
- Bells of St. John's Church, Toorak
- Fireworks Music Overture and "The Rejoicing" George Frideric Handel
- Sonata No. 10 in F, KV 244 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- A Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding March Felix Mendelssohn
- Gavotte à la Cour, Op. 84 Edwin Henry Lemare
- Wedding March in E flat William Thomas Best
- Méditation (Ave Maria) on J.S. Bach's First Prelude Charles-François Gounod
- Prelude to Third Act and Bridal Music from Lohengrin Richard Wagner
- "Bist du bei mir", BWV 508 Johann Sebastian Bach
- Wedding March, Op. 77: No. 2 Alexandre Guilmant
- Salut d'Amour, Op. 12 Sir Edward Elgar
- La fille aux cheveux de lin The girl with the Flaxen Hair Claude Debussy
- Nuptial Postlude in F William Faulkes
- Canto Amoroso Giuseppe Sammartini
- Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D, BWV 1068 Air Johann Sebastian Bach
- 'The Birds' of Aristophanes Bridal March Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
- Trumpet Voluntary in D Charles John Stanley
- Ave Maria, Op. 52: No. 6, D.839 Franz Schubert
- Messiah "Hallelujah" Chorus George Frideric Handel
- Bells of St. John's Church, Toorak
- Thomas Heywood · organ
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847) was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. Mendelssohn's work includes symphonies, concerti, oratorios, piano music and chamber music.
Claude-Achille Debussy was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures working within the field of impressionist music, though he himself intensely disliked the term when applied to his compositions.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Today, Schubert is admired as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.