The big day is here. Today Colleen will get married.
The guests have arrived.
Everyone's excited -- or at least in a good mood.
The two mums are looking their very best, and so are all the ladies. The men have put on their finest suits and they're looking splendid.
The bridesmaids are flitting around in their white dresses, trying not to get them dirty.
The young men in the crowd have – for the moment – stopped trading bad jokes. Well, most of them.
Now they are filing into the church. The bride's family sits on the left and the groom's family finds its place on the right. After awhile, all fall silent.
And now resounds the wedding march. Ah, it's a new and different composition!
Colleen is our special royalty for this occasion, and we can't let her get married without music composed just for her! The local composer (Eric Keller) was commissioned to write the march. He decided to make it not too difficult and composed it in 4/4 in C major, all while adding a bit of a Celtic flair. And indeed, the organist learned it in just two hours. He loves the great bass stops, especially at the end. On the organ, all the stops are out, you'll hear it!
So let's listen together with everyone as Colleen and her father walk down the aisle. We're really happy for Colleen and her groom, and we wish them the best for their journey together.
[The End, or a New Beginning]
Photo from www.weddingsonline.ie
Solemn Music by Eric Keller
Performed with the Friesach organ in the GrandOrgue programme.
Harpsichord, 432 Hz tuning
To close off the ceremony, the organist performed a rousing version of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J.S. Bach, performed on the same organ.