- Composer: Charles-Marie Widor
- Arranger: Peter Bongaerts
- Instrumentation: Fanfare Band
- Duration: Ca. 5.40 min.
- Difficulty: Grade 5
The “Marche Nuptiale” was first written as theater music for the play Conte d’Avril by the French playwrighter and poet Auguste-Léon Dorchain. This was a four act comedy based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. After several versions, including one for two pianos, Charles-Marie Widor finally transcribed the “Marche Nuptiale” for organ in 1892. Peter Bongaerts beautifully arranged this work for concert band.
Watch here: Marche Nuptiale FB – Example
Listen here: Marche Nuptiale CB – Digital Recording