The original ‘Here Comes the bride’ music, officially known as Wagner’s ‘Wedding March’ has gone on sale for a cool $3.6 million
The most well-known wedding related tune of all time, ‘Here Comes The Bride’ sheet music will go on sale online at momentsintime.com, and for just over three and half million dollars this piece of musical history could be all yours.
Wagner composed the piece for his opera ‘Lohengrin’ back in 1850, and it became popular wedding song after Princess Victoria used this as her ceremony music when she walked down the aisle to marry the German Emperor and King of Prussia Frederick III in 1858.
A photo of the manuscript for sale is featured on the Moments In Time website, along with the following text:
The “Bridal Chorus” (“Treulich geführt” in German), from the 1850 opera Lohengrin, by German composer Richard Wagner, is a march played for the bride’s entrance at many formal weddings throughout the Western world. In English-speaking countries it is generally known as “Here Comes the Bride” or “Wedding March,” though, actually, “Wedding March” refers to any piece in march tempo accompanying the entrance or exit of the bride, notably Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.”
The piece was made popular when it was used as the processional at the wedding of Victoria the Princess Royal to Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858.
The chorus is sung in Lohengrin by the women of the wedding party after the ceremony, as they accompany the heroine Elsa to the bridal chamber.”
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