Bridal Chorus Variations features a wide variety of styles and lengths of the well known Bridal Chorus to perfectly fit your personal wedding style & needs. Try the traditional cathedral pipe organ if you envision a majestic, royal wedding sound. On the other end of the spectrum, we have beautiful and reflective wedding piano arrangements (both a short [1 minute] and a long version [2:38]) for various size churches, quiet wedding chapels, or home weddinsg. We also have a very short arrangement called “Wedding March MP3 Piano” (click those words to hear it) perfect for small churches and intimate wedding settings.
Other Bridal Chorus Variations include 2 professionally recorded string quartet versions for that classic, romantic style that a string quartet evokes with 2 violins, viola, and cello.
Traditional wedding piano versions are offered in many different lengths – the shortest being 24 seconds! I have seen many weddings that did not require a long bridal processional, and it may perfectly fit your wedding to have a much shorter version of the bridal chorus. It’s so relaxing and musically satisfying when the music stops naturally at the proper time!
If you’re unsure which option you prefer, we have priced the bridal chorus album quite reasonably, making it very affordable to download all the versions, and take them to where your wedding will be held to check out the timings, or to listen through the different styles with your future spouse, family, or friends.
We’re adding more musical options for even more flexibility and personal style choices, including a small orchestra version, piano-organ duet, and a softer small ensemble rendition. It’s likely that by the time you read this, some of these will be a part of the bridal chorus variations. If you would like to take a free listen to all these musical options, just click the words “Bridal Chorus Variations” on the first line of this article.
The original Bridal Chorus was written by Wagner as part of the opera “Lohengrin” in 1850, though it did not see widespread use until many decades later. It is often referred to as “Here Comes The Bride” or the Bridal March, though the term bridal march may confuse it with Mendelssohn’s familiar wedding recessional, or some other bridal entrance selection. The line “Here comes the bride” (followed perhaps by “all dressed in white”) has no connection with the opera from which the song came; to my knowledge no one knows precisely when that started to be the words associated with the song, but it seems likely it was a very young lady pretending she was soon to be married!
There is no lyric sung to this music today; the original operatic version from Richard Wagner began with these words:
“Faithfully guided, draw near
To where the blessing of love shall preserve you!”
Have a wonderful wedding, and we sincerely hope you find the perfect processional, whether its the Bridal Chorus or one of a thousand other choices.