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Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March"
Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" became popular on this day, in 1858.

Though it was written in 1842 and played in 1847, the recessional did not gain popularity until Queen Victoria I of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland selected it to be played at her daughter's wedding. Princess Royal Victoria wed Prince Frederick William of Prussia on this day.

Written as incidental music, the "Wedding March" is the intermezzo between Acts IV and V of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Shakespeare's play which Mendelssohn adapted to music.
The Great Britain
January 25, 1858
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