Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" became popular on January 25, 1858

Though it was written in 1842 and first 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 January 25th 1858.

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.
Great Britain, USA
January 25, 1858
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Created on 2017-05-23 at 18:59 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:40.