Wedding from Vassar Chapel (A)
About this work:
A Wedding from Vassar Chapel is the fifth movement from "Suite Poughkeepsie," written for the Bicentennial of that city's founding as a village in 1799. Each movement is intended as an evocation of characteristic local scenes, impressions of my own experiences growing up there, things which will be familiar to its present inhabitants. The bridal march that makes up "A Wedding from Vassar Chapel" brings us into the Arlington section of the city, and is also as a remembrance of the times I have played the organ there myself.
The Hudson Valley Philharmonic under the direction of Randall Craig Fleischer premiered the entire Suite in 1999. Commissioned by David E. and Margaret L. Engel, it is dedicated to Lillian Rauth Engel, Vassar College Class of 1910.
Year composed: 1998
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Standard Orchestra