from The Sound of Music
Composer: Richard Rodgers
Category: Golden Oldie
Most people are familiar with the Broadway-musical-turned-highest-grossing-film-of-all-time The Sound of Music. It is based on the true story of the Austrian musical family, the von Trapps, who lived during the time of the Nazi occupation in the second World War.
The Broadway & movie adaptation of Maria von Trapp's story featured the romance between Maria - an idealistic but slightly scatterbrained young woman who consents to be governess to seven children, and their father - a gruff Austrian Navy captain.
The wedding scene was a grand affair, and the fanfare-like entrance of Maria in the chapel was merged with the earlier song "Maria" sung by the nuns who were frustrated by Maria's inability to adapt to life in the abbey.
This wedding processional arrangement would be a great tribute to a bride who loves old Hollywood or Broadway musicals - of course, it must be performed on an organ to be truly as grand as the original scene!