Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Music at Religious Wedding

On request of one of our dear readers, here is a list of the music that was played during the religious wedding of the Hereditary Grand Duke and the Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. Personally, I would say that whoever chose the music, has very good taste...

OEuvres de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Sonate d’église en Ré" (KV 144)
"Fantaisie en Fa" (KV 608)
"Sonate d’église en Fa" (KV 224)
"Fantaisie en Fa" (KV 594)
"Sonate d’église en Do" (KV 278)
"Sonate d’église en Do" (KV 329)

Entry of the Grand Duke
Albert Leblanc
"Paraphrase of the « Wilhelmus »" (the Grand Ducal anthem)

Entry of the Hereditary Grand Duke
William Mathias

Entry of Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy
Eugène Gigout
"Grand choeur dialogué"

Ignaz Franz
"Großer Gott, wir loben Dich"

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Messe de la Trinité” (KV 167)

Psalm (Ps 32)
"Bénis le Seigneur Ô mon âme, n’oublie aucun de ses bienfaits!
Bénis le Seigneur Ô mon âme, bénis le Seigneur à jamais!
Criez de joie pour le Seigneur, hommes justes!
Hommes droits, à vous la louange!
Rendez grâce au Seigneur sur la cithare,
jouez pour lui sur la harpe à dix cordes.
Oui, elle est droite, la parole du Seigneur;
il est fidèle en tout ce qu’il fait.
Il aime le bon droit et la justice;
la terre est remplie de son amour.
Le Seigneur a déjoué les plans des nations,
anéanti les projets des peuples.
Le plan du Seigneur demeure pour toujours,
les projets de son coeur subsistent d’âge en âge."

Gospel Acclamation
Marco Frisina
"Cantico dell’Agnello"
(Especially arranged for the day)

Hymn to the Holy Spirit
C. Blanchard
"Jésus, toi qui as promis"

Hymn of Praise and Thanksgiving
P. Jacques Sévin
"Chant de la promesse"

Prayer of the Faithful
Jacques Berthier
"Ubi Caritas"

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Psalm 42, 1st movement

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Messe de la Trinité” (KV 167)

During the consecration
Fernand Mertens
"Sonnerie nationale"

Agnus Dei
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Messe de la Trinité” (KV 167)

During the communion
Marco Frisina
"Anima Christi"

Markus Wittal
"Pange lingua"

Homage to Our Lady of Luxembourg, Comforter of the Afflicted
Joseph Biwer
"Léif Mamm, ech weess et nët ze son"

National Anthem
Antoine Zinnen
"Ons Heemecht"

Signing of the Register
Georg Friedrich Händel
"Hallelujah" from Messiah (HWV 56)

Final Procession
Alexandre Guilmant
Symphonie No. 1, 3rd movement

The songs were sung by the choirs of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Luxembourg - La Maîtrise de la Cathédrale, La Chapelle de la Maîtrise and Le Petit Ensemble -  the music played by l’Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg under the direction of Mr. Antonio Grosu, La Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale under the direction of Lt Jean-Claude Braun as well as Mr. Paul Breisch and Laurent Felten at the organs. Additionally, there was a choir made up of friends of the bridal couple.

Source: Cour grand-ducale


  1. Thank you SO much for finding all this information. Such a selection, it was all first class. I am now off to youtube to check some of the pieces out.... ps am intrigued by the choir of friends!

  2. Many thanks for finding all of this out - the music really was exceptional so it is lovely to know what it was....

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