Which composer wrote the famous Wedding March?
Answer: Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”, was written in 1842 as part of his suite of incidental music for a production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. At weddings in many English-speaking countries, it is commonly performed as the bridal party files out at the end of the service. It is frequently teamed with Richard Wagner’s “Here Comes the Bride.” This piece only became widely used in weddings after Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter, Victoria, The Princess Royal, used it when she married the Crown Prince of Prussia in 1858.
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, born and widely known as Felix Mendelssohn, was a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period.
Born: 3 February 1809, Hamburg, Germany
Died: 4 November 1847, Leipzig, Germany
Spouse: Cécile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud (m. 1837–1847)
Children: Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy, more