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Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner: Lohengrin

Everyone has trouble KNOWING the true name of this song. We know it as HERE COMES THE BRIDE. It is from an opera named Lohengrin.

This starts out as a fairly simple tune – then the bridge gets real hard – because of all the chord changes and the use of bass buttons we didn’t even know we had! This does require a full 120 bass accordion.

I have written a little bass exercise that will help you with a lot of the basses in this piece and probably with other songs you have run across – maybe even from me!!!

Please Practice this first – Advanced Bass Work Level 3

Link – Here Comes the Bride (Wagner)

I have written this with an optional page 2 (the harder part). If you are level 2 – play just the top voices (no bottom notes) and you will able to manage (with the help of the exercise above – for the basses)

About the Song:

The “Bridal Chorus” (“Treulich geführt” in German), from the 1850 opera Lohengrin, by German composer Richard Wagner, is a march played for the bride’s entrance at many formal weddings throughout the Western world. In English-speaking countries it is generally known as “Here Comes the Bride” or “Wedding March,” though, actually, “wedding march” refers to any piece in march tempo accompanying the entrance or exit of the bride, notably Felix Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March.” The piece was made popular when it was used as the processional at the wedding of Victoria the Princess Royal to Prince Frederick William of Prussia in 1858.