Wedding March Op. 61, No. 9
From Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream”
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
For flute and piano
Arranged by Wolfgang Birtel
Published by Schott
Written in 1842, it is the most famous of the incidental music that this early Romantic period German composer wrote for Shakespeare's Midsummer's Night Dream. It was first used for a wedding in 1847, but did not become popular for weddings until 1858, when Queen Victoria's daughter, Victoria, had it played for her wedding to Prince Frederick William of Prussia. Within the incidental music, it was played between Acts 4 and 5, as an intermezzo.