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Description: A film about how the composer Felix Mendelssohn came to write his famous “Wedding March.”
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Clip #: TFA-87D
Length: 8:44
Year: 1929
Color: B/W
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1920s
Filmmaker: James A. Fitzpatrick
Subject: Musical Instruments
Original: 16mm
1920s, Felix Mendelssohn, Nathaniel Shilkret conducting Victor Concert Orchestra, Germany, Mendelssohn and Baron Fredrik von Essen strolling through his orchard and watching woman dance to music being played by violinist, Baron von Essen unsuccessfully chasing woman, violinist playing for Mendelssohn and von Essen at his castle, violinist turning down offer to be sent to Leipzig conservatory and walking away, violinists’ fiancé explaining he turned down offer because they are supposed to be married, Mendelssohn and von Essen agreeing to send fiancé with violinist to Leipzig and Mendelssohn agreeing to write their wedding march, musicians playing Mendelssohn’s Wedding March as wedding recessional exits church, von Essen halting recessional to kiss bride as priest and Mendelssohn laugh, Mendelssohn and von Essen shaking hands as wedding recessional continues on

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