This delightful line is found in Igor Stravinsky's choral masterpiece Les Noces, or "The Wedding." But when speaking of the organ, Stravinsky once remarked:
The monster does not breathe.
With probably neither of these things in mind, my friend, musical trendsetter Bonnie Whiting is getting married in Wooster, Ohio. Delightfully, she has arranged her own wedding processional: music by none other than Stravinsky himself.
Is it possible for a music in a liturgy for the marriage of two musician to rise above the cacophony of deliriously bland nuptial strains? With the likes of Dietrich Buxtehude, William Albright, and organ-hater Igor Stravinsky, one would hope so. We shall see.
Tangent: Is it sacrilegious to play Stravinsky on the organ?
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