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Processional - to Melissa and Corey

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Written for the wedding of Gerry's daughter Melissa, this processional is for solo piano and is dedicated to Melissa and Corey. Their marriage ceremony took place at First Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma. The music is based on a well-known hymn, Great Is Thy Faithfulness.

There is an obvious reference to J.S. Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze in the middle section. This comes from the cantata Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd, BWV 208 (1713), and appears there as a soprano aria. This is a popular wedding selection and should be familiar to most listeners. No, you are not hearing things, it's really in there.

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