Richard Wagner – Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral (from Lohengrin)

Montage – Recently, I was revisiting some instrumental sheet music I had the privilege of playing in high school – Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral was one of them. As I got listening to it again, it came to me that the perfect images to grace a montage is actually one of Wagner’s contemporaries, William Bouguereau. (Both from the Romantic era.) A perfect ‘marriage’ of sound and artistry – well, at least I thought so 🙂 The only other Bouguereau montages I see on youtube use music like bach, which doesn’t make sense to me – wrong time period. eh.
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Many people love the idea of using Royal Icing however stumble when it comes to making the Royal Icing itself. In this video Ceri. D will take you through the steps of how to make Royal Icing and the different consistencies required for decorating. Visit www.ceridz.co.uk for more videos, downloadable step by step guides, and information on classes and demonstrations with Ceri.D
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47 Comments

  • octordoctapus

    2 marzo, 2013

    I feel ya buddy. I played this for French horn and it’s just lovely for us. Makes up for all the damned Sousa I had to play.

  • PlushChronicles

    2 marzo, 2013

    Playing this for our spring festival 🙂 love it. Even though since I play timpani I have to wait for like 1000000000000000000000000000000000000 measures XD its so worth it.

  • Pippi Langstöm

    2 marzo, 2013

    Hey, well done djthalie. What a beautifully put together video. Wagner and Bouguereau compliment each other perfectly. Great job.

  • Damiana Uberuaga

    2 marzo, 2013

    Beautiful! I am reading a novel that references Elsa’s procession and I just had to hear it for myself! I am grateful for eyes and ears.

  • Morgan Freeman

    2 marzo, 2013

    Simply divine.

  • Dan474834

    2 marzo, 2013

    She got tangled up listening to the music.

  • Harry Hagan

    2 marzo, 2013

    Such unspeakable, heavenly beauty. Thanks for this wonderful video, including the visual beauty. A civilization that can’t slow down and adore this, and everything it represents: true, deep, unspoilt, abiding and complete love, is doomed.

  • Taylor Bray

    2 marzo, 2013

    It truly is a beautiful song. My high school wind ensemble performed it many times. As a trumpet player, I’d have to say it sure was a struggle to stay awake and not yawn in front of the camera. The only piece that does that. Guess it’s because it’s so tranquil. I could even endure pomp and circumstance, but not this. Still pretty though!

  • ghostie7790

    2 marzo, 2013

    It’s a beautiful name and a beautiful song! 🙂
    

  • maddmatt361

    2 marzo, 2013

    Its from an opera, called Lohengrin, look it up on wikipedia.

  • Donny Lavrenz

    2 marzo, 2013

    Watch Lohengrin 🙂
    or check out /wiki/Lohengrin_(opera)

  • Jonathan Vernot

    2 marzo, 2013

    Elsa is in love with the mysterious Lohengrin, who has a past she must not question, or she will lose him. They marry (hence the lengthy «procession,») but her ultimate weakness of faith causes her to doubt, and lose, her love.

    Wagner couldn’t help writing overlong processionals. This extended piece is followed by another processional, the famous «Here Comes the Bride», played at every wedding since. The beauty of this piece allows forgiveness of the length.

  • Matthew Long

    2 marzo, 2013

    every time we played this piece, whether it was in practice or performance, i always got sooo light-headed! Truely an amazing work!

  • purpleworld08

    2 marzo, 2013

    I’m naming my daughter after this song.

  • mojevesti

    2 marzo, 2013

    you made my day 🙂

  • Joshua Pauls

    2 marzo, 2013

    Yo Wagner, imma let you finish, but Phantom Regiment had one of the better arrangements

  • pjeltonlover

    2 marzo, 2013

    my most favorite piece ever…the flutes at the beginning just make my heart skip a beat

  • Alyssa Black

    2 marzo, 2013

    I might end up playing this in the spring term at my college

  • Charby Xu

    2 marzo, 2013

    Ummm… Elsa isn’t a prostitute…

  • scuffla

    2 marzo, 2013

    if you are a noble who lives on an estate you have quite a long walk to the cathedral in the city, probably a few days, be glad it doesn’t last that long.

  • Sean Wallace-Chang

    2 marzo, 2013

    THIS IS FUCKING GAY

  • Laroling

    2 marzo, 2013

    mostly it takes so long for Elsa to get to the cathedral is because its all holy and ethereal.

  • ghostie7790

    2 marzo, 2013

    nice putting Beugareau’s art up. He was such a great classical artist. the works fit perfectly with this song

  • Yeletski

    2 marzo, 2013

    Elsa is accused of having murdered her young brother who vanished. Asked to defend herself in a trial, she relates a dream in which a knight appeared to prove her innocence. A stranger appears, determined to defend her — under one condition: she must never ask who he is or where he came from. She agrees. But her accusers plant doubts in her mind. Her way to church, where she is to marry her hero, is a build up to a dramatic climax in which she comes close to ask the forbidden question.

  • Yeletski

    2 marzo, 2013

    Check out the prelude to Act I of «Lohengrin», it’s some of the most beautiful music Wagner ever wrote! Lohengrin is a knight of the Holy Grail whose true identity remains unknown throughout the opera: He reveals his name only in the opera’s last moments. He saves Elsa’s life by proving that she is not involved in her brother’s mysterious disappearance. But when she fails to trust him and insists to know his identity, he is forced to obey the Grail’s law and leave her. She collapses lifeless.

  • sorriso737

    2 marzo, 2013

    Hi, thank you very much for this video. Please can you write here the recipe? Thank you. Paola

  • Chirikukidogo

    2 marzo, 2013

    What are the different types of icing consistencies typically used for?

  • Louise Booth

    2 marzo, 2013

    love your videos so informative and easy to follow, the consistencies bit of this video was particularly helpful, i never understood the differences between them before watching your video, and you seem to have thought of everything! thank you!

  • Louise Booth

    2 marzo, 2013

    hi can you make this recipe either by hand or using a hand mixer? i dont have a kitchen mixer like yours! of any make.

  • Sean Hayes

    2 marzo, 2013

    What can you use as a substute for merry white ?

  • FalkoTenshi

    2 marzo, 2013

    How long can you actually store the royal icing like that? In the video you are talking about a day, but not realy about how long it can be stored at most

  • Jaypat74

    2 marzo, 2013

    You explain things so well. Very clear and easy to understand, thank you.

  • herabloom

    2 marzo, 2013

    how much egg white would you need to use instead for this recipe?

  • ceridz

    2 marzo, 2013

    The recipe I use is the basic recipe some people add, cream of tartar, some add white vinegar some add lemon juice but these are just things to strengthen the royal icing, for general piping they’re not required.

  • fm0117

    2 marzo, 2013

    I’m a bit CONFUSED… in some recipies, they ask for cream of tartar?… why?…
    Yours didn’t use it, why?
    What does cream of tartar do to it?
    Sorry for so many questions, but hope to hear from you soon. Tonite I’m going to do your flowers from previous tutorial 🙂

  • fm0117

    2 marzo, 2013

    Nice tutorial. Love all your videos. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Thumbs up 🙂

  • ceridz

    3 marzo, 2013

    You can only use icing sugar and not granulated sugar for royal icing

  • ceridz

    3 marzo, 2013

    Sorry guys and girls I’ve been trying to get a grip on technology, and take my business to another level, I promise I will do better in future.

  • ceridz

    3 marzo, 2013

    A real egg white is how royal icing was first made just make sure you don’t get any egg yolk in your egg white as it will destroy your royal icing.

  • ceridz

    3 marzo, 2013

    Meri-Whites has albumen in it and is used as if it were egg whites when making royal icing, there are several different products that can be used, Meri-Whites, Renwhites, real egg whites, Wilton meringue powder, Albumen powder, liquid egg whites are sometimes available in the supermarkets.

  • ceridz

    3 marzo, 2013

    When you use royal icing for cookies dependent on your design you normally outline in a soft peak royal icing then flood the cookie in with softer or run-out icing.

  • ceridz

    3 marzo, 2013

    This royal icing is normally used to coat cakes that are made from fruit and have been covered in marzipan however royal icing has many uses and can be piped onto biscuits, cookies and used for borders on sugar paste cakes.

  • نوف ماطر

    3 marzo, 2013

    رائع
    

  • Carol S

    3 marzo, 2013

    Very informative video. Answers all questions on Royal Icing. Thank you for making this video. As a novice I can be more confident at making royal icing & royal icing roses now.

  • SilkE1010

    3 marzo, 2013

    i like this guys videos but does he ever answer any questions?

  • tinurasheed

    3 marzo, 2013

    lovely but can i use egg white instead of meringue poweder?

  • SelienX

    3 marzo, 2013

    Yes, it’s about the same as meringue-powder. 🙂