Wedding March

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Wedding March
Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Released 1842-??-??

Wedding March is a song written by Felix Mendelssohn in 1842. It was written for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. It has since been used in several weddings even to this day.

Because the song is public domain, it has been used in several video games.

Games

Libble Rabble (ARC)

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Libble Rabble (ARC)
Output - Namco WSG.svg
Arranger Nobuyuki Ohnogi
Released 1983-??-??
Format UNK
Loops No


Friday the 13th (C64)

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Friday the 13th (C64)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1985-??-??
Format SID
Loops No


Creative Music System (DOS)

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Creative Music System (DOS)
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Arranger Sim Wong Hoo
Released 1987-08-??
Length 2:54
Format CMS
Loops No


Haunted Castle (ARC)

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Haunted Castle (ARC)
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Arranger Kenichi Matsubara, Masahiro Ikariko
Released 1987-12-26
Length 0:17
Format UNK
Loops No

The song is played during the introduction sequence and is rendered on the cabinet's Konami SCC chip.

King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)

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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
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King's Quest 2 - DOS - Wedding.png
Arranger Al Lowe
Released 1987-??-??
Length 0:31
Format SND (Sierra)
Loops No

The Wedding theme starts with the first couple bars of Wedding March, but switches to Richard Wagner's Bridal Chorus once its opening finishes. The song is Sound.001 in the game's data files.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (NES)
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Arranger Michiharu Hasuya
Released 1988-04-08
Length 0:43
Format NSF
Loops Yes

The song plays during the game's ending sequence.

During the ending, we see the good doctor and Ms. Millicent meet at the church. Walk toward each other very slowly, and then go inside the church. The text END is then displayed. If the player beat Letule as Mr. Hyde, then the song will be interrupted by an alternate ending of a silhouette of Hyde.

Yuuyuu Jinsei (PCE)

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Yuuyuu Jinsei (PCE)
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Arranger Takeaki Kunimoto, Toshiaki Takimoto
Released 1988-04-22
Length 0:26
Format HES, VGZ
Loops No

The song plays during the marriage cutscene.

The album Kinoko Kunimoto Takeaki History Vol.5: Katoken titles the song Kekkonshiki (結婚式 = Wedding).

There seems to be an error where one of the instruments is a 16th note out of sync with the rest of the instrumentation.

Takeaki Kunimoto originally arranged the song on his Yamaha CX7 MSX2 computer using FM Music Composer II. It was then coded into Takayuki Iwabuchi's sound driver by Toshiaki Takimoto.

Vegas Dream (NES)

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Vegas Dream (NES)
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Arranger Kuni Kawachi
Released 1988-09-30
Length 0:09
Format NES
Loops No


Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (ARC)

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Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (ARC)
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Arranger Yoko Shimomura
Released 1991-03-??
Format VGM
Loops Yes

The second part of Ken's ending (wherein he marries his love interest) features an arrangement of the song for the CPS-1's YM2151 chip. Only a small portion of it plays in-game, though the full version can be heard in the machine's sound test (where it can be found under the numerical ID "34").

This version is reused without any changes in Street Fighter II': Champion Edition (ARC) and Street Fighter II' Turbo: Hyper Fighting (ARC).

The song is simply titled "Ken's Ending 2" on the album Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack. Other releases of the music, such as Street Fighter II Turbo + Street Fighter II Dash Plus Original Soundtrack, append the parenthetical subtitle "(Wedded Bliss)" to this name.

Hocus Pocus (DOS)

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Hocus Pocus (DOS)
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Arranger Rob Wallace
Released 1994-06-01
Format MIDI
Loops No


Zeppelin: Giants of the Sky (DOS)

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Zeppelin: Giants of the Sky (DOS)
Output - OPL2.svg
Arranger Unknown
Released 1994-??-??
Length 2:18
Format LDS
Loops Yes


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