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This royal wedding playlist is perfect for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announce their engagement at the Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on Nov. 27, 2017, in London. Chris Jackson/Getty Images
1hr 8min : A Royal Wedding Playlist

What's in store musically for the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry? Everything is hush-hush until "the biggest classical musical event of the year" happens on Saturday — along with the much-hyped ceremony, of course. But we can look to previous royal weddings and British tradition for a likely playlist, compiled by our classical music director, Ryan Lohr.

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Track listing

ELGAR: Serenade for Strings
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
DG 419191

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Prelude on Rhosymedre
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner
EMI 62529

MAXWELL DAVIES: Farewell to Stromness
Peter Maxwell Davies, piano
Unicorn 9070

WALTON: Henry V Suite: Touch Her Soft Lips and Part
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Andrew Litton
London/Decca 448134

FINZI: Romance
Royal Ballet Sinfonia, David Lloyd-Jones
Naxos 555069

WALTON: Set Me as a Seal
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury
EMI 54418

WAGNER: Lohengrin: Treulich gefuhrt (Bridal Chorus)
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Robert Shaw
Telarc 80333

God Save the Queen
Choir of the Chapel Royal
Chandos 6560

MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March
Vienna Philharmonic, Andre Previn
Philips 420161

WIDOR: Organ Symphony No. 5: Toccata
Mary Preston, organ
Reference 113

PARRY: The Birds of Aristophanes: Bridal March of the Birds
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Neeme Jarvi
Chandos 10740

ELGAR: Land of Hope and Glory
BBC Concert Orchestra, Barry Wordsworth
DG 457196

WALTON: Crown Imperial
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Litton
London/Decca 448134