High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Music for William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream was written by Felix Mendelssohn at different times in his life. In 1826, near the start of his career, he wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). In 1842, only a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) for a production of the play, into which he incorporated the existing Overture. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March. The German title reads Ein Sommernachtstraum.