Weddings

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Your special day is special to me too. Your music will be tailored to create the atmosphere you are looking for. A list of current wedding favourites follows below, but is by no means comprehensive. Contemporary selections not listed may be considered for performance on the harp if deemed suitable for the instrument. If I am required to write a new arrangement of a requested tune, a separate fee will be applied to cover the writing and mastery process.

Outdoor weddings are popular in the summer. My contract will specify certain conditions which must be met if I am to risk exposing one of my beautiful, expensive harps to the elements. A sheltered spot protected from the sun, wind and rain are essential. Playing below 17°C is not comfortable for the harpist, the harp, or the listeners, as cold hands seize up and don’t play well.

Special considerations for indoor venues would be sufficient lighting, and being situated away from doors opening to the outside. Both hot and cold draughts can quickly render the harp out of tune.

My harps are equipped with pickups and may be plugged into any house system using 1/4” jacks. My own portable sound system will accompany me to your event, either for use as a monitor or to supply amplification from where the harp is set up. 

I accept engagements in Ottawa and the surrounding area. Contact me directly for a quote.

Wedding Music List

These pieces are suitable for processionals, recessionals and the signing of the register. They are arranged in three specific styles. Samples of the most frequently requested selections for the processional, signing of the register, and recessional, can be heard in the audio pages.

CLASSICAL

Prince of Denmark’s March (J. Clarke)
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Claire de lune (Debussy)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Rondeau (J.J. Mouret)
Pachelbel’s Canon
Spring (Vivaldi)
Prelude in C (Bach)
O Perfect Love (Barnby)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (O’Carolan)

POPULAR

Hallelujah (L. Cohen)
Perhaps Love (J. Denver)
The Prayer  (Foster/Sager)
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
Butterfly Waltz (Twilight Trilogy)
The Theme from Jurassic Park (J. Williams)
What a Wonderful World (as sung by L. Armstrong)

CELTIC

All in a Garden Green
The Royal Dream
Willafjord
The Ash Grove
All Through the Night
Theme from the Friendly Giant
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Mairi’s Wedding
Greensleeves
Chanter

MEDIEVAL/RENAISSANCE

Courante XCVIII (Michael Praetorious, Germany, 1613)
Lauda to Sta. Maddalena (anon., Italy, 13th century)
Galliarde (Claude Gervaise, France, 16th century)
Robin (John Munday, England, 14th century)
Branle (Claude Gervaise, France, 1550)
Corranto (anon., 14th century)