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weddings

           My goal is to make the music aspect of your wedding 

 exceptional,easy, and memorable.             

 

Alongside the harp, I am inspired by the process of creating

             

dynamic atmospheres

            distinct musical programs

                                                                   

 

                                                                and

lasting impressions.

 

Listen to my music 

                                                and read below to start 

envisioning your wedding soundtrack.

Music for the Ceremony      

 

Prelude  
Music for guest seating begins 20-30 minutes before the ceremony

and consists of 6-10 pieces.

Processional  
This piece accompanies everyone who approaches the altar before the bride:
Mothers, groom, officiant, groomsmen, bridesmaids, ring bearer and flower girl.

Bridal March  
For the bride's entrance and procession. Here, the most important piece of the ceremony can either be dignified and majestic, or quiet and restrained.

Musical Interlude/ Candle Lighting  
A quiet, unobtrusive piece works well during moments of reflection.

Recessional  
Immediately following the announcement of the couple, this piece is traditionally joyful and upbeat. Music can continue for an additional 1- 2 pieces as guests exit.

 

 
Program Suggestions                                                                                          

All programs are fully customizable.  Have something else in mind?  
Visit the MUSIC page of this website or  CONTACT me with your ideas.

 

Harp Duo

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Processional   Vivaldi: Winter
Bridal March   Pachelbel: Canon
Musical Interlude   Mascagni: Intermezzo, from "Cavelleria Rusticana"
Recessional   Handel: Concerto in B-flat

Wedding Ceremony Classics I   
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Processional   Bach: Air on the G String
Bridal March   Pachelbel: Canon
Musical Interlude   Bach: Arioso
Recessional   Handel: Allegro Maestoso

Wedding Ceremony Classics II
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Processional   Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bridal March   Wagner: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Musical Interlude   Malotte: The Lord’s Prayer
Recessional   Mendelsshon: Wedding March

Italian
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Processional   Giordano: Caro Mio Ben
Bridal March   Puccini: Muzetta’s Waltz
Musical Interlude   Mascagni: Intermezzo, from "Cavelleria Rusticana"
Recessional   Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro (O My Beloved Father)

Baroque
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Processional   Vivaldi: Winter
Bridal March   Handel: Passacaglia
Musical Interlude   Scarlatti: Andante e cantabile
Recessional   Bach: Prelude No. 1  in C Major
 

Classical
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Processional   Beethoven: "Pathetique" Sonata, Opus 13, Mvmt. 2
Bridal March   Gluck: March of the Priests    
Musical Interlude   Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata         
Recessional  Beethoven: Ode to Joy
 

Impressionist
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Processional   Debussy: Reverie      
Bridal March   Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin
Musical Interlude   Satie: Gymnopedie No. 1
Recessional   Debussy: Sarabande

 

Modern Harp
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Processional   Hovhaness: Suite for Harp
Bridal March   Owens: Promenade
Musical Interlude   Salzedo: Quietude
Recessional   Salzedo: Tango

 

Contemporary I
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Processional   Page/Plant: Stairway to Heaven
Bridal March   Lennon/ McCartney: In My Life
Musical Interlude   Jagger/ Richards: As Tears Go By
Recessional   Weiss/ Thiele: What a Wonderful World

 

Contemporary II
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Processional   Monnot/Piaf: Hymne a l'amour
Bridal March   Perri: A Thousand Years 
Musical Interlude   Sia: My Love
Recessional   Harrison: Here Comes the Sun

 

Rhythm + Blues
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Processional   Glenn: Crying in the Chapel
Bridal March   Beyonce: Halo  
Musical Interlude   North: Unchained Melody
Recessional   Gordon/Warren: At Last

 

Songs from the South
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Processional   Gershwin: Summertime
Bridal March   Steiner: My Own True Love (Tara Theme)
Musical Interlude   Twain: From This Moment On
Recessional   Carmichael/ Gorrell: Georgia on My Mind

 

Celtic
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Processional   Humors of the Joyce Country
Bridal March   Miss Hamilton of Auchincruive
Musical Interlude   The Last Rose of Summer
Recessional   Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms

 

Harpist’s Choice
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Processional   Debussy: Clair de lune
Bridal March   Rachmaninoff: 18th Variation
Musical Interlude   Massenet: Meditation from ‘Thais’
Recessional   Puccini: O Mio Babbino Caro

More Information

                                                                               

Dates are secured upon receipt of a signed contract and $50 deposit.  Balances are due 15 business days in advance of the event.
 
All collaboration is done conveniently over the phone, through email, and by referencing this website.

 

Parking and applicable parking fees/validation must be provided. The harp will need to be safely unloaded in a designated zone and attended by me at all times. Timed, metered, zoned street parking, or offsite garages for downtown locations cannot be accepted as parking options. I am a one-person operation-- I will not be able to stop music during the event and leave the harp to attend to my vehicle.

 

Requests for music not listed above or on my MUSIC page will be honored if a legal edition of the song(s) arranged for harp can be obtained.
Requests must be made at least 20 days in advance of the event. Up to 2 special requests are complimentary.

 

Full length recordings are not available at this time.

 

Amplification: I am an acoustic musician and do not provide amplification. If you have concerns based on the anticipated volume level of guests and/or acoustic qualities of the setting, I am happy to set up the harp with amplification provided by a dj or the venue.

Keep in mind that: (1) the harp is capable of cutting through an entire symphony orchestra without being overpowering; (2) the natural sound of the instrument is compromised by amplification; (3) voices tend to get louder as music levels rise.

 

I arrive at all weddings approximately one hour before Prelude music begins to move the harp into place and tune.

I am available during that time to speak with the wedding coordinator, officiant, or other designated person in charge of the processions.

 

Attendance at rehearsals is not included in ceremony services.


 

Outdoor Weddings

 

If your wedding will take place outdoors, please review:
Outdoor Settings: Keeping the Harp Safe and Sound
                                                                                
 

Services

All services include moving and transporting the harp, along with the necessary 1 hour advance arrival time for setting up the instrument and tuning its 47 strings.

 

Wedding Ceremony

starting at $450

 

Up to 30 minutes of prelude music for guest seating, all of the music required for the ceremony, and postlude music as guests exit.

 

Cocktail Service or Reception 

starting at $425

 

One full hour of continuous music.

 

Wedding Ceremony + Cocktail Service or Reception 

starting at $600

 

For services held consecutively in the same location.

 

Each Additional Hour 

starting at $125

 

Reception, Dinner, or Tea Music

 

Harp + Flute

 

I perform regularly with flutist Marrissa LaBant

Please contact Marissa directly for availability and rates.

I will coordinate all of the musical details from there.

 

Marissa: marissa.labant@gmail.com

 

 

Harp + Harp

 

Amp up the "elegance effect" with the rich and impressive sound of two harps.  

 

 

Travel     

                                                                                                              

All services include insured harp cartage and round trip distances within 60 miles of Mount Vernon, VA. 

Beyond 60 round trip miles, a travel surcharge will be assessed.

 

 

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