Wedding Harpist Vancouver Harp
Wedding Harpist Vancouver Hart House

I always count myself extremely lucky to be playing the harp for people, especially during one of the most important moments in their lives. I believe in performing all my music from memory, as it allows more freedom to accomodate any situation without the barrier of sheet music and music stands.

 

I hope you will enjoy these little excepts of some of my favourite songs. I recorded these pieces on my Salvi Arianna Pedal Harp. I have set out 6 categories with many samples for each. All songs are interchangeable between categories and are merely suggestions.

 

Please scroll down to see entire list. Thanks for listening!

Processionals

Signing

Music for walking down the aisle. Depending on the size of your wedding party, a general guide would be to select 3 songs for: Groomsmen & Parents, Bridesmaids & Flowerkids, and Bride & Father.

Some romantic and sentimental music while you sign the marriage register. The following are all beauitful and a great length for this part of your ceremony.

Bach - Air On A G-String Beatles - I Will
Bach - Arioso Bocelli - Con Te Partiro
Bach - Ave Maria Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Handel - Passacaille Debussy - First Arabesque
Martina McBride - Valentine Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
Pachelbel - Canon In D Foster - The Prayer
Purcell - Ground In F Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Soundtrack - Forest Gump Theme Hasselmans - Little Fountain
Soundtrack - She Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose
Soundtrack - Someday My Prince Will Come Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Wagner - Bridal Chorus Shania Twain - From This Moment
Soundtrack - Over The Rainbow [Full]
Worship - As A Deer
Worship - On Eagles Wings


Recessionals

Prelude

Soon after the signing, and your Wedding Commissioner or Reverend has announced you as newlyweds, a bright joyful song or a slower sentimental love song work beautifully for this moment. Elegant music to welcome your guests as they find their seats before te start of your ceremony. No particular song selections are necessary for the Prelude as I usually play what feels appropriate at the time. The list here gives just samples of typical Prelude music. If there are particular songs you really enjoy, I will be more than pleased to include them in the playlist.
Bach - Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring Bach - Largo
Beatles - Here Comes The Sun Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me
Celtic - Fig For A Kiss Celtic - Queen's March [Full]
Handel - Concerto In B-Flat Celtic - Sally Gardens [Full]
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World Celtic - The Minstrel Boy [Full]
Mendelssohn - Wedding March Celtic - Friendly Giant
Soundtrack - Everyone Says I Love You Celtic - Greensleeves
Nat King Cole - Tenderly
Gustavsen - Minuet
Soundtrack - Flightless Bird American Mouth
Soundtrack - Gabriel's Oboe
Soundtrack - Part Of Your World
Soundtrack - River Flows In You


Reception

Other Occasions

As your wedding celebrations begin, live harp music can welcome your guests into a more relaxed social setting. No particular song selections are necessary for the Reception, however if you are planning a tea ceremony, photos, or toasts, and would like a particular song for the background, please let me know! The following are some favoured selections. Harp is suited for most occasions as it provides a range of expressions from romantic, pop, jazz, worship, celtic and classical.
Michael Buble - Sway Joni Mitchell - River
Depeche Mode - Somebody Soundtrack - Ashokan Farewell
Gershwin - But Not For Me Worship - Amazing Grace
Gershwin - Summertime Worship - Morning Has Broken
Loreena McKennitt - Tango To Evora Worship - What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
Morricone - Dinner
Police - Every Breath You Take
Porter - Begin The Beguine [Full]
Salzedo - Seguidilla
Soundtrack - Moonriver
Sting - Shape Of My Heart
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