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The Romantic Harpist

Harpist based in Devon

Price from £377
A professional harpist since 1994, The Romantic Harpist has built a brillaint reputation with her Victorian harp music. She is ideal for creating a relaxing atmosphere at weddings, exhibitions, TV and radio.
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EARLY MUSIC
Cabezon - Pavane and Variations
Romanza
Hachas
My Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe
Anon - Pavane

BAROQUE
Bach CPE - Solfeggietto
Bach JS - Piece en sol
Bach, JS - Prelude in E Flat
Bach, JS - Jesu Joy of my Desiring
Bach, JS - Preludes no1, 3 and 8 from the 48 Preludes and Fugues
Bach, JS - Variation 13 from Goldberg Variations
Handel - Passacaille
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - Tema and Variazioni
Handel - Allegro
Handel - Chaconne
Clarke, J - Chaconne
Paradisi - Toccata
Pachelbel - Canon
Purcell - Trumpet Tune

CLASSICAL
Naderman - Sonata in c minor
Naderman - Sonata in d minor
Dussek - Sonata in c minor
Bochsa - Studies 2,4,7,10

ROMANTIC
Bovio - La Danza degli Spiriti
Burgmuller - L’Harmonie des Anges
Chatterton - Recollections of the Enchantress
Godefroid - Ballade de la Fée
Godefroid - Choeur de Nymphes
Hoburg, M - Polonaise
Lorenzi - Ondina
Oberthür - A Fairy Legend
Oberthür - Conte de Fées
Oberthür - In Fairyland
Oberthür - In Twilight Hour
Oberthür - Le Reveil des Elves
Thomas - The Seasons - Summer
Thomas - The Seasons - Winter
Zabel - Marguerite am Spinrade

TWENTIETH
Baldry, EJ - Hobgoblin’s Holiday
Blyton - Shoal of Fishes
Chertok - Round the Clock Suite
Debussy - Arabesque
Debussy - Claire de Lune
Gamley, D - Little Suite for Harp
Guiranna - Sonatina
Hasselmans - Guitarre
Hasselmans - La Source
Lewis, Paul - Jane Austen Suite
Lewis, Paul - Valse Nostalgique
Lewis, Paul - Valse Brave/Valse Sentimentale
Lewis, Paul - Saturday Night Jazz Suite
Mathias - Improvisations
Pierné - Impromptu Caprice
Renié - Au Bord du Ruisseau
Renié - Legende
Salzedo - Song in the Night
Salzedo - Studies: Flight /Mirage
Satie - Gymnopedie
Tournier - Prelude no 3
Tournier - Au Matin
York Bowen - Arabesque

POPULAR CLASSICAL MUSIC ARRANGED FOR HARP
Delibes - Flower Duet
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata
Mozart - Aria: Voi che Sapeto
Saint-Saëns - The Swan
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Fauré - Pie Jesu
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Handel - O lovely Peace
Grieg - Morning from Peer Gynt
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Puccini - Oh my beloved father

POPULAR MUSIC
Beach Boys - Wouldn’t it be nice?
Beatles - And I love her
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Beatles - Here, There, Everywhere
Beatles - I’ve just seen a face
Beatles - In my Life
Beatles - Lady Madonna
Beatles - Let it Be
Beatles - Norwegian Wood
Beatles - Penny Lane
Beatles - The Long and Winding Road
Beatles - Yellow Submarine
Beatles - Yesterday
Ben E King - Stand by Me
Denver, J - Annie’s Song
Einaudi, Ludovico - Nefeli
Fain, S - Love is a Many Spendoured Thing
Gershwin - Ain’t Misbehaving
Gershwin - An American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue
Gordon, I - Unforgettable
Jones,I - It had to be you
Kern,J - Smoke gets in your eyes
Kosma, J - Autumn Leaves
Lloyd Webber - All I ask of you
Lloyd Webber - Don’t Cry for my Argentina
Lloyd Webber - I don’t know how to love him
Lloyd Webber - Love changes everything
Lloyd Webber - Memories
Lloyd Webber - Music of the Night
Mandel, J - The Shadow of your Smile
Martin/Coulter - Congratulations
Richie, L - Endless Love
Shapiro - Walking back to Happiness
Steinberg/Kelly/Hoffs - Eternal Flame
Sting/Miller - Shape of my Heart
Swandt/Andree - Dream a little dream of me
Van Morrison - Have I told you Lately
Weiss - Can’t help falling in Love
Young - Love Letters
Young - When I fall in Love

FILM MUSIC
Arlen, H - Somewhere over the Rainbow
Bart, L - From Russia with Love
Bock, J - Sunrise, sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof)
Churchill, F - Some day my prince will come (Snow White)
Gilkyson, T - The Bare Neccessities (Jungle Book)
Harline, L - When you wish upon a star (Pinocchio)
Horner,J - Love Song from Titanic
Lai, F - Love Story
Legrand, M - I will wait for you. (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
Legrand, M - Windmills of your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair)
Leiber, J - Jailhouse Rock (from the film, “Elvis”)
Morriconi - Life and Times of David Llyod George
Myers,S - Cavatina (Deerhunter)
Nyman, M - The Piano
Perkins, CL - Blue Suede Shoes (from the film, “Elvis”)
Sainte-Marie/Nitzche - Up where we belong (Officer and a Gentleman)
Sherman, R - Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins)
Steiner - My Own True Love (Gone with the Wind)
Williams, J - Schindler’s List Main Theme
Wrubel, A - Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South)

TRADITIONAL MUSIC
Rule Britannia
Danny Boy
Gig
Will ye no come back again
David of the White Rock
Airde Cuan
Oak and the Ash
She moves through the Fair
Caitlin Triall
Early one Morning
Cockle Gatherers
Heman Dubh
An ye shall walk in silk attire
Greensleeves
Struan Robertson
Hornpipe
Loch Lomond
Gaelic Waltz
Parting of Friends
Keys of Canterbury
The Harp that Once
My Gentle Harp
Hebridean Work Songs
Danse Ecossaises
Ash Grove
Marsh of Rhuddlan
Barbara Allen
Ca the Ewes
The Mermaid
Marv Pontkalleg
The Chanter
Sky Boat Song

  • Her own compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese and Canadian film, radio and television.
  • Previous performances on the West End stage, at the Royal Academy of Art's exhibition, Prince Charles' unveiling of the newly restored fairy oak tree in Kensington Gardens & more.
  • Different performance packages available to suit your type of event.

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The Romantic Harpist was born in Hampshire. She read music at Exeter University travelling to the Royal College of Music in London for her harp studies.

A professional harpist since 1994 she gives around one hundred performances a year as well as appearing regularly on television and radio. She has released a successful solo CD of Victorian fairy harp music, and contributed to a CD of chamber music by the composer Paul Lewis. This latter achieved worldwide distribution with Koch International. In 1998, she recorded a solo library disc for Studio G, from which her own compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese and Canadian film, radio and television. Concert Favourites, a CD recorded last year, has just been released, and in June she will be appearing in a new ITV series Landscapes about artistes in the South West.

The Romantic Harpist's rediscovery of Victorian fairy harp music has led to many quaint adventures - radio and TV broadcasts, appearances on the West End stage, at the Royal Academy of Art's exhibition of Victorian fairy paintings, at Prince Charles' unveiling of the newly restored fairy oak tree in Kensington Gardens, involvement with Les Fées, a major French exhibition and an appearance in the award-winning Canadian television documentary, The Fairy Faith - all these and more besides making her England's unofficial Fairy Harpist!

The Romantic Harpist's warm, rich tone on the harp is much commented on and was chosen for the soundtrack of ITV's Bernard's Watch. More than fifty episodes of this magical children's series have been made and broadcast around the world including America, Canada, Iceland, Kenya, Iran, South Africa, Poland and Cyprus.

"She is always so full of life and energy"
- Woburn Abbey

"It is the combination of an exceptional talent, and a very real human person that is so appealing"
- Paul Weaver, director of music, St Mary le Strand, London

"Your music, and your wonderful smile were so much a part of the magic that they seem inseparable from it - money cannot buy what you gave.’
- Bride's father

The Romantic Harpist is always happy to be invited to play for weddings and parties, finding them to be an oasis of celebration in a busy performing life.

The harp works brilliantly at weddings. It is both romantic and unusual. During the civil ceremony - which can so easily be short and soulless - guests are often profoundly moved by the music, saying it lifts the event into an entirely different league, adding grace and dignity to the occasion. This is wonderfully rewarding for everyone. During the reception the music creates just the right relaxing ambience, cushioning the conversation so there are no awkward silences, and generally enhancing the atmosphere. Guests hear a huge cross-section of musical styles from light classical to popular songs, so there is something for all of them to enjoy. It also works well to have the harp in the church whilst the registers are being signed.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire The Romantic Harpist from Alive Network

  • Ceremony (Civil upto 60mins) £0
  • Ceremony (Church upto 90mins) £0
  • Drinks OR Meal (2 hour period) £0
  • Ceremony AND Drinks (3 hour period) Add £100
  • Drinks AND Meal (upto 4 hour period) Add £200
  • Ceremony AND Meal (5 hour period including waiting between) Add £300
  • Ceremony, Drinks + Meal (5 hour period) Add £300
  • Upto 1 hour background music £0
  • Upto 2 hours background music £0
  • Upto 3 hours background music Add £100