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Music for your wedding


Anna Christensen - harpist

Some suggestions for your wedding ceremony music

Please note: Music of a religious nature is not permitted at civil ceremonies.

If you are having your wedding in a church, there are no legal restrictions on the nature of the music.  The harp can play for all parts of the ceremony: beforehand, as guests assemble, processional, signing of the register, communion (for a Catholic wedding), and recessional.

If you intend to have hymns sung, some churches prefer you to use the resident organist.  The organ is a much louder than the harp, and is a good choice if your guests need support in their hymn singing.
It is possible (if the vicar is agreeable) to have the harp play for hymns, instead of the organ.  In this case, I need to be sent a copy of the hymn music as used in that church, at least a month prior to the wedding.

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Processional (Entrance music)
      ♥ Prelude No.1 Bach
      ♥ Chaconne in C Handel
      ♥ Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
      ♥ Canon Pachelbel
      ♥ Chaconne Clarke
      ♥ Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride) Wagner
      ♥ Wedding March Mendelssohn
Signing the register
      ♥ Flower Duet (from Lakmé) Delibes
      ♥ Gymnopédie No.1 Satie
      ♥ Air on a G String Bach
      ♥ Arioso Bach
      ♥ Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring Bach
      ♥ Canon Pachelbel
Recessional (Exit music)
      ♥ Wedding March Mendelssohn
      ♥ Carillon Handel
      ♥ Chaconne Clarke
      ♥ Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
The concert harp is a large, heavy instrument, weighing over 40 Kg, and standing 1.8 metres (over 6ft).  If your venue has awkward access, consider booking the Celtic Harp (pictured on the left).  This instrument is lighter, and can be carried up several flights of stairs, yet still has a big, resonant sound.  It was hand-made by Kim Webby - New Zealand's finest harp maker.
Celtic Harp soundclips
      ♥ Annie's Song John Denver
      ♥ Chanter's Tune Traditional
      ♥ Cynghansail Cymry Traditional
      ♥ Danny Boy Traditional
      ♥ Eye Level Jack Trombey
      ♥ Harp of Gold Traditional
      ♥ John O'Connor Traditional
      ♥ Little John Traditional
      ♥ Mrs Power Traditional
      ♥ Neil Gow's Lamentation Traditional
      ♥ Scarborough Fair Traditional
      ♥ Welsh Carol & Variation Traditional
Anna can often arrange to perform with other instrumentalists. These following examples demonstrate violin and harp.
Violin and Harp soundclips
      ♥ Air on a G String Bach
      ♥ March Handel

To check availability, or for any other queries, please email Anna.