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Elegant, live harp music can enhance your wedding or special event. The harp is a perfect choice for background music at a bridal shower, baptism celebration, birthday party, holiday function, cocktail party or corporate event. It provides a gentle elegant ambiance without obstructing conversations. Sarah is equally skilled at playing classical music, traditional Irish melodies, jazzy classics, romantic movie themes or Broadway show tunes. You can choose the repertoire to personalize your occasion.


"I just wanted to thank you for contributing to a great day. You did a wonderful job at the church and the cocktail hour. The music sounded incredible. Bob and I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. I must say it was beyond any expectations we had and your contribution was much appreciated."

-- Connie Sparks, client


If you are planning a wedding, there are several points in the ceremony to incorporate the romantic sound of the harp.

  • Preludes are played before the ceremony as guests are seated.
  • Processionals are played for the seating of the mothers, entrance of the bridal party and entrance of the bride.
  • A Musical Meditation may be played during the lighting of the unity candle, communion, sharing of the peace or following the vows.
  • The Recessional is played as the bridal party and guests depart.

Outlined below are some of the traditional selections for the different parts of the wedding ceremony. Of course, you may interchange or select other music for your ceremony from the extended list on the Repertoire page. Sarah is experienced playing for Christian, Jewish and Civil Ceremonies. Please ask if you have questions about music that would be appropriate for your faith.

If you have a special request that is not listed please contact Sarah directly. Sarah is usually able to honor most special requests and she is happy to work with you to make your event musically beautiful.


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Preludes (Seating of Guests)



Sonate K. 208

D. Scarlatti

To a Wild Rose

E. MacDowell


C. Salzedo

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

S. Rachmaninoff


G. Faure

Greensleeves Variations



C. Salzedo


Largo Op. 8

A. Vivaldi


Processionals (Entrance of Mothers, Bridal Party, Bride)

High Low

Bridal Chorus (Solo Harp)

R. Wagner

Bridal Chrous (Flute and Harp)

R. Wagner

Canon in D (Solo Harp)

J. Pachelbel

Canon in D (Flute and Harp)

J. Pachelbel

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

J.S. Bach

Passacaille G.F. Handel
Dodi Li  N. Chen  
Erev Shel Shoshanim J. Hadar  

Musical Meditations (During the Ceremony)

High Low

Be Thou My Vision

Old Irish Melody

O Perfect Love

J. Barnby

Ave Maria (Flute and Harp)

F. Schubert


Traditional Spain

The Lord's Prayer

A. Malotte

Amazing Grace Early American Hymn  
Grow Old Along With Me J. Lennon  
Perhaps Love J. Denver  
Let There Be Peace On Earth S. Miller & J. Jackson  

Recessionals (Departure of Bridal Party and Guests)

High Low

The Wedding March

F. Mendelssohn

Trumpet Voluntary (Solo Harp)

H. Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary (Flute and Harp)

H. Purcell

Ode To Joy

L. Beethoven

Concerto in B-flat

G.F. Handel

Simon Tov Traditional  


To interchange or select other music for your ceremony go to the extended list on the Repertoire page.

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