Weddings

Harp adds an elegant touch to any wedding ceremony or reception. Harp music typically fills the following roles during a wedding ceremony:

  • Prelude music while your guests are gathering.
  • Processional music for the entrance of the parents/grandparents, bridal party, and the bride.
  • Music for portions of the ceremony, such as unity candle lighting, communion, flower presentation, etc.
  • Recessional while the wedding party departs.
  • Postlude music while your guests are dismissed.

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Outdoor Ceremonies

Special requirements must be met in order to accommodate the harp in an outdoor setting:

  • A covered or shaded area
  • No precipitation of any kind
  • Dry, level ground
  • Temperature cannot be below 65 degrees F


Audio Samples from Lyrical Images Duo

Prelude
1. First Arabasque *C. Debussy
2. Air from "Water Music" *G. F. Handel
3. Dance of the Blessed Spirits *C. Gluck
4. Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring *J. S. Bach
5. Simple Gifts *Shaker Melody

Processional
6. Bridal Chorus *R. Wagner
7. Trumpet Voluntary *J. Clarke
8. Canon in D *J. Pachelbel
9. Wings of Song F. Mendelssohn
10. Allegro from "Four Seasons" *A. Vivaldi

Interlude
11. One Hand, One Heart *L. Bernstein
12. The Lord's Prayer *A. Malotte
13. Ave Maria Bach/Gounod
14. Ave Maria *F. Schubert

Recessional
15. Hornpipe *H. Purcell
16. Trumpet Tune *H. Purcell
17. Rondeau *J. Mouret
18. Wedding March *F. Mendelssohn
19. Brian Boru Traditional Irish
20. Aria in Classic Style (harp solo)M. Grandjany

* denotes selections also available for harp alone

Please note that these selections are appropriate for any part of a wedding ceremony and need not be restricted to the suggested category.