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Elizabeth York enjoys helping people choose the music they want for their event. You can discuss the music with her - if you need help, she can advise you on music that fits well for different situations. It is often possible for her to add a new piece or two to her repertoire for your occasion.

If requested, she can include more of particular styles to suit individual preferences, emphasising the classical, popular, or celtic side of her repertoire. She plays her celtic harp when requested, for example sometimes for a family with Irish or Scottish connections.

"That was gorgeous, and you were so sensitive to everything that was happening"
Registrar's comment after civil ceremony

The Ceremony

As the guests assemble
For the processional/bride's entrance
During the signing of the register
Songs
For the recessional/exit of bride and groom

Background Music

Classical Music
Classic and modern pop songs & jazz standards
Tunes from film, TV, shows and musicals
Celtic and Folk
Historical Period Music

As the guests assemble

Usually Elizabeth will play a mixture of music with a calm feel before the ceremony, often mostly classical, together with other suitable music to create a relaxing atmosphere.
Some examples:  
Sonatina

Air from the Water Music
Air on a G String
Cavatina (from the Deerhunter)
Gymnopedie
Madam Cole
Eleanor Plunkett
Dussek (music from Jane Austen's period)
Handel
Bach
Stanley Myers

Satie
O'Carolan
O'Carolan
Turlough O'Carolan composed in the 17th/18th, his music combining his Irish heritage with the fashionable French Baroque style of the time. Many of his tunes sound dignified and joyful, and are popular and very appropriate choices for the ceremony.
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For the processional/bride's entrance

Some examples:  
Air (from Water Music)
All in a Garden green

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Bridal Chorus (Here comes the Bride)
Canon in D (very short version)
Chaconne
Lady Gethin
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark's March)
Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Tune
Variations on a Theme by Mozart (short version)
Handel
stately 16th century English tune
Handel
Wagner
Pachelbel
Jeremiah Clarke
O'Carolan
Jeremiah Clarke

Purcell
John Stanley
Anon arr. Le Dentu
Some people make choices which have personal significance for them - e.g. one bride chose music from the Lord of the Rings for her entrance music

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During the signing of the register

These are examples of tunes that couples have chosen for this stage  
Air from Derry (Danny Boy)
Variation on a Breton Tune
Canon in D
Cavatina from the Deerhunter
Greensleeves
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Your Song (Elton John)
Fields of Gold
Misty
Moon River
A song - see below


Pachelbel (Complete)
Stanley Myers
Anon (Arr. E Y)
Bach (for a church ceremony)





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Songs

Elizabeth can also sing, unaccompanied, self-accompanied on the harp,
or with the organ.
"Everybody I've spoken to since the wedding has commented on Ö.. how wonderfully lovely your voice was." Coral Bowie, Coventry

Examples

Songs for church ceremonies including
e.g. Amazing Grace
Ave Maria
Panis Angelicus
Lord of All Hopefulness
and songs suitable for church or civil ceremonies
e.g. Fields of Gold
Songbird
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The Wind Beneath my Wings
You Raise Me Up
My Lagan Love (an Irish love song)
She Moved Through the Fair (Our Wedding Day)

Other songs by request - if Elizabeth knows them, or you are able to supply a recording or sheet music in good time, and it is suitable for use with the harp, she will be happy to learn a song for your ceremony

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For the recessional/ exit of bride and groom

Some examples:-
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Carolan's Concerto (Mrs Power)
Chaconne
Harp Concerto (1st movement)
Trumpet Voluntary
     -(Prince of Denmark's march)
Variations on a Theme by Mozart
Wedding March
    -(The traditional recessional)
Sir Sydney Smith's March
Handel
O'Carolan
Jeremiah Clarke
Handel

Jeremiah Clarke
Le Dentu
Mendelssohn

Arr. EY (anon. but listed in the Northamptonshire poet John Clare's collection as "Handel's Gavotte)

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Tunes for Background Music

Classical music including

Air on a G String
Gavotte from French Suite no. 5
Prelude in C
Fur Elise
Mandolin Sonata
Mazurka no.2
Giga
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)
Pachelbel's Canon
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Harmonious Blacksmith
Harp Concerto
Hornpipe
Gymnopedie No. 1
Traumerei
Blue Danube Waltz
Andante from Concerto for 2 mandolins
J.S.Bach
J.S.Bach
J.S.Bach
Beethoven
Beethoven
Chopin
Corelli
Debussy
Elgar
Pachelbel
Handel
Handel
Handel
Purcell
Satie
Schumann
Johann Strauss
Vivaldi

plus less well known but beautiful music by:-
Arne, Bochsa, Mozart, Nadermann, Scarlatti and Dussek (who was composing for the harp in Jane Austen's time)
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Popular, Jazz standards, and music from film and stage

including:-
Moon River
Fly Me to the Moon
Black Orpheus
When I Fall in love
It had to be you
Unchained Melody
Isn't She Lovely
Misty
Summertime
As Time goes by
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Autumn Leaves

Ainít no Sunshine
All I ask of you Love
Angel of Music
Angels
Annieís Song
Ashokan Farewell
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Beatles Songs
Beauty and the Beast
Black Orpheus
Blue Moon
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Cavatina (from The Deer Hunter)
Classical Gas
Donít Cry for me Argentina
Eleanor Rigby
Songs by Enya eg Orinoco Flow
Elvis Presley songs
Fields of Gold
The First Time Ever I saw your face
Fly Me to the Moon
Gabrielís Oboe (The Mission)
Georgia
Greensleeves
Hallelujah
Have I Told You Lately
Here, There and Everywhere
Hey Jude
I canít help falling in love
I donít know how to love him
Isnít She Lovely
It had to be you
It's Now or Never
Lady in Red
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Let it Be
The Long and Winding Road
Love Changes Everything
Marble Halls (Enya)
Memory
Misty
Moon River
The Music of the Night
My Heart will Go On (Titanic)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Phantom of the Opera
Pie Jesu
Runaway
Send in the Clowns
She
Smoke gets in your Eyes
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Songbird (Eva Cassidy)
Summertime
Sunshine on my Shoulders
Take 5
Tears in Heaven
Think of Me
Times Like These (Foo Fighters)
Unchained Melody
Weíve only just begun (Carpenters)
When I fall in love
When you say nothing at all
A Whole New World
Wonderful tonight
Wonderwall
Wooden Heart
Yesterday
Youíll Never Walk Alone
Your Song (Elton John)
Ask if your favourite is not here. If there is a song you would particularly like included, it may be possible for me to make an arrangement.

Tunes from film, TV, shows and musicals

including:-
Cavatina
My Heart will go on
May It Be
In Dreams
Concerning Hobbits
Aniron
Gabriel's Oboe
Music from "Amelie"
Ashokan Farewell
The Deerhunter
Titanic
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
The Mission

Music from The Sound of music inc Edelweiss, My Favourite Things

Music from Lloyd Webber musicals:-

Love changes Everything
All I Ask of You
Angel of Music
Memory
Phantom of the Opera
I Don't know how to Love Him
Pie Jesu
Don't Cry for me Argentina

Tunes from Disney films inc:-
A Whole New World
Beauty and the Beast
Everybody Wants to be a Cat

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If there are going to be a number of children at the wedding, people sometimes wish to include some tunes for them - e.g. Disney songs and other children's songs.


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Celtic Tunes

Many dance tunes, slow airs, popular tunes and songs including:-
Irish     Scottish     Welsh     English

Irish
Danny Boy
She moved through the Fair (Our Wedding Day)
My Lagan Love
The Spinning Wheel
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
The Cuillin
Carrickfergus
Fields of Athenry
Give Me Your Hand
Star of the County Down
Sally Gardens
I Know my Love
The Quiet land of Erin
Many tunes by O'Carolan
Princess Royal
Monaghan's Jig
and many others
Scottish
Ye Banks and Braes
Ca' the Yowes
Eriskay love Lilt
Morning has Broken
Scotland the Brave
Dark island

Skye Boat Song
Loch Lomond
Mairi's Wedding
My Love is like a Red, Red Rose
Cock of the North
Songs by Robert Burns
and many others

Welsh Tunes e.g.
The Ash Grove
All through the Night
Land of my Fathers

Men of Harlech
David of the White Rock
Cader Idris
and many others

Well Known English Tunes including
Greensleeves
Scarborough Fair
Sir Sydney Smith's March
The Water is Wide
The Water of Tyne

Plus many more - ask for a full list of celtic and traditional music, if you wish to have one of these themes.
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Period music

including:-
Medieval tunes
Tudor music from the time of Henry Vlll and Elizabeth l
17th Century music, from the time of Charles lst and from the Civil war period
Many titles in all these and more historical periods.
 
 
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