“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”
“Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”
“The Flower Duet” from Lakme
“Softly Awakes my Heart” from Samson and Delilah
“Wedding March” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Notes from the arranger
These two volumes, Wedding Music for Flute and Harp, include some of the most requested favourites for this special occasion and are suitable for both religious and civil ceremonies.
In my experience of playing in weddings I have found the combination of flute and harp ideal, providing the appropriate atmosphere as well as an apt volume of sound for this happy occasion. The music is never too loud, providing that magical touch that the bride and groom wish for their special day.
The repertoire within the two volumes is divided into three sections: entrance of the bride, the signing of the register and departure/recession of the bride and groom. In each volume I have provided a choice for these main sections of the wedding ceremony.
As with my other publications of harp music, fingering and pedalling marks are provided, making these arrangements comparatively easy to read. I am indebted to Katey Thomas for her patience in editing the flute part. We have both enjoyed our sessions preparing this music and hope that these arrangements will encourage other players to share the same pleasure.