Does your wedding rep need a spice up? Check out these original solos guaranteed to leave brides swooning… (Plus you can listen to them all right here!)
It’s January, so that means planning for spring and summer wedding season. Are you playing for a local bridal show or an in-home consultation with brides who are looking for that “perfect” song? Or maybe the bride is insisting on the latest pop tune that you know will not translate well to the harp, or—worse yet—the dreaded Canon in D. (Will this piece ever scroll off the most-requested list?) If any of these scenarios sound familiar, fear not! We’ve got you covered with five original solos guaranteed to leave brides breathless. (And while we’re on the topic of getting ready for wedding season, don’t forget to check out our feature article Off-season Training in the latest issue of Harp Column magazine. We’ve got 18 things you can do to get ready right now!)
This gorgeous solo by Daniele Garella for solo pedal harp was required repertoire for the 7th International Harp Contest in Italy. Garella describes the style as “joyful and positive.” We think any bride would agree!
Kim Robertson’s original composition “Fair Winds” is for solo lever harp, but can be played on pedal harp with some pedal changes throughout. The Celtic-inspired melody has a rhythmic lilt that will keep you and your brides humming!
When your bride asks for Chopin, you can confidently offer her Ekaterina Afanasieva’s orginial “Impromptu” instead. It features a modern syncopated melody accompanied in a traditional harpistic style. She’s going to love it!