Basic Wedding Package

THE BASIC WEDDING PACKAGE – $400.00 (& parking)

Includes:

Consultations by phone and email, as needed

Solo Acoustic Lever Harp only

Harp cartage (to one location, in Central Vancouver), travel time, set-up and take-down time

Up to one hour total booked time at the event:
Allowing up to 20 minutes of background music performance for the Seating of the Guests
Up to 40 minutes time for the Ceremony
(Or adjust timing as needed, to a maximum of 60 minutes total)

Up to three music selections to be played during the Ceremony, from the standard repertoire of Alys Howe. Note that music titles marked with an asterisk* are not available on Lever Harp.  It is suggested that you choose:

  • One selection to be played for the Processional (for all parties including the bride)
  • One selection to be played during the Signing of the Register
  • One selection to be played during the Recessional

(Or you can request that music will be played as needed, to a maximum of three selections of music during the Ceremony. For example, some couples have a recording played during the Signing, but would like an extra piece to be played for the Lighting of the Unity Candle, as a substitution)

Background musical selections for the Seating of the Guests will be chosen by the harpist. Clients can request that the harpist will, or will not, play certain categories of music (such as Classical or Pop Music, as shown on the website).

 

AVAILABLE AT ADDITIONAL COST (not included):

Amplification is recommended when there will be more than 50 guests at an outdoor location, or more than 80 guests at an indoor location. The harpist can provide a modest amplification system, for the additional cost of $50.00.

Additional time is available at the rate of $100.00 for up to 1 hour (& parking).

Additional selections of music from Alys Howe’s standard repertoire, are available at the rate of $75.00 per additional selection (or consider choosing The Standard or Deluxe Wedding Packages). Remember that music titles marked with an asterisk* are not available on Lever Harp.

Additional travel (if your location is not in Central Vancouver). The harpist may or may not be available to perform outside of Central Vancouver area. Additional charges will apply. Consult the harpist for further details.

Additional performers may be available to perform acoustically, with acoustic harp only, as an addition to this wedding package. Standard combinations include harp and flute, harp and violin, harp and vocals, harp and recorder, or harp and cello. It may or may not be possible to choose harp and another instrument not listed here. The harpist will contract other professional musicians. Additional charges will apply, at the rate of $200.00 minimum additional fee for up to 1 hour, $100.00 for each hour (or portion) following, and parking. Note that most of Alys Howe’s standard repertoire may be performed in combination with other instruments, but there are some exceptions; remember that music titles marked with an asterisk* are not available on Lever Harp. Consult the harpist for further details.

Unfortunately, special requests are not available with this package.

 

Download Basic Wedding Contract (PDF)
Download Basic Wedding Contract (Word)

 

 

Music Choices: suggested for the Processional

or The Signing of the Registry

*indicates that this musical selection is available on pedal harp only.   For information and to see pictures of the harps, please visit About the Harps.


Pachelbel's Canon Pachelbel’s Canon      (3 mb video clip)

 

Traditional Selections (audio)

Pachelbel’s Canon
Bach Chorale
Wagner’s Here Comes the Bride (lever harp)
Hymn: Be Thou My Vision
Hymn: Amazing Grace
Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth

 

Classical Selections (audio)album_r9_c3_f2

Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schiichi”
I Vow to Thee (Jupiter)
Musetta’s Waltz
Bochsa’s Air
Purcell’s Air
A Rose e’er Blooming
Dvorak’s New World (theme)

 

Celtic Selections (audio)

Inis Sheer (Ireland)
Wild Mountain Thyme (Scotland)
Salley Gardens (Ireland)
Fair Jean (Scotland)
Lady Owen’s Delight (Wales) [also on phosphorescence CD]
Sheebeg Sheemore (O’Carolan)
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose (Scotland)
The Mountains High (Ireland)
Miss Power (O’Carolan)
Gratitude (Kim Robertson)
My Brown-Haired Girl (Scotland)
The Eriskay Love-Lilt (Scotland)
Give me your Hand (Ireland)
The Boatman (Scotland)
Mist-Covered Mountains (Scotland)

 

Pop Music Selections (audio)

Fields of Gold
Memory of…(Enya)
Let it Be (The Beatles)
The Rose
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
Perhaps Love (John Denver)
Annie’s Song (John Denver)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

 

 


Alys with Lever Harp

 

 

Music Choices: suggested for the Recessional

*indicates that this musical selection is available on pedal harp only.   For information and to see pictures of the harps, please visit About the Harps.

 

Traditional Selections (audio)

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Trumpet Voluntary (lever harp)
Handel’s Hornpipe from “Water Music”
Mouret’s Rondeau from “Masterpiece Theatre” (audio sample coming soon!)
Hymn: Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today

 

Classical Selections (audio)

Dalza’s Paduana Alla Venetiana
Ode to Joy (theme)
Dussek’s Sonatina (audio sample coming soon!)

 

Celtic Selections (audio)

Skye Boat Song (Scotland)
The Ash Grove (Wales)
Carolan’s Concerto (Ireland)
Mairi’s Wedding (Scotland)
Carolan’s Draught (Ireland)
Morgan Megan (O’Carolan)
Newlywed Waltz (Scotland)
Musical Priest (Ireland) [also on phosphoresence CD]
Miss Sally Hunter (Scotland) [also on phosphorescence CD]
Merrily Kiss the Quaker’s Wife (Ireland) [also on phosphorescence CD]
Saint Kilda Wedding Reel (Scotland) (audio sample coming soon!)
Moving Cloud (Ireland)

 

Pop Music Selections (audio)

When you say nothing at all
Only Time (Enya)
And I love her (The Beatles) (audio sample coming soon!)

 

 

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Harp and Flute

Pachelbel's CanonThe House in Rose Valley   http://youtu.be/cFtK3QojRQs

 

Theme from Masterpiece Theatre (Mouret)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)
Irish Jig (Traditional)
Musical Priest (Traditional Irish)

 

Harp, Flute, and Cello

Gaelic Love-Song (Traditional Scottish)
Lord Birsay (Orkney Islands)
Fair Jean (Traditional Scottish)

 

Celtic Ensemble

Pachelbel's CanonThe Wedding Reel set   http://youtu.be/GtfY2CtKR6E