Standard Wedding Package

THE STANDARD WEDDING PACKAGE  – $500.00 (& parking)

Includes:

Consultations by phone and email, as needed

Solo Acoustic Pedal Harp (clients may request Solo Acoustic Lever Harp if preferred)

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

Up to 90 minutes (1 1/2 hrs) total booked time at the event:

  • Allowing up to 20 minutes of background music performance for the Seating of the Guests
  • Up to 60 minutes time for the Ceremony
  • Up to 10 minutes of background music performance for the Postlude (after the Ceremony)

(Or adjust timing as needed, to a maximum of 90 minutes total).

Up to four music selections to be played during the Ceremony, from the standard repertoire of Alys Howe.  It is suggested that you choose:

  • One selection for the parties processing before the bride
  • One selection for the bride’s processional
  • One selection to be played during the Signing of the Register
  • One selection to be played for the Recessional

(Or you can request that music will be played as needed, to a maximum of four selections of music during the Ceremony. For example, some couples do not need two Processional pieces, but would like one piece to be played for the Lighting of the Unity Candle as a substitution).

Background music selections for the Seating of the Guests, and for the Postlude after the Ceremony, 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 (and parking).

Additional selections of music from Alys Howe’s standard repertoire, are available at the rate of $75.00 per additional selection.

Special musical requests (for music that is not part of Alys Howe’s standard repertoire) may or may not be possible, depending on time constraints, and whether the music is suitable for harp. Additional charges will apply. Consult the harpist for further details (or consider choosing The Deluxe Wedding Package).

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. Consult the harpist for further details.

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.

 

Download Standard 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.

 

 

Traditional Selections (audio)

Pachelbel’s Canon
Bach Chorale
Wagner’s Here Comes the Bride (lever harp)
Here Comes the Bride*
Schubert’s Ave Maria*
Bach’s Meditation*
Bach’s Ave Maria*
Handel’s Largo*
Handel’s Air from “Water Music”*
Hymn: Be Thou My Vision
Hymn: Amazing Grace
Hymn: For the Beauty of the Earth

 

Classical Selections (audio)

Puccini’s O Mio Babbino Caro from “Gianni Schiichi”
I Vow to Thee (Jupiter)
Musetta’s Waltz
Debussey’s First Arabesque*
Lakme Flower Duet*
Couperin’s Les Barricades Mysterieuses*
Bochsa’s Air
Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits/C.P.E. Bach’s Minuet*
Purcell’s Air
Vivaldi’s Largo from “The Four Seasons”*
Gabriel’s Oboe*
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
Can’t Help Falling in Love *
Unchained Melody *
Fairytale (Enya) *
Memory of…(Enya)
Let it Be (The Beatles)
Sun and Moon (from Miss Saigon) *
Con Te Partiro *
The Rose
My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
Perhaps Love (John Denver)
Annie’s Song (John Denver)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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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)
Mendelsohn’s “Wedding March” *
Handel’s Hornpipe from “Water Music”
Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell/Clarke) *
Purcell’s Trumpet Tune *
Mouret’s Rondeau from “Masterpiece Theatre” (audio sample coming soon!)
Purcell’s Rondeau * (audio sample coming soon!)
Hymn: Christ the Lord is Ris’n Today

 

Classical Selections (audio)

Vivaldi’s Spring from “The Four Seasons”
Dalza’s Paduana Alla Venetiana
Ode to Joy (theme)
Handel’s Harp Concerto, 1st Movement *
Dussek’s Sonatina (audio sample coming soon!)
Bochsa’s Rondo * (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)

A Whole New World (from Disney’s Aladdin) *
When you say nothing at all
Anywhere Is (Enya) (audio sample coming soon!) *
Only Time (Enya)
And I love her (The Beatles) (audio sample coming soon!)
What a Wonderful World *

 

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Harp and Flute

Theme from Masterpiece Theatre (Mouret)
Largo, theme from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clark)
Tambourin (Hasse)
Irish Jig (Traditional)
Musical Priest (Traditional Irish)

 

Harp, Flute, and Cello

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