From Classical to Jazz, from Avant-Garde to Pop, Julie enjoys playing a variety of repertoire. Each occasion calls for something specific, so please ask if there is something you wish to hear that is not on the listening page.
My recommendations for music during wedding ceremonies:
- Prelude: Some variety of contemplative classical music. Almost always in a Major key (the happy tonality!), this greets guests with an appropriate ambiance when they arrive to help celebrate the event.
- Processional: There can be a piece for attendants and one for the Bride/Groom, or just one processional for both. Generally, the more grandiose work will be for the Bride/Groom.
- Examples: Canon, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Trumpet Voluntary, Trumpet Tune, Bridal Chorus, Aria in Classic Style.
- Special Ceremony Music: Many couples will incorporate a unity candle or blending of sands to signify the joining of their families. Any piece which holds significance to the couple is appropriate during this break in the ceremony.
- Recessional: The first of many celebrations of the officially joined couple deserves to be grand and spectacular! Usually faster and thrilling, the recessional helps guide the couple and attendants from the ceremony to a receiving area.
- Examples: Wedding March (Mendelssohn), Trumpet Tune, Water Music, Ode to Joy.
For cocktail hours and general background music occassions, my sets vary. I can focus on a specific genre if that is desired, but most clients usually prefer a mix of classical, jazz, and pop.
This is an area I am passionate about, and I am not afraid to go into the unknown. There are always traditional favorites from the harp repertoire. I’m almost always working on editing a transcription or a new piece of music, however, so please contact me with any projects or specific ideas, and I’m sure we can collaborate with success.