Mary Frances - Harpist

This harpist has a fabulous reputation for playing beautiful music and is one of the most experienced harpists in the South West - your guests will be commenting on how lovely the day was.

She also offers free consultation at her home to help with selecting music for your wedding ceremony, church service or partnership. Her repertoire is expansive from Classical music to the latest modern tunes like Fireworks by Perry, Wonderwall by Oasis or Clocks by Coldplay there is always something that would make you tingle down your back.  

 

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Mary Frances - Harpist Repertoire

Classical

  • Wedding Processionals and Recessionals (entrance and exit)
  • Bocherrini – Minuetto
  • Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary, Prince of Denmark’s March (Trumpet Tune)
  • Handel – The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Chaconne, Hornpipe, Air, La Rejouissance, Passacallia, Largo from Serse
  • Mendelsohn – Wedding March from Midsummers Night Dream
  • Pachelbel – Canon in D
  • Purcell – Ground in F, Roundo
  • Wagner – Bridal March (Here Comes the Bride)

Suggestions for the Signing

  • Albenitz – Sonata in D
  • Albinoni – Adagio in G
  • Anon – Variation on a theme of Mozart, Pavane XVIc, Greensleeves
  • Bach – Air for the G String, Sarabande from Partita 1, Preludes 1 and 8, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Sleepers Wake, Ave Maria (Gounod), Arioso
  • Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata, Ode to Joy, Fur Elise, Minuetto.
  • Bizet – Habanera from Carmen
  • Brahms – Celebrated Waltz, Lullaby.
  • Boccherini – Minuet
  • Debussy – First Arabesque, Claire de Lune, Little Shepherd.
  • Delibes – Flower Duet, Waltz from Coppelia
  • Dusseck – Sonata in C minor
  • Elgar – Chanson de Matin, Nimrod from the Enigma Variations.
  • Faure – In Paradisium, Berceuse
  • Franck – Panis Angelicus
  • Gilbert and Sullivan - I am the capitain of the Pinafore, With cat like tread, When a merry maiden marries, When a wooer goes a-wooing and others.
  • Glinka – Variation on a theme of Mozart
  • Grandjany – Fantaisie, Prelude number 1
  • Grieg – Morning from Peer Gynt Suite
  • Handel – Passacallia, Theme and Variations, Sarabande and Variations from Suite number 4 , La Rejouissance, Hornpipe and Air from Fireworks music, Largo from Serse, Concerto in B Flat.
  • Haydn – Theme Varie
  • Hasselmanns – La Source, Theme and Variations from Haydn
  • Holst – Jupiter from The Planets
  • Ivanivici – Waves of the Danube and other Viennese Waltzes
  • Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
  • MacDowell – To a Wild Rose
  • Mason – Joy to the World
  • Massenet – Meditation
  • Mendelsohnn – O’for the Wings of a Dove
  • Mozart – Elvira, Opera selections from Magic Flute and Marriage of Figaro, Variations on Twinkle
  • Offenbach – Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman
  • Opera selection various Puccini, Verdi and Mozart
  • Pachelbel – Canon in D
  • Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Purcell – Ground in F, Roundo
  • Rackmaninoff – 18th Variation on a Theme of Paganini
  • Ravel – Bolero, Pavane pour une infante defunte, Pavane
  • Rodrigo – Second Mouvement Concerto de Aranjuez
  • Sartori – Canto Della Terra, Time to Say Goodbye
  • Satie – Gymnopedies 1 and 3, Gnossiennes 1
  • Schubert – Ave Maria, Lullaby
  • Sibelius – Finlandia
  • St Saens – The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
  • Tschaikovsky – The Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Valse des Fleurs
  • Tournier – Etude de Concert, Berceuse Russe, Preludes 2 and 4, Six Noels
  • Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Suite, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, Andante from Concerto for two Mandolins

Traditional / Folk (also jigs and reels)

  • Irish – o’Carolan’s Welcome and Ramble to Cashel, Briget Cruise, Concerto and Lament, Eleanor Plunkett, Give me your hand, March of King Laois, Danny Boy, Carrickfergus, Si Bheag Si Mhor, Brian Boru’s March, The Parting Glass, Star of The County Down, Roving Galway Boy, Castle of Dromore, Last Rose of Summer, Airde Cuan, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Lament for Kilcash, land of Erin and others.
  • Scottish – Flower of Scotland, Love is like a Red Red Rose, Ae Fond Kiss, Hush – a – bye Birdie, The Queen’s Maries, Fairy Lullaby, Port Patrick, Ellen’s Dream, Mary Young and Fair, Arran Boat Song, Skye Boat Song, The Cutting of the Fern and others.
  • Welsh – The Ash Grove, The Queen’s Marsh, David of the White Rock, Merch Megan, Cariad Pur, Dawn Through the Wattle, Sweet Richard, Erddigan Caer y Waun, Cynghansail Cymry, Land of my Fathers and others.
  • English – Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, Kemp’s Jig, Putney Ferry, Lord Willoughby, The Miller’s Dance, She Moves Through the Fair.

Light Jazz and Latin

  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Sherwin
  • Besame Mucho
  • Bidin’my Time – Gershwin
  • Black and White Rag
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blue Moon – Rogers
  • Brian’s Song – Legrand
  • But Not for Me – Gershwin
  • Cumparasita
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Ellington
  • Don’t Know Why – Harrips
  • Ebbtide
  • Embracable You – Gershwin
  • Fascinating Rhythm – Gershwin
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • I Get a Kick Out of You – Porter
  • I Say a Little Prayer – Bacharach
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Wonder
  • In a Sentimental Mood – Ellington
  • Killing me Softly with his Song
  • Long Ago and Far Away – Kern
  • Love is a Many Spendourous Thing
  • Lover Man
  • Lullaby of Birdland – Weiss/Shearing
  • Mack The Knife
  • Misty – Gardner
  • Moonlight Serenade – Miller
  • Night and Day – Porter
  • Over the Rainbow- Hart/Roger
  • Paris Was Made for Lovers – Legrand
  • Petite Fleur – Bechet
  • Raindrops Keep Failling on my Head – Bacharach
  • Secret Love – Fain
  • Serenata do Adeus – Moraes
  • Smokes Gets in Your Eyes – Kern
  • Softly as in a Morning Sunrise – Romberg
  • Summertime – Gershwin
  • Tenderly
  • The Entertainer – Joplin
  • The Girl from ipanema – Jobim
  • The Look of Love – Bacharach
  • The Man I Love – Gershwin
  • The Way you Look Tonight – Kern
  • The Way you Make me feel
  • The Windmills of Your Mind – Legrand
  • This Guy is in Love With You – Bacharach
  • Vai Doer – Dura
  • We Have all the Time in the World – Armstrong
  • What a Difference a Day Makes – Grever
  • What a Wonderful World – Thiele
  • Where is Love
  • Where or When – Hart/Roger

Shows and Films

  • A Man and a Woman
  • All I Ask of You – Fantome of the Opera
  • Annie’s Song – Annie
  • As Time Goes By – Casablanca
  • August
  • Balcony Love Scene – Romeo and Juilet
  • Brideshead Revisited Theme
  • Bright Eyes – Watership Down
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – John
  • Cavatina/He Was Beautiful – The Deer Hunter
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Colours of the Wind – Pocohantas
  • Comptine D’un Autre Ete, L’Apres-midi – Amelie
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Edlewiss
  • Endless Love
  • Evergreen – A Star is Born
  • For The Love of a Princess – Brave Heart
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – The Mission
  • Glasgow Love Theme – Love Actually
  • Hallelujah – Cohen/Shrek
  • He Sleeps, love theme – Pretty Woman
  • Hoppipolla – Planet Earth
  • Hushabye Mountain – Chitty Bang
  • I Dreamt a Dream – Miserable
  • In Dreams – Lord of the Rings
  • It is You I have Loved – Shrek
  • I Wanna be like You – Jungle book
  • James Bond Theme
  • Lara’s Theme – Doctor Zivago
  • Let It Go – Frozen
  • Local Hero
  • Love is all Around – 4 Weddings and a Funeral
  • Love said Goodbye – Godfather
  • Love Story
  • Love Theme – Romeo and Juiliet
  • Love Theme – Godfather
  • May it Be- Lord of the Rings
  • Memory – Cats
  • Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany
  • My Heart will Go On – Titanic
  • New York New York
  • Pie Jesus – Weber
  • Pirates of the Carabean
  • PM’s Love Theme – Love Actually
  • Portuguese Love Theme – Love Actually
  • Rule the World – Stardust
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Somewhere – West Side Story
  • Stand By Me
  • Star Light Express
  • Strangers in the Night
  • That is Amore – Enchanted
  • The Battle / Honour Him – Gladiator
  • The Muppet Show – Henson/Pottle
  • The Music of the Night – Fantome of the Opera
  • The Rose
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Wedding / End Titles – Emma
  • Unchained Melody – Ghost
  • Up Where We Belong – An Officer and a Gentelman
  • Wallace and Gromit – Notts
  • Walking in the Air – Snowman
  • When You Say Nothing at All – Notting Hill

Modern Love Songs

  • A Moment Like This – Clarkson
  • A Woman in Love – Gibbs
  • All of Me – Legend
  • All my Life – Kci & Jojo
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • Angel – McLachlan
  • Angels – Williams
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • A Thousands Years – Christina Perri
  • Bed of Roses – Bon Jovi
  • Beneath You Are Beautiful – McKenzie
  • Because
  • Blackbird – The Beatles
  • Candle in the Wind – John
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Gaudio
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – John
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Chanson d’Amour – Shanklin
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Closer to You
  • Crazy Love – Van Morrison
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Mercury
  • Everything – Buble
  • Everthing I Do – Adams
  • Fairy Tale – Einaudi
  • Fairytale Of New York – Pogues
  • Feelings – Albert
  • Fields of Gold – Sting
  • Firework – Kate Perry
  • From Both Sides Now – Mitchell
  • From This Moment On – Twain
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • Halo – Beyonce
  • Happy Birthday
  • Handbags and Gladrags – Stewart
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • Heaven -Adams
  • Heaven – Westenra
  • Hine o Hine – Westenra
  • How Deep is Your Love – Gibbs
  • How Long Will I Love You – Scott
  • I don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  • I Just Called To Say I Love You – Wonder
  • Il Giorni – Einaudi
  • I Am Forever Blowing Bubbles
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • Imagine – Lennon
  • I Only Want to be With You – Hawer/Raymonde
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Wonder
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • I Swear – Baker/Myer
  • I Will Stand By You – The Pretenders
  • I Who Have Nothing – Donida
  • I Won’t Give Up – Mraz
  • Just The Way You Are – Mars
  • Kiss from a Rose – Seal
  • Kiss The Rain – Yiruma
  • L’ Hymn a l’Amour – Piaf
  • La Vie en Rose – Piaf
  • Lady – Richie
  • Let it Be – The Beatles
  • Live Forever – Oasis
  • Love and Marriage
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis
  • Lovin You – Riperton
  • Make You feel My Love – Dylan
  • Marry You – Mars
  • Moonshadow – Stevens
  • My Way
  • My Cherie Amour – Wonder
  • Nights in White Satin – Hayward
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • One Moment in Time
  • On The Wings of Love
  • On Your Shore – Enya
  • Perfect – Nevia
  • Perfect Day – Reed
  • Primavera – Einaudi
  • Rule the World – Take That
  • Save the Best for Last
  • Saving all my Love for You – Masser
  • Send in the Clowns
  • She – Aznavour
  • She’s Always a Woman
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • Something Gotten Hold of my Heart – Greenway
  • Sometimes When we Touch
  • Songbird – McVie
  • Song for Guy – John
  • Stand by Me – King
  • Storms in Africa – Enya
  • Stairway to Heaven – Page & Plant
  • The Air That I Breathe – Simply Red
  • The Circle
  • The Closest Thing to Crazy – Batt
  • The Greatest Love of All – Musser
  • The Lady in Red – De Burgh
  • The Power of Love
  • The River Flows in You – Yiruma
  • The Sound of Silence – Simon
  • The Wind Beneath my Wings
  • The Wonder of You – Wonder
  • Three Times a Lady – Richie
  • Want to be With You – Moody Blues
  • Watermark – Enya
  • We Have Only Just Begun – Nichols
  • What The World Needs Now is Love
  • When I Need You – Sager
  • When We Fall in Love
  • Without You
  • Woman – Lennon
  • Wonderful Tonight – Clapton
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • You are So Beautiful – Fisher
  • You are the One – Twain
  • You Raise Me Up – Westlife
  • Your Song – Elton

Bollywood

  • Hum Ko Humise
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Tum Dil Ke Dhadkan
  • Kuchh Kuchh Hota Hai
  • Guzanish
  • Tadap Tadap Ke
  • Jash E Bahaara
  • Mere Haath Mein
  • Aate jaste Hanste

Christmas

  • 12 Days of Christmas – Traditional
  • Angels from the Realms of Glory – Traditional
  • Carol of the Drum – Davis
  • Coventry Carol – Traditional
  • Deck the Halls– Traditional
  • Down in Yon Forest – Traditional
  • God Rest you Merry Gentelmen – Traditional
  • Good King Wenceslas – Cantiones
  • Happy Christmas (war is over) – Lennon and Ono
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing – Mendelssohn
  • In the Bleak Midwinter – Holst
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear – Willis
  • Jerusalem – Parry
  • Jingel Bells – Pierpont
  • Mary’s Boy Child – Hariston
  • Merry Christmas Everybody – Holder and Lea
  • Morning Has Broken – Stevens
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem – Redner
  • Silent Night – Gruber
  • Sussex Carol – Traditional
  • The Angel Gabriel – Traditional
  • The First Nowell – Traditional
  • The Holly and the Ivy – Traditional
  • When a Child is Born – Zacar
  • While Shepherds Watched their Flock – Traditional

Mary Frances - Harpist Feedback

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Thank you for playing so beautifully at our ceremony, it really did make it very special, everything was perfect.

Claire and Robert,

Thank you for playing at our wedding, the harp really set the scene for the ceremony and we had plenty of comments about how nice the music was. You helped make it a day we will never forget.

Louise and David, Stanton Manor, near Malmesbury

Thank you so very very much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. We were thrilled with the day and really enjoyed ourselves and your contribution with the beautiful harp certainly made the day just perfect! Thank you so much for all your support, help and assistance to make our day so special.

Penny and Mark, The Tythe Barn, near Tetbury

Thank you so much for attending and helping to create such a romantic and beautiful atmosphere at Meghan and Ross’ wedding on Saturday. You’re a true professional and master at your craft. Many guest said how much they enjoyed the mix of music.You and your harp made the day so memorable :-).

Meghan and Ross, Tortworth Court, near Dursley

A massive thank you for playing at our daughter Stacies wedding on Saturday . You were just perfect !! Every song sounded beautiful, and you were so professional in every way, we all had a wonderful day , and wish we could do it all again !!

Stacie and Luke, Kingscote Barn, near Tetbury

How very glad we all were that you were able to play during the wedding ceremony and then afterwards at Priston Mill. Despite the horrible weather we all had a wonderful day and so many guests commented on how lovely it was to hear you playing. You certainly helped to make the whole occasion a truly magical one and we are very grateful.

Ester and Luke, Priston Mill, near Bath

Just a quick message to thank you for playing the harp at our wedding. The music was beautiful, and it really helped set the perfect scene. Our guests were pleasantly surprised at our choice, and are still talking about it now!

Kayleigh and Jon, Cadbury Hilton hotel, Congresb

Myself and Ryan just wanted to thank you once again for yesterday. It really added to the day and we enjoyed hearing the music we had selected ? Thank you for helping to make our day so special – you really do play the harp beautifully.

Stacey and Ryan, The Batch Country house hotel

Thank you again for playing the harp at our wedding last Sunday. It was absolutely beautiful and helped make the ceremony really special.

Tim and Liane, Tortworth Court

A big thank you for playing at our wedding, we loved it and so did our guests. Once again many thanks for being a big part of our day.

Del and Nic, Aztec West hotel, Bristol

I just wanted to say that the harpist was excellent at my daughter's wedding!! I booked her for 6th September at the Tythe Barn in Tetbury and I can only say great things about her! She was on time, completely professional but friendly with everyone, smart and cheerful. Although it turned out to be a hot day (great for us), she didn't take a break and played all of the time. Numerous guests commented on how good she was, and what a wide range of music was played. I would definitely recommend her to anyone! Thank-you for helping to make my daughter's wedding such a huge success!

Judi Clements,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding party on Saturday. You and your wonderful music made our day very special. All our friends were in awe of your playing and the ambience that you created was perfect. I've attached some photos that you may like to use. I hope that our paths will cross again in the future.

Alison & Lindsay,

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