Sarah Sharp - Harpist

This Devon harpist has gained a widespread reputation as an experienced and versatile harpist performing at weddings, social events, in hotels as well as giving informal recitals and playing in orchestras throughout the UK.

She graduated from Trinity College of Music, London and then went on to study the harp with the renowned harpist Ruth Faber. She has an extensive repertoire of music that includes pieces from her classical background through to modern chart hits and she is always happy to learn something new.

She regularly plays for weddings, hotels, corporate events, formal dinners as well as performing with choirs and orchestras throughout the country. She has played at many prestigious venues including Whatley Manor, Ellenborough Park Hotel, Bovey Castle as well as Symphony Hall, Birmingham as principal harpist of the British Police Symphony Orchestra.

She can offer a choice of harps to complement the occasion with her small, elegant antique gold harp or her stunning golden modern harp. Her beautiful music will provide a sophisticated ambience and add an elegant and professional touch to your special day.

She is highly experienced at playing at weddings and is happy to offer advice to help you choose the perfect music for your ceremony. 

The Wedding

Pre-Ceremony - she will play for approximately 20 minutes as your guests arrive.

Ceremony - she will play as the bridal party enter, during the signing of the register and as the bride and groom walk down the aisle.

Drinks Reception – Approximately one and a half hours of music.

Wedding Breakfast – Approximately two hours of music whilst the guests are eating up to the cake cutting and speeches.

As an orchestral harpist she has performed in many prestigious venues throughout the UK including Birmingham Symphony Hall, Leeds Town Hall, Cadogan Hall London, St David's Hall Cardiff as well as Cathedrals, Churches, theatres and open air concerts in fields!

She has been principal harpist with the British Police Symphony Orchestra since 2003 and produced a recording of ballet music with them in 2012.  She is also frequently asked to play with other orchestras and choirs.

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Sarah Sharp - Harpist Repertoire

Renaissance

  • Earl of Salisbury’s Pavane - Byrd 
  • Pavane & Variations - Cabezon
  • Romance - Palero
  • Hachas - Ribyaz

Baroque

  • Sonata No. 7 in A - Arne
  • Arioso - JS Bach 
  • Prelude in C - JS Bach
  • Solfegietto - CPE Bach 
  • Andante from Violin Sonata No.2 - JS Bach
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - JS Bach
  • Lautenpraludium - JS Bach
  • Air on a G string - JS Bach
  • Air & Rondo - Bochsa
  • Chaconne - Clarke
  • Prince of Denmarks March - Clarke 
  • Preludio Harpeggiato - Fischer
  • Air in G - Handel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Hornpipe - Handel
  • Prelude from Suite XIV - Handel 
  • Passacaille - Handel 
  • Sarabande from Suite XI - Handel
  • Concerto in Bb - Handel 
  • Sonata in D - Parry
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
  • Ground in F - Purcell
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel 
  • Fantasia - Telemann 

Classical

  • Sonatina No. 2& 4 - Dussek
  • Sonata in C minor - Dussek
  • Sonata in D Minor - Naderman
  • Sonatina No. 2 - Naderman 

Romantic & 20th Century

  • Etude No 1. - Bochsa
  • The Flower Duet - Delibes 
  • The Minstrels Adieu - Thomas
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Nocturne - Glinka
  • Concert Etude - Godefroid
  • Ave Maria - Gounod (set to Bach’s Prelude in C)
  • Priere - Hasselmans
  • Rouet - Hasselmanns
  • Reverie - Hasselmanns 
  • Tango - Salzedo
  • La Source - Hasselmanns
  • Chanson de Mai - Hasselmanns
  • Serenade Melancholique - Hasselmanns
  • Love Unspoken - Lehar
  • Cavalliera Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Meditation - Massenet 
  • Angelus - Renie
  • Esquisse - Renie
  • Au Bord du Rousseu - Renie
  • Seguidilla - Salzedo
  • Polka - Salzedo
  • Gynopedie No.1 - Satie
  • Gnossienne - Satie
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Preludes - Tournier
  • Wedding March - Wagner 4
  • Cavatina - Williams
  • Two Guitars - Wood
  • Sad Marguerite - Zabel
  • Au Matin - Tournier
  • Oh, My Beloved - Puccini

Popular

  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • China Roses - Enya
  • Theme from Titanic - Horner
  • Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller
  • You Raise Me Up – Graham
  • Body & Soul - Green
  • Ten Past Two - Chertok
  • Bad Romance – Lady GaGa
  • Angel of Music - Lloyd Webber
  • Moon River - Mancini
  • I Don’t Know How to Love Him - Lloyd Webber
  • Music of the Night - Lloyd Webber
  • All I Ask of You - Lloyd Webber
  • Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
  • Stairway to Heaven – Page/Plant
  • It’s been a long, long time - Styne
  • Angels - Williams
  • Ashokan Farewell - Ungar
  • Marble Halls Enya Chi Mai - Morricone
  • Tea for Two Youmans Time After Time (Sinatra)
  • Autumn Leaves Mercer & Kosma I Want to be Happy 
  • The Shadow of your Smile Mandel
  • Crazy – Nelson (Katie Meluah)
  • Everybody Loves Somebody - Lane
  • Love Flows in You – Yiruma
  • Songbird - Cassidy
  • Glasgow & Portuguese Love Themes from Love Actually
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • Wherever You Will Go
  • Nuvole Bianche – Einaudi
  • The Nightingale – Henson-Conant

Traditional/Celtic

  • Greensleeves 
  • Clean Suggane (Invocation to St Bridget)
  • Watching the Wheat - Thomas
  • Ny Kirree fo Niaghtey (Sheep Under the Snow)
  • Over the Sea to Skye 
  • Dros y Dwri Draeth
  • Moirrey ny Cainle (Candlemas)
  • Arrane Ghelbee
  • Arrane Ben-Vlieaun (Milking Song)
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Arrane Graih (Love Song)
  • Dafydd y Gareg Wen
  • Mannanon Song
  • The Girl from Penderyn
  • Ymadawiad y Brenin
  • Danny Boy
  • Hiraeth
  • Y Deryn Pur
  • Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite
  • Y Gog Lwydlas
  • A’Bheairt-Fhioda (a weaving lilt)
  • Tros Y Garreg
  • Harp Song
  • Shule Aroon
  • She Walked Through the Fair

Music recommended for arrival of the bride

  • Chaconne - Clarke
  • Wedding March - Wagner (Here Comes the Bride)
  • Hornpipe - Handel
  • Prince of Denmarks March - Clarke
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Music recommended for signing of the register

  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • The Flower Duet - Delibes
  • Pavane - Faure
  • La Source - Hasselmanns
  • Gynopedie - Satie
  • Arioso - JS Bach
  • Esquisse - Renie
  • Meditation - Massenet

Music recommended for departure of the bride and groom

  • Chaconne - Clarke
  • Passacaille - Handel
  • Hornpipe - Handel
  • Concerto in Bb - Handel
  • Prince of Denmarks March - Clarke
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell

Music which may not permitted during a civil ceremony

  • Amazing Grace
  • Ave Maria - Gounod or Schubert
  • Jesu Joy of Mans’ Desiring - Bach
  • Angelus - Renie

This list is always being added to and this act is happy to learn requests if a piano/harp score is provided and enough notice

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