Ruth Wedding Harpist

Ruth Wedding Harpist
Ruth Wedding Harpist
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Overview

Ruth wedding harpist is a dynamic soloist and performer of classical and contemporary styles. Recently selected as an Emerging Artist of 2020 by the United Kingdom Harp Association. Her awards include the Iain Macleòid Young Composer Award 2019, First Prize at The Future Blend Project and First Prize at the Wales Harp Composition Competition.

A graduate of the University of York (First-Class BA Hons. Music), there she was awarded both The Wilfrid Mellers Prize for Music and a Concerto Award. Her work often fuses contemporary classical and folk styles, frequently using effects pedals and other techniques to create a unique sound world.

For weddings and events Ruth will perform a program of your choosing from her repertoire. For wedding ceremonies she will rehearse up to 3 pieces not already in her repertoire. This covers the bridal entry, signing of the register and exit. You will also be able to make an appointment with Ruth to discuss your music requirement in greater details and hear any requests for the first time.

Repertoire

Ruth – Harpist Repertoire examples

Traditional Processionals/Recessionals
Bridal March “Here Comes The Bride” (Wagner) Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel) Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)

Classical
Morning (Peer Gynt)
Sonatas (Mozart)
Intermezzo (Mascagni)
La Rejouissance, Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel) Duet from the Pearlfishers (Bizet)
Chorale (Schumann)
Menuet al Rovescio (Haydn)
Skater’s Waltz (Waldteufel)
Clair De Lune (Debussy)
The Nightingale (Deborah Henson-Conant)
Igiorni (Einaudi)
Ombre (Einaudi)
Quel che resta (Einaudi)
Melodica Africana II (Einaudi)
Questa Notte (Einaudi)
Various others by Einaudi
Gymnopédie 1 (Satie)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)

Hymns
Examples Include:
Abide with Me
Amazing Grace
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah/Redeemer Morning Has Broken

Popular
Make you feel my love Endless Love
The Beatles (various) Dream a Little Dream A Thousand Years Your song
Hallelujah

Jazz
Summertime (Gershwin) Misty (Garner)

My Favourite Things (Jazz arrangement of Hammerstein & Rodgers) Moon River (Mercer)
I Get A Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter)
New Blues (Deborah Henson-Conant)

Tickled Pink (Savourna Stevenson)

Disney & Musical

Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
Reflection (Mulan)
Some Day My Prince Will Come (Snow White) When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)
Baby Mine (Dumbo)
Love Is A Song (Bambi)
A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella) The Second Star to the Right (Peter Pan)
All In The Golden Afternoon (Alice in Wonderland) Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp)
He’s A Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
The Bare Necessities (The Jungle Book)
Winnie The Pooh
Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats) Love (Robin Hood)
Kiss The Girl (The Little Mermaid)
Under The Sea (The Little Mermaid)
Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
A Whole New World (Aladdin)

Audio Samples
  • Morning
  • Canon in D
  • The Nightingale
  • The Bridal March
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