Louisa

Louisa first fell in love with harp at the age of three after being taken to see the Nutcracker ballet. Whilst most little girls were dreaming of being ballerinas, a beautiful gold harp caught her eye and so the idea was planted. Louisa had her first harp lessons at the age of six years old. She soon progressed and at eleven won a scholarship to the prestigious Purcell School of Music. Her studies continued at Trinity College of Music where her teachers were Sioned Williams, Imogen Barford and Gabriella Dal’Olio.

Arabesque – Debussy

Fly me to the moon

Canon in D – Pachelbel

She was the first harpist at Trinity College to graduate with a first class degree and whilst undertaking her postgraduate studies was invited to perform a concerto at the Royal Festival Hall with the Trinity College symphony orchestra and was awarded the Silver Prize for String Players.

Since leaving college, Louisa has had a busy freelance career working with many of the main professional orchestras in the United Kingdom. These include the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra English National Ballet and English National Opera and at the Royal Opera House.

She has given recitals at The Purcell Room Southbank,Fairfield Halls, Southwark Catherdral and St Martins in the Fields and been broadcast many times on Radio Three. Louisa was also the featured soloist in a BBC television documentary on Benjamin Britten.

As a harpist for functions, Louisa has performed at many beautiful venues and hotels in London and the South East from Claridges to The Ritz and the Houses of Parliament.

She has performed for royalty and celebrities, as part of the Trafalgar Day celebrations she was invited to perform at an intimate dinner for the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh and regularly plays for functions at the Houses of Parliament.

Louisa is also carving out a niche with her unique renditions of pop and rock songs played on the harp, this year she was invited to perform at the Kerang Rock Awards where she played in front of Slash from GunsnRoses and Ozzy Osbourne!

She is in great demand as a harpist for weddings and takes great pleasure in creating the right atmosphere through specifically chosen music. At Christmas time she can usually be seen performing in the Nutcracker ballet orchestra with the Royal Ballet in London maybe even inspiring future generations of harpists as she herself was once so inspired!

 

Wedding Repertoire List

 

Classical

 

Ave Maria                               Schubert

Ave Maria                               Js Bach/Gounod

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba    Handel

Air and Hornpipe from the Water Music Suite    Handel

Canon in D                              Pachelbel

Jesu, joy of Man’s Desiring    Js Bach

Air on a G string                     Js Bach

Barcarolle                                Offenbach

Gymnopedies                          Eric Satie

Arabesque                               Debussy

Clair de Lune                          Debussy

Cavatina                                  John Williams

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik          Mozart

Second movt Piano Conc 21   Mozart

The Swan                                Saint- Saens

Selections from the Four Seasons   Vivaldi

Fur Elise                                  Beethoven

Meditation from Thais            Massenet

Bolero                                     Ravel

Morning                                  Grieg

Nimrod                                    Elgar

Chanson de Matin                   Elgar

Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini    Rachmaninoff

O Sole Mio                              Di Capua

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty   Tchaikovsky

Scene and Waltz from Swan Lake  Tchaikovsky

Panis Angelicus                        Franck

Trumpet Voluntary                 Jeremiah Clarke

Jupiter from The Planets (I vow to thee)   Holst

Moonlight Sonata                   Beethoven

Themes from the New World Symphony   Dvorak

Concerto de Aranjuez             Rodrigo

Spanish Romance/Jeux Interdit

Theme from Sherezade            Rimsky Korsakoff

Pavane                                      Faure

Prelude in C                            Js Bach

Blue Danube                           Strauss

Them from Clarinet Concerto   Mozart

Largo                                       Handel

To a Wild Rose                       Macdowell

Choral Symphony(last movement)   Beethoven

Waltz from Coppelia               Delibes

 

Classical(cont)

Liebstraum                              Liszt

Waltzes                                   Brahms

Pie Jesu from Requiem           Faure

Third Movt. From Symphony no.5 (Theme from Death in Venice)  Mahler

Zadock the Priest                    Handel

 

Opera

 

Arias from The Magic flute and the Marriage of Figaro-       Mozart

Pearlfishers duet-                    Bizet

Nessun Dorma-                       Puccini

The Flower duet from Lakme- Delibes

One fine day( Madam Butterfly)-Puccini

O Mio Bambino Caro-            Puccini

Habanera and Toreador’s song from Carmen- Bizet

Una Furtiva Lagrima-             Donizetti

Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana

Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves- Verdi

Triumphal March from Aida- Verdi

Lascio ch’io piango-                Handel

 

Music from the Movies

 

Moon River                             Breakfast at Tiffany’s

As Time goes By                     Casablanca

My Heart will go on                Titanic

I will always love you             The Bodyguard

Unchained Melody                 Ghost

Window beneath Wings         Beaches

Come what may                      Moulin Rouge

Balcony Scene,Kissing you    Romeo+Juliet

The Time of my life                Dirty Dancing

Bright Eyes                             Watership Down

Somewhere my love                Dr Zhivago

Tara’s Theme                           Gone with the Wind

Up where we belong               An Officer and a Gentleman

Everybody’s talkin’                Midnight Cowboy

Theme from                             The Godfather

Theme from                             Love Story

Everything I do(I do it for you) Robin Hood

Falling in love again                Blue Angel

It Had to be you                     When Harry met Sally

Somewhere out there              An American Tail

The Feather Theme                 Forrest Gump

Hedwig’s theme                      Harry Potter

Feels like Home                      The Notebook

 

Themes from BBC1’s Pride and Prejudice

Also songs from the Disney  movies. Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Pinnochio, The little mermaid, Aladdin, the Jungle Book.

 

Musicals

 

My Fair Lady

I could have danced all night/ Wouldn’t it be lovely/On the street where you live

Sound of Music

Sound of music/ My Favourite things/ Edelweiss

Oliver!

Where is love/ As long as he needs me

Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as Time

Showboat

Can’t help fallin in love/ Bill/ Ol’ Man River

Carousel

If I loved you/ You’ll never walk alone

The King and I

Hello young lovers/ Getting to know you

Fiddler on the Roof

Sunrise, Sunset

Les Miserables

Castle on a cloud/I dreamed a dream/ Bring him home

Chess

I know him so well

Mary Poppins

Feed the Birds/ Let’s go fly a kite

West Side Story

Maria /Tonight / One hand one heart / Somewhere

South Pacific

Some enchanted evening/ Younger than springtime/ Bali-hai

Finian’s Rainbow

How are things in Gloccamora/ Look to the rainbow

Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as Time

Annie

Tomorrow

The Wizard of Oz

Somewhere over the rainbow

The Lion King

Can you feel the love tonight/ Circle of life

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Songs from

Phantom of the Opera/ Cats/ Evita /  Sunset Boulevard/ Aspects of love and Pie Jesu from Requiem.

Classic Love Songs and Jazz Standards

 

The Way you Look Tonight

I Only have eyes for you

What a diff’rence a day makes

Ole devil called Love

I get a kick out of you

Night and day

Stormy Weather

I love Paris

Easy to love

From this moment on

Love is a many splendored thing

Almost like being in love

Smoke gets in your eyes

Misty

I got you under my skin

Taking a chance on love

That’s Amore(Dean Martin)

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Autumn Leaves

Blue Moon

These foolish thngs

Steppin out with my baby

They can’t take that away from me

The shadow of your smile

Moonlight Serenade(Glenn Millar)

A nightingale sang in Berkely Square

Tenderly

I get along without you very well

Ole Devil Moon

Where or when

My Ship

So in Love

Beyond the Sea( La Mer)

If love were all( Noel Coward)

Miss Otis Regrets

Basin Street Blues

 

Gershwin

Summertime/ Someone to watch over me/ Embraceable you/ Let’s call the whole thing off/ S’wonderful/ Bidin my time

 

Frank Sinatra

Fly me to the moon/ New York,New York/ My way /Love and Marriage/ Young at heart/ Something stupid/ My funny Valentine/ Autumn Leaves

Ella Fitzgerald

Ev’ry time we say goodbye/ Bewitched/ Manhattan/ The man I love / With a song in my heart

 

Nat King Cole

When I fall in love/ Stardust / Mona Lisa / Unforgettable

 

Louis Armstrong

What a wonderful world/ We have all the time in the world

 

Judy Garland

Somewhere over the rainbow/ Zing went the strings of my heart / The boy next door/ The man that got away

 

Barbara Streisand

Evergreen/ Don’t rain on my parade/ People/ On a clear day/ I finally found someone

 

Pop Songs and Love Songs

 

Beatles

Hey Jude/ Yesterday/Here comes the sun / All you need is love/ Lucy in the sky / In my Life /Norwegian Wood /Here, there and everywhere/ And I love her / All my loving  / I will / Something in the way/ With a little help with my friends

 

Elvis Presley

Can’t help fallin in love/ Love me tender / Are you lonesome tonight / The wonder of you / Hawaiian wedding song

 

Simon and Garfunkel

Bridge over  Troubled Water /Sound of Silence / Feelin Groovy/ America/ Scarborough Fair

 

Carpenters

Close to you/ We’ve only just begun

 

Stevie Wonder

For once in my life/ You are the sunshine of my life/ I just called to say I love you/

My cherie amour/ Latel

Lionel Richie

Three times a lady/ Hello/ Lady /Endless Love

 

John Lennon

Imagine/ Woman

 

Van Morrison

Moondance / Have I told you lately that I love you/ Brown eyed girl

 

Elton John

Your Song / Can you feel the love tonight/ Tiny Dancer

 

 

Bacharach and David

The look of love  / This guy’s in love with you / Can’t take my eyes off you/

Raindrops keep falling on my head/ Do you know the way to San Jose?  / Girl from Ipanema

 

Neil Diamond

Hello again/ You don’t bring me flowers/ Sweet Caroline

 

Peggy Lee –                Fever/ Crazy

Carly Simon-             Nobody does it better/ Coming around again

Joni Mitchell-             From both sides now/ A case of you

Procul Harem-           A whiter shade of pale

Billy Joel-                   Just the way you are/ She’s always a woman

Roberta Flack-          First time ever I saw your first / Killing me softly

Lou Reed-                  Perfect Day

Bangles-                      Eternal Flame

Beegees-                      How deep is your love

Don Mclean-              And I love you so

Mama Cass-               Dream a little dream

Beach Boys-               God only knows

Carol King-                You’ve got a friend

James Taylor-            Fire and rain

Nina Simone-             My baby just cares for me / God bless the child

Paul McCartney-       Maybe I’m amazed/ My love

Eric Clapton-             Wonderful tonight

Chris de Burgh-        Lady in red

Sting-                          Every breath you take

Whitney Houston-     Saving all my love for you

Barry Manilow-         Mandy

Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt-    Don’t know much but I know I love you

Bobby Vinton-           Blue velvet

Dusty Springfield      You don’t have to say you love me

The Kinks-                 Waterloo sunset

Phil Collins-               A groovy kind of love

Elvis Costello–           She

Shania Twain            You’re Still The One

Whitney Houston      Saving All My Love

Etta James                  At Last

Robbie Williams–       Angels/ You’re the one          

Take That                  Back for Good/ Stardust / Greatest Day

Paul Weller-               You do something to me/ English rose

James Blunt–              You’re beautiful

Eva Cassidy–              Songbird/ Fields of gold/ Somewhere over the rainbow

Lonestar-                    Amazed

Ronan Keating-         When you say nothing at all

Shania Twain-           You’re the still the one

Extreme-                    More than words

Boys to Men-              I swear

Katie Melua-              Closest thing to crazy

Jack Johnson–            Better together

Aerosmith–                 Don’t wanna miss a thing

Norah Jones               Come Away with Me

Massive Attack          Teardrop

Lamb                          Gorecki

The Verve                  Bittersweet Symphony

Vanessa Williams      Save the best till last

Seal                             Kiss from a rose

The Turtles                Happy Together

Michael Jackson        I just can’t stop loving you

 

 

Folk Music

 

Traditional music from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales

Greensleeves

Danny Boy

Skye Boat song

Amazing Grace

The Ash Grove
Men of Harlech

The Minstrel Boy

She moved thro’ the fair

Tom Bowling

Loch Lomond

David of the white rock

Scarborough fair

And man, many more..

Also songs by Christy Moore, Planxty and Savourna Stevenson

 

Rock & Indie

Elbow                         One Day Like this

Guns’n’roses              Sweet child o’ mine

Foo Fighters               Everlong

Metallica                     Nothing else matters

Kings of Leon            Use Somebody

Evanesence                Bring me to life

Oasis                           Wonderwall

Biffy Clyro                 Many of horror

 

Latest additions

Songs from: Mumford & Sons, Florence & the Machine, The Goo Goo Dolls,U2, The Guillemots, Sigur Ros, Adele

 

I also love to take requests, so if your favourite song isn’t on this list, then don’t hesitate to ask for it.  I will do my best to find the music and play it for you.

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