Music Samples

(Samples are of solo harp
unless otherwise noted.)

Classical:

Prelude in C
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Canon in D
(Harp and Violin)
Canon in D 
(Harp and Flute)
Bridal Chorus
Arioso
Wedding March
Ode to Joy

Standards:
Fly Me to the Moon
Night and Day
What a Wonderful World
Over the Rainbow
(Harp and Flute)
Somewhere in Time
(Harp and Violin)
Fields of Gold

Holiday:
Winter Wonderland
The Christmas Song
Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella
(Harp and Flute)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
(Harp and Violin)
Jingle Bells
(Harp, Flute and Violin)

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.  Plato

Music

The purpose of these sections is to give examples of my repertoire Jennifer Keller Harpistin different musical areas.
It is by no means intended to be an exhaustive list of either categories or specific titles.Please do not hesitate to inquire about your favorites if they are not listed.

 

 

Classical:

Bach:†
• Air in D
• Bist du Bei Mir
• Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
• Prelude in C
• Sheep May Safely Graze
• Siciliano

Beethoven:
 • Ode to Joy

Clarke:
• Trumpet Voluntary

Chopin: 
• Lento from “Sonata in Bb minor”
• Raindrop Prelude

Debussy:
• First Arabesque
• Clair de Lune

Handel:
• Harmonious Blacksmith
• Concerto in Bb
• Air and Hornpipe from “Water Music”

Henson-Conant:
• Nataliana
• The Nightingale

Malotte:
• The Lord's Prayer

Mascagni: 
• Intermezzo from “Cavalliera Rusticana”

Mendelssohn: 
• Nocturne
• Wedding March

Pachelbel:
• Canon in D

Pescetti: 
• Sonata in C minor

Puccini: 
• O Mio Babbino Caro

Rachmaninoff: 
• Rhapsody on a Theme
of Paganini

Satie: 
• Gymnopedie No. 1

Schubert: 
• Ave Maria

Telemann: 
• Adagio from “Oboe Concerto”
• Grazioso

Vivaldi: 
• Allegro from “Spring”
• Largo from “Winter”

Wagner:
• Bridal Chorus

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Standards

The word "standard" has many meanings.  In general, it can mean a certain level of quality.   In music, it means a tune or song of established popularity.  Based on those ideas, I define a standard as a tune that has been around for more than ten years, is fairly well-known to the general public, and has that "certain level of quality" in its construction.  In addition to that, I consider standards to be tunes that are driven by their harmony (chords), rather than by their rhythm or backbeat, which more often drives a pop tune.  Obviously, this is a very general definition, and certainly there are standards that are driven by rhythm and pop songs that are driven by harmony.  Great tunes last because of how they were put together in the first place, regardless of when they were written, or by whom.

Many people are surprised to learn that these types of music are possible on the harp, but I assure that they are are they can be very beautiful.  However, this does not mean that every song will work for the harp, and I do not add a tune to my repertoire until I have either found or created an arrangement that shows the best of both the song and the harp.  Some of my favorites are listed below.

• All I Ask of You
• A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
• Danny Boy
• Embraceable You
• Fields of Gold
• Fly Me to the Moon
• Georgia On My Mind
• Girl From Ipanema
• I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing
• Iris

• Moonglow
• My Heart Will Go On
• New York State of Mind
• Night and Day
• Over the Rainbow
• Someone to Watch Over Me
• Stairway to Heaven
• The Way You Look Tonight
• What a Wonderful World
• When I Fall in Love
• Witchcraft

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Celtic/Irish

• Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
• Blind Mary
• Carolan's Dream
• Danny Boy
• Down by the Salley Gardens
• Eleanor Plunkett
• My Wild Irish Rose
• Morgan Magan

• The Castle of Dromore
• The Fanaid Grove
• The Foggy Dew
• Greensleeves
• The Gartan Mother's Lullaby
• When Irish Eyes are Smiling
• The Irish Wedding Song
• The Kerry Dance
• The Lark in the Morning

Seasonal/Holiday

• Christmas Time Is Here
• Jingle Bell Rock
• Jingle Bells
• Let it Snow
• My Favorite Things
• Selections from “The Nutcracker”
• Sleigh Ride
• The Christmas Song
• The Christmas Waltz
• White Christmas
• Winter Wonderland

And many traditional carols, such as Silent Night and Joy to the World

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