Wedding Essentials


The music for your wedding ceremony is so important to create the mood and style you want. The harp music also helps the flow from one part of the ceremony to the next. Harp music is very elegant and beautiful. Your guests will comment about and be moved by Marilyn’s beautiful harp music. Marilyn will work closely with you to choose the harp music which reflects your style. You can choose from her extensive harp repertoire of Classical, Celtic and Pops harp music. She is willing to learn a new song you choose as long as it works on the harp.



Please use our Ceremony Music Planner to help us prepare for your special day. It is available as an Adobe PDF, or as a Microsoft Word document.

Here is an outline of the wedding ceremony in regard to music:

  • harp prelude, usually half hour long as the people gather
  • harp selections for processional
    • Groom and Pastor
    • Special invited guests
    • Grandparents
    • Mothers
    • Bridesmaids/Groomsmen
    • Ring bearer and Flower girl
    • The Bride
  • harp selections during the wedding ceremony.
    • Quiet harp music during the unity candle or other ceremony.
    • Harp solo such as “The Lord’s Prayer by Malotte.
  • wedding recessional

The Ceremony Music Planning Chart listed above is for you to fill out with your wedding ceremony music choices. Marilyn will be happy to work with you on this.

Click here to see a list of Marilyn’s repertoire

Some suggested wedding music for the Harp:


  • Bridal March from Lohengrin, Wagner
  • Trumpet Tune, Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
  • Canon in D, Pachelbel
  • Allegro Maestoso from Water Music, Handel
  • Hornpipe from Water Music, Handel
  • Processional, Wood


  • Sonatina in Classic Style, Wienand
  • Hornpipe or Allegro Maestoso from Water Music by Handel
  • Ode to Joy, Beethoven
  • Pavane, 15th Century
  • Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach

Prelude Music

  • Prelude in C, Bach
  • Aria, Bist Du Bei Mir, Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach
  • Air for the G String, Bach
  • Arioso, Bach
  • Ave Maria, Schubert
  • Ramble to Cashel, Irish
  • Fuer Elise, Beethoven
  • Arabesque, Debussy
  • Clair de Lune, Debussy

Prelude Music continued

  • Girl with the Golden Hair, Debussy
  • Angelus, Renie
  • Chorus of the Happy Spirits, Gluck
  • My Heart Will Go On, Theme from the movie Titanic
  • Simple Gifts, folk song
  • The Little Fountain, Pratt
  • Pavane, 15th Century
  • Gymnopedie, Satie
  • In This Very Room, Harris
  • Winter from the Four Seasons, Vivaldi
  • Spring from the Four Seasons, Vivaldi
  • Autumn, Grandjany
  • Pavane, Faure
  • Gratitude, Robertson
  • Petite Etude, Schumann
  • Amazing Grace, traditional

During the Service

  • The Lord’s Prayer, Malotte
  • Dreams of Spring, Wienand
  • Perfect Love, Barnby