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Anne's playing is characterized by its warmth, vitality and expressiveness - essential qualities in reaching an audience in a meaningful way.

The following titles represent some of the music from her repertoire – music from the classical, traditional, folk and international genres, movie and theatre show tunes and popular and jazz standards as well as spiritual and inspirational pieces.

This list is intended to give you ideas and to provide a sampling of musical styles (and titles) that translate particularly well through the harp, piano or a duo or trio – music you will want to consider as you begin to narrow your preferences.

For a more complete list, specific requests or further help, contact Anne Barbara.


 




MOVIE/THEATRE SHOWTUNES

Sound of Music: Sound of Music, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain

Chorus Line: One, What I Did for Love

Porgy & Bess: It Ain't Necessarily So, Summertime

Phantom of the Opera: All I Ask of You, Think of Me, Music of' the Night

Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Pie Jesu, Love Changes Everything, As If We Never Said Goodbye, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, Memory (from "Cats"), Chanson D'Enfance

Music of Stephen Sondheim: Pretty Woman, Maria, One Hand One Heart, Send in the Clowns

Les Miserables: I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Bring Him Home, Castle on a Cloud

Fiddler on the Roof: Sabbath Prayer, If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise, Sunset, Till There was You

Mancini Music: Charade, Moon River, Dear Heart, Days of Wine and Roses

Walt Disney Movies: Can You Feel the Love Tonite, A Whole New World, A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes, Toyland, Beauty & Beast, When You Wish Upon a Star

Who Can I Turn To
Theme from "Deer Hunter"
Schindlers List
It Must Be You
That's All ("Tootsie")
Unchained Melody (Ghostbusters)
Thru the Eyes of Love ("Ice Castles")
Theme from "Out of Africa"
If You Remember Me ("The Champ")
As Time Goes By ("Casablanca")
An Affair to Remember
Godfather, Godfather II Themes
Spellbound Concerto ("Spellbound")
The Rose
Wind Beneath My Wings
Lara's Theme ("Dr. Zhivago")
Never on Sunday
John Dunbar Theme
Theme from Forrest Gump


POPULAR/ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Europa, Smooth- Santana
Sweet Blues
Saving All My Love for You
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Enya: Only TIme, Anywhere Is, Paint the Sky with Stars
At Last- Etta James
You Are So Beautiful
Come in from the Rain
On the Wings of Love
Stairway to Heaven
MacArthur Park
Fragile- Sting
Crazy

Here Comes That Rainy Day

Beatles/Lennon tunes: Fool on the Hill, Eleanor Rigby, Norwegian Woods, In My Life, Something, Imagine, Here, There & Everywhere, Yesterday

Elvis Tunes: Are You Lonesome Tonite, Can't Help Falling in Love with You, Love Me Tender

Lionel Ritchie: Endless Love, Tonite I Celebrate My Love for You, Three Times a Lady

Burt Bacharach tunes: I Say a Little Prayer for You, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, What the World Needs Now is Love, Wives and Lovers…

Music of Michel LeGrand: Windmills of Your Mind, How Do You Keep the Music Playing, I Will Wait for You, Watch What Happens, Pieces of Dreams

Billy Joel tunes: New York State of Mind, Piano Man, This Masquerade, Baby Grand, Just the Way You Are, And So it Goes

Sinatra tunes: My Way, Summer Wind, New York, New York, It Was a Very Good Day, Young at Heart

John Denver tunes: Annie's Song, Today, Nobody Does it Better…

LIGHT JAZZ/STANDARDS

When Sunny Gets Blue
Watch What Happens
Georgia on My Mind
I Remember You
Li'l Darlin
Music of Carlos Jobim such as: The Wave, So Nice, Girl from Ipanema, Choro, Summer Samba, Meditation, and Desfinado
Gentle Rain
Cole Porter tunes: Begin the Beguine, Night & Day, I Get a Kick Out of You
Music of George Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, The Man I Love, Rhapsody in Blue, Preludes
Strangers in the Night
Strangers in Paradise, Strangers on the Shore
Red Sails in the Sunset
All the Things You Are
The Way You Look Tonight
The Nearness of You
Emily, Stardust, Ebb Tide, Tenderly, Misty
Poinciana
Unforgettable, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Watermelon Man
Blue Bossa

LATIN/SPANISH
(popular, classical and traditional, including music of Spanish guitar masters)

Rodrigo – Concerto Aranjuez (2nd mvt.)
Estrellita- Ponce
Spanish Dances, Valse Poeticos- Granados
Spanish Dance from "La Vida Breve"- DeFalla
Music of Augusta
Lara: Granada, Madrid, Malaguena, You Belong to My Heart, Orchids in the Moonlight
Bolero- Ravel
Tango in D, Sonate in Re- Albeniz
Music of Spanish Guitar
Masters (Fernando Sor, Aguado, Carillo, Guiliani, Tarrega)
La Golondrina, La Comparsita
Nunca, Nunca. Nunca, Adoro, Yellow Days
Recado Bossa Nova, Besame Mucho
Adios, Frenesi, Perfidia
Siboney- Leucona
Tico, Tico
Guantanamera
Spanish Eyes, Green Eyes
Blue Tango - Leroy Anderson
Milonga Del Angel- Piazzolla
Air de Milonga- Cardoso
La Paloma
Peregrina
Vaya Con Dios
El Manisero (Peanut Vendor)
La Bamba
Juanita
Maria Elena
Sol Solomentez
El Choclo
Carnavalito
El Condor Pasa
Paraguayan Evenings

Amapola

INTERNATIONAL/TRADITIONAL

Irish tunes: Bendemeers Stream, Cockles & Mussels, Londonderry Air, Down by the Salley Gardens, Foggy Dew, My Lagan Love, She Moved Through the Fair, When Irish Eyes are Smiling, Kathleen Mavoreen, Shule Aroon, Jigs, Reels
O'Carolan tunes: Planxty Johnston, Carolan's Concerto, Morgan Magan, George Brabazon
Scottish/Welsh/English tunes: Skye Boat Song, Annie Laurie, Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, David of the White Rock, Ash Grove, When Love is Kind, Glenlivet, All Through the Night
Czardas, Coachman, Gypsy Hora, Dark Eyes
Hatika, Hava Nagila, Dahil Salyo (Your Love is Mine) Tanging, Y
aman, Sakura
Italian: 0 Solo Mio, Santa Lucia, Conte Partito, La Sorella La Violetera, La Spagnola, Come Prima, Drigo's Serenade, Come Back to Sorrento, Mala Femmena, A Man without Love, Al di la, Non Dimenticar
Bilitis, Ballade pour Adeline, La Vie en Rose, Live for Life Shenandoah, Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
Stephen Foster tunes

LIGHT CLASSICS/OPERA

"Entr’acte" from Carmen, Act III-Bizet (oboe/harp)
''Entr'acte" from Carmen, Act III-Bizet (Flute/violin/harp)
Meditation from "Thais"-Massenet
My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice (Samson &Delilah)-Saint Saens
Largo (Xerxes)- Handel
O Mio Babbino - Puccini
Song from Evening Star (Tannhauser)-Wagner
Cavalleria Rusticana- Mascagni
Nessa Dorma ("Turandot)- Puccini
Caro Mio Ben- Giordani
Barcarolle- Offenbach
Musetta's Waltz Song (la Boheme)- Puccini
Merry Widow Waltz, Villa- Lehar
Intermezzo (Carmen) - Bizet (oboe/harp)
Habanera (Carmen)- Bizet
Ave Verum- Mozart
Ah, So Pure (Martha)
Romanze (Anonymous)
Chanson- Friml
Plaisir de Amour
Theme from New World Symphony, Songs My Mother Taught Me- Dvorak
On Wings of Song- Mendelssohn
18th Variation (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paginnini)- Rachmaninoff
Swan Lake, Chanson Triste, Music from Nutcracker Suite- Tchaikovsky Serenade, Waltzes- Schubert
Poem-Zurich
Song of India
Morning, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg
Viennese Waltzes, Strauss Waltzes
Vivaldi: Four Seasons themes, Largo from Concerto in D Major
Handel: Water Music Suite
Themes & Excerpts from Orchestral Works & Concertos of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi, etc.
Pavane, Bolero - Ravel
The Swan- Saint Saens
Gymnopedies – Satie
Reverie- Debussy
Pre-Baroque Music: Renaissance Lute Pieces, 15th Century pieces, harpsichord suites Music of Couperin, Lully, Byrd, Rameau

SONGS OF WORSHIP AND INSPIRATION

On Eagles Wings-Joncas
This is the Day
In This Very Room
Shepherd of Our Hearts- Chepponis
Panis Angelicus- Franck
Ave Maria- Back/Gounod
Ave Maria- Schubert
Lord's Prayer- Malotte
Ave Maria- Cacci
How Beautiful
Jesus We Crown You with Praise
The Prayer
Gift of Love (The Water is Wide)
Simple Gifts (Shaker Tune)
Rhosymedre- Ralph Vaughan Williams
In Paradisium from "Requiem"- Faure
Hymns, Anthems, praise choruses such as: I Worship You Almighty God, I Sing Praises to Your Name, I Love You Lord, Surely the Presence, Change My Heart, Oh God …
Beautiful Savior, Be Thou My Vision, The Lord Bless and Keep You, Great is Thy Faithfulness
His Eye is on the Sparrow, Let There be Peace on Earth, I Believe
Spirituals: Were You There, Deep River, Amazing Grace, There is a Balm, Wayfaring Stranger
Breathe
Draw Me Close
Change My Heart

STANDARD HARP REPERTOIRE

Reflections in the Water-Ibert
Angelus- Renie
Au Matin- Tournier
Toccata- Loeillet
The Brook-Hasselmans
The Source- Zabel
Suite of Eight Dances- Salzedo
Song in the Night- Salzedo
Concerto in B Flat- Handel
Aria in Classic Style - Grandjany
Automne- Grandjany
The Source- Tournier
Passacaille- Handel
Sonata in C Minor- Pescetti
Impromptu Caprice- Pierne
Debussy: Dr. Gradus, Reverie, Clair de Lune, Beau Soi, Girl with the Flaxen Hair, En Bateau…
Sonatina - Natra
Soliquey - Legg

STANDARD PIANO REPERTOIRE

Liebestraume - Liszt
Un Sospiro (A Sigh) - Liszt
Sonata Pathetique- Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata- Beethoven
Rondo Capriccioso- Mendelssohn
Pavane- Ravel
Gymnopedie # 3- Satie
Gymnopedie # 1- Satie
J.S. Bach- Preludes, Fugues, Partitas and Suites
Music of Scarlatti, Handel, Bach
Sonatas, Sonatinas, short pieces of Beethoven, Mozart & Scarlatti
Chopin: Waltzes, Etudes, Preludes
Waltzes, Ballades of Brahms & Schubert
Concerto in A Minor - Grieg
Music of Shostakovich, Prokofieff
Rhapsody in Blue- Gershwin
To a Water Lily, To a Wild Rose – Edward McDowell
Lotus Land - Cyril Scott
Rustle of Spring- Sinding
Debussy- Preludes, Arabesques, Clair de Lune, Reverie, Dr. Gradus
Novelty Piano Solos: Bumble Boogie, Nola…
Scott Joplin Rags: Maple Leaf Rag, Solace, The Entertainer…
Flight of the Bumble Bee – Rimsky-Korsakov

WEDDING MUSIC

Because your wedding is a unique, “one-of-a-kind” event, music you choose will undoubtedly reflect this individuality. Some suggestions follow. As this list is only a sample, contact Anne Barbara concerning other requests or a complete list.

Only Time- Enya
Serenade of Love - Karsonakis
Jesu. Joy of Man's Desiring - J. S. BAch
Sheep May Safely Graze- J.S. Bach
Liebestraume - Liszt
Reverie - Debussy
Clair de Lune- Debussy
Gymnopedies - Satie
Gift of Love (Water is Wide)
Water Music- Handel
Bourree - Handel (harp/violin/cello)
Music from "Four Seasons"-Vivaldi
Allegro Grazioso
Bist Du Bei Mir -.J.S. Bach (Harp/Cello)
O Mio Babbino- Puccini
lntermezzo from "Carmen" -Bizet (oboe/harp)
Intermezzo from "Carmen" -Bizet (Flute/violin/harp)
Largo from Concerto in D Major - Vivaldi
Wedding Song- Kenny G
The Prayer
How Beautiful
Lord's Prayer - Malotte
Wedding Prayer
Ave Maria- Schubert
Ave Maria- Bach/Gounod Angelus- Renie
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Canon in D - Pachelbel (harp/violin/cello)
Aria in Classic Style - Grandjany
Danse D’Atrefois- Renie
Rigaudon - Campra
Rigaudon- D’aquin
St. Anthony Chorale- Brahms Prelude- Charpentier
Rondeau- Mouret
Ode to Joy- Beethoven
Wedding Processional from "Midsummer Nights Dream" - Mendelssohn
Wedding Processional from “Loehengrin” – Wagner
Wedding Processional from “Sound of Music”
Trumpet Tune – Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) – Clarke
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg

JEWISH WEDDING SELECTIONS

Some of the most requested include:
Jerusalem of Gold

Adom Odam
Erev Shel Shoshenim (Evening of Roses)
Dodi Li (I Am My Beloved’s)
Simon Tov (Good Fortune)
Erev Ba (Evening Comes)
Hava Nagila (Let Us Rejoice)
Hine Ma Tov
Bashana Haba-A
Halleluja
Sunrise Sunset
Sabbath Prayer
Mazel Tov
La Rosa Enflorece
Eile Chamda Libi (Desire of My Heart)
Israeli Lullaby
Hevenu Shalom (We Bring You Peace)
Chorsha Ha Eucaliptus (On The Jordan)
Oseh Shalom (Let Peace Be With You)

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