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Harpist Alexandra

Harpist

Alexandra is an experienced and versatile harpist who enjoys a varied career performing all over the country for international corporations, MP’s, celebrities and royalty.

Biography Repertoire

Biography

Alexandra is an experienced and versatile harpist who enjoys a varied career performing all over the country for international corporations, MP’s, celebrities and royalty.

As a soloist Alexandra has played for hundreds of corporate events, weddings and recitals. With her varied repertoire she can provide music as a background artist or as the main feature of an event.

Previous engagements include performances for HRH Queen Elizabeth II live on television for Channel 4’s popular cooking and chat show Sunday Brunch, and at a party hosted by Robert Smith (The Cure). Corporate bookings have included numerous performances for RBS, the Football Association, and also PRS for Music where she played alongside Rick Wakeman for guests including Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Sir John Tavener and John Rutter. She has worked at many prestigious venues such as The Houses of Parliament, Wembley Stadium, St Alban’s Cathedral, Glyndebourne Opera House and Hampton Court Palace.

She has performed to stars including Robin Gibb (The Bee Gees), Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, The Buggles), Guy Fletcher (Dire Straits) and more. Television work includes providing background music for an episode of Channel 4’s Come Dine With Me, and an appearance as a featured entertainer on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

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Classic
Bach Prelude in C
Bach(arranged by Granjany) Etude No. 3, ‘Sarabande’ and Etude No. 6, “Andante”
Beethoven Für Elise, Moonlight Sonata
Cabezon Pavane and Variations
Clarke Chaconne
Chertok Around the Clock, mvts 1, 2 & 3
Debussy La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, Clair de lune, Arabesque No. 1
Delibes Flower Duet
Faure Cantique, Pavane
Glinka Nocturne
Grandjany Pastorale
Handel Allegro, Sarabande
Hasslemans Chanson de Mai, La Source
Kanga Solitude
Massenet Meditation from Thais
Mayhew Fiskars
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Pachelbel Canon in D
Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro
Ravel Menuet from Tombeau de Couperin
Salzédo Suite of 8 Dances: Seguidilla, Tango,Siciliana, Chanson dans la Nuit
Samuel-Rousseau Variations pastorales sur un vieux noel
Satie Gymnopédie No.1
Schubert Ave Maria
Vivaldi Spring (theme) from the Four Seasons, Winter (2nd Movement – Largo) from the Four Seasons
Wagner Bridal March
Watkins Fire dance from Petit Suite, Passacaglia

Traditional
English
Flowers in the Valley
Greensleeves
Scarborough Fair

Irish
Brian Boru’s March
Danny Boy
The Lark in the Clear Air
The Foggy Dew

Scottish
Eriskay Love Lilt
Kinloch of Kinloch
Skye boat song
A Fairy’s Love Song
A’ Bheairt-Fhioda (A Weaving Lilt)
Amazing Grace

Welsh
Breuddwd y Frenhines (The Royal
Dream)
Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the Wheat)
Craig y Tyle (Winter has Come)
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock)
Harp of Gold
Sosban Fach (Little Saucepan)
The Ash Grove

Other
Wreck of the John B Sloop, Le Bon Petit Roi d’Yvetot (arr. Grandjany)

Jazz
Bert Kaempfert Strangers In The Night
Gershwin Embraceable You, Summertime
Harold Arlen (sung by Judy Garland) Over The Rainbow
Henry Mancini Moon River
Nat King Cole When I Fall in Love
Nina Simone Feeling Good

Popular
Alan Price The House of the Rising Sun
Amanda McBroom The Rose
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin’, Blowin’ in the Wind
Bruno Mars Marry You
Dolly Parton/ Whitney Houston I Will Always Love You
Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling In Love
Eric Clapton Wonderful tonight
Jeff Silbar, Larry Henley Wind Beneath My Wings
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
Leonard Cohen Hallelujah
Lionel Richie Endless Love
Metallica Nothing Else Matters
Simon & Garfunkel 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
Siur Rós Hoppipolla
Sting/Eva Cassidy Fields of GoldThe Beatles Across the Universe, Norwegian Wood, Michelle, Here Comes The Sun, The Long and Winding Road
The Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
Westlife Flying Without Wings
Yiruma River Flows in You

Film/Show
Alan Menken Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast)
Alan Silvestri Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
Andrew Lloyd Webber Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita), Memory (Cats), All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Des’Ree Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet)
Hans Zimmer Honour Him (Gladiator)
Shore In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)
Phillip Glass Truman Sleeps (The Truman Show)
Ramin Djawadi Game of Thrones theme
Rodgers and Hammerstein II My Favourite Things, Edelweiss (The Sound of Music)

Seasonal
Away in a Manger
Coventry Carol
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Entre Le Boeuf
Frosty the Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jingle Bells
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
Samuel-Rousseau Variations pastorales sur un vieux noel Silent Night
The First Nowell
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?
Winter Wonderland

Computer Games
Final Fantasy Eyes On Me, The Prelude
Monkey Island Main Theme
Morrowind Call of Magic
Portal 1 Still Alive

 

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