Elizabeth Pleasence - Harpist

This harpist graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a BMus (Hons) degree in music, where she specialised in harp performance, after gaining a place on the highly competitive Solo Performance courses. Alongside her studies, she took on the role of principal harpist in both the Royal Holloway Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. She also has diplomas in harp performance and piano teaching awarded by the ABRSM, and a diploma in piano performance from Trinity College London.

She has provided harp music for a wide variety of events at venues all across the South-East of England, including Wentworth Golf Club, the Savill Gardens in Windsor, the HMS Warrior, Leeds Castle, and several National Trust properties. She regularly performs in concerts for a range of orchestral and choral works, including a number of performances of Britten's Ceremony of Carols, and other works such as Faure's Requiem, Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Rutter's Magnificat. She has played for several shows, including productions of The Wizard of Oz, Sweeney Todd, and Kiss Me Kate.

She is an experienced wedding harpist with a wide repertoire, and can offer the following services:

She can play for 30 minutes as the guests arrive for the wedding ceremony.
She can also provide music during the ceremony for:

  • The bride's entrance
  • The signing of the register
  • The recessional (exit)

She can play during the drinks reception to keep guests entertained while the photographs are being taken.

Wedding Breakfast
Background music during the dinner creates a wonderful atmosphere. She will discreetly pack up the harp and exit before the speeches begin at the end of the meal.

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Elizabeth Pleasence - Harpist Repertoire


  • Prelude in C - J S Bach 
  • Adagio - J S Bach 
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J S Bach 
  • Arabesque No. 1 - Debussy 
  • Clair de Lune - Debussy 
  • Largo from New World Symphony - Dvorak 
  • Cantique de Jean Racine - Faure 
  • Morning Mood - Grieg 
  • Air from "Water Music" - Handel 
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel 
  • Sarabande - Handel 
  • Largo - Handel 
  • Meditation - Massenet 
  • On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn 
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn 
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel 
  • Hornpipe - Purcell 
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Rachmaninov 
  • The Swan - Saint-Saens 
  • Traumerei - Schumann 
  • Winter - Vivaldi 
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner


  • My Lagan Love 
  • She Moved Through The Fair 
  • The Nightingale 
  • The Lark in the Clear Air 
  • Down by the Sally Gardens 
  • The Parting Glass 
  • Fhear a'Bhata 
  • Carolan's Dream 
  • Carolan's Draught 
  • Shenandoah 
  • Merch Megan 
  • The Banks of the Suir

Jazz Standards

  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square 
  • Our Love is Here to Stay 
  • 'S Wonderful 
  • Someone to Watch Over Me 
  • Lady Be Good 
  • Embraceable You 
  • My Funny Valentine 
  • Ain't Misbehavin' 
  • Moon River 
  • Misty 
  • Over the Rainbow

Film and Show Music

  • Music from the Lord of the Rings 
  • Music from Harry Potter 
  • Music from Disney Films 
  • Music from the Phantom of the Opera 
  • Somewhere - West Side Story 
  • Han Solo and the Princess - Star Wars 
  • Theme from Pride and Prejudice 
  • Theme from Forrest Gump 
  • Theme from the Deerhunter 
  • Theme from Pixar's Up 
  • Theme from Downton Abbey

Contemporary Pop

  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love 
  • The Beatles - All My Loving 
  • The Beatles - I'll Follow The Sun 
  • Ben Folds - The Luckiest 
  • Beyonce - Halo 
  • Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are 
  • Bryan Adams - Everything I Do 
  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years 
  • Coldplay - Clocks 
  • Coldplay - Paradise 
  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida 
  • Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time 
  • Elbow - One Day Like This 
  • Fleetwood Mac - Songbird 
  • Gotye - Somebody That I used To Know 
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together 
  • Lionel Richie - Endless Love 
  • Michael Buble - Everything 
  • Michael Buble - Lost 
  • Michael Buble - Haven't Met You Yet 
  • Muse - Unintended 
  • Norah Jones - Come Away With Me 
  • Owl City - Fireflies 
  • Regina Spektor - Samson 
  • Regina Spektor - Us 
  • Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 
  • Shania Twain - From This Moment 
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars 
  • Sting - Fields of Gold 
  • Taylor Swift - Safe & Sound 
  • Train - Soul Sister

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