to your wedding, reception or conference. In addition to making a
unique visual presentation, Emilia and her harp music will add a touch
of sophistication that appeals to a wide range of audiences.
The harp alone is an exquisite solo instrument.
The addition of flute, violin, cello, voice or any other
combination is also available.
Emilia's wide variety of repertoire include
classical, pop, celtic and jazz. You can choose a mix of music
or you can choose specific pieces from her harp sound samples
list for your event.
Choosing music for your wedding ceremony is especially important.
Use the boston harp wedding planner to plan the music for your event.
The ambiance created by harp music will make an unforgettable
impression for your perfect wedding day.
Emilia Pepen (Wachter) has been playing harp for audiences for over 20 years in the Boston area,
around the US and abroad. Performances include appearances with the New Hampshire
Symphony, New Bedford Symphony, Monadnock Music Festival, Chautauqua Festival Orchestra,
New England Conservatory Orchestras, Symphony Pro Musica and MIT Orchestra.
Solo appearances include the Boswell Recital Hall at Walnut Hill School for the Arts
in Natick, MA, the Howard Hanson Hall at Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y.,
the Elliot House Library at Harvard University, MA and the Phillips Church in Exeter, NH.
College studies with Kathleen Bride at Eastman School of Music, Pre-college studies
with Mary Jane Rupert and Anne Hobson-Pilot at New England Conservatory of Music
"Your music was so beautiful at my son's wedding that I want you to
play at my daughter's too!" Paula Chase, mother of the groom and bride to be
"We loved hearing christmas music on your harp. It made our open house party a classy event." Helen O'Conner, event coordinator
"She arrived early, talked with those she needed to at the chapel, set up, and was ready to go right from the start. She played beautifully, was unassuming, and lovely. She played Pachabel's Cannon flawlessly, and played as people ushered in and out. My mom's request was that we play music at her memorial service, and it was truly lovely to have Boston Harp play, a memory that I, nor any one in attendance, will ever forget." Jaime H, Agawam, MA
Whether it is a church wedding or a casual
outdoor ceremony, the music you choose sets the tone of the event.
Here are some tips and suggestions about traditional and nontraditional
The location of your wedding will influence the type of music you
select to accompany the ceremony. If you are making your
vows in a church, synagogue or other house of worship, your musical
selections might tend to be drawn from the traditional or religious.
On the other hand, if your ceremony will take place outdoors or in a
nontraditional setting, you will have more latitude in choosing the
music. In both cases your choices will set the tone of your
ceremony, so give it some thought and make your selections carefully.
I've included a few suggestions with sound samples on the next few pages.
If you are having a religious wedding, let a clergyperson know that you
are including guest musicians. It's a good idea to consult a
member of the clergy about your choice of music. Some do have
restrictions on certain pieces, and you don't want any last minute
surprises. In most traditional wedding services the music will fall
into the following four parts:
Prelude - These are the selections that will be played from the time
your guests arrive at the church until the bride is set to begin her
walk down the aisle. That can be anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
Generally the mood of the music should be light
and celebratory. You can be as specific as you'd like but most brides
trust my experience. Some popular choices include: Ave Maria by Bach
Menuet by Salzedo
Processional - This is the selection that will be played at the
brides arrival and the procession of the bridal party down the aisle.
It's almost always chosen for its stateliness and pomp. Bridal Chorus by Wagner from Lohengrin ("Here Comes the Bride")
Is the most traditional. But if you
want to make a different statement, here are some alternatives:
Pachabel Canon in D Trumpet Tune by Purcell Trumpet Voluntary by Clark
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Bach
choosing music that suits the mood of each stage of the ceremony. Any of the
suggestions above would be suitable, or you can choose any variety of music from
classical to jazz, pop to folk. I take special requests!
If you have a
special request just call or email Emilia and ask
$350 minimum for up to 2 hours/$400 minimum for holiday weekends
$100 each additional hour
Travel fees may apply if the event is not in Boston or a Boston neighborhood.
Call or email me for exact pricing for your event.
Mastersingers by the Sea
Saturday March 5th, 2011 at 8pm
Sunday March 6th, 2011 at 3pm
St. Barnabas Church, Falmouth, MA
Clafflin Hill Symphony Orchestra
Sunday March 27th, 2011 at 3pm
Town Hall, Milford, MA
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
Brahms, Copland, and Khachaturian
Saturday April 9th, 2011 at 8pm
Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford, MA