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Virginia Schweninger, Harpist: Harpist for Weddings & Special Events

Wedding Harpist & Special Events

Virginia Schweninger, Harpist on Borrowed & Blue

Virginia is available to provide harp music for wedding ceremonies, including prelude music, formal processionals and postlude. She is happy to assist the bride by recommendations of musical selections and will accompany soloists if needed. Virginia works regularly with other professional musicians, and can add a flute for a little extra sparkle.

Locations where Virginia often plays for weddings includes Keswick Hall, The Omni Hotel, Pharsalia Plantation, The Homestead, The Clifton Inn, Oakridge Estate, Wintergreen Resort, Veritas Winery, Del Fosse Winery, Farmington Country Club and the Boonsboro Country Club, the UVA Chapel and Carr's Hill, The Golden Horseshoe Inn, Trump Winery, Keswick Winery and Pippin Hill to name a few.

Suggested Repertoire

Wedding Music Repertoire

Following are categorized lists of pieces that are lovely on the harp
that are often used for Wedding Processional, Recessional
and Prelude music. We will be happy to plan a beautiful
Prelude for you making recommendations and
utilizing your suggestions. This is a partial list.
The possibilities are endless.

Wedding Ceremony

Processional & Recessional Suggestions

Bridal Chorus “Here Comes the Bride” / Wagner

The Wedding March (Traditional Recessional) / Mendelssohn

Canon In D / Pachelbel • Trumpet Tune / Purcell • Ode to Joy / Beethoven

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring / Bach • Trumpet Voluntary / Clarke

Gavotte from the Suite of Eight Dances / Salzedo

A Time for Us from “Romeo & Juliet” / Mancini

Love Theme from “Somewhere in Time”

“Feather Theme” from “Forest Gump”

Stairway to Heaven / Led Zeppelin

The Ash Grove - Brian Boru’s March

Selections for Prelude, Postlude & Reception

Religious Music

Amazing Grace • In The Garden • Ave Maria • Be Thou My Vision

I Can Only Imagine • In the Garden • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Jesus Loves Me • Morning Has Broken • On Eagles’ Wings

Simple Gifts • Sheep May Safely Graze • Wondrous Cross

Erev Shel Shoshanim • Chorsha ha Eucaliptus • Bashana Haba’ah

Al Kol Eleh • Dodi Li • Hana’ava Babanot • Simon Tov

Folk/Celtic Tunes

Brian Boru’s March • Inis Sher • Londonderry Air • Si Bheag Si Mhor

The Ash Grove • Greensleeves • Wild Mountain Thyme

My Little Welsh Home •Fanny Power • Ashokan Farewell

• Hazel Grove • Shenandoah • Eleanor Plunkett

Mary Scott, Flower of Yarrow • L’ai & Retrouange

Carrickfergus • Innisfree

Classical

Clair De Lune (Debussy)

Intermezzo (Bizet) • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)

La Basque (H&F) • La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (Debussy) (H&F)

On Wings of a Song (H&F) (Mendolssohn) • Prelude No. 1 in C (Bach)

Prelude No. 1 (Bach) • Pachelbel Canon in D • Rachmaninoff’s Eighteenth Variation

Serenade (Persicetti) (H & F) • Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)

Spanish Love Song (H & F) • Sonatina (Naderman)

The Little Fishes (Owens) • The Little Fountain (Pratt)

Trois Gymnopedies (Satie) (H & F) • Winter’s Largo / Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

Ode to Joy (Beethoven) and more

Disney

A Whole New World • Beauty and the Beast • Colors of the Wind

When You Wish Upon A Star • Winnie the Pooh and more

Broadway & Film Music

A Time for Us / Romeo & Juliet
All I Ask of You & Music of the Night / Phantom

Edelweiss / Sound of Music • Feather Theme / Forest Gump

Love Story • Memory & Think of Me from Cats • Moon River • More

Over the Rainbow • Out of Africa Theme / Barry

Send in the Clowns / Sondheim • Smile / Glee/Chaplin

Somewhere in Time / Barry • Terms of Endearment Theme

Theme from Schindler’s List

They Were You & Try to Remember / The Fantasticks

The Rose • Till There Was You / Music Man

Through the Eyes of Love / Ice Castles

Popular Standards

Annie’s Song • At Last • Always • Beautiful Tonight / Clapton

Come in from the Rain /Sager • Danny Boy

Fields of Gold / Sting • Forever in Love / Kenny G

Fly Me to the Moon • Fragile / Sting

Greensleeves • Hawaiian Wedding Song • Hymne /Vangelis

I Can Only Imagine / Mercy Me •If / Gates

In the Looking Glass • It’s a Wonderful World • La Vie en Rose

Love is Here to Stay / Gershwin • Misty / Garner

Morning Has Broken • My Treasure / Denver

On Eagles Wings • Perhaps Love / Denver

Song from Secret Garden (and others)

Sounds of Silence / Simon • Stairway to Heaven/Led Zeppelin

Tenderly • The Wedding Song / There Is Love

Time After Time • To a Wild Rose • Unchained Melody

Yellow Bird • What a Wonderful World • Wonderful Tonight

 

and more

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