Annette Bjorling's Harp Repertoire

Repertoire

Harp Solo & Ensembles with Annette Bjorling

This is a list with my current harp repertoire.

It’s probably never quite complete, and will be updated occasionally, but it should give you a good idea about what I or we can play…I am always happy to try to arrange special requests as well.

There are several categories, and some titles appear more than once.

This list is both, for harp solo and for ensemble performances.

With Duo Controverso we have some additional duo arrangements & compositions, especially in the classical music section.

Please contact us, if you like to know more details. Thank you.

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Musicals (Broadway & Beyond)

Excerpts from following musicals:

A Little Night Music (Stephen Sondheim)

Anyone Can Whistle (Stephen Sondheim)

Anything Goes (Cole Porter)

Cats (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Fantasticks (Harvey Schmidt)

Fiddler on the Roof (Jerry Bock)

Les Miserables (Claude-Michel Schönberg)

My Fair Lady (Frederick Loewe)

Oaklahoma (Richard Rodgers)

Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Pippin (Stephen Schwartz)

Westside Story (Leonard Bernstein)

Sound of Music (Richard Rodgers)

Sweeney Todd (Stephen Sondheim)

And also: lots of songs from Disney Musicals & Movies

Jazz, 30s-50s Era Hits, & Contemporary

After You’ve Gone  (Cremer, Layton)

Ain’t Misbehaving  (Fats Waller)

Alone (Nacio Herb Brown)

Anniversary Waltz (Josef Ivanovici)

Autumn Leaves  (Joseph Kosma)  (video below)

As Time Goes By  (Herman Hupfeld)

At Last  (Etta James)

Blue Skies (Irving Berlin)

Blues (various) (sound file below)

Charleston  (Cecil Mack, Jimmy Johnson)

Days of Wine and Roses (Henry Mancini)

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore  (Duke Ellington)

Dream  (Johnny Mercer)

Dream a Little Dream (Gus Kahn)

Embraceable You   (George Gershwin)

Everybody Loves Somebody  (Koslove/Taylor/Lane)

Fascination (F.D. Marchetti)

Fly Me to the Moon  (Bart Howard)

Happy Days Are Here Again  (Milton Ager)

How Deep is the Ocean  (Irving Berlin)

How High the Moon  (Morgan Lewis)

I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You (G.D. Weiss) (video medley below)

I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)

I Got Rhythm  (George Gershwin)

In Other Words (aka Fly Me to the Moon)  (Bart Howard)

It Had to Be You  (Isham Jons)

James  (Pat Metheny)

Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now (Fats Waller) (video below)

La Vie En Rose  (Louis Guglielmi)

Laura  (David Raksin)

Love is Here to Stay  (George Gershwin)

Lullaby of Birdland  (George Shearing) (sound file below)

Lullaby of Birdland - Harp & Clarinet

by George Shearing – Arrangement by Annette & Kurt Bjorling

Misty  (Erroll Garner)

Moon River (Henry Mancini)

Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)

Nataliana (Deborah Henson-Conant)

New Blues (Deborah Henson-Conant) (sound file below)

New Blues - Harp

by Deborah Henson-Conant – Arrangement by Annette Bjorling

Nightingale (Deborah Henson-Conant)

Mr Sandman  (Pat Ballard)

My Funny Valentine  (Rodgers / Hart)

Oh, Lady Be Good  (George Gershwin)

Over the Rainbow  (Harold Arlen)

Puttin’ on the Ritz  (Irving Berlin)

Russian Lullaby (Irving Berlin) (sound file below)

Russian Lullaby – Harp, Basset-Horn, Vibes & Double Bass

by Irving Berlin – Arrangement by the performers

‘S Wonderful  (George Gershwin)

So in Love (Cole Porter)

Softly, Like in a Morning Sunrise  (Romberg)

Slowly  (David Raksin)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen)

Stardust  (Hoagy Carmichael)

Stormy Weather  (Harold Arlen)

Sweet Sue, Just You (Fats Waller)

Take Five  (Paul Desmond)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame  (Albert von Tilzer)

Tea For Two  (Vincent Youmans) (video medley below)

Tiger Rag (Original Dixieland Jazz Band)

Topsy (Eddie Durham) (sound file below)

Topsy - Harp & Bassett-Horn

by Eddie Durham – Arrangement by Annette & Kurt Bjorling

Tranquil Moments (David M. Combs)

Unchained Melody (Alex North) (video medley below)

What a Wonderful World  (Bob Thiele / (G.D. Weiss)

When You’re Smiling  (Fisher, Goodwin, Shay)

White Christmas  (Irving Berlin)

White Cliffs of Dover (Walter Kent)

Themes from Movies, TV & Games

A Thousand Years  (Christina Perri, David Hodges  –  Twilight IV)

Beauty and the Beast  (Alan Menken  – Beauty and the Beast)

Brave Themes (Patrick Doyle, Madel, Mumford et al  –  Brave)

Colors of the Wind (Alan Menken  –  Pocahontas)

Doctor Who Themes (Murray Gold  –  Doctor Who)

(sound file & (different) video below)

I Am the Doctor (Theme of BBC series “Doctor Who”)

by Murray Gold – Harp Solo Arrangement by Annette Bjorling

I Am The Doctor – Harp, Keyboard & Viola da Gamba

by Murray Gold – Arranged for Trio by Annette Bjorling

Downton Abbey Suite  (John Lunn  –  Downton Abbey)

Ending Theme  (N. Uematsu  –  Final Fantasy X)

Feed the Birds (Sherman, Sherman – Mary Poppins)

Forrest Gump (Alan Silvestri  –  Forrest Gump)

Games of Thrones Theme  (Ramin Djawadi)

Happy Days Are Here Again  (Milton Ager  –  The Roosevelts  / Chasing Rainbows)

I’m Walking in the Air  (Howard Blake  –  The Snowman)

In Dreams / Hobbit Theme  (Walsh/Shore  –  Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) (video below)

Legend Themes (Tangerine Dream)

Let it Go  (from Frozen… Christen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez)

Let the Great Big World Keep Turning  (Nat D. Ayer  –  Monocled Mutineer)

May it Be  (Enya  –  Lord of the Rings) (sound file)

Memories of Sherlock  (Hans Zimmer  –  Game of Shadows)

My Heart Will Go On  (James Horner  –  Titanic)

Over the Rainbow  (Harold Arlen  –  Wizard of Oz)

Rainbow Connection  (Paul Williams  –  The Muppet Movie)

Sherlock (BBC)  –  various themes  (David Arnold, Michael Price)

Smile  (Charles Chaplin  –  Chaplin /  also: Modern Times)

Somewhere in Time  (John Barry  –  Somewhere in Time)

Star Wars Main Theme  (John Williams  –  Star Wars)

Storybook Love  (Willy De Ville  –  Princess Bride)

Suicide Is Painless  (Mike Altman  –  MASH)

Tender Shepherd  (Mark Charlap  –  Peter Pan)

The Party  (Henry Mancini  –  The Party)

Third Man Theme  (Anton Karas  –  The Third Man)

Thornbirds  (Henry Mancini  –  Thornbirds)

To Zanarkand  (N. Uematsu  –  Final Fantasy X)

Umbrellas of Cherbourg  (Michel Legrand)

Up  (Michael Giacchino  –  Up)

When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline  –  Pinocchio)

Wind Beneath My Wings  (Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar  –  Beaches)

And also: lots more songs from Disney Musicals & Movies

Holiday Music

Annette & Kurt play many, many Christmas Carols, Songs and Melodies, in any of the here listed styles (Pop, Jazz, Classical Favorites, Traditional Carols, Celtic Christmas, …).

Also Hanukkah melodies, and other Holiday or Winter themed, seasonal music.

The list would be too long to place here, and you probably have a pretty good idea of what we’re talking about…But if you want more details, please contact us. Thanks.

European Ethnic Music

Celtic, French, German, Greek, Mediterranean, Romanian, Turkish

Irish Medley

by trad. Irish, Arranged by Annette | Harp Solo

Maria Walks Along the Shore

by trad. Slovak, Arranged by Annette | Harp Solo

Aivaliotikos Zeimbekikos

by trad. Greek, Arranged by Annette | Harp Solo

Armenakiv

by trad. Greek, Arranged by Annette | Harp Solo

Tsifteteli

by trad. Turkish, Arranged by Annette & Kurt | Clarinet, Harp & Double Bass

Kommt Ihr G’spielen

by trad. German | Harp Circle, led by Annette

Popular Music

A Thousand Years  (Christina Perri, David Hodges)

After You’ve Gone  (Cremer, Layton)

All You Need is Love (Beatles) (video medley)

 

Always on My Mind  (Thompson, James, Christopher)

Amazing Grace  (traditional)

And I Love Her (Beatles)

Annie’s Song (John Denver)

As Time Goes By  (Herman Hupfeld)

At Last  (Etta James)

Baby Can I Hold You  (Tracy Chapman)

Beauty and the Bea st  (Alan Menken)

Besame Mucho  (Consuelo Velazquez)

Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)

Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Elton John) (video medley)

Clocks (Coldplay)

Dark Waltz  (Saggese, Morasca, Musker)

Don’t You Know (Bobby Worth)

Every Breath You Take (Sting)

Fields of Gold (Sting)

Fly Me to the Moon  (Bart Howard)

Golden  (Chrisette Michele)

Greensleeves  (traditional)

Happy Days Are Here Again  (Milton Ager)

Heaven (Bryan Adams)

Here Comes the Sun  (Beatles)

I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You (G.D. Weiss) (video medley)

I Can’t Stop Loving You (Don Gibson)

I Dreamed a Dream  (Claude-Michel Schönberg)

I Made it Through the Rain (Barry Manilow)

I’m Walking in the Air (Howard Blake)

I Walk the Line  (John R. Cash)

I Will Wait For You  (Michel Legrand)

It Had to Be You  (Isham Jons)

Just the Way You Are  (Bruno Mars)

Killing Me Softly With His Song  (Charles Fox)

La Vie En Rose   (Louis Guglielmi)

Laura  (David Raksin)

Lebanese Blonde  (Rob Garza, Eric Hilton)

Let it Go  (from Frozen… Christen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez)

Let the Great Big World Keep Turning  (Nat D. Ayer)

Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovi)

Love Story (Taylor Swift) (video medley)

Luckiest (Ben Fold)

May it Be (Enya)  (sound file below)

May It Be - From: “Lord of the Rings”

by Enya – Arrangement by Annette Bjorling

Michelle (Beatles)

Moon River (Henry Mancini)

Moonlight Serenade (Glenn Miller)

Mr Sandman  (Pat Ballard)

My Heart Will Go On (James Horner) (video medley)

One Hand, One Heart  (Leonard Bernstein)

Over the Rainbow  (Harold Arlen)

Pie Jesu  (Andrew Lloyd Webber)

Plaisir d’Amour  (P.G.Martini)

Prayer (Celine Dion) (Carole Bayer Sager / David Foster)

Rainbow Connection (Paul Williams)

Right Here Waiting  (Richard Marx) (video medley)

River  (Joni Mitchell)

River Flows in You (Yiruma) )  (sound file below)

River Flows in You

by Yiruma – Arrangement by Annette Bjorling

Send In The Clowns (Stephen Sondheim)

Smile (Charles Chaplin)

Something (Beatles)

Somewhere in Time (John Barry)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Harold Arlen)

Sound of Silence (Paul Simon)

Stairway to Heaven (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant)

Stand by Me (Ben E. King)

Stardust  (Hoagy Carmichael)

Starry, Starry Night / Vincent (Don McLean)

Sunday (Stephen Sondheim)

Sunrise, Sunset (Jerry Bock)

Time After Time (Cyndi Lauper) (video medley)

Time in a Bottle (Jim Croce)

That’s Amore  (Brooks Warren) (video medley)

Then (Brad Paisly)

Truly Madly Deeply  (Savage Garden)

Try to Remember (Harvey Schidt)

Unchained Melody (Alex North) (video medley)

Video Games  (Lana Del Rey, Parker, Grant)

Vincent / Starry, Starry Night  (Don McLean)

Weekend in New England  (Randy Edelman)

What a Wonderful World (Bob Thiele / G. D. Weiss)

When I Fall in Love  (Victor Young)

When you Believe  (Maria Carey, Whitney Houston)

When You’re Smiling  (Fisher, Goodwin, Shay)

When You Wish Upon A Star (Leigh Harline)

Wind Beneath My Wings  (Larry Henley, Jeff Silbar)

White Christmas  (Irving Berlin)

Yesterday  (Beatles)

You Raise Me Up  (Secret Garden) (Josh Groban)

Your Move (John Anderson)

Classical Music

Wedding Classics

Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus” aka “Here Comes the Bride”

Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March”

Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”

Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Men’s Desiring” “Ave Maria” – both, by Schubert & by Bach/Gounod …and many more…

Renaissance Era

Various pieces by German, Spanish, Italian and English 15th-17th century composers, like: Castaneda, Coperario, Dalla Casa, Dowland, Frescobaldi, Gibbons, Jenkins, Lasso, Purcell, … (sound examples below)

Ricercar à 2

by Orlando di Lasso | Harp & Clarinet

Fantasia à 3

by Orlando Gibbons | Clarinet, Harp & Vibes

Baroque Era

J.S. Bach   –  various works, for example:

  • Air on a G string
  • Arioso
  • Ave Maria (with Gounod’s melody)
  • Jesu, Joy of Men’s Desiring
  • Minuets (from Magdalena Notebook)
  • Preludes
  • Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Sleepers Awake

G.F. Handel  – various works, for example:

  • Aria, Air
  • Chaconne, Pasacaglia
  • Largo, Sarabanda
  • Thema con Variazioni,
  • excerpts from Messiah, Water Music,
  • Xerxes, Judas Maccabeus, etc.

Pachelbel

  • Canon in D  (- THE famous one, for brides’ processionals … 😉
  • Ciaconna

Canon in D

by Pachelbel | Harp Solo Improvisation by Annette

C.W. Gluck – Minuet and other excerpts from “Orfeo et Euridice” Purcell – various works, for example:

  • Air, Chaconne (from Fairy Queen),
  • Hornpipe, Trumpet Voluntary

J.P. Rameau    –   various Minuets, Tambourin, etc.

A. Scarlatti – Folia, Romanza, etc.

G.F. Telemann   –   various Minuets, Sonatinas, etc.

A. Vivaldi – excerpts from Four Seasons

Classical Era

L. v. Beethoven – various works, for example:

  • Für Elise, Moonlight Sonata, Sonatas, etc.

Borodin – Polovetsian Dances Chopin – various works, for example:

  • Waltzes, Mazurkas, Preludes, Impromptu, etc.

Gounod – Ave Maria  (with  J.S. Bach Prelude)

F.J. Haydn  –  Sonatina, Theme and Variations, etc.

S. Iradier – La Paloma

P. Mascagni – Intremezzo (from “Cavalleria Rustica”)

J. Massenet – Meditation (from “Thais”)

F. Mendelssohn – Wedding March (from “Midsummer Night’s Dream”)

W.A. Mozart – various works, for example:

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Minuet, Tartine à Beurre, etc.

J. Nadermann – Sonatas

G. Puccini – O, My Beloved Father (from Gianni Schicchi)

F. Schubert – Ave Maria

R. Schumann – excerpts from “Album For the Young” etc.

B. Smetana – Vlt ava / Moldau L. Spohr – Air, Sonatinas

R. Wagner – Bridal Chorus (from “Lohengrin”), Ride of the Valkyries

French Impressionists

Claude Debussy    –  various works, for example:

  • Arabesques, Berceuse, Bruyeres, Clair de Lune,
  • La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, Rêverie, etc.

Bruyeres

by Claude Debussy | Clarinet & Harp

Pastorale

by Claude Debussy | Flute, Viola & Harp

Gabriel Fauré    –  various works, for example:

  • Berceuse, Mai, Pavane op.50, Sicilienne, etc.

Berceuse

by Gabriel Fauré | Clarinet & Harp

Pavane op.50

by Gabriel Fauré | Basset-Horn, Vibes, Harp & Double Bass

Marcel Grandjany    –  various works, for example:

  • Rêverie op. 7, Trois pieces petits, etc.

Alphonse Hasselmanns

  • Barcarolle, Feuilles D’Automne, Nocturne, La Source

Feuilles D’Automne

by Alphonse Hasselmanns | Harp

Erik Satie

  • Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes, Fantasies

(sound examples embedded below)

20th-21st Century Composers

Bernard Andres – various works, for example:

  • Algues, Amarantes, Aquatintes, Dances D’Automne, Dyades, Epices, Jonchets, Preludes, etc.

Béla Bartók – Evening in the Village, Romanian Dances

Nancy Gustavson – Moorish Garden

D. Henson Conant – Baroque Flamenco, New Blues, Nataliana, Nightingale Gustav Holst – Jupiter Theme from “The Planets” Alan Hovhanness – Nocturne, Sonata E. MacDowell – To a Wild Rose

Belle Paris

by Andrew Edwards - Soundtrack for “Eyes Without a Face” | Clarinet, Harp & keyboard synthesizer

Klezmer

Oriental Melody

by trad. Jewish, Arranged by Annette | Harp Solo

Volakh

by trad. Jewish, Arranged by Annette | Harp Solo

The following are tracks from Duo Controverso’s CD “Gedanken”

Moldavian Zhok

by trad. Jewish-Romanian, Arranged by Annette & Kurt | Clarinet & Harp

A Zise Dudkele - Basset-Horn & Harp

trad. Jewish, Arranged by Annette & Kurt

Rumeynisher Tants

by trad. Jewish-Romanian, Arranged by Annette & Kurt | Clarinet & Harp

Freylekhs - Basset-Horn & Harp

trad. Jewish, Arranged by Annette & Kurt