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       Adagietto from L'Arlesienne Suite No.1. (Bizet) featuring Harp

1    A slow lyrical melody played by the string section.

       Arabian Dance, from Act 2, Nutcracker ballet (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    This mysterious tune is played by the clarinets, after 4 bars of muted low octaves on the cellos and violas.


2    This second tune is played by the violins, still mystic, in G minor key.

       As I was going to Strawberry Fair featuring Harp

1    As I was going to Strawberry Fair

       Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman (Offenbach) featuring Harp

1    This tune, played first on the cello, is the most well-known theme from 'The Tales of Hoffman'.

       Beautiful Dreamer (Foster) featuring Harp

1    main tune

       Carillon from L'Arlesienne Suite No.1 (Bizet) featuring Harp

1    The french horn plays a sort of bell-like ground, which becomes the backdrop for the violin theme.


2    This is the main tune of the carillon, played on the violin.

       Cherry Ripe featuring Harp

1    Main tune for chorus

       Chinese Dance, from Act 2, Nutcracker ballet. (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    After the bassoons set up a plodding, comic rhythmic background, the flute soars up with this tune.

       Dance of the Reed Pipes from Act 2, Nutcracker Ballet (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    After a two-bar introductory um-pah from the pizzicato lower strings, this flute melody is played by three flutes in close harmony.

       Dance of the Sugar Plum fairy from Act 2, Nutcracker ballet (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    This fairy-like theme is played on the celesta after 4 bars of pizzicato pianissimo chords from the strings.

       Fantasia on Greensleeves (Vaughan-Williams) featuring Harp

1     It starts with a lovely descending flute passage accompanied by the harp


2    Then the full string orchestra comes in with the well-known English folk song "Greensleeves".

       Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (Bizet) featuring Harp

1    A fortissimo orchestral tutti starts up this enegetic theme in D minor


2    Second theme of the farandole is a fast flute dance tune accompanied by drums.

       Flute and Harp Concerto K299 1st movement (Mozart) featuring Harp

1    Flute and Harp Concerto K299 1st Movt

       Flute and Harp Concerto K299 2nd movement (Mozart) featuring Harp

1    Flute and Harp Concerto K299 2nd Movt

       Flute and Harp Concerto K299 3rd movement (Mozart) featuring Harp

1    Flute and Harp Concerto K299 3rd Movt

       Greensleeves featuring Harp

1    Greensleeves

       Hamabdil - a Hebrew Melody (Bantock) featuring Harp

1    Main melody on cello, accompanied by the harp.

       I had a little Nut tree featuring Harp

1    I had a little Nut tree

       Introduction et Allegro (Ravel) featuring Harp

1    Intro, 1st theme-A, flute, then later by violins


2    Intro, 1st theme-B, violins, then flute


3    Intro, 2nd theme, cello


4    Allegro, 1st theme, harp.


5    Allegro, 2nd theme, low register of flute

       Jack And Jill featuring Harp

1    Jack And Jill

       March, from Act 1, Nutcracker ballet (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    This main theme is introduced by the trumpets and clarinets

       Memory from 'Cats'. (Lloyd-Webber) featuring Harp

1    Main theme

       Menuet from L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (Bizet) featuring Harp

1    A lovely tune by the flute accompanied by the harp

       Miniature Overture, from Nutcracker ballet (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    First theme, pianissimo, very light texture employing only violins and violas.


2    Second theme, cantabile on 1st violins, backed by syncopated pizzicato chords on 2nd violins and violas.

       Minuetto from L'Arlesienne Suite No.1 (Bizet) featuring Harp

1    The first section of the minuet is a sprightly tune in C minor


2    the second section is a slow melody in Ab major

       Organ Concerto No.6 in Bb Op 4 No.6, 1st movement (Handel) featuring Harp

1    Main theme

       Over the Rainbow featuring Harp

1    Main theme

       Pastorale from L'Arlesienne Suite No.2 (Bizet) featuring Harp

1    Main tune

       Prelude or Overture to L'Arlesienne Suite No.1. (Bizet) featuring Harp

1    The overture/prelude opens with an energetic tutti in C minor


2    It is followed by a lyrical calm tune in Ab major.

       Sicilienne Op 78 (Fauré) featuring Harp

1    Main tune

       Song to the Moon from Rusalka (Dvořák) featuring Harp

1    Song to the Moon from Rusalka

       The Harp that Once through Tara's Halls (Stevenson) featuring Harp

1    main tune

       There was a Jolly Miller featuring Harp

1    There was a Jolly Miller

       Three Coins in the Fountain featuring Harp

1    Three Coins in the Fountain

       Trepak, or Russian Dance, Act 2, Nutcracker ballet (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    This dance is introduced molto vivace by the strings and woodwinds.

       Una Furtiva Lagrima (Donizetti) featuring Harp

1    Main tune

       Waltz of the Flowers (Tchaikovsky) featuring Harp

1    Opening tune on the woodwinds, interspersed with glittering harp arpeggios.


2    The main waltz tune, on french horns..


3    Second waltz theme, on violins, another knockout sweeping Tchaikovsky tune!


4    Third waltz theme, played by flutes and oboes, interspersed with gliding scales on the strings, and accompanied by the harp.


5    Fourth theme is played by cellos and violas, an animated expressive passage in the relative minor key.

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