Allyn Bryson Donath
Harp is a solo instrument; however, a flutist or violinist can add an extra touch of elegance to the sound at your wedding or special event.

Protecting the harp from the elements:
Whether you select an outdoor location, consideration must be given to the harp. The harp must be kept completely dry. A concert grand harp weighs one hundred pounds and is readily transportable. However, please let me know if the location is handicapped accessible or not. The Celtic harp weighs thirty-five pounds and may be more suitable for an outdoor service. The harp does not tolerate well temperatures below 60 degrees and above 90 degrees.

Allyn is available to perform at the wedding venue of your choice. Recent performances have included the following locations:
  • Harkness Memorial Park
  • St. Clement's Castle
  • Norwich Rose Garden
  • Norwich Inn & Spa
  • Wright's Mill Farm
  • All denomiations of worship
Your Ceremony:
Whether your ceremony is in a church or a less formal setting, Allyn will help you select appropriate music.

Prelude: The music performed while your guests arrive will set the tone for your service. In a religious setting, hymns or classical pieces may be selected. In a less formal setting, classical as well as contemporary love songs may be played.
  • Somewhere in Time - Barry
  • 18th Variation - Rachmaninoff
Processional: During the Processional, the wedding party (bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer and flower girls) walk gracefully down the aisle.
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
Bridal Processional: Your moment has arrived to walk down the aisle.
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner
  • Prince of Denmark - Clarke
During the Ceremony: It is optional, yet appropriate, to have music played during your ceremony. Music may be played as a solo, or during the lighting of a “Unity Candle,” the celebrating of Holy Communion or after a reading or prayer.
    Suggestions: The Gift of Love, Ave Maria, All I Ask of You, The Prayer
Recessional: Immediately following the ceremony, upbeat music is played as the newly married couple walks up the aisle.
  • Allegretto from Spring - Vivaldi
  • Concerto in B Flat - Handel
Postlude: These are the selections that may be offered as your guests follow.
    Suggestions: Ode to Joy, Baroque Fanfare