Experienced, professional harpist with international career - cheerful and friendly musician with large repertoire.
“She is a great artist and consummate performer. She can draw more tone colours out of the instrument than any other harpist living in the world today.” - David Watkins, Professor of Harp, Guildhall School of Music Elizabeth-Jane Baldry studied at Exeter University and the Royal College of Music and now gives around eighty performances a year from recitals in historic houses or on specialist arts cruises to weddings and funerals. She is the only silent movie harpist in the world, performing live accompaniment to cinema screenings of early film. Her compositions have been used by ITV, the BBC and by Irish, Japanese, Danish and Canadian film, radio and television. She has performed to sold-out audiences in the US, in Italy and in France. Elizabeth-Jane's unique research into Victorian Fairy Harp Music has led to a CD with worldwide distribution; radio and TV broadcasts; a West End stage show with actor Simon Callow for which she also wrote the songs; appearances at the Royal Academy of Art exhibition of Victorian Fairy Paintings and at Prince Charles's unveiling of the restored Elfin Oak Tree in Kensington Gardens; involvement in the major French exhibition Dragons, Elfes et Fées; and an appearance in the award-winning Canadian television documentary The Fairy Faith. Elizabeth-Jane’s uniquely rich tone on the harp has graced several film/TV soundtracks screened in over thirty countries including America, Canada, Iceland, Kenya, Iran, South Africa, Poland and Cyprus. She lives in a granite cottage full of books and harps in the vibrant Dartmoor village of Chagford. In her community she is founder of the Chagford Filmmaking Group, a non-profit voluntary organization dedicated to preserving the nation’s folklore and fairytale heritage through films of British fairytales; the group has received funding awards from the EU and the UK Film Council for its work. In 2014, Elizabeth-Jane was selected by the Directors Guild of Great Britain for their talent development scheme. In her spare time, Elizabeth-Jane loves growing trees and is creating a magical woodland where she can brew tea in a twig kettle, keep bees and listen to birdsong. Sometimes she gets up on Sunday mornings early enough to sing in the church choir. Her tiny granite cottage is full of music, books and harps, and the kettle is always on for friends. Testimonials "Both myself and Craig wanted to let you know how happy we were with you and your Golden Harp!! It added magic and romance to our wedding day!! The harp is so stunning. Our guests absolutely loved it especially the children. Evan still talks about it now! It was so lovely to finally meet you as well! You have been such a pleasure to work with from start to finish! It was so lovely to hear the harp when I walked down the aisle! It was just magical! I loved the Braveheart music as well. It was so romantic. I had a few comments from guests saying how moving it was to hear it." - Esther and Craig "You've been amazing - so many service providers expected us to adjust our wishes to their 'rules', but you were just so enthusiastic about everything we asked for, and you went way beyond our expectations to make our day special. We just can't thank you enough." - Bickleigh Castle "We were all enchanted by your presence and delighted by the magical sound of your playing. You really did add something extraordinarily special that far exceeded our expectations." "Everyone said that you absolutely made the wedding. We cannot thank you enough for all your support and good will." "Money can not buy what you gave." - bride's father "I wanted to say right now how very much you added to our day. I know when Tim and Katherine visited you they returned so very excited, but it all really became so clear when I walked into the ceremony room and there you sat, looking fantastic with your golden harp. Even this was surpassed when you played! I am finding it difficult to put into words how much David and I, plus I know all the guests, enjoyed your playing." "Your professionalism was most impressive and your charm and happiness were infectious." "We are just back from our honeymoon and wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the beautiful you and the beautiful music." Thanks for your lovely email and for being so amazing- you helped make our wedding so special! We had the best day and everyone at the wedding commented on how fantastic you were. Was great to meet you. Anna xx Thanks Elizabeth-Jane. I'm delighted to say that my wife said 'I loved the harpist - she was great!' No prompting from me at all. You have a superb musical repertoire and great style. Best Wishes Tony R xx A big thank you for playing so beautifully at my party reception. You are incredibly talented and it was just perfect!!- Shan A, 50th birthday party, Bovey Castle. We met at my daughter’s wedding on 21st March where you played so beautifully throughout the service and the reception. It was a wonderful and memorable day and one which was enhanced so magically by yourself. I only wish you could have played throughout the evening also instead of the very noisy band Suzie and John hired! Rhona
Selected Repertoire List - (harp solos) I’ve learnt a lot more recently (not on the list yet!) for example, Ed Sheeran, Adele, even some Metallica! Most pieces can be adapted for the harp, so please ask if you'd like something special. I will be happy to make a harp arrangement of your favourite piece for you. POPULAR Adams Everything I do, I do it for you Adams Baby, you’re all that I want Aznavour, Charles She may be the face I can’t forget Beach Boys Wouldn’t it be nice? Beatles And I love her Beatles Eleanor Rigby Beatles Here, There, Everywhere Beatles I’ve just seen a face Beatles In my Life Beatles Lady Madonna Beatles Let it Be Beatles Norwegian Wood Beatles Penny Lane Beatles The Long and Winding Road Beatles Yellow Submarine Beatles Yesterday Berlin, Irving White Christmas. Ben E King Stand by Me Bricusse/Newby Feeling Good Clapton, Eric Wonderful Tonight Denver, J Annie’s Song Des’ree/Tim Atack I’m Kissing You Einaudi, Ludovico Nefeli Einaudi, Ludovico Fuori dalla notte Fain, S Love is a Many Spendoured Thing Gershwin Ain’t Misbehaving Gershwin An American in Paris/Rhapsody in Blue Gordon, I Unforgettable Harrison, George Here comes the Sun Joel, Billy She’s Always a Woman Jones,I It had to be you Kern,J Smoke gets in your eyes Kosma, J Autumn Leaves Lennon/McCartney All you need is Love Livingstone, Jerry The Twelfth of Never Lloyd Webber Aspects of Love Lloyd Webber All I ask of you Lloyd Webber Don’t Cry for my Argentina Lloyd Webber I don’t know how to love him Lloyd Webber Love changes everything Lloyd Webber Memories Lloyd Webber Music of the Night McVie,Christine Songbird Mandel, J The Shadow of your Smile Martin/Coulter Congratulations Richie, L Endless Love Shapiro Walking back to Happiness Simon, Paul Bridge over Troubled Water Steinberg/Kelly Eternal Flame Sting Fields of Gold Styne Time after time. Swandt/Andree Dream a little dream of me Van Morrison Have I told you Lately Weiss Can’t help falling in Love Young Love Letters Young When I fall in Love FILM MUSIC Arlen, H Somewhere over the Rainbow Bart, L From Russia with Love Bernstein There’s a place for us (Westside Story) Bernstein One Hand, One Heart (Westside Story) Bock, J Sunrise, sunset (Fiddler on the Roof) Borodin And this is my beloved (Kismet) Churchill, F Some day my prince will come (Snow White) Gilkyson, T The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book) Harline, L Love Song from Titanic Lai, F Love Story Jarre, Maurice Lara’s Theme (Doctor Zhivago) Legrand, M I will wait for you. (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) Legrand, M Windmills of your Mind (The Thomas Crown Affair) Leiber, J Jailhouse Rock (Elvis) Mancini Moonriver Menken, Alan Beauty and the Beast Morriconi Gabriel’s Oboe Myers,S Cavatina (Deerhunter) North, Alex Unchained Melody (Ghost) Nyman, M The Piano Perkins, CL Blue Suede Shoes (Elvis) Rogers, Richard Climb Every Mountain (Sound of Music) Rogers, Richard You’ll never walk alone (Carousel) Sainte-Marie/Nitzche: Up where we belong (Officer and a Gentleman) Sherman, R Chim Chim Cher-ee (Mary Poppins) Steiner My Own True Love (Gone with the Wind) Williams, J Schindler’s List Main Theme Wrubel, A Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South) CLASSICAL MUSIC Popular Classical music arranged for Harp Mendelssohn Wedding March Wagner Bridal Chorus Delibes Flower Duet Beethoven Moonlight Sonata Mozart Aria: Voi che Sapeto Saint-Saëns The Swan Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Fauré Pie Jesu Fauré Pavane Franck Panis Angelicus Grieg Morning from Peer Gynt Offenbach Barcarolle Puccini Oh my beloved father Early Music Cabezon, Antonio de Pavane and Variations Cabezon, Antonio de Romanza Cabezon, Antonio de Hachas Anon My Lady Hunsdon’s Puffe Anon Pavane Baroque Bach, CPE Solfeggietto Bach, JS Piece en sol Bach, JS Prelude in E Flat Bach, JS Jesu Joy of my Desiring Bach, JS Preludes 1, 3 and 8 Bach, JS Variation 13 from Goldberg Variations Handel Passacaille Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel Tema and Variazioni Handel Allegro Handel Chaconne Clarke, J Chaconne Paradisi Toccata Pachelbel Canon Purcell Trumpet Tune Purcell Ground Classical Period Naderman Sonata in c minor Naderman Sonata in d minor Dussek Sonata in c minor Bochsa Studies 2,4,7,10 Romantic Nineteenth Century Bovio La Danza degli Spiriti Burgmuller L’Harmonie des Anges Chatterton Recollections of the Enchantress Godefroid Ballade de la Fée Godefroid Choeur de Nymphes Hoburg, M Polonaise Lorenzi Ondina Oberthür A Fairy Legend Oberthür Conte de Fées Oberthür In Fairyland Oberthür In Twilight Hour Oberthür Le Reveil des Elves Thomas The Seasons - Summer Thomas The Seasons - Winter Thomas The Minstrel’s Adieu to his Native Land Zabel Marguerite am Spinrade Twentieth Century Classical Baldry, EJ Fairy World Suite Blyton Shoal of Fishes Chertok Round the Clock Suite Debussy Arabesque Debussy Claire de Lune Gamley, D Little Suite for Harp Guiranna Sonatina Hasselmans Guitarre Hasselmans La Source Mathias Improvisations Pierné Impromptu Caprice Renié Au Bord du Ruisseau Renié Legende Salzedo Song in the Night Salzedo Studies: Flight /Mirage Satie, Erik Gymnopedie Satie, Erik Gnossiennes Tournier Prelude no 3 Tournier Au Matin York Bowen Arabesque TRADITIONAL MUSIC A large selection including Danny Boy, Greensleeves, She moves through the fair, David of the White Rock, Carrickfergus, Sky Boat Song, The Ashgrove, Scarborough Fair, Loch Lomond etc.
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