London Harpist
Paula P

Harpist Paula ImagePaula has won many prizes in the United Kingdom for exceptional performances. She has gone on to perform solo recitals in some of the most celebrated venues in London including Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields, Saint James’s Piccadilly, Saint John’s Smith Square, Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery. 

Multiple, award winning harpist Paula, has played for HRH The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Eddie George (former governor of the Bank of England), Princess Marina Sturdza of Romania to name but a few. She studied at the Purcell School of Music and graduated with Honours an Undergraduate, Post Graduate and Masters degrees from the Royal College of Music in London.

Her Royal performances have taken her to Kensington Palace, Saint James’s Palace, Lambeth Palace and Windsor Castle. Corporate events have also taken Paula to a variety of prestigious venues including Lord’s Cricket Ground, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Christies Auction House, Le Manoir Aux  Quatr’Saisons, The Orangery – Holland Park, Ely House (Dover Street), Hanbury Manor and Brocket Hall.

A prolific musician, Paula also has a keen interest in orchestral engagements, teaching and chamber music performances having her own ensemble (The Naiades Ensemble – Flute, Viola and Harp). Paula can be booked together with the Naiades Ensemble or in various other instrumental combinations including flute and harp for all types of event. As one of the few harpists in the country that can play Bollywood music, she is very popular for Asian weddings.

 

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Sample Repertoire
Light Music - Various

Turner, Parsons     - Smile

Ronan Keating   - When you say nothing at all     

Robbie Williams   - She’s the one

Elton John         - Your song

A.  McBroom          - The Rose

Francis Lai        - Theme from Love Story

A. Hammond          - When you tell me that you love me

G. Gershwin          - Embraceable you

G. Gershwin      - Summer time

Frank Mills             - Music box dancer

John Denver       - Take me home country roads

John Denver            - Annie’s song

Maurice Jarre    - Lara’s theme (Dr. Zhivago)

Towne                   - Never on a Sunday

L. Bernstein       - Somewhere (West Side Story)

Jack Johnson          - Better Together

Eva Cassidy      - Fields of Gold            

Eva Cassidy           - Song Bird

Rachel Portman - The Wedding Theme-Emma

Eric Clapton           - Wonderful Tonight

Van Morrison     - Have I told you lately

Glenn Miller            - Moonlight Serenade

Madness           - It must be love

Celine Dion             - Theme from ‘Titanic’

Des’ree             - I’m Kissing You

Savage Garden       - Truly, Madly, Deeply

Elvis Presley     - Can’t Help Falling In Love

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World

Gershwin           – Someone To Watch Over Me

Tony Bennett       - Fly me to the Moon

Barry Gibb         - Words

Shania Twain        - You’re Still The One

Beatles             - Yesterday

Victor Young        - When I fall in Love

Beatles             - In My Life

Beatles                - Norwegian Wood

Sinatra              - Everybody Loves Somebody

R. Rogers             - Bewitched (Pal Joey)

Elvis Costello     - She

P. Cassidy           - Vide Cor Meum

D. Baerwald       - Come What May

Enya                    - Only If…      

Nat King Cole   - Star Dust

Elton John         - Can You Feel The Love Tonight

                             From ‘ The Lion King’

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Phantom of the Opera:   All I Ask of You

                                             Angel of Music

                                             The Music of the Night (excerpt)

                                             The Phantom of the Opera

                                             Think of Me

Cats:                                     Memory

Evita:                                    Don’t Cry for Me Argentina

Tell me on a Sunday:              Tell me on a Sunday

Requiem:                                Pie Jesu

Starlight Express:                    Starlight Express

Jesus Christ Superstar:            I don’t know how to love him

Rodgers & Hammerstein and  Various Other Musicals

The Sound of Music:  The Sound of Music                       

                                   Edelweiss                                        

                                   My Favourite Things

                                    Morning Hymn

                                   Alleluia

Carousel:                      If I Loved You

                                    You’ll Never Walk Alone

South Pacific:             Some Enchanted Evening    

Flower Drum Song:   Love, Look Away

                                  Dites-Moi                                                        

                                       You Are Beautiful       

                                  A Wonderful Guy                                    

Oklahoma!                   Oklahoma

                                  Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’

                                  The Surrey with the Fringe on Top

The King and I:            Getting to Know You

                                  We Kiss in a Shadow

                                  Dance of Anna and Sir Edward

                                  Hello, Young Lovers

Les Miserables:           I Dreamed A Dream

Dirty Dancing:            I’ve Had the Time of My Life

Jazz Favourites

Misty

Moonriver

My Favourite Things

All The Things You Are

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Over The Rainbow

Wedding Favourites

Bach – Air on the G string                                             Bach – Arioso

Boyce – Canon                                                    Wagner – Bridal Chorus

Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring                            Handel – Largo

Beethoven – Ode to Joy                                                  Pachelbel – Canon in D

Franck – Panis Angelicus                                              Handel – The Peace

Mussorgsky – Pictures at an exhibition                   Bach – Prelude in C

Marcello – Psalm XIX                                                     Handel – The Rejoicing

Campra – Rigaudon                                                        Mouret – Rondeau

Purcell – Trumpet Tune                                                Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary

Handel – Water Music Aire                                          Handel – Water Music Allegro

Handel – Water Music Minuet                                    Mendelssohn – Wedding March

Handel – Where’er You Walk                                     Handel – Arrival of the Queen of

Hasselmans – La source                                                             Sheba

Tournier – Four Preludes                                              Saint-Saens – The Swan 

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (Spring – Allegro Grazioso, Largo, Allegretto), Gloria

Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
 

Romantic Love Songs and Jazz Selection 1920’s up to 1970’s

Lee – Fancy you fancying me!                             Barre – Jeunesse

Jacobs – I love you truly                         Thompson – Come, Sing to me

Veroli – Love, Stay with me                                 Oliver – Buy my strawberries

Ayer – Let the great big world keep turning           Lohr – Little home in the west

Nicholls – That old fashioned lady                        Murden – For once in my life

Yarrow – Puff                                                     Belafonte – Island in the sun

Theunissen – Mississippi                                    Raposo – Sing

McTell - Streets of London                                  Levine – Tie a yellow ribbon

Carpenter – Top of the World                               Merrill – Love

Rodgers – Edelweiss                                          Edwards – Flaming Star

Anderson – The Typewriter                                  Duning – Theme from ‘Picnic’

Grainer – Hold on to your women             Bennett – Too beautiful to last

Mancini – Moment to moment                             Lehar – I love you so!

Hague – This is all very new to me                       Penn – Smilin’ through

Schmidt – My cup runneth over               Porter – True Love

Novello – If only he’d looked my way                    Lane – Look to the rainbow

Bock – Sunrise, Sunset                                      Jordan – English country garden

Sondheim – Comedy tonight                               Coward – Bitter sweet

Ellis – Love me little, love me long                       Straus – My hero

Classical Selection

Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata                Schubert  – Ave Maria

Faure – Pavane                                      Debussy – Clair de Lune                         

 Godefroid – Romance                            Mendelssohn – Venetian Gondolier         

Hasselmans – Melody                            Schubert – Waltz

Godefroid – Song without words              Handel  – Pavane

Weber – Huntsmen Chorus                     Beethoven – Minuet in G

Strauss – Blue Danube Waltz                 Bizet     – The Toreador’s song

Batiste – Andante in G                           Barnby  – Sweet and low

Kucken – The Young Recruit                   Gounod – Waltz from ‘Faust’

Brahms – The Sandman             Turner – The Fairy Wedding Waltz

Verdi – La Donna e Mobile                      Gounod – Soldier’s Chorus

Cramer – Le Desir                                  Scarlatti – Sonata

Handel – Rigaudon                                 Couperin – La Charolaise

Mozart – Minuet in D                              Mozart - Minuet in G

Bach – Air                                             Haydn – Minuet and Trio

Beethoven – Landler                               Bach – Air from the Peasant Cantata

Bach – Minuet in G                                Bach – Minuet in G minor

Mozart – Minuet in F                              Battishill – Gavotte

Pleyel – Minuet and Trio                         Satie – Gymnopedie No.1

Schumann – The Reapers’ Song Rebiko – Evening in the Meadow

Haydn – Minuet                                     Mozart – Rondo

Beethoven – Happy and Sad                   Ribayaz - Hachas

Weber – Ecossaise                                Beethoven – Bagatelle

Schumann – First Loss                          Mendelssohn – Peasant Song

Franck – Puppet’s Complaint                  Tchaikovsky – Old French Song

Bach – Little Prelude                              Mozart – Air with variations and Rondo

Thomas – The Tear                                Cabezon – Pavane and Variations

Palero – Romance                                 Krumpholtz – Sonate

Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits       Telemann- Adagio (Oboe Concert, Movt. II)

Telemann – Grazioso                             Respighi – Siciliana

Handel – Larghetto (Largo)                      Mendelssohn – O For The Wings Of A Dove

Handel – Aria: Lascia ch’io Pianga          Bizet – Duet from The Pearl Fishers
 

Jewish

Jerusalem of Gold

Shalom Aleichem

Adon Olam

Mi Yitnani Of

La Rosa Enflorece

Halicha Lekeisariya

Frailach

Devotional Songs from Hindu Temples

Govind Bolo                   Hari Krishna Hari Ram

Shri Ram Jai Ram                 Om Jai Jagadish Hare

Ja Tose Nahin                  Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram

Payo Ji Maine                               Jai Radha Madhav

Gujerat Prabhatiyu                  Shri Ramchandra     

    Thumak Chalet                  Vaishnava Janato      

Mara Ghatma                       Makund Madhav

 

Latin American Melodies and Rhythms Collection

Rhythmic styles and melodies from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Argentina

 

English, Irish, Scottish and
Welsh Melodies Folk Songs and Dances

A large selection of traditional tunes for the harp

 

Bollywood

Kal Ho Naa Ho                                       Piyu Bole

Chhukar Mere Manko                             Hai Apna Dil

Churaliya                                               Meri Mehbooba

Tu Je Deka To Ye Jaana Sanam           Pyar Deewana Hota Hai

Khabi Kushi Khabie Gham                   Jeena Yahan

Pehla Nasha                              Kuch Kuch Hotha Hai

Jiya Dhadak Dhadak Jaye              Suraq Hua Maddham

Chard Mea Dil                             Hum Kisise

Kuch na Kaho                               Merimehbooba

Do Pal (veer Zaasa)                     Ek Ladki Ko Dekha

Dekha El Khwab                              Kaho na pyar hai

Khushiyan aur gum                       Om jai Jagadisha hare

Chukkar meri manko                Jab Se Tere Naina Mere

Na Tum Jano Na Hum                                   Soni Soni

         Sun Sahiba Sun            Naya Naya Dhula Dhula             

Satyam Shivam Sundaram            Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai

Mujhe Rang De                Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum

Yeh Galiyah Yeh Chaubara          Kal Raat Ho Gayee

Aa Meri Jaan                         Raat Ki Hatheli Par

Chand Sitare Phool Aur Khushboo       Tere Bina Jiya Jaaye Na

Hum Chup Hain                              Chandni O Meri Chandni

Tumko Hi Chahenge Hum              Chalo Tumko Lekar Chale

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha           Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam

Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna                        Kuchh Na Kaho

Main Hoon Khushrang Henna

Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai

Mere Humsafar            Ek Shararat Hone Ko Hai

Mere Rang Mein                             Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main

Mere Khwabon Ka Har Ek Naqsh Mita De Koi

Christmas Spectacular – International Collection

Adeste Fidelis                                                               It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

The Angels and the Shepherds                                        Jingle Bells

Angels We Have Heard On High                                      Joy To The World

Away In A Manger                                                          Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Blessed Be That Maid Marie                                           Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming

Boar’s Head Carol                                                          Masters In This Hall

Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella                                   Noel Nouvelet   

The Cherry Tree Carol                                                     O Come All Ye Faithful

Christ Was Born On Christmas Day                                O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Come Though Long Expected Jesus                                O Holy Night

The Coventry Carol                                                         O Little Town of Bethlehem

Deck The Halls                                                              O Sanctissima

Ding Dong Merrily On High                                              O Tannenbaum

The First Noel                                                                Petite Litanies De Jesus

Entre Le Boeuf                                                               Shepherds Hurried To Bethlehem

The Gloucestershire Wassail                                          Silent Night

Go, Tell It On The Mountains                                           The Snow Lay On The Ground

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen                                      The Twelve Days Of Christmas

Good Christian Men, Rejoice                                           Up On The House Top

Good King Wenceslas                                                    We Three Kings Of Orient Are

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing                                          We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Here We Come A ‘Wassailing                                         What Child Is This?

The Holly And The Ivy                                                     Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance

I Saw Three Ships                                                          While By My Sheep

Il Est Ne                                                                        While Shepherds Watched Their Flock

Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet                                                   Willie, Take Your Little Drum

Infant Holy                                                                     Winds Through The Olive Trees

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