Atlanta Harpist Brenda Street


Atlanta harpist Brenda Street playing music for wedding cocktail reception

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Examples of Customized Harpist Playlists:

Background Harp Music for Your Reception, Dinner Party, or Similar Event

Many clients who have requested 1-3 hours of background music leave the selection of individual song titles to the harpist.  There are clients, however, who prefer to choose many of the titles themselves from the harpist's general repertoire listing.

Here are examples of playlists compiled by two of Brenda Street's recent clients.  These two examples both feature popular music, but it is certainly possible for a client to request all-classical, a mix of popular and classical, or, during the month of December, a holiday party playlist

NOTE:  The length of a typical piece of harp background music is 4 minutes.  A playlist of 15 song titles would be enough for a one-hour cocktail reception.

Harpist Sample Playlist #1

Music for a Wedding
Champagne Brunch


EVENT DESCRIPTION:  This client hosted a 2-hour brunch in her home for a newly-married couple.  She wanted a romantic, relaxed ambiance, with some R&B selections included, but she did want a good mix between ballads and upbeat songs.  After collaborating with Brenda through emails, she arrived at this playlist, which was perfect for the occasion.  

  • All of Me - John Legend
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Endless Love - Lionel Richie
  • Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
  • My Funny Valentine - Rodgers/Hart
  • The Prayer - C. Dion & A. Bocelli
  • Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow -The Wizard of Oz
  • Summertime - Porgy and Bess
  • The Way You Look Tonight - J. Kern
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • When I Fall in Love - Nat King Cole
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life -Stevie Wonder
  • You Are So Beautiful -Joe Cocker
  • Whenever Wherever Whatever -Maxwell
  • Whenever You Call -Mariah Carey
  • Stay With Me - Stan Smith
  • Lady - Lionel Richie
  • The Closer I Get To You -Donnie Hathaway
  • Always and Forever - Heatwave
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
  • You're Just Too Good to Be True - Frankie Valli
  • Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles
  • Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder


Harpist Sample Playlist #2

Music for a Wedding
Cocktail Reception


EVENT DESCRIPTION:  A groom wanted contemporary, upbeat background harp music for the one-hour cocktail reception at an Atlanta country club, immediately following his wedding ceremony at a nearby church. Using the general repertoire list, he chose his 15 songs, then emailed them to Brenda.  This playlist set just the mood he wanted at his reception.

  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Edelweiss - Sound of Music
  • I Dreamed a Dream - Les Misérables
  • Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • My Way - Frank Sinatra
  • Moondance - Van Morrison
  • Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
  • Think of Me - Phantom of Opera
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow -The Wizard of Oz
  • What a Wonderful World  - Louis Armstrong
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Danny Boy - Traditional Irish
  • Hey Soul Sister - Train