Now that you've booked me: the "small print," selecting music, spelling of music for your program

1. The "Small print" A deposit is necessary to reserved the date and time, and is non-refundable. Partial cancellations may result in a partial forfeiture of the deposit. In actual practice, I often do return deposits for cancelled plans when given enough advance notice; your best bet is to telephone me immediately (don't write, don't email, don't stand on ceremony) in the event of a change of plans. This agreement is for the date and time indicated only. Even slight adjustments in time must be approved, contingent upon availability. Please check with me first before changing your plans! Overtime can be arranged, depending on availability, but terms must be agreed to before any overtime is played. In the event that (due to unforeseen circumstances) I am unable to keep our agreement, it is my commitment to provide you with another qualified harpist if at all possible, or to otherwise assist you in making compensatory arrangements. Playing conditions must be suitable for the harp and harpist (especially outdoors). PLEASE: NO BUBBLES!! Please call me one week prior to the event to reconfirm. Contact me immediately if the above information is incorrect or incomplete. My hours are: Monday through Friday, 9am to 9pm; and weekends, 10am to 8pm. Feel free to call me then with any questions or concerns. Please inform me of any changes; I like to be updated about new addresses and telephone numbers. 2. Music selection a. How to select music While I am very open to any request you may have, I recommend that you NOT research music by listening to CDs and commercial recordings (and especially, don't bother reading lists of music out of bridal magazines, when you don't even know what any of it sounds like!). Commercial recordings do not even begin to scratch the surface of my enormous repertoire, and even if they did, they would not represent how it sounds when I play it. If you want to make selections for your wedding, the best way to start is by calling me and talking to me. Even if you're not sure what you want, we can usually figure it out by talking and listening to the harp in an interactive way. It'll save you a lot of time and confusion, believe me. If you don't have strong feelings about specific music selection (other than simply wanting me there with my harp!), you can leave selection up to me. I'm fine with that. If you are getting married in church, let the church's music director tell you what they require and define where in the ceremony music belongs; and then you and I can fill in those blanks. b. Spelling of music titles and composers for your program Here is a list of the most typical ceremony music, with the proper spelling of titles and composers, if you are doing a program. It's not necessary to list the composer; if you do, it is acceptable just to put the last name. •The Bridal Chorus, by Richard Wagner •Canon in D, by Johannes Pachelbel •The Wedding March, by Felix Mendelssohn •Ave Maria, by Franz Schubert (or the "other" Ave Maria, by Bach-Gounod) •Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, by J.S. Bach •the Lord's Prayer, by A. Malotte •the Wedding Song ("There is Love"), by Paul Stuckey •the Irish Wedding Song, traditional (I think!...) •One Hand, One Heart, by Leonard Bernstein

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