Three of Roxanne Ziegler's beautiful harps

Harp Music Repertoire

During the past ten years alone, Roxanne Ziegler has played nearly 3,000 musical engagements:
  • 1200 weddings, corporate events, presentations and concerts
  • 875 concerts or presentations in medical settings
  • 825 in churches and for memorials/funerals
Added to the thousands of jobs played in the previous 30 years, this significant level experience makes Roxanne a very popular, accomplished, and versatile performer. In order to have the flexibility to meet the demands of so many situations and requests, Roxanne has researched and prepared a comprehensive repertoire of genres, songs, and styles to meet any music need.
 
 
Wedding Music | Jewish/Israeli Music | Celtic Music | Religious Music
Classical Music | Popular Music | Contemporary Harp Music
Healing Music | Memorial/Funeral Music | Holiday Music


 

WEDDING MUSIC

Roxanne has created many special musical moments at weddings during her notable career. The atmosphere for the happy occasion is set as Roxanne welcomes guests with her beautiful harp music for one half-hour prior to the ceremony. On cue, she plays the various processionals for the entrance of the family, attendants, and bride. Ceremonies are often enhanced during the proceedings with a special song or moments of musical reflection or accompaniment during the unity candle, hand binding, or sand/flower/wine ceremonies.

After the pronouncement of the newlyweds as Mr and Mrs, Roxanne plays a joyful recessional as the wedding party exits. She plays a postlude of celebratory music as the guests clear from the site. Her most-often-requested wedding processionals/recessionals include "The Bridal Chorus" from the opera Lohengrin by Wagner (also known as "Here Comes the Bride"), the "Canon in D" by Johanne Pachelbel, and "Trumpet Voluntary" by Clark.

Download a sample list of Roxanne's Wedding Processional and Recessional Music or Jewish Harp Wedding Music.
Listen to a variety of wedding marches.

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JEWISH/ISRAELI MUSIC

Roxanne is often invited to add the lovely strains of the harp at Jewish and mixed Jewish/Christian weddings. In the Old Testament psalmist David played the harp and the harp has a special place in the hearts of many. Roxanne also plays weekly at the Jewish Home of Rochester and delights her listeners with poignant and peppy Israeli melodies. Included in her ever-increasing repertoire are Erev Shel Shoshaneem, Shalom Alecheim, and Tum Balalaika.

Download a sample list of Roxanne's Jewish/Israeli Music or Jewish Wedding Music.
Listen to Erev Shel Shoshaneem.

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CELTIC MUSIC

For nearly 30 years Roxanne has collaborated with Mitzie Collins, the Dady Brothers, Dick Bolt and other acclaimed musicians in concerts celebrating the Celtic tradition.

She has performed on the stages at the Hochstein School of Music, Kilbourn Hall of the Eastman School of Music, the Smith Center for the Arts in Geneva, the Chautauqua Institute as well as at various schools, churches and other venues in Upstate New York.

She has amassed a huge repertoire of the best of the lively and lyrical tunes of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Some favorite tunes are "Danny Boy," "Bonnie Dundee," and the "Ash Grove."

Download a sample list of Roxanne's Celtic, Irish, Scottish, Welsh Harp Music.
Listen to Celtic music.

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RELIGIOUS MUSIC:
TRADITIONAL HYMNS, CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SONGS & SPIRITUALS

Religious songs are well-suited to the harp, whether they are traditional hymns, contemporary worship songs, spirituals, or classical in nature.

Roxanne has been a staff musician at Spiritus Christi Church since 2000, selecting music and playing regularily for services. She accompanies soloists, small groups, large choirs, and congregational singing not only at Spiritus Christi, but is often invited to enhance services in churches throughout the area. Her musicality can provide tranquil moments for meditation or be joyfully celebrative. Some of the most beloved are the "Our Father," "Ave Maria," "Amazing Grace," "You Raise Me Up," and "Deep River."

Download a sample list of Roxanne's Religious Harp Music.
Listen to religious music.

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

The harp is often thought of as an elegant instrument; classical music is often considered elegant as well. Combine the two, and create a marvelously rich and lush atmosphere. Classical composers have been writing for the harp for several hundred years. Music for other instruments/ensembles can often be transcribed for the harp, providing a vast repertoire and allowing harpists to play the most famous of music from many centuries. This repertoire survives the test of time because it speaks to our emotions. A few of the lovliest are "The Swan," "O Mio Babbino Caro," "Jupiter from the Planets."

Download a sample list of Roxanne's Classical Music.
Listen to classical music.

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POPULAR MUSIC

Roxanne is well-versed in popular standards and show tunes (see Presentations and Demonstrations for a partial listing). Because the popularity of music changes so rapidly, any roster Roxanne provides would be soon out-of-date. If there are special tunes you'd like to hear, they are probably already in Roxanne's repertoire. If not, she will investigate whether they are adaptable to the harp and make an arrangement for you if you provide a lead sheet.
Listen to popular music.

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CONTEMPORARY HARP MUSIC

Harpists know what sounds best on their instrument because they play it! We know how to work with the sounds as well as the spaces between the sounds. We enjoy and work with the sustained resonance of the instrument and use different techniques to "color" our sound palette.

Roxanne has developed a huge repertoire of traditional songs, new-age ambience and soothing healing music composed or arranged by the most creative and revered of today's harpists. Her current favorites are Bernard Andres, Rhett Barnwell, Angi Bemiss, Cindy Kleinstuber Blevins, Daniel Burton, Billy Jackson, RoJean Loucks, William Mahan, Ray Pool, Kim Robertson, Meg Robinson, Barbara Semmann, Sunita Staneslow, Louise Trotter, and Sylvia Woods.

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HEALING MUSIC

Throughout the ages, the harp adds to the merriment of joyful occasions, is a soothing aid in relaxation, and assists the grieving process. Roxanne is a Certified Music Practitioner of therapeutic music and continues this age-old mission of the harp. Live music, especially one-on-one at the bedside, is very personal because Roxanne focuses on the patient with the intention of attending to the needs of the individual. Transitions in music mood can easily be made as needed during the session. The condition of the patient determines the type of music that is selected. Roxanne appropriately chooses from religious, ethnic, classical, popular, and contemporary music or improvises as needed.

Listen to healing music.

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MUSIC FOR MEMORIALS/FUNERALS

Having played for countless services, Roxanne has the sensitivity and capability to help comfort those who mourn. Meaningful music can come from many different sources: religious, popular standards, classical, contemporary and even Celtic.

Roxanne will work with you to choose the songs that would bring the most peace to those attending the service. Listening to Roxanne's samples may provide you with inspiration.

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HOLIDAY MUSIC

Roxanne has played many concerts and in many venues at holiday time to add to the joy of the season. Her knowledge of holiday music is indeed impressive. She probably knows all of your favorites!

Listen to holiday music.

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Working with Roxanne is a great choice—simple, easy, and rewarding.
Contact Roxanne Ziegler, your wedding and event harpist, about your music needs today!
 


Roxanne Ziegler is a professional harpist providing harp music for any occasion. She brings elegance, comfort, atmosphere, and meaning to wedding services and receptions, special events, harp presentations, corporate functions, private celebrations, nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices. She appears as a harp soloist or in distinctive ensembles with flute, violin, voice, or hammered dulcimer.