Stephanie Bennett,
Southern California Harpist

Musical Selections for Funerals and Memorial Gatherings
I will plan to play a selection of light classical, non-sectarian music; adding appropriate popular songs if not in a religious setting, and/or religious songs appropriate to the venue. You don't need to specify individual songs for me to play, but you are welcome to do so if you like.  If you would like to make requests, please select from the following list of suggested music, or let me know if there's a favorite song you don't see here.  (There may be an additional fee for learning special requests, depending on complexity.)

From a letter Stephanie Bennett received following her performance at a funeral:
"Thank you for your beautiful music, the service would never have been as beautiful without you.  I truly appreciate your talent and all the many hours you have put into practice so that others may enjoy important occasions even more by your beautiful music.  Pachelbel's Canon and my other requests were so appreciated, comforting and soothing."  Sincerely, S.P. and family.

Accompanying a vocalist: If you plan to have a someone sing at the service, I can accompany him/her if desired. I will need prior notice to make sure I have the music, know what keys they will sing in, etc. I do not charge extra for this if the vocalist and I are able to prepare by meeting a few minutes early at the service location. (I would have to charge extra if more extensive rehearsal, and meeting in advance, were required.)

Stephanie Bennett's Bio
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Classical Selections
Popular Selections
from Movies and Musicals
Christian Hymns
Christian Classical
Contemporary Christian
Catholic Selections
International and Folk Music
Contemporary Instrumental

(click on underlined titles below, to hear audio samples.)

CLASSICAL SELECTIONS

Bach.....Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach.....Siciliano

Beethoven.....Fur Elise

Beethoven.....Moonlight Sonata (Adagio)

Britten.....Interlude (from Ceremony of Carols)

Chopin.....Etude Opus 10 #3 Theme ('No Other Love' theme)

Debussy.....Clair de Lune

Debussy.....First Arabesque

Grieg Morning (from Peer Gynt)

Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orpheus)

Handel Air (from Water Music)

Handel Largo (from Xerxes)

Liszt Liebestraum

Martini Plaisir D'Amour

Massenet Meditation from Thaiis

Mendelssohn On Wings of Song

Mozart Elvira Madigan Theme (from 21st Piano Concerto)

Mozart Minuet in C, Minuet in F

Mozart Romanze (from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)

Offenbach Barcarolle (from Tales of Hoffman)

Pachelbel Canon in D

Rachmaninoff Eighteenth Variation on a Theme of Paganini

Saint-Saens the Swan

Satie Gymnopedies #1

Schubert Serenade

Schumann Slumber Song

Schumann Traumerai ("Dreaming" from Songs of Childhood)

Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile

Tchaikovsky Sixth Symphony Theme

Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Theme
 

POPULAR SONGS

Songs of the 21st century

the Luckiest (by Ben Folds)

the Soft Goodbye (from Celtic Woman)

a Thousand Years (by Christina Perri, from Twilight)

When I'm Gone (by Randy Newman)

Songs of the 80's and 90's

Can You Feel the Love Tonight (the Lion King)

Carribean Blue (Enya)

the Circle of Life (the Lion King)

Con Te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) (Andrea Bocelli)

Everything I Do, I Do It For You

the Greatest Love of All

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You

If It Be Your Will (Leonard Cohen)

the Rainbow Connection

Somewhere Out There

Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)

That's What Friends Are For

Through the Years (Kenny Rogers)

Titanic Theme (My Heart Will Go On)

the Wind Beneath My Wings

Songs of the 60's and 70's

Always on My Mind

And I Love You So

As Tears Go By

Blowin' In the Wind

Brian's Song (the Hands of Time)

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Candle In the Wind

Color My World

Evergreen

For Baby /For Bobbie (John Denver)

Goodbye Again (John Denver)

I Need You to Turn To (Elton John)

If

Imagine

In My Life

It's Impossible

Let It Be

Love Is Blue

Memories (pressed between the pages of my mind)

Morning Has Broken

Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)

a Time for Us

Time in a Bottle

What Now My Love

With You I'm Born Again

Yesterday

You Were Always On My Mind

Songs of the 40's and 50's

As Time Goes By

Autumn Leaves

Ebb Tide

Eres Tu (Touch the Wind)

Here's That Rainy Day

I Remember You

I Wish You Love

Miss You

September Song

Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year

Thanks for the Memory

There Will Never Be Another You

Unforgettable

Vaya Con Dios

Yesterday, When I Was Young

Songs of the 20's and 30's

Always

Among My Souvenirs

Deep Purple

Easy to Love

Every Time We Say Goodbye

I'll Be Seeing You

Over the Rainbow

Red Sails in the Sunset

September Song

FROM MOVIES AND MUSICALS

Before I Gaze At You Again, I'll Need a Time for Tears (Camelot)

Brian's Song, the Hands of Time (Brian's Song)

Can You Feel the Love Tonight (the Lion King)

Castle on a Cloud (Les Miserables)

Cavatina (the Deer Hunter)

Chanson d'Enfance (Song of Childhood) (Aspects of Love)

the Circle of Life (the Lion King)

Climb Every Mountain (the Sound of Music)

Cousins Theme (Cousins)

Don't Cry for Me Argentina (Evita)

Edelweiss (the Sound of Music)

Everything I Do, I Do It For You (Robin Hood)

Exodus (Exodus)

A Heart Full of Love (Les Miserables)

I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)

If Ever I Would Leave You (Camelot)

Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha)

Into the West (Lord of the Rings, Return of the King)

Lara's Theme (Dr. Zhivago)

Look to the Rainbow (Finian's Rainbow)

Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love)

May It Be (Lord of the Rings)

Memory (Cats)

Mermaid Song (Aspects of Love)

the Music of Goodbye (Out of Africa)

Music of the Night. (Phantom of the Opera)

Nadia's Theme (the Young and the Restless)

On Golden Pond Theme (On Golden Pond)

One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story)

Out of Africa (main title) (Out of Africa)

the Rainbow Connection (the Muppets)

the Rose (the Rose)

Send In the Clowns (A Little Night Music)

Somewhere (There's a Place for Us) (West Side Story)

Somewhere In Time (Somewhere In Time)

Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme) (Dr. Zhivago)

Stars (Les Miserables)

Tara's Theme (Gone With the Wind)

Think of Me Fondly When We've Said Goodbye (Phantom of the Opera)

This Nearly Was Mine (South Pacific)

A Time for Us (Romeo & Juliet)

Titanic Theme (the Heart Will Go On) (Titanic)

Try To Remember (the Fantastiks)

the Way We Were (the Way We Were)

What I Did for Love (A Chorus Line)

Where Is Love (Oliver)

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom of the Opera)

You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)

Younger Than Springtime (South Pacific)

CHRISTIAN HYMNS

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

Amazing Grace

Be Thou My Vision

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Fairest Lord Jesus

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

How Great Thou Art

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

In the Garden

Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Just As I Am

Let There Be Peace On Earth

a Mighty Fortress Is Our God

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

the Old Rugged Cross

Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling

When I Survey the Wond'rous Cross

CHRISTIAN CLASSICAL

a Clare Benediction (Rutter)

He Shall Feed His Flock Like a Shepherd (Handel)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)

the Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter) 

the Lord's Prayer (Malotte)

Panis Angelicus (Franck)

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Alone, Yet Not Alone

How Deep the Father's Love for Us

I Believe

I Will Be Here

the Magic of Believing

On Eagle's Wings

CATHOLIC SELECTIONS

Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)

Ave Maria (Schubert)

the Rosary (Nevin)

INTERNATIONAL and FOLK MUSIC

Traditional and American

Beautiful Dreamer

Grandfather's Clock

Hush, Little Baby

Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair

Long, Long Ago

Love's Old Sweet Song

Red River Valley

Shenandoah

Silver Threads Among the Gold

the Water is Wide

British

Aura Lee

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton

Greensleeves

Once I Had a Sweetheart

the Queen of Hearts

Scarborough Fair

French

Plaisir D'Amour

Yesterday, When I Was Young

Et Maintenant (What Now My Love)

Japanese

Kojo No Tsuki

Sakura

Russian

Meadowlands

Spanish

Eres Tu

Estrellita

It's Impossible (Somos Novios)

La Golondrina

La Noche 'Sta Serena

La Paloma

La Primavera

Spanish Eyes

Vaya Con Dios

Irish/Scots/Welsh

All Through the Night

Annie Laurie

Auld Lang Syne

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms

Bouchaleen Bawn

Carrickfergus

Danny Boy

the Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls

I Wish I Were On Yonder Hill (Shule Aroon)

I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen

the Leaving of Liverpool

the Low-Backed Car

the Maid at the Spinning Wheel

My Lagan Love

Oft In the Stilly Night

the Parting Glass

Singin' Bird

Sweet Colleen Rue

Too-Ra-Loo-Ral

When Love Is Kind

Italian

Santa Lucia

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTALS

Balladina ...Earl Klugh

a Big Cat Hug... Stephanie Bennett

Caribbean Blue... Enya

Cry A Little While... Earl Klugh

Crystal Silence... Chick Corea

Dancing With the Lion... Andreas Vollenweider

Forever In Love... Kenny G

Hachimari ...Kitaro

Hymne ...Vangelis

Michigan Winter... Stephanie Bennett

November Third... Stephanie Bennett

On Golden Pond Theme... Dave Grusin

Paix Verde... Andreas Vollenweider

Silhouette... Kenny G

Songbird... Kenny G

Sozo... Kitaro

Velocity of Love... Suzanne Ciani

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