Harpist – Claire Happel

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Harpist – Claire Happel


Claire Happel has been performing for events and weddings for over 15 years.  As a harpist in Chicago, she has provided elegant music in premiere locations such as the Drake Hotel, Willis Tower, and the Chicago Club, and has been the harpist at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island for the last four summers.  She has a wide repertoire, ranging from classical music to irish and folk tunes to jazz standard arrangements and popular music.  She regularly partners with Chicago’s finest flutist and violists to create beautiful chamber music as a duo or trio.  In orchestral performances, Claire has most recently played with the St. Louis Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has played chamber and orchestral performances in Berlin, New York, Prague, Boston, and on a tour to France with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Prague.




Set List


Bach, J.S. – Arioso from BWV 1056

Bach, J.S. – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bach, J.S. – Bist du Bei Mir

Bach, J.S. – Prelude in C

Bach, J.S. – Air on the G String from BWV 1068

Beethoven, L.v. – Ode to Joy

Campra/Schlomovitz – Processional

Purcell – Trumpet Voluntary

Handel, G.F. – Ombra Mai Fu from Xerxes

Liszt – Liebestraum No. 3

Massenet, J. – Meditation from Thais

Mendelssohn, F. – Wedding March

Pachelbel, J. – Canon in D

Puccini, G. – O Mio Bambino Caro

Purcell, H. – Trumpet Tune

Rachmaninov – 18th Var. from Rhapsody on Theme of Paganini

Satie, E. – First Gymnopedie

Schumann – Traumerei

Vivaldi – Selections from the Four Seasons

Wagner, R. – Bridal March from Lohengrin

Wood, L. – Processional



Bicycle Built for Two

By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Danny Boy

Down by the Old Mill Stream

Eyes of Blue

Five Foot Two


Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Scarborough Fair


Shine on Harvest Moon

To A Wild Rose

The Water is Wide

When Irish Eyes are Smiling



All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera

Ashokan Farewell from A Lincoln Portrait

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from Cinderella

Cantina Band from Star Wars

Chim-Chimeree from Mary Poppins

Dites-Moi from the King and I

Edelweiss from the Sound of Music

Everything’s Alright from Jesus Christ Superstar

Feed the Birds from Mary Poppins

Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter

Hello, Young Lovers from the King and I

I Don’t Know How To Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar

Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago

Love Theme from The Godfather

Memory from Cats

Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera

My Heart Will Go On from Titanic

Oh, What A Beautiful Morning from Oklahoma

On My Own from Les Miserables

One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story

Part of that World from the Little Mermaid

Pie Jesu from Requiem

Princess Leia’s Theme from Star Wars

Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music

Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific

Someday My Prince Will Come from Snow White

Somewhere Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz

Sound of Music Theme

Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof

Somewhere in Time Theme

Tale as Old as Time from Beauty and the Beast

They Were You from the Fantasticks

Think of Me from Phantom of the Opera

A Time for Us from Romeo and Juliet

Try to Remember from the Fantasticks

Unchained Melody from Ghost

You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel

When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio



Anonymous – Adon Olom

Anonymous – All Creatures of Our God and King

Anonymous – All Through the Night

Anonymous – Amazing Grace

Anonymous – Fairest Lord Jesus

Anonymous – Havah Nagila

Anonymous – Kol Nidre

Anonymous – Oseh Shalom

Anonymous – Praise to the Lord

Anonymous – Sh’ma Yisroeyl

Anonymous – We Gather Together

Barnby, J. – O Perfect Love

Bradbury, W. – Just As I Am, Without One Plea

Croft, W. – O God Our Help in Ages Past

Delmas – Priere

Hastings, T. – Rock of Ages

Hopkins, E. – Parting Hymn of Praise

Kocher, C. – For the Beauty of the Earth

Lutkin, P. – The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Malotte, A./Paret, B. – The Lord’s Prayer

Mendelssohn, F. – Consolation

Monk, W.H. – Abide With Me

Naegeli, J.G. – Blest Be the Dear Uniting Love

Naegeli, J.G. – Blest Be the Tie That Binds

Schubert – Ave Maria

Sulzer, S. – Kadosh

Zundel, J. – Love Divine, All Loves Excelling


Ain’t Misbehavin’

All the Things You Are

American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue, Themes from

Anniversary Song

As Time Goes By

At Last

The Autumn Leaves

Basin Street Blues

Bidin’ My Time

Body and Soul

But Not for Me

Chances Are

Day in the Life of a Fool

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore

Ebb Tide

Embraceable You


Fascinatin’ Rhythm


I Get a Kick Out of You

I’ve Got a Crush on You

I Got Rhythm


It’s Been a Long, Long Time

It Had to Be You

Lady Be Good

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Look of Love

Long Ago and Far Away

Lullaby of Birdland

Our Love is Here to Stay



Moonlight in Vermont

My Funny Valentine

Satin Doll

Shadow of Your Smile

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Someone to Watch Over Me



Tea for Two

They Can’t Take That Away From Me

Tico Tico

Till There Was You


When I Fall in Love

Where is Love

Where or When

What a Wonderful World





Eleanor Rigby

Fields of Gold

Here, There, and Everywhere

In My Life

Killing Me Softly

My Cherie Amour

Norwegian Wood

Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head

Sweet Caroline

The Rose

You Light Up My Life

Your Song



Bach, C.P.E. – Harp Sonata, mvts. I and II

Bach, J.S. – Praeludium from Keyboard Partita No. 1

Bach, J.S./Grandjany, M. – Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2

Bach, J.S./Grandjany, M. – Sarabande

Britten, B. – Interlude from Ceremony of Carols

Britten, B. – Hymn from the Suite for Harp, Op. 83

Cage, J. – In a Landsape

Debussy, C. – Maid with Flaxen Hair

Debussy, C. – Clair de Lune

Debussy, C. – Reverie

Debussy, C. – First Arabesque

Debussy, C. – The Little Shepherd

Debussy, C. – Bruyeres

Debussy, C. – En Bateau

Debussy, C. – Sarabande

Fauré, G. – Impromptu

Godefroid, F. – Romance Without Words

Handel, G.F. – Harp Concerto, mvts. I and II

Hindemith, P. – Sonata for Harp

Scarlatti, D. – Sonata in A Major, K 208

Scarlatti, D. – Sonata in A Major, K 213

Spohr, L. – Fantasie in c minor

Tailleferre, G. – Sonate, 1st & 2nd mvt.

Thomas, J. – Minstrel’s Adieu

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