& FLUTE DUO
The flute and harp are a unique combination. The flute with its soaring golden tones is complimented by the rich sonorities of the harp. Together they have a great visual appeal and lend an air of relaxed refinement to any reception.
Both instruments are very practical. Being portable they lend themselves ideally to venues without a piano. The flute tends to carry well at receptions above the general conversation without being intrusive.
Emma and Rachel both studied at the Royal academy of Music and formed Habanera duo five years ago. The duo have performed recitals throughout the United Kingdom and abroad. They have experience of providing music for a full range of corporate and private functions. They have played for services and reception throughout the country and abroad, in venues such as St James’ Place, Hampton Court, Mansion House, Blenheim Palace and on may cruise liners.
Rachel is a highly talented flautist working with many of the countries top orchestras, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She is also a winner of many prizes for her solo playing, including the Lawrence Beauregard Flute Competition in Canada and the J.J. Brough prize at the Royal Academy.
Emma is a very versatile musician. She is a busy solo and orchestral harpist, working with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Also broadcasting as a soloist for Classic FM and Radio 3. Emma is also a prize winner and is supported as a soloist by the countess of Munster Musical Trust. However Emma is equally at home in the west end, playing for the hit musical ‘Oliver’ or on ‘Noels House Party’ (BBC TV).
Suggestions of music for your wedding ceremony
Rachel Jeffers - Flute and Emma Ramsdale - Harp
Bach Prelude No. 1, Sheep may safely graze, Sonata in C
Clarke Trumpet voluntary
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto (extracts 1st movement)
Von Paradis Sicilienne
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Wagner Bridal March
Signing the register
Bach Jesu joy of man’s dressing
Debussy The girl with the flaxen hair, Clair de lune
Faure The Swan, Romance
Gounod Arietta (Romeo and Juliet)
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto (extracts 2nd movement)
Puccini O’ My beloved father
Ravel Piece en forme de habenera
Schubert/.Gounod Ave Maria
Bach Sonata in C (final movement)
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto (extracts from final
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