Beautiful Harp music for your wedding or other special occasion.
Maxine is a Lancashire based harpist who plays throughout the whole Northwest including Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Manchester, Wirral & North Wales.
Demos of Maxine’s harp music:
I’ll also post a sample repertoire at the bottom of this page.
Maxine can also perform with a flautist, together they make up the Melandra duo. They are also are available for weddings, recitals and other events and are particularly suited for larger affairs.
Samples of the Melandra duo:
Ceremony – £225
Cermony & drinks (in same location, upto 2 hours) – £350
Additional hours – £85 per hour
Ceremony only – £325
Ceremony & drinks – £525
Additional hours – £150 per hour
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Maxine – Biography
Maxine was born in Manchester and raised in Glossop. She went to her first concert at the age of 3 and decided there and then that she wanted to play the harp. She also started to play the piano at the age of 4 and was given great encouragement by her parents who were both in the Halle Orchestra. Maxine went on to study at Chethams School of Music where she studied under the renowned harpist Elinor Bennet.
Maxine was 10 when she won her 1st music festival and at the age of 15 performed her 1st concerto (Mozart Flute and Harp). At 16 she debuted in a concert at the former Freetrade Hall in Manchester.
From 1989 Maxine has pursued a busy free-lance career with some of the UK’s leading Symphony and Ballet Orchestras including the Halle, National Symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet, City Ballet of London and Moscow City Ballet. She has also pursued a solo career performing Concertos and Recitals. Maxine has entertained Royalty, and worked with a range of celebrities as diverse as Tenor Russell Watson and Rap Star Kanye West. She has also played aboard cruise ships, at major sports events and for product launches and TV work.
She appears regularly in leading hotels around the UK as well as playing for special occasions (Weddings, Birthdays etc) and corporate events.
Here is a selection of Maxine’s repertoire.
* Denotes music often used for civil ceremonies.
* Air on a G String Ave Maria Sleepers Wake Jesu, Jo y of Mans Desiring
Music From The Pearlfishers
* Ode to Jo y
* Trumpet Voluntary
Clair de Lune
Flower Duet from Lakme
Valse from Coppelia
Chanson de Matin
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Piano Concerto theme
Morning and Solvejgs songs from Peer Gynt
* Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
* Water Music Suite
Maxine formed the Melandra Duo in 1986 whilst at Chethams School of Music. The name Melandra is taken from the Roman name for Glossop where Maxine was raised.
The other half of the Melandra Harp & Flute Duo is Flautist Lindsay Grainger.
Lindsay studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama after which she returned to her local area of Cheshire .
Lindsay plays with various orchestras, including the Liverpool Sinfonia and the Welsh Chamber Orchestra and also enjoys a variety of solo and chamber work, which has led to performances on BBC Radio 3 and Radio Scotland.
Here is a selection of the repertoire for the Melandra Duo
Air for the G String
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Duet from The Pearl fishers
How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Clair De Lune
Largo from The New World Symphony
Flower Duet from Lakme
Chanson De Matin
The Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Morning from Peer Gynt Suite
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Adagio from Spartacus
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Meditation from Thais
On Wings of Song
Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission
To a Wild Rose
Piano Concerto No 21 (Elvira Madigan)
Papageno’s Song from the Magic Flute
Rondo Alla Turca
Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
The Fog is Lifting
Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann
Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly
Oh! Mio Babbino Caro
18th Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
A Gaelic Blessing
Softly Awakes My Heart
The Blue Danube
La Donna E Mobile
Spring from The Four Seasons
Fields Of Gold
The Wind Beneath My Wings
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Tonight I Celebrate My Love
The Lady In Red
A Groovy Kind Of Love
Bridge Over Troubled Water
My Heart Will Go On
Me & My Girl
My Fair Lady
West Side Story
Porgy and Bess
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)