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Josh Layne


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Add the Elegance of a Harp to Your Special Event

 
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Since 1992 Josh has been bringing the elegance of the pedal harp to weddings, receptions, dinners, and other special events.

How often do you get a chance to see and hear a pedal harp?  Adding the harp to your event helps make it a memorable occasion. 

Josh's years of experience at providing that perfect touch to your event makes sure that you'll get exactly what you want.  Josh has a large repertoire of light classical and popular tunes to fit your event.  See here for a partial song list.   If there is specific music you would like, Josh is usually able to accommodate you.

Rates: (local - inquire for travel charges to locations outside of greater Victoria)

Background music:
First hour: $200
Each additional hour: $120

On engagements of longer than one hour there is a 15 minute break per hour.  Josh brings his own bench and music stand (and harp, of course!)

Weddings

 Harp Music - the perfect touch for your special day!

Bridal Processional.  Popular choices:

Bridal Chorus - Wagner (Here Comes the Bride)
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Mozart Theme - Mozart

Signing of the Register.  Popular choices:

Andante - Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Only Time - Enya
Canon in D - Pachelbel

Exit March.  Popular choices:

Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Haydn Theme - Haydn/Grandjany
Water Music Theme - Handel
Theme from Symphony No. 9 - Beethoven (Joyful, Joyful)

Josh is happy to work with you to select music that is special for you - just ask!

Rates:

Wedding Ceremony: $300 (max 1 hour from start of prelude music to end of ceremony - additional charge for longer weddings). 

Ceremony plus Reception/Cocktails/Dinner:  Please inquire.

Josh does not play outdoors.

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Harp with other instruments (Duo/Trio)

Josh is also available as part of a Flute, Violin, and Harp trio, or as a duo with either Flute or Violin.  Please inquire for information.

Please email Josh if you would like more information or to make a booking.

Solo Concerts

Josh Layne performs unforgettable concerts and recitals.  His unique blend of technical wizardry, musical insight, and comfortable on-stage commentary makes for an irresistible event. 

Josh's programs are usually all classical, with music from many periods.  He plays a mix of music written originally for the harp (like Faure's Impromptu and Hindemith's Sonata) and transcriptions (such as Hans Trneck's arrangement of Smetana's orchestral work, The Moldau or Josh's own transcription of the Adagio from Rodrigo's guitar concerto). 

Josh has a deep love and appreciation for classical music, and he shares that with his listeners.  "I love the way he dove into the music".  Other audience comments include:
"You changed the world for me"
"I had goosebumps"
"I’ll never forget it"
"Concert of a lifetime"
"As a classical pianist I've heard a lot of piano recitals, but I've never been so impressed by another instrument before!"
"I felt like I was just sitting in your living room, you were so comfortable on stage!"
"I was transported the whole time you were playing"

A sample program and program notes can be found here

 

Concertos

Josh has a repertoire of concertos that suit a wide range of orchestra sizes.  Email him for details.
Concertos he has performed include:
Boieldieu - Concerto
Debussy- Danses Sacree et Profane
Glière- Harp Concerto
Handel - Concerto in B flat
Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp
Reinecke - Concerto in E minor

Ensemble

Josh is available for ensemble work -  email Josh if there is a specific ensemble setting you are interested in. 

Recording/Studio work

Josh is available for studio work.

School Concerts

Click here for more information.
 

Please email Josh if you are interested in booking a concert.