I’m often asked by couples to arrange a favourite song so it can be played on the harp. As composing and arranging is my thing, having a concert harp to work with makes it easier.
However, not all songs translate well, and I will always tell the client. After all, it’s their associated memories that make the song special. If my arrangement were to be greeted with puzzled looks, it might take from the occasion. A lot of Beatles songs sound good,
But I’ve also had some unexpectedly nice surprises like Verve’s “Bittersweet Symphony” and Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters”. All in a day’s work for this arranger.