Barbra Bailey

Welcome to! Home of Harpist, Composer, Seminar Instructor & Teacher Barbra Bailey Bradley!

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My Own Compositions and Arrangements:

  • Sonata for Harp, 2006 [Classical] – on Harp-Felt CD
    1. Joy
    2. Peace
    3. Exuberance
  • Nostalgia [Classical] – on Harp-Felt CD
  • A Medley of Carols [Traditional] – on Harp-Felt CD
  • A Medley for Sue [Traditional] – on Harp-Felt CD
  • Chester Variations [Classical/Traditional] – On Harp-Felt CD
  • Four Inventions by J.S. Bach [Classical] – on Harp-Felt CD
    1. No. 8 in F
    2. No. 4 in d minor
    3. No. 1 in C
    4. No. 10 in G
  • Greensleeves [Traditional] – on Harp-felt CD
  • Huron Carol [Traditional] – on Straight from the Harp CD
  • Lakes of Pontchartrain [Traditional] – on Harp-Felt CD [and SFTH CD also]
  • Shaker Tune / En Roulant [Traditional] – on Harp-Felt CD
  • She’s Like the Swallow / I’se the Bye [Traditional] – on Straight from the Harp CD
  • Simple Gifts [Traditional] – on Harp-Felt CD
  • Slane / Nettleton [Traditional] – on Straight from the Harp CD
  • Sonatina in C by Muzio Clementi [Classical] – on Straight from the Harp CD
  • Allegro
  • Sonatina in G by Thomas Attwood [Classical] – on Harp-Felt CD
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Allegro
  • Three Baroque Dances [Classical] – on Straight from the Harp CD
  • Musette – Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
    Musette – J.S. Bach
  • Minuet in G – Notebook for Anna Magdalena
  • Bach Variations on The Cherry Tree Carol [Classical/Traditional] – on Harp-Felt CD

NOTE:  this is just a sampling. I have lots more of my own compositions and arrangements in my repertoire.

Other Classical:

  • Bridal Chorus [Wagner]
  • Canon in D [Pachelbel]
  • Winter’s Largo [Vivaldi]
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring [J.S. Bach]
  • Theme from “Jupiter” [Holst]
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits [Gluck]
  • Trumpet Tune [Purcell/Clarke]
  • First Arabesque [Debussy]
  • Wedding March [Mendelssohn]
  • Musetta’s Waltz [Puccini]
  • Prelude, Op. 28, No. 27 [Chopin]

NOTE: this is just a sampling. I have more classical pieces in my repertoire

Other Traditional:

  • Carolan’s Draught
  • Kean O’Hara, Third Air
  • Eleanor Plunkett
  • The Royal Dream
  • Humours of the Joyce Country
  • The Rights of Man
  • The Emigrant’s
  • FarewellKing of Laois
  • Morgan Meaghan
  • The Banks of the Suir

NOTE: this is just a sampling. I have more traditional tunes in my repertoire

Standards / Broadway / Movies & Television:

  • Where or When
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Love Walked In
  • Try to Remember
  • Bewitched
  • Our Love is Here to Stay
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Love Theme from “Somewhere in Time”
  • Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet”

NOTE: this is just a sampling. I have more standards, broadway, movie & television tunes in my repertoire.

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Featured Albums

Seasonal Sounds – Harp Arrangements

Early in 2015 I decided that it would be fun to make a recording of music from what is now called the holiday season. I already had some finished arrangements that had been performed many times, but wanted to do more. This CD is a result.


Barbra’s second CD – Harp-Felt – was completed in the fall of 2006, and contains her own harp compositions in addition to her arrangements of traditional tunes and music from the Baroque and Classic periods. It is recorded on a Heartland 36 String Sylvan lever harp.

Straight from the Harp

Barbra Bailey Bradley’s CD, Straight from the Harp, is a relaxing blend of Baroque and Classic keyboard music and traditional tunes, arranged for harp.

Available for:

touring / teaching (harp & piano) / workshops / adjudicating music festivals

performing at: weddings, receptions, teas, luncheons, dinners, open houses, funerals, memorials, outdoor events, holiday functions and much more!

Located In

Barbra performs in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia Areas.

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