Harpistry for Weddings and Corporate events

Harpistry is the essence of the Angel's harp. Incorporating the history of this wondrous instrument with the passion of the artist's soul, Harpistry will underscore the memorable moments you create. Performance is classical, romantic, interpretive, and accessible as required. Presented in formal wear from any romantic era. Harpistry can also perform as the Venetian Water Duo, in Renaissance or medeival attire.

Harpistry song choices

Wedding Processionals: 
Canon in D -J. Pachebel
Bridal Chorus- R. Wagner
To Go Beyond- Enya
City of Isabel (Renaissance style)- Vangelis
Trumpet Voluntary -Clarke

Signing of the Registry:
Prelude in C- J.S. Bach
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring -J.S Bach
Sheep may safely graze -J.S Bach
Watermark -Enya
Ave Maria ( Voice and Harp )- F. Schubert
Marble Halls- Enya
Story Book Love ( Princess Bride)
Sonata Follia ( Saraband) 1700 )- A. Corelli
Romance ( Song of the garden )18th century
To go Beyond -Enya
Lothlorien -Enya
Panis Angelicus- C. Franck

Wedding March -Mendelsshon
Pavane style renaissance 19th century- P. Wachs
The Celts- Enya
Orinico Flow ( Sail Away )- Enya
Trumpet Voluntary 17th century- J.Clarke
Water Music Finale- G.F. Handel
Rondeau (Masterpiece theatre theme)- Mouret 

Medieval and Renaissance:
Handa 13th cent. 
Cantiga 13th cent. 
Dolce Amoroso
Ballo Fatto
Greensleeves 15th cent. Henry VIIIth
Lai et Rotrouenge Richard 1, "Lion Heart"
Love Renaissance style (harp and voice)- Heartt
Chi passa per stra strada (Renaissance harp and voice) 

Irish/Celtic Selections:
She moved through the fair
Lark in the clear air
the Lark in the morning
Maids of mourne shore
Danny boy
Gartan Mothers lullaby
Wedding waltz
Wearing of the green
Believe me if those endearing young charms

17th Century: 
Prelude- H. Purcell
Adagio in G minor- T. Albinoni
Menuet -J. Krieger
Napolitaine -G.P Telemann
Musette- J.S Bach
Sonata Follia -A. Corelli
Quel plaisir d'aymer sans contrainte 
(Opera Thesee)(harp and voice) -J.B Lully
Musette (Opera Callirhroe)
(harp and voice)- J.B Lully
Chaconne (Opera Acis and Galatee)
(harp and voice) -J.B Lully
Aimons, tout nous y convie (Opera Thesee)
(harp and voice)- J.B Lully

18th Century:
Serenade ( Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ) -W.A Mozart
Romance (Eine Kliene Nachtmusik) -W. A Mozart
Andante ( Sonata in C )- W.A Mozart
Deh Vienni non Tardar (Marriage of Figaro)
(harp and voice) -W. A Mozart
Four Seasons (Spring and winter)- A.Vivaldi
Largo (Ombra mai fu) -G.F Handel
Hallelujah Chorus -G.F Handel
Air with Variation (Harmonious Blacksmith)- G.F Handel
Concerto in D Andante Largo -A. Vivaldi 
Nel Cor (harp and Voice) -Paisiello 
O Sleep (Opera Semele) (Harp and voice)- G.F handel 
Trumpet Voluntary -Clarke 
Watermusik -G.F Handel
Rondeau (masterpiece theatre)- Mouret

19th Century:
Lakme British airways theme song -Delibes
Santa Lucia ( Voice and harp)- Neopolitan song
Signore Ascolta (Turandot) (harp and voice)- Puccini 
O Mio Babbino -(Gianni schicchi)
(harp and voice) -Puccini
Ode to Joy (joyful , joyful) -Beethoven

20th Century:
Enya Selections:- Enya
Lothlorien -Enya
Marble Hall- Enya
On your Shore- Enya
The Celts -Enya
Watermark -Enya
Orinico Flow (Sail Away) -Enya
To Go Beyond- Enya
Epona- Enya
Everything I do I do for you- Brian Adams
Story Book Love -(Princess Bride) 
A time for us (Romeo and Juliet)- N. Rota
Think of me ( Phantom ) -Andrew Lloyd Weber
All I ask of you -Andrew Lloyd Weber
My Heart will go on (Titanic) -Jennings
Somewhere my Love ( Dr. Zhivago) -Webster
First time ever I saw your face- E. MacColl
Somewhere (West side story)- L. Bernstein
Angels Among Us -(harp and voice)

Original Compositions: (M. Heartt)
Vision of Ateria 
Dance on ice 
Snow Giraffes 
Cat Waltz 
Dance of the moonstar 
Sunset Garden of Athena 
Snow Babies 
Millenium Portrait
Millenium dance

Erev Shel Shoshanim
Ki B Simcho
Simantov Mazelton
Sunrise Sunset

Quan Yin Garden M. Heartt
O Sire entreat me (Opera Turandot) arrg. by M. Heartt
Garden 96 Voice/Harp M. Heartt
Celebration Voice /Harp M. Heartt
other well known traditional selections 
presently being arranged

La Paloma ( Mex. Traditional )
Concerto de Aranguez Albinez
Asturias Leyenda 
Spanish dance ( Opera: Carmen ) G. Bizet

Some songs not listed. Well known religious hymns for 
traditional church weddings available for harp and voice.
Harp with 2 voices and flute also available


Specialty Talent Video Links

Sassabrass Specialty Talent Overview 


Solo Flight (jazzy standards, formal)

Solo Flight (cocktails and dinner, casual)

Cool Moods Trio (grand opening of Tiffany & Co.)

Cool Moods Quartet (at a gala event)

Harpistry (classical and new age)

Dolce Vita Voices (opera)

Rossi (solo guitar)

Lounge Luxe Duo (jazzy standards)

String Quartet (classical, wedding, pop)

Acoustic Groove Duo (light acoustic pop)


Sass'n'Class XXXL Dance Party & Showband #1 (10 pc)

Sass'n'Class XXL Dance Party & Showband #2 (8 pc)

Sass'n'Class XL Dance Party & Showband #3 (6 pc)

Sass'n'Class Dance Party band #4 (4 pc)

Sass'n'Class Dinner, Dance and Showband #5 (First Dance at wedding)

Sass'n'Class Dinner, Dance and Showband #6 (Jewish horas)  

Sassabrass XXXXL Orchestra (18 pc big band sounds)

Gabriel sings

Specialty Talent Deejays and Lounge Entertainment


Bentall Tenant Event - Greek Days

Here are clips of the Greek themed Tenant Appreciation Event at Bentall Towers, sponsored by the good folks at Ivanhoe Cambridge Property Mgmt. 

Show runner: Real Solutions Marketing; Talent coordination: Sassabrass Specialty Talent; Catering: Blue Ketchup; Photobooth: Pixstar; Performers:Yannis and Friends; Dancers: Diaspora Hellenic Dance Group; Actor: Amos Mitchell

More info at specialtytalent@gmail.com


The Blues Busters at Bentall Summer Concerts

It was a great end-of-summer show with the The Blues Busters!

Clips of The Blues Busters performing at Bentall Summer Concert Series, Vancouver, sponsored by the good folks at Ivanhoe Cambridge Property Mgmt.

Featuring Cecile LaRochelle (vox), Lindsay Mitchell (guitar), Billy Mendoza (bass), Loren Etkin (drums), Dave Webb (keys), Keith Bennett (harp), Gabriel Hasselbach (trumpet).


The right music for restaurants or receptions

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has been on the Vancouver scene for many years. He has specialized in attracting (more) crowds to restaurants and lounges over the years (and keeping them coming back), at such venues as Hotel Vancouver Roof, Monk McQueens, Dockside, The Hard Rock Casino, and Ten Ten Tapas. Let him create an ambiance that makes customers stay longer and come back again and again! Consider the guitar stylings of Rossi as well, also booked through Gabriel.

Solo Flight - Gabriel plays to a typically packed Ten Ten Tapas 1

Solo Flight - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 2

Solo Flight - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 3

Basin St. Blues - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 4

Rossi at Ten Ten Tapas


Fab Fridays -Summer 2015 Downtown Noon Bentall Concerts

Bentall Summer Concerts 2015

Free and open to the public  12n -1:30 on Fab Fridays July & Aug!

Downtown Vancouver at 1055 Dunsmuir on the lower plaza

Sponsored by Ivanhoe Cambridge as a service to the Bentall Towers tenants and area residents

July 3    Salsa Beat (latin and world music)

July 10  Acoustic Groove (summer pop)

July 17  Abra Cadabra (tribute to Abba)  

July 31  Sway (tribute to Michael Bublé)

Aug 7    Gabriel Jazz (funky instrumentals)

Aug 19  (Wed) Bossa Blowout (Brazil 66 vibes) (rescheduled)

Aug 21   Billy Dixon & Soultrain Express (R&B and 80's)

Aug 26   (Wed) Les Is More (rocking blues)  (rescheduled)

Sept 11   Blues Busters (blues 'n' boogie)


Gabriel keeps it intimate

Introducing Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Vancouver's most well known horn player and smooth jazz recording artist. He has spent more time on the Billboard music contemporary jazz charts than any other Canadian, and is winner of a few JUNO Awards, some gold album awards, as well as Album of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year awards!

What does that mean to you?

Gabriel's music is like peanut butter- smooth or chunky as desired, and is at home on the concert stage as well as intimate local venues, where he performs to lush backing tracks from his albums and shows. He plays muted trumpet, flugelhorn, and flute, and his music can be as foreground as needed for concerts and feature shows, or totally background for lounges, restaurants, weddings, and corporate receptions, where his sweet sounds can envelope diners, drinkers, or chatterers. All this without being obtrusive or breaking the budget. Always the epitome of class: the perfect warm stage manner, perfect attire, perfect volume. and the perfect music mix, guaranteed! 

Although best presented in a full group format, Gabriel has mastered the art of intimate performances that are romantic, fun, casual, and inviting. Drawing upon his dozen or so critically acclaimed and award winning smooth instrumental albums, Gabriel knows just how to pick a great song flow. His long tenures as house bandleader at Monk McQueens, The Roof, The Dockside, the Hard Rock Casino, and Ten Ten Tapas have honed his already innate skill of creating a well paced and appropriate set list for ANY audience. 

In intimate settings, he utilizes favorite classic jazz standards, as well as more contemporary fare, and often performs as 'Solo Flight' with his album tracks for backing, or sometimes as a duo nicknamed 'LoungeLuxe', which is basically his solo format with added guitar. Of course group sizes such as trio, quartet, quintet - all the way up to his big band orchestra- are available and are well rehearsed to create a truly polished performance. See the samples nearer the bottom of this page.

Gabriel is sought after by elite clients because of his past accomplishments, and has worked extensively with Michael Buble', played for Bill Gates in his home, performed for the President of Singapore's Birthday Bash, was featured at the Beijing Olympics, and even played Trevor Linden's wedding! He is on speed dial with a host of DMCs, Caterers, and Event Planners...

Here is some Relaxing On The Patio music 

.... and some Sunday Brunch music

Here is the expanded LoungeLuxe format

.... and here is the TV show format

.... and here is why he has an International Presence


Canadiana, Ballyhoo, Ethnic, and Mascot Performers

Sassabrass Specialty Talent has been providing guaranteed entertainment and attractions to DMCs, Event Planners, Malls, and Corporations for 20 years, and we are the best bang for the buck! 

Contact the person who sent you here, or if you are non circumventing, email toptalent@sassabrass.com

Check out all our Ballyhoo and Fanfare acts.

Canada Day is always better with our strolling Canadiana, First Nations, Barkerville and Ballyhoo Performers, which can cover large areas and navigate crowds. Always a perfect volume and visual impact. We can even provide a Sasquatch to help out!

We also have other Mascots, Facepainters, Balloonists, and Caricaturists

We have a large variety of Ethnic Performers as well, including Greek, Indo-Canadian, Brazilian, Mexican, Chinese, and First Nations.

And don't forget Santa Claus!


Christmas and Mall Entertainment

SPECIALTY TALENT has provided stellar Holiday Entertainment for over 20 years, including large-scale events such as Santa Arrivals and Parades

as well as Harpists, Flutists, Carolers, Guitarists, Pianists, and Strolling Musicians of all sorts

Well known recording artist Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has delightfully jazzy holiday program, and can work solo, duo, or as a small group (with or without vocals).

Here is an audio sample of his warm and inviting style!

Here are a few specifics:

Harp and Flute

Christmas Duo (guitar and winds)

Specialty Talent even offers Opera themed performances





Harp and Tromba

Flugelhorn Around The Tree


Flugelhorn and Guitar

Christmas Troubadors Play at Centercourt

Swingin' Santas Play for Shoppers

Lounge Luxe Plays Holiday Favourites

Christmas Swing