Our Music...

On this page we have provided a small sample list of our most popular pieces as well as some audio samples for you to listen to. Your agent should have our demo CD on file, so if you would like to listen to further samples please just ask. If you need help in choosing music for your wedding ceremony, your agent can provide you with our list of the most popular choices. A full repertoire list can be downloaded by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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Baroque:
'Spring'’ - Vivaldi
*'Air on the G String' - J.S.Bach
‘Canon in D’ - Pachelbel
'Water Music' - Handel
'The Royal Fireworks Music' - Handel
'Prelude to Te Deum' - Charpentier
'Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring' - J.S.Bach
'Prince of Denmark's March' - J. Clarke
‘Brandenburg Concerto No 3’ - J.S. Bach

Classical:
'Divertimenti' - Mozart
Quartets - Haydn
*'Eine Kleine Nacht Musik' - Mozart
'String Quartet No.2 in D' - Borodin

Light Classical:
'Pizzicato Polka' - J. Strauss
'The Flower Duet' - Delibes
'Dance of the Mirlitons' - Tchaikovsky
'The Radetsky March' - J. Strauss
'O Sole Mio' - Di Capua
'Salut d'Amour' - Elgar
*'La Cumparsita' - Rodriguez
‘El Choclo – Tango Criollo’ - Villoldo

Show Tunes & T.V. Themes:
'Leaning on a Lampost' ’ - Noel Gay
'Makin' Whoopee' ’ - Walter Donaldson
'Maria' ’ - Bernstein
'The Muppet Theme' ’ - Henson & Pootle
'Wallace & Gromit' ’ - Nott

Swing, Jazz & Ragtime:
'It Don't Mean a Thing' - Duke Ellington
*'The Easy Winners' - Scott Joplin
'Lets Do It' ’ - Cole Porter
'Pennies From Heaven' ’ - Johnson
'The Ragtime Dance' ’ - Scott Joplin
'Misty' ’ - Errol Garner
'My Funny Valentine' ’ - Richard Rogers
‘Fly Me to the Moon’ ’ - Bart Howard
Anything Goes’ ’ - Cole Porter

Occasional:
*''Wedding March' ’ - Mendelssohn
*'Here Comes The Bride' ’ - Wagner
'The Anniversary Waltz' ’ - Dubin & Franklin
‘Happy Birthday’ ’ - Traditional
'Roast Beef of Old England' - Traditional
'Hymns' & Christmas Carols’ - Various Traditional

Pop:
'Imagine’ - John Lennon
'All You Need Is Love’ - The Beatles
‘When I’m 64’ - The Beatles
‘Hey Jude’ - The Beatles
'I Predict A Riot’ - Kaiser Chiefs
'Lovely Day’ - Bill Withers
'Clocks’ - Coldplay
‘My Girl’ - Robinson & White
‘Mrs Robinson’ - Simon & Garfunkel
‘Unchained Melody’ - North & Zadek
‘Stand By Me’ - Ben E King

*The blue links above will open some samples of our music you can listen to in a new window.

You may also like to note that for a small fee, we can arrange special requests for our clients of pieces that are outside of our current repertoire. This might be your favourite pop song or a piece of classical music for different instrumentation that needs to be arranged for string quartet. If you would like us to make an arrangement of a piece, you will need to provide us with a copy of the audio track and/or a piano score to work from. The fee for making an arrangement is £30.

String Trio
For those clients wishing to consider the String Trio rather than the String Quartet it should be noted that the trio is only appropriate for smaller numbers of guests of up to approximately 60 people. It is particularly suitable for venues where space is an issue or for clients who wish to keep to a smaller budget. The trio will usually consist of two violins and a cello and you can expect a thinner sound with less projection due to the lack of a viola player. Although the trio can play most of the popular classics often used for wedding ceremonies, the group are less able to play the lighter repertoire, particularly the Swing, Jazz and Show Tunes. Please check our full repertoire list to see the differences between Quartet and Trio.

Violin & Cello Duo or Violin & Viola Duo
The String Duo is a recent addition to our services and is proving very popular for smaller wedding ceremonies and events where music is only required for a short period of time. Like the trio, the Duo is only really suitable for events with guest numbers up to approximately 60 people. We have designed a repertoire that is flexible and that can be played by either Violin & Cello or Violin & Viola. If you are booking the Violin & Viola Duo we would normally book a viola player who can also play the violin. This gives us the flexibility to include violin duos in addition to the usual repertoire. If you do have a particular piece in mind that does require two violins, please let us know at the time of your enquiry, as this may effect the particular musician that we book for you. The maximum booking time for the Duo option is two hours. Please click the link below to download a repertoire list for the Duo.

Solo Violin or Solo Cello
As acoustic string instruments are not intended to project over large amounts of background noise, solo players are really only suitable for wedding ceremonies with smaller numbers of guests. Playing a solo instrument is very physically demanding as the performer has to work harder to project the sound. Consequently solo players are only available to perform for shorter time periods and you can expect to pay a proportionately higher fee per musician than if you were to hire a Trio or Quartet. The maximum booking time for a solo performer would be 90 minutes. The repertoire available for solo strings is dependent on which individual artist takes the booking. More information can be provided at the point of enquiry.

Our full repertoire list is available as a PDF file, click the links below to view, or save to read offline.

PDF Document Repertoire.pdf
PDF Document String Duets Repertoire.pdf

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