Repertoire

We have a HUGE selection of music!  We like to take as much as we can carry so we can adapt to the mood of the occasion but if there are particular pieces you like, or types of music you prefer just let us know.

Our usual routine for weddings would mean that we play light classical music pre-ceremony, the pieces you choose for the walking in, signing of the registrar and the exit, and then more up beat classical music, leading to more modern music as we go along but of course we are in your hands.  It can be simplest just to let us know which types of music that you prefer from the options below (Classical, pop music, easy listening or film and TV) and we can play more of that type.  We often find that people come to chat and tell us what they like which we really enjoy!

Wedding Music

This is a selection of pieces often played at weddings. You can of course choose anything you like to be played, these are just suggestions. Please see FAQ for more information. There is a restriction on religious music for civil ceremonies so those pieces marked with an R would not be suitable for civil ceremonies.

WALKING IN

  • Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Wedding March – Wagner
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Canon – Pachabel

DURING THE SIGNING OF THE REGISTER

  • Adagio – Corelli (used in the Master and Commander film)
  • Ave Maria – Schubert R
  • Air on a G string – Bach
  • Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach R
  • Aria from “Xerxes” – Handel
  • Largo from Winter – Vivaldi
  • Liebestraum – Liszt
  • Canon – Pachabel
  • Traumeri – Schumann
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach R
  • Wachet Auf – Bach
  • Arioso – Bach
  • Panis Angelicus – Franck R
  • Andante from Piano Concerto no 21 – Mozart

EXIT

    • Wedding March – Mendelssohn
    • Alleluja from “Exultate Jubilate”- Mozart
    • Ode to Joy – Beethoven

Pop Music

We are adding new arrangements to this section all the time. There are some great tracks out there! Not all modern pieces are available for string quartet yet but our fabulous arranger can arrange any of your “must-have” songs from £30 each.

      • A Million Love Songs – Take That
      • All of Me – John Legend
      • All you Need is Love – The Beatles
      • Angels – Robbie Williams
      • Annie’s Song – John Denver
      • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
      • Autumn Leaves – Kosma (Eva Cassidy)
      • Beautiful Day – U2
      • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon
      • Can You feel the Love Tonight (Lion King) – Elton John
      • Can’t help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
      • Can’t take my Eyes off You – Valli
      • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
      • Crazy for You – Madonna
      • Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
      • Everything I do – Bryan Adams
      • Evergreen – Barbara Streisand
      • Family Guy – Walter Murphy
      • Fly Me to the Moon – Howard (Frank Sinatra)
      • God only Knows- Beach Boys
      • Greatest Day – Take That
      • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
      • Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
      • How Deep is Your Love / Yesterday Once More – Bee Gees/ Carpenters
      • How Long Will I Love you – Ellie Goulding
      • How to Train Your Dragon (Romantic Flight) – John Powell
      • I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I D0 – Abba
      • It Had to Be You – Jones (Frank Sinatra)
      • It Must Be Love – Labi Siffre (Madness)
      • It’s not Unusual – Tom Jones
      • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
      • Kissing You – Desree
      • Marry You – Bruno Mars
      • Moondance – Van Morrison
      • One Day Like This – Elbow
      • Papparazzi – Lady Gaga
      • Portuguese Love Theme from “Love Actually”
      • Raider’s March – John Williams
      • She – Elvis Costello
      • Sir Duke  -Stevie Wonder
      • Songbird – Cassidy/McVie
      • Stand by Me – Ben E King
      • Stay With Me – Sam Smith
      • Stuck in a moment – U2
      • Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N Roses
      • Tale as Old as Time – from “Beauty and the Beast”
      • The Book of Love – Peter Gabriel
      • The Chain – Fleetwood Mac
      • These Boots are Made for Walking – Hazlewood
      • The Windmills of Your Mind – from The Thomas Crown Affair
      • Viva la Vida – Coldplay
      • Wake up – Arcade Fire
      • We have all the Time in the World – John Barry
      • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
      • When I Fall in Love – Young (Nat King Cole)
      • With or Without You – U2
      • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
      • Wonderwall – Oasis
      • Your Song – Elton John

Popular Classical Music

There are so many fabulous pieces here that everyone knows.    We could play for hours!

      • Trisch-Trasch Polka – Strauss
      • Czardas – Monti
      • La Vie en Rose – Louighy
      • Arie – Bach
      • Humoreske – Dvorak
      • The Swan – Saint-Saens
      • Bahn Frei Polka – Strauss
      • Hungarian Dance – Brahms
      • Folk Tune – Fletcher
      • Fiddle Dance – Fletcher
      • ROYAL FIREWORKS MUSIC I – V – Handel
      • WATER MUSIC suite in F I – IX – Handel
      • WATER MUSIC SUITE IN D I- IX – Handel
      • Voices of Spring – Strauss
      • Roses from the South – Strauss
      • Pavanne – Faure
      • Brandenburg no 21 mvts 1,2 – Bach
      • Larghetto – Elgar
      • Bolero – Ravel
      • Divertimento in D – Mozart
      • Divertimeno in Bb – Mozart
      • Divertimento in F – Mozart
      • Chacony – Purcell
      • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
      • Concerto Grosso for 2 violins – Vivaldi
      • The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
      • Violin concerto in E major 1 1st Mvt – Bach
      • Golliwogs Cake Walk – Debussy
      • Pavanne pour une infante defunte – Ravel
      • Nimrod – Elgar
      • Double concerto for 2 vlns mvt1,2,3 – Bach
      • Symphony no 40, 1st mvt – Mozart
      • Tango – Albeniz

Easy Listening

Everyone loves to sing along to these!

        • Love and Marriage – James van Heusen
        • Come Fly With Me – James van Heusen
        • Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
        • The Man I Love – Gershwin
        • I Know Him So Well – Andersson
        • But Not for Me –Gershwin
        • Misty You’re the Top – Porter
        • Irish Mist – Traditional
        • Reel Fiddlin – Traditional
        • Just another Rumba – Gershwin
        • Cock Linnet – Traditional
        • Blue Tango – Anderson
        • Scarborough Fair – Traditional
        • Morenita do Brazil- Farralito
        • Moondance – Van Morrison
        • Palladio – Jenkins
        • By Strauss- Gershwin
        • Suite Irish Sherry – Traditional
        • Sleigh Ride – Anderson
        • It Don’t Mean A Thing – Ellington
        • Country Club – Joplin
        • Paragon Rag – Joplin
        • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Ellington
        • Anything Goes – Porter
        • Every Time We Say Goodbye – Porter
        • I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside – Kind
        • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon
        • A Fine Romance Yesterday – Lennon and McCartney
        • Eleanor Rigby – Lennon and McCartney
        • When I’m Sixty Four – Lennon and McCartney
        • Variations on Happy Birthday – Hill
        • We Have All the Time in the World – Barry
        • As Time Goes By – Hupfeld
        • Embracable You – Gershwin
        • Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
        • Day Tripper – Beatles
        • A Hard Days Night – Beatles
        • I want to Hold Your Hand – Beatles
        • Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
        • Yellow Submarine – Beatles
        • Back in the USSR – Beatles

Film/TV Music

We have chosen some of the best film music that sounds just fabulous for string quartet

        • Jeeves and Wooster
        • James Bond Theme – Norman
        • Come What May – Moulin Rouge
        • Concerning Hobbits – Lord of the Rings
        • Now we are Free – Gladiators
        • Theme – Game of Thrones
        • Over the Rainbow (from The Wizard of Oz)– Arlen
        • My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic) – Horner
        • Schindlers List” – Williams
        • Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffanys)– Mancini
        • Meggies Theme” – Mancini
        • Charade” – Mancini
        • Song from “10” – Mancini
        • Jerome Kern Medley no 2
        • The Music of the Night” (from Phantom of the Opera) – Webber
        • One Hand, One Heart (Westside Story) – Bernstein
        • My Fair Lady – Loewe
        • Love Story – Lai
        • By the Sleepy Lagoon (Desert Island Discs) – Coates
        • Send in the Clowns – Sondheim
        • Love theme from “Romeo and Juliet” – Rota
        • Raider’s March – John Williams
        • Sabbath Prayer – Bock Sunrise, Sunset – Bock

Opera Music

We like to play these to see who starts singing along with us!

        • Puccini: Nessun Dorma
        • O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
        • The Flower Song” – Delibes
        • Der Vogelfunger (Magic Flute) – Mozart
        • Habanera (Carmen) – Bizet
        • Toreadors Song – Bizet
        • Meditation from Thais – Massenet
        • Three Little Maids from School – Sullivan
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“…Thank you very much for playing so beautifully at our Wedding…

Thank you for going to the trouble of getting the music we really wanted.” Alison & Tim – Wedding