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Melodious Strings

Melodious Strings have the reputation as an elegant, versatile and high quality ensemble, providing music for functions, corporate events, weddings and civil partnerships across the UK.

The quartet have enjoyed collaborating and recording with various bands and artists, in addition to corporate entertainment for clients including Audi, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Mercedes-Benz and HSBC and many more. The musicians are all experienced freelancers in their own right, having performed, recorded and toured with many of the country’s leading orchestras and artists.
Melodious Strings are the leading string quartet of choice for corporate events and wedding music in London, Southern England and South Wales.

"They helped make our wedding so memorable. They were able to combine classical tunes with more contemporary songs to give us exactly what we were looking for."James Caswell - Private Wedding Client
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Repertoire includes:


Bach- Ach lieben Christen, seid getrost/Loure from Third Suite for Cello/Air on the G string/Prelude from English Suite No. 3/Arioso/Sarabande from The first French Suite/Bach Selection/Sheep May Safely Graze/Double Violin Concerto/St John’s Chorale/Fughetta/St Matthew’s Chorale/Jesu Joy of Our Desiring/Wachet Auf
Beethoven- Für Elise/Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Mvt. 1/Ode to Joy Bizet- Cabañera from Carmen/Toreador’s song from Carmen/Habanera
Blow- Chaconne
Borodin- Nocturne
Brown- Waltz
Bruch- Adagio from the Violin Concerto
Burtch- Simple String Quartets
Charpontier- Te Deum
Chopin- Grande Valse Brilliante/Prelude in E minor/Nocturne in Eb Major/Valse/Polonaise
Clark- Trumpet Voluntary/Copeland/Hoe Down
Debussy- Berceuse/Le pas Español/Cakewalk/Mi-a-ou/Clair de Lune/Tendresse/Golliwog’s Cakewalk/The Girl with the Flaxen Hair/Kitty-Valse
Delibes-Flower Duet/Intermezzo from Sylvia/Ditterdorf/Minuet from Quartet in Eb Major
Dvorak- Finale from Sonatina in G Minor/Humoresque
Elgar- Adagio/Idylle/Beau Brummel/Larghetto from Serenade/Chanson de Matin/Nimrod/Chanson de Nuit/Salut d’Amour
Fauré- Berceuse/Pavane/Foxtrot Wouf/Mi-a-ou Le Jardin de Dolly
Franck- Panis Angelicus
Fux- Menuet
Gounod- Ave Maria
Grieg- Gavotte from Holberg Suite/La Mort D’Ase
Handel- All We Like Sheep from the Messiah/Largo from Xerxes/Alla Hornpipe/Lascia chi Piagna/Arrival of the Queen of Sheba/Menuette/Concerto Grosso Op6 No1 Ombra Mai Fu/Halleluia Chorus from the Messiah/Water Music Suite in D/Hornpipe/Water Music Suite in F/La Rejouissance Zadok the Priest/Largo
Haydn- Adagio from Quartet in G Major/Sinfonia/Minuet from Quartet in D Minor/Symphony No. 77, Mvt. 4/Serenata
Karl Jenkins- Adiemus Theme/Palladio
Khachaturian- Adagio from Sparticus
Krieger- Minuet
Lang- Tuba Tune
Lehar- Waltz from The Merry Widow
Mascagni- Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet- Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn- Wedding March/Intermezzo from Quartet Op.13/Song Without Words, No.35
Monti- Czardas
Mozart-Allelujiah from ‘Exultate Jubilate/Divertimento in F/Andante from Piano Concerto Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Bei Mannern from the Magic Flute/Minuetto/Der Vogelfanger from the Magic Flute/Quartet K 575 No 21/Divertimento in B/Quartet KV 387 No 14/Divertimento in D/Ave Verum Corpus/Andante from Quartet No. 8
Offenbach- Barcarolle/Medley/Galop
Pachelbel- Canon/Gigue
Puccini- Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly/Rondo/Nessun Dorma/Trumpet Tune/O Mio Babbino Caro/Two Rondeaux from Abdelazar
Rachmaninov- Paganini Variations
Ravel- Bolero
Satie- Gymnopédie
Schubert- Moment Musical
Schumann-Traumerei/From the Album for the Young/Song, To Sunshine
Shostakovich- Waltz from Jazz Suite No.2
Staples-Midday at St James’ Park/Sunset at Covent Garden/Sunrise at Golden Square
Strauss-On the Beautiful Blue Danube/Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Tchaikovsky- Chanson Triste/Sleeping Beauty Waltz/Legend/Swan Lake Finale/Morning Song/Waltz from Swan Lake
Telemann- Sonata
Vaughan Williams- Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis/Linden Lea/Greensleeves
Vivaldi- Autumn from the Four Seasons/Winter from the Four Seasons/Summer from the Four Seasons
Wagner- Bridal Chorus/Ride of the Valkyries
Warlock- Basse

Dance Jazz / Musicals / Light / Television / Film

Anderson-A Trumpeter’s Lullaby/Plink, Plank, Plonk/Blue Tango/Sandpaper Ballet/Belle of the Ball/Serenata/Forgotten Dreams/The Syncopated Clock/Horse and Buggy/The Typewriter/Jazz Legato/The Waltzing Cat/Jazz Pizzicato
Badelt- Pirates of the Caribbean
Barry- Goldfinger
Bart- As Long as He Needs Me/Food Glorious Food
Bassey- Diamonds are Forever
Berlin- There’s No Business like Showbusiness
Bernstein- America/One Hand, One Heart/Maria from West Side Story/Somewhere
Brown- Country Dance
Brymn- La Rumba
Carlos Jobim- The Girl From Ipanema
Collins/Leigh- Cock Linnet
Debussy- Fauna & Flora of Japan
Devorzon- The Warriors Theme Tune
Etta James- At Last
Gershwin- An American in Paris/Love Walked In /But Not For Me Mine/Concerto in F/Nice Work if You Can Get It/Foggy Day/Rhapsody in Blue/For You, For Me, For Evermore/S’Wonderful/He loves She loves/second Rhapsody/Somebody Loves Me/I Got Rhythm/Summertime/I’ll Build Astaire Way to Paradise/Swansea/I’ve Got Rhythm/The Man I Love/Liza/They Can’t Take That Away From Me/Love is Here to Stay
Glover-Kind- I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
Goodwin- The Trap (London Marathon Theme Tune)
Hein- Tango del Maurice
Howard- Fly Me to the Moon
Jones- It Had to be You
Joplin- Bethena/Roseleaf Rag/Country Club/Solace
Jordan- Is You is or is You Ain’t ma Baby
Lemare- Moonlight and Roses
Kenbrovin (West Ham Theme Tune)- I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Koji Kondo- Zelda
Lloyd Webber-Bustopher Jones/Music of the Night/Jesus Christ Superstar/Old Deuteronomy/Memory/Phantom of the Opera/Mr Mistoffelees/All I Ask of You
Mancini- Moon River
Martin- Live and Let Die
Martin, Dean- That’s Amore
McLean- Czardas/Serenata/FandangoTango/Rhumba/Tango Chromatique
Menken- Beauty and the Beast
Morricone- Gabriel’s Oboe/Nella Fantasia
Newley- What Kind of Fool am I?
Norman- James Bond Theme
Porter- Anything Goes/Night & Day/I Get a Kick Out of You/What is This Thing Called Love?/Just One of Those Things/You’re the Top
Post- Theme from the A-Team
Rodgers & Hammerstein- You’ll Never Walk Alone
Rota- Theme from The Godfather/Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet
Sam Pottle / Jim Henson- Theme from The Muppet Show
Sartori- Time to Say Goodbye
Schönberg (Claude-Michel) Stars I Dreamed a Dream
Shore- May it Be from Lord of the Rings
Silvestri- Theme from Forrest Gump
Simon- Nobody Does It Better
Sinatra- New York, New York
Strayhorn- Chelsea Bridge/Take The A Train


Adele- Hometown Glory
Aerosmith- I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
Andre/Schwant- Dream a Little Dream
Beatles- A Hard Day’s Night/If I Fell/All You Need is Love/Imagine/And I Love Her/Lady Madonna/Eight Days a Week/Michelle/Get Back/Norwegian Wood/Good Day Sunshine Paperback Writer/Got To Get You Into My Life/Strawberry Fields/Hello Goodbye/The Fool On The Hill/Here, There and Everywhere/Tomorrow Never Knows/Hey Jude/When I’m 64/I Feel Fine/World Without Love
Blur- The Universal
Bryan Adams- Everything I Do I Do It For You/Heaven
The Carpenters- Close to You/We’ve Only Just Begun
Cohen- Hallelujah
Coldplay- Viva la Vida
Dave Grohl- Everlong
Delerium- Silence
Desreé- Kissing You from Romeo & Juliet
Duffy- Mercy
Elbow- One Day Like This
Elton John- Candle in the Wind
Fox- Killing Me Softly With His Song
The Fray- How to Save a Life
Gade- Jalousie
Graham- You Raise Me Up
Ham & Evans- Without You
Hamilton- Cry Me a River
Iron Maiden- Can I Play with Madness
Jackson 5- I Want You Back
Journey- Don’t Stop Believing
Kelly Clarkson- A Moment Like This
Knight- Everlasting Love
Manic Street Preachers- Design for Life
Metallica- Fade to Black (Intro)/Nothing Else Matters
Mika- Happy Ending
Morrisey-There is a Light
Pearl Jam- Black
Peter Gabriel- Book of Love
Phil Collins- A Groovy Kind of Love
Queen- The Show Must Go On/Don’t Stop Me Now /Too Much Love Will Kill You
Robbie Williams-Angels
Sade-By Your Side
Scissor Sisters-I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
Shania Twain-A Moment Like This
Sheetz-Without Thee
Sigur Ros-Hoppipolla
Simon & Garfunkel-Bridge Over Troubled Water
Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars/Run Sting-Fields of Gold
Take That-Greatest Day
The Cure-Love Cats
The Shapeshifters-Lola’s Theme
The Verve-Bittersweet Symphony
Train-Drops of Jupiter
Westlife-The Rose/Flying Without Wings

Folk / Traditional / Religious

African/American- Go Tell It On The Mountain
Anderson- Fiddle Faddle
Anon- Alouette/The Geese in the Bogs/The Friendly Beasts/As With Gladness Men of Old
English- A Great & Mighty Wonder/Jerusalem
Fletcher- Fiddle Dance/Folk Tune
Gibbs- Above Blea Tarn/Winster Valley/Loewswater: Calm after Storm
Hymn- Gabriel’s Message
Irish- Londonderry Air/Danny Boy/The Star of County Down/Toss the Feathers
Jewish-Siman Tov
Morley- It was a lover and his lass
Nelson- Prairie Song
Religious- Lo He Comes with Clouds Descending/O Come Little Children/Lord is My Shepherd/Of the Father’s Love Begotten/Lord of All Hopefulness/Praise My Soul/Love Divine/This is the Truth Sent From Above
Scottish- My love is like a red red rose
Speckert- Fiddle Tunes
Thorp- Irish Sherry
Traditional- Royal Engineers’ March
Ungar- Ashokan Farewell
Welsh-All Through the Night/Deryn Du/By Cool Siloams Shady Rill/Llety’r Bugail/Captain Morgan’s March/Myfanwy/Endris/Rachie/Aberystwyth/Suo gan/Calon Lan/The Ash Grove/David of the White Rock/The Blind Harper

Christmas Traditional

Anon- Six Renaissance

Christmas Carols

Adam- O Holy Night!
Carol Corelli- Christmas Concerto
French- Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
German- In Dulce Jubilo
Grüber- Silent Night
Spanish- Dadmé Albrícias/Ríu, Ríu, Chíu/E la Dondon, Verges Maria
Traditional- Away in a Manger/Medieval 2/Carol of the Birds/Medieval 4/Carol Unknown/O Come, O Come Emmanuel/;Christians Awake!/Once in Royal David’s City/Deck the Halls/Pat a Pan/Ding Dong Merrily on High/Shepherd’s Farewell/Gaudete/Sussex Carol/God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman/The Coventry Carol/Good King Wenceslas/The First Nowell/Hark the Herald/The Holly and the Ivy/Holly and The Ivy/Veni, Veni/I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day/We Gather Together To Ask The Lord’s Blessing /I Saw Three Ships/We Three Kings/Joy to the World /We Wish You a Merry Christmas /Medieval 1/Wexford

Christmas Popular

Anderson- Sleigh Ride
Berlin- White Christmas
Bernard- Winter Wonderland
Feliciano- Feliz Navidad
Javits / Springer- Santa Baby
MacGowan / Finer- Fairy Tale of New York
Marks- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Martelli- Christmas
Medley Styne- Let it Snow!
Tormé & Wells- The Christmas Song
Traditional- Jingle Bells
Willson- It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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