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Several Strings

Several Strings specialise in providing exquisite string pieces for weddings (ceremonies / receptions), private parties, corporate events and any other occasion. They deliver a mixture of light classical and popular music, ensuring an unforgettable performance.

The combination of classical pieces with the modern hits provides a contemporary twist on string music. Several Strings are a highly experienced group and available to play at venues throughout Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and London – adding a touch of class to each event.

"…They created a beautiful ambience during the ceremony, and our guests thoroughly appreciated being able to listen to a live performance so professionally performed."Kay Martin, Tewin Bury Farm – Wedding Client (Ceremony and Drinks Reception)
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Sample setlists available on request.

Several Strings are available in various arrangements, see repertoires below.

String Quartet repertoire includes:

*commonly chosen ceremony music

Classical
Bach Air on the G string *signing
Pachelbel Canon and Gigue *entrance, signing
Purcell – Trumpet Voluntary*entrance/exit
(Bach/Gounod – Ave Maria) * signing
(Schubert – Ave Maria) * signing
Schumann – Traumerei
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite (Overture, March, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Trepak, Dance of the Mirlitons)
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Handel – Largo * signing
Bach – Badinerie
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba * entrance/exit
Mozart – Divertimenti (in F and D) *(particularly slow movements used for signing)
Bach – Gavottes, Bouree and Gigue from Suite in D
Bach – Brandenburg 3 (first movt)
Grieg – Gavotte from the Holberg Suite
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Trad. Londonderry Air
Purcell – Rondeau from Abdelezar * entrance/exit
Grieg – Morning from Peer Gynt
Bach – Double violin concerto (first and second movts)
(Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus) * signing
Handel – Water Music (Air (signing) and Hornpipe (exit) often played at civil ceremonies)
Offenbach – Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman
Puccini – O mio babbino caro
Albinoni – Adagio
Gluck – Dance of the Blessed Spirits *signing
Dvorak – Largo from the New World Symphony (Hovis ad!)
Grieg – Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Bizet – Prelude to Carmen and Aragonaise
Grieg – Norwegian Dances no. 2 and 3
O Sole Mio
Borodin – First Polovtsian Dance * signing
Denza – Funiculi Funicula
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakme *signing
Wagner – Bridal March *entrance
Mendelssohn – Wedding March *entrance/exit
Strauss – Radetzky March
Ballet Waltz Medley
Strauss – Pizzicato Polka

Lighter Styles
Gershwin – The Man I Love, I Got Rhythm, Fascinating Rhythm, Love Walked in, I Got Plenty of Nothin’
Can’t Take My Eyes off you
My Way
42 Street
Jealousy
It Had To Be You
My Fair Lady medley
Hello Dolly
Stormy Weather
Close To You
The Greatest Love of All
How Deep Is Your Love
Light My Fire
Wonderful Tonight
Copacabana
Because You Loved Me
Bohemian Rhapsody
Dambusters March
Nothing Compares 2 U
Making Whoopee
Moonlight in Vermont
Let’s Do It, Lets Fall in Love
My Funny Valentine
O Sole Mio
The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Joplin – Ragtime Dance
Cole Porter – Anything Goes
Pennies from Heaven
Elbow – One Day Like This
George Harrison – Something
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
Handbags and Glad Rags

Christmas:
Many traditional and contemporary peices, please ask

Arrangements: If the piece you had in mind is not on this list then it MAY be possible to arrange or obtain it for you subject to an additional charge and its suitability for string quartet.
String Trio repertoire includes:

(Church Ceremonies only)

Trumpet Tune- Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Wedding March (‘Here Comes The Bride’) – Wagner
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Rondeau – Mouret
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Ave Maria – Schubert
Air on the G string – Bach
Canon – Pachelbel
Largo from Winter from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi
La Rejouissance from Fireworks – Handel
Air from Water Music in F – Handel
Bourree from Water Music in F – Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music in F – Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music in D – Handel
Cantabile – Tartini
Largo – Handel
Badinerie – Bach
Suite in D (includes Gavottes 1 and 2. Bouree and Gigue) – Bach
Rondeau from Abdelezar – Purcell
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Alleluja (from Exultate Jubilate) – Mozart

Duo repertoire includes:

(Standard Violin/Cello, can also be performed by Flute/Cello)

Popular wedding ceremony choices:

Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Handel – Hornpipe and Bouree from Water Music
Wedding March from Lohengrin – Wagner
Wedding March from A Midsummer Nights Dream – Mendelssohn
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Te Deum – Charpentier
*Ave Maria – Schubert
La Rejouissance (from Handel Fireworks Music)
Meditation from Thäis – Massenet
Faure – Pavane
* Alleluja form “Exultate Jubilate” – Mozart
* Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach
Air on the G String (from Suite no. 3 in D)- Bach
Gavottes 1 and 2, Bourée and Gigue (from Suite no. 3 in D) – Bach

Light classical options:

Largo from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Mouret – Rondo
Bach – Badinerie
Handel – Largo from Xerxes
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Dvorak – Humoreske
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana
Bizet – Habanera and Entr’acte from Carmen
Pleyel – Minuet and Trio in C
Schubert – Rosamunde
Paradis – Sicilienne
Haydn – Serenade
Gossec – Tambourin (flute and cello only)
Tango: Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel (flute and cello only)
Handel – F major sonata
Beethoven – Sonata in F (from piano)
Bach – March in D (from Anna Magdelena book)
La Donna è Mobile – Verdi
Adagio from Mozart Clarinet Concerto
Andante from Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Handel – Water Music movements
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakmé
Saint Saëns – The Swan
Elgar – Salut D’Amour

Solo Cello repertoire includes:

(performed with good quality backing track)

Classical

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (flute)
Ave Maria – Schubert
Ave Maria – Bach Gounod
Beethoven Pathetique Sonata (movt 1)
Panis Angelicus
Where e’re you walk
Massenet – Meditation from Thais
Morning from Peer Gynt – Grieg
Faure – Siciliene
Bach – Air on the G string
Berceuse from Dolly Suite – Faure
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Nocturne from Borodin quartet no. 2
Pachelbel Canon
Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Romanza (anon) famous guitar piece!
Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
Scene from Tchikovsky Sleeping Beauty
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
The Swan from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens

Ballads

Against all Odds
The Air that I Breathe
All I ask of you
Because you loved me
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Candle In The Wind
Didn’t we almost have it all
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Hero
I’d Do Anything
Imagine
The Greatest Love of All
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Hopelessly Devoted to you
How Deep is Your Love
How do I live without you
If Tomorrow Never Comes
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Music of the Night
Nights in White Satin
Nothing Compares 2 U
One Day I’ll Fly Away
On My Own
Saving all my love for you
Some Enchanted Evening
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Time After Time
Tonight
The Wind Beneath My Wings
Without You
Wonderful Tonight
Your Song

Film Themes

A Whole New World
Circle of Life
Love is All Around
Moon River
Schindlers List
Take My Breath Away
Take That Look off Your Face
The Godfather
Up Where We Belong
Where Do I Begin
You Must Love Me

Shows

Any Dream Will Do
Mamma Mia
The Last Night of the World
Miracles of Miracles
Getting to Know You
Big Spender
Bring Him Home
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
I Don’t Know How To Love Him
I Dreamed a Dream
I Know him so wel
Its a Hard Knock Life
If I were a Rich Man
Maria
My Favourite Things
Somewhere
Tonight
The Music Of The Night
Willkommen

Latin

The Girl from Ipanema
Guantanamera
La Bamba
Lambada
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Sway
Oye Como Va

Pop

Baby One More Time
Bring It All Back
Livin’ the Vida Loca
Perfect Moment
Mi Chico Latino
That Don’t Impress Me Much
Tragedy
What Can I Do
When You Say Nothing At All

Beatles

Eleanor Rigby
The Fool on the Hill
Hey Jude
Lady Madonna
Let It Be
Michelle
Norwegian Wood
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Penny Lane
She Loves You
She’s Leaving Home
When I’m 64
Yellow Submarine
Yesterday

Jazz Classics

Birdland
Desafinado
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Fascinating Rhythm
Fly Me To The Moon
Misty
My Funny Valentine
One O’Clock Jump
Summertime

Christmas Favourites

Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Blue Christmas
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire
The Christmas Waltz
Home for the Holidays
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Little Donkey
Santa Baby
Frosty the Snowman
Hark, The Heralds Angels Sing
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Jingle Bells
Mary’s Boy Child
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming To Town
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
Winter Wonderland

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