Its Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

So, its mid November but we have already had our first Christmas engagement at John Lewis in Nottingham. We tried out some of our new arrangements including “Baby Its Cold Outside”, “The Man with the Bag”, “We need a little Christmas”, “I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”.

Booking music for your Christmas event will get everyone into the festive mood so contact Sarah for availability in December.

Check out two videos of our Christmas repertoire on our Facebook or Instagram page.

Sheet Music for String Quartet and Trio

We have some sheet music that is available. Please email us for further information. These can be sent as PDFs.

 

Christmas (Quartet only)

I Saw Momma Kissing Santa Claus

We Need a Little Christmas

Man with the Bag

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Jingle Bell Rock

Fairytale of New York

Jingle Bells

 

QUARTET

And I love her -The Beatles

Ave Maria – Bach

Ave Maria – Caccini
Baby – Justin Bieber
Balcony Scene – Craig Armstrong

Beauty and the Beast theme – Menken

Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

Can’t Help Falling in Love
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Christmas Concerto – Adagio & Allegro – Corelli
Con te Partiro – Sartori
Diamonds – Rihanna

Edelweiss – Rodgers

Empire State of the Mind – Alicia Keys
Evergreen – Will Young

Everybody Needs Somebody- Blues Brothers

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Feather Theme (from Forrest Gump) – Silvestri
Fields of Gold- Sting
Gabriels Oboe / Nella Fantasia – Morricone

Game of Thrones Theme – Ramin Djawadi

Girl with the Flaxen Haor – Debussy

Grow Old with me – Tom Odell
Halo – Beyonce

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Highway to Hell – AC/DC

How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
I had a Farm in Africa – Barry

I Giorni – Einaudi

I’ll be there for you – The Rembrandts

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
It must be love -Madness
Jesu Joy of Mans desiring – Bach

Kissing you – Desree
Lara’s Theme (Somewhere my Love)- Maurice Jarre

Laudete Dominum- Mozart

Let it Go – Lopez

Let me call you Sweetheart – Friedman

Linger – Cranberries
Love Changes Everything – Lloyd Webber
Love Story -Taylor Swift
Make you feel my love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars

May it Be (from Lord of the Rings)

Nocturne No 2 – Chopin

Once Upon a Time in Africa (Morricone)
One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein
Only girl in the world – Rihanna
Ordinary People – John Legend
Panis Angelicus – Frank
Paradise – Coldplay
Rule the World -Take that

Run – Leona Lewis
Second Time Around – Cole Porter
Slipping through my fingers – Abba

Star of the County Down – Trad Irish

Start me up – Rolling Stones

Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Thank you for the Music – Abba

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

Theme from UP -Giaccino
The Phantom of the Opera –  Lloyd Webber

The Power of Love –  Gabrielle Aplin version

The Rose – Amanda McBroom

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Think of Me – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Top of the World

True Romance – from Pulp Fiction film

Wedding Procession from Sound of Music – Rodgers
We Found Love – Rihanna

We’ve Only Just Begun – the Carpenters
Whatever – Oasis

When you wish upon a star – Harline & Washington

Wherever you will go – Soraia version

Wings – Birdy
Wonderwall – Oasis

Young and Beautiful – Lana del Ray

 

TRIO

All I ask of you – Lloyd Webber
And I Love her – Beatles
Baby – Justin Bieber
Beauty & The Beast – Menken

Can’t Help Falling in Love
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Christmas Concerto – Adagio & Allegro – Corelli

Con te Partiro – Sartori

Edelweiss – Rodgers
Evergreen – Will Young

Everything I Do – Bryan Adams

Feather Theme (from Forrest Gump) – Silvestri
Fields of Gold -Sting
Gabriels Oboe/  Nella Fantasia – Morricone

Grow Old with me – Tom Odell

Halo – Beyoncé

Highway to Hell – ACDC

How Long WIll I love you – Mike Scott/Ellie Goulding

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Kissing you – Desree

Let me call you Sweetheart – Friedman
Love Story -Taylor Swift
Make you feel my love – Adele
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Nimrod – Elgar

Nocturne No 2 – Chopin

One Hand – One Heart – Bernstein
Only Girl in the World – Rihanna
Paradise – Coldplay
Pretty Woman – Orbison

Rule The World – Take That
Slipping through my fingers – Abba

Start Me up – Rolling Stones

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

The Rose – Amanda McBroom

Theme from ‘Up’ Movie – Giacchino

Think of Me – Lloyd Webber
This Years Love – David Gray

True Romance – from Pulp Fiction film

Wedding Procession from Sound of Music – Rodgers

We Found Love – Rihanna

 

New Highly Strung Trio repertoire

We are pleased to announce we now have the following songs available for our string trio;

Theme from Game of Thrones

Match of the Day The,e

Tenerife Sea – Ed Sheeran

You’re so Cool – Hans Zimmer (from Pulp Fiction)

Let me call you Sweetheart – Leo Friedman

Lara’s Theme / Somewhere my Love (from Dr Zhivago) – Jarre

A summer of weddings and many new pieces added to our repertoire.

Highly Strung String Quartet and Trio have a very busy summer ahead. Having already played at 33 weddings and events in the first 5 months of the year, we are now preparing for another 60 engagements up to the end of 2017. We have played at some new venues including Beechenhill Farm, Swallow’s Nest Barn and Hazel Gap which are all beautiful, yet uniquely different.

We have again, extended our repertoire to bring exciting, classic and current songs to our playlist. These include The One and Only, Thriller, Seven Nation Army, True Colours, Sex on Fire, Life on Mars, Dream a little Dream of Me and Best Day of My Life to name but a few.

We now have bookings as far ahead as April 2019 so don’t delay if you would like to book us for your wedding / event.

Dare we mention the ‘C’ word…

Well its September and today we spotted Christmas decorations in a shop in Nottingham.

So we are now able to announce we have 5 new popular Christmas song titles including ‘All I want for Christmas’, ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’, ‘Happy Christmas War is Over’, ‘Stop the Cavalry’ and ‘I wish it could be Christmas Everyday’.

Book for your winter wedding/ company party now. If its on a weekday we offer £40 discount.

New repertoire and more stunning venues

….Well another wedding season is in full flow.

This month sees us playing at Prestwold Hall twice, Ringwood Hall and a return to the gorgeous Mythe Barn in Atherstone.

We have lots of new and exciting repertoire has been added – Sam Smith ‘Stay With Me’ and ‘Beneath You’re Beautiful’ by Emilie Sande amongst classic songs ‘Happy Together’ (Turtles) and a ‘Crazy Little Thing called Love’ (Queen). We have also added two Einaudi pieces, ‘Le Onde’ and ‘I Giorni’ and a stunning arrangement of the ‘Feather Theme’ from the film Forrest Gump (perfect as a bridal entrance piece).

June is a busy month again with weddings and events at Colwick Hall, Stoke Rochford Hall, Bestwood Lodge, Shustoke Farm Barns and Langar Hall.

See our full repertoire page for more details and be sure to ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook to keep up to date with our news, new repertoire and live performances.

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String Quartet music

We are so often told that the reason we are booked is for our prolific repertoire – the choice of music we have is huge and keeps growing.

We started the quartet in 1997 and we had just 2 folders of music – now we have 14 ‘pads’ which equates to 550 pieces of music and 56 folders that we bring to every booking in 4 very large suitcases!

Find all our repertoire at our website http://www.highlystrungquartet.com/repertoire or download the attachment right here

Repertoire 2015 genre

New Quartet repertoire

New for 2015…

Game of Thrones Theme

Beethoven’s 5 secrets

I’ll be there for you

LOVE NEW MUSIC (as do our clients!)

Ed Sheeran and Leona Lewis played by a String Quartet

New songs now added to our string quartet repertoire are Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran and Run by Leona Lewis.

Gone down a storm so far….

 

Bespoke music arranged for your special day

Over the years Highly Strung have had lots of requests for string quartet music to be specially arranged. Please find below some of them;

  • Diamond
  • We Found Love
  • Extracts from the Sound of Music
  • Start me Up
  • Highway to Hell
  • Halo
  • Only Girl in the World
  • Ordinary People
  • The Rose
  • When you Wish upon a Star

Also we look at current chart hits and arrange sheet music for these so your guests can can enjoy up to the date hits like Happy, Marry You, Paradise and I’m Yours.

Coming soon – Stay With Me (Sam Smith), Tenerife Sea (Ed Sheeran) and Next to Me.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for more modern string quartet arrangements.