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Its almost Spring…Highly Strung are beginning to get busy ….

We have several corporate events lined up this month and a few weddings at venues such as Masa, the Petwood Hotel and Aston Hall.

Next month is looking very bust with weddings at Langar Hall, Quorn Country Hotel, Swancar Farm Country House, The George at Stamford, Colwick Hall and Wethele Manor. We finish off the month at Nottingham’s Albert Hall  – a masquerade ball for the University’s Geography Society!

We get bookedup very quickly in the April – September period so if you would like a string trio or quartet for your wedding in the Midlands…look no further and reserve your date now!

Modern and popular string quartet sheet music and arrangements

Oasis, Beyonce, Adele, Snow Patrol, Rihanna, Coldplay – String Quartet and String Trio arrangements – sheet music sent via email in PDF form…

Online purchase available via paypal email for more details.

All classical arrangements are £3.50 and all modern arrangements are £5.50 (or £5 if paid by BACS)

Here is a list of all the string quartet sheet music arrangements….


Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Panis Angelicus – Faure
Coro from Water Music – Handel


Evergreen – Will Young
Slipping through my fingers – Abba
Make you feel my love – Adele
Thank you for the Music – Abba
Fields of Gold – Sting
Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) – Sartori
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Rule the World – Take that
Only girl in the world – Rihanna
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Beauty and the Beast theme – Menken
Paradise – Coldplay
One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein
Wonderwall – Oasis
Halo – Beyonce

Looking back on a busy summer… and new bookings for 2013 (and 2014!)

Well things are slowly quietening down for HSQ after an absolutely packed summer…. Lots of new venues and most importnantly lots of happy Brides and Grooms.

We have a quieter November – March (see details of special offers on our website) then its full steam ahead for Summer 2013.

We advise booking for weekend and Bank Holiday weddings well in advance to avoid disappointment! We already have 36 bookings in the diary and some clients have even reserved dates ofr 2014!

Day 5 of a string of 6 gigs in 6 days!

HSQ have been busy this week – starting with the beautiful wedding at Stoke Hall on Thursday, we have since played at The Carriage Hall, Kedleston Hall, Dodford Manor and Normanton Church.

Today we are off to East Lodge, Rowsley, Derbyshire for Suzie’s wedding.

Tomorrow we are playing for Nottingham University and the Nottingham Forest Football Club!

We are looking forward to playing new music including some Abba, Book of Love (Peter Gabriel), Beyonce’s Halo and Think of Me from the Phantom of the Opera.

Then a few days rest until a busy wedding weekend again – this time The White Hart in Lincoln, Tutbury Castle and the Papplewick Pumping Station.

A packed September awaits…!

Looking forward to a Stoke Hall wedding tomorrow

A Thursday wedding, and a first for Highly Strung Quartet. We will be playing at Stoke Hall, a new wedding venue in East Stoke near Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Looking forward to seeing the venue!

A Tuesday Wedding at Sutton Bonington Hall

The lovely venue at Sutton Bonington Hall, Nottinghamshire, is the scene for today’s wedding.

There are so many fantastic wedding venues in this area of Nottingham including Thrumpton Hall, Priest House on the River, Whatton House, Langley Priory and Prestwold Hall.

Booking a string quartet or trio for your special day can really add to the atmosphere. Read Highly Strung’s testimonials and listen to our demo tracks to see how.

Wedding Music – HSQ are always adding new repertoire

Highly Strung are continously adding new string quartet repertoire to our list. Recent additions include Rihanna – Only Girl in the World, Coldplay – Paradise, Will Young – Evergreen, Coldplay- Charlie Brown.

We now have a total of461 pieces of music from which our wedding clients can choose from.

Highly Strung perform on new instruments for an evening

Highly Strung string quartet will this weekend perform at an intimate party for Frank White and his friends and family.

Frank has made a quartet of instruments under the name ‘Ladystone’, each of which is named after the closest ladies in his life.

Our string quartet was invited to perform on these lovely instruments which Frank made in Newark at Chapel Violins School of Violin Making.

Wedding Fayre – Fabulous by Felicity

On Sunday 23rd September, Felicity Peck of Fabulous by Felicity is hosting a wedding fayre in the beautiful and idyllic Temple Balsall.

Fabulous by Felicity is a professional creator and coordinator of fabulous weddings in Warwickshire (Coventry, Rugby, Solihull, Leamington Spa) Birmingham and West Midlands

For more information visit her website at

The wedding fayre is to be held at St Marys Church, Temple Balsall, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0AN (12.30-4.30pm)

Sadly our wedding string quartet can’t be there as we have a booking on that day but do pop along for ideas and to meet lots of unique, exciting and reputable wedding suppliers.

Happy Planning!

July’s weddings at Hodsock, Nottingham and Breadsall

It was a 3 wedding weekend for Highly Strung…. Hodsock Priory for Jane and Jason’s post US wedding celebrations, The Nottinghamshire Golf Club for Sarah and Howard and the beautiful Breadsall Priory for our Sunday wedding.

The highlights of the weekend were J & J’s wedding cake … simply amazing..!… Howard and Sarah’s beautiful children (incredible pictures taken by Martin Neeves at and the sweet table at Breadsall.