Highly Strung are available to play for wedding services, ceremonies, civil partnerships, blessings and receptions.

The Highly Strung Quartet has been entertaining wedding guests for 20 years and has extensive experience of tailoring their repertoire to create the perfect mood for your special day. Sarah can help you plan your booking to suit your individual requirements and is available to help with the arrangements leading up to the engagement. We accept engagements predominantly in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, East Staffordshire, Northampton, Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Birmingham, South Yorkshire, West Lincolnshire and and of course Rutland which is host to many superb wedding venues.

The string quartet can play from as little as 1 hour to 4.5 hours and are happy to travel between venues if the ceremony and reception are in different places.

Highly Strung Quartet has repertoire to suit church services, civil ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies and will gladly offer advice about which music to consider. For church services Highly Strung can also play hymns (please see our list below).

Here are some suggestions for music for your service / ceremony:


  • Bridal Chorus / Here Comes the Bride – Wagner
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Air on a G String (from Suite No. 3) – Bach
  • Ave Verum Corpus * – Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
  • Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ – Mascagni
  • She – Elvis Costello
  • O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Signing of the register

  • Pavane – Faure
  • Salut D’Amour – Elgar
  • Romance – Shostakovich
  • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Can’t take my Eyes off you – Crewe & Gaudio
  • 2nd movement from Concerto for 2 violins – Bach
  • Voi che Sapete (from the Marriage of Figaro) – Mozart
  • Excerpts from the Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring * – Bach
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • Flower Duet (from Lakme)- Delibes
  • Meditation (from Thais) – Massenet
  • Barcarolle – Offenbach


  • Hornpipe (from the Water Music) – Handel
  • All you need is Love – Beatles
  • Queen of Sheba * – Handel
  • Can’t Take my Eyes of You – Franki Valli
  • La Rejouissance (from Music for the Royal Fireworks) – Handel
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Wedding march (from Midsummer Night’s Dream) – Mendelssohn
  • Spring (from Four Season’s Violin Concertos) -Vivaldi
  • ‘Rondo’ from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Come Fly with Me – Jimmy van Heusen
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
  • That’s Amore – Warren
  • Let there be love – Nat King Cole
  • Love & Marriage – Van Heusen

* For civil ceremonies please check with your registrar


We have over 25 hymns available.

  • Praise My Soul
  • I Vow to Thee my Country
  • Lord the Light of your Love / Shine Jesus Shine
  • Jerusalem
  • Sing Hosanna
  • Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer
  • Morning has Broken
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • All things Bright and Beautiful
  • Love Divine (both versions – Blaenwern & Stainer)
  • Hail, Queen of Heaven
  • Amazing Grace
  • Bind us Together Lord
  • For the Beauty of the Earth
  • O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder / How Great Thou Art
  • Lord of all Hopefulness
  • O Jesus I have Promised
  • Be still, in the presence of the Lord
  • One more step along the World I go
  • I am the Lord of the Dance (I danced in the Morning)
  • Make me a Channel of your peace
  • I watch the Sunrise
  • Sussex Carol / Cana’s wedding
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  • I stand Amazed
  • I, the Lord- Here I am Lord
  • Colours of Day
  • Christmas Hymns / Carols – we have most Christmas carols available too – check out our Christmas page.

(we can also arrange other hymns for a small fee, usually £5)

As you can see from our full repertoire list we have a mixture of both classical and lighter music to suit all tastes.

Highly Strung quartet predominantly cover weddings in the following areas;

Nottinghamshire, Vale of Belvoir, Rutland, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Lincolnshire, Northampton, Derbyshire, East Staffordshire and Birmingham.