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:

Processional

  • Bridal Chorus / Here Comes the Bride – Wagner
  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Air on a G String (from Suite No. 3) – Bach
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • 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
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  • Flower Duet (from Lakme)- Delibes
  • Meditation (from Thais) – Massenet
  • Barcarolle – Offenbach

Recessional

  • 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
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • 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

Hymns

We have 36 hymns available.

  • I Vow to Thee my Country
  • O Jesus I have Promised
  • Make me a Channel of your peace
  • Sing Hosanna
  • Be still, in the presence of the Lord
  • Sussex Carol / Cana’s wedding
  • I am the Lord of the Dance (I danced in the Morning)
  • Lord the Light of your Love (Shine Jesus Shine)
  • I watch the Sunrise
  • God Save the Queen
  • Happy Birthday
  • Jerusalem
  • All things Bright and Beautiful
  • For the Beauty of the earth
  • Lord of all Hopefulness
  • Bind us Together Lord
  • One more step along the World I go
  • I, the Lord – Here I am Lord
  • Morning has Broken
  • I stand Amazed
  • Love Divine ( Blaenwern)
  • In Christ Alone
  • Love Divine – Stainer
  • Colours of Day
  • O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
  • Lead us Heavenly Father lead us
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  • O Perfect Love, All Human thought transcending
  • Praise My Soul
  • The Voice that Breathed over Eden
  • Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
  • Blessed Assurance
  • Guide me o Thou Great Redeemer
  • Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
  • Hail, Queen of Heaven
  • Amazing Grace
  • 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.