Here is a small selection of pieces the Cotswold Ensemble's String Quartet has been asked to play over the years. Clients can choose some or all of the pieces for the event, or we can play a selection of popular favourites from categories you choose.
Our string quartet repertoire is well over 750 pieces, so we probably already have most of what you want. If a ceremony or wedding breakfast entrance piece is not commercially available for string quartet or string duo, make a special request for us to arrange them for you.
We enjoy creating sets to complement the theme of an event: past themes are classical music used in films & TV, Scottish music, Irish folk music, Italian music, Norwegian music, water music, Tango, Ballet & Dance.
Do ask for our String Quartet, Tango Quartet, String Duo, Solo Violin and Solo Cello repertoire lists, and check out current trends for ceremony music in our list of music we've played recently at wedding ceremonies.
Albeniz - Tango
Bach - Air on the G String, Aria, Badinerie,
Bach - Brandenburg concertos, Wachet auf
Bizet - Habanera from Carmen
Boccherini - Minuet
Borodin - First Polovtsian Dance
Borodin - Nocturne from Quartet in D
Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme, Pizzicato Polka
Debussy - Cakewalk, Claire de Lune
Dvorak - Humoreske, Slavonic Dances
Elgar - Chanson de Matin, Nimrod, Salut d’Amour
Faure - Pavane, Cantique de Jean Racine
Gilbert & Sullivan - The Mikado, The Pirates of Penance
Grieg - Norwegian Dances, Holberg suite
Grieg - Peer Gynt suite, Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - The Royal Fireworks Music and The Water Music
Haydn - Finale from Quartet op 54 no 1
Haydn - Quartet op 77 no. 1
A. Hedges - West Oxford Walks
Irish medley - Erin’s Wreath
Jenkins - Palladio
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet - Meditation from Thais
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart - Marriage of Figaro overture
Mozart - Divertimenti in D & F
Mozart - Quartet in G, Quartet in B (The Hunt)
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon
Purcell - Rondo from Abdelezzar
Puccini - Nessun Dorma, O Mio Babbino Caro
Schubert - Marche Militaire, Serenade
Schumann - Traumeri
Strauss Polkas - Pizzicato, Thunder & Lightening
Strauss Marches - Radetzsky
Strauss Waltzes - The Blue Danube, The Emperor, Die Fledermaus,
Strauss Waltzes - Roses from the South, Wine, Women & Song
Tchaikovsky - Chant sans Paroles,
Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Reed Flutes (Mirlitons)
Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Serenade for Strings,
Tchaikovsky Waltzes - Eugene Onegin, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves
Verdi - Drinking Song (Brindisi)
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
A selection of tangos.
Scott Joplin and others:
A selection of Ragtime pieces.
Folk music from the British Isles:
English, Scottish and Irish dance tunes and airs.
"Folk" music from further afield:
8 Enchanting Bollywood pieces,
4 Jewish Wedding pieces.
By Strauss, I got Plenty of Nuttin’, It Ain’t Necessarily So, Love Walked In,
Moonlight and Roses, Summertime, They Can’t Take That Away From Me.
All you need is Love, Blackbird, Eleanor Rigby, Here There and Everywhere, Michelle, When I’m 64, Yesterday.
As Time Goes By - Funiculi Funicula
Cock Linnet (My Old Man) - Anything Goes
White Cliffs of Dover - O Sole Mio
Let’s Do it - The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Heart and Soul - My Funny Valentine
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - My Girl
A Foggy Day - Bring me Sunshine
Leaning on a Lampost - Turkey in the Straw
Harry Lime Theme - The Sound of Music suite
Singin’ in the Rain - How Deep is your Love
Forgotten Dreams - Beside the Seaside
Blue Tango - Ben
Beer Barrel Polka (My old man) - At Last
All I Ask of You - Pasadena
Pennies from Heaven - Misty
Makin’ Whoopee - The Girl in Satin
Dream a Little Dream of You - Going to the Chapel
Viva La Vida - Bittersweet Symphony
The Secret Wedding (Braveheart) - Glasgow Love Theme
The Girl in Satin - God only Knows
A Thousand Years - Bittersweet Symphony
One Day Like This - The Very Thought of You
Ask about arrangements we have of more recent pop music
Uno Bow Serenade - Haydn
Eine Kleine Beatlemusik - Lennon & McCartney
Eine Kleine Nicht Bricht Moonlicht Nicht Music - Borr
Fair Fat and Wide (a selection from the Wedding Marches) - Gaulton.
Popular Christmas Music
Carol Medley, Prokofiev's Troika, Snowman Suite, Sleigh Ride.
Photo: Cotswold Ensemble String Quartet at Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire,
courtesy of www.alexandrajane.co.uk