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This highly experienced string quartet has over 500 dinner, cocktail party and wedding appearances to its credit. They’ve entertained royals, celebrities and politicians, including: HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall; HRH Princess Michael of Kent; Dame Helen Mirren; Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and MP Gordon Brown, to name but a few.

Their extensive repertoire includes classical music, show tunes and jazz standards. They’ve delighted international audiences, performing in venues such as Kensington Palace, Tower Bridge, The Banqueting House, Whitehall, Earls Court Exhibition Hall, St Paul's Cathedral Crypt, Claridges Hotel in Mayfair, Nymphemburg Castle in Munich, Hotel Cap Estel on the Cote d'Azur, Monte Carlo and Chateau de Bagnols in Lyon.

If you have specific songs you’d like for your event, and they're not listed on the repertoire, the quartet is pleased to take requests in advance of a performance. They’re sure to be an asset for any event, adding an exclusive and stylish ambience.

Sample Repertoire

BAROQUE & CLASSICAL

WEDDING FAVOURITES

BROADWAY, POPS, JAZZ & LATIN contd…

BACH

Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria

Danzas Argentinas (Ginastera)

Air from Suite no 3.

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

Do it Again (Gershwin)

Minuet in G (Anna Madgelena)

Frank - Panis Angelicus

El Chocolo Tango (Villoldo)

Ariso from Cantata no, 156

Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Embraceable You (Porter)

Brandenburg concerti (complete)

Massenet - Meditation

Evergreen (Streisand)

Cantata no. 140 "Wachet Auf"

Mendelssohn - Wedding March

Every Time We Say Goodbye (Porter)

Chorale Prelude "Leibster Jesu, wir sind heir"

Pachelbel - Cannon

Fawlty Towers (Wilson)

Chorale Prelude "Wachet Auf, ruf uns die Stimme"

Purcell - Trumpet Tune

Feelings (Albert)

"Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring"

Schubert - Ave Maria

Forgotten Dream (Anderson)

Largo from concerto for two violins

ROMANTIC/MODERN

For Just a Moment from "St Elmo's Fire" (Foster)

Violin concerto in E major (1st mvt)

Barber - Adagio for Strings

Funiculi Funicula (Denza)

BEETHOVEN

Bartok - Rumanian Folk Dances (complete)

Goodbye to Love (Carpenter)

Ode to Joy

Borodin - "Prince Igor" (Polovtsian Dances)

I Feel Pretty from West Side Story (Bernstein)

Cantabile (Pathetic Sonata)

Brahms - Hungarian Dances 1-7, 10, 11 & 21

I Got Rhythm Variations (Gershwin/Naughtin)

HANDEL/td>

Chopin - Waltzes op 18 & op 64

I Love Paris (Porter)

Aria from Xerxes

Copeland - Hoe-down from Rodeo

If You Could Read my Mind (Lightfoot)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Debussy - Golliwog's Cake Walk

It Had to be You (Jones)

Bourrees from the Water Music

Debussy - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

In the Mood (Lightfoot)

Hornpipe from the Water Music

Debussy - Clair de Lune

Jeeves and Wooster (Dudley)

Violin Sonata no. 4 Afagio/Allegro

Debussy - Mandoline

The King & I Highlights (Rodgers)

MOZART

Debussy - Romance

La Bamba (Traditional)

Andante from Piano Concerto no. 21

Dvorak - Largo from the New World symphony

Leaning on a Lamppost (Gay)

Ave Verum Corpus

Dvorak Humoresque

Leaving on a Jet Plane (Denver)

Divertimenti in D and F

Elga - Salut D'amour

Let's Do It (Porter)

Exultate Jubilate

Faure - Pavane

Looney Tunes Fugue (Naughtin)

String Quartets - various including:

Gershwin - Prelude no. 2

Makin' Whoopie (Donaldson)

The Early Quartets

Greig - Norwegian Dances

Maria from West Side Story (Bernstein)

Eine Kleine Nacht Music

Greig - Waltz

Memory from Cats (Lloyd-Webber)

The Ten Clebrated Quartets including:

Kreisler - Tambourin Chinois

Misty (Garner)

"The Hunt" and "The Dissonance"

Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin

The Music of the Night from Phantom (Lloyd-Webber)

VIVALDI

Lehar - Villa & Waltzes from the Merry Widow

My Funny Valentine (Rodgers)

The Four Seasons (Complete)

Mendelssohn - Song without Words Op, 38, #2 & Op.102 #3, 5 &6

My Heart Will Go On from Titanic (Horner)

OPERA FAVOURITES

Offenbach - Barcarolle

New York, New York (Kander)

Bizet - Flower Song, Habanera, Entr'acte to acts III and IV

Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte

Noites Cariocase (Bandolin)

Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme

Ravel - Minuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin

One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story (Bernstein)

Di Capua - "O Sole Mio"

Ravel - Bolero

Over the Rainbow (Arlen)

Mozart - Der Voglfanger & Bei Mannern (Tfrom he Magic Flute)

Rachmaninov - Pagannini Variations

Pennies from Heaven (Johnson)

Moazrt Wedding March (from The Marriage of Figaro)

Rachmaninov - Vocalise

Perfect Day (Read)

Puccini - "O Mio Babbino Caro (from Gianni Schicci)

Satie - Gymnopedie

Por Una Cabeza Tango from Scent of a Woman (Gardel)

Puccini - "Che Gelida Manina" & Mustetta's Waltz (from La Boheme)

Schubert - Die Rose

Ragtime Two Step (Joplin)

Puccini - Nesun Dorma

Schubert - Wiegenlied

Rags - various (Joplin)

Verdi - The Force of Destiny (Overture)

Schumann - Traumeri

Romeo and Juliet love theme (Rola)

CHRTISMAS MUSIC

Shostakovich - Romance

Send in the Clowns (Sondheim)

Angels We Have Heard on High

Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Harbach/Kern)

Bell Carol

R Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier

Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin)

Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella

Strauss - Pizzicato Polka

Seven by the Beatles, inclduing: Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday,When I'm Sixty Four Lennon/McCartney)

Carol of the Drum

Strauss - The Blue Danube & Die Fledermaus Waltzes

Somewhere from West Side Story (Bernstein)

The Coventry Carol

Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Wood

Spread a Little Happiness (Ellis)

The First Noel

Strauss - Wiener Blut

Stormy Weather (Arlen)

Forest Green

Tchaikovsky - Dance of Mirlitons

Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Rood (Bock)

Good King Wenceslas

Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz

The Folks Who Live on the Hill (Kern)

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Traditional - Greensleeves

Tico Tico (Albreu)

He is Born, the Holy Child

BROADWAY, POPS, JAZZ & LATIN

Tonight from West Side Story (Bernstein)

The Holly and the Ivy

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Sherwin)

Truly (Richie)

I saw Three Ships

All I Ask of You from Phantom (Lloyd-Webber)

What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Legrand)

Jingle Bells

America from West Side Story (Bernstein)

You Light up My Life (Brooks)

Joy to the World

Annie highlights (Strouse)

You're the Inspiration (Foster)

March of the Kings

Anything Goes (Porter)

 

O Come, All Ye Faithful

As Time Goes By (Hupfeld)

 

O Holy Night

Bachinas Brazileiras No. 5 (Villa Lobos)

 

On the Day Everywhere

Begin the Beguine (Porter)

 

Ring Christmas Bells

Blue Tango (Anderson)

 

Silent Night, Holy Night

Chicago (Fisher)

 

Sleigh Ride

Come in from the Rain (Manchester)

 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Country Club (Joplin)

 

The Bainsfield String Quartet

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