Four Strings

Four Strings is an ensemble that specialises in classical and light music entertainment for weddings, functions, corporate events, parties and concerts. The group can be hired as a String Quartet, a Trio (violin, viola and cello), a Duo (violin and cello) and Solo (cello) or can be expanded into a small string orchestra comprising of eight musicians.
The presentation can be formal or more relaxed; coordinated ball gowns, evening wear or smart casual.

About Four Strings

This exceptional string quartet has performed at a wide range of prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, and Blenheim Palace. The players have worked with the likes of Joan Armatrading, Take That, Alesha Dixon, Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Peter Gabriel to name a few; and on another note The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Moscow City Ballet; plus West End shows Matilda, Ghost, Les Miserables and Lion King again to name a few.

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Repertoire

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE – Composers in alphabetical order 
Belle of the Ball Waltz  – Anderson
Adagio – Albinoni
Air on a G String  –  J.S. Bach
Double Violin Concerto  –  J.S. Bach
Brandenburg Concertos nos 2 and 3  –  J.S. Bach
Badinerie  –  J.S. Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze  –  J.S. Bach
Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena)  –  J.S. Bach
Arioso from Cantata no 156  –  J.S. Bach
Bist Du Bei Mir  –  J.S. Bach
Cantata no 140  –  J.S. Bach
Two Chorale Preludes  –  J.S. Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  –  J.S. Bach
Violin Concerto mve. 1 in E major  –  J.S. Bach
Ave Maria  –  Bach/Gounod
Adagio for strings  –  Barber
Rumanian Folk Dances  –  Bartok
Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata  –  Beethoven
5th Symphony, mve 1  –  Beethoven
Fur Elise  –  Beethoven
Ode to Joy  –  Beethoven
Selection from Carmen  – Bizet
Prince Igor  –  Borodin
Hungarian Dances  –  Brahms
O Sole Mio – Capua
Selection of Waltzes  –  Chopin
Polonaise – Chopin
By the Sleepy Lagoon – Coates
Dambusters March – Coates
Sailors Hornpipe – Coates
Hoe-down from Rodeo  –  Copland
Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo –  Copland
Christmas Concerto  – Corelli
Butterfly Waltz – Crain
Clair de Lune  – Debussy
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
Cake-walk – Debussy
Copelia Medley – Delibes
Flower Duet from Lakme –  Delibes
Funiculi Funicula  – Denza
Toccata – Dubois
Humoresque –  Dvorak
Largo from the New World Symphony  –  Dvorak
Waltz from Symphony no. 8  –  Dvorak
Chanson de Matin and Nuit –  Elgar
Salut d’Amour –  Elgar
Nimrod –  Elgar
Pavane  –  Faure
Panis Angelicus  – Frank
Prelude no. 2  –  Gershwin
Morning from Peer Gynt  –  Greig
Gavotte from Holberg Suite – Greig
Norwegian Dance no 2 – Greig
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – Greig
Ave maria – Gounod
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Water Music  – Handel
Largo  – Handel
Violin Sonata in D major – Handel
La Rejouissance  – Handel
Serenade – Haydn
Gypsy Life – Herbert
Anniversary Waltz – Ivanovici
Allegretto – Kreisler
Caprice Viennois – Kreisler
Liebesfreud – Kreisler
Leibeslied – Kreisler
Midnight Bells Waltz – Kreisler
Schon Rosmarin – Kreisler
The Old Refrain – Kreisler
Merry Widow Waltzes – Lehar
Adagietto from Symphony 5 – Mahler
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Sinfonia and Final Duet (L’incoronazione di Poppea) – Monteverdi
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
Divertimeni in D, Bb and F – Mozart
Marriage of Figaro (wedding march) – Mozart
Allelujah – Mozart
Figaro Overture –  Mozart
Symphony in G Minor – Mozart
Wedding March – Mendelsson
Cavatina – Myers
Barcarolle – Offenbach
Canon – Pachelbel
Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme – Puccini
Musetta’s Waltz – Puccini
Chacony – Purcell
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary  – Purcell
Two Rondeaux from The Fairy Queen  – Purcell
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Rachmaninov
Vocalise – Rachmaninov
Bolero – Ravel
Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin – Ravel
Pavane pour une infante defunte – Ravel
Selection of Waltzes – Richard Rogers
Barber of Seville – Rossini
William Tell Overture – Rossini
Dance Macabre – Saint Saens
The Swan – Saint Saens
Romanza Andaluza – Sarasate
3 Gymnopedies – Satie
Ave Maria – Schubert
Standchen – Schubert
Traumerei – Schumann
Romance – Schostakovich
Liberty Bell – Sousa
Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time – Stolz
Czardas from Die Fledermaus – Strauss
Blue Danube Waltz – Strauss
Die Fledermaus Waltzes – Strauss
Pizzicato Polka – Strauss
Radetzky March – Strauss
Tales from the Vienna Woods – Strauss
Trish Trash Polka – Strauss
Wiener Blut Waltzes – Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier – Strauss R.
Cantabile – Tartini
Amazing Grace – Traditional
Greensleeves – Traditional
Golden Earrings – Traditional
Russian Dance – Tchaikovsky
Selection from the Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky
Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Concerto Grossi in A and D minor – Vivaldi
La Forza del Destino – Verdi
Bachianas Brazileiras – Villa Lobos
Ride of the Valkyries – Wagner
Tannhäuser Overture – Wagner
Bridal Chorus – Wagner 
LIGHT REPERTOIRE 
All I Ask of You from “Phantom”- Lloyd Webber
Abba Medley – Anderson/Ulvaeus
A Little Chaos – Gregson
America from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
A Million Dreams – Greatest Showman
An American in Paris – Gershwin
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annie Highlights – Strouse
Anything Goes – Porter
Ashokan Farewell from “The Civil War” – Ungar
As Time Goes By – Hupfield
A Thousand Years – Perri
At Last – Etta James
Bad Romance – Gaga
Bass Vile Blues – Devinez
Beatles Selection – Beatles
Beautiful Day – Evans/Clayton/Hewson/Mullen
Begin the Beguine – Porter
Blue Tango – Anderson
Beside the Seaside – Glover
Beethoven’s Five Secrets – Beethoven
Bittersweet Symphony – Jagger
Bohemian Rapsody – Queen
Bring me Sunshine – Kent
Cabaret – Kander/Ebb
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Clapton
Can’t Take My Eyes off You – Gaudio
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – Elton John
Changes – Bowie
Charlie Brown – Coldplay
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Chicago –  Fisher
Chi Mai – Morricone
Clocks – Coldplay
Close to You – Bacharach
Cock Linnet – Collins/Leigh
Come in From the Rain – Manchester
Come What May from Moulin Rouge – Baerwald
Concerning Hobbits – Shore
Country Medley – Trad.
Czardas – Monti
Dances with Wolves – John Barry
Danzas Argentinas No 2 – Ginastera
Dark Eyes – Trad
Dexter’s Tune (Awakenings) – Newman
Do It Again – Gershwin
Don’t Look Back in Anger – Gallagher
ELO – Mr Blue Sky
El Choco Tango – Villoldo
El Tango de Roxanne – Moulin Rouge
Embraceable You – Gershwin
Evergreen – Streisand
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Every Time we say Goodbye – Porter
Everything I Do – Adams
Everywhere – Mc Vie
Faulty Towers theme – Wilson
Feeling Good – Muse
Feelings – Albert
Fields of Gold – Sting
Forgotten Dreams – Anderson
For Just a Moment – Foster
Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
Game of Thrones – Djawadi
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams
Gimme, Gimme, Gimme – Andersson
Greatest Day – Take That
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Goldfinger – Barry
Goodbye to Love – Carpenters
Halleluja – Buckley
Handbags and Gladrags – d’Abo
Happy – Williams
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Hawaii Five 0 Theme – Setzer
Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter – John Williams
Hello – Richie
Hernando’s Hideaway/Light my Fire – Ross/Doors
Hey Soul Sister – Train
Hoppipolla (Planet earth theme)
Hotel California – The Eagles
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Hushabye Mountain (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) – Sherman
I do I do I do – Tom Jones
I Don’t Know How to Love Him – Lloyd Webber
I Feel Pretty from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
I got Rhythm Variations – Gershwin
I Love Paris – Porter
Il Mondo – Fontana
I’m Yours – Jason Marz
Inspector Morse Theme – Pheloung
Irish Sherry – Trad./Carolan
If You Could Read My Mind – Lightfoot
In the Mood – Garland
It Don’t Mean a Thing – Ellington
James Bond Themes – Norman/ Barry
Jalousie Tango – Gade
Jeeves and Wooster Theme – Dudley
Jurassic Park Theme – Williams
Just Another Rhumba – Gershwin
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
King and I selection – Rogers
Kiss From a Rose – Seal
Kissing You – Des’ree
La Bamba – Trad.
Ladies in Lavender – Hess
Laura – Raskin
La Vie en Rose – Louiguy
La Cumparsita – Rodrigez
La Paloma – Iradier
Leaving on a Jet Plane – Denver
Lets Do It – Porter
Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Berlin
Let’s go Fly a Kite – Sherman
Let’s Stay Together – Green
Libertango – Piazzolla
Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Londonderry Air – Trad.
Looney Tunes Fugue – Naughtin
Love and Marriage – Heusen
Love Theme from “The Godfather” – Rota
Love Yourself – Justin Beiber
Loyko – Trad.
Make you Feel my Love – Adele
Makin’ Whoopee – Donaldson
Mamma Mia – Anderson
Manha de Carnaval from “Black Orpheus” – Bonfa
March from Star Wars – John Williams
Maria from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Memory from “Cats” – Lloyd Webber
Mission Impossible – Schifrin
Misty – Garner
Moondance – Van Morrison
Moon River – Mancini
Morenita do Brazil – Fragrant
Music of the Night from “Phantom” – Lloyd Webber
Music to Watch Girls by – Velona
My Funny Valentine – Rogers
My Girl – The Temptations
My Heart Will Go On from “Titanic” – Horner
My Way – Revaux
Natal Variations (Happy Birthday) – Naughtin
New York New York – Xander
Noites Cariocas – Bandolim
Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O Connor
Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
One Day Like This – Elbow
One Hand One Heart from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
Orange Blossom Special – Rouse
Over a Rainbow – Arlen
Palladio – Jenkins
Paradise – Coldplay
Pennies From Heaven – Johnson
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley – Badelt
Poirot Theme – Gunning
Portuguese Love Song from Love Actually – Armstrong
Por Una Cabeza Tango from “Scent of a Woman” – Gardel
Pride and Prejudice Theme – Davis
Purple Haze – Hendrix
Queen Medley – Queen
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Raiders March (Raiders of the Lost Ark) – John williams
Red Sails in the Sunset – Williams
River Flows In You – Yiruma
Romeo and Juliet Love Theme – Rota
Rule the World – Take That
Say Something – McCartney
Scarborough Fair – Trad./Bowles
Selection of Christmas Music/Carols – Various composers
Selection of Hymns – Various composers
Selection of Rags – Joplin
Send in the Clowns – Sondheim
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
She – Aznavour
Someone Like You – Adele
Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Somewhere from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
Songbird – McVie
Stormy Weather – Arlen
Suddenly – Diamond
Summertime – Gershwin
Sunrise Sunset – Bock
Sway/Cherry Pink – Beltran
Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns and Roses
Take the A train – Strayhorn
Tale as Old as Time (Sleeping Beauty) – Menken
That’s Amore – Warren
The Folks who Live on the Hill – Kern
The Greatest Day – Take That
The Gremlin Rag (Gremlins) – Jerry Goldsmith
The Harry Lime Theme – Karas
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
The Magnificent Seven – Bernstein
The Portrait – Horner
The Prayer (Quest for Camelot) – Sager/Foster
The Simpsons – Elfman
The Throne Room (Star Wars) – John Williams
Theme from “Summer of 42” – Legrand
Thriller – Jackson
Thunderbirds Theme – Gray
Tanguedia – Piazzolla
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Tico-Tico – Abreu
Tonight – Bernstein
Truely – Richie
Unchained Melody – Zaret/North
Uptown Funk – Ronson
Viva la Vida – Berryman
What’s New? – Haggart
What are you Doing for the Rest of Your Life? – Brooks
When I Fall in Love – Young
When I First Saw You – Krieger
Wings – Birdy
Wonderful Tonight – Clapton
Without You – David Guetta
You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman – King
You Only Live Twice – Barry
You Raise Me Up – Graham/Lovland
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
You’re the Inspiration – Foster
Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher and Higher – Jackson

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I would like to apologise for missing you at the end of your session, I was so sorry that I did not thank you all in person, but the day seemed to go in a daze. I did run out to the car park, but according to the band I had just missed you. Julia, Amelia and I would like to thank you so much for making the day, your playing was wonderful and our guest commented on your superb performance, which definitely raises the tone! So once again, Thank you

5/5
Richard and Julia Holloway

“Hi Laura, It was lovely to meet you both on Saturday. Thank you so much for the beautiful music -Mum was thrilled & it really gave the party a lovely atmosphere. We will hopefully see you again in the future,

5/5
Sarah
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