Strung

Orchestra1
Price from £633
Location: West Midlands

Strung Up is a professional, vibrant string quartet with an eclectic playlist mixing classical music with lighter numbers, jazz and popular repertoire!

Biography


The Strung String Quartet is one of the most renowned quartets in the Midlands. This all female string ensemble have 15 years experience of playing at weddings and corporate functions. Strung Up is a professional, vibrant string quartet with an eclectic playlist mixing classical music with lighter numbers, jazz and popular repertoire. The quartet's versatile and entertaining repertoire includes music to suit any occasion – from Bach, Beethoven and Bacharach to Damien Rice, Adele, Snow Patrol and the Killers! The string quartet is extremely popular at wedding ceremonies and receptions, civil partnership ceremonies, society dinners, parties, balls, art exhibitions, product launches and corporate events.


The 'Strung String Quartet' was formed in the Midlands and each member studied at the top music conservatoires in England; the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Guildhall School of Music. The string quartet has a huge profile in Nottinghamshire and the Midlands. The string quartet has played at weddings and corporate functions in some of the country's finest venues including BelvoirCastle, Chatsworth House, Burghley House and Wroxhall Abbey. They have played for weddings on Guernsey and in France, for a corporate event in Brussels and performed concerts in the Caribbean including one on the exclusive island of Mustique.


Strung's clients include John Lewis, the Ministry of Defence, Mercedes-Benz, Boots, the RAF, Capital One, HSBC, Proctor and Gamble, English Heritage and the BBC.


Individual members of the string quartet have played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, the Northen Sinfonia, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (USA), the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, the Orchestra of St Johns and the Orchestra of the Swan. They have also performed in concert, on tour and on television alongside Will Young, Shakira, Rod Stewart, Il Divo, Robbie Williams, Simply Red, Procol Harum and Elton John.


The Strung Quartet is a reliable, sophisticated choice for your event. Some of their more modern repertoire has been specially arranged for the quartet and is unique to Strung Up.


The Strung String Quartet predominantly takes bookings for weddings in the East Midlands and West Midlands. Areas include; Nottinghamshire, The Vale of Belvoir, Rutland, Leicestershire, South & West Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Birmingham and Warwickshire.



Set List

Classical

Air from Suite No. 3 – Bach (listen)
Alla Siciliana – Handel
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart
Arioso – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Autumn (extracts from Four Seasons) – Vivaldi
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart
Badinerie – Bach
Barber of Seville – Rossini
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 – Bach
Canon – Pachelbel (listen)
Chaconne – Purcell
Concerto for Two Violins – Bach
Divertimento No. 1 – Mozart
Divertimento No. 2 – Mozart
Divertimento No. 3 – Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
Excerpts from the ‘Four Seasons’ – Vivaldi
Fur Elise – Beethoven
Hallelujah Chorus (from ‘The Messiah’) – Handel
Hornpipe from the Water Music – Handel (listen)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
La Rejouissance (Music for the Royal Fireworks) – Handel
Minuet in G Major – Beethoven
Musica Notturna di Madrid – Boccherini
Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Elgar
Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Orchestral Suite No 3 – Bach
Pachelbel’s Canon in D – Pachelbel
Panis Angelicus – Franck
Passacaglia – Handel
Pavane – Faure
Piano Concerto No 1 – ‘Andante’ – Mozart
Prelude from ‘Te Deum’ – Charpentier
Prince of Denmark’s March – Clarke
Radetzky March – Strauss
Rondo alla Turca – Mozart
Sheep may safely Graze – Bach
Sleepers Wake – Bach
Spring from the ‘Four Seasons’ Violin Concertos – Vivaldi
Stabat Mater Dolorosa – Pergolesi
Summer (extracts from Four Seasons) – Vivaldi
Tambourin – Gossec
Trumpet Tune in D – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Tuba Tune in D major – C S Lang
Wachet Auf – Bach
Water Music Extracts – Handel
Where e’er you walk – Handel
Winter (extracts from Four Seasons) – Vivaldi
Zadok the Priest – Handel

Romantic

Adagio from Pathetique Sonata – Beethoven
Adagio from Spartacus – Khachaturian
Arabesque No 2 – Debussy
Ave Maria – Schubert
Ballet from ‘Petite Suite’ – Debussy
Barcarolle – Offenbach
Bolero – Ravel
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) – Wagner
Bridal Procession – Grieg
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Chanson de Nuit – Elgar
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Con te Partiro – Sartori
Czardas from Coppelia – Delibes
Czardas from SwanLake – Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Swans – Tchaikovsky
Danse des Mirlitons – Tchaikovsky
Danse Espagnole – de Falla
Danse Espagnole – Granados
Ecossaise – Schubert
Espana – Chabrier
Flower Duet from ‘Lakme’ – Delibes
Golliwog’s Cake Walk – Debussy
Gymnopodie No 1 – Satie
Hoe Down (from ‘Rodeo’) – Copland
Holberg Suite – Gavotte – Grieg
Holberg Suite – Prelude – Grieg
Humoresque – Dvorak
Hungarian Dances (various) – Brahms
In the Hall of the Mountain King – Grieg
Intermezzo (from the ballet ‘Sylvia’) – Delibes
Intermezzo from ‘Carmen’ – Bizet
Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana – Mascagni (listen)
Jupiter (Theme from Planets) – Holst
Knightsbridge March – Eric Coates
Love theme from Romeo and Juliet – Tchaikovsky
Mazurka from Coppelia – Delibes
Meditation (from Thais) – Massenet
Morning from ‘Peer Gynt’ Suite – Grieg
Norwegian Dance No. 2 – Grieg
O Sole Mio – di Capua
Pas de Deux from Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky
Pie Jesu from ‘Requiem’ – Faure
Polonnaise Militaire op 40 no1 – Chopin
Polovtsian Dances ‘Prince Igor’ – Borodin
Prelude in E minor op 28 no4 – Chopin
Pulcinella – Overture – Stravinksy
Reverie – Debussy
Romance (from ‘The Gadfly’) – Shostakovich
Salut D’Amour – Elgar
Seguidilla from ‘Carmen’ – Bizet
Sicilienne – Von Paradis
Skater’s Waltz – Waldteufel
Slavonic Dances – various – Dvorak
Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky
Spanish Dance – Moskovski
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
The Swan – Saint-Saens
Thunder & Lightning Polka – J Strauss
To a Wild Rose – Macdowell
Traumerei / Dreaming – Schumann
Trepak (from the Nutcracker) – Tchaikovsky
Valse Lente from Coppelia – Delibes
Violin Concerto – Adagio – Bruch
Violin Concerto-2nd movement – Mendelssohn
Waltz – Grieg
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky
Waltz from SwanLake – Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers – Tchaikovsky
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – Grieg
Wedding March from ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ – Mendelssohn (listen)

Light Classical

Basse Dance from the Capriol Suite – Peter Warlock
Blue Danube Waltz – Strauss
Can-Can – Offenbach
Cavatina – Myers
Champagne Galop – Lumbye
Chi Mai – Morricone
Clog Dance from ‘La Fil mal Gardee’ – Herold
Cock Linnet – Collins/Leigh arr. Martelli
Czardas – Monti
Dance of the Comedians – Smetana
Diplomat’s Polka – Strauss
Emporer Waltz – Strauss
Entry of the Gladiators – Fucik
Fandango Espagnol – Chabrier
Forgotten Dreams – Leroy Anderson
Funiculi, Funicula – Denza
Gold & Silver Waltz – Lehar
Greensleeves – Trad
Irish Sherry (incl. ‘Danny Boy’) – Trad/O’Carolan arr. Martelli (listen)
Libertango – Piazolla
LibertyBell – Sousa
Liechtes Blute Polka – Strauss
March of the Devils – Suppe
Moonlight and Roses – Lemare
Palladio – Jenkins
Pizzicato Polka – Strauss
Plink, Plank, Plunk – Leroy Anderson
RAF March Past – Walford Davies
Roses from the South – J Strauss II
Rule Britannia – Arne
Schon Rosmarin – Kreisler
Stars and Stripes Forever – Sousa
The Teddy Bear’s Picnic – J.W.Bratton
The Typewriter – Anderson
Washington Post – Sousa
William Tell Overture – Rossini

Opera

Aragonese from Carmen – Bizet
Au fond du temple saint (duet from the Pearl Fishers) – Bizet
Brindisi – ‘Drinking Song’ from ‘La Traviata’ – Verdi
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves – Verdi
Danse Boheme – Bizet
Excerpts from ‘Carmen’ – Bizet
Galop from ‘La Vie Parisienne’ – Offenbach
Give me thy Hand (from Don Giovanni) – Mozart
Habanera from Carmen – Bizet
I got plenty of nothing – Gershwin
Let’s call the whole thing off – Gershwin
Marriage of Figaro – Non piu andrai – Mozart
Marriage of Figaro – Overture – Mozart
Marriage of Figaro – Voi che Sapete – Mozart
Nessum Dorma – Puccini
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Prelude to Carmen – Bizet
Quartet from ‘Rigoletto’ – Verdi
The Bird Catcher (from the Magic Flute) – Mozart
Three Little Maids (from ‘Mikado’) – Arthur Sullivan

Jazz

A Foggy Day – Gershwin
A nightingale sang – Manning Sherwin
All of you – Cole Porter
At Last – Etta James
Begin the Beguine – Cole Porter
Beyond the Sea – Darin
Candyman – Sammy Davis Jnr
Close to you – Burt Bacharach
Come Fly with Me – Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Concerto for Cootie – Duke Ellington
Dancing Cheek to Cheek – Berlin
Doin’ the Crazy Walk – Ellington
Embraceable You – Gershwin
Every Time we say Goodbye – Cole Porter
Fascinatin’ Rhythm – Gershwin
Fly me to the Moon – Bart Howard
Guantanamera – Pete Seeger
Harry Lime Theme – Anton Karas
I feel Good – James Brown
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
I Love You – Cole Porter
I’m gonna wash that man right out of my hair – Rodgers
I’ve got you under my skin – Cole Porter
In the Mood – Glen Miller
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing – Ellington
It’s alright with me – Cole Porter
It’s de-lovely – Cole Porter
Just another Rumba – Gershwin
La Bamba – Richie Valens
Let there be Love – Nat King Cole
Let’s Do It – Cole Porter
Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Nat King Cole
Love is Here to Stay – Gershwin
Makin’ Whoopee – Donaldson (listen)
Me and Mr Jones – Billy Paul
Misty – Errol Garner
Mr Bojangles – Jerry Jeff Walker
New York, New York – Kander
Nice Work if you can get it – Gershwin
Night and Day – Cole Porter
On the Sunny Side of the Street – McHugh
Pennies from Heaven – Arthur Johnson
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps – Osvaldo Farres
S’wonderful – Gershwin
Satin Doll – Duke Ellington
Second Time Around – Cole Porter
Singing in the Rain – Nacio Herb BrownSlap that Bass – Gershwin
Somebody loves me – Gershwin
Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
Summertime – Gershwin
Swanee – Gershwin
Take Five – Paul Desmond
Take the ‘A’ train – Billy Strayhorn
That Certain Feeling – Gershwin
That’s Amore – Harry Warren
The Folks who Live on the Hill – Jerome Kern
The Girl from Ipanema – Antonio Carlos Jobim
These Boots are made for Walking – Lee Hazelwood
They all laughed… – Gershwin
What is this thing called love? – Cole Porter
You’re the Top – Cole Porter

Popular

A Hard Day’s Night – Beatles
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
Asleep in the Back – Elbow
Back in the USSR – Lennon & McCartney
Beautiful Day – U2
Big Spender – Cy Coleman
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
California Girls – Beach Boys
Cannonball – Damien Rice
Can’t buy me love – Lennon/McCartney
Can’t take my eyes off you – Crewe & Gaudio
Charlie Brown – Coldplay
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Come on Eileen – Dexys MidnightRunners
Congratulations – Martin & Coulter
Crazy for You – Madonna
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Dancing Queen – Abba
Day Tripper – Lennon & McCartney
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
Endless Love – Richie
Evergreen – Will Young
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Every Breath you Take – Sting
Fields of Gold – Sting
Fix You – Coldplay
Flying without Wings – Westlife
Gimme Gimme Gimme – ABBA
God Only Knows – Brian Wilson
Good Riddance – Greenday
Got to get you into my Life – Beatles
Greatest Day – Take That
Hallelujah – Cohen
Have I told you lately… – Van Morrison
Here Come the Girls – Toussaint
Here comes the Sun – Beatles
Hero – Enrique Iglesias
Hey Jude – Paul McCartney
How Deep is your love? – The Bee Gees
I Can See Clearly Now – Nash
I do I do I do – Abba
I Get Around – Beach Boys
I Just Called to Say I love you – Stevie Wonder
I just can’t stop loving you – Michael Jackson
I only want to be with you – Hawker & Raymonde
I Want to Hold your Hand – Beatles
I’m into something good – Herman Hermits
Imagine – John Lennon
In my Place – Coldplay
It Must be Love – Madness
It’s all about You – McFly
Kiss from a Rose – Seal
Let it Be – Beatles
Light my Fire – The Doors
Live and Let Die – Paul McCartney
Love & Marriage – Van Heusen
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Beatles
Mack the Knife – Darin
Make you feel my Love – Adele
Mamma Mia – Abba
Money, Money, Money – Abba
Moondance – Van Morrison (listen)
Moonlight in Vermont – Suessdorf
Mr Brightside – Killers
Mrs. Robinson – Paul Simon
Music to Watch Girls By – Andy Williams
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
My Girl – The Temptations
Nights in White Satin – Justin Hayward
Nobody does it Better – Carly Simon
Numb – Linkin Park
Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
One Day Like This – Elbow
Only Girl in the World – Rihanna
Only Time – Enya
Paradise – Coldplay
Penny Lane – Lennon-McCartney
Rule the World – Take That
Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
She (“Notting Hill” soundtrack) – Elvis Costello
Shiny Happy People – REM
Slipping through my Fingers – Abba
Son of a Preacher – Hurley & Wilkins
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Soul Bossa Nova – Quincy Jones
Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Strangers in the Night – Bert Kaempfert
Summer Holiday – Welch & Bennett
Sunny Afternoon – Ray Davies
Sway – Dean Martin
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns n Roses
Sweet HomeAlabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Take a Chance on Me – Abba
Thank you for the Music – Abba
The Chain (Grand Prix theme) – Fleetwood Mac
The One I Love – David Gray
The Winner takes it All – Abba
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Truely – Lionel Richie
Try a Little Tenderness (‘from ‘The Commitments’) – Andrew Strong
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Waterloo – Abba (listen)
Waterloo Sunset – Ray Davies
What a Wonderful World – Weiss & Thiele
Whatever – Oasis
When I’m 64 – McCartney
When you were young – Killers
Wind Beneath my Wings – Silbar & Henley
With or Without You – U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow Submarine – Beatles
Yesterday – Lennon and McCartney
Yesterday Once More – The Bee Gees
YMCA – The Village People
You raise me up – Westlife
You’re the first, the last, my Everything – Barry White
Your Song – Elton John
You’re Beautiful – James Blunt

Latin American / Tangos

Blue Tango – Leroy Anderson
Cherry Pink – Pablo Beltran
Dark Eyes – Trad.
El Choclo – Villoldo
Habanera – Halffter
Jalousie Tango – Jacob Gade
La Cumparsita – Rodriguez
La Paloma – Sebastian Iradier
Por Una Cabeza – Gardel (listen)
Tango – Albeniz
Tomo Y Obligo – Carlos Gardel

Musicals

All I ask of you – Lloyd Webber
All that Jazz – Kander
America from West Side Story – Bernstein
Anything Goes – Cole Porter
Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
Chicago – Fred Fisher (listen)
Consider Yourself – From ‘Oliver’
Get me to the Church on Time – Loewe
Happy Talk – Rodgers & Hammerstien
Hernando’s Hideaway – Alder & Ross
I Could Have Danced All Night – Lerner & Lowe (listen)
I feel pretty – Bernstein
Leaning on a Lamppost – George Formby
Love Changes Everything – Andrew Lloyd Webber
Music of the Night – Lloyd Webber
Officer Krupke from West Side Story – Bernstein
On the Street where you live – Loewe
One Hand, One Heart – Bernstein
Puttin’ on the Ritz – Berlin
Raindrops keep falling on my Head – Bacharach
Smoke get in your Eyes (from Roberta) – Jerome Kern
Sunrise, Sunset (from “Fiddler on the Roof”) – Jerry Bock
There’s no Business like Show Business – Irving Berlin
Tonight from West Side Story – Bernstein
Walking the Dog – Gershwin

Film & Television

Balcony Scene from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet – Craig Armstrong
Dambusters March – Eric Coates
Final Countdown – Joey Tempest
Gabriel’s Oboe from ‘The Mission’ – Ennio Morricone
Goldfinger – John Barry
Hopipolla – Sigur Ros
James Bond theme tune – Barry
Jeeves & Wooster theme – Anne Dudley
Lara’s Theme – Maurice Jarre
Mad Dogs & Englishmen – Noel Coward
MoonRiver – Henry Mancini
Prime Minister’s Love Theme (Love Actually) – Craig Armstrong
Schindler’s List Theme – John Williams
She (“Notting Hill” soundtrack) – Elvis Costello
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen
Theme from Love Story – Francis Lai
Theme from ‘Poirot’ – Christopher Gunning
Theme from ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – Carl Davis
Up Where we Belong – Nitzsche & Sainte-Marie
Zorba’s Dance – Theodorakis / Trad

Ragtime

Country Club – Scott Joplin (listen)
Easy Winners – Joplin
Elite Syncopations – Joplin
Entertainer – Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag – Scott Joplin
Paragon Rag – Scott Joplin
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Rialto Ripples – Gershwin

Christmas

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire – Torme and Wells
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Hugh Martin
I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas – Berlin
It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas – Meredith Wilson
Let it Snow – Jule Styne
Mary’s Boy Child – Jester Hairston
Santa Baby – Monroe
Sleigh RIde – Anderson
The Christmas Song – Torme & Wells
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