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Weddings and Civil Partnerships...

We strive to provide the best possible accompaniment to your very special day, and we look forward to hearing about the plans for your own wedding or civil partnership!

"Martin & I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much to the Bath Spa for adding to and making our special day even more so. The memories will last forever and we’re both so pleased & happy that “our quartet” was all that we wished for." ~ Martin & Emma.

“I recently engaged this marvellous string quartet as a surprise for our friends at their wedding reception. The musicians arrived at the appointed hour, set up and were playing in time for the arrival of the happy couple making the surprise complete. We left the choice of music to them and their repertoire was perfect for the occasion. Booking was painless and they give great value for money. Our friends had a wonderful day and as they said, the string quartet was the icing on the cake”. ~ Ken W., Cirencester.

Our 2 - 3 hour minimum session will usually cover a civil wedding ceremony with background music for seating the guests, through to the ceremony and the champagne reception. We are happy to play for longer and our specially discounted four hour session, in addition to the above, would also provide music for the majority of the wedding breakfast.
Please note that when choosing music for your civil ceremony, no religious items are permitted.

~ Ceremony Favourites ~

The list provided below includes some of our most popular classical requests. However, we are happy to play music of other styles for your wedding ceremony. If you would like any more suggestions, please just ask us.

The music choices for your ceremony need to be approved with your registrar approximately one month before your ceremony, though we request that you provide us with your music list 12 weeks prior to your wedding, so that we have time to rehearse any of the more unusual choices.

The Musicians

Processional or Recessional:
'The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba' - Handel
‘Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G’ - JS Bach
'La Rejouissance' - from the Royal Fireworks Music, Handel
'Hornpipe in D' - from The Water Music, Handel
'Canon in D' - Pachelbel
'Trumpet Voluntary' - Stanley

Signing of the Register:
'The Flower Duet' - Delibes
'Air on the G String' - Bach
'Chanson de Matin' - Elgar
‘Slow movement of Winter’ - Vivaldi
‘Celebrated Minuet’ - Boccherini
‘Slow movement of the Double Violin Concerto in D minor’ - JS Bach

Some clients choose also to have a solo spot where the quartet will play a piece of music for you and your guests to listen to. This may be one of your favourite classical pieces or it could be an arrangement made for you, of a popular song that means something special. If you would like us to arrange a request for you (i.e. something which is outside of our current repertoire) please allow us at least 8 weeks notice. Please note, there is a small additional fee for this service.

~ Special Arrangements ~

Here are a few of the songs previous clients have requested:
'Baby Just Cares For Me' - Nina Simone
'Bittersweet Symphony' - The Verve
'My Best Friend' - Don Williams
'Gabriel’s Oboe' - Morriconi
‘Theme from The Thunderbirds’ - Barry Gray

Drinks Reception & Wedding Breakfast:
After consultation with you, the music for the remainder of the wedding is usually selected by the quartet from our extensive repertoire. This would usually include a mixture of styles to suit guests of all ages or solely classical repertoire if you prefer.

'The Muppet Theme' - Henson/Pottle
'The Entertainer' - Scott Joplin
'In a Sentimental Mood' - Duke Ellington
'Anything Goes' - Cole Porter
'The Dance of the Mirlitons' - Tchaikovsky
'Meditation' - from Thais' Massenet
'Calico Rag' - Joplin
'Lullaby of Birdland' - Shearing
'Eine Kleine Nacht Musik' - Mozart
'Summertime' - Gershwin
'Some Enchanted Evening' - Rogers & Hammerstein
‘Medley of Songs’ - The Beatles
‘My Fair Lady’ - Frederick Loewe
‘Moon River’ - Mancini
‘Romance from The Gadfly’ - Shostakovitch
‘Canzonetta from the Violin Concerto’ - Tchaikovsky
‘O Sole Mio’ - Di Capua
‘Radetsky March’ - J Strauss

For a full repertoire list please click here.

If you require other musicians for your ceremony or evening entertainment please just ask us when you make your enquiry, as we can often recommend local musicians to you. For further details please visit our Agency page.

Photos by kind permission of Chris Grant wedding & portrait photographer.

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