The Aberdeen String Quartet - String Quartet

This Scottish string quartet plays in castles, churches, hotels, art galleries and concert halls, even outdoors - weather permitting - throughout the North East of Scotland and further afield by special arangement.

Founded in 1995, the quartet regularly plays at weddings (ceremonies, receptions and meals) as well as corporate dinners, exhibition openings, anniversary events, and in fact any special occasion. Private concerts, funerals and memorial events can also be considered.

The quartet has built its fine reputation by performing a varied repertoire of music to a high professional standard, with enthusiasm and passion. The repertoire includes well-known classics, as well as show, opera, pop, light jazz and folk arrangements. Programmes can be tailored to your own particular requirements. The quartet's live music will help create a very special atmosphere and bring class and elegance to your event.

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The Aberdeen String Quartet - String Quartet Repertoire

Light Classics

  • Albinoni - Adagio
  • Bach - Suite in D major
  • Bach  - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach - Air
  • Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Bach - Sleepers Awake
  • Bach - Badinerie
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • Boccherini - Minuet
  • Boccherini - Minuet
  • Borodin - Potovetsian Dances from "Prionce Igor"
  • Borodin - Nocturne (from second string quartet)
  • Boyce - Symphony no. 4
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dance no. 5
  • Charpentier - Te Deum
  • Chopin - Prelude in E Minor
  • Clarke - Trumpet  Voluntary
  • Claude Debussy - Le Petit Nègre
  • Debussy - Golliwogg's Cake-Walk (from "Children's Corner"
  • Debussy - Clair de Lune
  • Dvorak - Humoresque
  • Elgar - Chanson de Matin
  • Elgar - Salut d'Amour
  • Elgar - Chanson de Nuit
  • Elgar - Nimrod (from "Enigma Variations"
  • Fauré - Pavane
  • Fibich - Poem
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus
  • Grieg - Morning (from "Peer Gynt")
  • Grieg - Gavotte (from "Holberg Suite")
  • Grünfeld - Waltz
  • Händel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
  • Händel - Aria from "Xerxes"
  • Händel - March from "Scipio"
  • Händel - Suite from "Music for the Royal Fireworks"
  • Händel - Suite from "The Water Music"
  • Händel - Largo
  • Haydn - Serenade
  • Haydn - Minuet and Trio (from Surprise Symphony)
  • Liszt - Liebestraum
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Mouret - Rondeau
  • Mozart - Alla Turca
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Mozart - String Quartet KV 157
  • Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Offenbach - Can-can
  • Offenbach - Galop from "La Vie Parisienne"
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune
  • Rubinstein - Melody in F
  • Saint-Saens - The Swan
  • Schubert - Serenade
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Strauss - Radetzki March
  • Strauss - Blue Danube
  • Strauss - Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
  • Strauss - Wiener Blut
  • Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
  • Tchaikovski - March from "The Nutcracker"
  • Tchaikovski - Danse des Mirlitons (from "The Nutcracker"
  • Tchaikovski - Selection from "Swan Lake
  • Tchaikovski - Chanson Triste
  • Träumerei - Schumann
  • Verdi - Andantino from "La Forza del Destino"
  • Vivaldi - Spring
  • Vivaldi - Largo from "Winter"
  • Wagner - Wedding March

Opera 

  • Bizet - Habañera from "Carmen"
  • Bizet - The Toreador's Song from "Carmen"
  • Bizet - Entr'acte from "Carmen"
  • Bizet - Prelude to Carmen
  • Delibes - Mazurka from Coppélia
  • Delibes - Flower song from "Lakme"
  • Gounod - Chanson du Roi from "Faust"
  • Gounod - Aria from "Faust"
  • Mascagni - Intermezzo from "Cavalleri Rusticana"
  • Massenet - Méditation de Thaïs
  • Mozart - Birdcatcher's Song from "Magic Flute"
  • Mozart - Bei Männern from "Magic Flute"
  • Mozart - Aria from "Don Giovanni"
  • Mozart - Aria from "Marriage of Figaro"
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle from "Tales of Hoffman"
  • Puccini - O mio babbino caro from "Gianni Schicchi"
  • Puccini - Aria from "La Bohème"
  • Puccini - Nessun Dorma from "Turandot"
  • Verdi - Ballata from "Rigoletto"
  • Verdi - Aria from "La Traviata"

Pop and Ballads

  • Abba - Selection
  • Adele - Make You feel my Love
  • Adele - Skyfall
  • Alan Silvestri - Father of the Bride
  • Amanda McBroom - The Rose
  • Beatles - All you need is Love
  • Beatles - Michelle
  • Beatles - Norwegian Wood
  • Beatles - Strawberry Fields forever
  • Beatles - Eight Days a Week
  • Beatles - When I'm Sixty Four
  • Beatles - And I love her
  • Beatles - A hard Day's Night
  • Biffy Clyro - When we collide
  • Charles Fox - Killing me softly with his Song
  • Charlie McKerron - Bulgarian Red
  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida
  • Coldplay - Yellow
  • David Baerwald - Come what May (Moulin Rouge)
  • Elbow - One Day like this
  • Elton John - Candle in the Wind
  • Elvis Presley - All shook up
  • Elvis Presley - Can’t help falling in Love
  • Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
  • Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel
  • Eva Cassidy - Songbird
  • Francesco Sartori - Con te partiro (Time to say Goodbye)
  • Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child o’ mine
  • Howard Goodall - Blackadder
  • Julian Lloyd-Webber - Think of me
  • Lumineers - Ho Hey
  • Madness - It must be Love
  • Michael Kamen - Everything I do I do it for you
  • Noble - Love is the sweetest Thing
  • Oasis - Little by Little
  • Oasis - Whatever
  • Paul Simon - Bridge of troubled Water
  • Queen - You’re my best Friend
  • Sigur Ros - Hoppípolla
  • Sting - Fields of Gold
  • Take That - Rule the World
  • Take That - Greatest Day
  • Franki Valli - Can’t take my Eyes off You

Folk

  • Burns - My Love is like a red, red Rose
  • C Collins - Cock Linnet
  • H Park - Slow Air, March, Strathspey and Reel
  • Michael Korb - Highland Cathedral
  • Niel Gow - Scottish Suite
  • Phil Cunningham - Miss Rowan Davies
  • Teddy Bor - McMozart's Eine kleine bricht Moonlicht Nicht Musik
  • Trad. - Scotland the brave
  • Trad. - The Road and the Miles to Dundee
  • Trad. - Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Trad. - Jenny's Bawbee, Fairy Dance, Hamilton House
  • Trad. - Fairy Dance
  • Trad. - Hamilton House
  • Trad. - Lord Rosslyn's fancy
  • Trad. - The Muckin o' Geordies Byre
  • Trad. - Wild Rose of the Mountain
  • Trad. - Londonderry Air

Rags

  • Clarence Woods - Slippery Elm Rag
  • Scott Joplin - Country Club
  • Scott Joplin - Paragon Rag
  • Scott Joplin - Scott Joplin's new Rag
  • Scott Joplin - The Easy Winners

Jazz

  • Donaldson - Makin' Whoopee
  • Ellington - In a sentimnental Mood
  • Ellington - Caravan
  • Gershwin - Embraceable You
  • Gershwin - I got Rhythm
  • Gershwin - The Man I love
  • Gershwin - Someone to watch over me
  • Gershwin - Swanee
  • Gershwin - Love is here to stay
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gershwin - By Strauss
  • Howard - Fly me to the Moon
  • Jobim - The Girl from Ipanema
  • Porter - Anything goes
  • Porter - Every Time we say good-bye
  • Shearing - Lullaby of Birdland
  • Thielemans - Bluesette

Shows

  • Chess - I know him so well
  • Evita - Don't cry for me Argentina
  • High Society - True Love
  • High Society - You’re sensational
  • Les Misérables - I dreamed a Dream
  • Sound of Music - Selection
  • Sweet Charity - Big Spender
  • West Side Story - Maria

Film

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's  Moon River
  • E.T. -  Theme from E.T.
  • Mancini - Pink Panther
  • Last of the Mohicans - The Gael
  • John Williams - Schindler's List
  • John Williams - Love Theme (Superman)
  • Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe
  • The Godfather - Speak Softly Love

The Aberdeen String Quartet - String Quartet Feedback

“I hired the Aberdeen String Quartet to perform at my wedding on Saturday 5th July 2014. I cannot praise the group highly enough. All our guests commented on the beautiful and professional performance. It really helped to set the perfect mood for our perfect day”
Cara MacLeod Moray (July 2014 )

"I hired the Aberdeen string quartet to perform at my wedding on Saturday 5th July 2014. I cannot praise the group highly enough. All our guests commented on the beautiful and professional performance. It really helped to set the perfect mood for our perfect day. Many thanks," Cara MacLeod, July 2014