The Midlands String Ensemble - String Quartet & Trio

These professional, qualified musicians all studied at The Birmingham Conservatoire and play for wedding ceremonies and receptions, business and corporate functions, concerts and also for a variety of other celebrations including birthdays and anniversaries.

Members of the quartet have performed with many well known celebrities including Russell Watson, Cliff Richard, Chris de Burgh and Barry Manilow.

They also have experience with the English Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Mid Wales Opera, Orchestra of the Swan and the CBSO. The quartet have played at hundreds of venues over Worcestershire and the Midlands. A selection of these is available on our venue page.

Their trio is a professional and reliable ensemble with years of experience in Weddings and other events having played at hundreds of venues throughout Worcestershire and the Midlands. They are dedicated to add that extra special something to make your event even more memorable.

 

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The Midlands String Ensemble - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire

Quartet Repertoire

  • Albeniz - Tango
  • Bach - Air on the G String
  • Bach - Aria My Faithful Heart
  • Bach - Bandinerie Suite 2
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3 (Allegro)
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3 (Allegro Moderato)
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 5 (Allegro)
  • Bach - Gigue Suite in D
  • Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach - Loure from 3rd Suite for 'Cello
  • Bach - Sarabande from First French Suite
  • Bach - Sheep may safely graze
  • Bach - Zion hort die Wachter Singen
  • Beethoven - Cavatine from Quartet op 130
  • Beethoven - Minuet from Septep op 20
  • Beethoven - Minuet Sinata op 49 No 2
  • Bizet - Duo from The Pearl Fishers
  • Bizet - Le Bal (Jeux D'enfants)
  • Boccherini - Bocherini Minuet
  • Borodin - Polovtsian Bances (Prince Igor)
  • Cherubini - Scherzo from Quartet in Eb Major
  • Clarke (Jeremiah) - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Debussy - La fille auz cheveux de lin
  • Debussy - La Petit Negre
  • Delibes - Flower duet from Lakne
  • Delibes - Pizzicati (From Sylvia)
  • Denza - Funiculi Funicula
  • Ditterdorf - Minuet from Quartet in Eb Major
  • Donaldson - Makin Whoopee
  • Dvorak - Humoresque
  • Dvorak - Slavonic Dance No 8 
  • Elgar - Chanson de Matin
  • Elgar - Salut D'Amour
  • Faure - Pavane 
  • Fox - Killing me softly with his song
  • Gershwin - Somebody Loves me
  • Gibbons - The Silver Swan
  • Grieg - Gavotte & Musette (Holberg Suite)
  • Grieg - Norwegian Dance No 3
  • Ham/Evans - Without You
  • Handel - Alla Sicilliana (Sonata Op 1, No 11)
  • Handel - Allegro 1 (Sonata op 1, No 11)
  • Handel - Allegro 2 (Sonata op 1, No 11)
  • Handel - Aria "Xerxes"
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen Shelba
  • Handel - Hornpipe - Water Music
  • Handel - Largo
  • Handel - Royal Fireworks Music (All)
  • Handel - Royal Fireworks Music (Bouree)
  • Handel - Royal Fireworks Music (La Paix)
  • Handel - Royal Fireworks Music (La Rejouissance)
  • Handel - Royal Fireworks Music (Minuet)
  • Handel - Royal Fireworks Music (Overture)
  • Handel - Sarabande & 2 Variations
  • Hasse - Canzona
  • Haydn - Adagio from Quartet in G Major
  • Haydn - Andante (Oboe Concerto)
  • Haydn - God save the Emperor
  • Haydn - Minuet from Quartet in D Major
  • Haydn - Serenade
  • Holst - I vow to thee my Country (Jupiter)
  • Holst - Jupitar
  • John Elton - Condle in the wind
  • Johnson - Pennies from Heaven
  • Joplin - Country Club
  • Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag
  • Joplin - Paragon Rag
  • Joplin - Pineapple Rag
  • Joplin - Roseleaf Rag
  • Joplin - The Chrysanthemum
  • Joplin - The easy Winners
  • Kamen - (Everything I do) I do it for you
  • Kreisler - Liebesfreud
  • Kreisler - Liebeslied
  • Lemon/McCartney - Yesterday
  • Mason - Nearer my god to thee (Hymn)
  • Mendelssohn - Canzonetta from Quartet op 12
  • Mendelssohn - Intermezzo from Quartet op 13
  • Mendelssohn - Song without words No 35
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • Mouret - Rondeau
  • Mozart - 2nd Movement from Piano Sonata (K330)
  • Mozart - Adagio in C (K356)
  • Mozart - Andante from Quartet No 8
  • Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Allegro)
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Menuetto)
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Romanza)
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Rondo)
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Trio)
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Whole)
  • Mozart - Exsultate, Junilate
  • Mozart - Minuete from Quartet in Eb Major
  • Mozart - Non Piu Andrai (Figaro)
  • Mozart - Presto (Ein Musikalisher Spass)
  • Mozart - Rondo Alla Turka
  • Mozart - Three Divertimenti
  • Mozart - Voi Che Sapete (Figaro)
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Pachelbell - Cannon in D
  • Pergolesi - Arietta
  • Porter - Anything Goes
  • Porter - Let's Do It
  • Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro (O, My Beloved Father)
  • Puccini - Quando M'en vo (La Boheme)
  • Purcell - Dido's Lament
  • Purcell - Two Rondeaux
  • Purcell - Trumpet tune
  • Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
  • Rossini - Ballet Music (William Tell)
  • Rossini - Galop (William Tell)
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Schubert - Kinderszenen
  • Schubert - Moment Musicale
  • Schubert - Standchen
  • Schumann - Dreaming
  • Schumann - From the album for the young
  • Schumann - Song, To Sunshine
  • Simon - Bridge over troubled water
  • Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
  • Suessdorf - Moonlight in vermont Tchaikovsky - Danse des Mirlitons (Nutcracker)
  • Tchaikovsky - Suite from the Nutcracker
  • Tchaikovsky - March (Nutcracker)
  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the flowers (Nutcracker)
  • Theilemans - Bluesette
  • Trad arr McConnel - Reel Fiddin'
  • Trad arr O'Carolan - Irish Sherry
  • Verdi - Drinking Song (La Traviata)
  • Verdi - Quartet (Rigoletto)
  • Vivaldi - Winter - Four Seasons - Largo
  • Vivaldi - Spring - Four Seasons - Allegro
  • Vivaldi - Spring - Four Seasons - Pastoral
  • Vivaldi - Autumn - Four Seasons - Allegro
  • Vivaldi - Summer - Four Seasons
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin)

Trio Repertoire

  • Ode to Joy - Beethoven
  • Arioso - Bach
  • Panis Angelicus - Frank
  • And ante (from Piano Concerto #21) - Mozart
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
  • Te Deum (Prelude and Tu Devicto)- Charpentier
  • Bist Du Bei Mir - Bach
  • If With all your hearts (from Elijah) - Mendelssohn
  • My Heart Ever Faithful - Bach
  • Meditation (from Thais) - Massenet
  • Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
  • The Fairy Queen Suite (Hornpipe, Air, Rondeau, Chorus) - Purcell
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Wedding March - Wagner
  • Entrance of The Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Rondeau - Mouret
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Air on G String - Bach
  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Largo (from the 4 Seasons) - Vivaldi
  • La Rejouissance (from Royal Fireworks Music) - Handel
  • Air (from Water Music in F) - Handel
  • Bource (from Water Music in F) - Handel
  • Hornpipe (from Water Music in F) - Handel
  • Hornpipe (from Water Music in D) - Handel
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Alleluja (from Exultate Junilate) - Mozart
  • Traumeri - Schumann
  • Wachet auf - Bach
  • Sheep may safely graze - Bach

The Midlands String Ensemble - String Quartet & Trio Feedback

"Dear Geoff, just to say that i was delighted by the string quartet. The music was varied and very well  played with a warm and inviting atmosphere created. The ladies themselves were very pleasant people and well presented. I would be happy to recommend them to anyone thinking of an ensemble of this kind for their event." Steve Smith, Funeral, April 2016