The Malvern Quartet - String Quartet

The Malvern String Quartet was formed in 2001 by four professional musicians and perform a wide range of music from baroque, classical and romantic, to jazz, showtunes, pop, traditional folk tunes, TV themes and hymns. They are often asked to arrange a special tune for a client, and take pride in helping clients to choose just the right music to create a mood, accompany an important moment or simply entertain.

 

They have performed at weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate events, mainly at venues around the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, and across the West Midlands, but occasionally further afield: they were delighted to play at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo, and on luxury yacht during the Monaco Boat Show.

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The Malvern Quartet - String Quartet Repertoire

Baroque & Classical

  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3 - J S Bach      
  • Divertimenti - Mozart      
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart      
  • Four pieces from Suite in D Bach arr Woodhouse   
  • La Rejouissance G F Handel    
  • Largo from "Winter" Vivaldi      
  • Minuet Boccherini    
  • Quartet Sechter      
  • Quartet in D, Op 20, No 4 Haydn      
  • Quartet in F major K 148 Mozart      
  • Quartet in G major K 80 Mozart      
  • Quartet No.3 in G major Mozart      
  • Ronda Alla Turka Mozart arr Thorp    
  • Rondeau Jean Joseph Mouret    
  • Sheep may safely graze (voice & trio) Bach      
  • Spring (from ‘The Seasons”) Vivaldi      
  • Theme from Piano Concerto No.21 Mozart      
  • Two Rondeaux Purcell arr Thorp    
  • Uno Bow Serenade Haydn arr Zinn 

Film & TV Themes, Jazz Standards

  • A lovely way to spend an evening (voice & trio) Adamson & McHugh    
  • A Nightingale Sang (voice & trio) Sherwin        
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square Manning Sherwin arr Thorp    
  • All The Things You Are Kershaw        
  • Anything Goes Porter arr Thorp      
  • Autumn Leaves Arr Julian Kershaw      
  • Baby Elephant Walk Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Bethena Joplin arr Nurse      
  • Big Spender Fields & Coleman      
  • Blue Danube Waltz J Strauss II arr Martelli    
  • Cavatina         
  • Charade Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Chatanooga Choo?choo Warren arr Cowell      
  • Christmas carols         
  • Christmas Medley No.1 arr Martelli      
  • Christmas Medley No.2 arr Martelli      
  • Close to You David & Bacharach      
  • Cock Linnet Collins & Leigh arr Martelli
  • Days of Wine and Roses Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Don't Cry for Me Argentina Lloyd Webber & Rice    
  • Down in the Glen   Gordon & Connor      
  • Everytime we say goodbye Porter arr Thorp      
  • Fascinatin' Rhythm Gershwin arr Martelli    
  • Fly Me To The Moon Howard        
  • Fly Me To The Moon (light version) Arr Julian Kershaw      
  • Frosty the Snowman Nelson/Rollins arr Mauldin    
  • Funiculi Funicula Denze arr Thorp      
  • Happy Birthday 1, 2 and 3 arr Cowell      
  • Harry Lime Theme Karas        
  • I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside Glover?Kind arr Thorp    
  • I Dreamed a Dream Schonberg & Kretzmer    
  • I Giorni Einaudi        
  • I’ll make up for ev’rything (voice & trio) Parker        
  • Inspector Clouseau Theme Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Irish Sherry Trad arr Thorp      
  • Jingle Bell Rock Boothe/Beal arr Mauldin    
  • La Paloma Iradier        
  • La Rumba Brymm arr Nurse      
  • Ladies in Lavender Hess arr Crocker      
  • Laura (voice&trio) Mercer & Raksin      
  • Leaning on a Lampost Gay arr Thorp      
  • Let's Do It Porter arr Thorp      
  • Let's face the music and dance Berlin arr Nurse      
  • Londonderry Air Trad arr Cann      
  • Makin' Whoopee Donaldson arr Thorp    
  • Manx Tunes Arr Cowell      
  • Maria Bernstein & Sondheim    
  • Meggie’s Theme (Thorn Birds) Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Memory Lloyd Webber arr Cowell    
  • Molly on the Shore Grainger        
  • Moon River Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Moonlight in Vermont Suessdorf arr Thorp      
  • My Funny Valentine Rodgers & Hart arr Thorp    
  • Our Love Affair (voice& trio) Freed & Edens      
  • Over the Rainbow Arlen arr Crocker      
  • Palladio Karl Jenkins arr Crocker    
  • Pennies from Heaven Arthur Johnson arr Thorp    
  • Perpetuum Mobile Penguin Café Orchestra      
  • Pie in the Face Polka Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Ragtime Dance Joplin arr Thorp      
  • Red Roses for a Blue Lady (voice&trio) Tepper & Bennet      
  • Roseleaf Rag Joplin arr Thorp   
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town Gillespie/Coots arr Mauldin    
  • She Kretzmer/Aznavour arr Cocker    
  • Slap That Bass Gershwin arr Martelli    
  • Smoke gets in your eyes
  • Solitaire Cody & Sedaka      
  • Song from “10” Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Strangers in the Night Arr Julian Kershaw      
  • Summertime Gershwin        
  • Take the 'A' Train Billy Strayhorn      
  • The Folks Who Live on the Hill Kern arr Thorp      
  • Theme from Poirot Gunning        
  • Theme song from the Molly Maguires Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Theme: 'Fawlty Towers' Wilson arr Nurse      
  • Theme: Pride and Prejudice Davis        
  • Thorn Birds Theme Mancini arr Zinn      
  • Unchained Melody Alex North arr Rosenhaus    
  • We have all the time in the world Barry arr Nurse      
  • We’ll gather lilacs (voice & trio) Novello        
  • What a Wonderful World Weiss & Thiele arr Crocker    
  • When I fall in love Arr Julian Kershaw      
  • When you wish upon a star (voice & trio) Washington & Harline    
  • Winter Wonderland Smith/Bernard arr Mauldin    
  • Yesterday Once More Carpenter & Bettis      
  • Yoda's Theme John Williams arr Cowell

Pop/Rock (from late 1960’s to present day.  If your favourite isn’t here, ask us about arranging it for you!)

  • All You Need is Love Lennon & McCartney arr Nurse    
  • And I Love You So Don McLean arr Cocker    
  • Bleeding Love Leona Lewis        
  • Chasing Cars Snow Patrol        
  • Clocks Coldplay        
  • Everlong Foo Fighters      
  • Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison      
  • Hey Jude Lennon & McCartney    
  • I Know Him So Well Andersson, Rice, Ulvaeus    
  • One Day Like This Elbow       
  • One?minute Sex on Fire Kings of Leon      
  • Paradise Coldplay    
  • Penny Lane Lennon & McCartney    
  • Sex on Fire Kings of Leon      
  • Vida la Vida Coldplay        
  • When I'm 64 McCartney arr Martelli    
  • Yesterday Lennon & McCartney    
  • Your Song Elton John      

Romantic (ie classical music written after around 1810 in the ‘romantic’ style).  

  • Barcarolle Offenbach arr Thorp    
  • Chanson de Matin Elgar       
  • Clair de Lune Debussy arr Martelli    
  • Danse des Mirlitons Tchaikovsky arr Thorp    
  • Danse Espagnole Granados arr Martelli    
  • Farandole Bizet arr Martelli
  • Finale from Sonatina in G minor Dvorak arr Hindson      
  • Humoresque Dvorak arr Hindson      
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana Mascagni        
  • Maria   Bernstein arr Thorp      
  • Nessun Dorma Puccini arr Martelli      
  • Nimrod Elgar       
  • Oblivion Piazzola arr Nurse      
  • Prelude to Carmen Bizet arr Thorp      
  • Salut d'Amour Elgar arr Thorp      
  • Slavonic Dance Dvorak arr Thorp      
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Debussy arr Hindson    
  • Traumerei Schumann arr Thorp      
  • Vocalise Rachmaninov arr Thorp    
  • Walther’s Prize?Song Wagner        
  • Waltz Grieg arr Thorp      
  • Adagio from Organ Sonata No 2 Mendelssohn    
  • Chanson de Nuit Elgar arr Fraser    
  • Con te partiro       
  • First Polovtsian Dance Borodin arr Thorp    
  • Flower Duet Delibes arr Thorp    
  • Liebestraum Liszt     
  • Meditation from "Thais" Massenet    
  • Morning from Peer Gynt Grieg     
  • Norwegian Dance No.2 Grieg arr Thorp    
  • Norwegian Dance No.3 Grieg arr Thorp    
  • O Sole Mio di Capua arr Thorp   
  • Pavane Faure arr  Rose    
  • Romance (Gadfly) Shostakovitch    
  • String Quartet No 2, 1st movt Borodin      
  • String Quartet No.2 3rd movt Borodin      
  • Thou Ring on my Finger Schumann    

Wedding Music 

  • Remember though that you can choose from the rest of the list: it’s your day!)  
  • Air Bach arr Thorp    
  • Air J S Bach      
  • Air from 'Water Music' Handel     
  • Allelujah from "Exsultate, Jubilate" Mozart    
  • Aria from "Xerxes" Handel     
  • Ave Maria Schubert      
  • Canon Pachelbel    
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Handel     
  • Hornpipe G F Handel arr Thorp   
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J S Bach      
  • Trumpet Tune Purcell     
  • Trumpet Tune Purcell     
  • Trumpet Voluntary J Clarke    
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Grieg arr Thorp
  • Wedding March Wagner      
  • Wedding March Mendelssohn    
  • Where'er You Walk Handel 

The Malvern Quartet - String Quartet Feedback

"I want to thank you all for playing at our wedding, the music was fantastic and everyone commented how nice it was to have strings rather than organ in the church. We certainly created a talking point with Yoda's theme too - all the Star Wars mad friends of Gary were very impressed! The music in the garden hit exactly the right spot- upbeat and summery and you really helped to make our day perfect. We won't hesitate to recommend you."

 

"Beth and I cannot thank you enough for your services on our wedding day, you helped make a great day perfect. All our guests commented on how beautifully you all played to create an amazing atmosphere in both the church and the garden.

Beth and I would also like to thank you for your help in choosing some beautiful pieces of music which really did help create the perfect atmosphere."

 

"Thank you so much for the fantastic music on Saturday. My only regret is that I didn't get to hear you much, but everyone else has said you were great.

I hope we didn't have you playing musical chairs too much after the ceremony - thanks for being flexible with where you were playing."

 

"I just wanted to say to you and your friends how much the beautiful music was enjoyed in the Great Hall on Saturday. I really would have liked to just sit and listen but there were lots of people to meet.....THANKYOU ALL for making the day so wonderful for us."

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