The Castle Quartet - String Quartet & Trio

This London based string quartet was founded by graduates of Britain's top music colleges and also offers a trio option. Their shared passion for chamber music allows them to acquire an extensive repertoire and to gain experience in providing live music for all kinds of events, ranging from weddings, civil partnerships, parties and corporate functions to band music, sessions, and TV.

Their repertoire ranges from baroque to pop and covers nearly every imaginable genre in between. They mainly play for events in London and the Southeast but are willing to travel anywhere within the UK.

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The Castle Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire

Baroque

  • Albinoni Sinfonia a quattro
  • Bach Air in D ("on the G string")
  • Bach Badinerie
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
  • Bach Double Violin Concerto
  • Bach Italian Concerto
  • Bach Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach Sheep may safely graze
  • Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake)
  • Boccherini Minuetto
  • Boccherini Minuetto, Ballo Tedesco, Larghetto, Minuetto, Spanish Dance
  • Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
  • Corelli Concerto Grosso in g
  • Fiore Little Symphony
  • Geminiani Concerto Grosso in F
  • Handel Air
  • Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel Concerto Grosso in C
  • Handel Lascia Ch'io Pianga (Rinaldo)
  • Handel La Réjouissance
  • Handel Royal Fireworks Music
  • Handel Water Music
  • Pachelbel Canon in D
  • Purcell The Old Bachelor
  • Purcell Pavane
  • Purcell Rondeau from Abdelazar
  • Purcell Trumpet Tune
  • Rameau Gavotte
  • Tartini Sinfonie in D
  • Telemann Six Minuets
  • Vivaldi Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in C
  • Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in F
  • Vivaldi Concerto for two violins & cello in F
  • Vivaldi Violin concerto in a minor
  • Vivaldi Violin concerto in G

Classical

  • Arriaga String Quartet No.1
  • Beethoven Andante (from Symphony No.1)
  • Beethoven Für Elise
  • Beethoven Ode to Joy
  • Beethoven String Quartet in F Op.18 No.1 "Romeo and Juliet"
  • Beethoven String Quartet in c minor Op.18 No.4
  • Beethoven String Quartet in f minor Op.95 "Serioso"
  • Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.1
  • Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.2 "The Joke"
  • Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths"
  • Haydn String Quartet Op.64 No.5 "Lark"
  • Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.2 "Emperor"
  • Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.4 "Sunrise"
  • Haydn String Quartet Op.77 No.1 "Compliments"
  • Haydn Serenade
  • Mozart Alleluja (from Exsultate, Jubilate)
  • Mozart Ave Verum
  • Mozart Divertimento in D K.136
  • Mozart Divertimento in B flat K.137
  • Mozart Divertimento in F K.138
  • Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Mozart March of the Priests (from The Magic Flute)
  • Mozart String Quartet in D K.155
  • Mozart String Quartet in G K.156
  • Mozart String Quartet in C K.157
  • Mozart String Quartet in B flat K.458 Hunt
  • Mozart String Quartet in D K.575 "Prussian"

Romantic & Modern

  • Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
  • Barber Adagio for strings
  • Bizet Carmen: Entr'acte
  • Bizet Habañera (from Carmen)
  • Borodin Polovtsian Dance No.1
  • Borodin String Quartet No.2
  • Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 4, 5, 8
  • Britten Simple Symphony
  • Chopin Raindrop Prélude
  • Dvorak Humoreske
  • Dvorak String Quartet Op.96 "American"
  • Dvorak String Quartets Op.51 & Op.105
  • Elgar Chanson de Matin
  • Elgar Nimrod from Enigma Variations
  • Elgar Salut d'Amour
  • Elgar Serenade for Strings
  • Franck Panis Angelicus
  • Grieg Elegaic Melody
  • Grieg Morning
  • Grieg Spring
  • Holst St Paul's Suite
  • Massenet Meditation from Thais
  • Mendelssohn On Wings of Song
  • Mendelssohn String quartet in Eb
  • Mendelssohn Wedding March
  • Nyman String Quartet No.2
  • Ravel Bolero
  • Ravel String Quartet
  • Schubert Ave Maria
  • Schubert Marche Militaire

Dances

  • Albeniz Spanish Dance (Tango)
  • Anderson Blue Tango
  • Bartok Romanian Dances
  • Copland Hoe-Down (Rodeo)
  • Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.8
  • Keating Tea Dance (Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Charleston)
  • Leutwiler Spanish Serenade
  • Mancini Pie In The Face Polka
  • Monti Czardas
  • Rodriguez La Cumparsita (Tango)
  • Strauss Emperor Waltz
  • Strauss Tales from the Vienna Woods
  • Tango Six Argentinian Tangos
  • Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
  • Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker)

Opera, Shows & Film music

  • Arlen Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
  • Badly Drawn Boy I Love NYE (About a Boy)
  • Bock If I Were A Rich Man
  • Bock Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Caesar Tea for Two
  • Di Capua O Sole Mio
  • Cory I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • Delibes Flower Duet
  • Hammerstein Lover Come Back To Me
  • Horner Titanic theme
  • M. Jarre Doctor Zhivago (Lara's theme)
  • M. Jarre Theme from Lawrence of Arabia
  • Lloyd Webber Any Dream Will Do
  • Lloyd Webber Don't Cry For Me Argentina
  • Lloyd Webber Memory (Cats)
  • Luhrmann Song from Moulin Rouge
  • Mancini Baby Elephant Walk (Hatari)
  • Mancini Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
  • Mancini Pink Panther
  • Morricone Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
  • Morricone The Good the Bad & the Ugly
  • Offenbach Barcarolle
  • Offenbach Can-Can
  • Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Puccini Nessun Dorma
  • Rodgers My Favourite Things & Sound of Music medley
  • Rodgers Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Oklahoma!)
  • Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables)
  • Sullivan A Wandering Minstrel I (Mikado)
  • Sullivan I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General (Pirates)
  • Sullivan Titwillow (Mikado)
  • Verdi Brindisi
  • Verdi La Donna e Mobile
  • Verdi Overture to Forza del Destino (Stella Artois ad)
  • Various Other popular tunes from Broadway & West End shows - ask us!

Popular & Jazz

  • Aznavour She
  • Beatles Eight Days A Week
  • Beatles Eleanor Rigby
  • Beatles Good Day Sunshine
  • Beatles Hey Jude
  • Beatles Let It Be
  • Beatles Norwegian Wood
  • Beatles Yesterday
  • Berlin Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • The Darkness I Believe In A Thing Called Love
  • Donaldson Makin' Whoopee
  • Duke Ellington Satin Doll
  • Duke Ellington Sophisticated Lady
  • Duke Ellington Take the 'A' Train
  • Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin
  • Gershwin Embraceable You
  • Gershwin He Loves and She Loves
  • Gershwin I Got Rhythm
  • Gershwin Promenade ("Walking the Dog")
  • Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Gershwin Summertime
  • Gershwin Sweet and Low-down
  • Gershwin The Man I Love
  • Howard Fly Me to the Moon
  • Jobim The Girl from Ipanema
  • Jones It Had To Be You
  • Joplin Country Club Rag
  • Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
  • Joplin Paragon Rag
  • Joplin The Entertainer
  • Ledbetter Cotton Fields
  • Nat King Cole Let's Face the Music
  • Pinkard Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Porter Anything Goes
  • Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Porter I Get a Kick Out of You
  • Porter Just One of Those Things
  • Porter Night and Day
  • Porter What is this Thing Called Love
  • Porter You're the Top
  • Poulton Aura Lee
  • Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Strayhorn Chelsea Bridge
  • Van Heusen Love and Marriage
  • Warren That's Amore

Traditional and Asian

  • American The Wide Missouri (Shenandoah)
  • American Wabash Cannonball
  • Bollywood song Aye ho meri zindagi mi
  • Bollywood song Balle Balle (Bride and Prejudice)
  • Bollywood song Churaliya
  • Bollywood song Dheere Dheere
  • Bollywood song Ghar Aaja Sonja
  • Bollywood song Kabhi Kabhie
  • Bollywood song Kal ho Na ho - theme tune
  • Bollywood song Mein Huu na
  • Bollywood song Monsoon Wedding - title theme
  • Bollywood song Teri meri pyar mein
  • Chinese Full Moon, Blooming Flowers
  • Chinese Tian Mi Mi
  • Collins & Leigh Cock Linnet
  • English Greensleeves
  • Hungarian Czardas
  • Hymn Wide selection of hymns and carols – please ask
  • Irish Irish Sherry
  • Irish Molly On The Shore
  • Jewish Hava Nagilah
  • Jewish Mazel Tov
  • Russian Russian Gipsy Song
  • Scottish Ye Bonnie Banks 'n' Braes
  • Spanish La Cucaracha
  • Spiritual Amazing Grace
  • Spiritual Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
  • Traditional Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Ukrainian Ukrainian Tunes

The Castle Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Feedback

"The group we hired was perfect.  They were flexible and played a variety of music, especially songs that our youngsters (ages 12 - 17) knew. We would definitely hire them again. Kind regards" Carolyn Aeby August 2012

"The quartet were wonderful, the music was enjoyed by everyone ... you all looked fantastic as well. Thank you so much for helping us make the day so special." Ruth Cook, Wedding

"We were delighted with your performance and you helped make the evening very special for us" Gary Morris, Silver Anniversary Party

"I wanted to let you know how delighted we were with the quartet on the day. It was such a beautiful day, made all the more perfect by the music you played. You were absolutely superb and created a wonderful atmosphere to compliment the surroundings." Emma Griffin