The Aberdeen String Ensemble - String Quartet

This Aberdeen string quartet love playing at weddings & events and also have duo & trio options available. The combination of violins, viola and cello can create a range of moods varying from subtle and delicate to a full, rich string sound, which carries equally well in small or large halls, outdoors, or in a marquee. 

The quartet is the ideal combination to transform your occasion into an elegant and sophisticated event. They perform to your specifications at any function from wedding to corporate event.

Based in Aberdeen, the quartet plays in and around Aberdeenshire, Angus and Moray. Comprised of classically trained, qualified musicians renowned for their quality and professionalism they specialise in providing music and entertainment for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as corporate events, private parties, gallery openings, dinners, drinks receptions and launches.

Over the years, the quartet has established a wide ranging, entertaining repertoire which includes light classical to jazz, musicals, film music and popular music to suit all tastes.

This group offer the following combinations:

  • String Quartet 
  • String Trio
  • The Violin and Clarsach
  • The Violin and Cello Duo
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The Aberdeen String Ensemble - String Quartet Repertoire

Classical

  • Air on the G String - Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
  • Suite in D Major - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Sleepers Wake - Bach
  • Quartets - Boccherini
  • First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
  • Symphony No 1  - Boyce
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Mazurka from Coppelia - Delibes
  • Two Pieces Opus 54 - Dvorak
  • Humoreske - Dvorak
  • Quartet in A - Earl of Kelly
  • Norwegian Dance No. 2 - Edvard Greig
  • Norwegian Dance No. 3 - Edvard Greig
  • Idylle - Edward Elgar
  • Beau Brummel - Edward Elgar
  • Panis Angelicus - Franck
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Ases Tod - Greig
  • Aria from Xerxes - Handel
  • Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Royal Fireworks - Handel
  • Water Music - Handel
  • Sinfonietta - Haydn
  • Flower Duet for Lakme - Leo Delibes
  • Liebestraum - Liszt
  • Chaconne - Lully
  • Meditation from Thais - Massenet
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
  • Quartet in C KV157 - Mozart
  • Canon in D - Pachabel
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Two Rondeaux - Purcell
  • Funiculi Funicula - Luigi Densa
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Rondeau - Mouret
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Marche Militaire - Schubert
  • Winter/Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Spring/Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Wedding March - Wagner

Opera Favorites

  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • O Sole Mio - Capua
  • Libiamo - La Traviata, Verdi
  • Intermezzo Sinfonico - Cavalleri Rusticana
  • Habernera - Carmen, Bizet
  • Toreador’s Song - Carmen, Bizet
  • Entracte - Carmen, Bizet
  • Der Vogelfanger - Magic Flute, Mozart
  • Flower Duet - Delibes
  • Deh Vieni, Non Tardar  Marriage of Figaro, Mozart
  • Barcarolle - Tales of Hoffman, Offenbach

Musicals

  • Don't Cry for me Argentina - Evita
  • I Dreamed a Dream - Joseph
  • I Know Him so Well - Chess
  • All that Jazz - Chicago
  • El Tango - Moulin Rouge
  • New York, New York
  • All I ask of You - Phantom of Opera
  • Selections from:
  • West Side Story
  • My Fair Lady
  • Sound of Music

Rags

  • Country Club - Scott Joplin
  • Euphonic Sounds - Scott Joplin
  • Heliotrope Bouquet - Scott Joplin
  • Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
  • New Rag - Scott Joplin
  • Paragon Rag - Scott Joplin
  • Pineapple Rag - Scott Joplin
  • Roseleaf Rag - Scott Joplin
  • Solace - Scott Joplin

Film Themes

  • A Whole New World
  • Moon River
  • Breakfast at Tiffanys
  • Theme from Schindler's List
  • Speak Softly Love
  • Dr Zhivago
  • Theme from E.T.
  • Selection from Titanic
  • Theme from the Third Man
  • Theme from Poirot
  • Theme from Pride and Prejudice
  • Gift of a Thistle - Braveheart

Scottish Traditional

  • Skye Boat Song
  • Dark Island
  • My Love is Like A Red Rose
  • Highland Cathedral
  • Amazing Grace
  • Londonderry Air
  • Westering Home
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Tiree Bridal Song
  • Ca’ the Ewes

Waltzes

  • Artists Life - Johann Strauss
  • Emperor Waltz - Johann Strauss
  • Perpetuum Mobile - Johann Strauss
  • Pizzicato Polka - Johann Strauss
  • Roses from the South - Johann Strauss
  • Talks from Vienna Woods  - Johann Strauss
  • The Beautiful Blue Danube - Johann Strauss
  • Voices of Spring - Johann Strauss
  • Wiener Blut - Johann Strauss
  • Wine, Woman & Song - Johann Strauss
  • Waltz from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky

Popular Music

  • All You Need is Love - Beatles
  • Everything I Do I do for you - Beatles
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • From This Moment On - Elton John
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John

Easy Listening and Jazz Standards

  • Let's Do it - Cole Porter
  • Making Whoopee - Donaldson
  • Moonlight in Vermont - Suessdorf
  • My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
  • Embraceable You - George Gershwin
  • I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
  • Someone to Watch Over Me - George Gershwin
  • Swanee - George Gershwin
  • The Man I Love - George Gershwin
  • Come Fly with Me - Jimmy van Heusen
  • Misty - Erroll Garner
  • Polkadots and Moonbeams - James van Heusen
  • Serenade in Blue - Bart Howard
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
  • Take the A Train - Ellington/Strayhorn
  • Girl form Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim

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