Sheldon Strings - String Quartet

With a wealth of experience spanning over 15 years, Sheldon Strings are renowned for the skill and quality of their playing, the variety and imagination of their repertoire and their professional and friendly service.

From weddings, bar mitzvahs and parties to corporate events, conferences and recitals - whatever the event this quartet can be relied upon to complement it with a sound and look that is both elegant and entertaining.

"I was very impressed with the high standard and flexibility... the music was perfectly tailored to the needs of the programme." Nigel Acheson, Senior Producer, BBC Radio 4

The quartet enjoys performing at many weddings each year and we offer an expert and friendly service to all our clients. We are happy to give advice on repertoire, so that the choice of music creates the desired atmosphere throughout the day.

Traditional favourites are always available but we have also accompanied the bride down the aisle to 'Teddy Bears Picnic', played 'Bohemian Rhapsody' for the signing of the register and had the guests join us in “When I'm 64'.

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Sheldon Strings - String Quartet Repertoire

Classical & Baroque

  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto no.2
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto no.3
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto no.4
  • Bach - Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor
  • Bach - Air “on a G-string”
  • Boccherini - Minuet
  • Charpentier - Te Deum (Prelude)
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Corelli - Christmas Concerto
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel - Hornpipe from Water Music
  • Handel - Largo (Ombra mai Fui)
  • Handel - La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music
  • Haydn - Various String Quartet Movements
  • Mozart - Adagio(Gran Partita)
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Mozart - 3 Divertimenti
  • Mozart - Exsultate Jubilate
  • Mozart - Piano Concerto 21 (Elvira Madigan)
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Purcell - 2 Rondeaux
  • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
  • Vivaldi - Cello Sonata in B-flat
  • Vivaldi - Concerto in A minor
  • All Standard Wedding Marches

The Romantics

  • Borodin - Nocturne (theme from Kismet)
  • Borodin - Polotsvian Dance
  • Debussy - Clair de lune
  • Delibes - Flower Duet (theme for British Airways advert)
  • di Capua - O Sole Mio
  • Dvorak - Humoresque
  • Dvorak - 2 Waltzes
  • Elgar - Chanson de matin
  • Elgar - Salut d'amour
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
  • Grieg - Norwegian Dances
  • Kreisler - Liebesleid
  • Kreisler - Liebesfreud
  • Rachmaninov - Paganini Variation XVIII
  • Rodrigo - Concerto d'Aranquez (Slow Movement)
  • Saint-Saens - The Swan
  • Schubert - Rosamunde Variations (Quartet in A-minor)
  • Schumann - Traumerei
  • Shostakovich - Gadfly Romance
  • Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
  • Strauss - Tales From Vienna Woods
  • Strauss - Voices of Spring
  • Tchaikovsky - Andante Cantabile
  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Symphony 6
  • Vaughan-Williams - Fantasia on Greensleeves

Opera and Ballet

  • Bellini - Casta Diva from Norma
  • Bizet - Intermezzo and Medley from Carmen
  • Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thais
  • Mozart - Arias from The Marriage of Figaro
  • Mozart - Arias from Don Giovanni
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Prokofiev - Montagues & Capulets March (Romeo & Juliet)
  • Puccini - Nessun Dorma
  • Puccini - O Mio Babino Caro (theme from A Room With A View)
  • Rossini - Overture to The Barber of Seville
  • Rossini - Overture to The Thieving Magpie
  • Rossini - Overture and Ballet Music from William Tell
  • Tchaikovsy - Overture & Dance of the Mirlitons (Nutcracker)
  • Verdi - Libiamo (Drinking Chorus) from La Traviata
  • Aida - Grand March
  • Aida - Quartet from Rigoletto
  • Aida - Theme from The Force of Destiny (used in “Jean de Florette”)

A dash of colour

  • Albeniz - Tango
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dances
  • Debussy - Golliwogs Cakewalk
  • Dvorak - Slavonic Dance
  • Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
  • Monti - Czardas
  • Mozart - Rondo alla Turca
  • Ravel - Bolero
  • Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals
  • Shostakovich - Galop
  • Strauss - Pizzicato Polka

Popular

  • Gershwin - I Got Rhythm
  • Gershwin - The Man I Love
  • Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
  • Gershwin - Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gershwin - S’Wonderful
  • Cole Porter - Anything Goes
  • Cole Porter - Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Cole Porter - Let's Do It
  • Scott Joplin - Various Rags
  • Bring Me Sunshine
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • Fly Me to The Moon
  • I’m in the Mood for Love
  • Lampost
  • Love and Marriage
  • Making Whoopee
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • My Funny Valentine
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Singing in the Rain
  • That’s Amore
  • La Vie en Rose
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • What a Wonderful World

 

Stage, Screen and TV

  • All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
  • All That Jazz (Chicago)
  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Life of Brian)
  • Bernstein:
  • West Side Story Selection
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Lion King)
  • Cavatina (Deer Hunter)
  • Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
  • Dick Barton Galop
  • ET Theme
  • Godfather Waltz
  • I Am What I Am (La Cage aux Folles)
  • I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
  • If I Were a Rich Man/Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha)
  • James Bond Theme
  • Love is all Around (4 Weddings & A Funeral)
  • Overture: Mack and Mabel
  • Make our Garden Grow (Candide)
  • Memory (Cats)
  • Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
  • New York, New York
  • Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Theme
  • Por Una Cabeza (tango from Scent of a Woman)
  • Selection from The Sound of Music
  • Summer Place Theme
  • Titanic Theme
  • Three Little Maids (The Mikado)
  • When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio)
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)
  • Theme from Band of Brothers
  • Theme from Desert Island Discs
  • Theme from Fawlty Towers
  • Dances from Pride and Prejudice
  • Theme from Inspector Morse
  • Theme from Star Trek - The Next Generation
  • Theme from Top Cat
  • Chi Mai (Theme from Life & Times of David Lloyd George)
  • Theme from The Apprentice

Pop Songs

  • Abba - Dancing Queen
  • Abba - Mamma Mia
  • Abba - Money, Money, Money
  • Aerosmith - Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
  • Annie’s Song 
  • Beatles - All You Need is Love
  • Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
  • Beatles - Here There and Everywhere
  • Beatles - Love Me Do
  • Beatles - When I’m 64
  • Beatles - Something
  • Beatles - Yesterday
  • Carpenters - Close to You
  • Carpenters - On Top of The World
  • Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
  • Carpenters - We’ve Only Just Begun
  • Coldplay - Clocks
  • Coldplay - Viva la Vida
  • Boyzone - When You Say Nothing at All
  • Chris de Burgh - The Lady in Red
  • Des’ree - I’m Kissing You
  • Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
  • Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • Elton John - Guess that’s Why They Call it The Blues
  • Elton John - Kiss the Bride
  • Elton John - Your Song
  • Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender
  • Elvis Presley - The Wonder of You
  • Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Guns and Roses - Sweet Child of Mine
  • Jack Johnson - Better Together
  • Lou Reed - Perfect Day
  • Madonna - Crazy for You
  • Madness - It Must be Love
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Oasis - Whatever
  • Paul Weller - You do Something to Me
  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Andy Williams - Music to Watch Girls By
  • Andy Williams - Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You
  • Robbie Williams - Angels
  • Robbie Williams - Millenium
  • Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Water
  • Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
  • Simply Red (Stylistics) - You Make Me Feel Brand New
  • Sigur Ros - Staralfur
  • Stevie Wonder - As
  • Supergrass - Alright
  • Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
  • Verve - Bittersweet Symphony

World and Religious Music

  • Selection of Jewish and Yiddish songs and dances
  • Christmas Music - Selection of carols and seasonal songs
  • Scott Joplin - Various Rags
  • Stephen Foster - Various songs
  • Cock Linnet
  • Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye)
  • Guaglione
  • Irish Sherry (Medley of Irish Tunes)
  • Monti - Czardas (Hungarian)
  • Monti - O Sole Mio
  • Monti - Por Una Cabeza - Tango
  • Scottish Whisky (3 Scottish Tunes)
  • Zorba the Greek
  • Various Anthems, Hymns, Carols, Marches etc

Sheldon Strings - String Quartet Feedback

"I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone planning a wedding or function. Their musical repertoire is vast and their standard of play is a delight."
Juanita Hadley, Events Manager, Tewin Bury Farm Hotel