The Seasons Quartet - String Quartet & Trio

This quartet was established in 1999 by graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Sheffield and includes players from The Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Opera North, Northern Ballet, Manchester Concert Orchestra.

On the box and the radio...over the years this act have been spotted on ITV, Channel 4, Granada TV and most recently on BBC1s 'The House' (a documentary about Chatsworth). They have also recently played live on Radio 2 for Weekend Wogan and Whispering Bob Harris's Shows and sometimes pop up on Radio 4 afternoon plays.

You will also find this act on the albums of Richard Hawley, The Longpips, Paul Heaton (Beautiful South), Thea Gilmore and Duane Eddy. They have performed at some fantastic live shows over the years...including The Charlatans, Il Divo, Russel Watson and Thea Gilmore and have also given classical concerts throughout the UK and recitals on cruise ships internationally.

They have performed at countless wonderful venues over the years, here are but a few...Tatton Park Flower Show, Millenium Galleries, Sheffield (for the opening) ; Cuter's Hall, Chatsworth House, Savoy London, Manchester Town Hall, Birmingham ICC, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Sheffield City Hall, Bolsover Castle, Hassop Hall, East Lodge, Rowsley, Loosehill Hall, Cressbrook Hall, Fischer's Baslow, Whirlowbrook Hall, Mosborough Hall, Whitley Hall, Harewood House, Nostel Priory, Kedleston Hall, Markenfield Hall and Thornbridge Hall.

Also available as a String Trio
 

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The Seasons Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire

QUARTET REPERTOIRE

Classical

  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Vivaldi: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Air on G – Bach 
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3 – Bach 
  • Wedding March  - Wagner (Here Comes the Bride) 
  • Wedding March – Mendlessohn 
  • La Rejouissance  - Handel 
  • Ballet from Orpheus – Gluck 
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba  - Handel 
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell 
  • Trumpet Voluntary  - Clarke 
  • Hornpipe  - Handel 
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  - Bach 
  • Two Rondeux – Purcell 
  • Largo  - Handel
  • Water Music - Handel                  
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  • Adagio - Albinoni
  • Bourre from Cello Suite No. 3 – Bach
  • Four Pieces from the D major Suite – Bach 
  • Sarabande and Bourree – Handel 
  • Wachet Auf – Bach Arioso – Bach 
  • My Heart Ever Faithful – Bach 
  • Ave Maria – Bach 
  • Double Violin Concerto – Bach
  • Violin Concerti (Various) – Vivaldi
  • Suite from the Fairy Queen – Purcell
  • Music from the Royal Firworks - Handel
  • 3 Divertimenti - Mozart
  • Minuet - Boccherini
  • Eine Kliene Nachtmusik – Mozart
  • Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart 
  • Ave Maria – Schubert 
  • Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 – Mozart (The Spy who Loved Me) Serenade – Haydn 
  • Rondo Alla Turca – Mozart 
  • Romance - Shostakovich 
  • Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini – Rachmaninov 
  • Nimrod - Elgar 
  • Pavane – Faure (1998 World Cup theme) 
  • Chanson de Nuit – Elgar 
  • Polovtsian Dance – Borodin (theme from Tony Bennet’s ‘Stranger in Paradise’)
  • Berceuse – Faure
  • Salut D’Amour – Elgar
  • Traumerei - Schumann
  • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
  • Barcoralle – Offenbach
  • Nocturne (from String Quartet No. 2) - Borodin 
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky 
  • Waltz of the Flowers – Tchaikovsky 
  • Panis Angelicus – Franck 
  • Vocalise – Rachmaninov 
  • Morning from Peer Gynt – Greig 
  • Jupiter – Holst 
  • Humoresque - Dvorak 
  • Blue Danube - Strauss 
  • Emperor Waltz - Strauss 
  • Tales from the Vienna Woods - Strauss
  • Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
  • Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
  • Slavonic Dance - Dvorak
  • Bolero - Ravel
  • The Celebrated Czardas – Monti
  • Summa – Arvo Part
  • Palladio – Jenkins (De Beers Diamond advert) 
  • Flower Duet – Delibes (British Airways advert) 
  • O, My Beloved Father – Puccini (A Room With A View) 
  • The Marriage of Figaro- Voi Che Sapete - Mozart 
  • The Marriage of Figaro- Non Piu Andrai - Mozart 
  • The Pearl Fishers – Bizet 
  • Musetta’s Waltz Song – Pucinni 
  • Rigoletto Quartet - Verdi 
  • Drinking Song - Verdi 
  • Galop William Tell – Rossini 
  • Prelude to Carmen - Bizet 
  • Three Little Maids from School – Sullivan 
  • Andantino – Verdi (Stella Artois advert) 
  • Barber of Seville – Rossini 
  • Marriage of Figaro Overture – Mozart 
  • Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavallaria Rusticana – Mascagni (theme from The Raging Bull and The Godfather Part III) 
  • O Sole Mio – Rinaldo di Capua (Just One Cornetto!) 
  • Meditation from Thais – Massenet 
  • Adagio for strings – Barber 
  • Che Gelida Manina – from La Boheme – Puccini 
  • Clair de Lune – Debussy 
  • Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy 
  • Gymnopodie – Satie 
  • Extracts from Carmen – Bizet 
  • Pavane pour une infante defunte – Ravel 
  • Vocalise – Rachmaninov 
  • Bachianas Brazileiras – Villa Lobos

Swing, Jazz and Tango

  • Moonlight Serenade
  • In the Mood
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Unfogettable
  • Love and Marriage
  • Take Five
  • Blue Moon 
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • Anything Goes
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Moonlight and Roses
  • Makin Whoopee
  • Let’s Do It!
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Moon River
  • Leaning on a lamppost
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • A Fine Romance
  • Let’s face the Music and Dance
  • It Had to be You
  • Hello Dolly
  • People Say We’re in Love
  • Mack the Knife
  • Strangers in the Night
  • When I Fall in Love
  • Sway / Cherry Pink
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • I got Rhythm
  • Swanee
  • Embraceable You
  • Summertime
  • The Man I Love
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire 
  • White Christmas
  • Country Club
  • Paragon Rag
  • The Entertainer
  • Roseleaf Rag
  • La Cumparsita
  • Blue Tango
  • Tango – Albinez
  • Hoe Down – Copland
  • As Time goes By
  • Jalousie Tango
  • La Bamba
  • Tico Tico 

TV / Film Themes / Musicals

  • Por Una Cabeza – Gardel (featured Scent of a Woman, Delicatessen and True Lies) 
  • James Bond Theme You Only Live Twice 
  • What a Wonderful World 
  • Nobody Does it Better Theme from Love Story 
  • Upstairs Downstairs 
  • My Heart Will Go On (from the Titanic) 
  • Theme from the Godfather 
  • Themes from Harry Potter 
  • Oh What a Beautiful Morning 
  • Gabriel’s Oboe (theme from ‘The Mission’) – Morricone 
  • Jeeves and Wooster 
  • Phantom of the Opera (Main Theme) 
  • All I ask of You (Phantom of the Opera) 
  • Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera) 
  • Get me to the Church on Time 
  • Maria (West Side Story) 
  • America (West Side Story) 
  • I Feel Pretty (West Side Story) 
  • One Hand one Heart (West Side Story) 
  • Somewhere (West Side Story) 
  • Tonight (West Side Story) 
  • Secret Love (from Calamity Jane) 
  • Smile (theme from Modern Times) 
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) 
  • Largo from the New World Symphony (Hovis advert) 
  • Chicago 
  • Loony Tunes Theme 
  • Misty 
  • Memory (from Cats) 
  • My Funny Valentine 
  • New York New York 
  • Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz) 
  • Bring me Sunshine 
  • I’m Singing in the Rain 
  • Send in the Clowns 
  • Sabbath Prayer (Fiddler on the Roof) 
  • Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)

Pop

  • When I’m 64
  • Yesterday
  • Hey Jude
  • Michelle
  • All You Need is Love
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Lady Madonna
  • The Fool on the Hill
  • Day Tripper
  • Hard Day’s Night
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Back in the USSR
  • She - Elvis Costello
  • From this Moment On – Shania Twain
  • Have I told You Lately That I Love You? – Van Morrison 
  • We have all the Time in the World 
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed 
  • Angels - Robbie Williams  
  • Close to You – Carpenters 
  • Goodbye to Love - Carpenters 
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller 
  • Everything I Do I Do It For You 
  • No Matter What - Boyzone 
  • Perfect Moment 
  • Candle in the Wind 
  • Amazed (Lonestar) 
  • Mrs Robinson 
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love with You 
  • Are you Lonesome Tonight?
  • Bright Eyes
  • Isn’t She Lovely
  • Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones
  • It Must be Love – Madness
  • The Final Countdown!
  • God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  • Everybody’s Changing – Keane
  • Bittersweet Symphony
  • Lola’s Theme – Shapeshifter
  • Love me Tender
  • God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • That’s Amore
  • Closest thing to Crazy
  • Coles Corner – Richard Hawley
  • Crazy
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  • Kissing You – Desree
  • Let there be Love – Oasis
  • Purple Haze

Traditional and a bit of fun

  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Amazing Grace
  • Toss the Feathers
  • Irish Sherry (a selection of Irish music) 
  • Galway Gamboer (8 traditional Irish Dance Tunes) 
  • Country Gardens 
  • Greensleeves 
  • I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
  • Cock Linnet 
  • Teddy Bears Picnic

TRIO REPERTOIRE

Classical

  • Canon – Pachelbel
  • Four Seasons – Vivaldi 
  • Air on G – Bach (Hamlet cigar advert) 
  • Wedding March  - Wagner (Here Comes the Bride) 
  • Wedding March – Mendlessohn 
  • La Rejouissance  - Handel 
  • Rondeau - Mouret 
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba  - Handel 
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell Trumpet Voluntary  - Clarke 
  • Hornpipe  - Handel 
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  - Bach 
  • Suite from Fairy Queen – Purcell
  • Water Music - Handel                  
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  • Wachet Auf – Bach
  • Arioso – Bach
  • My Heart Ever Faithful – Bach
  • Ave Maria – Bach
  • Music from the Royal Firworks - Handel
  • Minuet - Boccherini
  • Eine Kliene Nachtmusik (a selection) – Mozart 
  • Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart 
  • Traumerei – Schumann 
  • Ode to Joy – Beethoven 
  • Te Deum – Charpentier 
  • Ave Maria – Schubert 
  • Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 – Mozart (The Spy who Loved Me) Serenade – Haydn 
  • Romance – Shostakovich 
  • Romeo and Juliet Theme – Tchaikovsky 
  • Swan – Saens-Saints 
  • Pavane – Faure (1998 World Cup theme) 
  • Salut D’Amour – Elgar 
  • Barcoralle – Offenbach 
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky 
  • Panis Angelicus – Franck 
  • Palladio – Jenkins (De Beers Diamond advert) 
  • Flower Duet – Delibes (British Airways advert) 
  • O, My Beloved Father – Puccini (A Room With A View) 
  • Meditation from Thais – Massenet 
  • Blue Danube – Strauss 
  • Drinking Song – Verdi 
  • Hungarian Dance – Brahms 
  • Intermezzo – Mascagini 
  • Pearl Fishers Duet – Bizet 
  • Radetsky March - Strauss

Pop

  • I Have a Dream – ABBA
  • Eternal Flame - Bangles
  • Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
  • It Must be Love – Madness
  • How Deep is Your Love – BeeGees
  • What can I Do – The Corrs
  • We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • When I’m 64
  • Hey Jude
  • All You Need is Love
  • She - Elvis Costello
  • Have I told You Lately That I Love You? – Van Morrison 
  • We have all the Time in the World 
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed 
  • Angels - Robbie Williams 
  • Close to You – Carpenters 
  • You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller 
  • Everything I Do I Do It For You 
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love with You 
  • Are you Lonesome Tonight?
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
  • That’s Amore
  • Mrs Robinson

 

Swing, Jazz and Tango

  • It had to be You
  • Come Fly with Me
  • Mack the Knife
  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance
  • Number Twelve Train
  • Take Five
  • Tuxedo Junction
  • Blue Moon 
  • Beyond the Sea
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Strangers in the Night
  • Fly Me to the Moon
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • Makin Whoopee
  • Let’s Do It!
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Moon River
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • A Fine Romance
  • I got Rhythm
  • Summertime
  • The Man I Love
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire 
  • White Christmas
  • Country Club
  • Paragon Rag
  • The Entertainer
  • The Fascinator
  • Roseleaf Rag
  • La Cumparsita
  • Blue Tango
  • Tango Milonga
  • Revirado – Piazzola
  • One note Samba – Jobim

TV / Film Themes / Musicals

  • Bare Necessities
  • Consider Yourself – from Oliver
  • I’d Do anything! – from Oliver
  • You Only Live Twice
  • What a Wonderful World
  • Upstairs Downstairs
  • My Heart Will Go On (from the Titanic)
  • Themes from Harry Potter
  • Oh What a Beautiful Morning
  • All I ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
  • Love Theme - from the Godfather
  • Kissing You - from Romeo and Juliet

Traditional and a bit of fun

  • Danny Boy
  • Irish Medley
  • Scottish Medley
  • Teddy Bears Picnic

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