The Stanier String Ensemble - String Quartet & Trio

This string quartet is based in the Midlands and have all trained at the UK’s leading conservatoires. They provide bespoke music entertainment for weddings, celebrations and corporate events.

They have a large choice of music to suit all styles and requirements, from Handel to Coldplay and Puccini to The Beatles.

They have a vast amount of playing experience and have performed at some of the country’s leading venues including:

  • Highclere Castle (the setting for Downton Abbey)
  • Hatfield House
  • Burghley House
  • Symphony Hall, Birmingham
  • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The individual members of the quartet also regularly work with professional orchestras up and down the country.



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The Stanier String Ensemble - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire

Popular

  • Adele - To Make You Feel My Love
  • Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
  • Beatles - All You Need is Love
  • Coldplay - Paradise
  • Coldplay - Viva La Viva
  • Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
  • Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
  • Romeo and Juliet Love Theme - Time for Us
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Weddings/Traditional

  • Amazing Grace (Traditional)
  • Bach - Air from Suite No. 3 in D
  • Bach - Arioso from Cantata No. 156
  • Bach - Chorale Prelude - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
  • Bach - Chorale Prelude - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208
  • Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary in D
  • Frank - Panis Angelicus
  • Handel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
  • Handel - Hornpipe from The Water Music
  • Handel - La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music
  • Handel - Menuet from The Water Music
  • Handel - Overture from Royal Fireworks Music
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thais
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March 
  • Mouret - Rondeau from Symphonies des fanfares
  • Naughtin - Meditation 
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune (The King of Denmark)
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Vivaldi - Spring from The Four Seasons
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
  • The Lord's Prayer

Ragtime classics

  • Lamb - The Alaskan Rag
  • Joplin - Bethena Concert Waltz
  • Scott - Calliope Rag
  • Joplin - The Cascades
  • Hampton - Cataract Rag
  • Joplin - Elite Syncopations
  • Ashwander - Friday Night Rag
  • Pratt - Hot-House Rag
  • Lamb - Ragtime Nightingale
  • Gershwin / Donaldson - Rialto Ripples
  • Joplin - Stoptime Rag
  • Joplin / Hayden - Sunflower Slow Drag
  • Lamb - Top Liner Rag
  • Morath - The Golden Hours
  • Naughtin - Birthday Rag

Latin

  • La Bamba (Traditional)
  • Albeniz - Tango in D
  • Bandolim - Noites Cariocas
  • Bizet - Habañera from Carmen
  • Gade - Jalousie Tango 
  • Gianneo - Lamento Quichua
  • Ginastera - Danzas Argentinas No. 2
  • Villa-Lobos - Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5

Classical

  • Bach - Air from Suite No. 3 in D
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
  • Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
  • Bach - Cantata No. 140, Verse 1 Wachet Auf
  • Bach - Chorale Prelude - Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
  • Bach - Chorale Prelude - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Bach - Largo from the Concerto for Two Violins
  • Bach - Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena)
  • Handel - Violin Sonata No. 4 in D
  • Handel - Hornpipe from the Water Music
  • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring.
  • Vivaldi - Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, #11
  • Movement I
  • Movement II
  • Movement III
  • Golden Earrings (Traditional)
  • Bartók - Rumanian Folk Dances
  • Bizet - Entr'acte to Act IV of Carmen
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 1
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 6
  • Herbert - Gypsy Life
  • Keler - Son of the Puszta
  • Kreisler - Allegretto after Boccherini
  • Kreisler - Caprice Viennois
  • Kreisler - The Old Refrain
  • Kreisler - Schön Rosmarin
  • Kreisler - Tambourin Chinois
  • Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza
  • Strauss - Czardas from Die Fledermaus

Romantic classics

  • Beethoven - Adagio from the Pathetique Sonata
  • Bizet - Entr'acte to Act III of Carmen
  • Bizet - Flower Song from Carmen
  • Debussy - Clair de lune
  • Debussy - The Girl With the Flaxen Hair
  • Dvorák - Largo from the New World Symphony
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Grieg - Morning Mood from Perr Gynt Suite
  • Lehar - Vilia from The Merry Widow
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thais
  • Puccini - Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme
  • Rachmaninov - 18th Variation from Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
  • Rachmaninov - Vocalise
  • Ravel - Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Ravel - Pavane por une infante defunte
  • Satie - Three Gymnopedies
  • Shostakovich - Romance
  • J. Strauss, Jr. - Blue Danube Waltzes
  • Chopin Waltz Suite
  • Ivanovici - Danube Waves Waltz
  • Kreisler - Liebesfreud Waltz
  • Lehar - Waltz Suite from The Merry Widow
  • J. Strauss, Jr. - Waltz Suite from Die Fledermaus
  • Belle of the Ball
  • Kreisler - Midnight Bells Waltz
  • Puccini - Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme
  • J. Strauss, Jr. - Tales from the Vienna Woods Waltz
  • Stolz - Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time
  • Dvorák - Waltz movement from Symphony No. 8
  • J. Strauss, Jr. - Wiener Blut Waltzes
  • R. Strauss - Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier

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