The Class Quartet - String Quartet

This Derbyshire string quartet are all conservatoire-trained professional musicians, with a wide experience of playing in symphony, opera and ballet orchestras. Their main focus however, for many years has been on string quartet playing.

Since 1997 they have been providing high quality music for hundreds of weddings, as well as many other special occasions, corporate events, informal concerts and much else besides.  Based in Derbyshire, but are happy to travel.

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The Class Quartet - String Quartet Repertoire

Before the ceremony begins

  • Concerto for 2 violins - Bach
  • Brandenburg Concerto no.2 -  Bach
  • Brandenburg Concerto no.3 - Bach
  • Etude: So Deep Is The Night- Chopin
  • Flower Duet from Lakmé - Delibes
  • Nimrod - Elgar
  • Pavane - Fauré
  • Morning, from Peer Gynt - Grieg
  • Where’er You Walk - Handel
  • Largo from Xerxes - Handel
  • Air from the Water Music - Handel
  • Divertimento in D - Mozart
  • Unchained Melody - North
  • Thou Ring on my Finger - Schumann
  • Winter from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi

Religious ceremonies only

  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Allelujah (Exsultate, Jubilate) - Mozart
  • Ave Maria - Schubert

Entrance of the Bride

  • Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) - Wagner

Signing of the Register

  • Air on the G string - Bach          
  • You Raise Me Up - Lovland
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Romance from The Gadfly - Shostakovich

Exit of the Bridal Party

  • Prelude to the Te Deum - Charpentier
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
  • La Réjouissance (Fireworks Music) - Handel
  • Hornpipe (Water Music) - Handel
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Trumpet Tune and Air - Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary - John Stanley
  • Spring from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi

RECEPTION MUSIC

Light Classical 

  • Suite in D - Bach
  • Suite in B minor - Bach
  • Celebrated Minuet - Boccherini
  • Berceuse, from ‘Dolly’ Suite - Fauré
  • Departure of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • Handel's Water Music 
  • Pomposo
  • Bourrée
  • Hornpipe
  • Aria
  • Minuet
  • Concerto Grosso in G, op.6 no.1 - Handel
  • Gold and Silver Waltz - Lehár
  • Three Divertimenti - Mozart
  • Rondo alla Turca - Mozart
  • Can-Can - Offenbach
  • Menuet in G - Paderewski

Films, Shows and TV

  • An Affair To Remember (Sleepless In Seattle)
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King)
  • Cavatina (The Deerhunter)
  • Waltz from ‘Charade’
  • Disney Magic – medley
  • Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
  • Candle on the Water
  • Chim-chim-cheree
  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
  • Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina (Evita)
  • Gabriel’s Oboe  (The Mission)
  • The House of Eliott theme
  • I Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)
  • I Know Him So Well (Chess)
  • I Dreamed A Dream (Les Misérables)
  • James Bond themes
  • Dr No
  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Jeeves and Wooster
  • Love is a Many-Splendoured Thing
  • A Man And A Woman
  • Memory (Cats)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
  • Over The Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Music of the Night
  • Phantom Theme
  • Think Of Me
  • Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  • Maria (The Sound of Music)
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • Tangos: (as in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’)
  • El Choclo
  • La Cumparsita
  • Por Una Cabeza
  • Tomo Y Obligo
  • Three Coins in the Fountain
  • Till There Was You (The Music Man)
  • Upstairs Downstairs
  • Wedding Dances (Fiddler on the Roof)
  • Younger Than Springtime (South Pacific

Palm Court

  • Elizabethan Serenade - Ronald Binge
  • O Sole Mio (‘Just One Cornetto’) di Capua
  • By the Sleepy Lagoon - Eric Coates
  • Funiculi, Funicula - Luigi Denza
  • Chanson de Matin - Elgar
  • Salut d’Amour - Elgar
  • Schön Rosmarin - Kreisler
  • La Vie en Rose - Louiguy
  • The Londonderry Air - trad.
  • Roses of Picardy - Wood

Rags

  • Bethena - Scott Joplin
  • Country Club - Scott Joplin
  • Easy Winners - Scott Joplin
  • Elite Syncopations - Scott Joplin
  • The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
  • Heliotrope Bouquet - Scott Joplin
  • Paragon Rag - Scott Joplin
  • The Strenuous Life - Scott Joplin

Popular Favourites

  • (That’s) Amore
  • Amparito Roca
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Blue Tango
  • C’est Si Bon
  • Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
  • Dream A Little Dream
  • Forgotten Dreams
  • Greensleeves
  • Irish Sherry
  • It Had To Be You
  • Love Is The Sweetest Thing
  • Mad Dogs and Englishmen
  • March: Out of the Blue (‘Sports Report’)
  • March: Slaidburn
  • My Way
  • A Walk in the Black Forest
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • When I Fall In Love

Chart Songs (from Beatles to the present)

  • All You Need Is Love
  • A Whole New World
  • Bittersweet Symphony
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Can’t Take My Eyes off You
  • Chasing Cars
  • Clocks
  • Con Te Partiro
  • Dancing Queen
  • Endless Love
  • From This Moment On
  • Heaven
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Here, There and Everywhere
  • Imagine
  • (I’m Gonna Be) 500 Miles
  • Immortality
  • Let It Be
  • Love Is All Around
  • Michelle
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Nothing Compares 2 U
  • One Day Like This
  • Perfect Day
  • Perfect Moment
  • Shine
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine
  • Walking After You
  • George on the Brain (medley) - Gershwin
  • Clap Yo’ Hands - Gershwin
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm - Gershwin
  • I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
  • The Man I Love - Gershwin
  • HMS Pinafore - Gilbert and Sullivan
  • The Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan
  • The Pirates of Penzance - Gilbert and Sullivan

Opera and Ballet

  • Duet from The Pearl Fishers - Bizet
  • Vilia, from The Merry Widow - Lehár
  • Two arias from The Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
  • Voi Che Sapete
  • Non Più Andrai
  • Dance of the Hours - Ponchielli
  • O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
  • Musetta’s Waltz Song - Puccini
  • Galop, from William Tell - Rossini
  • Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky
  • Waltz from Eugene Onegin - Tchaikovsky
  • Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky
  • Brindisi (Drinking Song) - Verdi
  • Walther’s Prize Song - Wagner

Standards

  • Autumn Leaves
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo
  • Cock Linnet
  • Congratulations
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • I’m In The Mood For Love
  • In A Sentimental Mood
  • In The Mood
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • Leaning On A Lamppost
  • Let’s Do It
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Mood Indigo
  • Moonlight and Roses
  • Moonlight Becomes You
  • Moonlight In Vermont
  • Moonlight Serenade
  • Moon River
  • My Funny Valentine
  • The Nearness of You
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
  • Spread A Little Happiness
  • Stardust
  • Strangers in the Night
  • Tenderly
  • Volare
  • (It’s a) Wonderful World
  • The Blue Danube - Strauss
  • Emperor Waltz - Strauss
  • Pizzicato Polka - Strauss
  • Radetsky March - Strauss
  • Roses from The South - Strauss

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