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Clifton String Quartet

Professional Exeter based String Quartet who are ideal for weddings, corporate events and private functions. Their repertoire is large and varied, and ranges from light cl ...

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Set List / Repertoire

Selected Repertoire


Bach - Air on a G String
Wachet Auf
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Sheep may safely graze
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Bizet - Prelude to Carmen
Borodin - Polotsvian Dances
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Dvorak - Humoresque
Elgar - Nimrod
Gershwin - I Got Rhythm
Rhapsody in Blue
American in Paris
Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Morning from ‘Peer Gynt’
Handel - Aria from Xerxes
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Liszt - Liebestraum
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Three Divertimento
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Andante from Piano Concerto 21
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon and Gigue
Purcell - Chaconny
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Satie - Gymnopedie
Schubert - Ave Maria
Schumann - Traumeri
Tchaikovsky - Music from Nutcracker Suite
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Verdi - La Forza del Destino
Vivaldi - Four Seasons

Popular Arrangements

Anything Goes
Fly me to the Moon
Chelsea Bridge
Satin Doll
Take the ‘A’ Train
The Girl from Ipanema
Lullaby of Birdland
Pennies From Heaven
Everytime We Say Goodbye
Theme from E.T.
Speak Softly Love
Moon River
Carpenters Selection
Schindler’s List
Makin’ Whoopee
A Whole New World
Let’s do it
I Know Him So Well
Reel Fiddlin
I Dreamed a Dream
Blue Tango
Big Spender
The Typewriter
The Entertainer
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Peacherine Rag
Annie’s Song
Carl Jenkin’s Palladio
Selections from ‘Mikado’
Fiddle Faddle
Selections from ‘Pirates of Penzance’
Various Christmas Carols

Fly me to the Moon
I do like to be beside the seaside
Satin Doll Carpenters Selection
Lullaby of Birdland Beatles Selection
The Girl from Ipanema Joplin - Roseleaf Rag * The Entertainer * Peacherine Rag
Everytime We Say Goodbye The Typewriter
Reel Fiddlin' Let's do it
Annie's Song Blue Tango
Greensleeves Fiddle Faddle
Carl Jenkin's 'Palladio' Plink, Plank, Plunk
Cock Linnet (Cockney Medley) Sandpaper Ballet
Makin' Whoopee Funniculi, Funnicula

Repertoire for Wedding Ceremonies

Entrance of the Bride

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Wagner - Wedding March

Signing of the Register

Bach - Air on a G String
Bach - Jesu Joy of man’s desiring
Bach - Sheep may safely graze
Handel - Aria form Xerxes
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Liszt - Liebestraum
Pachelbel - Canon
Schubert - Ave Maria

Exit of the Bridal Party

Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mozart - Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate
Mouret - Rondeau
Purcell - Trumpet Tune

These pieces are intended purely as suggestions of the traditional pieces often requested. Please feel free to choose anything from our complete repertoire, or we will do our very best to source any particular requests you may have.

2 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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5 stars - Clifton String Quartet are Highly Recommended booked Clifton String Quartet for their Wedding at Almonry Barn Wedding Venue in Somerset

“Loved having them and would recommend them, they were worth every penny. It really set an atmosphere ”

The string quartet were excellent.

5 stars - Clifton String Quartet are Highly Recommended booked Clifton String Quartet for their Wedding at POLHAWN FORT in Cornwall

“Alive couldn’t have provided a more helpful service in finding us a string quartet for our wedding. I would highly recommend them. The string quartet were excellent. The music for the ceremony and the drinks reception was excellent, it was exactly as I expected and the guests really enjoyed the background music.”


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    Default lineup: 4 members

    4 piece band: violin x 2, viola, cello

    Full Biography

    The Clifton Quartet was launched in 2000. The four musicians – two Violins, Viola and ‘Cello are experienced professional musicians who have played together regularly for several years, as well as performing independently in various professional chamber and orchestral ensembles.

    The quartet have played at a wide range of events and functions including naval dinners, weddings and birthday parties and have performed in venues ranging from stately buildings to marquees across Devon, Somerset and Cornwall. Their repertoire is large and varied, and ranges from light classical, jazz standards and show tunes to the more serious quartet repertoire.

    The quartet is especially experienced in providing the perfect music for wedding ceremonies, with a large selection of suitable arrangements, ranging from the traditional to the more unusual. They are often asked to provide music for guests both before and after the ceremony, as well as for the entrance of the bride and the signing of the register.

    The quartet’s varied repertoire is very suitable for all kinds of events and they are able to adapt the music to fit your own requirements. They will also do their very best to find any ‘special requests’ you may have.

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