Crystal Strings String Quartet West Midlands

Crystal Strings

Excellent male & female string quartet based in the Midlands who are as comfortable playing Status Quo as they are Strauss, and who move from The Beatles to Bach with ease.

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Set List / Repertoire

Entrance/ Exit
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Pachellbel Canon
Handel Hornpipe from the Water Music
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Christa Perri - 1000 Years
One Day Like This - Elbow
Mendelsohn Wedding March
Clarke Prince of Denmark’s March
Vivaldi Spring
Wagner Bridal Chorus

Signing of the Register
Bach Air on a G String
Faure Pavanne
Handel Air from the Water Music
Delibes Flower Duet
Bach Second Movement of the Double Violin Concerto
Elgar Sault D’Amour
Vivaldi Winter
What a Wonderful World
As time Goes By

Selections from our repertoire list:

Contemporary Pop
Adele - Hello
Blunt, James - You’re Beautiful
Buble, Michael - Everything
Coldplay - Paradise
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Coldplay - Every Tear Drop is a Waterfall
Coldplay - Yellow
Elbow - One Day Like This
?Evanescence - My Immortal
Florence and the Machines -You’ve Got the Love
?Guetta, David - Without You
Haddaway - What is Love
Lady Gaga - Lady Gaga Hit Mix
Legend, John - All of Me
Mars, Bruno - Just the Way You Are
Mars, Bruno - Marry you
Mars, Bruno - Talking to the Moon
Perri, Christina - A Thousand Years
?Mraz, Jason - I'm Yours
?Sheeran, Ed - Thinking Out Loud
Ronson, Mark - Uptown Funk

Pop and Rock
Abba - Medley of Songs by Abba
Abba - Mamma Mia
Aerosmith - I Don’t Want to Miss a thing
Aznavour, Charles - She
Beach Boys - Beach Boys Medley
Bee Gees - How Deep is Your Love
Clapton, Eric - Wonderful tonight
Clapton,Eric - Stairway to Heaven
Cohen, Leonard - Hallelujah
Collins, Phil - Two Hearts
Des'ree - Kissing you

Dexy's Midnight Runners  - Come on Eileen
ELO - MR Blue Sky
ENYA -Only Time
Gaynor, Gloria - I Will Survive
Guns and Roses - Sweet Child of Mine

Ivers and Keane - Bygone Days
Jackson, Michael - Thriller
John, Elton - Your song
Jones, Tom - Delilah
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
King, Ben E - Stand By Me
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Lennon - Love
Love Affair - Everlasting Love
Madness - It Must Be Love
Markowitz -I’ve Had the Time of My Life
Marley - Is this love
Martin, Dean  - Sway
Meatloaf - I would do anything for love
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Michael, George - Last Christmas
Moody Blues - Nights in White Satin
Oasis - Wonderwall
Orbison, Roy - Oh Pretty Woman
Poco Harem - Whiter Shade of Pale
Presley, Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
Presley, Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Somebody to Love
Queen - Love is my Life
Queen - I was Born to Love You
Queen - The Best of Queen
Reed, Lou - Perfect Day
Seal - Kiss from a Rose
Sedaka, Neil - Is This The Way to Amarillo
Simon and Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair
Simone, Nina - Feeling Good
Status Quo - Rockin’ All Over The World
Sting - Roxanne
Sting - Fields of Gold
The Beatles - Lady Madonna
The Beatles- Yesterday
The Beatles - 
If I Fell
The Beatles - Got to Get You Into My Life
The Beatles - Hello Goodbye
The Beatles - Best of the Beatles
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - When I’m Sixty Four
The Beatles - Grow Old With Me
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
The Beatles - She Loves You
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles - With a Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles - Eight Days a Week
The Beatles - Michelle
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Fugees -Killing Me Softly With His Song
The Hollies - The Air That I Breathe
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Train - Hey Soul Sister
West life - Flying without Wings

White, Barry - You're the First, the Last, My Everything
Williams, Robbie - Angels
Young, Victor - When I Fall In Love

Baroque and Classical
Bach, J.S - Wachet Auf
Bach, J.S  - Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach, J.S - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach, J.S - Toccata and Fugue
Bach, J.S - Brandenburg Concerto no.5

Bach, J.S - Brandenburg Concerto no.3
Bach, J.S- Double Concerto for Two Violins
Bach, J.S - Concerto for violin and oboe
Bach, J.S - Arioso
Bach, J.S - Air on G
Bach, J.S - Bouree from the 3rd cello Suite

Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Handel - Largo
Handel - Zadok the Priest

Handel - Where're You Walk
Handel - Suite from the Firework Music

Handel - Suite from the Water Music
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - Minuet from Berenice

Handel - All We Like Sheep and Hallelujah Chorus , Messiah
Pachelbel - Canon
Purcell - Two Rondeau
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi, Antonio - The Four Seasons, Spring, Autumn, Summer and Winter
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Beethoven - Adagio Cantabile from Pathetique Sonata
Beethoven - Symphony No 5 in C Minor
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Boccherini - Minuet
Bor Teddy - McMozart's Eine Kleine
Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Gounod - Ave Maria
Haydn - Andante, Oboe Concerto
Haydn - Symphony No 77, Mvt 4
Mozart - Andante from Piano Concerto no 21
Mozart - Rondo alla Turca
Mozart - Adagio in C K356
Mozart - Magic Flute Overture
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart - Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate
Mozart - Rondo alla Turca
Mozart - Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate
Mozart - Divertimento in D, B flat and F
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart - Rondo alla Turca
Mozart - Lacrimosa from the Requiem
Pleyel  - Two Sonatinas opus 48 no 1 and 2
Rossini - Ballet Music from William Tell
Schubert - Ständchen
Schubert - Ecossaise
Strauss, Johann - Pizzicato Polka

Barber - Adagio for Strings
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Un Bal
Borodin - Theme from String Quartet 2
Brahms - Hungarian Dances
Davies - RAF March Past
Debussy - Gollywog's Cake Walk
Delibes - Flower Duet

Dvorak - Serenade opus 44
Dvorak - Finale from Sonatina in G Minor
Dvorak - Slavonic Dances
Dvorak - Humoresque
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Elgar - Chanson de Nuit
Elgar - Salut D'Amour
Faure - Pavane
Franck - Panis angelicas
Grieg - Waltz
Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite

Grieg - Norwegian Dance no. 3
Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Jenkins, Karl - Palladio
Massenet - Meditation
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Monti - Czardas
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Rachmaninoff - Variation 18 from Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini
Ravel - Bolero
Rimskikorskov - Flight of the Bumblebee

Satie, Eric - Gymnopedie No 1
Schumann - Scenes from Childhood
Schumann - Träumer
Schumann - Thou Ring on my Finger

Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
Strauss - Radetzky March
Strauss - Tritsh-Tratsch Polka
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beaty waltz
Tchaikovsky - Suite from the Nutcracker
Tchaikovsky  - Serenade for strings

Bizet -Carmen Suite
Capua - O Sole Mio
Delibes - Flower Duet
Denza - Funiculi Funicular
Gilbert and Sullivan - Selections from the Operetta's
Gounod - Chanson Du Roi from Faust
Gounod - Vin O biere from Faust
Mascagni - Intermezzo Sinfonico from Calvalleri Rusticana
Mozart - Ah, Fuggi il Traditor! from Don Giovanni
Mozart - De Vieni, Non Tardar from The Marrige of Figaro
Mozart - Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart - Overture from the Magic Flute
Puccini - Quando m'en Vo Soletta per la via from La Bohème
Puccini - O mio babbino caro
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture
Strauss - Overture from Die Fledermaus
Verdi - Libiamo from La Traviata
Verdi - Quartet from Rigoletto
Verdi - Grand March from Aida
Verdi - Brindisi - Drinking Song
Wagner - Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin
Wagner - Grand March from Tannhäuser
Wagner - Bridal March

Armstrong, Louis - What A Wonderful World
Berlin - Let's Face The Music and Dance
Coward, Noel - Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Donaldson - Makin Whoopee
Ellington, Duke - In a Sentimental Mood
Gade - Jalousie
Gay - Leaning on a Lamppost
Gershwin, George - They can't take that away from me
Gershwin, George - Someone to Watch Over Me
Gershwin, George - Summertime
Gershwin, George - Slap That Bass
Gershwin, George - Nice Work If You Can Get It
Gershwin, George - I've Got Rhythm
Howard, Bart - Fly me to the Moon
Hupfeld, Herman - As Time Goes By
Jobim, Antonia Carlos - Girl from Ipanema
Johnson -Pennies From Heaven
Jones, Isham - It Had To Be You
Joplin, Scott - The Entertainer and lots of other Rags

Kern, Jerome - The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Martin and Coulter - Congratulations
Porter - Everytime we Say Goodbye
Porter - Let's Do It
Porter - Anything Goes
Prado, Perez - Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White
Rodgers, Richard - My Funny Valentine
Shearing, George - Lullaby of Birdland
Sherwin - Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Shields, Harry - Tiger Rag
Strayhorn, Billy - Take the A Train
Strayhorn, Billy - Satin Doll
Strayhorn, Billy - Chelsea Bridge
Suessdorf - Moonlight in Vermont
Warren, Harry - That’s Amore
Young, Victor - When I Fall In Love
Waller, Fats -  Ain't misbehavin'

Musicals, Films and TV
Arlen, Harold - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Bardelt, Klaus - Pirates of the Caribbean
Bernstein, Elmer - The Magnificent Seven
Brown, Herb - Singin’ in the Rain
Collins, Phil - Tarzan Theme

Giacchino,M - Stuff We Did from Up
Goldsmith, Jerry - The Gremlin Rag
Hamlish, Marvin - Nobody does it better
Horner, James - Titanic Medley
Horner, James - Braveheart Wedding
Jarre, Maurice  - Lara's Theme Somewhere my Love
John, Elton - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Lopez - Love is an Open Door
Mancini, Henry - Moon River
Mancini, Henry - The Pink Panther
Menken, A - Hercules I can Go The Distance
Menken, A - A Whole New World
Menken, Alan - Now I See the Light
Newman, Randy - Dexter's tune
Norman, Monty - James Bond Theme
Parton, Dolly - I will always love you
Rodgers, Richard - Blue Moon
Rota, Nina - Godfather Love Theme
Sager & Foster - The Prayer
Shostakovich - Romance from the Gadfly
Sherman & Sherman - I Wanna Be Like You
Sherman & Sherman - The Bare Necessities
Sherman & Sherman - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Sherman & Sherman - Hushabye mountain
Silvestri, Alan - Theme from Forest Gump
Simon, Carly - Nobody Does It Better
Trenet, Charles - Beyond the Sea
Ungar,J - Ashokan Farewell
Weill, Kurt - Mack the Knife
Williams John - Hedwig's theme
Williams John - The Throne Room
Williams John - Cavatina from Deer Hunter
Williams, John - Raiders March
Williams, John - Concerning Hobbits

Anderson and Rice - I Know Him so Well
Bernstein, L - Maria
Bernstein, L - America
Bernstein, L - New York, New York
Bernstein, L - I Feel Pretty from West Side Story
Bock - Sunrise, Sunset
Coleman, Cy - Big Spender
John, Elton - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Lloyd Webber, A - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Lloyd Webber, A - All I Ask Of You
Loewe - My Fair Lady
Rodgers and Hammerstein - Suite from South Pacific
Rodgers, Richard - You’ll Never Walk Alone
Schonburg, CM - I Dreamed a Dream

Full Biography

*Experienced high quality musicians
*Extremely varied setlist of classical and popular music
*Trio option available
*Happy to tailor the setlist to suit your needs
*Excellent value for money

When elegance and sophistication are required, Crystal Strings are guaranteed to please. The members are all experienced orchestral and chamber players who combine their expertise to create a fresh and sparkling sound.

The quartet provides a personally tailored repertoire for a wedding ceremony stylish background music for a drinks reception (weather permitting on the lawn) and a tasteful touch of class for a wedding breakfast.

Crystal Strings has an extensive play-list with continuously updated and improved pads containing every recognised musical genre. But you don't have to restrict yourselves to the more recognised baroque, classical, romantic or modern pieces; they are just as comfortable playing the very latest jazz and pop. If you've heard it, they'll play it!

Their long list of satisfied clients includes Aston Martin, Mercedes, Birmingham Art Gallery and Bryant Homes as well as hundreds of delighted newlyweds. You could be next!

So whether you wish to rejoice, promote or reminisce, Crystal Strings has a reputation for providing professional service and will always undertake to meet any special requirements.

Crystal Strings Trio
If your occasion is a more intimate affair, Crystal Strings Trio (two violins and a cello) would be a graceful addition to the event. They provide a similar service and repertoire to that of Crystal Strings, whilst still creating that distinctive refinement to the occasion.


Default lineup: 4 members

2 x violins; 1 x viola; 1 x cello.

Performance Times

Ceremony (Civil upto 60mins).

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Price from £732 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 4 members performing up to 3 hours of background music

  • East Midlands From £732
  • East of England From £732
  • North West From £732
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  • South West From £780

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16 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 4 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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A Perfect Melody for a Perfect Day

5 stars - Crystal Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Crystal Strings for their Wedding in Warwickshire June 2024

“Crystal Strings performed at our wedding ceremony on 08.06.2024 in Coventry, UK, and they were simply outstanding! Their music added a magical touch to our special day, creating a beautiful and memorable atmosphere. Would definitely book again.”

Lucy & Kelvin’s Wedding Reception

5 stars - Crystal Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Crystal Strings for their Wedding in Northamptonshire

“Crystal Strings played beautifully at our champagne reception ad during our wedding breakfast. As a English country garden wedding they really couldn’t have set the scene more perfectly.”

They did an amazing job at the event!

5 stars - Crystal Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Crystal Strings for their event in Cambridgeshire

“They did an amazing job at the event! Very responsive and adaptive to our programme.”

Military Mess Function

5 stars - Crystal Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Crystal Strings for their event in Staffordshire

“Added the X factor required for this function.”

Professional players! Best you can get!

5 stars - Crystal Strings are Highly Recommended
booked Crystal Strings for their Wedding in Herefordshire

“We are extremely grateful to have Crystal Strings performed at our wedding ceremony. They have a great repertoire. It was a pleasure to arrange with them (through emails). They are very helpful in picking tunes we want. Highly Recommended!”

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