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Quay Strings

String Quartet based in Dorset

Price from £634
Quay Strings are a professional string quartet. The group has become recognised for their energetic and charismatic performances and they have a diverse setlist from Baroque to Ragtime.

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Baroque

• Albinoni – Adagio in G
• Bach – Air on a G string
• Bach – Bourree
• Bach – Badinerie
• Bach – Violin Concerto in E
• Bach – Fugue in D major from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’
• Bach – Sarabande from the first French Suite
• Bach – Bouree from the Third Suite for Cello
• Bach – Jesu’ Joy of Man’s Desiring
• Bach – Prelude in E major from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’
• Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
• Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
• Corelli – Christmas Concerto
• Handel – Allegro I from Sonata Op.1 No.11
• Handel – Allegro II from Sonata Op.1 No.11
• Handel – Alla Siciliana from Sonata Op.1, No.11
• Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
• Handel – Hallelujah Chorus from ‘The Messiah’
• Handel – Hornpipe from The Water Music
• Handel – March from Scipio
• Handel – La Rejouissance
• Handel – Sarabande and Two Variations
• Pachelbel – Canon
• Pergolesi – Arietta ‘Se tu m’ami, se sospiri’
• Purcell – Dido’s Lament
• Purcell – Music for a While from ‘Oedipus’
• Purcell – Two Rondeaux (Inc. Theme from Young person’s guide)
• Scaralatti – Sonata K87
• Vivaldi – Spring from the Four Seasons
• Vivaldi – Summer from the Four Seasons
• Vivaldi – Autumn from the Four Seasons
• Vivaldi – Winter from the Four Seasons



Classical

• Beethoven – Adagio Cantabile from ‘Pathetique Sonata’
• Beethoven – Minuet from ‘Sonata Op.49, No.2’
• Boccherini - Minuet
• Dittersdorf – Menuett from the Quartet in E flat major
• Haydn – Adagio from the Quartet in G major
• Haydn – Andante from ‘Oboe Concerto’
• Haydn – Menuett from the Quartet in D minor
• Haydn – Quartet in C (The Bird)
o Allegro Moderato
o Scherzo Allegretto
o Adagio ma non troppo
o Finale – Rondo Presto
• Haydn – Serenade from Quartet Op.3, No.5
• Mozart – Adagio in C, K356
• Mozart – Andante from Quartet No.8
• Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
• Mozart – Divertimento No.1 in D
• Mozart – Divertimento No.2 in B
• Mozart – Divertimento No.3 in F
• Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
• Mozart – Presto ‘A Musical Joke’
• Mozart – Theme from ‘Elvira Madigan’
• Mozart – Rondo alla Turca
• Schumann – Aus dem Album für die Jugend Op. 68
• Schumann – Lied “An den Sonnenschein”
• Schumann – Scenes from Childhood Op.15
• Schubert – Ave Maria
• Schubert – Moment Musical
• Schubert – Ständchen


Romantic

• Borodin – Nocturne
• Brahms – Hungarian Dance no. 5
• Debussy – Clair de Lune
• Debussy – Golliwogg’s Cake-Walk ‘Children’s Corner’
• Delibes – Mazurka from Coppelia
• Dvorak - Humoresque
• Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No.VIII
• Elgar – Chanson de Matin
• Elgar – Salut d’Amour
• Elgar – Nimrod from Enigma Variations
• Elgar – Serenade for Strings
• Grieg – Norwegian Dance No.2
• Grieg – Norwegian Dance No.3
• Grieg – Studenternes Serenade
• Holst – I Vow to Thee My Country (from The Planets)
• MacDowell – A Deserted Farm
• Mendelssohn - Sehnsüchtig
• Mendelssohn – Wedding March
• Monti – Czardas (sib Gerald Manning)
• Rachmaninov - Vocalise
• Ravel - Bolero
• Saint-Saens – The Swan
• Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
• Strauss – Radetzky March
• Strauss – Roses from the South
• Strauss – Vienna Blood
• Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Overture
• Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Symphony No. 5
• Vaughan-Williams – The Lark Ascending
• Vaughans-Williams – Greensleeves (based on the Vaughan-Williams version)
• Wagner – Bridal Chorus from ‘Lohengrin’ (Here Comes the Bride)


Opera / Ballet

• Bizet – Duet from ‘The Pearl Fishers’
• Bizet – Prelude to Carmen
• Bizet – Habanera from ‘Carmen’ (sib Warren Belshaw)
• Borodin – Polovtsian Dance No.1 from ‘Prince Igor’
• Di Capua – O Sole Mio (Cornetto advert)
• Delibes – Flower Duet from ‘Lakme’
• Delibes – Mazurka from ‘Coppélia’
• Grieg – In The Hall of the Mountain King from ‘Peer Gynt’
• Mascagni – Intermezzo from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
• Mozart – Non Piu Andrai from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
• Mozart – Voi Che Sapete from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
• Puccini – Nessun Dorma
• Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
• Puccini – Musetta’s Waltz Song from ‘La Bohème’
• Rossini – Barber of Seville Overture
• Rossini – Ballet Music from ‘William Tell’
• Rossini – Galop (William Tell Overture)
• Tchaikovsky – Miniature Overture from the ‘Nutcracker Suite’
• Tchaikovsky – March from the ‘Nutcracker Suite’
• Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from the ‘Nutcracker Suite’
• Tchaikovsky – Russian Dance from the ‘Nutcracker Suite’
• Tchaikovsky – Chinese Dance from the ‘Nutcracker Suite’
• Tchaikovsky – Danse des Mirlitons from ‘Nutcracker Suite’
• Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers from the ‘Nutcracker Suite’
• Verdi – Brindisi (Drinking Song) from ‘La Traviata’
• Verdi – Quartet from ‘Rigoletto’
• Verdi – Andantino from ‘The Force of Destiny’



Show Music

• Bernstein – Maria from ‘West Side Story’
• Bernstein – New York, New York from ‘On The Town’
• Gershwin – A Foggy Day from ‘A Damsel in Distress’
• Gershwin – Someone to Watch Over Me from ‘Oh, Kay!’
• Gershwin – Summertime from ‘Porgy and Bess’
• Gershwin – Love Walked In from ‘Goldwyn Follies’
• Lloyd-Webber – Music of the Night from ‘Phantom’
• Rodgers – My Funny Valentine from ‘Babes in Arms’
• Sullivan – Three Little Maids from School from ‘The Mikado’


Light Music

• Albeniz - Tango
• Anderson – Blue Tango
• Berlin – Cheek to Cheek
• Carmichael and Loesser – Heart and Soul
• Cole Porter – Anything Goes
• Cole Porter – Let’s Do It
• Collins and Leigh – Cock Linnet
• Denza – Funiculi Funicula
• Donaldson – Makin’ Whoopee
• Ellington - Caravan
• Ellis – Coronation Scott
• Gershwin – Fascinatin’ Rhythm
• Gershwin – I Got Rhythm
• Gershwin – S’Wonderful
• Gershwin – The Man I Love
• Gimbel - Bluesette
• Glover-Kind – I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside
• Howard – Fly Me To The Moon
• Kern – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
• Kern – The Way You Look Tonight
• Shearing – Lullaby of Birdland
• Strayhorn – Take The ‘A’ Train
• Suessdorf – Moonlight in Vermont
• Traditional – English Country Gardens
• Traditional – Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)

Ragtime

• Joplin – Maple Leaf Rag
• Joplin – Ragtime Dance
• Joplin – Roseleaf Rag
• Joplin - Solace
• Joplin – The Entertainer

Occasions

• Traditional – Christmas Medley 1
o Away in a Manger
o The First Nowell
o The Holly and the Ivy
o We Wish You a Merry Christmas
o Past Three O’clock
o God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
o O Come All Ye Faithful
o Jerusalem
• Traditional – Christmas Medley 2
o Jingle Bells
o Ding Dong Merrily On High
o Good King Wenceslas
o On Christmas Day in the Morning
o Hark the Herald Angels Sing
o Jingle Bells (reprise)
• Happy Birthday – Theme and Variations
• National Anthem (God Save the Queen)
• The Grace from ‘Laudi Spirituali’
• Handel – March from ‘Scipio’


Pop Music


• Beatles – And I Love Her
• Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
• Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
• Beatles – Paperback Writer
• Beatles – When I’m Sixty-Four
• Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
• Carpenters – Superstar
• Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You
• Carpenters –Goodbye To Love
• Elton John – Your Song
• Elton John – Candle In The Wind
• Gimbel – Killing Me Softly With His Song
• Ham and Evans – Without You
• Kamen – (Everything I Do) I Do It For You
• Simon and Garfunkle – Bridge Over Troubled Water
• I’ve had the time of my life
• Rocking all over the world
• Lady In Red
• Love me tender
• Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet




TV and Film


• Barber – Adagio (‘Platoon’)
• Jeeves and Wooster
• Myers – Cavatina from ‘The Deer Hunter’
• Rodrigo – Concierto d’Aranjuez (Second Movement) from ‘Brassed Off’
• Wilson – Theme from Fawlty Towers
• Williams – Schindler’s List
• Shostakovich – Romance from ‘The Gadfly’
• James Bond – Theme from Dr. No
• Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe from ‘The Mission’
• Theme from The A Team
• Rachmaninov – Variation 18 (Love tune from ‘Somewhere in Time’)
• Khatchaturian – Adagio from ‘Spartacus
• Moon River
• Theme from ‘The Addams Family’
• Bernstein – Maria from ‘West Side Story’
• Bach – Air on a G string (Hamlet Cigars)
• Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakme (British Airways theme)
• Di Capua – O Sole Mio (Cornetto Ice Cream)
• Handel – Sarabande (Levi’s Advert)
• Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana (Godfather)
• Andrew Lloyd-Webber – Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)

  • Elegant and professional quartet
  • Diverse setlist from Baroque to Ragtime
  • Best rates in the South
  • Flexible to suit your needs

Line up:

Default lineup: 4 members

String Quartet: 2 x violins; 1 x viola; 1 x cello

Highlights
* Elegant and professional quartet
* Diverse setlist from Baroque to Ragtime
* Best rates in the South
* Flexible to suit your needs

Quay Strings are a professional string quartet resident in the South West of England. The group has become recognised for their energetic and charismatic performances and pride themselves on their professional approach.

With their beautiful presentation and extensive diverse repertoire Quay Strings are quickly becoming one of the South’s favourite String ensembles.

Our members have performed and recorded with many of the country’s major orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and the English Chamber Orchestra.

We have also performed live on many broadcasts for radio and television. Quay Strings have a wealth of experience in classical and contemporary repertoire, and are experienced performing in a wide range of events, from intimate informal weddings to major corporate functions.

What people have said...
“Wonderful….. the music provided by Quay Strings added that extra special quality and culture to the day with such varied playing.” Roland & Louise Dauncey
“The Music was superb. So many people commented on it. It’s amazing how your quartet made such a difference. Thank you so much.” Mrs. R. Passmore

“Their exceptionally high standard of playing, and professionalism will remain in my memory for many years.” James Blair, Principal Conductor and Artistic Director, Young Musician’s Symphony Orchestra

Your Event
The quartet are very flexible; they can provide requests with ample notice. There will be a small charge for a request that is not already on their repertoire.

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Quay Strings from Alive Network

  • Trio Deduct £90

    Smaller repertoire available

  • New Requests, per request add Add £60

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Quay Strings from Alive Network

  • Ceremony (Civil upto 60mins) £0
  • Ceremony (Church upto 90mins) £0
  • Drinks OR Meal (2 hour period) £0
  • Ceremony AND Drinks (3 hour period) Add £125
  • Drinks AND Meal (upto 4 hour period) Add £150
  • Ceremony AND Meal (5 hour period including waiting between) Add £250
  • Ceremony, Drinks + Meal (5 hour period) Add £250
  • Upto 1 hour background music £0
  • Upto 2 hours background music £0
  • Upto 3 hour background music Add £50