The Arietta String Quartet is a London based string quartet which performs at weddings, corporate events and recitals across London and the South-East. The Quartet has a wide and varied repertoire suited to any occasion, ranging from classical music to arrangements of pop, jazz and film selections, as well as specialising in arranging traditional folk music from around the country. Formed while studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the quartet is made up of experienced chamber and solo musicians, who are guranteed to add a touch of elegance and sparkle to your event. The Quartet can work with you to create the perfect programme for your event and can even arrange you favourite piece of music to make your occasion unique.
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Classical J.S. Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Air Wachet Auf Arioso Sheep may safely graze Bist du bei mir Ave Maria (Gounod) J. Barnby – O Perfect Love L. Beethoven: – “Cavatina” from String Quartet, Op.130 – “Adagio” from Pathetique Sonata – Ode to Joy L. Boccherini – Minuet A. Borodin – First Polovtsian Dance J. Brahms – “Adagio” from Violin Concerto R. di Capua – O Sole Mio Charpentier – Te Deum Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary C. Debussy – La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin – Golliwog’s Cake-walk Clair de Lune Romance Arabesque #2 A. Dvorak – Slavonic Dance No.8 G. Faure – “Pie Jesu” from Requeim C. Franck – Panis Angelicus E. Grieg – Norwegian Dance No.2 – Waltz G.F. Handel – “Hornpipe” from Water Music – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Aria from Xerxes E. Humperdinck – “Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel K. Kaiser – Long Journey F. Liszt – Liebestraum E. Macdowell – “To a Wild Rose” from Woodland Sketches G. Mahler – “Adagietto” from Symphony #5 F. Massenet – Meditation from Thais Mendelssohn – Wedding March “Nocturne” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream If with all your hearts from Elijah W.A. Mozart – Divertimento In D Major – Divertimento In F Major – A Musical Joke KV 522 – Rondo alla Turca Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate Andante from Piano Concerto no.21 J. Pachelbel – Canon and Gigue H. Purcell – Suite from the Fairy Queen F. Schubert – Ave Maria R. Schumann – Traumerei P. Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty Waltz A.Vivaldi – The Four Seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Pop/Jazz L. Armstrong – What A Wonderful World The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice The Beatles – World Without Love Hey Jude Good Day Sunshine Yesterday Get Back And I Love Her A Hard Day’s Night When I’m Sixty Four Tomorrow Never Knows Paperback Writer – The Carpenters – Yesterday Once More Superstar Solitaire – (They Long To Be) Close To You – Goodbye To Love D. Ellington and B. Strayhorn – Satin Doll G. Gershwin – Summertime – “I Got Rhythm” Variations (Jazz Variations) – An American In Paris – Concerto In F (2nd Movement) – Rhapsody In Blue (Slow Theme) – Second Rhapsody (Slow Theme) Summertime – B. Graham and R. B. Howard – Fly Me To The Moon A.C. Jobim – The Girl From Ipanema S. Joplin – The Entertainer – New Rag Ragtime Dance Fig Leaf Rag J. Kern – The Folks Who Live On The Hill Lovland – You Raise Me Up E. Presley – Love Me Tender – Can’t Help Falling in Love B. Strayhorn – Chelsea Bridge – Take The ‘A’ Train M. Sherwin – A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square Film/Musicals C. Armstrong – “Portuguese Love Theme” from Love Actually I. Berlin – Puttin’ on the Ritz L. Bernstein – “New York, New York” from On The Town – Maria Gay – Leaning on a Lamppost M. Norman – “The James Bond Theme” from James Bond R. Rodgers – “My Funny Valentine” from Babes in Arms Folk/Other Anon – Londonderry Air R. Hardiman – The Lord Of The Dance T.A. Arne – God Save The Queen Traditional Scottish Folk Reels – Fairy Dance The Wind that Shakes the Barley Mrs. McLeod The De’il amang The Tailors Clean Pea Strae The Soldier’s Joy Ca the Yowes Wee Cooper of Fife Auld Lang Syne Irish Folk Songs – Cockles and Mussels The Star O’ The Country Down Robin Adair As Beautiful Kitty Gentle Maiden
Quartet: 2 Violins, Viola, Cello Duo: Violin, Cello
Our performances are based on 1 hour sets. We can play up to 3 hours of music with scheduled breaks in between each performance.
“Having Arietta Strings play at our Wedding without a doubt made the day, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone planning a special day”
Greg Shepherd, July 2013
“Thank you so much for the beautiful music for our wedding and reception. I really appreciated talking through with you what we wanted, and we certainly got it. Quite a few of our guests commented on what a lovely addition to the day you were. Thank you!”
Julie Fenner, February 2013
Prices are based on London.
Duo – £310 for the first hour, £405 for up to 2 hours and £500 for up to 3 hours.
Trio – £425 for the first hour, £550 up to 2 hours and £670 for up to 3 hours.
Quartet – £520 for the first hour, £660 up to 2 hours and £803 up to 3 hours.