Grace Notes String Quartet have performed extensively and have a vast and
varied repertoire. They aim to provide you with just the right atmosphere for your event.
Ranging in size from a solo violin to a string octet, they are flexible to both your budget and musical needs.
As experienced professional musicians Grace Notes will learn any piece you desire and, if necessary, arrange it to suit the instrument combination that you choose.
The most popular event for Grace Notes string quartet to perform at is the wedding reception or drinks canapé, they create just the right setting for the relaxing enviornment that you and your guests desire as they await the function.
Often, Grace Notes string quartet are asked to play as dinner is served as this gives great ambiance to a pleasant meal.
For a current and comprehensive list of our repertoire click below to download a pdf/word document: (alternatively see below a popular selection)
(both updated August 2012)
Please listen to some of our sounds below:
Air On G-String – Bach
A suitable piece for the gathering of the wedding party in the church or reception area. Calming and full of charm.
Alla Hornpipe – Handel
Jovial and rhythmic, this piece is often used at the entrance of the bride or exit after the wedding ceremony.
Aria From Xerxes – Handel
A simple aria, suitable for the lighting of the candles at a wedding ceremony or for quiet background wedding reception music.
Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni
This soulful piece is very romantic and can be used at the signing of the register or during the communion or offertory.
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
This iconic work is often requested at corporate events as many people can recognise the tune.
Humouresque – Dvorak
An upbeat work, this can be played anywhere you think the mood needs to be lightened. Popular for wedding receptions.
Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring – Bach
Meditative and soothing, this piece is often played at communion during the wedding ceremony or as the wedding party gathers for the reception.
La Rejouissance – Handel
A lively and joyful number, can be played as an exit or entrance to the wedding reception.
Meditation – Massenet
A beautiful reflective piece, often used to portray a mood of calm, usually at the offertory part of the wedding ceremony.
Entrance Of The Queen Of Sheeba – Handel
A very popular entrance processional for the bride and or bridesmaids before the ceremony begins.
Spring From The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
To asimilate the mood of the weather outside, you could choose Spring.
Walz Of Flowers – Tchaikovsky
A pleasant piece to create a relaxing mood, perhaps at a wedding reception.
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
An option for an entrance piece for the bride.
Winter From The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
perfect for that winter event as the raindrops mimic the outside weather.
Please see below just a selection of current repertoire:
Issac Albeniz: Granada & Tango op.165, no.2
Johann Sebastian Bach: Badinerie from Orchestral suite No.2., Prelude and fugue in e minor, Ave Maria , Air on a G string from Suite No.3 in D major, 1st & 2nd Movs from the Brandenburg Concerto No.3 and Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
Ludwig van Beethoven: Adagio Cantabile from Sonata op.13, ‘Pathétique’, Ode to Joy and Für Elise
Georges Bizet: Prelude to Carmen
Johannes Brahms: Hungarian dance No.5.
Rinaldo di Capua: O Sole Mio
Claude Debussy: Le petit Negre, The girl with the flaxen hair and 1st Arabesque
Léo Debiles: Flower Duet from Lakmé
Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque
Edward Elgar: Nimrod from the Enigma Variations op.36.and Chanson de Matin
Gabriel Fauré: Berceuse from the Dolly Suite, Cantique de Jean Racine and Pavane
Cesar Franck: Panis Angelicus.
George Gershwin: Summertime
Edvard Grieg: Morning from Peer Gynt suite and Wedding day at Troldhaugen
George Fredric Handel: La Rejouissance, Where’er you walk from Semele, Aria from Xerxes (Ombra ma fui), Halleluia from the Messiah, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Water Music Suite 1 & 2
Gustav Holst: Jupiter from ‘The Planets’
Scott Joplin: The Entertainer, Country club and Paragon Rag
Franz Liszt: Liebestraum
P.Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo)
Jules Massenet: Meditation from Thaïs
Felix Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo alla Turca, Diveretimenti no. 1-3, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and Ave Verum Corpus
J.Offenbach: Bacarolle from Tales of Hoffman
Johann Pachelbel: Canon in D
Puccini: O mio babbino caro
Henry Purcell: Two Rondeaux from Abdelazar & The Fairy Queen
Eric Satie: Gymopedie No.1
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria, Ständchen and Die Forelle from the Trout Quintet.
Dmitri Shostakovich: Romance from the Gadfly
Strauss: (Johann & Josef)- Pizzicato Polka, Radetzky March
Arthur Sullivan: Three little maids from the Mikado
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Russian Dance, waltz of the flowers and March from the Nutcracker Suite.
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins (A min), Winter and Spring from the Four Seasons and Nulla in mundo pax sincera
Richard Wagner: Wedding March and Ride of the Valkyries
Irish / Traditional:
The Minstrel Boy (‘The Moreen’)
Emer’s farewell (Danny boy)
An Chúilfhionn, Mise Eire (Róisin Dubh)
The Carpenters: Yesterday once more, Superstar and (They long to be) Close to you
Cole Porter: Let’s do it
Walter Donaldson: Makin’ Whoopee
L.Bernstein: New York, New York- L.Bernstein , Maria from West side Story and one hand,one heart.
L.Webber: Love changes everything
For the Love of a princess from Braveheart – Horner
Theme from the Godfather – (speak softly love) – N.Rota
Concerning Hobbits from the Lord of the Rings – H.Shore
Fawlty Towers – D.Wilson
Lead Kindly Light and Amazing Grace.