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New English Rose String Quartet

The New English Rose String Quartet is one of the most well-established and sought-after quartets for light music in London.  Offering the perfect combination of elegance and musical excellence, the Quartet has built up an extensive clientele. 
English Rose enjoys a successful career with regular bookings for the Royal Academy of Arts, London Stock Exchange and De Beers.  With appearances in Brides and Hello Magazine, their experience has attracted performances for Royalty. Car LaunchesString Quartets London for Rover and BMW, a TV commercial with Pierce Brosnan, promotions with Sir Ranulf Fiennes, John Suchet and Malcolm Gluck, Fashion Shows with Thomas Starzewski and culinary events with Anton Mosimann and Raymond Blanc. 
Over the years this String Quartet has acquired a comprehensive and varied repertoire embracing the famous classics, popular show songs, favourites from the Beatles and Oasis to foot-tapping jazz melodies, with flair and imagination. 

The New English Rose String Quartet prides itself on providing first class playing, superb presentation and unrivalled service to complement any occasion.

The string quartet has played at many events where particular music is requested ranging from James Bond to National Anthems and themed music for Embassy evenings and collections of folksongs for corporate celebrations and weddings.

New English Rose String Quartet takes great care to present itself in keeping with the surroundings. They have a variety of outfits, each appropriate for different occasions. For example, silk ball gowns in range of colours for weddings or sophisticated and elegant black evening dresses for corporate events. For the less formal or daytime lunches they have specially designed waistcoats embroidered with roses and smart trousers. Also, together with the string quartets contacts in the theatre world, clients can create a fantasy theme, as they can offer sumptuous outfits from most periods.

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Sample Repertoire

Entrance of The Bride

· Bridal Chorus (‘Here comes the bride’) - Wagner

· Canon - Pachelbel

· The Arrival of The Queen of Sheba - Handel

· ‘Bourrée’ from The Water Music - Handel

· ‘Air’ from The Water Music - Handel

· ‘Prelude’ from Te Deum - Charpentier

· Trumpet Voluntary* (The Prince of Denmark) - Clarke

· ‘Rondo’ from Abdelazar - Purcell

· Hallelujah Chorus - Handel

Exit of the Bride and Groom

· The Departure of The Queen of Sheba - Handel

· Wedding March - Mendelssohn

· ‘Spring’ from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi

· ‘Hornpipe’ from The Water Music - Handel

· 1st Movement from Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 - Bach

· 1st Movement from Double Violin Concerto - Bach

· Trumpet Tune* - Purcell

* optional solo trumpet    ! not suitable for a civil wedding ceremony

Signing of the Register

· Air on a G String - Bach

· ‘Voi Che Sapete’ - Marriage of Figaro - Mozart

· Serenade - Haydn

· Chanson de Matin - Elgar

· Salut d’Amour - Elgar

· ! Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

· ! Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach

· Greensleeves - attrib. Henry VIII

· 2nd movement from Double Violin Concerto - Bach

· ‘Love Changes Everything’ - Lloyd Webber

· Canon - Pachelbel

· ‘Meditation’ from Thaïs - Massenet

· ‘Intermezzo’ from Cavalleria Rusticana

· ! Ave Maria - Schubert

· ! Ave Maria - Gounod

· Flower Duet - Lakmé


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