Personent Hodie for String Quartet

15th November 2010

The 12th track on the Manor House String Quartet‘s popular disc of Christmas carols for string quartet, called ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’ is a little bit of a departure from the rest. Personent Hodie is one of the oldest carols on the album, the earliest source of it appears in a manuscript […]

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Louis Spohr String Quartet no. 24 in G, Op. 82 no. 2

7th May 2010

Last week the Manor House String Quartet made a film of one of our favourite string quartets – the first movement (Allegro) of the G major string quartet No. 24 (Op. 82 No. 2) by Spohr (which I had spent many hours re-setting so that it was legible to read at speed and free from […]

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From Beer to Bazzini….

6th September 2009

On Friday we got together in a sunny conservatory at Louise’s house to play through some more chamber works, with a view to finding pieces for forthcoming recitals and exploring some neglected pieces for string quartet. I had picked at random a selection of string quartets from the shelves and we decided to spend the morning looking at a […]

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Exploring Works for String Trio

15th August 2009

With Louise away on a much deserved holiday to India, meaning we were not able to explore any more pieces for string quartet, but it was the perfect opportunity to hold another informal get together to explore some lesser known chamber works –  but this time concentrating on pieces written for string trio. Apart from […]

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Violent and Tormented!

2nd June 2009

Sunday was a busy day with a trip to MBJ studios in the morning to record some more samples from the string quartet repertoire on our playlist page. We opted to record some real wedding favourites such as Pachelbel’s Canon for String Quartet, the Bridal Chorus, Bridal March and a hymn!  As usual, we kept […]

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About Manor House Music

Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Founded in 2005, and based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions. We combine a high quality of musical performance with a large repertoire of dynamic arrangements and a desire to work closely with clients to ensure that every detail is just right for your event.



Tel: 07870 171194