The Sans Day Carol For String Quartet

17th December 2011

The Sans Day Carol is included on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second collection of Christmas Carols entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ (you can hear a sound sample by clicking on this link). It’s another instance of a melody (which may have been in existence for many centuries) being collected […]

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To Drive The Cold Winter Away For String Quartet

14th December 2011

This wonderfully evocative melody appears in an arrangement by Vaughan Jones on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second compilation of string quartet Christmas Carols entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. is also known as ‘In Praise of Christmas’ or ‘The Praise of Christmas’.  A version of this song dating from the […]

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Carol Of The Bells For String Quartet

13th December 2011

The Manor House String Quartet included an arrangement by Vaughan Jones of the ‘Carol of the Bells’ on their second CD of string quartet Christmas carols called ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. This increasingly popular carol was written by a Ukranian composer called Mykola Leontovych in 1904 – like many carols, […]

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The Shepherds’ Farewell For String Quartet

8th December 2011

Vaughan Jones, the arranger of all the tracks on the Manor House String quartet‘s second collection of Christmas carols ‘It Came Upon The midnight Clear and other carols’ reduced this particular piece from full orchestra down to string quartet (you can hear a sound sample of it by following the link). The full title of […]

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Lute Book Lullaby – Sweet Was The Song the Virgin Sang

7th December 2011

The Manor House String Quartet included this haunting Elizabethan melody as part of their second collection of Christmas carols, entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. It is often called ‘Sweet Was the Song’ but is also known as the ‘Lute Book Lullaby’ as it originates from William Ballet’s collection of lute […]

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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.

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