God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for String Quartet

7th November 2010

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for String Quartet – ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ is the eighth carol on the Manor House String Quartet ‘s first album of string quartet Christmas carols, called ‘I Saw Three Ships and Other Carols’. In this version, it was arranged by violinist Vaughan Jones. The melody first appeared in […]

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Deck The Hall for String Quartet

6th November 2010

Deck The Hall for String Quartet – ‘Deck The Hall’ is a joyous carol, featured on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first CD of Christmas carol string quartet arrangements, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. This particular Christmas carol is based on a traditional Welsh tune which became very popular at New Years. […]

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Silent Night for String Quartet

3rd November 2010

Silent Night for String Quartet – This carol features on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first album of Christmas carols for string quartet, called ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. It originates from early 19th century Austria. Composed by Franz Gruber in 1818 to words written by Father Joseph Mohr two years earlier it […]

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The Holly and the Ivy for String Quartet

30th October 2010

The Holly and the Ivy for String Quartet – ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ is the fifth carol featured on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first CD of string quartet Christmas carol arrangements, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. Looking back to pre-Christian traditions, both Holly and Ivy held significance for Yultetide celebrations. […]

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While Shepherds Watched for String Quartet

28th October 2010

While Shepherds Watched for String Quartet – The fourth carol on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first disc of string quartet Christmas carol arrangements, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’ is another enduring favourite – ‘While Shepherds Watched’. This carol was originally called ‘Winchester Old’ and appears in Este’s Psalter of 1592 but […]

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Manor House Music is a wedding string quartet and duo consisting of some of the UK’s finest musicians. Based on the borders of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, we’ve now performed for over 800 weddings, corporate events and private functions all over the South East and Midlands. Available to play in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Cambridgeshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Leicestershire and beyond.

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Manor House Music
Cheddington,
Bucks,
LU7 0SR

Tel: 07870 171194
Email: Info@manorhousemusic.co.uk