Food poisoning, stuck in the Himalayas and professional responsibility

3rd May 2009

One of the most common questions we’re asked by potential clients is ‘what happens if one of our musicians is ill on the day of the wedding?’ All our players are in demand and generally get booked up by orchestras in advance, so how do we go about finding another musician of equal quality and […]

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Bruch, Coleridge – Taylor, Spohr, D’Indy

25th April 2009

This week we seized another opportunity to get together for a sociable day of chamber music and explore some more pieces for string quartet.  Whereas last week I’d played the first violin parts and Louise had played second violin, we kept it interesting by swapping over today. Playing second violin in the quartet is a […]

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Hymns for String Quartet

22nd April 2009

Some of the more unexpected side effects of the ‘financial crisis’ are the inventive ways in which couples getting married save money on their wedding plans and find ways to get the most out of all their wedding suppliers. One such example would be a recent trend to get the best value out of hiring a string […]

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Schubert, Van Bree and Spain Dunk!

21st April 2009

One of the greatest pleasures of being a musician is getting together with colleagues just to play through chamber music for our own enjoyment.  Rather than working hard in rehearsals preparing a piece for a concert or recording, we can just sight-read through new repertoire that we’ve never played before, try out lesser known pieces and sometimes […]

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Spohr String Quartet in G (Op. 82 no. 2)

11th April 2009

Occasionally, you take on a task which at first seems relatively straightforward, but unfolds to become quite an endurance test….. In our exploration of Spohr’s string quartets we have discovered some real gems. I’d put them in a bracket of well deserving but neglected works that really reward both listeners and players – they are creatively […]

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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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Cheddington,
Bucks
LU7 0SR

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