Noel Nouvelet For String Quartet

22nd December 2011

The final track on the Manor House String Quartet‘s album ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ is the ancient French piece, ‘Noel Nouvelet’ (you can hear a sound sample of it by clicking on the link). Like many traditional melodies it has a complicated history that means there are a variety of sources, […]

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Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil For String Quartet

20th December 2011

This ancient Irish carol is loosely translated from its original Gaelic as ‘That Night in Bethlehem’. The words tell the nativity story – speaking of the events on the night of Jesus’s birth and end with a message of peace from the angels. In Ireland, there remains a tradition of leaving a lit candle in […]

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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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Past Three O’ Clock For String Quartet

25th November 2011

This melody works perfectly in the Manor House String Quartet‘s rendition on their second album of Christmas Carols ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. The words to this splendid Christmas carol were written by George Ratcliffe Woodward for the ‘Cambridge carol book’ of 1924. He based them on the cry of the […]

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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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