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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O Tannenbaum For String Quartet

1st December 2011

‘O Tannenbaum’ is a beautiful Christmas carol from Germany which is included on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second album of Christmas Carols entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ and although it is often translated as ‘O Christmas Tree’ a more accurate rendition of the title would be ‘O Fir Tree’ […]

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Good King Wenceslas For String Quartet

15th November 2011

This famous tune features on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second CD of Christmas carols called ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. When arranger Vaughan Jones came to setting this particular melody, he had doubts about it as it’s said to have originated in the 13th century with the pretty title ‘Tempus […]

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It Came Upon The Midnight Clear For String Quartet

11th November 2011

The fourth carol on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second CD of Christmas Carols  ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ is the title track itself (you can click on the link to hear a sample of us playing it).  The words of this carol were written in 1849 by the Unitarian minister […]

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Sussex Carol For String Quartet

10th October 2011

This year has once again been very busy with the arranging and recording of a second volume of Christmas Carols for string quartet (writes the arranger Vaughan Jones). The album is entitled  ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ and recorded by the Manor House String Quartet. It is available from our website as well as on iTunes, CD […]

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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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Tel: 07870 171194
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