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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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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Jingle Bells For String Quartet

30th November 2011

‘Jingle Bells’ was a must for the Manor House String Quartet‘s second album of Christmas carols ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ (you can hear samples of 23 carols by clicking on the link). It’s perhaps the most popular Christmas tune of all time, however it’s history and development into the present day […]

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Shakespeare’s Carol For String Quartet

29th November 2011

The Manor House String Quartet‘s second CD of Christmas carols for string quartet (entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’) included a few rewarding rarities. The intriguingly  names ‘Shakespeare’s Carol’ by the 18th century English composer Thomas Arne (1710 – 1778) is one such curiosity, being one of the songs written by Arne as incidental […]

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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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