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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See Amid the Winter’s Snow For String Quartet

27th November 2011

The twelfth carol on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second CD of Christmas carols called ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ is an arrangement of ‘See Amid the Winter’s Snow’ by John Goss (you can click on the above link to hear a sound sample of this carol as well as the […]

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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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