O Holy Night For String Quartet

24th November 2011

The tenth track on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second disc of Christmas Carols ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ is ‘O Holy Night’ (also known as ‘Cantique de Noel’). It is a carol written in 1847 by Adolphe Adam. Adam is now best known for his ballet ‘Giselle’ as well as being […]

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas For String Quartet

23rd November 2011

The ninth track on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second volume of Christmas carols (entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’) is the ubiquitous ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ (you can hear a sample from it by clicking on the link). The carol is thought to have originated from the 16th […]

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Gaudete For String Quartet

19th November 2011

‘Gaudete! Gaudete! Christus Est Natus’ is included on ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ (click on the link to hear us playing a sample from it), the second CD of string quartet Christmas Carols from the Manor House String Quartet. It is another melody that appeared in the celebrated collection of sacred […]

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Rocking Carol For String Quartet

16th November 2011

The ‘Rocking Carol’ (often simply called ‘Rocking’) is a Czech Christmas carol that appears on the second album of carols from the Manor House String Quartet entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. You can click on the link and here a sample of the group playing it. It begins with the […]

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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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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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