Here We Come A-Wassailing for String Quartet

11th November 2010

‘Here We Come A-Wassailing’ is included on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first album of string quartet Christmas carols, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’ (you can hear an excerpt from it by following the link). In old English, the word ‘Wassail’ is a wish for good health. The practice of going ‘Wassailing’ […]

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Away In A Manger for String Quartet

9th November 2010

‘Away In A Manger’ is the 10th track on the first album of string quartet Christmas carols by the Manor House String Quartet, called ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. It seems to have stemmed from the 400th anniversary of Martin Luther’s birth. As a possible piece of publicity, some claimed that Martin Luther […]

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In Dulci Jubilo for String Quartet

8th November 2010

‘In Dulci Jubilo’ is featured on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first album of string quartet Christmas carols, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. It’s a bright, uplifting Christmas song which is thought to have it’s origins in 14th century Germany – an example of one of the earliest Macaronic songs – which […]

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for String Quartet

7th November 2010

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ is the eighth carol on the Manor House String Quartet ‘s first album of string quartet Christmas carols, called ‘I Saw Three Ships and Other Carols’. In this version, it was arranged by violinist Vaughan Jones. The melody first appeared in a carol broadsheet in 1760, although many people believe […]

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Deck The Hall for String Quartet

6th November 2010

‘Deck The Hall’ is a joyous carol, featured on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first CD of Christmas carol string quartet arrangements, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. This particular Christmas carol is based on a traditional Welsh tune which became very popular at New Years. The poet John Ceiriog Hughes set words […]

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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
Email: Info@manorhousemusic.co.uk