Silent Night for String Quartet

3rd November 2010

This carol features on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first album of Christmas carols for string quartet, called ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. It originates from early 19th century Austria. Composed by Franz Gruber in 1818 to words written by Father Joseph Mohr two years earlier it is one of the best loved […]

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The Holly and the Ivy for String Quartet

30th October 2010

‘The Holly and the Ivy’ is the fifth carol featured on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first CD of string quartet Christmas carol arrangements, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. Looking back to pre-Christian traditions, both Holly and Ivy held significance for Yultetide celebrations. Holly was regarded as masculine – reputed to bestow […]

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While Shepherds Watched for String Quartet

28th October 2010

The fourth carol on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first disc of string quartet Christmas carol arrangements, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’ is another enduring favourite – ‘While Shepherds Watched’. This carol was originally called ‘Winchester Old’ and appears in Este’s Psalter of 1592 but the words weren’t added until Irish poet […]

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Ding Dong Merrily on High for String Quartet

27th October 2010

‘Ding Dong! Merrily on High’ is the third carol to feature on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first album of Christmas carols for string quartet, called ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. When English composer George Radcliffe Woodward wrote the words to a 16th century French secular dance, one of the most enduring and […]

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We Three Kings of Orient Are for String Quartet

26th October 2010

‘We Three Kings of Orient Are’ is the second carol on the Manor House String Quartet‘s first disc of string quartet Christmas carol arrangements, entitled ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. It’s a Christmas carol which first appeared in a book called ‘Carols, Hymns and Songs’ of 1863 – written by Reverend John Henry […]

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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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Cheddington,
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LU7 0SR

Tel: 07870 171194
Email: Info@manorhousemusic.co.uk