Playing Perfect Fifths on the Violin

10th July 2010

Yesterday, I was asked to play the ‘Lark Ascending’ for violin and piano during a wedding ceremony, which appropriately enough, took place in Charterhouse School Chapel, where Ralph Vaughan Williams had been a pupil. It was a beautiful occasion and whilst we played it, the wedding guests sat spellbound. This is such an evocative piece […]

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Learning a Concerto by Heart

22nd November 2009

It is now a couple of weeks since I performed the Beethoven Violin Concerto for the first time with an orchestra (writes violinist Vaughan Jones). The Romanian conductor Sergiu Celibidache once said that it’s a work violinists shouldn’t attempt before the age of 40 (did he hear the 11-year old Menuhin play it…?) and as I am […]

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Beethoven Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra

29th October 2009

On Sunday the 4th October I played Beethoven’s Romance no. 2 in F major op. 50, writes violinist Vaughan Jones. Traditionally thought of as being written in 1802 or 1803 (when the composer was in his early thirties), there is evidence to suggest that it may have started life in an earlier form as part […]

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Dance of the Blessed Spirits for String Quartet

19th July 2009

Gluck’s ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’ performed by the Manor House String Quartet and filmed in St Giles Church, Cheddington, Buckinghamshire. This is a famous melody from the opera ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ by Gluck, arranged by violinist Vaughan Jones.

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Melodie from Orfeo ed Euridice for String Quartet

18th July 2009

The ‘Melodie’ from Gluck’s opera ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ is here performed by the Manor House String Quartet. This beautiful piece has here been arranged by violinist Vaughan Jones.

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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,
Bucks
LU7 0SR

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