Manor House String Quartet in ‘The Originals’

5th February 2015

Manor House String Quartet in ‘The Originals’ – In late November we were approached by a Los Angeles-based film and TV music supervisor. He had come across our version of the Christmas carol ‚ÄòThe Holly and the Ivy‚Äô for string quartet and wanted to place it in the popular U.S. series ‚ÄòThe Originals‚Äô (series 2). […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas for String Quartet……

6th January 2012

The Twelve Days of Christmas for String Quartet – When¬†I came to choose and arrange the carols for our second album, ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’, one of the first pieces I wrote down¬†was ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ – a traditional and well loved melody that could be arranged in […]

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Manor House String Quartet Concerts in Fakenham and Norwich

23rd December 2011

Manor House String Quartet Concerts in Fakenham and Norwich – Just over a week ago, the quartet went on a mini ‘tour’ with¬†four concerts in three days, including two on the same day in Norfolk (you can read about the other two in Cheddington and Cuddington in¬†separate blogs). One (a matinee) was in Fakenham Methodist […]

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Noel Nouvelet For String Quartet

22nd December 2011

Noel Nouvelet For String Quartet – The final track on the Manor House String Quartet‘s album ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ is the¬†ancient French piece, ‘Noel Nouvelet’ (you can hear a sound sample of it by clicking on the link). Like many traditional melodies it has a complicated history that means […]

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Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil for String Quartet

20th December 2011

‘Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil’ (‘That Night in Bethlehem’) for String Quartet – This ancient Irish carol is loosely translated from its original Gaelic as ‘That Night in Bethlehem’. The words tell the nativity story – speaking of the events on the night of Jesus’s birth and end with a message of peace from the […]

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