Carol of the Bells for String Quartet

13th December 2011

Carol Of The Bells for String Quartet – The Manor House String Quartet included an arrangement by Vaughan Jones of the ‘Carol of the Bells’ on their second CD of string quartet Christmas carols called ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. This increasingly popular carol was written by a Ukranian composer called […]

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The Shepherds’ Farewell For String Quartet

8th December 2011

The Shepherds’ Farewell For String Quartet -¬†Vaughan Jones, the arranger of all the tracks on the Manor House String quartet‘s second collection of Christmas carols ‘It Came Upon The midnight Clear and other carols’ reduced this particular piece from full orchestra down to string quartet (you can hear a sound sample of it by following […]

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Lute Book Lullaby for String Quartet

7th December 2011

Lute Book Lullaby for String Quartet – The Manor House String Quartet included this haunting Elizabethan melody as part of their second collection of Christmas carols, entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’. It is often called ‘Sweet Was the Song’ but is also known as the ‘Lute Book Lullaby’ as it […]

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O Tannenbaum for String Quartet

1st December 2011

‘O Tannenbaum’ is a beautiful Christmas carol from Germany which is included on the Manor House String Quartet‘s second album of Christmas Carols entitled ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ and although it is often translated as ‘O Christmas Tree’ a more accurate rendition of the title would be ‘O Fir Tree’ […]

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Jingle Bells for String Quartet

30th November 2011

‘Jingle Bells’ for String Quartet – ‘Jingle Bells’ was a must for the Manor House String Quartet‘s second album of Christmas carols ‘It Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols’ (you can hear samples of 23 carols by clicking on the link). It’s perhaps the most popular Christmas tune of all time,¬†however it’s history […]

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