The Holly and the Ivy for String Quartet

30th October 2010

The Holly and the Ivy for String Quartet – ‘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. […]

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While Shepherds Watched for String Quartet

28th October 2010

While Shepherds Watched for String Quartet – 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 […]

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Ding Dong Merrily on High for String Quartet

27th October 2010

Ding Dong Merrily on High for String Quartet – ‘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 ‚ÄòI Saw Three Ships and other carols‚Äô. When English composer George Radcliffe Woodward wrote the words to a 16th century […]

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We Three Kings of Orient Are for String Quartet

26th October 2010

We Three Kings of Orient Are for String Quartet – ‘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 […]

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I Saw Three Ships for String Quartet

25th October 2010

I Saw Three Ships for String Quartet – ‘I Saw Three Ships’ is the title track on the Manor House String Quartet‘s popular CD of Chrismas carols arranged for string quartet, entitled…‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’. The idea behind the disc first occurred to violinist and arranger Vaughan Jones last November as we […]

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