Musical Selections

The following is a list of our repertoire in alphabetical order by composer.  The categories (Prelude, Processional, etc.) are suggestions, and the pieces can be freely adapted to any part of an event.  We also have music for the following but have not listed it in interest of space:

  • ****Our awesome collection of pop songs/movie themes/jazz/rock/etc. arranged mainly for quartet and trio with a few selections for duo available as well.****
  • Jewish Wedding music for String Quartet and String Trio
  • Holiday Music for quartet, trio and duo

If you are interested in these and/or additional repertoire, don’t hesitate to contact us.  Given advance notice, we often arrange pop songs we don’t already have in our collection for a fee.  Let us know what you are interested in and we’ll do our best to meet your needs!

 Classics

(For Pop music lists and more, contact Sonorous Strings)

The Sonorous String Quartet

Prelude Options (Typically, the manager picks many of the prelude pieces after consulting with you):

Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach

Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod

Sheep May Safely Graze by Johann Sebastian Bach

Theme from 1st Symphony by Johannes Brahms

The Girl with the Flaxen Hair from Douze Preludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy

Salut d'Amour (Love's Greeting) by Edward Elgar

Liebeslied by Fritz Kreisler

Ave Verum Corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Early String Quartets (Including Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Le Jardin Feerique from the ballet Ma Mere l'Oye, by Maurice Ravel

The Swan by Camille Saint-Saens

Gymnopedie No.s  1 and 3 by Eric Satie

Ave Maria by Franz Schubert

Winter (slow movement) by Antonio Vivaldi

“Music of the Night” from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

Bride and Bridesmaids options:

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach

Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clark

Air from the Water Music by George Frederick Handel

Largo from Xerxes by George Frederick Handel

March by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner

 

Interlude options:

Air on the G-string by Johann Sebastian Bach

Wauchet Auf (Sleeper's Awake) by Johann Sebastian Bach

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Annie's Song by John Denver

Nimrod from the Enigma Variations Op. 36 by Edward Elgar

Panis Angelicus by Caesar Franck

Summertime from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

You Raise Me Up by Brendan Graham (made popular by Josh Groban)

To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell

Meditation From Thais by Jules Massenet

Nessun Dorma from Turanadot by Giacomo Puccini

Variation 18 from Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff

All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

Recessional options:

Brandenburg Conerto No. 3, 1st movement, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Good Day Sunshine by the Beatles

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, [The] by George Fredrick Handel

Hornpipe from the Water Music by George Fredrick Handel

Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell

"Spring" the 1st movement by Antonio Vivaldi

 

Postlude options:

La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks by George Fredrick Handel

Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler

Schon Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler

Rondeau from Premiere Suite(the theme song for Masterpiece Theater) by Jean-Joseph Mouret

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Gavotte from the Classical Symphony, No. 1, Op. 25 by Sergei Prokofiev

Balletto from Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1, by Ottorino Respighi

Overture from Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky

 

Reception/Cocktail Hour/Background Music options:

(See our Pop Music Selections - a pdf that can be e-mailed to you at your request)

Bourree from Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Gavottes from Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Gigue from Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles

Get Back by the Beatles

Hey Jude by the Beatles

When I'm 64 by the Beatles

Yellow Submarine by the Beatles

Yesterday by the Beatles

Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet

Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

Reverie by Claude Debussy

Berceuse by Gabriel Faure

Sicilienne by Gabriel Faure

Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 2, IV by George Fredrick Handel

Brook Green Suite by Gustav Holst

Palladio (the "Diamond Commerical Song") by Karl Jenkins

Country Club by Scott Joplin (Ragtime)

The Entertainer by Scott Joplin (Ragtime)

Heliotrope Bouquet by Scott Joplin (Ragtime)

Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin (Ragtime)

Solace by Scott Joplin (Ragtime)

She (song made famous in the movie Nottinghill) by Herbert Kretzmer (and Charles Aznavour)

Imagine by John Lennon

Early String Quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

All of You by Cole Porter

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye by Cole Porter

I Love You by Cole Porter

It's All Right with Me by Cole Porter

I've got you under my skin by Cole Porter

What is this Thing Called Love? by Cole Porter

Theme from the 3rd movement of Piano Concerto No. 2 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Edelweiss from The Sound of Music by Richard Rogers

My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music by Richard Rogers

Mission: Impossible by Lalo Schifrin

Thunder and Lightning Polka by Johann Strauss (the younger)

Gavotta from Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky

Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) - Traditional Irish

Danses des petis cygnes by Piotr Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake by Piotr Tchaikovsky

Waltz (from the Ballet Sleeping Beauty) by Piotr Tchaikovsky

What a Wonderful World by David Weiss (and Bob Thiele)

Rhosymedre (Prelude on a Welsh Hymn Tune) by Ralph Vaughan Williams

 

 

Red Rose Trio

Prelude Options (Typically, the manager picks many of the prelude pieces after consulting with you):

Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach

Ave Maria by Bach/Gounod

Sheep May Safely Graze by Johann Sebastian Bach

Minuet from Quintet in E Major, Op. 13 No. 5 by Luigi Boccherini

Fantaisie-Impromptu from Fantaisie-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. 66 by Frederick Chopin

Humoresque by Antonin Dvorak

Salut d'Amour (Love's Greeting) by Edward Elgar

Allegro from the Water Music by GF Handel

Allegro from “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi

Allegro from “Autumn”  by Antonio Vivaldi

Danza Pasotrale from “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi

 

Bride and Bridesmaid Options:

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach

Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke

Air from the Water Music by George Frederick Handel

Largo from Xerxes by George Frederick Handel

Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell

Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner

 

Interlude Options:

Air on the G-string by Johann Sebastian Bach

Bist Du Bei Mir by Johann Sebastian Bach

Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy

La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) by Claude Debussy

Reverie by Claude Debussy

Nimrod (from Enigma Variations, op. 36) by Edward Elgar

Panis Angelicus by Caesar Franck

To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell

 

Recessional options:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Allegro Moderato
  • Allegro

Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9, Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven

[The] Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Fredrick Handel

Hornpipe from the Water Music by George Fredrick Handel

Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn

 

Postlude options:

La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks by George Fredrick Handel

Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler

Schon Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler

Rondeau from the Premiere Suite (Masterpiece Theater theme song) by Jean-Joseph Mouret

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Reception Music/Cocktail Hour/Background Music:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major by JS Bach

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Allegro Assai

March in D Major from Anna Magdalene Bach Notebook by JS Bach

Gigue from Orchestral Suite No. 3 by JS Bach

Minuet in G by Ludwig van Beethoven

Serenade for Strings by Ludwig van Beethoven

Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Johannes Brahms

Waltz from Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 by Johannes Brahms

Serenade for Strings by Ernst Dohnanyi

Slavonic Dances No.s  1 and 2 by Antonin Dvorak

Summertime by George Gerswhin

Someone to Watch Over Me by George Gershwin

Waltz from Faust by Charles Gounod

Gavotte from Holberg Suite, op. 40 by Edvard Grieg

Fireworks Music by George Fredrick Handel

  • Bourree
  • Minuet

Ave Verum Corpus by WA Mozart

Divertimento for String Trio by WA Mozart

Rondo alla turca by WA Mozart

Rondeau (used in the 2005 movie Pride and Prejudice) by Henry Purcell

Piano Concerto No. 2, Themes from 1st and 3rd movements by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Piano Concerto No. 3, Theme from 1st movement by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Ancient Airs and Dances – Balleto by Ottorino Respighi

Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 by Franz Schubert

Danses des petits from the ballet Swan Lake by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

 

Broadway Swider Duo Repertoire

Prelude Options (Typically, the manager picks many of the prelude pieces after consulting with you):

Air on the G String from Suite # 3 in D Major by JS Bach

Andante from Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F Major by JS Bach

Arioso from Cantata #156 by JS Bach

Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata #208 by JS Bach

Minuet in G by Ludwig van Beethoven

Variations on a Theme of Haydn by Johannes Brahms

The Flower Duet from Lakme by Leo Delibes

Ave Verum Corpus from K. 618 by WA Mozart

 

Bride and Bridesmaid Processional Options:

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata #147 by JS Bach

Trumpet Voluntary by Jerimiah Clarke

Largo from Xerxes by George Frederick Handel

Air from the Water Music by George Frederick Handel

Canon in D by Pachelbel

Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin by Richard Wagner

 

Interlude Options:

My Heart Ever Faithful Aria from Cantata #68 by JS Bach

St Anthony Chorale by Johannes Brahms

Annie's Song by John Denver

Amazing Grace (Early American Melody)

Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonelle, Op. 12 by César Franck

Meditation from Thais by Jules Massenet

Simple Gifts (Shaker Hymn)

Be Thou My Vision - Traditional Irish Melody

 

Recessional Options:

Ode to Joy from Symphony #9 by Ludwig van Beethoven

La Rejouissance from The Fireworks Music by George Frederick Handel

Hornpipe from Water Music Suite by George Frederick Handel

Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream by Felix Mendelssohn

Trumpet Tune by Henry Purcell

Danza Pastorale from Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 #1 “Spring” by Antonio Vivaldi

 

Postlude Options:

Gigue from Suite # 3 in D Major by JS Bach

March in D Major by JS Bach

Rondeau from Orchestral Suite # 2 in B Minor by JS Bach

Gavotte by Franz Gossec

Tambourin by Franz Gossec

Allegro, Bourree, and Hornpipe from Water Music Suite by George Frederick Handel

 

Reception/Cocktail Hour/Background Music:

Two-Part Invention Duets for Violin and Viola by JS Bach

Four Duets for Violin and Viola by J.S. Bach

Duos for Two Violins by Bela Bartok

3 Duos Concertantes for Two Violins by Charles de Beriot

Sicilienne by Johannes Brahms

Three Duos Concertante by Alessandro Bruni

Morning Mood (arranged for Two Violins) by Edvard Grieg

Allegro from Sonata in F Major, Op. 1 #11 by George Frederick Handel

Passacaglia for Violin and Viola by Johann Halvorsen on a Theme by GF Handel

Sarabande from Oboe Concerto in G Minor by George Frederick Handel

Duet for Violin and Viola by Franz Hoffmeister

Two Duets for Violin and Viola by Jean Wenceslas Kalliwoda

Sonatas for Two Violins by Jean-Marie LeClair

Duets for Two Violins by Jacques F. Mazas

Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares by Felix Mendelssohn

Duo for Two Violins by Darius Milhaud

Duets for Violin and Viola by WA Mozart

Duos for Violin and Viola by WA Mozart

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Menuetto, Romanza by WA Mozart

Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 by WA Mozart

Rondeau from Incidental Music to Abdelazer by Henry Purcell

Scheherazade Theme by Rimsky-Korsakov

Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 Rosamunde by Franz Schubert

Traumerei from Kinderscenen, Op. 15, #7 by Robert Schumann

Presto from Sonatina in F Major by George Phillip Telemann

Vivace from Sonata in F Major for flute by George Phillip Telemann

Ash Grove – Traditional/arranged by Jeremy Swider

Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) – Traditional

Ashokan Farewell by Jay Ungar

Lover's Waltz by Jay Ungar

The Ludlows (Legends of the Fall) arranged by Jeremy Swider

Canonic Sonatas for Two Violins, George Phillip Telemann

Montague Processional  by Jay Ungar

Wizard's Walk by Jay Ungar

Duets for Two Violins by Giovanni Batista Viotti