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Recordings

Below are some recordings of the Plum Blossom String Quartet. Click on a link to listen or download.

Classical/Baroque
Air in D by Johann Sebastian Bach
Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo, from Winter of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke

Folk/Traditional
The Ash Grove (waltz, traditional)
The Belles of Lexington (hoedown, traditional)

Repertoire

Here is the Plum Blossom String Quartet's current repertoire, grouped by genre and arranged in alphabetical order of the composer's last name within each genre. Other selections by request, although an arrangement fee may be incurred. Click on one of the genre names below to jump to a genre. Click on an underlined link to listen to or download a recording.


Classical/Baroque

Johann Sebastian Bach

Ludwig van Beethoven

André Campra

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Jeremiah Clarke

Patrick Doyle

Claude Debussy

César Franck

Christoph Willibald Gluck

George Frideric Handel

Franz Joseph Haydn

James Horner

Franz Liszt

Bendetto Marcello

Jules Massenet

Felix Mendelssohn

Ennio Morricone

Jean-Joseph Mouret

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Johann Pachelbel

Sir Hubert Parry

Henry Purcell

Franz Schubert

Robert Schumann

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Antonio Vivaldi

Richard Wagner

John Williams

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Jazz/Pop

Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer (sung by Elvis Costello, from Notting Hill)

Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion, Christopher Martin (Coldplay)

Sameer Bhattacharya, Jared Hartmann, Kirkpatrick Seals, James Culpepper, Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf)

Robert Buck and Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs)

Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon (Journey)

Johnny Cash

Jade Castrinos and Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

John Denver

Dan Emmet

Ben Folds

George and Ira Gershwin

Irving Gordon

Mack Gordon and Harry Warren

John Green

Dave Grusin and Alan & Marilyn Bergman

James F. Hanley

George Harrison (The Beatles)

James Horner

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Elton John

Scott Joplin

Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Cindy Lauper and Rob Hyman

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles)

Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod (The Foundations)

Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer

Bruno Mars with Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Khalil Walton, Khari Cain

Dave Matthews

Paul McCartney

Alan Menken (Lyrics by Tim Rice)

Thelonious Monk with Cootie Williams and Bernie Hanighen

Alex North and Hy Zaret

Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping at Last)

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

Christina Perri and David Hodges

Cole Porter

Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher

Curly Putman

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

John Schonberger, Richard Coburn, Vincent Rose

Mike Scott (The Waterboys)

John Stephens and Toby Gad

Sigur Rós

Taylor Swift

Andrew Lloyd Weber

Paul Francis Webster and Dimitri Tiomkin

George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore

Brian Wilson and Tony Asher (Beach Boys)

Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar

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Hymns

Most hymns are arranged for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices, which roughly correspond to the respective ranges of the four instruments in a string quartet. And, because they are intended to be sung by ordinary congregants and are therefore made to be easy to sing, they are also generally easy to play. As a result, we can usually play any hymn for which we can get the music. We own a collection of 538 hymns entitled Great Hymns of the Faith, which includes most of the commonly-heard hymns. Also, sheet music for all of the hymns in The Open Hymnal Project are available free of charge. If you're thinking of a specific title, this is a good place to start.

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Folk/Traditional

Russ Barenberg

Mark O'Connor

Molly Mason and Jay Ungar

Pat Shaw

Pete Sutherland

Luke Thomasson

Traditional

Jay Ungar

Lee Turner

Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek)

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Other Information

We can also provide a trio of violin, viola, and cello or two violins and cello, or a duo of violin and cello, and multi-instrumentalist Peter Markush is available as a soloist. Most of the same repertoire is available. Flute can always be substituted for violin.

We need an armless chair for each musician at each location. For outdoor events, we require shade, but we can provide a nice canopy for an additional fee. We play a lot of outdoor weddings, and it works quite well.

Our repertoire is listed above, along with some recordings. We are usually able to honor special requests, but these may incur extra costs for purchase of sheet music or creating arrangements.

For wedding ceremonies, we typically would provide 15 to 30 minutes of music before the ceremony, music for any number of processionals, any musical interludes during the ceremony, a recessional, and then music for a cocktail hour or reception.

We will ensure that as many of the details -- musical selection, timing, cues, logistics, etc. -- are worked out ahead of time, and that the music aspect of your wedding is as stress-free as possible. We will work closely with you concerning selection of material for the ceremony.

We strive to be the most reliable, professional, and musically versatile quartet in the area. We're very easy to work with, and we will work hard to make everything happen smoothly for your wedding or special event.

Page last modified October 11, 2016