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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. Selections that cross genres may appear more than once. 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

Georges Bizet

Joseph Brackett

André Campra

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Frédéric Chopin

Jeremiah Clarke

Arcangelo Corelli

Claude Debussy

Léo Delibes

Ramin Djawadi

Patrick Doyle

Antonín Dvořák

Edward Elgar

César Franck

Carlos Gardel

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Reynaldo Hahn

George Frideric Handel

Franz Joseph Haydn

James Horner

Franz Liszt

Albert Hay Malotte

Bendetto Marcello

Vladimir Martynov

Jules Massenet

Felix Mendelssohn

Ennio Morricone

Jean-Joseph Mouret

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Johann Pachelbel

Sir Hubert Parry

Henry Purcell

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Erik Satie

Francesco Sartori

Franz Schubert

Robert Schumann

Howard Shore

John Stanley

Arthur Sullivan

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Traditional

Vangelis

Antonio Vivaldi

Richard Wagner

John Williams

Yiruma

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Jazz/Pop


Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Craig Armstrong

Richard Ashcroft (The Verve)

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

Janee Bennett, Jessica Glynne, Jack Patterson, and Ina Wroldsen (Jess Glynne)

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

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

Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley

Ben Bridwell, Mat Brooke, Chris Early, and Tim Meinig (Band of Horses)

Michael Bublé, Alan Chang, Amy Foster-Gilles

Robert Buck and Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs)

Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon (Journey)

June Carter and Merle Kilgore

Hoagy Carmichael

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

Leonard Cohen

John Denver

Bob Dylan

Ben Folds

Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)

Derek Fuhrmann, Todd Clark, and Gregg Wattenberg

George and Ira Gershwin

Fr. JBoy Gonzales, SJ

Irving Gordon

Mack Gordon and Harry Warren

John Green

Dave Grusin and Alan & Marilyn Bergman

James F. Hanley

George Harrison (The Beatles)

Chuck Jackson and Marvin Yancy

Elton John

Scott Joplin

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

Ray LaMontagne and Danny Holland

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

Dave Matthews

Paul McCartney

Alan Menken (Lyrics by Tim Rice)

Ingrid Michaelson

Pat Monahan (Train)

Thelonious Monk with Cootie Williams and Bernie Hanighen

Jason Mraz

Alex North and Hy Zaret

Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping at Last)

Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

Christina Perri and David Hodges

Edith Piaf and Louiguy

Cole Porter

Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher

Curly Putman

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

Francesco Sartori

John Schonberger, Richard Coburn, Vincent Rose

Mike Scott (The Waterboys)

Seinabo Sey, Magnus Lidehäll, and Salem Al Fakir

Ed Sheeran

Sigur Rós

Anthony Stephens, John Bellamy, Arnecia Harris, Oliver Maxwell

John Stephens and Toby Gad

Taylor Swift

Ryan Tedder (One Republic)

Bob Thiele and George David Weiss

Albert Von Tilzer

Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry

Vangelis

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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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Movie/TV/Broadway


Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

Craig Armstrong

Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer

John Barry

Elmer Bernstein (sung by Elvis Costello, from Notting Hill)

Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory)

Frank Churchill (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)

Patrick Doyle

Jay Ferguson

David Foster

Carlos Gardel

George and Ira Gershwin

Michael Giacchino

Jerry Goldsmith

Dave Grusin and Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Marvin Hamlish

James Horner

Elton John

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles)

Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer

Vladimir Martynov

Alan Menken

Ennio Morricone

Randy Newman

Monty Norman

Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping at Last)

Christina Perri and David Hodges

Henry Purcell

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

Nino Rota

Carol Bayer Sager and David Foster

Lalo Schifrin

Howard Shore

Alan Silvestri

Arthur Sullivan

Ryan Tedder (One Republic)

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Paul Francis Webster and Dimitri Tiomkin

John Williams

Yiruma

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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

Joseph Brackett

Mark O'Connor

Molly Mason and Jay Ungar

Pat Shaw

Pete Sutherland

Luke Thomasson

Traditional

Lee Turner

Jay Ungar

Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek)

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Other Information

The standard quartet is two violins, viola, and cello. We can also provide a quintet (five musicians) by adding a violinist or a bass player to the standard quartet. Also available is 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. Pretty much any other instruments can be included, but additional fees may apply. We have worked with harpists, pianists, and trumpeters, just to name a few examples.

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 December 17, 2020