Last Saturday Premiere String Duo played at a wedding on Frinton on Sea Tennis Club.It was a lovely venue minutes from the sea. The sun came out in time for the bride and groom to arrive for the drinks reception. They had their ceremony in Colchester Town Hall then travelled down to Frinton on Sea for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast. The bride requested a mixture of classical and light/pop repertoire. We played Classical pieces as the guests arrived including Canon in D by Pachelbel as the bride and groom arrived for the drinks reception. Then when the guests started to come into the wedding breakfast we performed some of our many string arrangements of pop music. We recently added to our extensive repertoire to include the songs ‘Hey Ho’ by the Lumineers and ‘You and Me Song’ by the Wannadies. We also got to play some other arrangements in our collection – ‘Everywhere’ by Fleetwood Mac and ‘Everlong’ by Foo Fighters. We enjoy adding to our repertoire lists so if a bride and groom does have a particular piece that is important to them we usually are able to source the music and adapt it for any string combination.
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Yesterday Premiere String Duo had the rare pleasure of a local date – 5 miles from home! Peter and Gary chose to hold their ceremony in Danson House, Danson Park. The house is a stunning 18th Century House with lawns overlooking a lake. A gazebo kept us shaded from the sun as the guests sipped champagne before moving on to their evening venue. Classical music including Pachelbel Canon in D and Bach Air on a G string were included in the ceremony but as we moved into the evening we lightened the mood with such numbers as Come Fly With Me, Waltz from Amelie and our own arrangement of Abba’s Mamma Mia for string duo. As we left it looked like a good time was going to be had by all!
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We’ve had an overwhelming interest in our other ensembles – Premiere Trio and Premiere Duo. Maybe you feel that a string quartet would be too powerful a sound for your event or the space is slightly limited. For smaller events or budgets these combinations are an excellent alternative. Thanks to our research in obtaining music and our own special arrangements we have a large repertoire for these ensembles.
The String Trio is made up of violin, viola and cello so you have the same range of sound as a string quartet but with one less instrument. The String Duo can be made up of different combinations – violin and cello, viola and cello (our favourite!) or even 2 cellos. Imagine people’s surprise when they realise they can still walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D played live without engaging the full string quartet!
Here are some pictures of Martin and Rachel at Tina and Matthew’s wedding at Horsley Towers…
Tina sent us these pictures along with her testimonial..
“We just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at Horsley towers on 3rd April 2010. we didn’t get chance to talk to you on the day, but the music was wonderful.”
Other clients who have chosen the smaller groups have been really happy with the results…
Thanks so much for performing at our wedding. You and your duo partner did a fantastic job and added beautifully to what turned out to be a perfect day for Emma & me.
Loads of our guests paid you great compliments. The word ‘outstanding’ was used more than once! Emma says it really made the ceremony so much more special, and I agree totally. Karen Jones
Many people commented on how the music helped to make it such a fantastic day. Linda & Jeremy
Thank you so much, your playing was beautiful and much appreciated. Alison
A huge thank you, I think you did an amazing job, thank you very much! Shona
We will be adding trio and duo soundclips to our site very soon but if you’d like to hear how a trio or duo can sound please get in touch with us here: