String Duo for a wedding at Leeds Castle

rPremiere String Duo were recently booked to perform for a wedding at Leeds Castle which is near Maidstone in Kent. Being quite a small wedding, the room was again too big for a wedding string quartet so a string trio or string duo were the options we advised. The couple decided to opt for the Duo as their number of guests was relatively small. We began by playing the guests in to the ceremony room which was a wonderful old room full of antiques and amazing artwork. The Bride had chosen to walk in to Pachelbel Canon in D. As usual we provided some music for the signing of the register and the traditional Wedding March by Mendelssohn for the exit. After the ceremony we moved rooms (just next door!) the the Old Library to provide entertainment for the assembled guests during the drinks reception. We performed a selection of our pop covers which we have made string arrangements of. These included Paradise by Coldplay, Kiss from a Rose by Seal and more from our selection of Modern Songs for Strings.
As the guests left the room for the Wedding Breakfast (which smelt amazing!) we discreetly packed away and left after another enjoyable afternoon.

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March 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Pachelbel Canon in D

Pachelbel’s Canon in D] is the most famous piece of music by German Baroque composer Johann Pachelbel. It was originally scored for three violins and bass and paired with a gigue in the same key. Like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, the Canon remained forgotten for centuries and was rediscovered only in the 20th century. Several decades after it was first published in 1919, the piece became extremely popular, and today it is frequently played at weddings and included on classical music compilations, along with other famous Baroque pieces such as Air on the G String by Johann Sebastian Bach.

You can listen to our versions for string quartet, string trio and string duo here:

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July 9th, 2012|Performances|

Premiere String Quartet – Wedding at Winter Barns

Saturday was spent performing for Stephen and Stacy at 2 venues. We began at a lovely church in Herne Bay, Kent before making a swift exit to return to one of our favourite venues – Winter Barns near Canterbury. This lovely old barn is a perfect venue for us, particularly with the weather we have been having recently as we can play under cover! The bride and groom chose some really nice music including Pachelbel Canon in D, Perfect Day by Lou Reed and All You Need is Love by The Beatles.

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July 9th, 2012|Weddings|

Premiere Trio/Duo

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:

>> Click this link to visit our String Duo Page

>> Click this link to visit our String Trio Page

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May 7th, 2010|Ensembles, Testimonials|