The Finishing Touch have performed together for many years and are a professional quartet that performs in a wide variety of styles.
All members of the Finishing Touch String Quartet studied at conservatoires in London and we are a highly experienced ensemble, having performed together on the concert stage and at numerous social functions for many years. We are new to Encore, having already built up a vast repertoire of baroque, classical, romantic and modern day hits. If there is a special piece that you would like for your event we will arrange this for you at no additional cost. The Finishing Touch can also be booked as a String Trio at a reduced fee. Members of the ensemble are all successful freelance musicians, having performed with the Chichester Pro Camerata, Royal Scottish National, BBC Concert, BBC Radio and BBC Philharmonic orchestras and its leader has even conducted the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. We pride ourselves on being friendly, accessible, reliable and totally professional and having the right mix of repertoire for any event. Book the Finishing Touch String Quartet to provide the perfect musical ambience for your special occasion and we will be pleased to talk to you about your chosen music well in advance of the day itself.
FINISHING TOUCH STRING QUARTET (example repertoire) POPULAR A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square A Walk in the Black Forest Agitation Rag Alfie All Creatures Great and Small All The Way An Innocent Man Annie’s Song Anything Goes Around Midnight As Long As He Needs Me Autumn Leaves Be My Love Belle Of The Ball Blue Tango Bohemia Rag Born Free Brideshead Revisited Bring Me Sunshine Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man Caravan Cavatina (Theme from the Deer Hunter) Close To You Country Club Rag Czardas Dance Of The Snowman Do You Know Where You’re Going Doin’ What Comes Naturally Don’t Get Around Much Anymore Everytime We Say Goodbye Fawlty Towers Fiddler On The Roof Foggy Day Forgotten Dreams Getting To Know You God Bless This Child Goodbye To Love Hallelujah I Love Him So Heliotrope Bouquet Hello Dolly Horse and Buggy If You Knew Suzy I’ll Close My Eyes I’ll Wait For You I’m In The Mood For Love I Got It Bad It’s A Lovely Day Today It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got Swing) Jamaica Rumba Jazz Legato Jazz Pizzicato Jeepers Creepers Last Of The Summer Wine Love Theme From St Elmo’s Fire Lullaby Of Birdland Making Whoopee! Maple Leaf Rag Maxwell’s Silver Hammer Memory Michelle Minder (I Could Be So Good For You) Misty Moonlighting Moonlight Serenade Moon River More My Love My Way Nancy Never Mind The Why Or The Wherefore Nice Work If You Can Get It Nobody Does It Better Oklahoma On The Street Where You Live On Top Of The World Over the Rainbow Paragon Rag Pennies From Heaven Penny Lane Pineapple Rag Plink, Plank, Plunk Postman Pat Prelude To A Kiss Promise Me Reel Fiddlin’ Sandpaper Ballet Scott Joplin’s New Rag Serenata Solitaire Some Enchanted Evening Sound of Music (selection) South Pacific (selection) Spread A Little Happiness Star Dust Steppin’ Out With My Baby Stop! Stormy Weather Summer of ‘42 Summertime Sunburst Rag Sunrise, Sunset Superstar That’s A Plenty The Dam Busters March The Easy Winners The Entertainer The King and I (selection) The Last Time I Felt Like This The Party’s Over The Promise The Riviera The Syncopated Clock The Typewriter The Waltzing Cat Theme from Godfather II Theme from Ice Castles Theme from New York, New York Theme from Schindlers List Theme from Life and Times of Lloyd George The Sound Of Music They Didn’t Believe Me Those Were The Days Traditional Christmas Carols Turkey In The Straw Unforgettable Waltzing Cat HITS Arthur’s Theme Bohemian Rhapsody Chariots of Fire Diamonds Are Forever Eleanor Rigby Eternal Flame Fly Me To The Moon Hello Love of My Life Money, Money, Money Saving All My Love For You Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’M Yours! Somewhere Only We Know Thanks For The Memory The Greatest Love Of All The Windmills Of Your Mind The Winner Takes It All TRADITIONAL Auld Lang Syne Congratulations God Save the Queen Happy Birthday Havah Nagilah Highland Whisky – traditional scottish I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside Irish Sherry – traditional Irish music Irish Tune from County Derry Match of the Day Ship’s Fiddler – Sea Songs and Shanties Sleigh Ride Sussex By The Sea CLASSICAL Tango - Albeniz Brandenburg Concerto No 2 - J. S. Bach Concerto for two violins - J. S. Bach Fugue in C minor - J. S. Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - J. S. Bach Prelude No. 7 - J. S. Bach Sheep May Safely Graze - J. S. Bach Sicilienne - J. S. Bach Sinfonia - J. S. Bach Suite in D Major - J. S. Bach Themes from Carmen - Bizet Menuet - Boccherini Polovtzian Dance (Stranger In Paradise) - Borodin Waltz - Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms Two Cuban Dances - Cervantes Trumpet Voluntary (Prince of Denmark’s March) - Clarke/Purcell Christmas Concerto - Corelli Concerto No. 11 in Bb major - Corelli Golliwog’s Cake-Walk - Debussy Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes Humoresque - Dvorak Polka from the Czech Suite - Dvorak Chanson de Matin - Elgar Chanson de Nuit - Elgar Nimrod (“The Enigma Variations”) - Elgar Salut d’Amour - Elgar Pavane - Faure Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Grieg Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel Firework Music - Allegro and Minuet - Handel Hallelujah Chorus (from “The Messiah”) - Handel Passacaglia - Handel Water Music - Handel Serenade - Haydn Theme from the Planets - Holst Liebeslied - Kreisler To A Wild Rose - Macdowell A Deserted Farm - Macdowell Wedding March - Mendelssohn/Wagner Czardas - Monti Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart Theme from Elvira Madigan - Mozart Three Divertimenti: K.136, K 137, K.138 - Mozart Barcarolle - Offenbach Canon and Gigue - Pachelbel Themes from Peter and the Wolf - Prokofiev Chaconne - Purcell Trumpet Tune - Purcell Vocalise - Rachmaninov Bolero - Ravel The Swan (Carnival of the Animals) - Saint-Saens Gymnopedies - Satie Gadfly Romance - Shostakovich Moment Musicale - Schubert Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley Waltzes - Strauss Three Little Maids From School (“The Mikado”) - Sullivan Sixteenth Century Dances - Susato The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky Greensleeves - Traditional Irish Tune From County Derry - Traditional Scottish Reels - Traditional La Forza del Destino (Andantino) - Verdi Concerto in A minor - Vivaldi The Four Seasons - Vivaldi Capriol Suite – Warlock
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