Fortune String Quartet is full of brilliant musicians with access to a huge selection of brilliant music - pop/modern/jazz and classical!
Based in the Midlands, Fortune Strings specialises in string quartets and string trios. Alongside our classical selection, we have a vast array of modern pop and jazz music – all performed by some of the finest and most accomplished string performers in the Midlands region. We have played at weddings and events in Birmingham, Lichfield, Tamworth, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire… Our Fortune Strings players are experts at providing beautifully-arranged quality music for your wedding, any special occasion or private function. All of the Fortune players, including Sarah, Rachael, Siân, Mark, John and Karen, have studied at the UK’s top music conservatoires. Between us, we have performed at 1000+ weddings and events and have performed at The Proms, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Sway, Passenger and many more! From initial enquiry to the performance we pride ourselves on a professional and friendly service. Fortune Strings loves to see you and your guests enjoy our performances and will happily fulfil any special requests. Although Fortune Quartet and Trio perform mainly at weddings and events around Birmingham, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire, we are happy to travel further should you need us to. Please inform us upon enquiry. For more intimate events and venues, our Fortune Trio is the perfect choice, particularly for those who have limited space or fewer than 70 guests. An excellent repertoire, although smaller than that of the Fortune Quartet, encompasses all tastes. Fortune Strings has the privilege of working with musicians who perform regularly with The CBSO, The Hallé Orchestra and BBC Philharmonic, and who have played at venues (to name just a few) such as The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Barbican and even Glastonbury! All Fortune Strings players are full-time, professional musicians who are DBS registered and have Public Liability Insurance.
Here is our current full repertoire list - song lists can be created to suit your event. CLASSICAL * piece may not be suitable for Civil Wedding Ceremony - please check with your Registrar Adagio - Albinoni Adagio (Secret Garden) – Lovland Adagio (Violin Concerto) - Bruch Air and Simple Gifts Air on the G String - Bach Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel Ave Maria * – Gounod Ave Maria * – Schubert Badinerie - Bach Barcarolle – Offenbach Berceuse – Fauré Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss Bolero - Ravel Canon in D – Pachelbel Chanson de Matin – Elgar Chanson de Nuit – Elgar Che Gelida Manina (La Bohéme) - Puccini Clair de Lune - Débussy Czardas - Monti Danse des Mirlitons (The Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky Double Violin Concerto (2nd mvt) – Bach Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart Elvira Madigan – Mozart First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin Flower Duet - Delibes Four Seasons – Vivaldi Funiculì Funiculà - Denza Halleluia Chorus (The Messiah) – Handel Here Comes the Bride – Wagner Humming Chorus (Madame Butterfly) – Puccini Humoresque - Dvorák Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)- Mascagni Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring * - Bach Largo (Xerxes) - Handel Largo (New World Symphony)- Dvorák Lark Quartet (1st mvt) – Haydn March (The Marriage of Figaro) – Mozart Meditation (Thaïs) – Massanet Melody in F – Rubinstein Minuet in G – Boccherini ‘Morning’ (Peer Gynt Suite) – Grieg Nessun Dorma – Puccini Nimrod – Elgar Norwegian Dance No.2 – Grieg O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini ‘O Sole Mio - Capua Overture to The Marriage of Figaro – Mozart Pavane - Fauré Salut d’Amour – Elgar Schindler’s List Sheep May Safely Graze * - Bach Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovski Softly Awakes My Heart – Saint-Saëns Song To The Moon - Dvorák Skaters’ Waltz - Strauss The Girl With The Flaxen Hair - Débussy The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams The Swan – Saint-Saëns Tik-Tak Polka - Strauss Thieving Magpie Overture - Rossini Traumerei – Schumman Trumpet Tune in D – Purcell Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke Two Rondeaux – Purcell Water Music – Handel Wedding Day At Troldhaugen – Grieg Wedding March - Mendelssohn JAZZ / POP / FILM MUSIC 2 Become 1 - The Spice Grils A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square A Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay A Whole New World (Aladdin) Abba Medley Adventure of a Lifetime - Coldplay Ain’t No Mountain High Enough All By Myself All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera) All Of Me - John Legend All My Love - Led Zeppelin All You Need Is Love - The Beatles Alejandro - Lady Gaga Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Amapola - Morricone Amor de Chocolat Angels - Robbie Williams Any Dream Will Do Anything Goes Apologize - One Republic As Time Goes By Ashokan Farewell At Last - Etta James At The Beginning (Anastasia) Baby - Justin Bieber Back in Black - AC/DC Back to Bacharach (a medley) Bad Romance - Lady Gaga Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast) Bella Notte (Lady and the Tramp) Ben - Michael Jackson Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velasquez Best Day of My Life Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve Blue Moon Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Book of Days - Enya Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel Can You Feel the Love Tonight (The Lion King) Can’t Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Showboat) Can’t Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams Chandelier - Sia Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol Chi Mai Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Clocks - Coldplay Close To You - The Carpenters Colours of the Wind Come Fly With Me Come What May (Moulin Rouge) Con Te Partiro (Time To Say Goodbye) Concerning Hobbits Counting Stars - One Republic Country Joe Crazy Little Thing Called Love Creep - Radiohead Cry Me A River - Hamilton Dance, Dance - Fall Out Boy Do You Want to Build a Snowman? (Frozen) Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Evita) Don’t Stop Believing - Journey Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen Eight Days A Week - The Beatles El Tango de Roxanne (Moulin Rouge) Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles Everlasting Love Every Tear Is A Waterfall - Coldplay Every Time We Say Goodbye Everything I Do, I Do It For You Falling Slowly Feelings - Andy Williams FHG (Initials of a slightly naughty Tenacious D song!) Fields of Gold - The Police Fly Me to the Moon For The Love of a Princess (Braveheart) Forever Frozen - Madonna Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone Get Back - The Beatles Get Lucky - Daft Punk / Pharrell Williams Girl - The Beatles Girl from Ipanema Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran God Only Knows - Beach Boys Gonna Fly Now (Rocky) Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles Greatest Day - Take That Hallelujah Halo - Beyoncé Happy - Pharrell Williams Hasta Mi Final Hava Nagila Have I Told You Lately Heaven - Bryan Adams Hello - Adele Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles Here, There and Everywhere - The Beatles Hernando’s Hideaway / Light My Fire Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey Soul Sister - Train Highway to Hell - AC/DC Hoppipolla How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria (The Sound of Music) How High The Moon How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding I Can Go The Distance (Hercules) I Could’ve Danced All Night (My Fair Lady) I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing I Giorni - Einaudi I Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas I Got Rhythm I Know Him So Well (Chess) I Love You - Cole Porter I Was Born to Love - Queen Il Postino (The Postman) I’ll Be There for You - The Rembrants I’m Yours - Jason Mraz I’ve Got You Under My Skin Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder It Had To Be You It Must Be Love - Madness It’s All About You - McFly Jar of Hearts - Christina Perry Just Give Me a Reason - Pink Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars Karma Police - Radiohead Kashmir - Led Zepplin Kiss From a Rose - Seal Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer Kissing You - Des’ree La Bamba La Valse d’Amelie (Chocolat) La Vie en Rose Let It Go (Frozen) Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Let’s Do It Let’s Face The Music And Dance Let’s Stay Together - Al Green Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) Looney Tunes Fugue Love and Marriage Love is Here to Stay Love is Not a Fight Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding Love of My Life - Queen Lucky - Jason Mraz / Colbie Caillat Maestro (The Holiday) Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan Makin’ Whoopee Maria (West Side Story) Marry You - Bruno Mars Michelle - The Beatles Misty Money - Pink Floyd Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) Moonlight Serenade Motown Forever (Motown Medley) Music to Watch Girls By - Andy Williams My Funny Valentine My Girl - The Temptations My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose My Way - Frank Sinatra Mystic Caravan Nemo Egg (Finding Nemo) New York, New York - Bernstein New York, New York - Sinatra Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues Nothing Else Matters - Metallica Now I See the Light Now We Are Free (Gladiator) On My Own (Les Misérables) One Day Like This - Elbow One Hand, One Heart (West Side Story) Only If - Enya Over The Rainbow (Wizard of Oz) Palladio (De Beers Diamond advert) Paradise - Coldplay Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid) Payphone - Lady Gaga / Beyoncé Pennies From Heaven Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps Pink Panther Pirates of the Caribbean Medley Plink! Plank! Plunk! Poker Face - Lady Gaga Pompeii - Bastille Queen Medley (We will Rock You / Another One Bites the Dust / We are the Champions) Reel Fiddlin’ (Traditional Folk Reels) Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood Rockabye - Clean Bandit Rockin’ All Over The World - Status Quo Rolling in the Deep - Adele Roxanne - The Police Royals - Lordes Rude - Magic Rule the World - Take That Rumour Has It - Adele Run - Snow Patrol Run to You - Pentatonix Sarah - Thin Lizzy Say a Little Prayer - Burt Bacharach Say Something - Partitur Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkel Secrets - One Republic Set Fire to the Rain - Adele Shake It Off - Taylor Swift She (The Seven Faces of Woman) She’s The One - Robbie Williams Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon Singin’ in the Rain Skinny Love - Birdy Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay Skyfall - Adele Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson So Close (Enchanted) So Happy Together - The Turtles Someone Like You - Bob Dylan Someone To Watch Over Me Somethin' Stupid Songbird Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers Theme) Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stand By Me Stay With Me - Sam Smith Stuff We Did (Disney’s UP) Summertime Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler On The Roof) Super Trooper Sway / Cherry Pink - Michael Buble Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics Take Five Take Me to Church - Hozier Take The A Train Talking to the Moon - Bruno Mars Tea For Two Thank You for the Music That’s Amore That Means A Lot - The Beatles The Bare Necessities (Jungle Book) The Chad Who Loved Me - Mansun The Folks Who Live On The Hill The Fool On The Hill - The Beatles The Man I Love The Phantom Menace (Star Wars) The Power of Love - Huey Lewis The Rose - Bette Midler The Way We Were Theme from Addams Family Theme from Fawlty Towers Theme from Forrest Gump Theme from Game of Thrones Theme from Ghostbusters Theme from Harry Potter (medley) Theme from James Bond Theme from Monsters Inc. Theme from Poirot Theme from Pokémon Theme from Pride and Prejudice (BBC TV series) Theme from Ski Sunday (Pop Looks Bach) Theme from Star Wars Theme from Super Mario Theme from Tarzan - Phil Collins Theme from The Godfather (Love theme) Theme from The Simpsons Theme from Underwater Mario Bros Theme from World of Warcraft (Lions Pride) They Can’t Take That Away From Me Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran Thousand Years (The Twilight Saga) Thriller - Michael Jackson Thunderstruck - AC/DC Ticket to Ride - The Beatles Time (Inception) Time Of Your Life - Green Day Titanium - Sia Top Of The World - The Carpenters “Tradition” (Fiddler on the Roof)) Turning Page (The Twilight Saga) Unforgettable Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson Viva La Vida - Coldplay We Are Young - Fun We Have All The Time In The World West Side Story Mix What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong What Is Love - Haddaway What’s This Thing Called Love? When I Fall in Love When You Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio) Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin With a Little Help from My Friends - The Beatles With Or Without You - U2 Without You - David Guetta Woman - John Lennon Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton Wonderwall - Oasis World Without Love - The Beatles Writing’s on the Wall - Sam Smith Yellow - Coldplay Yesterday - The Beatles Your Song - Elton John You’re My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White 80s Hit Medley TANGOS Andaluza - Granados Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5 - Villa-Lobos Danzas Argentinas No. 2 - Ginastera Dance Like Crooked Antoine - Gonçalves “El Choclo” Tango - Villoldo “El Esquinazo” Tango - Villoldo “El Fandango del Candil” - Granados Habañera (Carmen) - Bizet “Jalousie” Tango - Gade La Bamba - Traditional "La Cumparsita" Tango - Rodriguez Lamento Quichua - Gianneo Noites Cariocas - Bandolim Piazzolla Oblivion "Por Una Cabeza" Tango "Retintín" Tango - Arolas Tango alla Tedesca - Naughtin Tango in D - Albeniz Tanguedia III - Piazzolla "Tico–Tico" Chôro Sapéca - Abreu HAPPY BIRTHDAY If you would like ‘Happy Birthday’ to be played, we have the traditional tune to accompany any singing. In addition, we also have a selection of variations of the tune if you wish to entertain the Birthday Boy/Girl after, or before, the song has been sung. Do choose from any of the following: Happy Birthday to a Bach Lover Happy Birthday to a Mozart Fan Happy Birthday to a Clergyman Happy Birthday to a Beethoven Freak Happy Birthday to a Lovers of Fairy Tales Happy Birthday to Americans (or Football Fans) Happy Birthday for a Viennese Happy Birthday to a Berliner Happy Birthday to the En’gaged’ / En’twined’ / En’snared’ Happy Birthday for H M’s Birthday Happy Birthday for a Doomladen Birthday Happy Birthday for Perfect Wagnerians Happy Birthday for a Cavalryman Happy Birthday for a Really Hot Birthday We have a lot of music - it won’t be possible to bring every piece with us, so if you would like a specific piece played, please do give us plenty of notice so we can make sure we have it! CHRISTMAS MUSIC We have a large selection of festive Christmas music - if you are keen to know more about these, please let us know and we will send you our special Christmas List! Still can't find the music you are looking for?If you have a special request or requirement for any music that is not listed, please contact us and we will endeavour to fulfil your request with either of the following 2 options: 1) If the music you request is not currently available for string quartet, we can arrange most pieces for you for an arrangement fee of £60. 2) If the music is available as a string quartet arrangement to purchase, then we are happy to buy the 1st piece at no extra cost to yourself. We do ask for a £10 donation for each subsequent piece required.
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