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Bows Strings & Belles

Bows Strings & Belles are a superb Hertfordshire based string quartet who perform regularly at weddings, functions, corporate events, parties and concerts. Booking options range from a haunting soloist to a stylish 4 piece ensemble.

  • From £750.00
  • Repertoire includes show tunes, pop hits and classical pieces
  • Choose from a soloist to a 4 piece ensemble
  • Extensive repertoire
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  • Full Quartet
  • Trio (violin, viola and cello)
  • Duo (violin and cello)
  • Various Solo options
  • Up to 3 x 50min sets as standard
  • Extended performances available

QUARTET

Abreu - Tico-Tico

Albert - Feelings

Anderson - Belle of the Ball Waltz

Anderson - Blue Tango

Anderson - Forgotten Dreams

Arlen - Over a Rainbow

Arlen - Stormy Weather 

Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria

Bandolim - Noites Cariocas

Barber - Adagio for strings 

Bartok - Rumanian Folk Dances

Beatles - Beatles Selection

Beethoven - Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata  

Beethoven - Ode to Joy

Beltran - Sway Cherry Pink

Bernstein - America  from "West Side Story" 

Bernstein - I Feel Pretty  from "West Side Story"

Bernstein - Maria from "West Side Story"

Bernstein - One Hand One Heart  from "West Side Story"

Bernstein - Somewhere  from "West Side Story"

Bernstein - Tonight  from "West Side Story"

Bizet - Selection from Carmen

Bock - Sunrise Sunset

Bonfa - Manha de Carnaval  from "Black Orpheus"

Borodin - Prince Igor

Bowles - Scarborough Fair

Brahms - Hungarian Dances

Brooks - You Light Up My Life

Carpenters - Goodbye  to Love

Chopin - Selection of Waltzes

Collins/Leigh - Cock Linnet

Copland - Hoe-down from Rodeo

Copland - Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo

Corelli - Christmas Concerto

Debussy - Clair de Lune 

Debussy - Golliwog's Cake-walk

Debussy - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme

Denver - Leaving on a Jet Plane

Denza - Funiculi Funicula

Devinez - Bass Vile Blues

Diamond - Suddenly

Donaldson - Makin' Whoopee

Dudley - Jeeves  and Wooster Theme

Dvorak -Humoresque

Dvorak -Largo from the New World Symphony

Dvorak -Waltz from Symphony no. 8

Elgar - Chanson de Matin and Nuit

Elgar - Nimrod

Elgar - Salut  d'Amour

Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing

Farranto - Morenita do Brazil

Faure - Pavane

Fisher - Chicago

Foster - For Just a Moment

Foster - You're the Inspiration

Frank - Panis Angelicus

Gade - Jalousie Tango

Gardel - Por Una Cabeza  Tango  from "Scent of a Woman"

Garland - In the Mood

Garner - Misty

Gershwin - An American in Paris

Gershwin - Do It Again

Gershwin - Embraceable You

Gershwin - I got Rhythm  Variations

Gershwin - Just Another Rhumba

Gershwin - Prelude no. 2

Gershwin - Someone  to Watch Over Me

Ginastera - Danzas Argentinas No 2

Glover - Beside the Seaside

Greig - Morning from Peer Gynt 

Haggart - What's New?

Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Handel - La Rejouissance

Handel - Largo

Handel - Violin Sonata in D major

Handel - Water Music

Haydn - Serenade 

Hendrix - Purple Haze

Herbert - Gypsy Life

Horner - My Heart Will Go On from "Titanic"

Hupfield - As Time Goes By

Ivanovici - Anniversary Waltz

J.S. Bach - Air on a G String

J.S. Bach - Arioso from Cantata no 156

J.S. Bach - Badinerie

J.S. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos nos 2 and 3

J.S. Bach - Cantata no 140

J.S. Bach - Double Violin Concerto

J.S. Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

J.S. Bach - Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena)

J.S. Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze

J.S. Bach - Two Chorale Preludes

J.S. Bach - Violin Concerto mve. 1 in E major

Jenkins - Palladio

Johnson - Pennies From Heaven

Joplin - Selection of Rags

Kander - New York New York

Kander/Ebb - Cabaret

Kreisler - Allegretto

Kreisler - Caprice Viennois

Kreisler - Leibeslied

Kreisler - Liebesfreud

Kreisler - Midnight Bells Waltz

Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin

Kreisler - The Old Refrain

Legrand - The Summer Knows

Legrand - What Are You Doing  the Rest of Your Life?

Lehar - Merry Widow Waltzes

Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind

Lloyd Webber - All I Ask of You  from "Phantom"

Lloyd Webber - I Don't Know How to Love Him

Lloyd Webber - Memory from "Cats"

Lloyd Webber - Music of the Night fom "Phantom"

Louiguy - La Vie en Rose

Manchester - Come in From the Rain

Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana 

Massenet - Meditation from Thais

Mendelsson - Wedding March

Monti - Czardas

Mozart - Allelujah

Mozart - Divertimeni in D and F

Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Mozart - Figaro Overture

Mozart - Marriage of Figaro (wedding march)

Naughtin - Looney Tunes Fugue

Naughtin - Natal Variations (Happy Birthday)

Norman/ Barry - James Bond Themes

O'Carolan - Irish Sherry

Offenbach - Barcarolle 

Pachelbel - Canon

Pheloung - Inspector Morse Theme

Piazzola - Tanguedia III

Porter - Anything Goes

Porter - Begin the Beguine

Porter - I Love Paris

Porter - Lets Do It

Puccini - Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme

Puccini - Musetta's Waltz

Purcell - Trumpet Tune 

Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary

Purcell - Two Rondeaux from The Fairy Queen

Rachmaninov - Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 

Rachmaninov - Vocalise

Raskin - Laura

Ravel - Bolero 

Ravel - Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin

Ravel - Pavane pour une infante defunte

Richard Rogers - Selection of Waltzes

Richie - Truly

Rogers - "King and I" selection

Rogers - My Funny Valentine

Rossini - Thieving Magpie Overture

Rota - Love Theme from "The Godfather"

Rota - Romeo  and Juliet Love Theme

Rouse - The Orange Blossom Special

Saint Seans - The Swan

Sarasate - Romanza Andaluza

Satie - 3 Gymnopedies

Schostakovich - Romance

Schubert - Ave Maria

Schubert - Standchen

Setzer - Hawaii Five 0 Theme

Sondheim - Send in the Clowns

Stolz - Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time

Strauss J. - Blue Danube Waltz

Strauss J. - Czardas from Die Fledermaus

Strauss J. - Die Fledermaus Waltzes

Strauss J. - Pizzicato Polka

Strauss J. - Radetzky March

Strauss J. - Tales from the Vienna Woods

Strauss J. - Trish Trash Polka

Strauss J. - Wiener Blut Waltzes

Strauss R. - Der Rosenkavalier

Streisand - Evergreen

Strouse  - "Annie" Highlights

Tchaikovsky - Russian Dance

Tchaikovsky - Selection from the Nutcracker

Traditional - Amazing Grace

Traditional - Country Medley

Traditional - Dark Eyes

Traditional - Golden Earings

Traditional - Greensleeves

Traditional - La Bamba

Traditional - Loyko

Ungar  - Ashokan Farewell from "The Civil War"

Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately

Van Morrison - Moondance

Various - Selection of Christmas Music/Carols

Various - Selection of Hymns

Verdi - La Forza del Destino  

Villoldo - El Choco Tango

Vivaldi - Concert Grossi in A and D minor 

Vivaldi - Four Seasons

Wagner - Bridal Chorus

Williams - Red Sails in the Sunset

TRIO

Arlen - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Aznavor - She

Aznavor - Yesterday When I Was Young

Bach - Air on a G String

Bach - Sarabande  and Gavotte

Bach - Brandenburg  Concerto  Grosso  no III

Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Bart - I’d Do Anything  from “Oliver”

Beethoven - Minuet  no 1 in C

Beethoven - Minuet  no 2 in G

Beethoven - Minuet  no 6 in C

Berlin - Cheek to Cheek

Berlin - Sisters

Berlin - There’s No Business Like Show Business

Berlin - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 

Bergman - What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?

Bizet - Habanera  from “Carmen”

Boccherini - Menuette

Bock - “Fiddler on The Roof “ selection

Brahms - Hungarian Dances  no 5 and 6

Delibes - Flower Duet

Delibes - Pizzicato Polka

Denver - Annie’s Song

Dudley - Jeeves  and Wooster  Theme

Dvorak - Humoresque

Elgar - Nimrod

Faure - Pavane

Frank - Panis Angelicus

Gay - Lambeth walk

Gay - Run Rabbit Run

Gershwin - Swanee

Gershwin - Lady Be Good

Gershwin - Fascinating Rhythm

Gershwin - Summertime

Gershwin - I Got Plenty O’ Nothing

Glover - Rose of Tralee

Greig - Waltz

Handel - Water Music

Handel - Arival of The Queen of Sheba

Handel - Andante and Saraband

Haydn - German Dance

Haydn - Serenade

Haydn - Trio in 3 movements

Henderson - You’re The Cream in My Coffee

Henderson - Five Foot Two

Herman - Hello Dolly

Hiller - Save Your Kisses For Me

Howard - Fly Me To The Moon

Hupfield - As Time Goes By

Joplin - The Easy Winners Rag

Joplin - Country Club Rag

Kaempfert - Strangers in The Night

Kern - A Fine Romance

Kreisler - Liebeslied

Kreisler - Liebesfreud

Kreisler - Schon Rosmarin

Kreisler - Polichinelle

Lai - Love Story Theme

Lauro - Valse Venezolano

Lenon - All You Need is Love

Lloyd Webber - The Music of The Night from “Phantom”

Lloyd Webber - All I Ask of You

Macheod - Summer Holiday

Mancini - Moon River

Martini - Gavotte

Mascagni - Cavalleria Rusticana

Massenet - Meditation from “Thais”

Mer/Eling/Stra - Satin Doll

Mozart - Andantino

Mozart - Divertimento in 5 movements

Mozart - Adagio and Menuetto

Mozart - Eine Kleine  Nact Musik

Mozart - Selection of Trios

Mendelssohn - Wedding  March

Pachelbel - Canon

Porter - Night and Day

Porter - I’ve Got You Under My Skin

Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary

Rota - Themes  from “The Godfather”

Schonberg - I Dreamed  a Dream

Schumann - Soldier’s March

Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Sieben - Menuette

Strauss - Voices  of Spring

Strauss - Vienna Blood

Traditional - Greensleaves

Traditional - Heissa Troika

Traditional - Irish Medley

Traditional - Congratulations

Traditional - Happy Birthday

Traditional - Tum Balalayka

Traditional - Hava Nagila

Traditional - Museltov

Traditional - Scarborough Fair

Thaikovsky - Dance of The Cygnets

Turk - Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Turk - Largetto  Amoroso

Vivaldi - Spring and Winter from “The Four Seasons”

Wagner - Bridal Chorus

Youmans - Tea for Two

DUO

Albeniz - Tango

Aznavour - Yesterday When I Was Young

Aznavour - She

Bach - Air on a G String

Bach - Badinerie

Bach - Bourree

Bach - Sarabande and Gigue 

Bach - Gavotte

Bach - Selection of Inventions

Bart - I’d Do Anything from Oliver

Beatles - Yesterday

Beatles - When I’m 64

Beethoven - Minuet in G

Bergman - Windmills of Your Mind                                           

Bergman - What Are You Doing For The Rest of Your Life?    

Berlin - Cheek to Cheek

Berlin - There’s No Business Like Show Business

Bernstein - I Feel Pretty

Bock - Fiddler on The Roof Selection

Brahms - Hungarian dances nos 5 and 6

Bizet - Carmen Excerpts

Dancla - Two Duos Sonatas op.108 nos 2 and 3

Donaldson - Makin Whoopie

Dudley - Jeeves and Wooster

Dvorak - Humoreske

Elgar - Salut d’ Amour

Ellington - Satin Doll

Ellis - Spread a Little Happiness

Farrauto - Morenita do Brazil

Garner - Misty

Gershwin - Swanee

Gershwin - Summertime

Gershwin - Fascinating Rhythm  

Gershwin - Lady Be Good

Gershwin - I Got Plenty of Nothing

Greig - Norwegian Dance

Greig - Waltz

Handel - La Rejoussance

Haydn - Serenade

Haydn - Romanze

Haydn - Adagio and Rondeau

Haydn - German Dance

Henderson - You’re The Cream in my Coffee

Henderson - Five Foot Two

Herman - Hello Dolly

Herman - As Time Goes By

Heusen - Busy Doing Nothing

Hiller - Save All Your Kisses For Me

Hoffmann - Duo in F

Howard - Fly Me to The Moon

Irving - Tea For Two

Joplin - Selection of Rags

Kern - A Fine Romance

Kern - Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Kreisler - Leibesfreud

Kreisler - Liebesleid

Lai - Love Story Theme

Lauro - Valse Venezolano

Lloyd Webber - Selection From Phantom

Machoed - Summer Holiday

Mancini - Moon River

Martini - Gavotte                                                                      

Mendelsshohn - Wedding March

Morrison - Moondance

Mozart - Divertimento

Mozart - Sonatas in C and F                 

Pachelbel - Canon in D

Porter - Night and Day

Porter - Just One of Those Things

Preston - The Gay Nineties

Purcell - Two Rondeaux from The fairy Queen

Rameau - Rigaudon

Rota - Godfather Excerpts

Schonberg - I Dreamed a Dream

Schumann - The Reaper’s Song

Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

Sinatra - Strangers in The Night

Strauss - Radetzky March

Strauss - Selection of Polkas 

Strauss - Selection of Waltzes  

Strauss - Blue Danube

Strouse – Songs from Annie

Tchaikovsky - Barcarolle

Traditional – Congratulations

Traditional – Ceildh Duet

Traditional – Siman Tov

Traditional – Irish Tunes

Traditional – Happy Birthday

Turk - Are You Lonesome Tonight?

Vivaldi - Winter and Spring from The Four Seasons

Wagner - Bridal Chorus

  • Elroy Fernandes(Groom) - Stanmer House, Brighton - NOV 2014

    Just a quick note to say thank you so much for performing on Saturday at Stanmer House. You were fantastic! Everyone enjoyed the music and you really contributed to making it a wonderful occasion. Thank you particularly for being so easy to work with; you were all so friendly, accommodating and laid back - much appreciated. We will make sure the cards you left out get distributed amongst the guests and we will certainly keep you in mind for next time. Kind regards, Elroy

  • Joy Rhoades, Australian Wildlife Trust - Australia House, London - OCT 2011

    We wanted to thank you and Joanne - the music was terrific!

  • John Mounty, wedding - St. Michael’s Manor, St. Albans - AUG 2011

    Can I say how pleased Liz and I were with the music that you provided for our wedding last Sunday. We both felt that your playing was the icing on the cake at the ceremony and afterwards at the reception and wedding breakfast. Absolutely perfect! Thank you so very much for your wonderful contribution to our perfect day. Ps your cello has a lovely voice :)

  • Catherine & Paul’s wedding reception - Woburn Abbey - JULY 2011

    We wanted to write to thank you for the fantastic music that you provided for our wedding ceremony. Your performances were outstanding and everybody mentioned how superb you were. We were extremely impressed by your lengthy repertoire, which allowed us to choose the perfect music not only for our ceremony but also for the drinks outside in the gardens and the Safari Lodge. We really appreciated being able to speak to you whenever we needed to. It was a wonderful relief to know that someone was paying attention to every detail. We would recommend you to anybody looking for wonderful musicians for any event. Best wishes and thank you.

  • Alex & Maro Parents of the bride - Non Such Mansion, Surrey - OCT 2010

    Alex and I would like to thank you and the other members of the quartet for playing at Sue and Will’s wedding. The music added so much to making it a very special day for both of them. So many people told us that they thought the quartet was marvellous and Iain, who is a dedicated follower of classical music, thought you were stunningly good.

  • Chris Hutcheson - La Lanterna, Mill St. London - JAN 2010

    I had the great pleasure of hearing you playing last night at my brother-in- law’s birthday party at Tower Bridge

  • Gordon Ramsay, celebrity chef - La Lanterna, London - JAN 2010

    You sound brilliant!

Biography

Bows, Strings and Belles have performed at a wide range of prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace, Goodwood House, Spencer House, Wallace Collection, Claridges, Woburn Abbey and many top London hotels. Members of the team have also worked with popular artists such as Joan Armatrading, Take That, Alesha Dixon, The Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey, Madonna and Peter Gabriel (to name a few), as well as The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Opera and Moscow City Ballet. They've also performed in numerous West End shows, including Matilda, Ghost, Les Miserables and The Lion King. The presentation can be formal, with co-ordinated ball gowns or evening wear, or a more relaxed smart casual affair if preferred.

Bows, Strings and Belles are based in Hertfordshire but are more than to happy to travel UK wide.

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