Contemporary, Pops and Jazz Standards

 

“We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful music played at our wedding. The string quartet added that extra special romance that we wished for. Everyone loved you and had nothing but compliments! It was a perfect wedding! Loved every second!”  -Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! M & J, 9/14/13 Pleasanton

Dear Sherry,

“So many things were happening yesterday, I didn’t get the chance to meet you and properly thank you for the wonderful job you all did! I can’t tell you how much we appreciated your guys’ professionalism and talent. Our ceremony was wonderful and we have you three to thank. Best,
Michelle”  9/28/13 Mountain Winery, Saratoga

“Thank you for making our wedding so treasurable. Everyone came to me saying how beautiful you sounded and that it was a great idea to have you at our wedding. You played every song that I wanted and they wereperfect for the occasion.” – Sincerely, Guy and Shala L.

“Thank you so much for the beautiful music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. You and your staff played beautifully and you all exceeded our expectations. You were a joy to work with throughout the planning process and made our wedding stress-free. We received so many kind words on you and your team. We are so happy we had you all play at our wedding. Thank you for being a part of our special day.” Allison and Chris S., Palm Event Center, 10/14/11

 Contemporary ~ Popular ~ Jazz Standards 

If there’s songs you want to hear via midi files (electronic string versions) of my arrangements I have listed here then I can provide many of what you see below, shorter versions to give you an idea. Look at the bottom of the song list for listings. I only have a couple listed right now, it was an experiment and I think it will do well, so let me know what’s important for you to hear in a strings format. (One or two requests please, the song or two that’s most important to you and I’ll try to get more listed below later).

Contemporary

‘Contemporary’ means different things to different people. It can be the new latest, greatest

or an older revised tune. I’m frequently revising our lists.

Best Day of My Life ~Open Arms ~ Marry You ~ The Luckiest- Ben Fold

Hallelujah ~  Just The Way You Are- Bruno Mars ~ Wildflowers- Tom Petty

A Time to Say Goodbye ~ Across the Universe ~ All My Love

 As Tears Go By ~ Marry Me  ~ The Book of Love Peter Gabriel

All I Want Is You ~ All You Need Is Love ~ Bittersweet Symphony

Clocks ~ From This Moment On ~ Here Comes The Sun ~ This Year’s Love

Leave Out All the Rest Linkin Park ~ Falling Slowly “Once”

Married Life from Up ~ Paradise Coldplay ~ All of Me- John Legend

The Way You Look Tonight ~ The Winner Is Little Miss Sunshine

Come Away With Me ~ Only Time ~ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The Prayer ~ There is Love The Wedding Song ~ The Scientist ~ Viva la Vida

Secrets (One Republic) ~ Waltz # 2 Elliott Smith ~ When I Fall In Love

You Are the Sunshine of My Life ~ Skyfall~ A Thousand Years

Passacaglia Battlestar Galactica ~ The First Day of My Life

The Promise ~ With Or Without You ~ Love Train

The Way I Am ~ Such Great Heights ~ Funkytown ~ Game of Thrones

The Final Countdown ~ Hysteric ~ This Year’s Love ~  The Final Fantasy Ending

Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap ~ Roselin & Adama- Battlestar Galactica

Valentine- Kina Grannis ~ Your Guardian Angel - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Wonderwall- Noel Gallagher

Pops & Jazz Standards

A Time for Us ~ All I Ask of You~ As Time Goes By ~ At Last

Autumn Leaves ~Beatles ~ Blue Moon ~ Blue Tango ~ Embraceable You

Fascination ~ Feather Theme (Forrest Gump) ~ I Only Have Eyes For You

It Had To Be You ~ Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago ~ Memory

Moon River ~ Moondance ~ Moonlight in Vermont ~ Music of the Night

My Heart Will Go On (Titanic theme) ~ Our Love Is Here to Stay

Oh! Darling(Beatles) ~ Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka)

Someone To Watch Over Me ~ Somewhere Out There ~ La Vie En Rose

Stairway to the Stars ~ Strangers in the Night ~ Suddenly from Les Misérables

The Man I Love ~ The Rose~ Unchained Melody ~ Unforgettable

What a Wonderful World ~ Wind Beneath My Wings

There’s A Summer Place ~ Wherever You Go ~ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

I Will (Beatles) ~ Can’t Help Falling In Love ~ Good Life

Everything I Do I Do It For You ~ Green Fields ~ Suddenly Les Miserables 

Scarsborough Fair ~ Theme from Love Story ~ Stand By Me

Beatles

All Together Now ~ All You Need Is Love ~ Here Comes The Sun

In My Life ~ Michelle, My Belle ~  Across the Universe

Oh, Darling ~ Penny Lane ~ Strawberry Fields Forever

Long and Winding Road ~ Eleanor Rigby  ~ Let It Be

Here, There and Everywhere ~ Imagine ~  Norwegian Wood

I’m creating a collection of midi files here for you to hear how strings would sound on some of the popular we haven’t recorded. These are electronic recordings. Live strings sound much better than synthesized strings as we add depth and expression which you can hear at our demo page but this will give you a good idea of the translation to strings. You can hear our live strings at our demo page.

Here’s my first few examples, midi-files (shortened versions):

The Way You Look Tonight (all of these are excerpts- shorter versions)

Viva La Vida

Secrets

A Thousand Years

All You Need Is Love

Married Life

La Comparsa For SQ

Good Life One Republic

 

 

I’ll be adding to these songs when I get some time…let me know one or two you’d want to hear in the meantime!

 

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. EVERY feedback was 100% positive. We could not have been happier with your contribution to our event. Most Sincerely, M.S.” 5/3/13, Hakone Gardens

“The couple was truly thrilled and said it was the “wedding of their dreams!” Wedding planner for August ’13, Mission Santa Clara

“I just wanted to thank you and the other musicians in the string trio for such a great performance on Saturday. The selections fit the mood perfectly. Thanks again for a top notch performance” Ben M.,  St. Helena August, ’11

“Great, great job last night! I had many comments on your beautiful playing and wonderful choice of repertoire; many were surprised and very pleased to hear not only the classical pieces but some of the show tunes and even some with a Latin feel.  Many expressed to me that they had never dreamed that a string trio could provide so much diversity. Well done!  Your music delighted the ear, touched the heart, and enhanced the evening for everyone.  And as always, the musicianship was superb. Many thanks!”  J.P.

We offer a wide array of styles

 

CONTEMPORARY ~ POPULAR ~ JAZZ STANDARDS

TANGOS ~ LATIN ~ ITALIAN

HEBREW

ESPANOL

HOLIDAY FAVORITES

THE CATHOLIC MASS

FAVORITE WEDDING STANDARDS

If you don’t see what you would like then please ask for it’s availability