The West Sussex String Quartet - String Quartet

This Sussex string quartet is an ensemble of professional musicians with the experience to create a unique atmosphere for your event with a piano trio option.

With a varied selection of repertoire (Mozart to Abba, Pachelbel to Queen), the string quartet is ideal for wedding ceremonies, receptions, dinners, product launches, military and mess gatherings, birthday and anniversary celebrations. The  quartet is very manoeuvrable and can be used for occasions requiring rotational music. If a particular piece of music is required, then we will be pleased to arrange it for you given enough notice. A small charge may be required to cover arrangement fees. However Hymns for wedding services, military marches for regimental mess dinners and national anthems for official toasts are provided completely free of charge.

A number of the musicians have performed across Europe & America and have provided music for members of the Royal Family, US Presidents, Prime Ministers, Politicians and Celebrities. The Quartet is also the preferred Quartet for a growing number of prestigious venues in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex and many other counties within the south of England.

Regularly performing at: Chewton Glen, Careys Manor & Rhinefield House (New Forest), Lainston House (Winchester), New Place (Southampton), Manor Barn & Tithe Barn (Petersfield), HMS Warrior & HMS Victory (Portsmouth), Goodwood House (West Sussex) and many more historic venues & hotels.

The quartet have also recorded tracks with a number of pop bands, performed newly commissioned works, featured in a number of television documentaries and even appeared in a film!

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The West Sussex String Quartet - String Quartet Repertoire


  • Quartet in G Major - Mozart
  • Quartet in C Major - Mozart
  • Quartet in Bb Major - Mozart
  • Quartet in D Major - Mozart
  • Divertimento No.1 - Mozart
  • Divertimento No.2 - Mozart
  • Divertimento No.3 - Mozart
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
  • Air On A G String - Bach
  • Four Pieces (From The Suite In D Major) - Bach
  • Largo (From Concerto For Two Violins) - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Brandenburg Concerto No.3 In G Major - Bach
  • Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring - Bach
  • Minuet in G Major - Bach
  • Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel
  • Hornpipe (From The Water Music Suite) - Handel
  • Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
  • Rondo (From Abdelazar) - Purcell
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Canon In D - Pachelbel
  • Spring – Allegro, Largo, Allegro (From The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
  • Winter – Largo (From The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
  • Autumn – Allegro (From The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Concerto Grosso In D Minor - Vivaldi
  • Badinerie (From Suite No.2) - Vivaldi
  • Waltz in D Major - Chopin
  • Bridal Chorus (From Lohengrin) - Wagner
  • Wedding March (From A Midsummer Nights Dream) - Mendelssohn
  • Quartet (The Lark) - Haydn
  • Various Early Quartets - Haydn
  • Habanera (From Carmen Opera) - Bizet
  • Entracte (To Act 1 Carmen Opera) - Bizet
  • Flower Song (From Carmen Opera) - Bizet
  • Andantino (La Forza Del Destino) - Verdi
  • Salut D’Amour - Elgar
  • Tango No.2 - Albeniz
  • Flower Duet (British Airways Theme) - Puccini
  • Allegretto - Kreisler
  • The Old Refrain - Kreisler
  • Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky
  • March (From The Nutcracker Suite) - Tchaikovsky
  • Minuett (From The Lady Killers Film) Debussy
  • Cake Walk - Karl Jenkins
  • Adiemus - Karl Jenkins
  • Palladio - Karl Jenkins
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Romance (From The Gadfly) - Shostakovich
  • Bolero - Ravel
  • Nocturne - Borodin
  • Polotsvian Dance - Borodin
  • Vilia (From The Merry Widow) - Lehar
  • Humoresque - Dvorak
  • Largo (From The New World Symphony) - Dvorak
  • Ecossaises - Schubert
  • Flower Duet - Delibes
  • Casta Diva  (From The Opera Norma) - Bellini
  • Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
  • Tambourin - Gossec
  • Gavotte - Gossec

Popular / Traditional

  • Greensleeves
  • To A Wild Rose
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Gershwin
  • Somebody Loves Me - Gershwin
  • Lady Be Good - Gershwin
  • Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • The Man I Love - Gershwin
  • Just Another Rumba - Gershwin
  • Love Walked In - Gershwin
  • By Strauss - Gershwin
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It - Gershwin
  • S’Wonderful - Gershwin
  • Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Killer Queen - Queen
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Ellington
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing - Ellington
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Money, Money, Money - Abba
  • Thank You For The Music - Abba
  • The Entertainer - Joplin
  • Country Club - Joplin
  • Paragon Rag - Joplin
  • Bethena - Joplin
  • Heliotrope Bouquet - Joplin
  • New Rag - Joplin
  • Roseleaf Rag - Joplin
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Is This The Way To Amarillo - Sedaka
  • One Hand, One Heart (From West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • I Feel Pretty (From West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • Tonight (From West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • Maria (From West Side Story) - Bernstein
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - Presley
  • Libertango - Piazzolla
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine - Guns n Roses
  • Lullaby Of Birdland - Shearing
  • The Power Of Love - Rush
  • El Choclo - Villoldo
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Adams
  • When I’m Sixty Four - Lennon / McCartney
  • All You Need Is Love - Lennon / McCartney
  • What A Wonderful World - Armstrong
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Arlen
  • I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside - Glover
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance - Berlin
  • Your Song - John
  • Music Of The Night (From Phantom Of The Opera) - ?Lloyd Webber
  • Memory (From Cats) - ?Lloyd Webber
  • Pretty Woman - Orbison
  • Moon River - Mancini
  • Bitter Suite Symphony - The Verve
  • One Day Like This - Elbow
  • Manha De Carnaval - Bonfa
  • Jeeves And Wooster Theme - Dudley
  • Tango – Por Una Cabeza (From A Scent Of A Woman) - Gardel
  • Fawlty Towers Theme - Wilson
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Hill
  • Pennies From Heaven - Johnson
  • Sunrise Sunset (From Fiddler On The Roof) - Bock
  • Sailing - McCartney
  • Danzas Argentinas - Ginastera
  • Watership Down Theme (Bright Eyes) - Batt
  • Three Little Maids (From The Mikado) - Sullivan
  • I Wanna Be Like You/Bare Necessities - Sherman
  • Tico-Tico - Abreu
  • Bring Me Sunshine - Kent
  • Making Woopee - Henry
  • Noites Cariocas - Bandolim

The West Sussex String Quartet - String Quartet Feedback

The act were wonderful. They played our requested songs and were a big hit with our guests. Very smartly presented. They responded to our questions very quickly. All in all a wonderful quartet and would thoroughly recommend.

Janna C, , none (January 2020)

We are just back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you so much for your fantastic performance at our wedding reception. Many thanks you were all wonderful.

Anna and Rich, Brookfield Hotel, Wedding Reception (July, 2017)

Superb is the only word that comes to mind. Huge, huge thanks to all the players in the String Quartet for your professionalism, I have had nothing except praise to pass on to you so again, a big thank you.

Mrs Chester, Oxford, Funeral (October, 2017)

Once again, thank you for providing your Quartet for our regimental dinner night. The evening was a great success and I would like to thank the musicians for a great performance.

David Gregson, Whale Island, Military Dinner (February, 2017)

On behalf of all of the guests at our wedding ceremony and wedding reception, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the String Quartet for helping to ensure that our day was such an outstanding success.

Mrs Jane Harrison, Holiday Inn, Southampton, Wedding Ceremony and Reception (May, 2017)

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the amazing music you played at our wedding ceremony & reception. We were so pleased to hear our favourite music being played, especially the Pachelbel Canon in D and of course Pelagia's Song which really meant something to me. We really appreciate you arranging, learning the music and entertaining everyone. We can't thank your String Quartet enough for helping make our wedding day so special.

Nichola and Robert, Chewton Glen, Wedding Ceremony and Reception (August, 2017)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a splendid performance given by the String Quartet at our mess function. All those that attended commented on how much the music enhanced the evening and our sincere thanks for a sterling performance. We look forward to using the Quartet again in the future.

Captain Davis, Whale Island, Dinner (July, 2017)

Mark & I wanted to drop you a short note to thank the String Quartet for their fantastic entertainment at our wedding reception. Everyone commented on how wonderfully they played and the variety of their classical and popular repertoire was enjoyed by all. For us, the music was so very special during the wedding ceremony itself and we will certainly be recommending them to others.

Mark & Amy, Tithe Barn, Wedding Reception (August, 2017)

A special thank you to all the players in the String Quartet for playing at our wedding reception. The music was marvellous and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you for making our day very special.

Sarah Bell, Spinnaker Tower, Wedding Reception (August, 2017)

Superb is the only word that comes to mind. Huge, huge thanks to all the players in the String Quartet for your professionalism, I have had nothing except praise to pass on to you so again, a big thank you.

David and Mary, HMS Belfast, Dinner (September, 2017)

Thank you from us all for playing at the wedding reception aboard HMS Warrior 1860 on Saturday. The performance of ?Sailing? was absolutely outstanding and greatly enjoyed by all. I would also like to thank the Quartet for the rendition of the Gershwin which went down very well. Our heartfelt thanks to all four musicians.

Lt Richardson, HMS Warrior, Wedding Reception (May, 2017)

We would like to pass on our warm thanks to the musicians that played for us at our wedding ceremony and reception at Hollington House. We greatly enjoyed the music and hugely appreciated the wonderful playing. We certainly wound not hesitate to recommend the String Quartet to others and can only thank you again for the highly enjoyable wedding music.

Clare and Peter, Hollington House, Wedding Ceremony and Reception (June, 2017)

We would like to thank the musicians in the Quartet for performing with such style and accomplishment. Indeed the musicians were able to capture the mood of the occasion so well and without them it certainly would not have been such a magnificent wedding reception. We received so many wonderful comments and again, thank you for making our wedding celebration such a special experience.

Mr Davidson, Tithe Barn, Wedding Reception (August, 2017)

I just wanted to thank the String Quartet for making our 25th Wedding Anniversary celebrations at Goodwood Kennels so enjoyable.

Jan Steel, Goodwood Kennels, Wedding Anniversary (June, 2017)

I just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at Elmers Court. Your performance was perfect on such a special day for my wife and myself. I was most impressed with your rendition of ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’. As a big Guns n Roses fan, this was one part of the day I was looking forward to so much. Thank you again,

Kieran & Emily, Lymington, New Forest, Hampshi

Just wanted to say many thanks to you all for playing at our wedding on Saturday. We really didn't have the chance to speak to you properly but thank you for helping to make our day so special. Your performance was just perfect and our day was magical.

Lucie Armstrong, , none (December, 2014)

The group were excellent, and very professional.

Mike Thoms, , none (September 2017)

We hired The Sussex String Quartet for our wedding on the 21st July 2017 at the Powder Mills Hotel in Battle, I cannot thank Matt and the rest of the Quartet enough for the most amazing performance for us which made our special day even more perfect, the Quartet were absolutely note perfect and really added to the atmosphere of the day, Jackie and I were blown away with how fantastic it sounded, it truly was a delight to have their music on the day and all of our guests mentioned how wonderful it was. I would highly recommend these guys, and anyone that is in two minds as to whether they can stretch their budget to have a Quartet, do it, it really does sound amazing and really adds perfection to your wedding. Thank you again to Matt and the rest of the Quartet, you really did a wonderful job for us at the wedding, it really is truly appreciated. Mr and Mrs Pope

Trevor Pope, Powder Mills Hotel, Battle, Wedding (August 2017)

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