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Plum Blossom String Quartet  

The Plum Blossom String Quartet, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, adds an elegant touch to your wedding or special event.

Weddings
Weddings are our specialty. We have decades of collective experience performing music for wedding ceremonies. We work closely with you throughout the process of determining musical selection, timing, cues, logistics, etc. This ensures that there are no problems and that the music is as beautiful as your ceremony.
Cocktail Hours
Make your cocktail hour extra special by providing elegant live music. We choose music from our extensive repertoire to create the mood you want.
Special Events
Make your special event an unforgettable one. Dinner party, speaking engagement, picnic – whatever it is, we provide just the right musical atmosphere.

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To listen to a sample click on one of the selections below:

Classical/Baroque
Air in D by Johann Sebastian Bach
Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo, from Winter of The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke
Folk/Traditional
The Ash Grove (waltz, traditional)
The Belles of Lexington (hoedown, traditional)


Repertoire
This is the Plum Blossom String Quartet's current repertoire, grouped by genre and arranged in alphabetical order of the composer's last name within each genre. Other selections by request, although an arrangement fee may be incurred.

Classical/Baroque

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Air in D
  • Arioso
  • Ave Maria (with Gounod)
  • Bist du bei Mir
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • My Heart Ever Faithful
  • Sheep may Safely Graze
  • Sinfonia from "Der Herr denket an uns"
  • Wachet auf

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Ode to Joy

André Campra

  • Rigaudon

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

  • Te Deum, Prelude and Tu Devicto

Jeremiah Clarke

Patrick Doyle

  • My Father's Favorite (from Sense and Sensibility)

Claude Debussy

  • Clair de Lune

César Franck

  • Panis angelicus

George Frideric Handel

  • Aria, from Xerxes
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
  • La Rejouissance
  • Water Music Suite in F Major (entire)
  • Water Music Suite in D Major (entire)

Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Serenade (Andante cantabile from Opus 3 Quartet No. 5 in F Major)

James Horner

  • For The Love of a Princess (from Braveheart)

Franz Liszt

  • Liebestraum

Bendetto Marcello

  • Psalm XIX: "The Heavens Declare the Greatness of the Lord"

Jules Massenet

  • Mediation, from Thais

Felix Mendelssohn

  • If With All Your Hearts, from Elijah
  • Wedding March

Ennio Morricone

  • Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission)

Jean-Joseph Mouret

  • Rondeau

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Alleluja, from Exultate Jubilate
  • Andante, from Piano Concerto #21
  • Quartet in C, KV 157
  • Quartet in G, KV 525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)

Johann Pachelbel

Sir Hubert Parry

  • Jerusalem

Henry Purcell

  • Rondeau from Abdelazer, a.k.a. A Postcard to Henry Purcell (from Pride and Prejudice)
  • Suite, from The Fairy Queen: Hornpipe, Air, Rondeau, Chorus
  • Trumpet Tune

Franz Schubert

  • Ave Maria

Robert Schumann

  • Traumeri

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • Serenade for Strings

Antonio Vivaldi

  • Largo, from Winter of The Four Seasons

Richard Wagner

  • Bridal Chorus

John Williams

  • Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • The Throne Room from Star Wars Episode IV

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Jazz/Pop

Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow (sung by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz)

Charles Aznavour and Herbert Kretzmer (sung by Elvis Costello, from Notting Hill

  • She

Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion, Christopher Martin (Coldplay)

  • Viva la Vida

Sameer Bhattacharya, Jared Hartmann, Kirkpatrick Seals, James Culpepper, Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf)

  • All Around Me

Robert Buck and Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs)

  • These Are Days

Jonathan Cain, Steve Perry, Neal Schon (Journey)

  • Don't Stop Believin'

Jade Castrinos and Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

  • Home

John Denver

  • Annie's Song

Dan Emmet

  • Dixie

George and Ira Gershwin

  • Fascinating Rhythm
  • I Got Rhythm
  • Love is Here to Stay (Nat "King" Cole version)
  • Someone to Watch Over Me
  • Summertime (from Porgy and Bess, lyrics by Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward)

Irving Gordon

  • Unforgettable (Nat "King" Cole version)

John Green

  • Body and Soul

Dave Grusin and Alan & Marilyn Bergman

  • It Might Be You (as sung by Stephen Bishop, from Tootsie)

James F. Hanley

  • Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart

George Harrison (The Beatles)

  • Here Comes the Sun

James Horner

  • For the Love of a Princess (from Braveheart)

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

  • Bittersweet Symphony (as performed by The Verve)

Ed King, Gary Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

  • Sweet Home Alabama

Scott Joplin

  • Country Club
  • The Entertainer
  • Euphonic Sounds
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Paragon Rag
  • Pineapple Rag
  • Scott Joplin's New Rag

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles)

  • All You Need is Love
  • I Will
  • In My Life

Tony Macaulay and John MacLeod (The Foundations)

  • Baby, Now That I've Found You (Alison Krauss version)

Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer

  • Moon River (sung by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's)

Bruno Mars with Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Khalil Walton, Khari Cain

  • Just the Way You Are

Dave Matthews

  • Ants Marching
  • The Best of What's Around

Thelonious Monk with Cootie Williams and Bernie Hanighen

  • 'Round Midnight

Alex North and Hy Zaret

  • Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers)

Ryan O'Neal (Sleeping at Last)

  • Turning Page

Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)

  • Dancing Days

Christina Perri and David Hodges

  • A Thousand Years (from The Twilight Saga)

Cole Porter

  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • Just One of Those Things

Billy Preston and Bruce Fisher

  • You Are So Beautiful (as performed by Joe Cocker)

Curly Putman

  • Green Green Grass of Home

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

  • Edelweiss

John Schonberger, Richard Coburn, Vincent Rose

  • Whispering

Sigur Rós

  • Starálfur
  • Hoppípolla

Taylor Swift

  • Love Story

Andrew Lloyd Weber

  • All I Ask of You (from Phantom of the Opera)
  • Love Changes Everything (from Aspects of Love, arr. by Ted Velkoff)
  • Memory (from Cats)

Paul Francis Webster and Dimitri Tiomkin

  • The Green Leaves of Summer

George Weiss, Hugo Peretti, and Luigi Creatore

  • Can't Help Falling in Love (as performed by Elvis Presley)

Brian Wilson and Tony Asher (Beach Boys)

  • God Only Knows

Vincent Youmans and Irving Caesar

  • Tea for Two

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Hymns

Most hymns are arranged for soprano, alto, tenor, and bass voices, which roughly correspond to the respective ranges of the four instruments in a string quartet. Therefore, we can generally play any hymn for which we can get the music — and we own a collection of 538 hymns entitled Great Hymns of the Faith, which includes most of the commonly-heard hymns. If you're thinking of a specific title, you can check the online edition to see if it's listed.

Folk/Traditional

Russ Barenberg

  • Return to the Brandywine (waltz)

Mark O'Connor

  • Appalachia Waltz

Molly Mason and Jay Ungar

  • The Lovers' Waltz

Pat Shaw

  • Margaret's Waltz

Pete Sutherland

  • North Dakota Sunrise (waltz)
  • Sunday River Waltz

Luke Thomasson

  • Midnight on the Water (waltz)

Traditional

  • Angeline the Baker (Appalachian hoedown)
  • Auld Lang Syne (Scottish)
  • The Ash Grove (Welsh waltz)
  • The Belles of Lexington (Appalachian hoedown)
  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (Appalachian hoedown)
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss (Appalachian hoedown)
  • Greensleeves
  • Over the Waterfall (Appalachian hoedown)
  • The Parson's Cap (English country dance)
  • Red-Haired Boy
  • Oh Shenandoah (American folk song)
  • Soldier's Joy
  • Southwind (Irish waltz)
  • Utpick Waltz

Jay Ungar

  • Ashokan Farewell (from the Ken Burns miniseries The Civil War)

Lee Turner

  • May the Road Rise to Meet You

Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek)

  • Pastures New

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Chris Munson
20 South Productions
434-296-1600

chris@20south.net

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