- Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
- It Must Be Love - Madness
- Like a Prayer - Madonna
- Feeling Good - Nina Simone
- Don't Stop Believing - Journey/Glee
- Starlight - Muse
- Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
- Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
- Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
We've been asked to add a few new pieces to our Repertoire List. Here's advance notice that in the next couple of months we'll have these pretty exciting tunes available:
I'm gradually exploring my wonderful web design service and just found a rather superior way to deliver our Repertoire page. Oh Joy! New features include a search facility, a range of different views, print, fullscreen and I've compacted the whole file so that you can download as a spreadsheet for a mere 36kb. Sweet and delightful. Off to Babington on Thursday with our rockiest, edgiest repertoire - my bow is shedding hair like crazy (it's the Led Zeppelin) so it's going to Michaela Wedermeyer this afternoon for a rehair.
Hi - It's been a really really busy February with lots of playing, performing and rehearsing. We've got all our new repertoire on board - including fantastic new arrangements of Sweet Dreams are Made of This, Somewhere Over the Rainbow, La Cumparsita, and SEVEN new Beatles numbers courtesy of our lovely friend Matthew Naughtin out in San Francisco. A busy weekend ahead... Seona and Andrea will be starring at the Witham Talent Show on Saturday night - the long-awaited return of a fantastic community event; and on Sunday the whole quartet will be performing at the Orchardleigh Wedding Fair from 12-5pm at Orchardleigh House near Frome. It's our third year at Orchardleigh and it's always a fantastic event, packed with lovely people and a huge array of stands. As usual we'll be bringing George Pritchard our favourite schmoozer to persuade you all to book us to play at your forthcoming weddings! See you there.
A few new goodies for our growing list... from Handel's Messiah: the very famous Hallelujah Chorus and Rejoice Greatly also Zadok the Priest. And to complement our lovely arrangement of Elgar's Chanson de Matin (arranged by Bill Thorp) we have just added Thorp's take on Chanson de Nuit. Finally to celebrate the recent Purcell weekend on Radio 3 we've included wonderful arrangements of Strike the Viol and Sound the Trumpet great companion pieces to an old favourite the Rondeaux from Abdelazar. Ooh I may be about to have a little Purcell moment...
Or Pilton as it's called round here (the Pilton Pop Festival), our viola player and second violinist have been invited to join Tumbleweed Jim for a bit of a change. We'll be performing at 6.30pm on the Saturday night at the Avalon Cafe Stage - come and say hello! Check out Tumbleweed Jim on MySpace they're pretty rockin'. It's great to be doing something different but May wouldn't be May without a clutch of wonderful weddings. We've received a warm welcome from everyone we've played for. We have a few new pieces in our repertoire: Man I Love (the Gershwin classic), Nice Work if You Can Get It and yet another arrangement of Chanson de Matin (we love this one) which we'll be rehearsing soon ready to add to our ever-growing repertoire. Hope you're having a sunny time wherever you are.
We're stocking up on new music and have added a few pieces to our growing repertoire. Firstly a clutch of popular hymns: Be Thou My Vision, Crown Him with Many Crowns, Jerusalem and a glorious arrangement of Thaxted (I Vow to Thee My Country) from Sterling Procter. Also O Mio Babbino Caro, a lyrical, romantic, delicious aria from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini (it was featured in the Merchant Ivory film Room With a View). We're busy rehearsing and looking forward to quite a full programme of weddings, parties and performances coming up.