The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t it be nice
Wall of sound and Beach Boys vocal harmonies: it’s all here. Perfect for a party, especially a wedding. Level: easy/intermediate.
Lee Hazelwood – These boots are made for walkin’
A funny arrangement for string quartet with some weird pizzicato chords and some quirky effects! Level: easy/intermediate.
John Williams – Jurassic Park main theme
One of the most lyrical piece by Williams; unforgettable melody. Level: easy/intermediate.
Bob Marley – Is this love
Reggae pizzicato lines; perfect to relax and enjoy. Level: easy.
C. Armstrong – Glasgow love theme (from “Love actually”)
The romantic theme from the film “Love actually”. Level: easy.
The Clash – London Calling
A punk song for string quartet? Why not? A nice and unusual rendition of an English punk anthem. Level: easy.
Jamiroquai – Cosmic Girl
Fun rhythmic section; good to add a bit of funk to your set. Level: intermediate.
The Police – Every little thing she does is magic
Lively and romantic song, with the characteristic upbeat Police rhythm. Level: intermediate.
Jackson 5 – I want you back
Nice soulful harmonies and countermelodies; perfect to make people dance. Level: intermediate.
The Beatles – Something
Fine cello solo and violins harmonies. Considered by Sinatra “the best love song ever written”. Level: easy.
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Beautiful pizzicato cello line and epic harmonies. Level: easy.
Queen – You’re my best friend
Swing feel and 3-4 parts melodies and solos. Great for enhance the quartet sound. Level: easy.
Ennio Morricone – Once upon a time in the west theme
The quintessence of Morricone’s music: beauty and simplicity. The quartet here unleashes its real lyrical spirit. Level: easy.
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the silence
Can’t miss this classic from the 80s. With a bouncing pizzicato and staccato middle section and some eerie passages, this arrangement gives the quartet a chance to explore different shadings of dynamics. Level: intermediate.
Muse – Starlight
Spicy up your repertoire with this alternative rock tune by Muse. Level: intermediate.
Dave Brubeck – Take Five
Highly rhythmical arrangement with bouncy pizzicato strings. This tune is gonna make you want to swing! Level: intermediate.
Michael Bublé – Everything
Lovely, romantic and a bit sophisticated. Great love song with lush string lines. Level: easy/intermediate.
Monkees – I’m a Believer
Lively arrangement of this upbeat classic tune. Level: easy/intermediate.
Aerosmith – I don’t want to miss a thing
Lush voicings and delicate string lines ornament this song from the late 90s. From the Armageddon OST. Level: easy/intermediate.
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
A recent song that’s going to become a classic. The ultimate love song for this day and age. Level: easy/intermediate.
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Defined by Paul McCartney “the greatest song ever written”. One of the most beautiful song in the entire pop music history. Level: easy/medium.
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Bring some good old vibes into your repertoire. Some springy pizzicato ostinati and effects here. Lots of fun for the players and listeners too! Level: easy/medium.