Trio Repertoire

Instead of sheet music, we use Samsung Galaxy tablets. There are many advantages to them: they are neat and tidy, you and your guests can choose music with ease, there is minimal delay between pieces, they enable us to quickly relocate if needed, we don’t need lighting and most importantly we can easily add new music to our ever increasing repertoire.

Our String Quartet repertoire contains over 1,400 pieces from Bach to the Killers, and everything in between, making it one of the largest collections in Britain.

The Bridgewater String Quartet and Trio has something for everyone, and if your favourite song isn’t on our list, we can have it arranged for you.

POP

Abba – Medley
Abba – Fernando
Abba – Mamma Mia
Adele – Make You Feel My Love
Aerosmith – Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
Alicia Keys/ Jay Z – Empire State of Mind
American Authors – Best Day of my Life
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Aznavour – She
Barry White – The First, The Last, My Everything
Bastille – Pompeii
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
Beatles – See list below
Ben E. King – Stand by Me
Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
Beyoncé – Halo
Beyoncé – Love on Top
Bocelli/Brightman – Time to Say Goodbye
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
Blink 182 – All the Small Things
Blur – The Universal
Bob Marley – Is This Love
Bon Iver – For Emma
Brent Morgan – I’ll Be There for You
Brian Craig – Butterfly Waltz
Bridgerton – See below in TV, Radio and Computer Game
Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars – Marry You
Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Buckley – Halleluja
Calum Scott – You are the Reason
Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Clean Bandit – Symphony
Coldplay – Adventure of a Lifetime
Coldplay – Charlie Brown
Coldplay – Paradise
Coldplay & The Chainsmokers – Something Just Like This
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Depeche Mode – I Just Can’t Get Enough
Desree – Kissing You
Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever
Dua Lipa – Physical
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Photograph
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Edith Piaf – La Vie en Rose
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home
Einaudi – Le Onde
Einaudi – I Giorni
Elbow – One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
ELO – Mr Blue Sky
Elton John – Rocket Man
Elton John – Your Song
Ennio Morricone – Chi Mai
Eric Carmen – Hungry Eyes
Etta James – At Last
Europe – The Final Countdown
Eva Cassidy – Songbird
Fleetwood Mac – F1 theme/The Chain
Foo Fighters – Learn to Fly
Frankie Valli – Can’t Take my Eyes off You
Guns & Roses – Sweet Child of Mine
Harry Styles – Adore You
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar
Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ol – Over the Rainbow (Hawaiian)
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Jennifer Rush – The Power of Love
John Legend – All of Me
John Lennon – #9 Dream
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Kanye West – All of the Lights
Kathryn Crosweller – I Watch the Sunrise
Katrina and the Waves – Walking on Sunshine
Killers – All These Things that I’ve Done
Killers – Mr Brightside
Killers – When You Were Young
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
Lady Gaga – Shallow
Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Lonestar – Amazed
Luis Fonsi – Despacito
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Madness – It Must Be Love
Mamas & Papas – California Dreamin’
Maroon 5 – Girls Like You
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
The Monkeys – Daydream Believer
Muse – Blackout
Nat King Cole – L.O.V.E
Natalie Cole – This Will Be
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Nina Simone – Feeling Good
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Norah Jones – Come Away with Me
Oasis – Champagne Supernova
Oasis – Don’t Look Back in Anger
Oasis – Half the World Away
Oasis – Wonderwall
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Plain White T’s –Hey There Delilah
Post Malone – Circles
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Queen – Another One Bites the Dust
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now
Queen – Under Pressure
Queen – You’re My Best Friend
Radiohead –No Surprises
Ritchie Valens –La Bamba
Robbie Williams – Angels
Roberta Flack – The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Robyn – Dancing On My Own
Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately
Ruelle – I Get to Love You
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Shania Twain – From This Moment On
Shawn Mendes – In My Blood
Sia – Chandelier
Seal – Kiss from a Rose
Sigor Ros – BBC Planet Earth Theme/Hoppipolla
Sigor Ros – Starálfur
Sixpence None the Richer – Kiss Me
Sleeping at Last – Turning Page
Smokebelch II – Sabres of Paradise
Smokey Robinson – My Girl
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Take That – A Million Love Songs
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Rule the World
Taylor Swift – Love Story
Taylor Swift – Lover
Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
The Calling – Wherever You Will Go
The La’s – There She Goes
The Smiths – This Charming Man
The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
Tones and I – Dance Monkey
Toto – Africa
Train – Marry Me
U2 – With or Without You
Van Morrison – Browned Eyed Girl
Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Westlife – You Raise Me Up
Yiruma – River Flows in You

BEATLES

All You Need is Love
Blackbird
Eleanor Rigby
Here Comes the Sun
Here, There and Everywhere
In My Life
When I’m Sixty-Four
#9 Dream – John Lennon

FILM

Disney – See list below
Bond – See list below
A Star is Born – Shallow (Lady Gaga)
Back to the Future Theme (Silvestri)
Braveheart – A Gift of a Thistle (Horner)
Dirty Dancing – (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life (Medley and Warnes)
Dirty Dancing – Hungry Eyes (Eric Carmen)
Harry Potter Medley (John Williams)
Indecent Proposal Theme (Barry)
Jurassic Park Theme (John Williams)
La Grande Bellezza (2014) “The Beatitudes” (Martynov)
Moulin Rouge – Come What May (Baerwald/Gilbert)
Life of Brian – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Monty Python)
Lord of the Rings – Concerning Hobbits (Shore)
Lord of the Rings – Into the West (Shore)
Love Actually – Glasgow Love Theme (Craig Armstrong)
Love Actually – PM’s Love Theme (Craig Armstrong)
Love Actually – Portuguese Love Theme (Craig Armstrong)
Mary Poppins – Let’s Go Fly a Kite (Sherman)
Master and Commander – Musica Notturna (Boccherini)
Pirates of the Caribbean (Hans Zimmer)
Star Wars – Theme (Williams)
Star Wars – Imperial March (Williams)
Star Wars – Cantina Band (Williams)
Superman Theme (Williams)
Terminator 2 Theme (Brad Fiedel)
The Deer Hunter Theme – Cavatina (Williams)
The Godfather Theme (Rota)
The Great Gatsby – Young and Beautiful (Lana Del Rey)
The Hunger Games – The Hanging Tree (Howard)
The Hunger Games – Safe and Sound (Taylor Swift)
Trolls – Can’t Stop the Feeling! (Justin Timberlake)
The Twilight Saga – A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
The Twilight Saga – Turning Page (Sleeping at Last)
The Wedding Singer – Grow Old with You
Willy Wonker and the Chocolate Factory – Pure Imagination (Gene Wilder)

MUSICALS

A Star is Born – Shallow (Lady Gaga)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Moon River (Mancini)
La La Land – City of Stars (Hurwitz)
Les Misérables – I Dreamed a Dream (Schönberg)
Les Misérables – Bring Him Home (Schönberg)
Lord of the Dance – Stolen Kiss (Hardiman)
Moulin Rouge – Come What May (Baerwald/Gilbert)
The Greatest Showman – A Million Dreams (Pasek and Paul)
The Greatest Showman – Never Enough (Pasek and Paul)
The Greatest Showman – Rewrite the Stars (Pasek and Paul)
The Greatest Showman – This is Me (Pasek and Paul)
The Phantom of the Opera – All I Ask of You (Lloyd-Webber)
The Phantom of the Opera – Music of the Night (Lloyd-Webber)
The Wizard of Oz – Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Arlen)

COMPUTER GAME & TV

Zelda Medley (Koji Kondo
Bridgerton – Theme (Kris Bowers)
Bridgerton – Dancing On My Own (Robyn)
Bridgerton – Girls Like You (Maroon 5)
Bridgerton – Halo (Beyoncé)
Bridgerton – In My Blood (Shawn Mendes)
Bridgerton – Thank U Next (Ariana Grande)
Bridgerton – Wildest Dreams (Taylor Swift)
Downton Abbey Theme (John Lunn)
Game of Thrones Theme (Djawadi)
Game of Thrones – The Rains of Castamere (Djawadi)
L.O.V.E – Featured in “Outlander” (Nat King Cole)
Somewhere Only We Know – John Lewis Advert (Lily Allen)
We’re Walking in the Air – The Snowman (Aled Jones)
Doctor Who Theme (Grainer)
Fleetwood Mac – F1 theme/The Chain

DISNEY

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella (David, Hoffman, Livingston)
A Whole New World (Alan Menken)
All is Found – Frozen II (Lopez)
Bare Necessities – Jungle Book (Gilkyson)
Be Our Guest – Beauty and the Beast (Menken)
Can you Feel the Love Tonight? – The Lion King (Elton John)
Circle of Life – The Lion King (Elton John)
Colours of the Wind – Pocahontas (Menken)
Go the Distance – Hercules (Menken)
How Far I’ll Go – Moana (Miranda)
I See the Light – Tangled (Menken)
Into the Unknown – Frozen II (Lopez)
I Wanna be Like You – Jungle Book (Sherman)
Kiss the Girl – The Little Mermaid (Menken)
Let it Go – Frozen (Lopez)
Love is an Open Door – Frozen (Lopez)
Married Life – Up (Giacchino)
Once Upon a Dream – Cinderella (Tchaikovsky, Bruns)
Part of Your World – The Little Mermaid (Menken)
Show Yourself – Frozen II (Lopez)
Some Day My Prince Will Come – Cinderella (Caselotti)
Tale as Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast (Menken)
When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio (Edwards)
Who is She – Cinderella (2015) (Doyle)
You’ll be in my Heart – Tarzan (Phil Collins)
You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Randy Newman)

BOND

Diamonds are Forever (Bassey)
From Russia With Love (Matt Munro)
Goldfinger (Barry)
James Bond Theme (Norman)
Live and Let Die (Wings)
Nobody Does it Better (Hamlisch)
Skyfall (Adele)
We Have All the Time in the World (Barry)
You Only Live Twice (Barry)

CLASSICAL FAVOURITES

Hymns – Separate list available on request
Bocelli/Brightman – Time to Say Goodbye
Musica Notturna “Master and Commander” (Boccherini)
Le Onde (Einaudi)
I Giorni (Einaudi)
River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Nocturne (Chopin)
Te Deum (Charpentier)
Tu Devicto (Traditional)
Bist du Bei Mir (Bach)
If with All Your Hearts (Mendelssohn)
Hornpipe – Suite from the Fairy Queen (Purcell)
Air – Suite from the Fairy Queen (Purcell)
Rondeau – Suite from the Fairy Queen (Purcell)
Chorus: They Shall be as Happy – Suite from the Fairy Queen (Purcell)
My Heart Ever Faithful (Bach)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)
Bridal Chorus – Wedding March (Wagner)
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Rondeau – Allegro Maestoso (Mouret)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Air on a G String from Suite 3 (Bach)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Spring from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Winter from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
La Rejouissance (Handel)
Air from the Water Music (Handel)
Bourree from the Water Music (Handel)
Hornpipe from the Water Music – Allegro Moderato (Handel)
Hornpipe from the Water Music Allegro Maestoso (Handel)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate (Mozart)
Traumeri (Schumann)
Wachet Auf (Bach)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
Arioso (Bach)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Panis Angelicus (Franck)
Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 (Mozart)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)
Salut d’Amour (Elgar)
Adagio (Albinoni)
Nocturne (Mendelssohn)
Cariad (Eilir Owen Griffiths)
Deep Blue (Eilir Owen Griffiths)
Italian Concerto I – Allegro (Bach)
Italian Concerto II – Andante (Bach)
Italian Concerto III – Presto (Bach)

OPERA

Nessun Dorma – Turandot (Puccini)
Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)
O Mio Babbino Caro – Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Un Bel Di – Madame Butterfly (Puccini)
Entr’acte from Carmen (Bizet)
Ah, Fuggi il Traditor! from Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Deh Vieni, Non Tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Libiamo from La Traviata (Verdi)
Vin O Biere from Faust (Gounod)
Quando M’en Vo Soletta Per La Via from La Boheme (Puccini)

MOSTLY HANDEL

Sinfonia from Xerxes (Handel)
Jigg from Oreste (Handel)
Minuet from Il Pastor Fido (Handel)
Gavotte in A from Oreste (Handel)
Sinfonia from Scipione (Handel)
Rondeau from Arodante (Handel)
Minuet from Arminio (Handel)
Andante from Berenice (Handel)
Minuet from Imeneo (Handel)
Sinfonia from Giustino (Handel)
Gavotte from Il Pastor Fido (Handel)
Gavotte from Oreste (Handel)
Larghetto from Theodora (Handel)
Courante from Theodora (Handel)
Gigue from Partenope (Handel)
March from Rinaldo (Handel)
Amoroso (Arne)
Menuet from Orfeo Ed Euridice (Gluck)
Aria from la Griselda (Vivaldi)
March in D from Tigrane (Scarlatti)
March in C from Tigrane (Scarlatti)

BIG BAND & JAZZ

What a Wonderful World (Thiele)
That’s Amore (Warren)
L.O.V.E (Nat King Cole)
Come Fly with Me (Van Heusen)
Mack the Knife (Darin)
Beyond the Sea (Trenet)
Strangers in the Night (Sinatra)
It Had to be You (Jones)
Blue Moon (Rodgers)
Jeeves and Wooster (Dudley)
Pineapple Rag (Joplin)
Country Club Rag (Joplin)
Pleasant Moments (Joplin)
Paragon Rag (Joplin)
Solace (Joplin)
The Chrysanthemum (Joplin)
Peacherine Rag (Joplin)

FOLK

Our Wedding Day (Ronan Hardiman)
Dance to Your Shadow (Folk)
My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose (Folk)
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton (Folk)
Morgan, Magan (Folk)
Highland Cathedral (Folk)
Lily of the West (Traditional)
Mick McGuire (Folk)

CHRISTMAS

All is Found – Frozen II (Lopez)
Into the Unknown – Frozen II (Lopez)
Let it Go – Frozen (Lopez)
Love is an Open Door – Frozen (Lopez)
Show Yourself – Frozen II (Lopez)
All I Want for Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey)
Carol of the Bells (Traditional)
Coventry Carol (Traditional)
Deck the Halls (Traditional)
Ding Dong Merrily on High (Traditional)
Fairytale of New York (The Pogues)
Frosty the Snowman (Rollins/Nelson)
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (Traditional)
Good King Wenceslas (Traditional)
Happy Xmas (Was is Over) (John Lennon)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Traditional)
Let It Snow (Styne)
Jingle Bells (Traditional)
Jingle Bell Rock (Beal/Boothe)
Joy to the World (Traditional)
Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade)
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Andy Williams)
O’ Christmas Tree (Traditional)
O’ Come, All Ye Faithful (Traditional)
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Marks)
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (Coots/Gillespie)
Silent Night (Traditional)
Somewhere Only We Know (Lily Allen)
Stay Another Day (East 17)
The First Noël (Traditional)
The Holly & the Ivy (Traditional)
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Traditional)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Traditional)
We’re Walking in the Air (Aled Jones)
What Child Is This? (Traditional)
While Shepherds Watched (Traditional)
White Christmas (Berlin)
Winter Wonderland (Bernard)
Wonderful Christmastime (McCartney)

Testimonials

Rookery hall

Our hearts are absolutely bursting with pride and gratitude for The Bridgewater String Quartet: Alison, Charlotte, Anna & Ruth. Words simply cannot describe how amazing you were at our wedding in August 2023 and for the months and months leading towards the day itself. Thank you to each of you for making our wedding day so perfect for us all, especially my beautiful Mum.
We found TBSQ purely by chance and our wedding simply would not have been the same without them. Throughout all correspondence, Alison was wonderful and unbelievably helpful. Not only did she source the music for our church ceremony, she also arranged for multiple lesser-known pieces to be composed for us. Each and every one of which was performed perfectly and brought our families to tears. After months and months of chatting via email, we got to know Alison and the quartet so well that it felt like we had 4 extra friends joining us on our special day. I quite miss our chats! One of the musicians had even performed in the exact production we had requested music from.
We were so in love with TBSQ that we asked them to perform all day: the ceremony, the drinks’ reception and the meal (and the church was quite a distance from the reception). Despite this, nothing was too much trouble for the quartet and we sincerely hope they enjoyed performing as much as we enjoyed their performance.
I cannot stress this enough: book these wonderful women for your event & you will be overjoyed. We would book them again in a heartbeat and the first opportunity we have to see the lovely ladies again, we’ll be there.
Thank you so so so much for making our wedding day so exceptionally personal & memorable. It really was perfect with ‘No alarms & no surprises’ (one of our many requests). With love and gratitude always xxx

Hayley and Sam, St Michael's Church, Bramhall and Rookery Hall (August 2023)

Thank you so much for your amazing performance at our wedding, it was just perfect and everyone really loved your string quartet. My mum was just so happy that you were performing as she loved you guys and mentions you every time I see her. Thank you for helping make our day and our guest’s day extra classy and special.

Shane & Amanda, Higher Trapp Country House Hotel (June 2021)

Thank you so much to you and your colleagues for performing at our wedding on Monday. Our guests were singing your praises and saying how beautiful the music was. I must say, what I heard sounded absolutely wonderful. I wish you all the best for the future, and we know where to come if we ever need some magical music again.

Saraya & Zach, Sandhole Oakbarn (August 2022)

What can I say! I can’t thank you enough for being so amazing you helped elevate our day to another level, I’m still on magical whirlwind I don’t want to get off. I’m sorry I didn’t get to give you a big hug and thank you in person. Thank you so much.

Simon & John, Iscoyd Park (August 2022)

Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing on our wedding day. When I heard that first song from the bridal room it made me so emotional and made it all feel real. I’m sorry I barely got a chance to see you but I heard you and it was just perfect. Can’t thank you enough for helping to make our day so special.

Katie & Alex, Styal Lodge (October 2021)

These three wonderfully talented ladies played for us at our wedding in May. We were blown away by the sheer talent. It was beautiful and we will always remember having a trio at our wedding. All of the guests said how wonderful it was!! Thank you so much for making our day special with your beautiful playing xxx

Annabel and Nick, Sandhole Oak Barn (May 2023)

Thank you again for making our day so so special – you were such a hit with all of our guests. Everyone thought you were fantastic! We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends!

Eve and Nihil, Manchester Hall (July 2023)

We just wanted to say thank you to you and the rest of the trio you really made our wedding day. Us and our guests loved the music, we really can’t imagine what our day would have been like without you there.
The music sounded incredible during the ceremony and drinks reception and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone!  Thank you for making the whole process so seamless, you’ve been a dream to work with x

Laura and Henry, Combermere Abbey (September 2022)
Helen and Mark's wedding in Cheshire

Communication from Alison in the lead up to our special day was excellent, and the performance on the day will remain with us forever, it was just beautiful.
This was without doubt the best ‘extra’ part to our wedding, and if you’re soft like me, beware…the music is likely to make you cry throughout the event!
Thank you so much for being a part of our special day, I cannot recommend you enough! X

Helen and Mark, The Grosvenor Pulford (November 2023)
Hawkstone hall

Bridgewater string quartet are a must have for any wedding!
They are so easy to deal with and can turn their beautiful music to any song.
They added to the magic of our daughters wedding – as background music we saw guests humming along to well known songs and, they were ready to fill in the silence when the bridal entrance music failed to start on time.
Totally recommend these amazing musicians for any event as they can adapt to all events big and small
Thank you making our daughters wedding even more special !

Dawn Foley (Mother of the Bride), Hawkstone Hall (October 2023)
ullett road church

I hired Bridgewater for my wedding day and it honestly MADE the day. Not only are they the sweetest people on earth they play so well. All of my guests were absolutely blown away and it made the world of difference to my entrance down the aisle. They have a huge range of music to choose from and even accept suggestions if you really want a song that isn’t on their list too!
Wish I could do the whole day again to watch them, they went down a hit!
Couldn’t recommend more

Leah and Jon, Ullett Road Church, Liverpool (July 2023)
Manchester Art Gallery

BSQ recently performed at our Manchester-based wedding, and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough! From our first discussions with Alison, who was such a support in helping to select the music we wanted at our ceremony and reception, to the performance on the day, our experience was fantastic. Our guests absolutely loved the performances throughout the day, and it made our ceremony in particular extra special. Would highly highly recommend the quartet for weddings and any other special events!

Natalie Topham, Manchester Art Gallery (February 2024)

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The Bridgewater String Quartet is one of Britain’s finest ensembles, performing throughout Northwest of England including Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool.

Phone: 07754 522595

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