The Amethyst Quartet

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Quartet at Loseley Park


Mobile: 07836 524674

amethyst5The Amethyst Quartet - based in Surrey - was formed in November 1997 by graduates from the London music colleges - all of whom are playing professionally. The string quartet specialises in music for Weddings - including music specifically for the Ceremony and Reception, Dinners - including Conferences, Special Birthdays and other social occasions.

The Amethyst Quartet was registered with the National Band Register in 1997.

Our repertoire ranges from Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Handel etc. to Palm Court, Dance and Film music. There is a repetoire list at the end of this page.


We regularly obtain work via the Musician's Union and various Conference organisations including the University of Surrey Conference Office.

We work mainly in the Surrey, Kent, Hants and London areas.

Our rates are from 450 plus travelling expenses where appropriate. We do not work through an Agency but by advertising locally and through personal recommendation.

We will work with you to find the music best suited for your event.

If you are interested in hearing more about the Amethyst Quartet please contact or phone 07836 524674 for a quotation.

Examples of Music Available - please click on links for samples.

Or email us for a CD


Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - very suitable for the Entrance of the Bride

Bach Air and Arioso

Bach Arie - very suitable for signing of the Register

Bach Air on a G String

Elgar 6 pieces

Gilbert and Sullivan Medley

Hambourg 4tet

Handel's Water Music

Handel's Firework Music - very suitable for the Entrance of the Bride

Haydn 4tet op. 1 no. 1

Jeremiah Clarke Trumpet Voluntary - very suitable for the Entrance of the Bride

Mozart Divertimenti

Purcell Suite and Dance Movements

Pachabel Canon - very popular for the "signing of the register!"

Shostakovitch Romance

Willam Tell Overture

Argentinian Tangos

Cielito Lindo

Goodbye to Sorrento

La Cumparsita

La Paloma

O Sole Mio

Operatic Favourites (various)

Per Una Cabeza (from "Schindler's list" and "True Lies")


Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones - this is quite an avant-guarde arrangement

Evil Ways

Beautiful Dreamer

Bill Bailey

Tonight and Somewhere from West Side Story

Whiter Shade of Pale

Beatles medley

Autumn Leaves


Joplin Rags

Leroy Anderson: Forgotten Dreams and selections such as Blue Tango, Waltzing Cat etc. Very "Palm Court"!

Mexican Hat Dance

Mood Indigo

Molly on the Shore (Irish Folk)

Scarborough Fair

Swing Low Sweet Chariot

Upstairs Downstairs

My Funny Valentine

Making Whoopee


Round Midnight

Lets Do It


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