The Amethyst Quartet
The 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 BabsSteel@netscape.net 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
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
Purcell Suite and Dance Movements
Pachabel Canon - very popular for the "signing of the register!"
Willam Tell Overture
Goodbye to Sorrento
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
Tonight and Somewhere from West Side Story
Whiter Shade of Pale
Leroy Anderson: Forgotten Dreams and selections such as Blue Tango, Waltzing Cat etc. Very "Palm Court"!
Mexican Hat Dance
Molly on the Shore (Irish Folk)
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
My Funny Valentine
Lets Do It
British Arts a
Directory of the Arts in the UK