Katherine & Alan | Violin & Classical Guitar

Overview
  • Classical Duo | Violin | Classical Guitar
  • Sets available – 2 hrs or 3 hrs
  • Repertoire includes Light Classical, Jazz, Musicals & Popular Standards
  • Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events
  • Ceremonies, Drinks Receptions & During Dinner
  • East Midlands area covered
  • Special Arrangements Available
  • Minimum Performance area 2m x 1m

 Classical Duo

Katherine & Alan are a highly experienced classical duo, taking great pleasure in providing  a memorable programmes of their own arrangement especially for your function.

Experienced in all types and size of venue, the classical duo have performed in Country Houses and Castles, Hilltop Chapels and Cathedrals all across the country.

Encompassing a wide variety of music including Light Classical, Jazz, Swing, Latin, Celtic, Musicals and all the wedding day favourites, their repertoire is up-beat, soulful and exquisite.

For weddings they can play at the wedding / civil ceremony, drinks reception and during the wedding breakfast.  They are also available for dinner parties and corporate events tailoring the music to your requirements.

Repertoire

Sample Ceremony Repertoire

  • 1.Bridal Chorus – Wagner (‘Here Comes the Bride’)
  • 2.Wedding March – Mendelssohn (diddly dee..diddly dee..)
  • 3.Entrance of the Queen of Sheba – Handel (fun with a sense of occasion…Recessional only)
  • 4.Prelude – Charpentier (simple, classic with lovely harmony line)
  • 5.Canon in D – Pachelbel (a great favourite as a beautiful, slow processional)
  • 6.Rondeau – Mouret (good, sound, up-beat classical option)
  • 7.Allegro from Lute Concerto in D – Vivaldi (grand yet bright)
  • 8.Trumpet Voluntary – Purcell (majestic, with some trills)
  • 9.Trumpet Tune – Purcell (majestic and up-beat)
  • 10.Tambourin – Gossec (a bit of body tapping on the guitar)
  • 11.Alla Danza – Handel (grand yet up-beat)
  • 12.Canticorum Jubilo – Handel (rousing, joyous recessional)

The following few suggestions illustrate that an up-beat, non-traditional option can make a good, fun recessional at the end of the ceremony….lots more available.

  • 13.All You Need is Love – Lennon and McCartney
  • 14.It Must be Love – Labi Sifri
  • 15.You’re my Best Friend – Queen
  • 16.Raiders March – From Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 17.Bring me Sunshine – Morecambe and Wise Theme

Signing of the Register Suggestions (choose two, ideally…lots more available)

  • 1.O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
  • 2.Canon in D – Pachelbel (if you haven’t chosen this for your Processional)
  • 3.Nella Fantasia – Ennio Morricone
  • 4.Make you feel my Love – Bob Dylan
  • 5.Songbird – Chrisie McVie
  • 6.Somewhere over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen
  • 7.Fields of Gold – Sting
  • 8.Concerto Aranjuez, 2nd Movement – Rodrigo
  • 9.In the arms of an Angel – McLaughlin
  • 10.Ave Maria (Ellen’s Song) – Schubert
  • 11.Casta Diva – Giacomo Puccini
  • 12.Cavatina – Stanley Myers
  • 13.Music of the Night – Lloyd Webber
  • 14. Adagio – Albinoni
  • 15.You Raise Me Up – Rolf Lovland
  • 16.You’ll never Walk Alone – Richard Rodgers
  • 17.He Sleeps – James Newton Howard
  • 18. Meditation – Massenet
  • 19.Sheep may Safely Graze – J S Bach
  • 20.Air on a G String – J S Bach
  • 21.Largo from Lute Concerto in D – Vivaldi
  • 22.Allemanda Largo – Telemann
  • 23.La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin – Debussy
  • 24.Something in the way she moves – Harrison

Sample Drinks Reception Repertoire

  • The Girl From Ipanema by Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Ewan McCall
  • Wayfaring Stranger traditional
  • In the Arms of an Angel by Sarah Mc Laughlin
  • Make you feel my Love by Bob Dylan (Adele)
  • Black Magic Woman by Peter Green
  • She by Charles Azanavour
  • At Last by Harry Warren
  • What a Difference a Day Makes by Maria Grever
  • How Deep is your Love by Bee Gees
  • This Guy’s in Love by Bacherach and David
  • The Look of Love by Bacharach and David
  • Wade in the Water traditional
  • Ain’t no Sunshine by Bill Withers
  • Sweet Georgia Brown by Bernie, Pinkard and Casey
  • She’s not There by Rod Argent
  • Swanee River by Stephen Foster
  • I Don’t Want to miss a Thing by Diane Warren (Aerosmith)
  • Last Train to Ride by Ralph McTell
  • Samba Pa Ti by Carlos Santana
  • Blue Moon by Richard Rodgers
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Fats Waller
  • Anything Goes by Cole Porter
  • The Way You Look Tonight by Jerome Kern
  • As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld
  • I got rhythm by George Gershwin
  • What a Wonderful World by Thiele and Weiss
  • Autumn Leaves by Joseph Kosma
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man by Oscar Hammerstein
  • These Foolish Things by Strachey and Link
  • Fly Me To The Moon by Bart Howard
  • Killing Me Softly by Fox and Gimbel
  • I Know You By Heart by Eve Nelson and Diane Scanlon
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me by George Gershwin
  • Singing in the Rain by Nacio Herb Brown
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter
  • Mas Que Nada by Jorge Ben
  • I’ll be There by Berry Gordy
  • Over The Rainbow by Harold Arlen
  • What the World Needs Now by Bacharach and David
  • I Will by Lennon and McCartney
  • The Lady is a Tramp by Richard Rodgers
  • Fields of Gold by Sting
  • Bonnie Jean o’Aberdeen traditional
  • Manha De Carnaval by Luiz Bonfa
  • Stranger on the Shore by Acker Bilk
  • Raindrops keep falling on my Head by Bacharach and David
  • Summertime by George Gershwin
  • Stormy Weather by Harold Arlen
  • Lets call the whole thing off by George Gershwin
  • Misty by Erroll Garner
  • Besame Mucho by Consuelo Velazquez
  • Cry Me A River by Arthur Hamilton
  • Songbird by Chrisie McVie
  • Makin’ Whoopee by Gus Khan
  • Unchained Melody by Alax North
  • Moon River by Henry Mancini
  • Tuxedo Junction by Hawkins, Johnson and Dash
  • Hello by Lionel Richie
  • When I Need You by Albert Hammond
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love with You by Weiss, Peretti and Creatore
  • Your song by Elton John
  • Mad about him Blues by Markes and Charles
  • All of Me by Simons and Marks
  • O Sole Mio by Edi Capua
  • She Loves You by Lennon and McCartney
  • Here, There and Everywhere by Lennon and McCartney
  • Something in the Way She Moves by George Harrison
  • All You Need is Love by Lennon and McCartney
  • The Music of the Night by Lloyd Webber
  • Have I told You lately by Van Morrison
  • From Russia with Love by Lionel Bart
  • You’re my Best Friend by John Deacon
  • Close to You by Bacherach and David
  • Lullaby of Birdland by George Shearing
  • Night and Day by Cole Porter
  • Bess You is My Woman Now by George Gershwin
  • I just Called to say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
  • I Say a Little Prayer by Bacharach and David
  • Can you feel the Love Tonight by Elton John
  • It Must be Love by Labi Siffre
  • Dream a little Dream of me by Andre, Schwandt and Kahn
  • Can’t take my Eyes of You by Crewe and Gaudio
  • Baby Love by Dozier, Holland and Holland
  • Someone to Watch Over Me by George Gershwin
  • Amazed by Mayo, Green, Lindsey (Lonestar)

Sample Black Tie Repertoire

  • Nella Fantasia by Ennio Morricone
  • Valse de l’Empereur by Johann Strauss
  • Swan Lake by P I Tchaikovsky
  • Polovtsian Dance by Alexander Borodin
  • Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni
  • Bonnie Jean o’Aberdeen traditional
  • Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
  • La Donna è Mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
  • Alman by Robert Johnson
  • Berceuse by Gabriel Faure
  • Heure Exquise by Franz Lehar
  • Le Cygne by Saint-Saens
  • La Valse des Patineurs by Emil Waldteufel
  • Casta Diva by Bellini
  • Barcarolle by J Offenbach
  • Tango by I Albeniz
  • Etude opus 10, no. 3 by Frederic Chopin
  • Granada by I Albeniz
  • Lullaby by J Brahms
  • Catalan Folk Song traditional
  • Concerto Aranjuez, 2nd Movement by Rodrigo
  • Habanera by Bizet
  • Valse des Fleurs by P I Tchaikovsky
  • La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin by Claude Debussy
  • Siciliènne by Gabriel Fauré
  • Sheep may Safely Graze by J S Bach
  • El Paño Moruno by Manuel de Falla
  • Serenade by Haydn
  • Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Artist’s Life Waltz by Johann Strauss
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Jules Mascagni
  • Tambourin by Gossec
  • Meditation by Jules Massenet
  • Chanson de Matin by Edward Elgar
  • Air on a G String by J S Bach
  • The Saucy Arethusa by O’Carolan
  • Minuet in G Minor by J S Bach
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega
  • Valse Lente by Léo Delibes
  • Air from Water Music by G F Handel
  • Arioso by J S Bach
  • O Mio Babbino Caro by Giacomo Puccini
  • Pavane by Gabriel Faure
  • To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
  • The Water is Wide traditional
  • All I ask of You by Lloyd Webber
  • Liebestraum by Franz Liszt
  • Nimrod by Edward Elgar
  • No 3, Studies in English Folk Song by R Vaughan Williams
  • I will give my Love an Apple by Benjamin Britten
  • Winter by Vivald
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by J S Bach
  • The Music of the Night by Lloyd Webber
  • Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
  • Band of Brothers by Michael Kamen
  • Largo by G F Handel
  • Gymnopodie (1-3) by Satie
  • Allegro from Lute Concerto in D by Vivaldi
Reviews

‘Your wonderful music was absolutely perfect for the setting’ Visit Britain International Conference, Belvoir Castle

‘Magical. We would thoroughly recommend you to anyone looking for a professional duo’ Chatsworth House wedding client

‘You made the occasion so special…you are fantastic’ Langar Hall Private Dinner Party

‘transported to another place and time’ Southwell Minster Recital

Additional Services

Special Arrangements at £30 per song

Audio Samples
  • O Mio Bibbino Caro
  • Samba Pa Ti
  • Thile Weiss - What A Wonderful World
  • Wade In The Water
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus
  • Arthur Hamilton - Cry Me A River
  • Canon In D
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Elgar - Chanson De Matin
  • Gus Khan - Makin' Whoopee
  • Harrison - Something In The Way She Moves
  • La Donna e Mobile
  • McVie - Songbird
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