Rigaudon Music - Classical Music for Every Occasion

Rigaudon String Quartet/Trio

Rigaudon String Quartet or String Trio can be booked for all events, from weddings, corporate functions, birthday parties and anniversaries to home concerts or dinners. The quartet is highly flexible, mobile and adaptable to the venue.

If you are arranging a garden party and the weather is good, the quartet can even play outdoors. Just remember, we need shade on sunny days, as string instruments cannot tolerate direct sunlight.

We can advise and help in planning music that is suitable to the function and complements the venue and theme (if applicable) you have in mind. Rigaudon String Quartet has a vast repertoire, including baroque, classical and romantic music, wedding music, Christmas carols, waltzes, ragtime and jazz, Latin-American hits, films, shows and opera favourites, folk and world music.

Rigaudon String Duo

Rigaudon String QuartetFor smaller events and budgets we also offer string duos, consisting either of two violins or a violin and cello.

The repertoire for the duos is primarily in a classical style. Duos are a good option if there is a limited space for musicians and a string quartet cannot be accommodated, or if you are having a gathering for a small number of guests.

Double String Quartet

If you are planning something a bit more extravagant for a bigger venue, consider hiring a double string quartet. This stunning ensemble of eight players – four violins, two violas, a cello and a double bass – is effectively a small string orchestra that will be better heard in large spaces where a big crowd is present. Most of Rigaudon String Quartet’s repertoire can be played by a double string quartet and a list can be provided on request. We are happy to advise about this bold and unusual choice of live music and give you some ideas about how to make the most of it.

Repertoire for String Quartet

Wedding Music

Bach Amazing Grace (Traditional)
Air from Suite No. 3 in D
Arioso from Cantata No. 156
Chorale Prelude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208
Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Beethoven Ode to Joy
Bernstein One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story
Bock Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler on the Roof
Clarke Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof

Trumpet Voluntary in D from Prince of Denmark
Elgar Salut d’Amour
Franck Panis Angelicus
Handel Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
Hornpipe from the Water Music
La Réjouissance from Royal Fireworks Music
Menuet from the Water Music
Overture from Royal Fireworks Music
Kuula Häämarssi (“Wedding March”)
Massenet Meditation from Thais
Melartin Juhlamarssi (“Festive March”)
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Mouret Rondeau from Symphonies des fanfares
Pachelbel Canon in D
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Schubert Ave Maria
Wagner Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Rodgers Wedding Processional from The Sound of Music

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J.S Bach Air from Suite No. 3 in D
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G
Cantata No. 140, Verse 1 Wachet Auf
Chorale Prelude: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier
Chorale Prelude: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Concerto for two violins in D minor
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Minuet in G Anna Magdalena
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Handel Violin Sonata No. 4 in D
Hornpipe from the Water Music
Larghetto from Alcina
Pachelbel Canon
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, #11

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Classical & Romantic

J.C. Bach Quartet in C major
Quartet in G major
Quartet in D major
Beethoven Andante from Piano Sonata in A-flat Op. 26
Adagio from the Pathetique Sonata
Borodin Polovtsian Dances No. 1
Brahms Hungarian Dances No. 1 -7, 10 and 11
Debussy Clair de Lune
The Girl With the Flaxen Hair
Dvorák Largo from the New World Symphony
Slavonic Dance No. 8
Faure Pavane
Grieg Morning Mood from Peer Gynt
Waltz from Op. 12
Norwegian Dance No. 2
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Haydn Andante from Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”)
Adagio in F
Various String Quartets
Kreisler Allegretto after Boccherini
The Old Refrain
Tambourin Chinois
Mozart Rondo “Alla Turca” K331
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (K525)
Alleluja from Exultate, jubilate K165
Larghetto from Clarinet Quintet K581
Ave Verum Corpus K618
Various String Quartets
Paradies Sicilienne
Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Ravel Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Pavane por une infante defunte
Satie Three Gymnopedies
Sarasate Romanza Andaluza
Schubert An die Musik
Entr’acte from Rosemunde
Schumann Träumerei
Sibelius Andante Festivo
Tchaikovsky Dance des

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Bizet Prelude to Carmen
Entr’acte to Act IV of Carmen
Habanera from Carmen
Flower Song from Carmen
Bellini Casta Divafrom Norma
di Capua O Sole Mio
Donizetti Una furtive lagrima from L’elisir d’amore
Léhar Vilja Lied from The Merry Widow
Leoncavallo Vesti la giubba from Pagliacci
Massenet Meditation from Thais
Offenbach Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann
Ponchielli Cielo e mar! from La Gioconda
Puccini Mi chiamo Mimi from La Boheme
Quando me’n vo’ soletta from La Boheme
Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme
Musetta’s Waltz from La Boheme
Strauss Czardas from Die Fledermaus
Verdi Libiamo from La Traviata
La donna é mobile from Rigoletto
The ‘Anvil ‘ chorus from Il Trovatore

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Jazz & Ragtime

Arlen Stormy Weather
Ashwander Friday Night Rag
Debussy Golliwog’s Cake-walk
Ellington Satin Doll
Fisher Chicago
Gay Leaning on a Lamppost
Garner Misty
Gershwin/Donaldson Rialto Ripples
Hanley/ McDonald Indiana
Hampton Cataract Rag
Howard Fly Me to the Moon
Jobim Girl from Ipanema
Johnson Pennies from Heaven
Joplin Ragtime Dance
Bethena Concert Waltz
Elite Syncopations
Stoptime Rag
The Cascades
Kahn/Donaldson I Wonder where My Baby is Tonight
Kern The Folks Who Live on the Hill
Lamb Ragtime Nightingale
Top Liner Rag
Mack/Johnson Charleston
McNutty There is nothing New Under the Sun
Oh Joe
Morath The Golden Hours
Scott Calliope Rag
Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Squre
Strayhorn Take The “A” Train
Chelsea Bridge

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Music from Films & Shows

Bernstein from West Side Story:
I Feel pretty
One Hand, One Heart
New York, New York from On the Town
Bock Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler on the Roof
Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
Bonfa Manha de Carnaval from the film Black Orpheus
Fisher Chicago
Gardel Por Una Cabeza Tango from the film Scent of a Woman
Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me
Do It Again
I Got Rhythm
Hupfield As Time Goes By from the film Casablanca
Horner My Heart Will Go on from film Titanic
Lloyd-Webber All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera
The Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera
Memory from Cats
Mayer Cavatina from film Deer Hunter
Porter Anything Goes
Everytime We Say Good- bye
Begin the Beguine
I love Paris
Raksin Laura
Rodgers & Hart My Funny Valentine
Rota Love Theme from the film Godfather
Sondheim Send in the Clowns from A Little night music

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Latin-American Music

Traditional La Bamba (Traditional)
Albeniz Tango in D
Abreu Tico-Tico
Anderson Blue Tango
Bandolim Noites Cariocas
Bonfa Manha de Carnaval from Black Orpheus
Gade Jealousie Tango
Gardel Por Una Cabeza Tango from Scent of a Woman
Gianneo Lamento Quichua
Ginastera Danzas Argentinas No. 2
Piazzolla Tanguedia III
Villold El Choclo Tango
Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brazileiras No. 5

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Anderson Belle of the Ball
Copland Saturday Night Waltz
J. Strauss, Jr. Blue Danube
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Waltz Suite from Die Fledermaus
Ivanovic Danube Waves Waltz
Kreisler Liebesfreud
Midnight Bells
Schön Rosmarin
Caprice Viennoise
Lehar Waltz Suite from The Merry Widow
Marchetti Fascination (Valse Tzigane)
Rodgers The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
Falling in Love with Love
The Carousel Waltz

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Hendrix Purple Haze
Horner My Heart Will Go on from Titanic
Lennon/McCartney Best of Beatles: Day Tripper, A Hard Day’s Night,
Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday,
When I am 64, Back in the U.S.S.R.

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Folk & World Music

Selection of Finnish Folk Music
Golden Earrings Traditional “Gipsy Music”
Galway Rambler Medley Traditional Irish
Bartók Romanian Folk Dances
Copland Hoe-Down from Rodeo
Herbert Gypsy Life
Ivanovici Danube Waves Waltz
Keler Son of the Puzta
Marchetti Fascination (Valse Tzigane)
Sarasate Romanza Andaluza

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Christmas Music

Christmas Medley I (Includes: Silver Bells, Let It Snow, Have a Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas)
Christmas Medley II (Includes: Shepherds Leave Your Sheep, Come, O Come Emmanuel and Here We Come A-Caroling)
Christmas Medley III (Includes: Coventry Carol, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen and Listen, Lordlings, Unto Me)
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Bell Carol and Good Christian Men Rejoice
Carol of the Drum
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child is this?  (Greensleeves)
Adam O Holy Night
Anderson Sleigh Ride
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Gruber Silent Night
Praetorius Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
Leontovich Ring, Christmas Bells
Murto (arr.) Medley of Christmas Carols (includes In Dulci Jubilo and Finnish Christmas Carols)

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