Pop Strings Instrumentals

Pop Strings sets feature at least three musicians – a violinist, a cellist, and an accompanist playing piano or guitar. Most clients opt for a quartet, which also includes percussion, for more energy and rhythm. You can also book a quintet for the fullest sound – that’s violin, cello, percussion, piano AND guitar.

Our approach is unique – and every arrangement is completely custom. You won’t hear these songs done this way anywhere else, because we created these versions ourselves.

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For your cocktail and dinner reception, we’ll construct a set from the “Modern Hits” and “Old-school Hits” lists at right. Your lead musician will talk with you before the reception and will be happy to include (or avoid!) certain songs to match your preferences.

For your wedding ceremony, you’ll work with your lead musician to build an exact agenda together. You’re welcome to select music from any of the lists on this page, or from our list of classical wedding music.

Here are two sample ceremony agendas to get you started:

Pop Agenda
Mixed Agenda
MODERN HITS:

OLD-SCHOOL HITS:

SOUNDTRACK:

  • “A Whole New World (from Aladdin)” – Alan Menken
  • Anne of Green Gables theme” – Hagood Hardy‡
  • “Archer’s Theme” (from Star Trek: Enterprise) – Dennis McCarthy‡
  • “Butterfly Waltz” – Brian Crain
  • “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” – Elton John
  • “Feather Theme” (from Forrest Gump) – Alan Silvestri‡
  • “Game of Thrones theme” – Ramin Djawadi
  • “Hymne” – Vangelis‡
  • Jurassic Park theme” – John Williams‡
  • St. Elmo’s Fire theme” – David Foster‡
  • The Cider House Rules theme” – Rachel Portman‡
  • “The Water is Wide (O Waly Waly)” – traditional

MORE WEDDING IDEAS:

  • “Marry You/Canon in D” mashup – Bruno Mars/Pachelbel‡
  • “Over the Rainbow” – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • “Rainbow Connection”  The Muppets
  • “Siman Tov Mazel Tov” – Jewish traditional
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra and others‡
  • “Til There Was You” (from The Music Man) – Meredith Wilson‡
  • “To Make You Feel My Love” – Bob Dylan, Adele
  • “The Wedding Song” – Paul Stookey

HOLIDAY MUSIC:

  • “All I Want for Christmas”
  • “Auld Lang Syne”
  • “Carol of the Bells”
  • “Christmas is Coming”
  • “Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)”
  • “Christmas Time is Here”
  • “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”
  • “Deck the Halls”
  • “Hark the Herald’
  • “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
  • “Jingle Bells”
  • “Little Drummer Boy”
  • “Oh Holy Night”
  • “Santa, Baby”
  • “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”
  • “Sleigh Ride”
  • “The Holly and the Ivy”
  • “Up on the Housetop”
  • “What Child is This (Greensleeves)”

†Songs suggested for a guitar ensemble.

‡Songs suggested for a piano ensemble.

Other songs work well with either piano or guitar. You can even book both together!