A huge repertoire pop, classical or baroque - the choice is yours!


Akina Strings has worked hard to build a diverse musical repertoire to draw from that spans almost 500 years of eclectical musical history from Elizabethan Motets to modern artists such as Frank Sinatra and Adele. This allows the group to tailor performances to any event, and any musical taste with  a little input from the client. Our musicians all have many years of musical experience playing live events from appearing with Kanye West to recording with Katherine Jenkins to performing for celebrities such as  George and Amal Clooney and guests and royalty including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.


We are also experienced hands at arranging cover versions of songs for your event by request (extra fee chargeable) should you have a specific piece of music in mind for your event. Akina String's members have gained a wealth of experience performing at a range of events and celebrations and are equally at home performing to a small  intimate wedding party or a Banquet Hall full of guests or on the concert platform so you can be assured that whatever the occasion, your special day is in the best of hands. We have a strong philosophy of placing you the client at the centre of our work, so with this in mind one of the groups members will work with you, from your initial enquiry until the event itself to plan and select beautiful music for those key moments during your event.


 in addition to the traditional classical repertoire offered by many quartets, allowing us to perform celebrated classics alongside arrangements of movie themes, jazz music or current pop hits. This allows us the flexibility to tailor our performances to suit any event, and musical taste with a little input from the client.

Akina Strings' pool of players have many years experience of playing for live events ranging from appearing with Kanye West to our own performance for George and Amal Clooney and family. We and are also experienced hands at arranging suitable pieces of music should you have a specific request in mind for your occasion.


String Quartet Repertoire


Bach Badinerie

Bach AusMeines Herzens Grunde

Bach Air on G

Bach My Heart Ever Faithful

Bach Bist Du bei Mir

Bach Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring

Bach Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach Arioso

Bach/Gounod Ave Maria

Boccherini Minuet

Bizet Habanera from Carmen

Bizet Toreador's Song from Carmen

Byrd Pavan, the Earle of Salisbury

Byrd Come Kiss Me Now

Charpentier Te Deum

Charpentier Devicto

Chopin Polonaise

Chopin Grande Valse Brillante

Clarke Duke of Denmark's March

Clarke Trumpet Tune

Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 no.8 Christmas Concerto

Debussy Girl With the Flaxen Hair

Delibes Flower Duet

Dowland Flow My Tears

Franck Panis Angelicus

Handel Hornpipe in F

Handel La Rejouissance

Handel Halleluiah Chorus

Handel Ombra Mai Fu

Handel Alla Hornpipe

Handel Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Handel Coro’

Handel La Paix from the Water Music

Handel Largo from Xerxes

Mendelssohn If with all your hearts

Mendelssohn Wedding March

Monti Czardas

Morely Now is the Month of Maying

Mouret Rondeau

Mozart Divertimento in D

Mozart Divertimento in F

Mozart Divertimento in B Flat

Mozart Der Vogelfanger from The Magic Flute

Mozart Bei Mannern from The MAgic Flute

Mozart Piano Sonata in C Minor

Mozart Symphony no 40- 1

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

The Magic Flute

Mozart Bei Mannern from The Magic Flute

Mozart Piano Sonata in C Minor

Mozart Symphony no 40- 1

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Mozart Voi Che Sapete

Offenbach Barcarolle

Pachelbel    Canon

Parry    Jerusalem

Puccini    Nessun Dorma

Puccini    Babbino   Caro

Purcell    Rondo from ‘Abelazar’

Purcell    Chaconne in F from King Arthur

Purcell    Fairy Queen Suite

Schubert    Ave Maria

J. Strauss    Trish Tratsch Polka

Tchaikovsky    Waltz Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky    Waltz- Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky    March Nutcracker Suite

Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker Dance of the Flowers

Vivaldi    Gloria

Vivaldi    Gloria in Excelsis

Vivaldi    Et In Terra Pax

Vivaldi    Laudamas Te

Vivaldi    Laudamas Te

Vivaldi    Domine Fili Unigenite

Vivaldi    Domine Deus, Agnus Dei

Vivaldi    Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram

Vivaldi    Selection from 4 Seasons:

Vivaldi    Autumn, Movement 1

Vivaldi    You Tube video Spring, Movement 2

Vivaldi    Spring, Danza Pastorale

Vivaldi    You Tube video Autumn, Finale

Vivaldi    Winter Largo

Wagner    Bridal Chorus


Traditional


Arr. Martelli  Greensleeves  

                    The Ash Grove

                    My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

                    Jerusalem

                    Londonderry Air

                    All Through the Night

                    Shenandoah

                    Carrick Fergus


 *Hymns - by Request only Must be agreed at time of booking*


Christmas


Pierpont     Jingle Bells  Pierpont

Gauntlett    Once in Royal David's City

Gruber    Silent Night

Blanc    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Cahn    Let it Snow  

Wham    Last Christmas

Marks    Rockin' around the Christmas Tree

Tchaik.    March from 'The Nutcracker' Suite & various Ballet waltzes

Martelli    Various Christmas 'Medleys'


Trad    

Deck the Halls

The 12 Days of Christmas  

We Wish you a Merry Christmas  

We Three Kings of Orient Are

Away in A Manger

Good King Wencleslas

Carol of the Bells

O Come, O Come Emanuel

Two Burgandian Carol Tunes

The First Noel

Fantasie Joyeuse

Es Ist ein Ros' entsprungen

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Little Drummer Boy

Ding Dong Merrily on High


Jazz, Tango, Music hall & Rags

Maclean:

Tango

Serenade

Rhumba

Czardas

Fandango

Tango Chromatique

Gardel Por Una Cabeza

La Cumparsita

La Paloma

That's Amore

Sway/Cherry Pink

La Bamba/La Cucaracha

Sweet Georgia Borwn

Clooney Mamabo Italiano

Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square

Gershwin Summertime

Gershwin Embraceable you

Gershwin Bess You is My Woman Now

Kern Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Cole Unforgettable

Porter Why Shouldn't I?

Cassidy Somewhere over the Rainbow

James At Last

Joplin Rags:

Searchlight Rag

The Strenuous Life

Country Club

Rag Tie Dance

The Entertainer

Original Rags

Weeping Willow

Eugenia

Heliotrope Bouquet

Gladiolus Rag

Peacherine Rag

Charlston Selection

Selection of West End & Broadway Music

Pop & Film

The Eagles Hotel California

Beach Boys God Only Knows

Braveheart For the Love of A Princess

Romeo & Juliet Kissing You Theme

Ungar Ashokan Farewell

Glaidator Gladiator theme

Plant Earth Hoppipolla

Jenkins Palladio

Coldplay Viva La Vida

Coldplay Clocks

Adele Rolling in The Deep

Adele Someone Like You

Adele Skyfall

Jeff Buckley Halleluljiah

Beatles All You Need is Love

Beatles And I love her

Beatles A Hard Days Night

Beatles Tomorrow never knows

Beatles Paperback Writer

Beatles When I’m Sixty-Four

Mercury Killer Queen

Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody

Mercury I Want to Break Free

Snow patrol Chasing Cars

Jackson Billie Jean

Radiohead No Surprises

Cohen/Buckley Halleluiah

Denver Annie's Song

Celine Dion My Heart Will go on

Burt Bring me Sunshine

Elbow One Day Like This

Jason Mraz I'm Yours

Van Morrisson Brown eyed girl

Emeli Sande Beneath your Beautiful

Bailey Rae Put your records on

Aerosmith Don't wanna miss a thing

The Kinks You really got me

The Verve Bittersweet Symphony

Bond Selection

Nobody Does it Better (the spy who loved me)

For your eyes only (Sheena Eastman)

Diamonds are Forever

We have All the Time in the World (her Majesty's Secret Service)

Skyfall

Blur The Universal

Sting Fields of Gold Sting

The Mission Gabriel's Oboe

Billy Joel Always a woman Billy Joel

Elvis Presley Can't Help falling in love Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Love me Tender

Elvis Presley The wonder of you

Barry White You're the first, the ast my Eveerything

Goulding, John Your Song Goulding

Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Lady Gaga Hit Mix

Lady Gaga Born This Way

Everlasting Love Affair

Nina Simone Feeling Good

Take that Rule the World

Dylan Make you feel my love

Mancini Moon River

Percy Sledge When a man loves a woman

Ronan Keating When you say nothing at all

Christina Perri A Thousand Years

Maine Pyar Kiya Kabootar Ja Ja Ja

Pirates of the Carribean Medley

String Duo Repertoire

Violin and Cello

Classical

Albeniz Tango

Anon, Greensleeves

Bach, Arioso

Bach, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring,

Bach, Air on a G string

Bach-Gounod, Ave Maria

Beethoven, Ode to Joy

Boccherini, Minuet

Brahms, Hungarian Dance no 5

Charpentier, Prelude from Te Deum

Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary

Debussy, Clair De Lune

Delibes, Flower Duet

Dvorak, Humoresque

Elgar, Chanson de Matin

Elgar, Salut D’Amour

Faure, Pavane

Franck, Panis Angelicus

Handel, Le Rejouissance form the Royal Fireworks

Handel, Suites from Water Music

Handel, Queen of Sheba

Massenet, Meditation from Thais,

Mendelssohn, Wedding March

Mouret, Rondeau

Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Pachelbel, Canon

Puccini, Nessun Dorma

Puccini, O Mio Babbino Caro

Purcell, Trumpet Tune

Rimsky-Korsakov , Scheherazde

Saint Saens, The Swan

Schubert, Ave Maria

Tchaikovsky, Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Vivaldi, Spring from the Four Seasons

Vivaldi, Largo from the Four Seasons

Wagner, Bridal Chorus


Pop and Lighter selection

Aerosmith, I Don't Want to Miss a thing

H Arlen, Over the Rainbow

Coldplay , Viva La Vida

John Barry ,Diamonds are forever

The Beach Boys, God only Knows

The Beatles, All you need is love

James Blunt, Beautiful

Dylan/Adele, Make you feel my Love

Elbow, One day like this

Gardel, Por Una Cabeza

Etta James, At Last

Elton John, Can you feel the love tonight

The Kinks , You really got me

Kern, It’s a Wonderful World

Bruno Mars, Marry You

Perri , A Thousand Years

Rodgers, My Funny Valentine

Sting, Fields of Gold

U2 Beautiful Day

The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony

Waller, Aint Misbehavin’