The English Rose prides itself on making weddings and civil partnerships a speciality. With our unrivalled experience, we take great care and pleasure in listening and liaising with couples and offer advice or suggestions as required.

We recommend that music is played from about 20 minutes before the ceremony is due to start in order to create an atmosphere before the bride herself makes an entrance. The signing is another time to make the most of the Quartet by having your favourite piece of music performed.

After the ceremony, the Quartet will herald the newlyweds up the aisle and off to the reception. The advantage of our quartet is that we are easily manoeuvrable from the ceremony room to the drinks area and on to the wedding breakfast! We have more than eight hours of music in our repertoire and can cater for most tastes with a wide range of pieces for weddings and to suit the age group of guests.


If the ceremony is a church wedding the quartet can accompany the congregation during the hymns and perform a musical interlude during the mass if necessary. Jewish weddings are a regular feature for the quartet and we have a large selection of arrangements to suit. Mazel Tov!


If you want the extra sparkle, the quartet can team up with singers and trumpet players to make a highlight of the ceremony. Your wedding day should be a day that you will always remember and that will delight your guests. Music played by English Rose is the perfect accompaniment to create atmosphere and lasting impressions.

Suggested Ceremony Music


Canon - Pachelbel

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Bourree from Water Music - Handel

Air from Water Music - Handel

Prelude from Te Deum - Charpentier

Trumpet Voluntary (Princ eof Denmark) - Clarke*

Rondo from Abdelazar Purcell

Hallelujah Chorus - Handel


Air on a G string - Bach

'Voi Che Sapete' from Marriage of Figaro - Mozart

Serenade - Haydn

Chanson de Matin - Elgar

Salut D'amour - Elgar

Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach!

Jesu Joy - Bach!

Greensleeves - attrib. Henry VIII

2nd Movement from Double Violin Concerto - Bach

Love Changes Everything - Lloyd Webber

Canon - Pachelbel

Meditation from Thais - Massenet

Them tune from Cavalliera Rusticana

Ava Maria - Schubert/Gounod!

Flower Duet - Lakme


Departure of the Queen of Sheba - Handel

Wedding MArch - Mendelssohn

'Spring' from 4 Seasons - Vivaldi

'Hornpipe' from Water Music - Handel

1st movement, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 - Bach

1st movement, Double Violn Concerto - Vivaldi

Trumpet Tune - Purcell*

* solo trumpet optional

! not suitable for civil wedding ceremony