Elegant Touch of Strings

 

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Elegant Touch of Strings Bio

Elegant Touch of Strings does weddings and ceremonies of all kinds.

Their ‘About’ is about you, really. Their goal is to take excellent care of every client, from start to finish. You are the reason Elegant Touch of Strings (ETS) exists as a group which is to perform for your wedding or special event. ETS wants to know how you envision your live music and then they want to create an ambience as beautiful and memorable as you’d wish it for yourself and your guests.

Sherry Lewis, the group leader, will personally handle all of the communications before your event and so there will be no confusion or conflicts of information. Their numerous collection of compliments reinforces their personal dedication to timely and efficient communications from start to finish. It just makes good business sense to treat clients very well. As ETS has been told more than once, it’s obvious that they enjoy what they do and it shows.

ETS has performed over 5,000 ceremonies, receptions and corporate events. They have a wonderful repertoire for just about any occasion. They perform in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area as well as outer vacinities such as Carmel and Monterey, Yosemite and occasionally north of Sonoma. They are often willing to travel.

Whether you’re considering a string quartet, string trio, violin & cello duo or solo violin they are delighted to perform for your wedding, reception, corporate event or other special occasion. Their repertoire includes a wonderful selection of classics, waltzes, tangos, jazz standards and contemporary selections.

Live string music is never overbearing. A frequent compliment comes from their clients and their guests who appreciate that they can be heard while socializing and still enjoy the live music.

Testimonials:

“I told my cousin that my husband and I thought that you guys were the bargain of our whole wedding. We may make this our wedding gift to them. Your music is something that every girl should have on her wedding day!”

Hi Sherry,

“I’m sorry I haven’t had a chance to write and THANK YOU for your beautiful performance at our wedding until now. I did submit a 5 star review on Yelp a couple weeks back, and I would be thrilled to be a client reference should you ever need one. You were an absolute pleasure to work with, and your beautiful music made our wedding ceremony so special.”  Hillary and Brent, Mission Santa Clara, September ‘13

“Bravo! Your quartet exceeded my expectations.” – Jacqueline J.

Sherry- Thank you so much for your huge part in making our wedding absolutely perfect! The music was fantastic and definitely gave us am extra touch of elegance. Thanks again! Kris and Erin, May 5, ’12, V.Sattui Winery, St. Helena”

“An Elegant Touch of Strings Quartet played for a wedding that I coordinated on Saturday at Treasure Island. As usual, they are professional, warm, reliable AND the music was beautiful! Thank you.” Arlene Haden Marcos, ‘Ah…New Beginnings’,  Photo by Tyler Lewis

“Tom and I would like to thank you for the beautiful music you and your musicians provided for our wedding ceremony. The trio helped create an elegant and personal atmosphere. It was a pleasure working with you and having you as part of our day.” and from the groom: “The music was absolutely beautiful and was a big reason we loved our ceremony. I want to thank you and the other musicians for your extraordinary talent. You helped to make our day.”

 

Elegant Touch of Strings – various lists

FAVORITE WEDDING STANDARDS

Canon in D by Pachelbel ~ Bridal Chorus (entrance) ~ Wedding March (exit)

Trumpet Voluntary ~ Hornpipe ~ Trumpet Tune ~

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring ~  Ave Maria by Schubert ~ Air on the G String ~

Ave Maria by Bach-Gounod ~ Air from Water Music, Handel ~ Autumn by Vivaldi

Alleluia from Exsultate Jubilate, Mozart ~ Arioso by Bach

Bridal March from Marriage of Figaro, Mozart ~ La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks, Handel

Ode to Joy by Beethoven ~ Rondeau from Masterpiece Theater by Moret ~ Aria by Handel

Gloria by Vivaldi ~ Largo from Xerxes by Handel ~ Sleepers Awake

Mediation from Thais by Massenet ~ On Wings of Song

All I Ask of You ~ Music of the Night~ PanisAngelicus ~ A Time To Say Goodbye

Sometimes people ask for my opinion on non-standard entrance and exit music for the wedding couple. Leaning toward the classical sound I came up with this list:

Procession (these choices meet the romantic as well as beautiful quality many want in a wedding)

Choral BWV 67: Sei lob un

Flower Duet from Lakme

Intermezzo, Mascagni

My Beloved Father

Jupiter, from the Planets

La Vie en Rose

Larghetto in D, Handel

Laudate Dominum, Mozart

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Two Sunsets, Einaudi

Or more popular, such as Here Comes The Sun, All You Need Is Love, Married Life, Marry You, Marry Me…right, anything with Marry in it kind of works!

Recessional:

Queen of Sheba

Hornpipe-Handel

Ode to Joy–Beethoven’s 9th theme

Or more upbeat contemporary such as All You Need Is Love, Best Day of Our Lives, Married Life, Marry You and Viva La Vida

These choices can be heard at You Tube and all translate over beautifully for duo, trio and quartet. I can also solo any of these choices if a solo is what you have.

CONTEMPORARY

‘Contemporary’ means different things to different people. It can be the new latest, greatest

or an older revised tune. I’m frequently revising our lists.

Best Day of My Life ~Open Arms ~ Marry You ~ The Luckiest- Ben Fold

Hallelujah ~  Just The Way You Are- Bruno Mars ~ Wildflowers- Tom Petty

A Time to Say Goodbye ~ Across the Universe ~ All My Love

As Tears Go By ~ Marry Me  ~ The Book of Love Peter Gabriel

All I Want Is You ~ All You Need Is Love ~ Bittersweet Symphony

Clocks ~ From This Moment On ~ Here Comes The Sun ~ This Year’s Love

Leave Out All the Rest Linkin Park ~ Falling Slowly “Once”

Married Life from Up ~ Paradise Coldplay ~ All of Me- John Legend

The Way You Look Tonight ~ The Winner Is Little Miss Sunshine

Come Away With Me ~ Only Time ~ The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The Prayer ~ There is Love The Wedding Song ~ The Scientist ~ Viva la Vida

Secrets (One Republic) ~ Waltz # 2 Elliott Smith ~ When I Fall In Love

You Are the Sunshine of My Life ~ Skyfall~ A Thousand Years

Passacaglia Battlestar Galactica ~ The First Day of My Life

The Promise ~ With Or Without You ~ Love Train

The Way I Am ~ Such Great Heights ~ Funkytown ~ Game of Thrones

The Final Countdown ~ Hysteric ~ This Year’s Love ~  The Final Fantasy Ending

Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap ~ Roselin & Adama- Battlestar Galactica

Valentine- Kina Grannis ~ Your Guardian Angel – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Wonderwall- Noel Gallagher

Pops & Jazz Standards

A Time for Us ~ All I Ask of You~ As Time Goes By ~ At Last

Autumn Leaves ~Beatles ~ Blue Moon ~ Blue Tango ~ Embraceable You

Fascination ~ Feather Theme (Forrest Gump) ~ I Only Have Eyes For You

It Had To Be You ~ Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago ~ Memory

Moon River ~ Moondance ~ Moonlight in Vermont ~ Music of the Night

Our Love Is Here to Stay ~ Oh! Darling(Beatles) ~ Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka)

Someone To Watch Over Me ~ Somewhere Out There ~ La Vie En Rose

Stairway to the Stars ~ Strangers in the Night ~ Suddenly from Les Misérables

The Man I Love ~ The Rose~ Unchained Melody ~ Unforgettable

What a Wonderful World ~ Wind Beneath My Wings

There’s A Summer Place ~ Wherever You Go ~ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

I Will (Beatles) ~ Can’t Help Falling In Love ~ Good Life

Everything I Do I Do It For You ~ Green Fields ~ Suddenly Les Miserables 

Scarsborough Fair ~ Theme from Love Story ~ Stand By Me

Beatles

All Together Now ~ All You Need Is Love ~ Here Comes The Sun

In My Life ~ Michelle, My Belle ~  Across the Universe

Oh, Darling ~ Penny Lane ~ Strawberry Fields Forever

Long and Winding Road ~ Eleanor Rigby  ~ Let It Be

Here, There and Everywhere ~ Imagine ~  Norwegian Wood

A FEW FAVORITE CLASSICS

It’s never possible to list all of our classics as we acquire others from time to time and, well, the list would be just too large. Please let me know if you don’t see a song you’d like. We may very well have it!

Hungarian Dance #4 by Brahms ~ Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart

 Serenade by Haydn ~ Brandenburg #2 by Bach

Laudate Dominum by Mozart

Minuet by Boccherini ~ Meditation by Glasonov

Humoresque by Dvorak ~ Romance by Schostakovitch

Clair de Lune by Debussy ~ Brandenburg # 3,  2nd Mov- Allegro by Bach

Concerto for Two Violins by Bach

Autumn and Spring, Allegros, by Vivaldi

Passacaile and Gigue by Handel ~ Quartets # 1 & 4 by Mozart

La Cinquantaine by Gabriel-Marie ~ Minuet in G by Bach

Piano Concerto Theme #21by Mozart ~ Divertimenti #1, 2 & 3 by Mozart

TheFlower Duet Song from Lakme by Debelius

Violin and Lute Concerto by Vivaldi ~ Christmas Concerto by Corelli

And of course Waltzes– Strauss, etc! 

Please ask if you don’t see it.  ETS may have it.

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