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Romanza - Classical String Quartet - Napier

Type: Classical Group

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Romanza is a string quartet based in the Hawke's Bay area of New Zealand, providing elegant background music for special functions such as weddings, birthday parties, corporate and private occasions.

The string quartet is made up of two violins, viola and cello. This combination of instruments has a large repertoire from the energetic Baroque style of Vivaldi and Bach, through the elegance of Haydn and Mozart to popular and modern compositions to suit all tastes.

Established in 1987, the Romanza String Quartet has performed at hundreds of special occasions in predominantly the Hawke's Bay and Taupo areas. This experience gives them the expertise and flexibility required to work closely with you and ensure satisfaction for your special function.

Romanza is very flexible and able to play indoors or outside, depending on conditions.

Wedding music

You are welcome to be involved in choosing the music or Romanza are equally happy if you leave it entirely up to them. Whatever you prefer is fine.

For a wedding ceremony many people prefer to choose the processional, the signing of the register music and the recessional.

Typically the music for a wedding would be as follows:

Guests normally arrive 15 minutes before the ceremony when the quartet will play a mixture of light classical music.

Processional suggestions
Canon Pachelbel
La Rejouissance Handel
Spring Vivaldi
Wedding March Wagner
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Bach

Signing of the register suggestions
Air from 'Water Music Handel
Winter from 'The Four Seasons' Vivaldi
Arioso Bach
Pastorale 'Christmas Concerto' Corelli
Salute d'Amour Elgar
Romanza Mozart

Recessional suggestions
Rejouissance 'Fireworks Music' Handel
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Spring Vivaldi

After the ceremony
Guests are entertained with drinks and nibbles while the bride and groom have photographs
Romanza will select a program although are happy for you to have input.

Baroque Repertoire
Water Music Handel
Allegro & Minuet from Fire Music Handel
Bouree & March Handel
Spring from 'The Four Seasons' Vivaldi
Autumn (2 movements) Vivaldi
Aria "My Heart Ever Faithful" Bach
Rondeau Bach
Sonata (2 movements) Fasch
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Canon Pachelbel
Air on the G string Bach
Arioso Bach

Classical Repertoire
Serenade Haydn
Minuets Mozart
Minuet Bocherini
Minuet from the Septet Beethoven
Rondo Haydn
Minuet, Impromptu Schubert
Ecossaise, March Hongroise Schuber
Eine Kleine Nachmusik Mozart
Ballet music from 'Rosemunde' Schuert
Gavotte from 'Mignon'
Thomas Presto Mozart

Romantic Repertoire
Dreaming Schumann
Spanish Dance Granados
Notturno Borodin
Salut D'Amour Elgar
Hey Gypsy Brahms
Waves of the Danube Ivanovich
Emporor Waltz Strauss play
The Blue Danube Strauss

Popular, Jazz and Contemporary Repertoire
Paragon Rag Joplin
The Entertainer Joplin
When I'm Sixty Four Beatles
Yesterday Beatles
Unchained Melody North
The Man I Love Gershwin

Waltz of the Flowers
Upstairs, Downstairs
Waltz from 'La Traviata'
Blue Danube
Emperor Waltz

Misc Music

Japanese Folk Trilogy
Country Gardens
Selection from the Mikado

Traditional Irish
Cockles & Muscles
Londonderry Air
The Irish Washerwoman

Special Use Music
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Oh Perfect Love Barnby
Bridal Chorus Wagner play
Wedding Marh Mendelssohn
March from 'Scipio' Handel
Queen of Sheba Handel play
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Bach play
Liebesfreud (Plasir d'amour) Kreisler
Liebesleid (Chagrin d'amour) Kreisler
Schon Rosmarin Kreisler
Chanson de Matin Elgar play
Pie Jesu from 'Requiem'

Hi Robyn, 
They were lovely thanks, beautiful background music and my walk-down-the-aisle music was stunning. 

Hi Robyn,
Romanza were extraordinary in that they helped make our wedding ceremony a very special event from beginning to end. A perfect accompaniment and one which I will recommend.
Thank you for also making the booking so user friendly
Kind Regards
Sonia Gardner

Hi Robyn,
The service provided by Romanza was excellent.
Cameron Fraser

Thank you Pete. Our wedding day was a huge success. The music was beautiful, although being the bride I only heard snippets as I was in such a daze.
Sarah Shanley

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