Four dedicated musicians of professional standard who perform regularly in the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, The Dunedin Quartet are a versatile twist on a classic string quartet: violin, viola and oboist / flautist / saxophonist. (They can also supply a classic string quartet of two violins, viola and cello - or a string duo - if wanted or a violin cello duo if you prefer a smaller group).

The Dunedin Quartet play elegant background music to enliven any private or business event. They are happy to play for weddings (both during the ceremony and at the reception), conferences, meetings, dinners, official functions and private celebrations.

The Dunedin Quartet cover a wide repertoire of Classical music, from Baroque to Romantic, as well as arrangements of popular film soundtracks, classic jazz of the 1920s-30s, and contemporary pop songs.

Ideal for: classical background music for wedding ceremony and reception, house party, garden party, product release, background situations

These items are in the Quartet's repertoire, along with some others. With prior notice they will do their best to add a special request at no extra charge.

If the piece needs to be arranged for quartet and / or is still in copyright they will let you know what the fee would be.


Pachelbel – Canon
Bach – Air from Suite in D; Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring; Brandenburg Concerti
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Largo; Zadok the Priest; For Unto Us a Child is Born; Water Music
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Albinoni – Adagio
Barber – Adagio
Boccherini – Menuetto; Notturno (“Master and Commander”)
Haydn – Serenade
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus; Eine Kleine Nachtsmusik; Divertimenti; Rondo Alla Turca
Borodin – Notturno, Quartet No. 2
Delibes – Flower Duet from Lakme
Dvorak – Humoresque; Tempo di Valse (“Masterpiece Theatre”)
Elgar – Salut d’Amour; Serenade for Strings
Faure – Pavane
Gounod – Ave Maria
Grieg – Morning
Khatchaturian – Adagio from Spartacus (“The Onedin Line”)
Kreisler – Liebesleid
Mascagni – Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet – Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mousorgsky – Gopak
Paradis – Siciliana
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Satie – Gymnopedie No. 1
Schubert – Ave Maria; Serenade
Schumann – Traumerei
Shostakovich – Romance (“The Gadfly”)
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker Suite
Wagner – Wedding March (“Here Comes the Bride”)
Anon. – Jeux Interdits

Rags and Classic Jazz

Bill Bailey Rag
Country Club
The Easy Winners
Elite Syncopations
The Entertainer
The Favorite
The Strenuous Life
House of Eliott
Jeeves and Wooster
Ain’t She Sweet
Am I Wasting my Time on You?
Anything Goes
At Last
Blue Moon
Deep Purple
Embraceable You
Every Time We Say Good-Bye
Feeling Good
Fly Me to the Moon
Honky Tonky
I Got Rhythm
I’m in the Mood for Love
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got that Swing
La Vie en Rose
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Lullaby of Birdland
The Man I Love
Music, Music, Music
New Orleans Blues
Pennies from Heaven
Sing, Sing, Sing
Someone to Watch Over Me
Stormy Weather


Brideshead Revisited
By the Sleepy Lagoon (“Desert Island Discs”)
Cinema Paradiso
Dear Heart
Fawlty Towers
Gabriel’s Oboe (“The Mission”)
In the Arms of Love
James Bond themes
Lara’s Theme (“Dr Zhivago”)
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Moon River (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”)
My Heart Will Go On (“Titanic”)
Once Upon a Time in the West
Over the Rainbow
Pink Panther
Shadows of Paris (Pink Panther, “Shot in the Dark”)
Shallow (“A Star is Born”)
A Thousand Years (“Twilight”)
Time (“Inception”)

Pop and Rock

All You Need is Love
Beautiful in White
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Here Comes the Sun
Here, There and Everywhere
How Long Will I Love You
Love Me Tender
Loyal (NZ)
Marry You
On Melancholy Hill
Perfect Day
Royals (NZ)
Running up that Hill
Shiny Happy People
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Stairway to Heaven
Sweet Thing
Take on Me
Take the Weather with You (NZ)
We Are the Champions
A Whiter Shade of Pale
You Oughta Be in Love (NZ)
Your Song

Yes, they were so great! just wished we booked them longer!
Apologies we didn’t even get to say thank you to them in person.
thank you!
Kath Smith

Hi Robyn
The entertainment was absolutely perfect and all of my Residents have commented on how wonderful they were and how good the afternoon was.
Many thanks for your assistance with this.
Brooklands Village
Titanic Themed Midwinter Luncheon

Hi Robyn,
Thanks for the follow up. The day went beautifully, and the Edinburgh Quartet certainly added to the occasion. Very happy, thank you!

Hi Robyn,
Everything was great, the band did a really good job. Please pass on our thanks to them.
Michael Milne

Dear Robyn
Could you please pass on our thanks to Mary Jane and the rest of the Quartet for Saturday evening. It was just what we wanted and they were excellent.
Many thanks.
Kind regards
Brian Kreft 

Everything went well and the quartet was lovely - had so many positive comments!

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