Popular/Contemporary String Quartet Suggestions
*these arrangements are for quartets - any title with a T after it can be played by a trio*

Printable Versions Updated October 2016

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Across the Universe - Beatles
Adagio (Secret Garden)
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
All I Want is You - U2
All My Love – Led Zeppelin
All My Loving - Beatles
All Of Me – John Legend
All You Need is Love - Beatles T
Amazing Grace
And I Love Her - Beatles
And So It Goes - Billy Joel
Angel – Sarah McLachlan
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Ashokan Farewell (The Civil War, PBS)
As Time Goes By
A Time For Us (Romeo and Juliet)
At Last – Etta James
Beautiful Day - U2
Beauty and the Beast
Because - Beatles
Bella’s Lullaby (Twilight)
Best Day of My Life (American Authors)
Beyond The Sea
Bittersweet Symphony
Blackbird - Beatles - Arranged by John Reed for The Hampton [Rock] String Quartet
Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
The Book of Love (Scrubs)
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Bring Him Home (Les Miserables)
Candle in the Wind
Can’t Help Falling in Love T
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Can You Feel the Love Tonight (Lion King)
Cecilia – Trio only
The Cello Song (The Piano Guys)
Chariots Of Fire
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Cinema Paradisio
Clocks - Coldplay T
Colors of the Wind (Pocahontas)
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Come Together - Beatles
Come What May (Moulin Rouge)
Con Te Partiro
Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine
Country Roads – John Denver
Crash Into Me – Dave Matthews Band
Danny Boy
Day Tripper – Beatles
Dog Days Are Over – Florence and the Machine
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Down in the River to Pray
Dust in the Wind (Kansas) - Arranged by John Reed for the Hampton [Rock] String Quartet
Edelweiss (Sound of Music)
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Embraceable You
Every Breath You Take - Sting - Arranged by John Reed for the Hampton [Rock] String Quartet
(Everything I Do) I Do It For You
Eyes – Rogue Wave
Falling Slowly - Once
Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)
Fields of Gold - Sting
Final Countdown - Europe
Fireflies - Owl City
Fly Me To The Moon
For Good - Wicked
Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks T
From A Distance - Bette Midler
From This Moment - Shania Twain
Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
Gone With The Wind
Greensleeves
Grow Old With Me - John Lennon
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley/Leonard Cohen
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Happy Together - Arranged by John Reed for the Hampton [Rock] String Quartet
Here Comes the Sun – Beatles
Here, There, and Everywhere – Beatles
Hey Jude - Beatles
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Home – Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros T
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
Holocene – Bon Iver
Hotel California - Arranged by John Reed for the Hampton [Rock} String Quartet

How Beautiful - Twila Paris
Hymne - Vangelis
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
If - Bread
I Feel Fine - Beatles
If I Fell – Beatles
I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
I’ll Follow the Sun - Beatles
I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
Imagine – John Lennon
The Impossible Dream (Man of La Mancha)
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
In My Life – Beatles T
I Will - Beatles
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Will Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
The John Dunbar Theme (Dances With Wolves)
Just Like Heaven – The Cure T
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly
The Kiss (Last of the Mohicans)
Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet)
Lady Jane - Rolling Stones - Arranged by John Reed for the Hampton [Rock] String Quartet
Lara’s Theme (Dr. Zhivago)
Latch – Sam Smith
La Vie En Rose
Let It Be - Beatles
Let It Go (Frozen)
Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor
Longer – Dan Fogelberg
The Lord of the Dance
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Lover’s Waltz - Jay Ungar
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire
The Luckiest – Ben Folds
Lucky – Jason Mraz
The Ludlows (Legends of the Fall)
Make Our Garden Grow – Candide
Make You Feel My Love – Adele T
Man From Snowy River
Maria’s Theme - Cousins
Marry Me - Train
Marry You - Bruno Mars T
Mauna Leo
Memory (Cats)
Misty T
Molly Maguire’s
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Moon River
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
My Fair Lady Highlights
My Funny Valentine
My Girl - Temptations
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
New Slang - The Shins
Norwegian Wood - Beatles
The Notebook Movie Theme
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - Beatles
Oh, Happy We - Candide T
Oh, What A Night – 4 Seasons – Trio Only
One Hand One Heart (West Side Story)
Only Time - Enya
Open Arms - Journey
Over The Rainbow (Wizard of Oz) T
Paradise - Coldplay T
Part of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
The Prayer T
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Reverie
Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin
Riptide – Vance Joy
The Rose - Bette Midler
Sabbath Prayer (Fiddler on the Roof)
Safe and Sound – Capital Cities
Scarborough Fair (The Graduate)
Schindler’s List
The Scientist – Coldplay T
Seasons of Love - Rent
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music)
Serenade to Spring (A Secret Garden)
The Shadow of Your Smile (The Sandpipers)
She’s Got a Way About Her – Billy Joel
Shake It Out – Florence and the Machine
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Skinny Love – Bon Iver
Skyfall

Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Sloop John B – Beach Boys
Simple Gifts
Somebody to Love - Queen
Someone To Watch Over Me - George Gershwin
Something – Beatles T
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Somewhere in Time (Somewhere in Time)
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Somewhere Out There (An American Tail)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (Hawaiian Version – 50 First Dates)
Song From A Secret Garden
So This is Love (Cinderella)
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stars and Butterflies (Pride and Prejudice)
Stolen – Dashboard Confessional
Strawberry Fields Forever - Beatles
Such Great Heights - Postal Service T
Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics - Arranged by John Reed for the Hampton [Rock] String Quartet
Take a Walk – Passion Pit
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This I Promise You- Nsync
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry T
Through the Eyes of Love (Ice Castles)
Today Was a Fairy Tale – Taylor Swift
Tonight (West Side Story)
Try to Remember - The Fantastiks
Two of Us - Beatles
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Avacii
Walk Don’t Run - The Ventures -Arranged by George Andrews for the Hampton String Quartet
Walking on a Dream (Empire of the Sun)
The Water is Wide
The Way You Look Tonight
The Way We Were
The Wedding (Legends of the Fall)
The Wedding Processional (Sound of Music)
The Wedding Song – Kenny G
We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters
What a Wonderful World
What’ll I Do
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction T
When I Fall In Love
When I’m 64 - Beatles
When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2)
When You Say Nothing At All - Alison Krauss
When You Wish Upon a Star – Trio only
White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane - Arranged by Doug Nordu for the Hampton String Quartet
A Whiter Shade of Pale - Arranged by John Reed for The Hampton [Rock] String Quartet
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - Shirelles
The Wind Beneath My Wings (Beaches)
With Or Without You – U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasie
World Without Love - Beatles
Yellow (Coldplay) T
Yesterday - Beatles
You Light Up My Life
You’ll Be in My Heart (Tarzan)
You Raise Me Up
Your Song – Elton John

     
     
     

 

 

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