String Quartet Arrangements

Fidelity for String Quartet

January 30th, 2016

Always a favorite of mine, I broke my own arrangement rule of arranging a song for strings that has strings in the original arrangement. This one is just too good to pass up! You can view a one-page sample of the score below.

Home, Edward Sharpe, for String Quartet

January 30th, 2016

Arranged for my own wedding in March of 2014, this fun song uses a few extended techniques and gives each instrument a moment in the spotlight.You can view a one-page sample of the score below.

Such Great Heights for String Quartet

January 30th, 2016

This is the only song I’ve performed at multiple weddings, and funny enough, it’s been the Iron and Wine version each time. This one was sort of a slog for banjo which is accustomed to playing with speed. The string quartet version, though, thrives with the slower tempo and lush harmonies. You can view a one-page sample of the score below.

Where is My Mind, The Pixies, for String Quartet

January 30th, 2016

Though I strangely don’t really love The Pixies, this is an undeniably fantastic song. This one worked really well in the cello/banjo/flute format, but works even better as a string quartet. You can view a one-page sample of the score below!

Mushaboom, Feist, for String Quartet

January 30th, 2016

Once a banjo/cello/flute arrangement, it took no time at all to rearrange this quirky tune for string quartet. You can view a one-page sample of the score below!

Dog Days Are Over for String Quartet

January 30th, 2016

From the same summer wedding, this is a string quartet arrangement of the originally cello/banjo/flute arrangement I made. You can view a one-page sample of the score below!

Come to Me, Goo Goo Dolls, for String Quartet

January 30th, 2016

Over the summer I handled music for a friend’s wedding, arranging five songs for cello, banjo, and flute. Hey, you make do with the instrumentation available for these kinds of things! After the wedding, I took a bit of extra time to arrange for the more traditional and robust ensemble of the string quartet. You can view a one-page sample of the score below!

Maps

April 22nd, 2012

An arrangement of “Maps” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for string quartet. The MIDI rendering was done through EWQL Symphonic Gold and the performance is by the Echelon String Quartet.

MIDI Rendering

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Swallowed

April 9th, 2012

One of my favorites but an overall lesser known song from Bush, “Swallowed” was a lot of fun to arrange for quartet. The original has some interesting tertiary harmonies which I extended in some parts of the arrangement.

Cosmic Love

September 15th, 2011

I arranged Florence and the Machine’s “Cosmic Love” for the Echelon String Quartet and they have since added it to their regular repertoire. This video comes from a Halloween themed event called the Barn Owl Ballyhoo in October of 2011.

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