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For Wedding or Worship

Eight String Quartet Settings of Familiar Music
Composed or Arranged by J. Bruce Ashton

Each of these eight works has been carefully  arranged to bring out both the beauty of the piece, and the beauty of the string sound. 

Set of Quartet Parts – $24.00

God’s Time is the Best Time – by Johann Sebastian Bach, from Cantata 106, possibly written in 1708 – view score –  listen

Evening Prayer – from Hansel and Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck – view score – listen

Theme from Jupiter – from The Planets by Gustav Holst, 1918.  The tune is also used for the hymn, “I Vow to Thee My Country”  – view score – listen

When He Cometh – by George F. Root, a simple children’s hymn which is lovely as the children’s processional for a wedding. – view score – listen

Nimrod – from Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar, written 1898-1899 -Here arranged for string quartet – view score – listen

Processional on “Simple Gifts” – by J. Bruce Ashton; the tune, written in 1848, is attributed to Elder Joseph Brackett from Alfred Shaker Village in Maine. It was used by Aaron Copland in his ballet Appalachian Spring, 1944. view score – listen

Reverie – by Claude Debussy, a lovely piano piece written in 1895. – view score – listen

Laudate Dominum – by W. A. Mozart, from his Solemn Vespers, K. 339, 1780 – view score – listen