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The Lake String Quartet plays for all types of events, from the most elegant of weddings to a casual lakeside barbecue. Receptions, concerts and recitals, religious services, memorials, openings and corporate functions are among the many events for which we can provide music.

You can listen to short selections by clicking the music titles listed below, or contact us to request our complimentary CD.

Audio Tracks

Air, from the “Water Music” by Handel

Andante Con Moto by Febonio

Andantino Grazioso by Mozart

Best Day of My Life by American Authors

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

Canon by Pachelbel

Can You Feel the Love Tonight from “Lion King”

Christmas Concerto by Arcangelo Corelli

Divertimento in F by Mozart

Halo by Beyonce

Hornpipe, from the “Water Music” by Handel

I Choose You by Sara Bareilles

La Rejouissance by Handel

March by Handel

Marry You by Bruno Mars

Minuet, from the “Lark” Quartet by Haydn

Moondance – Van Morrison

Paragon Rag – Joplin

Pastorale by Corelli

Perfect by Ed Sheeran

Presto by Mozart

Rain by Vivaldi

Ribers No. 8 – Danish Folkdance

Shallow from “A Star is Born”

Spring, from the “Four Seasons” by Vivaldi

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

Stand By Me by Ben E. King

Try to Remember – Schmidt/Jones

Trumpet Tune by Clarke

You’ll Be Back from “Hamilton”

You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

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Chorsat Ha-Ekoliptus

Die Mezinke

Dodi Li

Erev Ba

Erev Shel Shosanim

Hana’ava Babanot

Od Yishoma

Oseh Shalom/Friedman

Tum Balalaika


“Concerto in D minor for 2 violins” by Antonio Vivaldi

“Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana” from La Wally by Alfredo Catalani

“The Swan” by Camille Saint-Saens

“Where E’er You Walk” by George Friedric Handel

“Bethena” by Scott Joplin

“Lullaby of Birdland” by George Shearing and George David Weiss

“Sakkijarven Polka” by A. Salo

“Tango Cafetin de Buenos Aires” by Mariano Mores

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Music Sampler Credits

Audio Recording by William Lund, Jr.
(651) 436-7718

Video Recording by Baby Blue Arts

Best Day of My Life, Halo, Marry You, Moondance, Stairway to Heaven and You Shook Me All Night Long
engineered, mixed, and mastered by


Bellagala Wedding Photography –
Camelot Weddings
DCharles Photography –
Elizabeth Longhurst –
Eric Vest Photography –
Erin Johnson Photography –
Gina Zeidler –
Greer Photo –
Greg Thompson Photography
Happily Ever After –
Joshua Becker Photography –
Kinderbella Photography
Kelly Brown Weddings –
Lara Leimbach Photography –
Laura Ivanova –
LaVie Phtography –
Spicy-Meatball Photography –
White Dog Photography – 651-731-9089


We want our performance to be meaningful to you. If your event has transition periods that require special music, we encourage you to pick the music that best fits your style and your event. Here are a few ideas to get you started on your music selection. As always, we encourage you to contact us with questions or to request our complimentary sampler CD.

Jewish Wedding Ceremony

Prelude:  The 20-30 minute period prior to the ceremony when guests are seated.  Frequently couples choose to have a mixture of classical and Jewish music played during the prelude.

Badeken:  This takes place in orthodox weddings immediately preceding the processional.  The groom and groomsmen cover the bride's face with her veil and then proceed directly to the ceremony.

Simon Tov
Od Yishoma

The Processional:  This music, for the entrance of the wedding party, can be performed or without cantor.

Chorsat Ha-Ekoliptus
Erev Ba
Erev Shel Shosanim
Hana'ava Babanot

The Ceremony:  Traditionally, there is no instrumental music during the ceremony.

The Recessional:  The music that begins immediately after the breaking of the glass.   It marks the end of the ceremony proper and is played while the wedding party exits from under the chuppah.  Siman Tov is a traditional recessional song, but many others are appropriate.

Dodi Li
Od Yishoma
Oseh Shalom/Friedman
Siman Tov

Postlude:  Celebratory music for the departure of the guests.

Tum Balalaika

We have several recommendations for pieces that can be used in each section of the the ceremony. We would be happy to either choose the music for you, or work with music you want to use.

We pride ourselves on our flexibility and experience.  If we don't have a piece in our repertoire, contact us. We may be able to get it or arrange it.


The prelude is a fifteen to thirty-minute period of music played prior to the ceremony.

Febonio - Andante Con Moto
Haydn - Minuet, from the "Lark" Quartet
Mozart - Divertimento in F
Mozart - Presto
Mozart - Andantino Grazioso

The processional is performed as the wedding party enters.

Clarke - Trumpet Tune
Handel - March
Handel - Where E'er You Walk
Mozart - Presto
Mozart - Andantino Grazioso
Pachelbel - Canon in D

An interlude can be played during a contemplative point in the ceremony.  An interlude is often played during the lighting of the unity candle or between readings.

Catalani - Ebben? Ne Andro Lontana from "La Wally"
Corelli - Pastorale
Pachelbel - Canon
Saint-Saens - The Swan
Vivaldi - "Rain"

The recessional is played as the wedding party departs.

Handel - La Rejouissance
Handel - Air, from the "Water Music"
Handel - Hornpipe, from the "Water Music"
Vivaldi - Concerto in d for 2 violins
Vivaldi - Spring, from the "Four Seasons"

Postlude music is energetic, continuing the celebration. It is played as the guests are leaving. 

Other Events

Receptions, concerts and recitals, religious services, memorials, openings and corporate functions are among the many events for which we can provide music.

We have an extensive collection of standard classical works and popular tunes, and we're always ready to arrange music. If there is something you would like that isn't already in our repertoire, contact us.

You can listen to short selections from our demo CD by clicking the music titles listed below or contact us to request our complimentary CD.

Joplin - Paragon Rag
Mozart - Divertimento in F
Schmidt/Jones - Try to Remember
Haydn - Minuet, from the "Lark" Quartet
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven
Van Morrison - Moondance

Other Jewish Celebrations

The Lake String Quartet features arrangements of nearly 200 melodies from the Ashkenazic (Eastern European), Sephardic (Spanish and Northern African), American, and Israeli traditions. Below we have a list of events and titles appropriate to each.

Holidays: Hannukah, Rosh Hashana, Simchat Tora, Yom Ha'atzma'ut

Simchas: Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Bris, Naming Ceremony, Anniversary

It’s Going to be Perfect

Let's Plan Your Event!

Contact Nanette or Daryl with questions or to request a complimentary CD.

Thank you for your interest!