How do I know what instrumentation I need?
Our general rule is if the event is outdoors and 100 or more people a quartet is the best fit. We do not need or use amplification but in a big space with many bodies it is important for us to be able to fill the space with music.
What is the difference between a string quartet or string trio? Will I hear a difference?
The instrumentation for a string quartet is 2 violins, viola and cello. A string trio can either be violin, viola, cello or 2 violins and cello. When we perform as a trio we usually choose violin, viola and cello so that the client still gets all of the instruments. The major difference is that most traditional wedding music has been written for quartet and has been arranged for trio. You have most likely heard pieces as the quartet version. The trio arrangements are beautiful but have less depth and harmony. Listen to samples of trio music on the Sound Bites Page.
Have you performed for Jewish wedding ceremonies?
Yes, and we’d be delighted to do so. Please visit our repertoire page for a list of our Jewish Music. If it is not listed please do not hesitate to ask for it.
Do you perform contemporary music?
Yes! We’ve played from the Beatles to Journey to Ben Folds Five to Stevie Wonder and more. This is one of the specialties you can enjoy with The Devonshire Players (TDP). Let us know what song is special to you and we will do our best to make your dream a reality.
Are the music samples on the site recorded by TDP?