Contemporary, Pops and Jazz Standards


I have hundreds of these, here’s a few:

“Dear Sherry,

Many thanks to your duo at my daughter’s wedding this Saturday at the California Golf Club. My 16 month old grandson was mesmerized the entire time they played during the cocktail hour. Everyone commented on how wonderful they played our music selections. My daughter had a wonderful time and we can’t thank you enough.” Sincerely, Oct 21, ’17, mother of the bride, California Golf Club, So. SF, CA

“Dear Sherry Lewis & An Elegant Touch of Strings,Thank you for your wonderfully fast customer service! And for playing beautiful music to make my ceremony feel like a princess movie :)” Sincerely, David and Paige, Nov 5, ’16, Fairmont Hotel, San Jose, CA

“Dear Sherry and An Elegant Touch of Strings,

I just wanted to send a big thank for playing at my wedding. You were absolutely outstanding. I am beyond thrilled with how wonderful you all were. I know you went a few minutes over to stay with my guests for the ceremony. I will absolutely be recommending you to all of my clients and family in the future. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you. Thank You so much again, A. B., June 16, ’16, Auberg du Soleil

“Thank you so much! The music was magical and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! J.A., Sept 10, ’15, Cornerstone, Napa

“Thank you for your hard work and excellent performance. You truly made our ceremony beautiful and touching. Everything went so flawlessly and we couldn’t have been happier.” Aug 10, ’15, Love, V and G

“We enjoyed the duet tremendously! I even checked with other guests and they all agreed that the string duet is the perfect choice for the caves. Such lovely music. No one wants a DJ and neither do I! We have our next party already scheduled and reserved for next year. Can we reserve the date with you this far in advance?” Chris A., Wente Winery performance Dec 6, ’14 (This will be our 3rd consecutive year for our corporate client)

“Thank you for making our wedding so treasurable. Everyone came to me saying how beautiful you sounded and that it was a great idea to have you at our wedding. You played every song that I wanted and they wereperfect for the occasion.” – Sincerely, Guy and Shala L.

“Thank you so much for the beautiful music during our ceremony and cocktail hour. You and your staff played beautifully and you all exceeded our expectations. You were a joy to work with throughout the planning process and made our wedding stress-free. We received so many kind words on you and your team. We are so happy we had you all play at our wedding. Thank you for being a part of our special day.” Oct 14, ’11, Allison and Chris S., Palm Event Center


Our contemporary/popular lists are below but first an idea of what a simple piece like Canon in D and Love Story, Taylor Swift with String Quartet, String Trio and String Duo versions. All of our works below offer these combinations, as well as solo violin. 

Canon in D for String Quartet

Canon in D for String Trio (2 violins and cello)

Canon in D for String Duo (violin and cello)

Love Story, Taylor Swift String Quartet

Love Story, Taylor Swift String Trio (2 violins and cello)

Love Story, Taylor Swift, String Duo (violin and cello)

 Contemporary ~ Popular ~ Jazz Standards 


CLICK on SONGS underlined to hear how they’ll sound in strings!

‘Contemporary’ means different things to different people. It can be the new latest, greatest

or an older revised tune. I’m frequently revising our lists.

Best Day of My Life ~ Love Story Taylor Swift

Bubbly ~ Blank Space

Marry You ~ Hallelujah– L. Cohen ~ Open Arms

I Won’t Give Up  Wildflowers- Tom Petty ~ How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding

All of Me by John Legend ~ Time to Say Goodbye ~ I Choose You

Across the Universe ~ Happy ~ Halo ~ Chasing Cars

  All I Want Is You ~ All You Need Is Love ~ Better Together

Bittersweet Symphony ~ Happy Together

Clocks  ~ Here Comes The Sun ~ Good Life

 Falling Slowly “Once” ~ I Choose You

Married Life from Up~ Paradise Coldplay ~ Marry Me 

The Way You Look Tonight ~ The Winner Is Little Miss Sunshine

Come Away With Me ~ Only Time ~ The First Time Ever I Saw Your

Face ~ Chasing Cars ~ The Luckiest ~ ~ The Story

Just The Way You Are- Bruno Mars ~ Hoppipolla ~ November Rain

The Prayer ~ There is Love The Wedding Song  ~ Viva la Vida

The Scientist ~  Make You Feel My Love

Secrets (One Republic) ~ Waltz # 2 Elliott Smith ~ When I Fall In Love

I Love You Too Much from The Book of Life 

A Thousand Years ~ This Year’s Love

Passacaglia Battlestar Galactica ~ The First Day of My Life

The Promise ~ With Or Without You

The Way I Am ~  Game of Thrones

The Final Countdown ~ Hysteric 

The Final Fantasy Ending ~ The Throne Room

Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap ~ Roselin & Adama- Battlestar Galactica

Valentine- Kina Grannis ~ I See The Light (Tangled) ~

Dead Sea- The Lumineers 

Pops & Jazz Standards

A Time for Us ~ All I Ask of You~ As Time Goes By ~ At Last

Autumn Leaves ~Beatles ~ Blue Moon ~ Blue Tango ~ Embraceable You

Fascination ~ Feather Theme (Forrest Gump) ~ I Only Have Eyes For You

God Only Knows, Beach Boys ~ Tonight (West Side Story)

It Had To Be You ~ Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago ~ Memory

Moon River ~ Moondance ~ Moonlight in Vermont ~ Music of the Night

 Our Love Is Here to Stay ~ Oh! Darling(Beatles) ~ Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka)

Someone To Watch Over Me ~ Somewhere Out There ~ La Vie En Rose

Stairway to the Stars ~ Strangers in the Night ~ Suddenly from Les Misérables ~ Han Solo and The Princess

The Man I Love ~ The Rose~ Unchained Melody ~ Unforgettable

What a Wonderful World ~ Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Somewhere Over the Rainbow

There’s A Summer Place ~ Wherever You Go ~ Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

I Will (Beatles) ~ Can’t Help Falling In Love ~ Isn’t She Lovely

Everything I Do I Do It For You ~ Green Fields ~ Suddenly Les Miserables 

Scarsborough Fair ~ Theme from Love Story ~ Stand By Me

You’ve Got A Friend In Me ~ Can You Feel The Love Tonight ~ Beauty And The Beast

(Other Disney songs, ask for availability) ~ November Rain


All Together Now ~ All You Need Is Love ~ Here Comes The Sun

In My Life ~ Michelle, My Belle ~  Across the Universe

Oh, Darling ~ Penny Lane ~ Strawberry Fields Forever

Long and Winding Road ~ Eleanor Rigby  ~ Let It Be

Here, There and Everywhere ~ Imagine ~  Norwegian Wood



You Are The Sunshine Of My Life ~ Signed,Sealed and Delivered ~

Ask Of you ~ Happy ~ Ribbon in the Sky ~ All My Life ~ She’s Got A Way

~ For Once In My Life ~ Seasons of Love ~

Music for ‘the Boys!’

The Throne Room from Star Wars, Imperial March: Darth Vadar Theme,  Roslin and Adama from Battlestar Galactica, Legends of the Fall, Across the Stars from Star Wars, episode II, Super Mario World: Title Screen, Super Mario Brothers, Overworld Main Theme, Raiders March from Star Wars, Passacaglia from Battlestar Galactica, The Final Fantasy: Ending Theme, The Final Countdown, Star Wars main theme, Game of Thrones, Super Mario Brothers:No.3- Athletic, Han Solo and The Princess from The Empire Strikes Back, Zelda: Main Theme, Millennial Fair

It’s very easy to hire us. Please view our Contract here.

I’m creating a collection of mp3 files here for you to hear how strings would sound on some of the popular. These are synthesized strings. You can hear our live strings at our demo page of other works we’ve recorded awhile back.

Here’s my first few examples, mp3 files (shortened versions):

The Way You Look Tonight (all of these are excerpts- shorter versions)

Viva La Vida


A Thousand Years

All You Need Is Love

Married Life

Good Life, One Republic 

Make You Feel My Love

All of Me, John Legend

Hallelujah, Cohen

I Love You Too Much from The Book of Life



“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. EVERY feedback was 100% positive. We could not have been happier with your contribution to our event. Most Sincerely, M.S.” 5/3/13, Hakone Gardens

“The couple was truly thrilled and said it was the “wedding of their dreams!” Wedding planner for August ’13, Mission Santa Clara

“I just wanted to thank you and the other musicians in the string trio for such a great performance on Saturday. The selections fit the mood perfectly. Thanks again for a top notch performance” Ben M.,  St. Helena August, ’11

“Great, great job last night! I had many comments on your beautiful playing and wonderful choice of repertoire; many were surprised and very pleased to hear not only the classical pieces but some of the show tunes and even some with a Latin feel.  Many expressed to me that they had never dreamed that a string trio could provide so much diversity. Well done!  Your music delighted the ear, touched the heart, and enhanced the evening for everyone.  And as always, the musicianship was superb. Many thanks!”  J.P.

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