Contemporary, Pops and Jazz Standards

For a quick view of our song list, click here, for audios see below

Canon in D for String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello) Hear dozens of more demos below

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

“Hi Sherry,

Just wanted to write and say how wonderful the music was last Saturday and how much we appreciated you guys doing such a lovely job! It set the perfect mood throughout the afternoon with gorgeous ceremony music and lively background for cocktail hour and dinner. We have received many compliments from our guests on both the quality of play and the great variety of song choices. I also appreciated how easy you made everything for us and how great it was to work with you during the planning process. Thanks again for everything! Mary B, Moraga wedding, Sept., 2018

“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. 

A few audio examples to help distinguish between quartet, trio and duo, then many more below these:

Canon in D for String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)

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 

LISTEN to 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.

Short versions of audios, below

Adding new audios this month as time permits


Shallow (Lady Gaga)

Best Day of My Life 

Love Story Taylor Swift


Blank Space 



Hallelujah Cohen

Marry You

Open Arms

I Won’t Give Up  

Wildflowers- Tom Petty

How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding


All of the Lights

All Of Me, John Legend

Time to Say Goodbye

I Choose You

Across the Universe



Chasing Cars

All I Want Is You

All You Need Is Love

Better Together

Bittersweet Symphony

Happy Together


Here Comes The Sun 

Good Life

I Was Made for Loving You

I Choose You

 Falling Slowly “Once”

Eyes on Me from Final Fantasy VIII

Paradise Coldplay

Marry Me 

Married Life from Up

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 

Shape of You

Just The Way You Are– Bruno Mars 


The Story

Bohemian Rhapsody 

November Rain

The Prayer

There is Love The Wedding Song  

Viva la Vida

Secrets One Republic


The Scientist

Make You Feel My Love

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 

Celebration (Kool and the Gang)

Passacaglia Battlestar Galactica 

The First Day of My Life

The Promise ~

With Or Without You

The Way I Am ~  Game of Thrones

UEFA Champions League Anthem

The Final Countdown


 The River Flows In You

The Final Fantasy Ending

The Throne Room

Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap 

I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who I Love)

Sweetest Thing

All I Want Is You

Roselin & Adama- Battlestar Galactica

Valentine- Kina Grannis 

I See The Light (Tangled

Dead Sea- The Lumineers  

You Raised Me Up Josh Grobin

Kissing You (Romeo and Juliet)
Crazy Love

Wonderful Tonight

Pops & Jazz Standards


A Time for Us  

All I Ask of You

At Last

Autumn Leaves


Blue Moon

Blue Tango

Embraceable You


Feather Theme (Forrest Gump)

I Only Have Eyes For You

God Only Knows, Beach Boys

Tonight (West Side Story)

Love Me Tender

It Had To Be You

Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago


Hawaiian Wedding Song (Elvis Presley)

Moon River


Music of the Night

Fly Me To The Moon

 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

Summer Place (There’s a Summer Place)

The Man I Love

The Rose

Unchained Melody


What a Wonderful World  

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

 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

Suddenly Les Miserables 

Happy Together

Theme from Love Story

Stand By Me

You’ve Got A Friend In Me

Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Beauty And The Beast

Concerning Hobbits

Story Book Love

Some Enchanted Evening

(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


Norwegian Wood

I Want To Hold Your Hand



You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Signed,Sealed and Delivered 

Ask of You


Ribbon in the Sky

All My Life

She’s Got A Way

Celebration (Kool and the Gang) 

Endless Love

For Once In My Life

Seasons of Love

My Girl

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

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“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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