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September was a busy time for Popped String.  In the Southern Hemisphere, everyone’s getting ready for beautiful spring weddings. Up in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time for elegant autumn weddings. And of course, everyone has different ideas for the best, most personal music for their ceremony.

For string quartet, we arranged a pair of newer heavy metal songs that take on a baroque quality when played by strings: “Toxicity” by System of a Down” and “Vermilion Pt. 2” by Slipknot. Also, “Love Is All Around” by the Troggs and made popular again by Wet Wet Wet for the movie Four Weddings and a Funeral. Also, “Love” by John Lennon, “So in Love with You” by Texas, “The Blower’s Daughter” by Damien Rice, and “If I Had $1,000,000” by Barenaked Ladies.

For string trio, we got the chance to take our version of “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure and turn it into a romantic waltz. We also arranged “Today Was a Fairytale” by Taylor Swift, “Bless the Broken Road” by Rascal Flatts, and the string-heavy pop classic “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve.

We also adapted some of our string trio arrangements for string quartet: “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard from the movie Once, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” by Elvis Presley, Popped String favorite “Raiders March” by John Williams from the movie Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,  and “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure (not a waltz version).

We’re still working on new requests through October, but email anytime with your requests!

We’ve been really busy at Popped String during wedding season, and the catalog is growing. In celebration of Gary Numan’s upcoming move to our city, Los Angeles, we arranged “Cars” for string trio.

We’ve added string trio versions of songs previously arranged for string quartet: “I’m Yours” (Jason Mraz), “In My Life” (The Beatles), and “Beautiful Day” (U2).

In addition, we’ve also arranged for string trio “A Thousand Years” (Christina Perri), “Just Like Heaven” (The Cure), “Can’t Help Falling in Love” (Elvis Presley), and “Raiders March” from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. If you’d like to join the mailing list for updates on new arrangements, send an email to poppedstringarrangements@gmail.com.

Everything’s rolling now, and we’re adding new music to our catalog and new features to our service. Now, when you order sheet music, we will send you sound files of the score and all of the individual parts–for those times when a particular rhythm escapes you or you can’t seem to get a hold of the tempo. And check out our pricing page for specials. Right now, when you order a new arrangement, you will get a free piece from the catalog thrown in.

We’re making some slow and steady progress with the Popped String website and Facebook page. While we work on getting all the info you need onto our sites, listen to how the fabulous C64 Orchestra transforms video game themes into classical chamber ensemble arrangements.

In this video, C64 Orchestra performs the title theme from the Commodore 64 video game Monty on the Run, composed by Rob Hubbard, known as the Mozart of 8-bit music.

Video game themes can make memorable arrangements for string trios, string quartets, or classical ensembles. We can do that for you! Email us at poppedstringarrangements@gmail.com with your requests.

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Popped Music Arrangements will work with you to provide arrangements of just about any type of music for a wedding or special event: top 40 pop/rock, movie themes, video game scores, showtunes, jazz standards, new wave, classic rock, folk songs, heavy metal, holiday music, indie rock … and of course, classical. We have years of experience arranging for and playing in classical ensembles and pop groups, so we understand how to tailor different music genres to the specific requirements of classical instruments. Our specialty is string trio and quartet, but we arrange for other instruments, too.

And our prices are reasonable! We can work within your schedule requirements, too.

Every job is unique, so send us an email with your requirements (song, instrumentation, difficulty level, song length required, and when the music is needed), and we’ll give you a quote.

We’ll provide you with PDF copies of the full score and individual parts. One full version and one round of light revision is included in the total cost.

Contact us at poppedstringarrangements@gmail.com to get started.