Famous lyrical classical chamber themes

Fast and slow, the beautiful movements of people and other creatures


BADINERIE – BACH

Playful, fast recorder & orchestral baroque scherzo (1738).    1:33


WATER MUSIC – HANDEL

Regal, formal, baroque chamber orchestral (1717).   2:15


ZADOK THE PRIEST – HANDEL

Regal strings & woodwinds build to dramatic choral climax (1727).  3:02


QUEEN OF SHEBA – HANDEL

Fast, joyful baroque orchestral from the oratorio Solomon (1748).    2:04


DANCE OF THE MIRLITONS – TCHAIKOVSKY

Plodding, light-hearted pizz strings & woodwinds from the Nutcracker (1892).    2:05


DANCE OF THE CYGNETS –TCHAIKOVSKY

Delicate, cheerful orchestral dance from Swan Lake (1875).    1:29


PRESTO OVERTURE –MOZART

Rousing, energetic overture to the comic opera Marriage Of Figaro (1786).   2:24


ELEPHANT –SAINT-SAENS

Heavily ponderous double bass & piano from Carnival of the Animals (1886).   1:36


 

Elegant classical string quartet themes


SUNNY SIDE UP
Positive yet wistful string quartet with piano, celeste & banjo.   2:04


ROYAL GARDEN PARTY
Genteel string quartet minuet.   2:37


SLAPTANGO
Stealthy Argentine tango featuring marimba, body slaps & pizzicato strings.   2:16