Gyros String Quartet - Dallas/Ft.Worth's premiere  wedding string quartet

blog | about us  |  repertoire  |  samples  |  press  |  contact us  |  links
programs  |  faq  |  testimonials  |  sheet music  |  photos  |  video  |  home

A u d i o   S a m p l e s

In this section you will find audio samples of the Gyros Quartet. 

It's important to mention that all of these were recorded live at actual wedding ceremonies in the DFW area. 
We believe this will give you more accurate demonstration what the quartet will really sound like.

The video sampler will give you an idea of the overall experience.

Each piece of music is usually available full length, but occasionally shortened to about 30 to 90 seconds.

Wedding Ceremony Samples

Mp3

Bach  -  Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Mp3
Pachelbel  -  Canon in D Mp3

Wagner -  Bridal Chorus

Mp3
Trad. Irish  -  Be Thou My Vision Mp3

Handel  -  “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”

Mp3
Vivaldi  -  Largo from Lute Concerto in D Mp3
Vivaldi  -  “Spring” from the Four Seasons Mp3
Purcell  -  Trumpet Tune Mp3
Clarke  -  Trumpet Voluntary Mp3
Bach  -   Air on the “G-String” Mp3
Schubert  -  Ave Maria Mp3
Bach/Gounod  -  Ave Maria Mp3
Massenet  -  Meditation from “Thais” Mp3

Mendelssohn  -  Wedding March

Mp3
Handel  -  La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Mp3
Handel  -  Hornpipe from Water Music Mp3
Handel  -  Largo from “Xerxes” Mp3
Handel  -  Thanks be to Thee  (Dank sei Dir, Herr / Solo con te) Mp3
Mouret  -  Rondo Mp3
Handel  -  Air from Water Music Mp3
Amazing Grace / Chiming of the Hour Mp3
Bach  -  Siciliano from Flute Sonata No. 2 Mp3
Purcell  -  Rondeau from “Abdelazar” (featured in “Pride & Prejudice”) Mp3
Bach  -  “Sheep May Safely Graze” Mp3
Franck  -  Panis Angelicus Mp3
Bach  -  “Bist Du Bei Mir”  (Art Thou Near Me) Mp3
Bach  -  “Arioso” Mp3
Marcello  -  Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D-Minor Mp3
Faure  -  Pavane, op. 50 Mp3

Prelude and Fun Stuff

Mp3

Anne’s Theme, from “Anne of Green Gables” Mp3
Love Theme from “Romeo and Juliet” (Nino Rota) Mp3
Gabriel’s Oboe, from “The Mission”  (string quartet only) Mp3
Gabriel’s Oboe, from “The Mission”  (oboe and string quartet) Mp3
A Thousand Years, from the film: “Twilight IV: Breaking Dawn - Part I” (with piano) Mp3
“The Wedding” from the Rodgers/Hammerstein musical “Cinderella” (with organ) Mp3
Natalie MacMaster - Mother Nature * Mp3
What a Wonderful World Mp3
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours Mp3
Michael W. Smith  -  Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Mp3
Aphex Twin  -  Jynweythek Ylow Mp3
Aphex Twin  -  Hy a Scullyas Lyf a Dhagrow Mp3
O mio babbino caro, from Puccini's opera “Gianni Schicchi”  Mp3
Albinoni - Adagio from Oboe Concerto op. 9, No. 2  (oboe and string quartet) Mp3
Boccherini  -  Minuet Mp3
Corelli  -  Adagio from Concerto grosso No. 8 Mp3
Haydn/Brahms  -  St. Anthony Chorale Mp3
Haydn  -  Adagio from String Quartet op. 1, No. 1 Mp3
Haydn  -  Adagio from String Quartet op. 54, No. 2 MP3
Pergolesi  -  Nina Mp3
Mozart  -  Divertimento No. 1, mov. 1, Allegro MP3
Mozart  -  Divertimento No. 1, mov. 2, Andante MP3
Mozart  -  Divertimento No. 1, mov. 3, Presto MP3
Mozart  -  Divertimento No. 3, mov. 1 Mp3
Mozart  -  A Little Night Music, mov. 1 Mp3
Mozart  -  A Little Night Music, mov. 2, Romanza Mp3
Mozart  -  Ave Verum Mp3
Mozart  -  Andante cantabile from Quartet in C, K. 465 “Dissonant” Mp3
Durufle  -  Ubi caritas et amor (choir and string quartet) Mp3
The Lord’s Prayer (solo violin and organ) ** Mp3
Bach  -  Double Violin Concerto, 2nd movement (with organ) ** Mp3
Bach  -  Double Violin Concerto, 2nd movement (string quartet only) Mp3
Bach  -  Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, mov. 1 Mp3
Chiming of the Hour / Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring ** Mp3
Trumpet Voluntary (strings, trumpet and organ) ** Mp3
Water Music  -  Hornpipe (strings, trumpet and organ) ** Mp3
Gustav Holst  -  Thaxted  (strings and organ) Mp3
Hyfrydol  -  Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (strings and organ) ** Mp3
Hamburg (strings and organ) ** Mp3
O Perfect Love Mp3
Pescador de Hombres Mp3
Here I Am, Lord Mp3
Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1 for strings and harp Mp3
Albinoni  -  Adagio  (version for solo violin and organ)  **** Mp3
Bruch  -  Violin Concerto in g-minor (excerpt) *** Mp3

Pop/Rock Recordings involving Gyros Quartet members

Mp3

Life or Death (Which Do You Fear), from the  album “Pluto”  1 Mp3
Esoteric Transmutation, from “Pluto”  2 Mp3
Cows on Water / Walk Me Home, from “Pluto”  3 Mp3
End of the Circle, from the Café Noir CD  “Window to the Sea”  4 Mp3
Window to the Sea, from “Window to the Sea”  5 Mp3
La Maja, from “Window to the Sea”  6 Mp3
“Back in the Saddle”  7 Mp3

* recorded live at Royal Lane Baptist Church, Dallas, July 5, 2008. Features Amy Faires on fiddle.

** recorded live at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas
Gyros String Quartet
Vesselin Demirev, solo violin
Colin Howland, organ
Michelle Kaminski, trumpet

*** February 1, 2003, Vesselin Demirev, solo violin, recorded live with the Irving Symphony Orchestra on the "Joachim" Stradivarius.
For a warm-up Vesselin participated in one of our wedding ceremonies at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, then drove immediately to the hall where he arrived during intermission with just enough time to take the instrument out of the case. You have to love him for that.

**** recorded live at a recital on 4 May, 2007 at St. Andrew UMC in Plano, Texas. Vesselin Demirev, violin, Bradley Reznicek, organ

1  Life or Death (Which Do You Fear?)  (Nick Brisco) 
Nick Brisco - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Matt Chamberlain - Drums, Chris Claridy - Lead & Rhythm Electric Guitar, Gale Hess - Electric Violin, Brad Houser - Fretted & Fretless Bass, Bryan Wakeland - Fender Rhodes, Kenny Withrow - Fade Out Electric Guitar

2  Esoteric Transmutation (Nick Brisco & Bryan Wakeland)
Nick Brisco - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Jason Bucklin - Mandolin, Matt Chamberlain - Drums, Percussion, Norbert Gerl - Viola, Gale Hess - Violin, Accordion, Drew Phelps - Acoustic Bass

3  Cows on Water (Nick Brisco, Norbert Gerl & Gale Hess)
Nick Brisco - Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Steve Brand - Electric Guitar, Norbert Gerl - Viola, Earl Harvin - Drums,  Gale Hess - Violin, Mitch Maxwell - Violoncello, Dave Monsey - Five String Fretted Bass, Lyles West - Acoustic Bass,

4  End of the Circle (Lyles West / Orchestration: Norbert Gerl)
Gale Hess - Solo Violin, Orchestra: Gary Schnitzer - Violin, Pamela Askew & Tom Demer  - Violas, Mitch Maxwell - Violoncello, Alan Yanofsky - Bass, Jason Bucklin - Guitar, Randy Erwin - Accordion

5  Window to the Sea (Trad. / Arr. Gerl / Hess)
Mitch Maxwell - Violoncello, Ron Snider - Cimbalom, Gale Hess - Violin, Norbert Gerl  - Viola, Lyles West  - Bass, Jason Bucklin - Guitar, Randy Erwin - Accordion

6  La Maja (G. Hess & N. Gerl)
Gale Hess - Violin, Norbert Gerl  - Viola, Lyles West  - Bass, Jason Bucklin - Guitar, Randy Erwin - Accordion

7  Back in the Saddle Again  (Gene Autry)
Gale Hess - Violin, Accordion, Norbert Gerl  - Viola, rhythm guitar, Lyles West  - Bass, Jason Bucklin - Guitar, Randy Erwin - Vocal
demo for Imagine Entertainment  - “The Cowboy Way”, 1994,  starring Keifer Sutherland
   

For examples of recently performed ceremony programs click here.

Please see also the Frequently Asked Questions page.
  


blog | about us  |  repertoire  |  samples  |  press  |  contact us  |  links
programs  |  faq  |  testimonials  |  sheet music  |  photos  |  video  |  home

© 2002 - 2015 Gyros String Quartet  |  All Rights Reserved

6319 Kenwood Avenue | Dallas, TX 75214  |  e-mail us  |  Tel. 214-373-9498