About the Jarboe String Quartet

As a highly sought-after musical ensemble The Jarboe String Quartet takes pride in its popularity, versatility, and ability to add beauty to weddings and other special events. The symphony musicians of JSQ perform regularly in numerous central Arkansas churches as well as the Capitol Hotel, Marriot hotel, the Fletcher-Terry House, Villa Marre, and the Arkansas Arts Center. Other venues include Petit Jean State Park, Mt. Magazine State Park, and Mt. Nebo state Park. JSQ is frequently a part of weddings at the beautiful Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, Arkansas. From classics to pops–Bach to Broadway–JSQ plays music for you.
Experience, versatility (guitar is an available option), and competitive pricing make The Jarboe String Quartet a smart choice! JSQ to the rescue!!

Custom arrangements available!


Does JSQ play popular music as well as classical?

Yes ! Our song list not only includes the music of the great classical composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven & others, but also music of the Beatles, Smokey Robinson, Train, Coldplay, Jason Mraz, and many, many more !

Can JSQ play special requests not on the song list?

Absolutely ! Our music sources are nationwide and virtually guarantee that your special request can be met. If a particular song cannot be found we can arrange your requested song for a nominal charge.

Can JSQ play for receptions as well as wedding ceremonies?

Certainly ! Many brides ask us to play both wedding ceremony plus reception, and the variety and depth of our repertoire allows us to entertain guests with pop music as well as classical selections.

The Jarboe String Quartet Repertoire

Baroque Era

J. Pachelbel

  • Canon in D

Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Arioso
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Air on G String
  • Gavotte 1 & 2
  • Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

Jeremiah Clark

  • Trumpet Voluntary


  • Trumpet Tune

G.F. Handel

  • Hornpipe from “Water Music”
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • La Rejouissance from “Royal Fireworks”
  • Passacaille
  • Aria
  • Hallelujah Chorus
  • Largo ( from Xerxes )


  • Spring from “The Four Seasons
  • Winter from “The Four seasons”


  • Rondeau from “Premiere Suite”
  • March (from “Marriage of Figaro”)

Classical Era


  • Alleluia from “Exultate, Jubilate”
  • Divertimento
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Romantic Era

  • Ave Maria—Schubert
  • Promenade from “Pictures at an Exhibition”—Mussorgsky
  • Bridal Chorus—Wagner
  • Wedding March—Mendelssohn
  • Panis Angelicus—C. Franck
  • Joyful, Joyful, We AdoreThee—L. Beethoven
  • Farandole from “L’Arlesienne Suite—Bizet
  • Theme from 1st Symphony – Brahms
  • Clair De Lune – Debussy

Popular and Traditional Titles

  • A Thousand Years
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • The Prayer
  • Storybook Love
  • All You Need Is Love
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • A Little Help From My Friends
  • O Perfect Love
  • Greensleeves
  • How Beautiful
  • When Love Is Found
  • Edelweis
  • Annie’s Song
  • When You Say Nothing At All
  • The Ludlows from “Legends of the Fall
  • When You Say You Love Me
  • Memory from “Cats”
  • Simple Gifts
  • You Light Up My Life
  • If You Could Read My Mind
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • La Bamba
  • All I Ask of You from “Phantom of the Opera”
  • The Music of the Night from “Phantom of the Opera”
  • Country Club Rag—Scott Joplin
  • A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes—David, Hoffman, Livingston,
  • Blue Tango – Larry Anderson
  • Clair De Lune – C. Debussy
  • Con Te Partiro —  Quarantotto, Peterson
  • Hymne – Vangelis
  • Over the Rainbow
  • The Lord of the Dance – R. Hardiman
  • At Last – Harry Warren
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Crewe/Guadio
  • Happy – Pharrell Williams
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • Marry Me – Train
  • New Slang – the Shins
  • Unchained Melody – Zaret/North
  • What A Wonderful World – Weiss/Thiele
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • You Raise Me Up—Graham/Loveland
  • In the Bleak Midwinter – G. Holst
  • All of My Love – Led Zeppelin
  • I Second That Emotion – Smokey Robinson
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

The JSQ repertoire continues to grow as we respond to the wishes of clients and appearance of new music. Many other titles not listed here are available.