The String Minstrels

The String Minstrels is dedicated to providing music of the highest quality for weddings and other functions. Having performed at countless weddings, the String Minstrels has the experience and repertoire to select music that creates exactly the right mood ambience for your special day.

The musical group was formed in 1989. It is composed of leading instrumentalists in major orchestras in the Philippines today. The group is headed by Ed and Tina Pasamba. Ed is presently a faculty member of the U.P. College of Music where he teaches Cello and chamber music while Tina is a graduate of the U.P. College of Music major in Cello.

With a wide range of groups available, you can choose from their string quartet or trio or choose from another of their well established professional ensembles. They have a wide variety of repertoire ranging from baroque, classics, broadways, standards, Filipino and pop music providing an elegant atmosphere for your special day.

Ensembles

Duet - Violin, Guitar or Piano, Flute, Guitar or Piano

Trio - Violin, Cello/Bass, Piano/Guitar Flute, Cello/Bass, Piano/Guitar

Quartet - 2 Violins, Cello/Bass, Piano/Guitar Flute, Violin, Cello/Bass, Piano/Guitar

Quintet - Flute, 2 Violins, Cello/Bass, Piano 2 Violins, Cello, Piano, Guitar

Sextet - Flute, 2 Violins, Cello, Bass, Piano 3 Violins, Cello, Guitar, Piano

Septet - Flute, 3 Violins, Cello, Bass, Piano 3 Violins, Cello, Bass, Guitar, Piano

Octet - Flute, 3 Violins, 2 Cellos, Bass, Piano 4 Violins, 2 Cellos, Bass, Piano Flute, 3 Violins, Cello, Bass, Piano, Guitar

Repertoire

Church Repertoire

Processional / Entourage March:

Canon in D - Pachelbel, Cinema Paradiso, Con Te Partiro, II Postino, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach, Panunumpa, Sheeps and Lambs May Safely Graze, The Prayer, Trumpet Voluntary

Bridal March:

Canon in D - Pachelbel, Cinema Paradiso, The Prayer, The Promise – Martin Nievera, Ikaw, Panunumpa, Promise of love – Martin Nievera, You're Still You - Josh Groban, Feels Like Home, Two Words – Lea Salonga

Marriage Vows:

Theme from "Love Affair", The Promise, Panunumpa, Air - Bach, Ikaw

Offertory:

I Offer My Life, One Hand, One Heart, Take and Receive, Panalangin Sa Pagiging Bukas Palad, Song of Ruth, Panis Angelicus

The Lord's Prayer:

Malotte (English), AMA NAMIN - M. Francisco (Tagalog)

Communion:

Air - Bach, Anima Christi, Light of a million mornings, Lead Me Lord, Panunumpa, Sa 'Yo Lamang, The Prayer, Tanging Yaman

Picture Taking:

The Gift - Jim Brickman, You - Carpenters, Affair to remember, You and I, I Finally Found Someone, When I Fall In Love, Ikaw, The Promise, What Matters Most, We've Only Just Begun, Destiny - Jim Brickman

Recessional:

Wedding March, Ode to Joy, Trumpet Voluntary, Destiny Theme from Father of the Bride, Rondeau, Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Umagang Kay Ganda, Seasons of Love, At the Beginning- from “Anastasia”

Dinner Music

Standards:

Affair to remember, All the things you are, All the way, As time goes by, At Last, Autumn leaves, Bewitched, Can you read my mind, Can't take my eyes off of you, Charade, Close to you - Carpenters, Come fly with me, Days of wine & roses, Endless Love, Evergreen, Fallen - from "Pretty Woman", How do you keep the music playing, I'll never say goodbye - theme from "The Promise", I'll be seeing you, I'm in the mood for love, In my life - Beatles, I only have eyes for you, I won't last a day without you, I Say A Lil' Prayer for You, La Vie En Rose, Looking through the eyes of love - Theme from "Ice Castle", Love is a many splendor thing, Memory, Misty, Moonlight Serenade, Moon River, Nearness of You, Our Love is here to stay, Someone to watch over me, Somewhere, Somewhere in time, Stardust, That's All, Theme from "Love Affair", The Lady is a tramp, The Shadow of your smile, The way we were, The way you look tonight, Time after Time, Two for the road, Unforgettable, We've only just begun, What a wonderful world, What are you doing the rest of your life, When I fall in Love, You - Carpenters

Upbeat/Bossa Nova:

Aqua de beber, Blue Moon, Call me, Day by Day, Desafinado, Fly me to the moon, For Once in my life, Field Day - Jim Chappell, I Will (Beatles), It's only a paper moon, I've got you under my skin, Like a Lover, La Mer (Beyond the Sea), Love is here to stay, Mas Que Nada, Meditation, Masquerade, Night and Day, One Note Samba, Our day will come, Quiet nights & quiet stars (Corcovado), Samba Song, Summer Samba (So Nice), The Gentle Rain, The Gift (Recado Bossa Nova), The Girl from Ipanema, There will never be another you, The Wave, Till there was you, Waters of March

Light Classics:

Air - Bach
Alla Turca - Mozart, Angel's Serenade, Ave Maria - Bach-Gounod, Ave Maria - Schubert, Canon in D - Pachelbel, Cavalleria Rusticana, Cavatina — Raff, Concerto - Albinoni, Concerto in D — Vivaldi, Dancing doll, Double Concerto - Bach, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart, Etude #3 (No Other Love) - Chopin, Fur Elise, Jesu, Joy of man's desiring, La Cinquantaine, La Paloma, Liebesfreud - Kreisler, Liebeslied — Kriesler, Liebestraum (Dreams of Love), Londonderry Air, Melody in F - A. Rubinstein, Minuet in G - Beethoven, Nocturne (To Love Again) - Chopin, Romance -Rubinstein, Salut d'Amour - Elgar, Schon Rosmarin - Kreisler, Serenade - Schubert, Sheeps and Lambs may safely graze - Bach, Sleeping Beauty, Song without words, Spanish Dance, Spring- from "4 seasons", Spring Song, Swan Lake Suite, Theme from Piano Concerto #2 - Rachmaninoff, Theme from Piano Concerto - Tchaikovsky, The Swan, Trumpet Voluntary, Waltz of the flowers

Broadway Music:

Broadway Tonight Medley- Everything's coming up of roses/Try to remember/ People/ Soon it's gonna rain/ My .favorite things/ That's entertainment
Fiddler on the roof medley - Sunrise- sunset / Matchmaker
My Fair Lady Medley-1 could have danced all night/ On the street where you live/ Wouldn't be loverly/ Show me/ Embassy Waltz/ Get me to the church on time/I've grown accustomed to her face/ With a little bit of luck
Phantom of the Opera Medley-All I ask of you/ Think of me/ Music of the night
South Pacific Medley-Dites-moi/A cock-eyed optimist/ Some enchanted evening/ Bali Hai/ There's nothing like a dame/ I'm gonna wash that man right outa my hair/A wonderful guy/ Younger than springtime/Happy Talk/Honey Bun/This nearly was mine
Sound of Music Medley-The Lonely Goatherd/ My favorite things/ Maria/Edelweiss/ Climb every mountain/ Sixteen going on seventeen
King and I Medley -Whistle a happy tune/Hello young lovers/ I have dreamed/ Getting to know you/ We kiss in a shadow/ Shall we dance
As if we never said goodbye-"Sunset Boulevard'
I dreamed a dream-"Les Mis"
With You -"Pippin"
With one look -"Sunset Boulevard"
Sun and Moon -"Miss Saigon"
Someone like you -"Jekyll &Hyde"
This is the moment -"Jekyll &Hyde

Current Hits / OPM:

A whole new world - "Aladdin", After all - "Chances Are", All of my life — B. Streisand, All my life - America, All my life - K-C and Jojo, Beautiful In My Eyes, Beauty and the Beast, Because of you - Keith Martin, Because you love me, Butterfly Kisses, Can you feel the love tonight -"Lion King", Closer I get to you, Closer You & I, Color of my Love-Celine Dion, Colors of the wind - "Pocahontas", Destiny - Jim Brickman, Dreaming of you - Selena, Everlasting love — The Company, Every time I close my eyes — Baby Face, Feels Like Home, Forevermore - Side A, For You, For the first time - "One fine day", From this moment - Shania Twain, Got to believe in magic - D. Pomeranz, Hanggang - Wency Comejo, Heaven, Heaven Knows, How did you know, How do I live, How sweet it is to be loved by you - J. Taylor, I do, cherish you — 98*, If- David Gates, I finally found someone, Ikaw, I knew I loved you - Savage Garden, In my Life - Patty Austin, In your eyes, It's time to say I love you, I want to spend my lifetime loving you — "Zorro'', I will be here, Kailangan kita - G. Valenciano, Knocks Me off My Feet, Land of the loving, Let’s stay together, Love is all that matters, Love moves in mysterious ways, May Minamahal, Minsan Lang kitang iibigin, Moment like This, More today than yesterday, More than you'll ever know, Never ever say goodbye, Now and forever, Now that I have you - The Company, Of all the things, One moment in time, On this day — J. Brickman, Only time — Enya, Only hope — Mandy Moore, On the wings of love, Overjoyed, Pangako, Promise of love, Rainbow - South Border, Reflection, Runaway — The Corrs, Sana'y wala ng wakas, Say that you love me, She, Sunlight, The First time I loved forever, The Gift — J. Brickman, The last time I felt like this, The Last Time I’ll Fall in Love- Eric Bennett, The way you look at me - Christian Bautista, Through the years, Till I Met You, Tuwing umuulan at kapiling ka, Two Words- Lea Salonga, Umagang kay ganda, Valentine - J. Brickman, What matters most, When you say nothing at all, With you, I'm born again, You are my song, You'll be in my heart - "Tarzan", You're my home, You’re My Inspiration, You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me, You were there, When I Met You-APO

Contact Us

Telefax No.: (632) 984-3492

Mobile Nos.: (63) 9179477169, (63) 9162699826

E-Mails: stringminstrels@gmail.com ; info@stringminstrels.com