The following song lists reflect popular event music selections in violinist/violist Laurel Thomsen's repertoire, and are available with various instrumentation ranging from solo violin to a violin-guitar duo, violin-guitar-doublebass trio, violin-cello duo, a larger string ensemble, or a band featuring the addition of vocals.

If you have particular songs in mind for your event, please contact Laurel as soon as possible to ensure we have suitable arrangements for the instrumentation you’re interested in booking. The violin-guitar duo and violin-guitar-doublebass trio offer the most diversity and flexibility, while the bowed string ensembles are best for events desiring Classical music specifically.

If you have a music request that you don’t find here, most songs can be arranged and learned given enough notice, though an additional fee may apply. Such fees cover the time and costs associated with purchasing, learning, arranging and/or transcribing new music, and will be negotiated before any work is done or sheet music purchases made.

We know there are a lot of songs to choose from and the choices can be overwhelming. For weddings, please click here for ceremony music suggestions. When narrowing down your selections, note that for each hour of continuous music, we'll typically play 10-12 songs. Many wedding and event clients choose only a few special songs and leave the rest up to us. If you are enthusiastic about creating the playlist, we'll happily try to fit in all your favorites, but if you'd prefer to choose just a few songs, or the genre(s), or a handful of artists/composers to focus on, we can easily fill the time with a nice selection based around your preferences.

If you have questions or need help, please don't hesitate to reach out - laurel@laurelthomsen.com or 831-224-0913.

Classical

Most Classical pieces are available for solo violin or violin-cello duo. Most are also available for a violin-guitar duo, violin-guitar-doublebass trio or a string trio or quartet.

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  • Albenez, Isaac Mallorca, Barcarola
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Arioso from Cantata #156
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Ave Maria Gounod
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring from Cantata #147
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata #208
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite #3 in D Major Air (Air on the G String)
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Suite #3 in D Major Gigue
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Brandenburg Concerto #2 Andante
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian My Heart Ever Faithful Aria from Cantata #68
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Concerto in A Minor Andante
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian March in D Major from Anna Magdalene Bach Notebook
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Orchestral Suite #2 in B Minor Rondeau
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Wachet Auf
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor Allemanda
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor Currente
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor Giga
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Violin Concerto No. 1
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Bourree
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Courante from Cello Suite No. 1
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Gavotte in G Minor
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Gavotte in D Major
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Gavotte 1 & 2
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Gigue from Cello Suite No. 1
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Little Gigue in C Major
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Minuet
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Musette in D Major
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Sarabande in C Major
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Largo from Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Preludio from Sonata in E Minor, BWV
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Allegro from Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1023
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Marche
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Musette
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian Giguetta
  • Bartók/Székely Rumanian Folk Dances
  • Becker, Jean Gavotte
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van Minuet in G
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van Ode to Joy
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van Rondo in G Major
  • Böhm Sarabande in G Minor
  • Böhm Introduction and Polonaise, from "Arabesken," No. 12
  • Brahms, Johannes Haydn Variations on a theme of Haydn, Op 56 Sicilienne
  • Brahms, Johannes Haydn Variations St. Anthony Chorale
  • Brahms, Johannes Waltz from Waltz in Ab Major, Op. 39 #15
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine Prelude from Te Deum
  • Clarke, Jeremiah Trumpet Voluntary
  • Chopin, Frederic Grande Valse Brillante from Waltz in Eb Major, Op. 18
  • Corelli, A. La Folia
  • Corelli, A. Courante
  • Corelli, A. Allegro
  • Dancla Air Varié, Op. 89, No. 5
  • de Bériot Air Varié, No. 14 in G
  • de Bériot Scène de Ballet, Op. 100
  • Debussy, Claude Reverie
  • Debussy, Clair De Lune
  • Debussy, Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • Delibes, Leo, Flower Duet from Lakme
  • Delibes, Leo, Valse Lente from Coppelia
  • Dvorák Humoresque
  • Dvorák Sonatina, Op. 100 (1st Movement)
  • Early American Melody, Amazing Grace
  • Eccles, Sonata No. 11 in G Minor
  • Elgar, Edward, Salut d'Amor, Op. 12
  • Faure, Gabriel Apres un Reve
  • Faure, Gabriel Aurore
  • Faure, Gabriel Berceuse
  • Faure, Gabriel Sicilienne, Op. 78
  • Fiocco, J. H. Allegro
  • Franck Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonnelle, Op. 12
  • Franck Sonata
  • Gabriel-Marie, La Cinquantaine
  • Grétry, Tambourin
  • Giuliani, Mauro Maestoso from Serenade Op. 127
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald Orfeo and Euridice Che faro senza Euridice
  • Gluck/Kreisler Melodie, from "Orpheus and Euridice"
  • Gossec, Francois Joseph Gavotte in D
  • Gossec, Francois Joseph Tambourin
  • Handel, George Frederick Largo from Xerxes
  • Handel, George Frederick Water Music Suite Air
  • Handel, George Frederick Water Music Suite Allegro
  • Handel, George Frederick Water Music Suite Andante
  • Handel, George Frederick Water Music Suite Bourree
  • Handel, George Frederick Water Music Suite Hornpipe
  • Handel, George Frederick Fireworks Music La Rejouissance
  • Handel, George Frederick Oboe Concerto in G Minor Allegro
  • Handel, George Frederick Oboe Concerto in G Minor Sarabande
  • Handel, George Frederick Concerto Grosso 1
  • Handel, George Frederick Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel, George Frederick Violin Sonata No. 1 - Andante, Allegro, Adagio
  • Handel, George Frederick Violin Sonata No. 3 - Adagio, Allegro, Largo, Allegro
  • Handel, George Frederick Violin Sonata No. 4 - Affettuoso, Allegro, Larghetto, Allegro
  • Haydn Presto from String Quartet in F Major, Op. 74 #2
  • Haydn Concerto in G
  • Huber Concerto in G Major, Op. 8, No. 4
  • Kreisler, Fritz Liebesfreud
  • Kreisler, Fritz Liebeslied
  • Kreisler, Fritz Old Folks At Home (Stephen Foster)
  • Kreisler, Fritz Schon Rosmarin
  • Kreisler, Fritz Tempo de Minuetto
  • Kreisler, Fritz Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven
  • Kreisler, Fritz Sicilienne and Rigaudon
  • Loeillet, Jean Baptiste Allegro
  • MacDowell, Edward, To A Wild Rose
  • Martini, P. Gavotte
  • Massenet, Jules Meditation from Thais
  • Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream Wedding March
  • Mendelssohn, Concerto in Em
  • Miynarski Mazurka
  • Mollenhauer The Boy Paganini Fantasia
  • Monti Czárdás
  • Mouret, Jean-Joseph Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Allegro, Menuetto, Romanza, Rondo
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Ave Verum Corpus from K. 618
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Rondo alla Turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Minuet
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Concertos #1, 3, 5, 4
  • Pachelbel, Johann Canon
  • Paradis Sicilienne
  • Pärt, Arvo  Speigel Im Speigel
  • Potstock Souvenir de Sarasate
  • Puccini, Nessun Dorma
  • Puccini, O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Pugnani Largo Espressivo
  • Purcell, Henry Rondeau from Abdelazer
  • Purcell, Henry Trumpet Tune
  • Purcell, Henry When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas
  • Rachmaninoff Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
  • Rameau, J. P. Gavotte
  • Ravel, Maurice, Pavane
  • Rimsky- Korsakov Scheherazade Theme
  • Saint-Saens Le Cygne from The Carnival of the Animals
  • Schubert, Franz Andante from String Quartet 'Rosamunde'
  • Schubert, Franz Ave Maria
  • Schubert, Franz Lullaby
  • Schubert, Ständchen, D. 889
  • Schumann, Robert Traumerei
  • Strauss, Johann, Jr. Beautiful Blue Danube, Op. 314
  • Strauss, Johann, Jr. Emperor Waltz, Op. 437
  • Strauss, Johann, Jr. Tales from the Vienna Woods, Op. 325
  • Strauss, Johann, Jr. Vienna Life Wiener Blut, Op. 354
  • Strauss, Johann, Jr. Artist’s Life Kunstler-Leben, Op. 316
  • Strauss, Johann, Jr. You and You from Die Fledermaus, Op. 367
  • Tartini Fugue from Sonata in C, Op. 1, No. 3
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich Waltz from Album for the Young, Op. 39 #8
  • Telemann, George Philipp Sonatina in F Major Presto & Vivace
  • Veracini Gigue from Violin Sonata in D Minor
  • Veracini Sonata in E Minor
  • Viotti Concerto No. 23 in G Major
  • Vivaldi, Antonio Four Seasons Allegro from 'Autumn'; Danza Pastorale from 'Spring'; Largo from 'Spring'
  • Vivaldi, Antonio Violin Concerto in A Minor - 3 Movements
  • Vivaldi, Antonio Violin Concerto in G Minor
  • Vivaldi, Antonio Violin Concerto for Two Violins
  • Vivaldi/Respighi Sonata in D Major
  • Wagner, Richard Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin
  • Waldteufel, Emil The Skaters Waltz, Les Patineurs, Op. 183
  • Weber/Burmester Waltz

Pop & Rock Covers, Movie Themes

Most of the songs in this list are available for solo violin, violin-guitar duo, or violin/guitar/doublebass trio. Some are available for string duo, trio, or quartet.

To more easily search for a particular song or artist, press the "Command" and "F" keys on a laptop or computer, type your search terms into the search bar that pops up, and then press the "Enter" key to scroll through each listing that contains your search.

  • Abraham, Martin and John - covered by Dion
  • Again - Beverly, from "Fruits Basket"
  • A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
  • All of My Love - Led Zeppelin
  • All I Ask Of You - from "Phantom of the Opera," covered by Josh Groban, Barbara Streistand, etc.
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream - covered by the Everly Brothers
  • All of Me - John Legend
  • All Shook Up - Elvis
  • All You Need is Love - The Beatles
  • Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga, from "A Star Is Born"
  • America - Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkle
  • A Million Dreams - from "The Greatest Showman"
  • And I Love Her - The Beatles
  • Annie’s Song - John Denver
  • Arrival of the Birds - Cinematic Orchestra, from "A Theory of Everything"
  • As Time Goes By - from "Casablanca"
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • Beautiful Crazy - Luke Combs
  • Beauty and The Beast Theme (Tale as Old as Time) - from "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
  • Black Beauty Theme - from "Black Beauty"
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • The Blessing - Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes
  • The Blower’s Daughter - Damien Rice
  • Blue Suede Shoes - covered by Elvis
  • The Bones - Maren Morris
  • Book of Love - covered by The Monotones
  • The Boxer - Paul Simon
  • Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkle
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Bus Stop - covered by The Hollies
  • Butterfly Waltz - Brian Crain
  • California Dreamin’ - The Mamas & the Papas
  • California Girls - The Beach Boys
  • Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
  • Carolina On My Mind - James Taylor
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Chapel of Love - covered by The Dixie Cups
  • Circle of Life - Elton John
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Colors of the Wind - from "Pocahontas"
  • Corpse Bride Theme - Danny Elfman, from "Corpse Bride"
  • Cotton Fields - covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Cradle Of Love - covered by Johnny Preston
  • Crocodile Rock - Elton John
  • Cruisin’ - Smokey Robinson
  • Cupid - Sam Cooke
  • Daniel - Elton John
  • Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • Dancing Queen - covered by ABBA
  • Daydream - Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind? - Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Dreams - The Cranberries
  • Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
  • Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
  • End of the Line - The Traveling Wilburys
  • Entering Erdenheim - Steve Schuch
  • Every Breath You Take - Sting
  • Father and Son - Cat Stevens
  • Feather Theme - from "Forrest Gump"
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
  • Fix You - Coldplay
  • Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop
  • For the Love of A Princess - from "Braveheart"
  • From Me To You - The Beatles
  • Gabriel's Oboe - from "The Mission"
  • Game of Love - covered by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
  • Georgy Girl - covered by The Seekers
  • Get Ready - Smokey Robinson
  • Gloria - covered by Laura Branigan
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
  • Grow Old With You - covered by Adam Sandler
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
  • Happy Together - The Turtles
  • Hard Headed Woman - Cat Stevens
  • Halo - Beyonce
  • A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles
  • Handle With Care - The Traveling Wilburys
  • Hawaiian Wedding Song - Charles King
  • Heart of Gold - Neil Young
  • Hedwig’s Theme - from "Harry Potter"
  • Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
  • Here There and Everywhere - The Beatles
  • Hey Good Lookin’ - Hank Williams
  • Hey Jude - The Beatles
  • Hey Tonight - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  • Holy - Justin Bieber
  • Homeward Bound - Paul Simon/Simon & Garfunkle
  • How Deep Is Your Love - covered by the Bee Gees
  • How Do You Do It - covered by Gerry and the Pacemakers
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - covered by Marvin Gaye, James Taylor, etc.
  • How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
  • Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran
  • I am... I Said - Neil Diamond
  • I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - covered by The Four Tops
  • I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
  • If I Fell - The Beatles
  • If I Needed You - Townes Van Zandt
  • If I Were A Carpenter - covered by Bobby Darin
  • I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
  • I Got A Woman - Ray Charles
  • I’ll Never Find Another You - covered by The Seekers
  • I’m a Believer - Neil Diamond
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • I’m Happy Just to Dance With You - The Beatles
  • I’m on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
  • In Dreams - from Lord of the Rings
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • Into the Mystic - Van Morrison
  • I Say A Little Prayer - covered by Aretha Franklin
  • I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles
  • It’s So Easy (To Fall In Love) - Buddy Holly
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
  • I Won’t Give Up - Jason Mraz
  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Lady Madonna - The Beatles
  • Learning to Fly - Tom Petty
  • Let It Be - The Beatles
  • Let’s Twist Again - covered by Chubby Checker
  • The Lonely Shepherd - James Last
  • The Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
  • Long As I Can See The Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Longer - Dan Fogelberg
  • The Look of Love - covered by Dusty Springfield, Diana Krall, etc.
  • Love - Musiq Soulchild
  • Love Is All Around - The Troggs
  • Love Me Do - The Beatles
  • Love Letters in the Sand - covered by Patsy Klein
  • Love Me Tender - Elvis
  • Love Minus Zero - Bob Dylan
  • Love Story - theme from "Love Story"
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
  • Lover - Taylor Swift
  • Love Theme - from "The Godfather"
  • Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
  • Lucky - Jason Mraz & Colbie Callait
  • The Ludlows - from "Legends of the Fall"
  • Married Life - Michael Giacchino, from "Up"
  • Marry Me - Train
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Meant To Be - Bebe Rexha
  • Memory - from Cats
  • Merry Widow Waltz - from "The Merry Widow"
  • Mia and Sebastian’s Theme - Justin Hurwitz, from "La La Land"
  • Michelle - The Beatles
  • Midnight Special - covered by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Midnight Waltz - David Garrett
  • Moon River - from "Breakfast At Tiffany’s"
  • More Than Words - Extreme
  • Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
  • My Girl - Smokey Robinson
  • My Wild Irish Rose - Chauncey Olcott
  • Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
  • My Heart Will Go On - from "Titanic"
  • My Way - Frank Sinatra
  • Nadia’s Theme - from "The Young and the Restless"
  • Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
  • Nothing Else Matters - Mettalica
  • Now We Are Free - from "Gladiator"
  • Oceans - Hillsong United
  • Octopus’ Garden - The Beatles
  • One Love - Bob Marley
  • Our Song - Taylor Swift
  • Penny Lane - The Beatles
  • People Got To Be Free - covered by The Rascals
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • Photograph - Ed Sheeran
  • Piano Man - Billy Joel
  • Poetry in Motion - covered by Johnny Tillotson
  • Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • P.S. I Love You - The Beatles
  • Rewrite the Stars - from "The Greatest Showman"
  • Rise - Eddie Vedder
  • River Flows in You - Yiruma
  • Rocket Man - Elton John
  • Rock Around the Clock - covered by Bill Haley and His Comets
  • Secret Garden Theme - from "The Secret Garden"
  • Secrets - One Republic
  • She Touched Me - from "Drat! The Cat!"
  • She Loves You - The Beatles
  • She’s Like A Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours - Stevie Wonder
  • Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
  • Sleepwalk - Ritchie Valens
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - covered by The Platters
  • Something - The Beatles
  • Someday My Prince Will Come - from "Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs"
  • Somewhere - from "West Side Story"
  • Somewhere My Love - Lara’s Theme from "Doctor Zhivago"
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow - original or Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole versions
  • Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
  • Son of a Preacher Man - covered by Dusty Springfield
  • Stir it Up - Bob Marley
  • Summer in the City - Lovin’ Spoonful
  • Sun Machine/Memory of a Free Festival - David Bowie
  • Sunrise, Sunset - from "Fiddler on The Roof"
  • Sweet Georgia Brown - covered by Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, etc.
  • Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
  • Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  • Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
  • Take My Hand (The Wedding Song) - Emily Hackett & Will Anderson
  • Theme from a Summer Place - Henry Mancini, from "A Summer Place"
  • The Throne Room - from "Star Wars"
  • There’s a Place - The Beatles
  • They Don't Know - Jon B
  • Three Little Birds (Don’t Worry About A Thing) - Bob Marley
  • Til There Was You - covered by The Beatles, featured in "The Music Man"
  • This Will Be An Everlasting Love - Natalie Cole
  • This Year’s Love - David Gray
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • To Make You Feel My Love - Bob Dylan
  • Triforce Theme - from "The Legend of Zelda"
  • Trip - Ella Mai
  • Turning Page - Asleep at Last
  • Tutti Frutti - covered by Little Richard
  • Turn Turn Turn - adapted to music by Pete Seeger, covered by The Byrds, The Seekers, Judy Collins, etc.
  • Uncle John’s Band - The Grateful Dead
  • Unchained Melody - Alex North & Hy Zaret, covered by The Righteous Brothers etc., from "Ghost"
  • Up On The Roof - Carole King, covered by The Drifters, James Taylor, Laura Nyro, Robson & Jerome, etc.
  • Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) - Don McLean
  • Wake Up Little Susie - covered by the Everly Brothers
  • Walk of Life - Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits
  • Waltzing Matilda - covered by Johnny Cash and others
  • The Way You Do The Things You Do - Smokey Robinson/The Temptations
  • Wedding Song - Paul Stookey
  • What The World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love - covered by Dionne Warwick, Jackie DeShannon, etc.
  • When I’m 64 - The Beatles
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
  • A Whole New World - from "Aladdin"
  • Who’ll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Wildflowers - Tom Petty
  • With A Little Help From My Friends - the Beatles
  • Words of Love - covered by The Mamas and the Papas
  • Working My Way Back to You - covered by The Spinners
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice - The Beach Boys
  • Would You Go With Me - covered by Josh Turner
  • Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
  • You Are the Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
  • You Are the Reason - Calum Scott
  • You Light Up My Life - Joseph Brooks
  • You Matter to Me - from The Waitress
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • You Raise Me Up - covered by Josh Groban
  • Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
  • You’ve Got a Friend In Me- Randy Newman
  • You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me - Smokey Robinson

Jazz & Blues, Latin (Brazilian Choro, Tangos, Cuban boleros and waltzes, etc.), French Cafe Music, Ragtime

Most of the songs in this list are available for solo violin, violin-guitar duo, or violin/guitar/doublebass trio. Some are available for string duo, trio, or quartet.

To more easily search for a particular song or artist, press the "Command" and "F" keys on a laptop or computer, type your search terms into the search bar that pops up, and then press the "Enter" key to scroll through each listing that contains your search.

  • Ain’t Misbehaving - Fats Waller
  • A La Gran Muñeca - Jesus Ventura
  • Alumiando - Brazillian Choro
  • Andalucia - Ernesto Lecuona, (Cuban Waltz)
  • André de Sapato Novo - Brazillian Choro
  • Anything Goes - Cole Porter
  • Apanhei-te, Cavaquinho - Brazillian Choro
  • As De Copas - M. Feijoo
  • At Last - Etta James
  • At Long Last Love - Cole Porter
  • Autumn Leaves - J. Kosma
  • The Birth Of The Blues - covered by Sammy Davis Jr.
  • Bittersweet - C. Rouse
  • Black Orpheus - covered by Manhã de Carnaval
  • Blue Skies - Irving Berlin
  • Boedo - Julio De Caro
  • Brussels in the Rain - Paquito D’Rivera, (Cuban Bolero)
  • Bye Bye Blackbird - covered by Rod Stewart, Miles Davis etc.
  • C’est Si Bon - covered by Eartha Kitt
  • Cine Baronesa - Brazillian Choro
  • C’est Bon d’Aimer - covered by Orchestre Musette Café De Paris
  • Chan Chan - Francisco Repilado, from The Buena Vista Social Club
  • Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
  • Choro Negro - Brazillian Choro
  • De Camino a la Vereda - Ibrahim Ferrer, from The Buena Vista Social Club
  • De Coração a Coração - Brazillian Choro
  • Descendo a Serra - Brazillian Choro
  • Desvairada - Brazillian Choro
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me - covered by Ella Fitzgerald, The Mamas & the Papas, etc.
  • Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans - covered by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, etc.
  • Du Jour Au Lendemain - Pate/Noguez
  • El Choclo Tango - Provance/Trichot
  • El Diablo Suelto - Brazillian Choro
  • Early Autumn - covered by Ella Fitzgerald
  • Easy Winners - Scott Joplin
  • El Cuarto De Tula - Sergio Siaba, from The Buena Vista Social Club
  • Embraceable You - George Gershwin
  • The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
  • Espinha de Bacalhau - Brazillian Choro
  • Everything - Michael Bublé
  • Falling in Love with You - Richard Rodgers
  • Fascinating Rhythm - George Gershwin
  • Fine and Dandy - Kay Swift
  • Fla-Flu - Brazillian Choro
  • Flor de Yumuri - Jorge Anckermann (Cuban Cancion-criolla)
  • Flores - Brazillian Choro
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
  • Forever in Love - Kenny G
  • For Me and My Gal - Meyer, Leslie & Goetz
  • Futari No Kimochi - Kaoru Wada
  • Gee Baby Ain’t I Good For You - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
  • Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
  • The Gift (Recado Bossa Nova) - Djalma Ferreira
  • Girl from Ipanema - covered by Frank Sinatra
  • Glow Worm - from The Girl Behind the Counter
  • Harlem Nocturne - covered by Duke Ellington, The Viscounts, etc.
  • Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong
  • Hotel Victoria - F. Latasa
  • How Deep is the Ocean - Irving Berlin
  • I Can’t Give You Anything But Love - covered by Billie Holiday, Tony Bennet, Lady Gaga, etc.
  • I Can’t Believe You’re In Love With Me - covered by Billie Holiday
  • I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco - covered by Tony Bennet
  • I Like It Like That - Kris Kenner, also covered by The Dave Clark Five
  • I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - covered by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Dorsey, etc.
  • I’m in the Mood for Love - covered by Nat King Cole
  • In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
  • Indifférence - French Cafe Music
  • Insaisissable - Ithier/Denoncin, French Cafe Music
  • In The Mood - covered by Glenn Miller
  • In the Good Old Summertime - Evans & Shields
  • It Had To Be You - covered by Billie Holiday, Harry Connick Jr., etc.
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing - Duke Ellington
  • It’s Always You - covered by Chet Baker
  • It’s Only A Papermoon - covered by Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole
  • Just The Way You Look Tonight - covered by Frank Sinatra
  • La Cumparsita - G. Rodriguez
  • La Loca De Amor - R. Podesta
  • La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
  • Laughter in the Rain - Neil Sedaka
  • Le Tango Select - Corchia/Grolier
  • Let Me Call You Sweetheart - Friedman & Whitson
  • Let’s Dance - covered by Benny Goodman
  • Lullaby of Birdland - covered by Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, etc.
  • Making Woopie - covered by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.
  • Mambo Italiano - covered by Dean Martin
  • Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
  • Ma Rose D’Alsace - French Tango
  • Married Life - Michael Giacchino, from the movie "Up"
  • Meet Mister Callaghan - covered by Les Paul, Chet Atkins, etc.
  • Memphis in June - Hoagy Carmichael
  • Misty - covered by Ella Fitzgerald
  • Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
  • My Funny Valentine - covered by Frank Sinatra
  • Não Me Toques - Brazillian Choro
  • New York, New York - covered by Frank Sinatra
  • Night and Day - Cole Porter
  • Oh Lady Be Good - George Gershwin
  • On The Sunny Side of The Street - J. McHugh
  • Para Siempre - Agel/Melfi
  • Partir - G. Verdu
  • Perdido - covered by Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, etc.
  • Pine Apple Rag - Scott Joplin
  • Poetry in Motion - covered by Johnny Tillotson
  • Ragtime Two Step - Scott Joplin
  • Sabor A Mi - covered by Trio Los Panchos
  • Sensível - Brazillian Waltz
  • Sertão Alagoano - Brazillian Waltz
  • Shine On Harvest Moon - covered by Leon Redbone, Ruth Etting, etc.
  • Simple Tango - Vercchuren/Murena
  • Solo - French Tango
  • Sophisticated Lady - covered by Duke Ellington
  • St. Louis Blues - from The Birth of The Blues
  • Summertime - George Gershwin
  • Sweet Georgia Brown - covered by Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, etc.
  • A Swingin’ Safari - by Bert Kaempfert
  • Take Five - Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck
  • Take the “A” Train - Billy Strayhorn
  • Tango Blue - Provence/Trichot
  • Tango Pour Madame - Murena/Verchuren
  • That’s Amore - covered by Dean Martin
  • Theme from a Summer Place - Henry Mancini
  • Tico-Tico No Fubá - Brazillian Choro
  • Tickle Toe - covered by Count Bassie
  • Tin Roof Blues - New Orleans Rhythm Kings, covered by Louis Armstrong
  • Times of Your Life - Paul Anka
  • ‘Tis Autumn - covered by Nat King Cole
  • Topsy - covered by Count Basie
  • Toot, Toot, Tootsie - from Bombo
  • Trane’s Blues - John Coltrane, covered by Miles Davis
  • Tu M’as Menti - Agel/Carrara
  • Under a Blanket of Blue - covered by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, etc.
  • Under Paris Skies - covered by Quincy Jones, Percy Faith, Andy Williams, etc.
  • Vibrações - Brazillian Choro
  • Vienna, City of My Dreams - covered by Andrew Rieu, Placido Domingo, etc.
  • Viente Años - Maria Teresa Vera, from The Buena Vista Social Club
  • What a Wonderful World - covered by Louis Armstrong, Sam Cooke, etc.
  • When You’re Smiling - covered by Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé, etc.
  • Witchcraft - covered by Frank Sinatra
  • Young At Heart - covered by Frank Sinatra/The Rat Pack

Celtic, Bluegrass, Appalachian, Traditional Old Time, Folk, etc.

Any songs in these genres are available for solo violin or as violin-guitar duo or violin-guitar-doublebass trio. Some may be available for a string duo, trio, or quartet.

Please inquire about the hundreds of traditional tunes we can perform from the Irish, Scottish, Bluegrass, Swing, Traditional Old Time, and Folk repertoire. There are too many to list!

Holiday

Most of holiday songs are available for solo violin, or as violin-guitar duo or violin-guitar-doublebass trio. Some are available for a string duo, trio, or quartet.

Please inquire about the hundreds of holiday tunes we can play. There are too many to list!

Let Us Write You a Song!

For a truly exceptional experience, clients booking solo violin or Laurel's violin-guitar duo or violin-guitar-double bass trio, Laurel and her colleagues are available to compose an original instrumental song in the genre of your choice for your event. Please contact Laurel for more details and samples of our work, and allow at least three months lead time to write and prepare the piece.

Original Songwriting & Compositions

The hundreds of songs written by Dan Frechette and/or Laurel Thomsen are available when booking the Dan and Laurel duo.

These include the songs featured on our five albums, Laurel's albums, or Dan's 100+ albums, and are performed on violin and guitar, sometimes with the addition of harmony vocals.

Genres we've written in include Folk Rock, Celtic, Roots, Classical, Bluegrass, Gospel, Swing, Motown, Rockabilly, Old Time, Country, Cajun, Blues, Latin, Ragtime, Reggae, and Gypsy Jazz.

Though any of our songs are possible, popular songs for weddings have included:
  • Back Down the Aisle (instrumental)
  • Ghost Lover's Waltz (instrumental)
  • Song for Jules (instrumental)
  • I Always Dream (includes vocals)
  • My Bride and I (includes vocals)

Please visit www.danandlaurel.ca for audio and video clips, and information about our duo. Please reach out if you're curious about having one of our originals included in your event. We'd be honored!


Laurel Thomsen

Violin, Viola, Vocals
Performance, Instruction, Recording

Based in Santa Cruz, California

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Photography by Michelle Magdalena

laurel@laurelthomsen.com
831-224-0913
Skype: laurelthomsen

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