Acoustic Song List

Effesenden Music offers a wonderful range of instrument options combining the beauty of violin and cello with guitar, piano, bass and more. You can read in more detail about all of our instrumentation combos on our Portland Wedding Musicians Page but THIS is the place to explore our extensive repertoire for everything from Violin and Guitar duo to Violin, Cello, Piano and Bass. If you love artists like Jack Johnson, Ben Howard, James Taylor, Bela Fleck, Nickel Creek, and/or traditional fiddle music such as Bluegrass, Celtic or Cape Breton we have an incredible selection of music to choose from. In addition, we have a wonderful selection of Classical music arranged for our acoustic groups so you don’t have to give up Canon in D just because you want some more contemporary selections in the mix. Finally, we are one of the only ensembles in Oregon who can perform authentic Jazz— working with Portland’s top jazz musicians and featuring string players who play beautifully and improvise to give a real classic jazz vibe that is just perfect for your cocktail hour or dinner reception.

Below is the most recently updated list for our acoustic ensembles. To see a specific genre of music, just click on the buttons below. To refresh and see all music, click the Show All Music button.

To check out our String Trio and Quartet playlist, click here. You can also request a PDF copy of this list or get in touch with us to discuss your music ideas. We’d love to chat!

    1. 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky
    2. 1B by Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer and Yo Yo Ma
    3. 3×5 by John Mayer
    4. A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes from the Motion Picture Cinderella
    5. A Kiss to Build a Dream on from the Motion Picture Sleepless in Seattle
    6. A Simpler Time by Acoustic Eidelon
    7. A Thousand Years from the Motion Picture Twilight
    8. A Whole New World from the Motion Picture The Little Mermaid
    9. Accidentally in Love by Counting Crows from the Motion Picture Shrek
    10. After the Battle of Aughrim a Traditional fiddle tune
    11. Ain’t Misbehavin
    12. Ain’t That Love by Ray Charles
    13. Air from Water Music by Handel
    14. Air on the G String by Bach
    15. Arioso by Bach
    16. Alexander Hamilton from the Broadway Musical Hamilton
    17. All Blues by Miles Davis
    18. All Creatures of Our God and King
    19. All I Ask of You from the Broadway Musical Phantom of the Opera
    20. All My Life by KC and JoJo
    21. All of Me by John Legend and Lindsey Stirling
    22. All of You
    23. All You Need is Love by the Beatles
    24. Amado Mio by Pink Martini
    25. Amazing Grace
    26. And I Love Her by the Beatles
    27. Andalucia by Pink Martini
    28. Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1 by Tchaikovsky
    29. Angel Eyes by Jim Brickman
    30. Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
    31. Simple Gifts from the Ballet Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland
    32. April Showers by Sugarland
    33. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by Handel
    34. As the Deer
    35. As Time Goes By by Louis Armstrong
    36. Ashokan Farewell by Mark O’Connor from the Ken Burns documentary
    37. At Last by Etta James
    38. Autumn Leaves by Stephane Grapelli
    39. Ave Maria by Bach
    40. Ave Maria by Santiago
    41. Ave Maria by Schubert
    42. Ave Verum Corpus by Mozart
    43. Babylon by David Gray
    44. Bach Cello Suite (only ensembles with cello)
    45. Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
    46. Banish Misfortune a traditional fiddle tune
    47. Barcelona Nights by Gypsy Kings
    48. Battle of Serenity from the Television Show Firefly
    49. Be My Baby by the Ronettes
    50. Be Thou My Vision
    51. Beautiful Day by U2
    52. Beautiful Wreck by Shawn Mullins
    53. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion from the Motion Picture Up Close and Personal
    54. Beestung by Kristin Hersh
    55. Bei Mir Bist Du Schon from the Motion Picture Swing Kids
    56. Benjamin by James Taylor
    57. Besame Mucho
    58. Better Together by Jack Johnson
    59. Big Country by Bela Fleck
    60. Bist du Bei Mir by Bach
    61. Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve Pipe
    62. Black Coffee
    63. Black Orpheus
    64. Blacksmith/ Cup of Tea a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    65. Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts
    66. Blue Eyes from the Motion Picture Runaway Bride
    67. Bolero by Maurice Ravel, performed in the style of Pink Martini
    68. Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies a Traditional Fiddle tune
    69. The Book of Love by Peter Gabriel from the Television show Scrubs
    70. Bourree from Water Music by Handel
    71. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach
    72. Breathe Me by Sia and featured in the 2012 Olympics for Coca Cola
    73. Brethren We Have Met to Worship
    74. Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin “Here Comes the Bride” by Wagner
    75. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
    76. But Beautiful
    77. Butterfly Waltz
    78. Butterfly’s Day Out by Mark O’Connor, Yo Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer
    79. Caledonia a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    80. Calliope House a Traditional Fiddle Jig
    81. Can’t Help Falling in Love by Elvis
    82. Canon in D by Pachelbel
    83. Caravan
    84. Cause I Love You by Nickel Creek
    85. Cavatina from the Motion Picture the Deer Hunter
    86. Celebration by Kool and the Gang
    87. Chan Chan by Buena Vista Social Club
    88. Charade
    89. Charlie is My Darling
    90. Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
    91. Cheek to Cheek by Irving Berlin from the Motion Picture the English Patient
    92. Cinema Paradiso from the Motion Picture Cinema Paradiso by Ennio Marracone
    93. Claire de Lune by Debussy
    94. Clocks by Coldplay
    95. Closer and Closer by Acoustic Eidelon
    96. Closing Credits from the Motion Picture the Secret of Roan Irish
    97. Come Away With Me by Norah Jones
    98. Come Fly With Me from the Motion Picture Catch Me If You Can
    99. Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
    100. Come What May from the Motion Picture Moulin Rouge
    101. Con te Partiro by Pavoratti the music that plays to the Bellagio Fountain Show
    102. Copperline by James Taylor
    103. Corcovado ‘Quiet Nights’ by Jobim
    104. Count Your Blessing Instead of Sheep from the Motion Picture White Christmas
    105. Cowboy Take Me Away by the Dixie Chicks
    106. Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
    107. Da White Wife a Traditional Fiddle Song
    108. Dance me to the End of Love by the Civil Wars
    109. Daughters by John Mayer
    110. the Days of Wine and Roses
    111. Desperado by the Eagles
    112. Devil’s Dream a Traditional Fiddle Song
    113. Dienda
    114. Divine Romance by Phil Wickham
    115. Django
    116. Do You Remember by Jack Johnson
    117. Dodi Li
    118. Don’t Be Shy by Cat Stevens
    119. Don’t Stop Believing by Journey from the Television Show Glee
    120. Don’t Get Around Much Anymore from the Motion Picture When Harry Met Sally
    121. Don’t Know Why by Norah Jones
    122. Donde Estas Yolanda by Pink Martini
    123. Dream a Little Dream by the Mamas and the Papas
    124. East of the Sun
    125. Easy Silence by the Dixie Chicks
    126. Embraceable You
    127. Entr’acte to Act III from Carmen by Bizet
    128. Evaporated by Ben Folds
    129. Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck
    130. Ever Since the World Began by Survivor
    131. Everlong by the Foo Fighters
    132. Everything by Lifehouse
    133. Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
    134. Falling Slowly from the Motion Picture Once
    135. Fascination
    136. Feels Like Home from the Motion Picture How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    137. Fever
    138. the Fiddler on the Roof theme from the Broadway Musical Fiddler on the Roof
    139. Fields of Gold by Sting
    140. Finlandia theme by Sibelius
    141. Flat Foot Floogie from the Motion Picture Swing Kids
    142. Flower Duet from Lakme
    143. Fly Me to the Moon
    144. For Baby for Bobbie by John Denver
    145. For Once in My Life
    146. For the Beauty of the Earth
    147. Forever by Ben Harper
    148. Fragile by Sting
    149. From this Moment On by Shania Twain
    150. Future Days by Pearl Jam
    151. Game of Thrones Theme from the HBO Television Series Game of Thrones
    152. Get Me Through December by Alison Krauss
    153. Ghost of a Chance by Rush
    154. Girl from Ipanema
    155. Girl with the Flaxen Hair by Debussy
    156. Give me the Simple Life by Blossom Dearie
    157. Gloria from Vivaldi’s Gloria
    158. Glory Bound by the Wailin’ Jennys
    159. Gone Gone Gone by Phillip Phillips
    160. Gymnopedie by Satie
    161. Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley from the Motion Picture Shrek
    162. Hallelujah Chorus by Handel
    163. Hang on Little Tomato by Pink Martini
    164. Happy by Pharrell Williams from the Motion Picture Despicable Me II
    165. Have a Little Faith in Me by John Hiatt
    166. Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison
    167. Here Comes Your Man by the Pixies
    168. Here I Am Lord
    169. Here I Am to Worship
    170. Here, There & Everywhere by the Beatles
    171. Hey There Delilah by Plain White T’s
    172. Higher Love
    173. Hold My Hand by Newfound Glory
    174. Holy Holy Holy
    175. Holy is His Name
    176. Holy is the Lord
    177. Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes
    178. Hopak by Mussorgsky
    179. Hornpipe from Water Music by Handel
    180. How Beautiful by Twila Paris
    181. How Can I Repay
    182. How Deep the Father’s Love For Us
    183. How Great is Our God
    184. How High the Moon
    185. How Sweet it is by James Taylor & Marvin Gaye
    186. I Have Loved You
    187. I Hope You Dance by Le Ann Womack
    188. I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
    189. I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night by KISS
    190. I Will Be Here by Steven Curtis Chapman
    191. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
    192. I’d Rather Be With You by Joshua Raddin
    193. I’ll Be Seeing You
    194. I’ll Fly Away
    195. I’ll Stand By You by The Pretenders
    196. I’m Beginning to See the Light
    197. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by the Proclaimers
    198. I’ll Fly Away
    199. If I Were a Bell
    200. If You’re Gonna Play in Texas by Alabama
    201. Imagine by John Lennon
    202. In a Sentimental Mood
    203. In My Life by the Beatles
    204. In My Solitude
    205. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning from the Motion Picture Sleepless in Seattle
    206. In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel from the Motion Picture Say Anything
    207. It Just Comes Natural by George Strait
    208. It’s Raining Men
    209. Jackson by Johnny Cash
    210. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring by Bach
    211. John Dunbar Theme from the Motion Picture Dances with Wolves
    212. Joyful Joyful
    213. Jump Jive ‘ Wail by the Big Bad Voodoo Daddies
    214. Jupiter Choral Theme from The Planets by Holst
    215. Just Breathe by Pearl Jam
    216. Just Like Heaven by the Cure
    217. Just Like Murder by Kronos
    218. Just the Way You Are by Bruno Mars
    219. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
    220. Kids by MGMT
    221. Kind and Generous by Natalie Merchant
    222. King of Pain by Sting
    223. Kiss Me by Six Pents None the Richer
    224. Kiss Waltz by Strauss
    225. Kisses and Cake from the Motion Picture PS I Love You
    226. La Rejouissance by Handel
    227. La Valse d’ Amelie from the Motion Picture Amalie
    228. La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf
    229. Landslide by Stevie Nicks
    230. Lascia Chio Pianga from Rinaldo by Handel
    231. Lassie with the Golden Hair a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    232. Leaning on the Everlasting Arms
    233. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear by Elvis
    234. Let’s Never Stop Falling in Love by Pink Martini
    235. Liebestraum by Liszt
    236. Life in Technicolor by Coldplay
    237. Love by Matthew White
    238. Love is All Around by The Troggs from the Motion Picture Love Actually
    239. Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding from the Motion Picture Fifty Shades of Gray
    240. Love of My Life by Dave Matthews Band/Santana
    241. Love Story by Taylor Swift
    242. Love You Til the End by the Pogues
    243. Lover Lay Down by Dave Matthews Band
    244. Lover’s Waltz by from the Motion Picture Legends of the Fall
    245. Lovers in Japan by Coldplay
    246. Lovesong by The Cure
    247. Lucky by Colbie Calliat and Jason Mraz
    248. Lullaby by Dixie Chicks
    249. Lullabye by Goodnight my Angel Billy Joel
    250. Mack the Knife
    251. Mad World by Gary Jules
    252. Making Memories of Us by Keith Urban
    253. March from the Nutcracker by Tchaikvosky
    254. Marie’s Wedding by Van Morrison
    255. Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart
    256. Marry Me by Train
    257. Marry You by Bruno Mars
    258. Mass of Creation by Marty Haugen
    259. Mazel Tof
    260. Meditation from Thais by Massanet
    261. Meet in the Middle by Diamond Rio
    262. Midnight on the Water
    263. Minuet by Boccherini
    264. Minuet from Water Music by Handel
    265. Minuet in G by Beethoven
    266. Misty
    267. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters by Elton John
    268. Moon River
    269. Moondance by Van Morrison
    270. Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven
    271. More by Nat King Cole
    272. More Than Life
    273. Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens
    274. Music of the Night from the Broadway Musical Phantom of the Opera
    275. My Baby Just Cares for Me
    276. My Favorite Things from the Motion Picture the Sound of Music
    277. My Funny Valentine
    278. My Girl by Jackson Five
    279. My Heart Will Go On from the Motion Picture Titanic
    280. My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
    281. My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
    282. My One and Only Love
    283. My Romance
    284. My Sweet Lord by George Harrison
    285. My Wish by Rascal Flatts
    286. Naked as We Come by Iron and Wine
    287. Natural Kind of Love by Nickel Creek
    288. Nature Boy
    289. Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac
    290. Night and Day
    291. Night in Tunisia
    292. Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2 by Borodin
    293. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
    294. Nothing’s Too Good For My Baby by Louis Prima & Keely Smith
    295. Now We Are Free from the Motion Picture Gladiator
    296. Nuages
    297. O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi by Puccini
    298. Ode to Joy by Beethoven
    299. Oh Darlin’ by The Beatles
    300. Old Time Rock ‘n’ Roll
    301. Old Pine by Ben Howard
    302. On Eagle’s Wings
    303. On the Sunny Side of the Street
    304. Once Upon a Dream from Sleeping Beauty
    305. One by U2
    306. One and Only by Adele
    307. One Fine Day
    308. One Way to Pray by Sam Beam and Jessica Hoop
    309. Ou Est Ma Tete by Pink Martini
    310. Our Love is Here to Stay
    311. Our Song by Taylor Swift
    312. Out of the Woods by Nickel Creek
    313. Over the Moon by future Folk
    314. Over the Rainbow by IZ
    315. Over the Valley by Pink Martini
    316. Paradise by Coldplay
    317. Pavane by Faure
    318. Pavane Pour une infante defunte by Ravel
    319. Peter and the Wolf Opening Theme by Prokofiev
    320. Pictures at an Exhibition Promenade by Musorgsky
    321. Prayer of St. Francis
    322. Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison
    323. Psalm 128 O Blessed Are Those
    324. Psalm 145 The Lord is Compassionate
    325. Rain King by Counting Crows
    326. Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog
    327. Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head by Andy Williams
    328. Red River Valley
    329. Redemption Song by Bob Marley
    330. Remember When by Alan Jackson
    331. Reverie by Debussy
    332. Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini by Rachmaninov
    333. Rock Around the Clock
    334. Rocky theme
    335. Rodeo Clowns by Jack Johnson
    336. Romeo and Juliet Theme by Tchaikovsky
    337. Rondeau by Mauret
    338. Round Midnight
    339. Royal Fanfare from Cinderella
    340. Runaway by The Corrs
    341. Say Goodbye by Dave Matthews Band
    342. Second Time Around
    343. Servant Song
    344. She from the Motion Picture Notting Hill
    345. Sheep May Safely Graze by Bach
    346. Sheherazade Theme from Part 3 by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    347. Shenandoah by Traditional
    348. Short Trip Home
    349. Si Tu Me Miras by Alejandro Sanz
    350. Sigh No More
    351. Sleeping Beauty’s Pavane by Ravel
    352. Sliding Down by Edgar Meyer
    353. So Happy Together
    354. So This Is Love by Cinderella
    355. Some Enchanted Evening
    356. Someday My Prince Will Come
    357. Someone to Watch Over Me
    358. Something Wonderful from the Broadway Musical Carousel
    359. Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
    360. Sonata for Violin and Piano 4th Movement Theme by Franck
    361. Spring from the Four Seasons Various Movements by Vivaldi
    362. Stand By Me
    363. Star of the County Down a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    364. Stars Go Blue by Ryan Adams
    365. Stubborn Love by the Lumineers
    366. Subdivisions by Rush
    367. Such Great Heights by Postal Service
    368. Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits
    369. Summertime
    370. Sunday Morning by Maroon Five
    371. Sunday Table by Pink Martini
    372. Sunrise by Norah Jones
    373. Sunrise, Sunset from the Broadway Musical Fiddler on the Roof
    374. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond
    375. Sympathique by Pink Martini
    376. Symphony No 5 2nd Movement theme by Tchaikovsky
    377. Take a Chance on Me by ABBA
    378. Take Five
    379. Teach Your Children by Crosby Stills and Nash
    380. The Atholl Highlanders/Johnnie Cope
    381. he Best is Yet to Come
    382. The Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice
    383. The Bricklayer’s Beautiful Daughter
    384. The Eternal Vow from the Motion Picture Crouching Dragon Hidden Tiger
    385. The Falls from the Motion Picture The Mission
    386. The Fox by Nickel Creek
    387. The Geese in the Bog/Jig of Slurs a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    388. The King’s Plan from the Motion Picture Cinderella
    389. The Kiss from the Motion Picture the Last of the Mohicans
    390. The Longest Time by Billy Joel
    391. The Lord’s Prayer
    392. The Love of My Life by Jim Brickman/ Michael W. Smith
    393. The Luckiest by Ben Folds
    394. The Prayer by Josh Groban
    395. The River by Garth Brooks
    396. The Rose by Bette Midler
    397. The Road that Never Ends
    398. The Rowan Tree a Traditional Bagpipe tune
    399. The Scientist by Coldplay
    400. The Swan from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens
    401. The Time is Now by Phil Wickham
    402. The Way I Am by Ingrid Michaelson
    403. The Way You Look Tonight
    404. The Wedding Song by Kenny G
    405. Theme from Anne of Green Gables by 1985 TV Version
    406. Theme from Borodin String Quartet
    407. Theme from the Motion Picture Departures
    408. Theme from the Motion Picture Emma
    409. Theme from the Motion Picture Indiana Jones
    410. heme from New World Symphony 2nd Movement by Dvorak
    411. Theme from Polovetzian Dance from Prince Igor by Borodin
    412. Theme from Ravel String Quartet
    413. Theme from Romeo and Juliet Ballet by Tchaikovsky
    414. Theme from the Naked Gun frmo the Motion Picture The Naked Gun
    415. Think of Me from the Broadway Musical the Phantom of the Opera
    416. This Magic Moment by Jay and the Americans
    417. This Time Tomorrow by the Kinks
    418. This Woman’s Work by Maxwell
    419. Time After Time by Cindy Lauper
    420. To Love You More by Celine Dion
    421. To Make You Feel My Love by Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Adele
    422. Traumerie from Kindercenen Op 15 by Schumann
    423. True Companion by Mark Kohn
    424. Trumpet Tune by Purcell
    425. Trumpet Voluntary by Clarke
    426. Tupelo Honey by Van Morrison
    427. Unchained Melody
    428. Under the Umbrella from the Motion Picture Little Women
    429. Unforgettable
    430. Up and Away by Dave Matthews Band
    431. Us by Regina Spektor
    432. Vagabond Waltz a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    433. Valentine by Martina McBride
    434. Vide Cor Meum from the Motion picture Hannibal
    435. Vienna by Billy Joel
    436. Vincent by Josh Groban
    437. Viva La Vida by Coldplay
    438. Wachet Auf by Bach
    439. Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show
    440. Walking After You by Foo Fighters
    441. Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves
    442. Wandering Minstrill a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    443. Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks
    444. Wedding Jig a Traditional Fiddle Tune
    445. Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn
    446. Wedding Song by Nickel Creek
    447. What a Difference a Day Made
    448. What a Wonderful World
    449. When I Close My Eyes by Kenny Chesney
    450. When I Fall in Love from the Motion Picture Sleepless in Seattle
    451. When the Stars Go Blue by Ryan Adams
    452. When You Say Nothing at All by Alison Krauss
    453. When You Wish Upon a Star from the Motion Picture Pinocchio
    454. Where Are You Going by Dave Matthews Band
    455. Where or When
    456. Wild Mountain Thyme
    457. Wildflowers by Tom Petty
    458. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
    459. With a Little Help From My Friends by the Beatles
    460. Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton
    461. Wonderwall by Oasis and Ryan Adams
    462. You and I by Stevie Wonder
    463. You and Me by Lifehouse
    464. You and Me by Penny and the Quarters
    465. You Are Mine
    466. You are So Beautiful
    467. You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder
    468. You Make Lovin’ Fun by Fleetwood Mac
    469. You Make My Dreams Come True by Hall and Oates
    470. You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
    471. You’re Beautiful by James Blunt
    472. You’re My Best Friend by Queen
    473. Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Ray from The Great Gatsby
    474. Your Everything by Keith Urban
    475. Your Love is Extravagant
    476. Your Song by Elton John from the Motion Picture Moulin Rouge