Violin I might say for example, "Let's play Pachelbel super fast."
and I might say, "No way, that would be sacreligious."
and violin II might say, "Forget Pachelbel let's play Pirates."
and I might say, "not at MY wedding you wouldn't."
and then pretty soon our bows are clashing. "Pirates" is what we call the medley of music from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean." It is super fun and swashbuckling and Halloween-y all at the same time--but not the best song for a wedding. We played it anyway. After an hour of classical hits we figured no one was listening to our background music anyway. Then we played Mozart's "Eine Kleine" and got a standing ovation--apparently they WERE listening!
Just as a bonus, I'm going to include some of our favorites besides the aforementioned--in case you want to add some class to your iPod.
Handel--Water Music, Royal Fireworks, Messiah, Largo, Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Bach--Air, 2 Gavottes from the D Major Suite, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Mozart--Marriage of Figaro, all of his string quartet stuff.
Schubert--Ave Maria, Moment Musicale, March Militaire
There are of course many other great classical hits. These are just a few that are arranged for string quartet and these are pretty much what we would play if you hired us for a wedding --**Pirates upon special request.