The Hamilton Trio



Concert by the Hamilton Trio:  October 16, 2005

Concert by the Hamilton Trio October 29, 2017

Concert by the Hamilton Trio August 21, 2008

Concert by the Hamilton Trio January 26, 2003 

Concert by the Hamilton Trio January 25, 2009

Concert by the Hamilton Trio May 16, 2004 


THE HAMILTON TRIO was founded in 1986 by performers Louise Fenn (flute,
voice & keyboard), Elizabeth Kellogg (cello) and John D. Howard (violin, viola,
arranger and leader). Their biographies attest to their wide-ranging experience
as orchestral musicians (concertmaster, section leader, etc.) and as chamber
musicians in addition to their activities in the Hamilton Trio.

THE TRIO HAS BEEN HONORED by many of the same families, organizations
and concert series in being requested to perform for them year after year.

FOR MANY YEARS THE TRIO has been a favorite in Leesburg Today’s annual ‘Best of
Everything’ (Performing Arts) poll, ranking ahead or equal to larger symphonic and
choral groups--an indication of the unusual impact of the Trio's playing and programs!

IN 2000 THE QUALITY OF ITS WORK won for the Hamilton Trio the distinction
of becoming a Nominee for the Governor’s "Excellence in the Arts" Awards.

BESIDES ITS SPECIALTIES--concerts & weddings--the Hamilton Trio plays for
fine gatherings such as birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, dinners, hunt and dressage
events, dedications, commemorations, office parties, and so on. The Trio has given
many formal concerts, including programs for church, and can draw upon qualified
associates to form larger ensembles using piano, trumpet, viola, or other additional instrument.

FOR THOSE OF YOU PLANNING A WEDDING, the members of the Trio
continue to enjoy playing for such important and beautiful occasions even as the Trio
passes the 700 mark. A tape of the Trio playing excerpts from its wedding repertoire is
available (return required) for those interested in engaging the Trio.

because of the many arrangements from the public domain for flute, violin & cello
created by its leader and violinist, John D. Howard.  He can prepare for the Trio
special songs often requested, for example, by the bride-to-be for her wedding.
The Trio can expertly accompany a vocal soloist usually with just a pre-ceremony rehearsal.

NEW PIECES, LIKE RARITIES from the neglected American classical period, continue
to be added to stimulate the performers and to present something beyond the conventional
to the audience — but always included are works and pieces whose beauty has made them
endure over the centuries. Examples of these include the Pachelbel Canon, Handel's
Fireworks and Water Music, the fine trios of Haydn, the wedding marches of Wagner
& Mendelssohn, Mozart's Romanza, Chopin's Waltz in a, Dvorak's Humoreske, and
the Minuets in G of Beethoven & Paderewski, to name just a few.

MUSIC FROM THE BAROQUE, CLASSIC & ROMANTIC periods predominate in the
Trio's playing but, for variety, the Trio can perform lighter fare, such as broadway tunes
(e. g., Gershwin, Porter); ethnic, such as Irish, Swedish, Jewish, English, Italian, German,
Spirituals, American fiddle; Stephen Foster, Civil War; and not least, waltzes and other
music for the Dance suitable for the acoustic-only Hamilton Trio.



To inquire about the services provided by the HAMILTON TRIO, please call 540-338-0929   

or email John D. Howard at:

(Select   and paste it into the   “To:”   line in your email program.)




Birkby House   []
Whitehall Manor, Bluemont  [
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, Leesburg VA
L'Auberge Provencal, Boyce   [ ]
Belmont Country Club, Ashburn VA
Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast
Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, Purcellville VA
Veramar Vineyard, Berryville  [ ]

Airlie Center, Warrenton   [ ]
The Norris House, Leesburg  [ ]
Tarara Vineyards, Lucketts  [ ]
Inn at Buckeystown, MD
Rose Hill Manor, Leesburg [ ]
Raspberry Plain, Leesburg  [ ]
The Hilltop House, Harpers Ferry, WVA  [ ]
The Hillbrook Inn, Charles Town WVA  [ ]
Laurel Brigade Inn  [ no longer exists ]
The Ashby Inn, Paris VA  [ ]
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Middleburg
Middleburg United Methodist

Red Fox Inn, Middleburg  [ ]
The Green Tree and Colonial Inn Restaurants , Leesburg  [ ]
Black Horse Inn  [ ]

Selma Plantation, Leesburg  [closed]
Middleburg Community Center  [ ]
Foxcroft School
The Goodstone Inn, Middleburg  [ ]

The Long Barn, Middleburg   [ ]
Westfields International Conference Center, Chantilly
Ayshire Farms, Upperville
Lansdowne Resort, Ashburn area  [ ]

Fauquier Springs Country Club
Orange Music Society (concert), Rapidan
Tuscarora Mill Restaurant, Leesburg
Chez François, Great Falls
Waterford Foundation Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibits (yearly)
Lockesly Manor, Millwood   [ ]

Virginia Gold Cup Races 1993 at Great Meadow
Morven Park Equestrian Center
Poplar Springs, Casanova
The Meridian House, DC
Organization of American States, DC
Board of Trustees, National Recreation & Park Association       
Mt. Vernon Mansion, Mt. Vernon
Embassy of Israel, DC
Netherlands Carillon, Arlington
The Car Barn, Georgetown
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute( graduations), Bethesda MD
The Cosmos Club, DC
The University Club, DC
INTEC Corporation, Bethesda MD
Atlantic Research Corporation   
Army & Navy Club 901 17th st NW DC
Beta Gamma Sigma Club of GWU, DC                                            Back

Vint Hill Farm Station,
U.S. Marine Corps Chapel at Quantico
Fort Myer Chapel
Fort Myer Officers Club
USAA Life Insurance Company Annual
Digene Corporation Groundbreaking Ceremony
The Chevy Chase Club MD
Strathmore Hall, Bethesda MD
Washington County Museum of Fine Art, Hagerstown MD
The Tyler Spite House, Frederick MD
Ceresville Mansion, Ceresville MD
Newton-White Mansion, Mitchellville MD
Borders Books, Rockville MD & Tysons Corner
Willow Grove Inn, Orange
Comus Inn, Comus MD
Coolfont Resort Manor House, Berkeley Springs WVA
Oblate College (75th Anniversary & Commencement), DC
The Heritage Art Gallery (openings), Alexandria
Lee-Fendall House, Alexandria
Windsor House, Middleburg   [ no longer extant ]
Wakefield Chapel, Annandale
Aerostructures Annual Award Dinners, Crystal City
Olivera Musical Entertainment
Richard Bray Orchestras
Capital Entertainment, Alexandria
Hollin House, Alexandria

VOCE vocal ensemble (orchestra principals), Reston    
The Holiday Inn, Dulles Airport
Cabell’s Mill, Chantilly/Centreville
Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls
Great Falls Grange Hall
River Bend Golf & Country Club
Morningside House
Sully Plantation, Chantilly

Musick Virginia, principal players
Northern Virginia Community Colleges
Kenslee Hill, Lucketts
The United Way of Loudoun
Sterling Community Center Annex, Sterling
Neale Concert Series (yearly), Purcellville
Purcellville Public Library, series of concerts                                     Back
Loudoun County Public Library at Cascades
Loudoun County Public Library at Purcellville
Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades

Loudoun Healthcare/Hospital Benefit
Loudoun Valley Community Center (concerts), Purcellville VA
Stone Manor Country Club
Douglas Community Center (concert), Leesburg VA
American Cafes at Tyson's Corner, Ballston, etc.
La Chapelle Restaurant, Manassas    
Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity, Crystal City
Ida Lee Park--Grand Opening, Town of Leesburg
The County of Loudoun
Lowes Island Club
Leesburg Downtown Antiques
Historic Holiday Inn at Carradoc Hall, Leesburg
Leesburg Renaissance, Inc.
The Loudoun Museum, Leesburg
First Night (New Year’s Eve 1987&1988), Leesburg
Junior Women's Club of Loudoun
Xerox Document University, near Leesburg
Montresor, near Leesburg
The Loudoun County Preservation Society
O'Toole's Restaurant, Countryside
Cox-Lehmann Associates at Hillcrest Manor, Leesburg
Graydon Manor (annual gatherings), Leesburg
Springwood Psychiatric Institute, Leesburg
St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, McLean
St. Francis deSales Catholic Church, Purcellville
St. John's Catholic Churches, Leesburg & Warrenton
St. John's Catholic Churches, FrederickMD
St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Hyattsville MD
St. Theresa Catholic Church, Ashburn
Precious Blood Catholic Church, Culpeper
Leesburg Presbyterian Church
Leesburg Baptist Church
North Fork Baptist Church (annual Advent concert)
Purcellville Baptist Church (Christmas Eve services)
Round Hill Baptist Church
Warrenton Baptist Church
Grace Episcopal Church, Brunswick MD
St. James Episcopal Churches, Leesburg VA &  Charles Town WVA
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Purcellville
Trinity Episcopal Churches, Manassas, Upperville & Washington VA,
The Ketoctin Church, Purcellville
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Leesburg
King of Kings Lutheran Church, Chantilly
Leesburg United Methodist Church
Harmony Methodist Church, Hamilton
Bethany United Methodist Church, Purcellville                                            Back
Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Waterford
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Church of Christ, Falls Church
Unitarian-Universalist Church (concerts),  Reston
Unitarian Church (concert), Norfolk
Charles Washington House, Charles Town WVA
Bristow Manor, Bristow VA
Hall Funeral Home, Purcellville
The Colonial Funeral Home of Leesburg
Purcellville Garden Club
The Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, Boyce
White Post Restorations, White Post       
Marefield Meadows Farm, Warrenton
North-South Skirmish Association, Ft. Shenandoah VA
Precision Tune Corporation at Crystal City
Eno Transportation Foundation, Leesburg
Reston Art Gallery at Lake Ann, Reston
Inn at  Buckeystown, MD
Bleu Rock Inn, Washington
Springdale Country Inn, Lincoln
Loudoun Ballet: prelude to Nutcracker
American Crop Protection Association Annual
Madison Hotel, DC
Hillsboro Elementary School
Buckskin Manor, Neersville
Morven Park, Leesburg
Black Horse Inn, Warrenton
The King’s Contrivance Restaurant, Columbia MD
The City Club, Frederick MD
Collingwood Manor, Alexandria
The Morrison House, Alexandria
Gadsby’s Tavern, Alexandria
Old Presbyterian Meeting House, Alexandria
The Barns at Franklin Park, Purcellville
The Barns at Wolf Trap, Reston
Hidden Creek Country Club, Reston
Evans Farm Inn, McLean
Indian Springs Country Club, Silver Spring MD
Handley Library Noon Concert Series, Winchester
Violino’s Restaurant, Winchester
Fairfax City Public Library Foundation
Olde Towne Hall, Fairfax
Mama’s Restaurant, Fairfax
Ridgefields, at Neersville
Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill MD
Loudoun Symphony, leaders & soloists
Mid-Eastern Association of Educational Opportunity                         Back


[Note:  a copyrighted song is for a private function, e.g., wedding, only.]


HAYDN 1. Allegro from ‘London’ Trio #1 (recessional, or reception)
BEETHOVEN 2. "I Love You" = "Ich liebe dich"
MOZART 3. Romanza from Eine kleine Nachtmusik
BACH, J. S. 4. Theme from Brandenburg Concerto #2 (recessional)
BACH, J. S. *5. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (processional)
VIVALDI 6. "Spring" from “The Four Seasons” (processional or recessional)
ALBENIZ, I. 7. Tango (reception!?)
CLARKE *8. Voluntary [also known as “The Prince of Denmark's March”]
CLARKE 9. "Trumpet" Tune (processional or recessional)
HANDEL 10. "Air" from Water Music (a possible Mothers’ processional)
HANDEL 11. "La Rejouissance" from Royal Fireworks (recessional)
WAGNER *12. Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin ("Here Comes the Bride"--a traditional processional)
PACHELBEL 13. Canon in D (processional) [Please note spelling: ‘canon’ not 'cannon']
MOURET 14. Rondeau (Masterpiece Theatre theme)
MOZART 15. Andantino (possibly for Unity Candle)
MENDELSSOHN *16. Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream (a traditional recessional)
Christian Hymn *17. "O Perfect Love"

SELECTED OTHER PIECES in the Hamilton Trio's Wedding Books

BACH, J. S. Theme from Brandenburg Concerto #3
BACH, J. S. Air on the G String
BACH, J. S. Gavottes from Third Orchestral Suite, & French Suite in G
ELGAR Salut d'Amour
FRANCK  “Panis Angelicus”
GLUCK Ballet of the Blessed Spirits
HANDEL Peace (La Paix) from Royal Fireworks
HANDEL Hornpipe in D (etc.) from Water Music
HAYDN St. Anthony Chorale
MENDELSSOHN “Lift thine Eyes to the Mountains” from Elijah (no words, of course)
MOZART Church Sonatas
SCHUBERT  “Ave Maria” (instrumental or with soprano)
VIVALDI "Largo" from "Winter"
Christian Hymns Amazing Grace, Blest be the Tie—please specify.
Jewish Traditional Dodi Li, Hana’Ava Babanot, Simon Tov, Chosn Kalah Mazel Tov, (Rock of Ages), etc.


WALTZES:  Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, Gounod (Faust), Ivanovici (Waves of the Danube), Strauss (Artists' Life, Vienna Woods, Blue Danube), Tchaikovsky, Verdi (Rigoletto), Waldteufel (Skaters' Waltz).

POPULAR: Aura Lee, other 19th century American, including Stephen Foster & Civil War; Tura Lura Lura, My Wild Irish Rose, and other Irish Songs; Santa Lucia and other Italian songs; Scottish songs set by Haydn; Gilbert & Sullivan songs; Gershwin: Let Me Call You Sweetheart, Someone To Watch Over Me; fiddle tunes from Ireland, Wales, Brittany, etc.; Jewish songs (for Chanukah, weddings & other); Spirituals...

Albrechtsberger      Trio in G for 2 Violins & Violoncello
Bach Family        Trio Sonatas by C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach, J.S. Bach, W.F. Bach
Bach, J.S.            "Arioso", Air for the G String, Gavottes, Inventions, selected Goldberg Variations
Beethoven        Society Minuets, Spieluhr Tune, Bagatelle Op. 119 #4, Minuet in G, Fur Elise, Ode to Joy, Trio Op. 87
Bizet                 “Habanera”
Boccherini        “Famous”Minuet in A; Trios
Brahms        Lullaby, Waltzes, The Sandman
Chopin        Etude, Mazurkas, Preludes, Waltzes, Polonaise, Nocturnes
Danzi           Trios for Flute, violin & violoncello
Debussy        Reverie, Clair de Lune
Delibes       Passepied                                                                                                                                                      Back
Dvorak        Humoreske
Elgar            Salut d'Amour                                                                      
English Renaissance     Dowland (Galliards), Jenkins (Fancy), Locke (Trios from "Broken Consort"), Byrd, Blow (“Cupid’s Song”)
Foster, Stephen    Beautiful Dreamer, Gentle Annie, I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Thou art the Queen of my Song
French Baroque        Marin Marais (“Pieces en Trio”), D'Andrieu, D'Aquin, Couperin, Loeillet Trios
Gluck             Dance of the Blessed Spirits; Trio Sonatas
Granados        Playera
Grieg           Norwegian Dance, Waltz in a, Anitra’s Dance                                                                   
Handel        Fireworks (selections), Water Music (selections), Violin sonatas, Trio sonatas, Flute sonatas
Haydn        London Trios, 10 Scottish song settings, "Surprise" Symphony theme, 12 Cassations
Hispanic & Portuguese    Pieces from Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil
Italian Baroque       Trios of Albinoni, Besozzi, Bonporti, Caldara, Corelli, Jomelli, Legrenzi, Locatelli, Tartini, Torelli et alia
Kreisler        Schoen Rosmarin
MacDowell      To a Wild Rose; Jagdlied (Hunting Song)
Massenet        Elegie (featuring cello), "Meditation" from Thais (Solo Violin w/ acc. flute, cello)
Mendelssohn      2 Children’s Pieces,  On Wings of Song
Mozart       Trios, Minuets, Peasant Dances. Church Sonatas.”La ci darem la Mano” & other opera arias
Pachelbel        Canon in D, Trios
Paderewski        Minuet in G, Mazurek
Pergolesi         Trio in G [and other trios by Domenico Gallo]  
Puccini           “Mio Babino Caro” and  other opera arias
Purcell          Trio Sonatas, “Mavis”
Reinagle        Federal March, “Mrs Madison’s Minuet” & Gavotte, “Rosa”, “Hunting Song”, etc.
Renaissance    Isaac, Josquin, Agricola
Schubert        Rosamunde Entre-Act & Ballet Music, Vocalise for Trio, Dances, Impromptu
Schumann        The Happy Farmer and other pieces from Kinderscenen
Stamitz, Carl      3 Trios
Strauss, Joh.       Waltzes
Tchaikovsky       Nutcracker (selections)  Reverie, Waltzes from Serenade for Strings, Swan Lake, and Children’s Pieces
Telemann            several fine Trios
Verdi              “Libiamo, Libiamo” and other opera arias; Bolero from “Sicilian Vespers”
Vivaldi        Trio Sonatas, several Concertante Trios, Themes from Spring and Fall
Zelenka        Trio Sonata

                                                                                        Copyright © 2003-2018 John D. Howard