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Bringing Opera to Life on the Cello

The opera arias I have recently arranged for cello duet have been a pleasure to write. Looking at the number of instruments in a Puccini score was awe inspiring.Did Puccini hear the music instantly like this in his head or add the orchestration later? According to a friend of mine – an expert orchestrator – […]

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What’s Wrong with Pachelbel Canon?

Pachelbel Canon must be the easiest orchestral piece in the world for cellists to memorise – with its 28 repetitions of the 8 note bass line. Despite the numerous cellist jokes about this work (see below) I have always enjoyed playing it. It’s fairly short, the harmonies are beautiful and if you respond to what […]

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Why Slides are Brilliant!

One of the joys of playing a string instrument is being able to slide. Is there any string player who has ever used this technique more excitingly and expressively than Jascha Heifetz? Just listen to the pure electricity in his inimitable performance of Deep River:  Impossible to compete with that, but in a far more […]

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Buy Brahms Violin and Cello Duet Sheet Music Here!

We have just added Brahms’s Hungarian Dance no 1 in G minor to our online violin and cello duet wedding sheet music shop. Click here to go straight to our shop page: http://www.fedorastrings.com/product-category/sheet-music-sales/ This is the first of a set of 21 Hungarian dances for various instrumental combinations which became the most profitable compositions Brahms […]

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Britten’s Greatest Work?

Returning to the theme of superb string performances and repertoire –  some of Benjamin Britten’s most moving music has been written for string orchestra.  Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge is one of Britten’s greatest masterpieces and the fact that it was written when he was only 24 makes it even more astounding. This […]

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Buy the happiest music in the world here!

We have just published our violin and cello duet arrangement of Alleluia from Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate. Is this the happiest music in the world? Maybe!  Mozart wrote it when he was only 17. Here’s the original orchestration: https://youtu.be/XkjjnlrWifU This would be ideal for any wedding ceremony or reception. Click below to buy the music: http://www.fedorastrings.com/product-category/sheet-music-sales/ […]

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Our new arrangement of Tambourin by the revolutionary Gossec

The latest string duet arrangement we are selling is Tambourin by Francois Joseph Gossec. Gossec was born in 1734, wrote a huge number of operas, ballets and symphonies and became the favourite composer of Revolutionary France. Today he is most famous for Tambourin – a delightful piece which lifts the spirit, as you can hear […]

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Our new string duet arrangement of Bach’s most famous work

We have just published our violin and cello duet arrangement of Air on a G String – perhaps Bach’s most famous work. This piece has been a challenge to arrange for string duet. Roger and I both wrote versions, neither of which felt quite right so we abandoned the idea. However, the problems somehow resolved […]

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More Bach!!!

Here’s another fab performance of Bach – this time from the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra playing on original instruments with obvious enjoyment, energy and virtuosity:  

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Playing string orchestra music by heart

The link below shows a marvellous performance of the waltz movement of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings by a chamber ensemble called A Far Cry. https://youtu.be/aPHn1DMa2xc This performance brings the dance character to life wonderfully well  and all the members of the group are playing by heart, which can give  an added sense of freedom as […]

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