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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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Fab string music performances!

Continuing this series of links to great string music playing, it is hard not to admire the stunningly vibrant performance of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto by Rachel Podger and Andrew Manze at the Proms a few years ago (seen playing the last movement in the link below) https://youtu.be/k1vEAsJpZ_w Their interpretation is of full of energy […]

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Enhance your vibrations!

I’ve just spent a truly interesting afternoon with cellist Robert Brooke and American geophysicist Debby Miles. Debby has invented a ‘cello stone’ spike holder- two matched natural rock tiles – which aims to eliminate  wolf notes on cellos and enhance and clarify tone quality by absorbing unwanted vibrations and allowing your instrument to sing more freely. […]

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Free sheet music when you buy five arrangements

Summer holidays are nearly here – and it you’re a string player they’re a fab time to browse through repertoire.Click here to go direct to our violin and cello duet wedding sheet music shop here: http://www.fedorastrings.com/product-category/sheet-music-sales/   Duets are a wonderfully enjoyable form of chamber music and cellist Mark Bailey and I recently recorded a cello […]

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Cello Duo Sheet Music Recordings Ready Now

I have just come back from Edinburgh where I have been recording our cello duo sheet music arrangements with my friend Mark Bailey – the cellist in the Edinburgh String Quartet.   The recording session took place at the Reid Hall which is part of Edinburgh University. We had nine duets to record in a […]

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Cello Duets You Can Buy Nowhere Else!

The cello duo sheet music repertoire has always been surprisingly small, so we’ve decided to expand it. Our newly created cello duos are based on our violin and cello sheet music arrangements and are intermediate to advanced in standard. Cello duets are extremely enjoyable to play and can be great fun in lessons, giving the […]

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