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Our latest famous string duet arrangement – Una Furtiva Lagrima

Our sheet music string duo arrangement of Una Furtiva Lagrima ( A Furtive Tear) is now available. This hauntingly beautiful tune is the most famous aria from Donizetti’s opera L’Elisir D’Amore  ( The Love Potion) and it seems incongrous that it comes from a comic opera as it  completely transcends its context. The love potion L’Elisir D’Amore […]

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New Violin and Cello Duet Sheet Music – The Lark in the Clear Air

Our latest sheet music arrangement is one of my favourite folk songs – The Lark in the Clear Air – and this warm-hearted, tender tune is ideal for wedding ceremonies. Anyone who has heard The Lark Ascending by Vaughan William will know that the violin is excellent at evoking bird flight, and we have exploited […]

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String ensemble events in Northamptonshire: Shoe Heaven at Northampton Museum

Last Friday night our Fedora Strings’  duo played for the Shoe Heaven event at Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. Northampton has the largest collection of shoes in the world and the examples on display ranged from the exquisite and historically fascinating (Nijinsky’s ballet shoes and Roman sandals looking as modern as anything you’d find in […]

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String Sheet Music Arrangements of Folk Songs for 2013

Next year one of our priorities will be recording our second string duo cd. We’ve decided it will consist of our own violin and cello  sheet music arrangements of well known folk tunes. One reason for this is that we love so much of the folk repertoire and feel there is plenty of scope to […]

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Wedding receptions and ceremonies in Peterborough and Northamptonshire: Peterborough Town Hall

Yesterday our string duo played  for a wedding at Peterborough Town Hall: a 1930s building which has  an art deco feel and an impressive marble staircase and pillars. The ceremony took place in one of the upstairs rooms and we were asked to  start perfoming one hour before it began, which was when the guests […]

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Wedding ceremonies and receptions in Northampton and Rutland: Normanton Park Hotel

Yesterday our string duo played wedding music at Normanton Church and Normanton Park Hotel in Rutland.  Both venues are  next to Rutland Water and the setting is extremely pretty. The ceremony took place at the church and we were asked to perform baroque and classical   pieces while the guests arrived; then Wagner’s Bridal Chorus […]

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Wedding receptions and ceremonies in Northamptonshire: A Persian wedding

Yesterday Fedora Duo played for a wedding in Northamptonshire where the reception was in the bride and groom’s home. We’d given a concert here before, at a birthday party last February, so it was especially enjoyable for us to meet this couple and their friends again and be part of such an important and happy […]

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Fedora Strings’ Concert at Wadenhoe Church in Northamptonshire

Last week Roger and I gave a recital at Wadenhoe Church, near Oundle.We chose and introduced a programme of our own arrangements of duo music ranging from Mozart and Boccherini to Cole Porter and Gershwin, and included John Rutter’s royal wedding commission This Is The Day as we’d been asked to play something connected to […]

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