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Cello Duets You Can Buy Nowhere Else

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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.
Why Cello Duets?
Cello duets are extremely enjoyable to play and can be great fun in lessons, giving the pupil an opportunity to play chamber music with an experienced professional. Many of our arrangements use col legno, pizzicato, double stopping, l.h.pizz or harmonics to enhance the character of the music.Both instruments share the tunes and are evenly matched.

The Repertoire
We are now selling ten sheet music cello duets: Charpentier’s Te Deum and Monteverdi’s Chiome d’Oro from the baroque era, the passionate and romantic Toreador Song and Habanera from ‘Carmen’, three folk songs – Lilliburlero, A Lark in the Clear Air and My Love is like a Red, Red Rose , Jerome Kern’s Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man, and Your Tiny Hand is Frozen from La Boheme and Non Piu Andrai from The Marriage of Figaro.

About the Music
All of these tunes work beautifully on the cello and are intermediate in standard. Your feedback is very welcome, so if you have ideas for new cello duo repertoire or would like to let us know what you think, just email at info@fedorastrings.com

Sensuous sheet music for sale…

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You can now buy our arrangement of Monteverdi’s Chiome d’Oro (Golden Head of Hair) at our violin and cello duet wedding sheet music online shop here:
This lively and vibrant piece is one of Monteverdi’s erotic madrigals and is about the attractions of women and the effect they have on men. Here’s a translation of the opening words: “Golden head of hair, beautiful treasure, you entwine me in a thousand ways, whether bound or loose…”

About the music Our arrangement of Chiome d’Oro has lots of interplay in the parts. As with almost all baroque music, dynamics are not included so feel free to add your own. We have written out some suggested elaborations of the opening repeats and you could certainly do more if you wanted. The overall mood of the music is energising and happy.

About Monteverdi 
Monteverdi was  a successful and famous composer and he became a priest towards the end of his life. In this respect he bears a similarity to  his contemporary, the great English poet John Donne. If their paintings are accurate the two men looked remarkably alike when they were young.

New Violin and Cello Duet Music: The Prince of Denmark’s March

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We are now selling our arrangement of The Prince of Denmark’s  March by Jeremiah Clarke online. This famous celebratory piece is frequently played at wedding ceremonies and  has lots of elaboration and flourishes. Click here to hear a recording and buy our version of the music
So, who was the prince?
The Prince of Denmark was the husband of Queen Anne and reigned over Great Britain from 1702 and the couple had a long and happy life together. George was said to be quiet and self effacing and although he was thought ineffectual by Charles 2nd, he was admired by others for his homely virtues and unfailing good humour. It sounds like he would have enjoyed the music Clarke wrote for him.

Wedding receptions and ceremonies in Peterborough and Suffolk: Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds

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Yesterday our string duo played for a wedding ceremony and reception  at Hengrave Hall on the outskirts of  Bury St Edmunds. Hengrave Hall is a grand tudor  house set in 50 acres of grounds and was once popular with Elizabeth 1st, who was a frequent guest.


We had been asked to play a selection of classical and folk music and started by performing well known string ensemble wedding ceremony pieces  as the guests arrived. The wedding couple chose Pachelbel’s Canon for the bride’s entrance, Delibes’ Flower Duet, Bach’s Prelude from Unaccompanied Cello Suite No 1 and Bach’s Air on a G String for the signing, and Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for the exit music. After the ceremony we had a short break and then moved to one of the reception rooms where we played a mixture of folk music and lighter pieces for around one and a half hours. These included, Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair, Lark in the Clear Air, Eleanor Rigby, Yesterday, Imagine, Night and Day and Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Although we didn’t have time to explore Hengrave as thoroughly as we would have liked, it was clearly an extremely impressive venue, full of character and elegance, and the acoustics were wonderfully resonant.


Wedding ceremonies and receptions in Peterborough and Northamptonshire: Dodford Manor

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Last weekend we were engaged to play for a wedding at the lovely Dodford Manor which is situated in beautiful countryside in Northamptonshire.

We performed in the Minstrels’ Gallery where we had good view of most of the ceremony, but needed someone to let us know exactly when the bride started to walk down the aisle. We’d timed the music – Can You Feel The Love Tonight – very exactly:  the introduction needed to accompany the mother of the bride and the bridesmaids, and the main theme accompany the bride. Thanks to the expert help of Dodford Manor’s manager all went as planned. We are very aware of the importance of timings to the whole occasion and this, as well as the standard of our playing, is an area where absolute professionalism is our continuous aim .










We performed Londonderry Air and  Pachelbel’s Canon  for the signing and All You Need Is Love as exit music. Although it was raining the guests clearly enjoyed themselves and the atmosphere was relaxed and happy.

This Is The Day

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Roger has just completed an arrangement of John Rutter’s anthem This Is The Day, which was written for the royal wedding last year. I love John Rutter’s music and This Is The Day is ideal for the wedding ceremony signing and could also be used to accompany the bride’s entrance or even as exit music.

Creating an effective version of this work has been a challenge because it was originally written for organ and choir, and much of its expression depends on a full combination of sounds blending together. But luckily Roger has come up with some brilliant ideas which make the most of the wonderful qualities of a string ensemble.

We’re delighted that we can now offer this beautiful piece of music for wedding ceremonies in Peterborough and Northamptonshire. We’re planning on recording it in June but meanwhile you can hear it being sung at the royal wedding on You Tube. Incidentally, did you know that you can hear Westminster Choir sing live almost every day at evensong at Westminster Abbey?