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Buy Jerome Kern’s String Duets Here!

Jerome Kern’s music is now out of copyright and today we have added five violin and cello duet arrangements of his music to our website.Love, in its many moods, is the theme for all but one of these songs; the exception is Pick Yourself Up – a delightful, confidence-boosting piece of positive thinking, which you […]

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Fedora Strings’ New Wedding String Quartet Member

We’re happy to welcome a new member to  our wedding string quartet: Amanda Lipman Amanda studied in London and Paris before returning to the UK to work with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and BBC Radio Orchestra and she has her own string ensemble chamber music group. She’ll be joining us for wedding quartet concerts in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, […]

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String Ensemble Playing in Cambridgeshire

Last Sunday Fedora Strings’ violinist – Roger Stimson – and myself  led the violin and cello sections of the City of Peterborough Youth Ensemble ( CPYE) in a concert of string orchestral music in Cambridgeshire. It reminded me of what a marvellous experience string orchestral playing can be. The repertoire is superb and every member […]

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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 duo arrangements of Beatles’ music

Today Roger and I have been rehearsing for a string duo engagement next week where we’ll be playing some arrangements  which are new to us. These include two songs by the Beatles: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and Eleanor Rigby. Although we both love classical music we’ve been enjoying the Beatles’ songs we now […]

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A string duo arrangement of Widor’s Toccata!

Roger has just completed a string duo arrangement of the euphoric Widor Toccata. This famous composition was originally written for the organ and, by exemplifying all of that instrument’s specialist characteristics, it creates a mood of grandeur, emotion and manic energy. It’s often used as wedding ceremony music for the couple’s exit. Making it work […]

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Wedding ceremonies and receptions in Peterborough and Northamptonshire: Marholm Church, Peterborough

Last Friday our duo played for a wedding ceremony at St Mary the Virgin Church in Marholm, on the outskirts of Peterborough. The church is close to Helpston, home of the famous poet John Clare. Whenever I’m in this area I’m always reminded of Clare’s poetry and his gentle love of the countryside. We had […]

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Fedora Strings’ new videos at Kirby Hall

We’ve just complete the filming of two new string ensemble duos that we frequently perform: Boccherini’s Minuet and Trio and Gershwin’s Summertime. Staff at English Heritage were generous enough to allow us to use the magnificent Kirby Hall in Northamptonshire as a setting for the session. We filmed the Boccherini outside, in the ‘great garden’ […]

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Rehearsing a String Ensemble in Peterborough

We’ve been rehearsing string trio arrangements of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto and Vivaldi’s L’Estro Harmonico in Peterborough this week, for a Fedora Strings’ recording in June. Though the Vivaldi is not suitable for wedding ceremony music, the slow movement of the Bach is ideal. These pieces were originally written for string orchestra, continuo and two […]

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