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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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Four famous cello duets published!

SJ Music has just published Four Famous Opera Arias for Cello Duet. You can buy the arrangements from music shops and online at SJ Music’s website: https://www.sjmusicpublications.co.uk/ At last cellists have the chance to play the tune  (not just the accompaniment!)  in Toreador Song and Habanera from Carmen, in Your Tiny Hand is Frozen from La […]

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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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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 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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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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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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Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man Violin and Cello Duet

Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man is one of Jerome Kern’s most famous songs and today we’ve added it to our online violin and cello duet wedding sheet music shop. This sonorous aria comes from the musical Showboat  which is still staged regularly today. Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man is one of  the main reasons for the show’s […]

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