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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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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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Sensuous sheet music for sale…

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: http://www.fedorastrings.com/product-category/sheet-music-sales/ 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 […]

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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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Wedding receptions and ceremonies in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire: Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire

A few days ago our string violin duo played for a wedding reception at Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire: a magnificent  venue with superb architecture and a fascinating history. It was formerly the home of Katherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, and in 1615  was bought by Sir Henry Montagu, a royalist who was one […]

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Wedding receptions and ceremonies in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire: Bythorn Church and Bassmead Manor

Yesterday our string trio played for a wedding ceremony and reception in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. The wedding took place  in the charming medieval church of Bythorn, Northamptonshire  – where the groom had grown up – and the flowers were  arranged  to give an informal countryside feel and complemented the venue beautifully.   The couple had […]

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