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Relax with our violin and cello duet sheet music!

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Relax with our violin and cello duet sheet music!

If you feel like trying some new duets we have plenty of sheet music in our shop which is not too demanding technically and is fun to play. Here are some relaxing, summer choices :

Tambourin
A lively, happy piece with straightforward parts for both instruments.

My Love is like a Red, Red, Rose
Who doesn’t enjoy this well known, romantic folk tune?

Over the Hills and Far Away
Another vibrant, happy piece with lots of open string double stopping that is easier than it sounds!

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
One of the most popular pieces ever written? Here’s the chance to try a duet version instead of playing it in an orchestra.

As for cello duets Non Piu Andrai is a bit harder than the violin and cello duets mentioned above, but aims to have a sense of humour! And here’s the cello duet version of My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose.

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relax with our violin and cello duet sheet music!

 

Violin and Cello Duet Arrangements

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How important is it to stick to authenticity when creating  violin and cello duet arrangements – or indeed adapting a book for film or theatre? If you change too much you can lose the whole point of the music. However, if you are altering a piece dramatically anyway – say arranging an operatic work for violin and cello duet – trying to aim for complete accuracy doesn’t always work. In many ways you need to accept that the medium is so different the whole thing needs to be re-imagined to come to life. Simply copying and necessarily leaving a lot out can result in  a lack of vitality.
Violin and cello duet arrangements

Red Priest create hugely imaginative Baroque arrangements

 

 

 

 

Copying alone doesn’t work
Adding new ideas true to the spirit and character of a work can hugely increase the energy and excitement of performance. How far you should go with this is a matter of individual taste, but not morally wrong. Shakespeare’s plays will never be diminished no matter how many varied interpretations they are given; and Bach will never be a lesser composer no matter how many styles his music is played in. Performance and interpretation are about re-creating music, not just copying notes – and this also makes the process a lot more fun.
Mel Gibson and Glenn Close’s oedipal interpretation of Hamlet