Last week our string duo played for a wedding reception at Bassmead Manor Cambridgeshire. It was the second time we’d played here in a week and it’s no surprise it’s popular: it’s an exceptionally pretty venue in the middle of the peaceful countryside with a lovely garden. The restored barns are on the site of a medieval moat and the area has been designated a listed monument by English Heritage.
The weather was hot and for much of the time we were playing outside in a gazebo next to the river to the intermittent accompaniment of peacocks.We began with our own violin and cello duet arrangements of classical and baroque music, moving on to newer arrangements of lighter pieces such as Viva la Vida, Palladio, Paradise, One Day Like This and some Beatles’ songs. Click here to buy some of our arrangements online:
It was good to play in a venue so full of history. We may not live long, but music will!