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We are now selling our most popular selections of violin and cello duets in themed albums at a bargain price. Each album – Six Great Folk Tunes, Six Great Broadway Songs, Six Great Baroque Tunes and Six Great Romantic Tunes – contain the scores and individual parts of all six pieces, and is priced so that you get four arrangements for the cost of six.

Every arrangement has been imaginatively written to bring the character of the music to life and the tunes are shared between the instruments. This is an excellent way to get to know some wonderful repertoire.

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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:

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  Mozart with his father

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Our new arrangement of Tambourin by the revolutionary Gossec

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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 in this vibrant flute and harp arrangement:

Although Tambourin was originally written for flute and orchestra it works brilliantly for violin and cello duet – you can buy the music by clicking here:
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Who would ever guess that such relaxed music had been written during the French Revolution or that Gossec’s compositions were loved by Robespierre?

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Our new string duet arrangement of Bach's most famous work

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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 themselves and Roger created the arrangement we are selling now which is beautifully balanced and calm. Click here to buy it on our Music Sales’ page…

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…the original orchestral version is  below:

 

Playing string orchestra music by heart

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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 long as you are experienced enough to feel confident.  A Far Cry clearly is, and the results speak for themselves.

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Spring is an inspirational time of year so I thought it would be an appropriate time to start an ongoing series about superb performances of great string music – of which there are many on You Tube. The first I’ve chosen is Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings – a work I fell in love with years ago and have often played in string orchestra, though without a conductor. Here it is, performed most beautifully by the Royal Northern College’s String Ensemble:

Much as I love string music of all kinds I have always felt nothing is quite as special as string orchestra sound when it is at its best, as it is here.

 

 

 

 

Cello Duets You Can Buy Nowhere Else!

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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 pupil an opportunity to play chamber music with an experienced professional. Many of our arrangements use col legno, pizzicato, double stopping, l.h.pizz or harmonics to enhance the character of the music.Both instruments share the tunes and are evenly matched.
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We are now selling eight sheet music cello duets: Charpentier’s Te Deum and Monteverdi’s Chiome d’Oro from the baroque era, the passionate and romantic Toreador Song and Habanera from ‘Carmen’, three folk songs – Lilliburlero, A Lark in the Clear Air and My Love is like a Red, Red Rose – and Jerome Kern’s Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man.

What does this selection have in common? Tunes you will fall in love with which work beautifully on the cello. Most of the duos use tenor clef in places; Lilliburlero has a fair bit of treble but we have included easier versions of this arrangement which remain in bass throughout.

We’ll be adding more cello duos over the next few weeks. As always your feedback is very welcome, so if you have ideas for new cello duo repertoire or would like to let us know what you think, just email at info@fedorastrings.com

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

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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 popularity and it has a blues feel that combines with  romantic lyricism to make it very evocative.

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Scene from a recent staging of Showboat

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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 can see being danced and sung  inspiringly by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers on You Tube.
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Rogers and Astaire on set
From a string player’s point of view Kern’s music has great fluidity of line which makes it easy to phrase, and it also has a joyful sense of abandon which is ideal for romance. Jerome Kern himself, however, was very down to earth and declared himself nothing more than a “ musical clothier – I write music for the lyrics and situations in plays.”  Luckily for us  his classical training, craftsmanship and empathy for mood have ensured his music sounds as spontaneous and effortless today as it did 100 years ago.
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Jerome Kern in Hollywood

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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:

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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 opening words: “Golden head of hair, beautiful treasure, you entwine me in a thousand ways, whether bound or loose…”
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Monteverdi was a very innovative, even revolutionary composer in his day and our arrangement of Chiome d’Oro has lots of interplay in the parts. As with almost all baroque music, dynamics are not included so feel free to add your own. We have written out some suggested elaborations of the opening repeats and you could certainly do more if you wanted. The overall mood of the music is energising and happy.
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Monteverdi was  a successful and famous composer and he became a priest towards the end of his life. In this respect he bears a similarity to  his contemporary, the great English poet John Donne; and if their paintings are accurate representations of them the two men looked remarkably alike when they were young .
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