About the String Duo

The String Duo can be made up of different combinations – violin and cello, viola and cello (our favourite!) or even 2 cellos.  People are surprised when they realise they can still walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D played live without having a full string quartet. Not all venues are able to cope with the space required for a string quartet. Also with a smaller number of guests a string quartet is sometimes not necessary, you can be pleasantly surprised to hear how the trio and duo can project.

If you had a particular piece in mind that’s not on our list we can look into finding it or making a classical duo arrangement for you. We are experienced arrangers and most pieces will work well for any combination.

» Click here to listen to demo clips of the duo…

Option 1

Cello & Violin

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Option 2

Cello & Viola

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Option 3

Cello x 2

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Duo Testimonials

“We just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at Horsley towers on 3rd April 2010….the music was wonderful.”

Thanks so much for performing at our wedding.  You and your duo partner did a fantastic job and added beautifully to what turned out to be a perfect day for Emma & me. Loads of our guests paid you great compliments.  The word ‘outstanding’ was used more than once!  Emma says it really made the ceremony so much more special, and I agree totally. Karen Jones

Many people commented on how the music helped to make it such a fantastic day. Linda & Jeremy

Thank you so much, your playing was beautiful and much appreciated. Alison

A huge thank you, I think you did an amazing job, thank you very much! Shona


Duo Repertoire

Below is a list of string duo repertoire split into classical music and light popular songs categories.

CLASSICAL MUSIC

Bach, Johann Sebastian Air on  the G String
Andante  from Brandenburg Concerto No 2
Arioso
Gigue
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
March in D Major
My Heart Ever Faithful
Rondeau
Sheep May Safely Graze
Double Violin Concerto (Largo)
Brahms, Johannes Variations on a theme of Haydn
Sicilienne
St. Anthony Chorale
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Handel Allegro from Sonata in F Major
Bourree from The Fireworks Music
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Loeillett, Jean Baptise Allegro
Massenet, Jules Meditation from Thais
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Menuetto
Romanza
Duo in G and B flat
Pachebel Canon
Schubert Andante from String quartet in A minor
Schumman Traumerei
Telemann Vivace
Traaditional Irish Melody Be Thou My Vision
Beethoven Minuet in G
Ode to Joy from Symphony No9
Eye Glass duo
Delibes Flower Duet
Early American Melody Amazing Grace
Frank, Cesar Panis Angelicus
Gossee Gavotte
Tambourin
Handel La Rejouissance from The  Fireworks Music
Largo from Xerxes
Sarabande
Water Music Suite
Air
Allegro
Andante
Bourree
Hornpipe
Mouret Rondeau
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Tondo alla turca
Purcell Rondeau
Trumpet Tune
When I Laid In Earth from Dido and Aeneas
Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade Theme
Shaker Hymn Simple Gifts
Schotakovich Romance
Vivaldi Danza Pastorale
Largo from Winter (Four Seasons)

LIGHT POPULAR SONGS

All Beatles Songs 201
Mamma Mia ABBA
Waltz from Amelie Yan Tierssen
Memory Andrew Lloyd Webber
The Music of the night Andrew Lloyd Webber
I don’t know how to love him Andrew Lloyd Webber
Eleanor Rigby Beatles
All you need is love Beatles
Fly me to the moon Bart Howard
Close to you Burt Bacharach
Stand by me Ben E King
Just the way you are Billy Joel
No Women No Cry Bob Marley
Its my life Bon Jovi
Everything I do Bryan Adams
My heart will go on Celine Dion
The Scientist Coldplay
Clocks Coldplay
Trouble Coldplay
You’re the top Cole Porter
Who wants to be a millionaire Cole Porter
True Love Cole Porter
In the still of the night Cole Porter
Light my fire The Doors
White Flag Dido
Can you feel the love tonight Elton John
Your Song Elton John
Love me Tender Elvis Presley
Tears in Heaven Eric Clapton
Theme from Love story Francis Lay
Come Fly with Me Frank Sinatra
The very thought of you Frank Sinatra
Someone stupid Frank Sinatra
My Way Frank Sinatra
You’re Beautiful James Blunt
Theme from Shindler’s List John Williams
You are so beautiful Joe Cocker
Everybody’s Changing Keane
Somewhere only we know Keane
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Nothing Else Matters Metallica
Love theme from Cinema Paradiso Morricone
Don’t Know Why Norah Jones
Shoot the Moon Norah Jones
Sunrise Norah Jones
Wonderwall Oasis
Another Day in Paradise Phil Collins
Angels Robbie Williams
Feel Robbie Williams
Kiss from a rose Seal
Le Banquet  from Amelie Yann Tierssen
You Are The Sunshine of my Life Stevie Wonder
Nothing Else Matters Metallica
With or Without You U2
Tender Blur
Theme from Jeeves & Wooster
Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Let’s Face The Music Nat King Cole
Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso Ennio Morricone
No Woman No Cry Bob Marley
In My Life Beatles
She Loves You Beatles
Hoppipola Sigur Ros
Clocks Coldplay
Flower Duet Delibes
Largo from Winter 4 Seasons Vivaldi
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
In Dreams from Lord of the Rings Howard Shore
Double Violin Concerto (Largo) Bach
Aquellos Ojos Verdes Nilo Menendez
Besame Mucho
Journey if the Sorceror – Hitchiker’s Guide Eagles