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
Shostakovich Romance
Vivaldi Danza Pastorale
Largo from Winter (Four Seasons)

LIGHT POPULAR SONGS

Mamma Mia                                                       ABBA

Super Trouper                                                  ABBA

Make You Feel My Love                                  Adele

Rolling In The Deep                                          Adele

Memory                                                                       Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Music of the Night                                  Andrew Lloyd Webber

I don’t know how to love him                        Andrew Lloyd Webber

RebellionLies                                                   Arcade Fire

Seize The Day                                                  Avenged Sevenfold

God Only Knows                                              Beach Boys

Wouldn’t It Be Nice                                            Beach Boys

Tender                                                                   Blur

Marry You                                                        Bruno Mars

Eleanor Rigby                                      Beatles

All you need is love                             Beatles

In My Life                                             Beatles

I want to hold your hand                      Beatles

Love Me Do                                          Beatles

She Loves you                                      Beatles

Fly me to the moon                                  Bart Howard

Close to you                                               Burt Bacharach

Stand by me                                                Ben E King

The Luckiest                                               Ben Folds

 

Journey of the Sorcerer/

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy         Bernie Leadon

Halo                                                     Beyonce

No Women No Cry                                   Bob Marley (Vincent Ford)

Skinny Love                                               Bon Iver

Tango Por Una Cabeza                        Carlos Gardel

Close To You                                      Carpenters (Burt Bacharach)

Thousand Years                                   Christina Perri

Rather Be                                                 Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

Clocks                                                 Coldplay

The Scientist                                        Coldplay

Paradise                                                Coldplay

Sky Full of Stars                                   Coldplay

Viva la Vida                                         Coldplay

Yellow                                                 Coldplay

Time After Tine                                       Cyndi Lauper

The Blower’s Daughter                     Damian Rice

I Believe In A Thing Called Love            The Darkness

This Must Be The Place                         David Byrne

Just Can’t Get Enough                     Depeche Mode

Kissing you                                           Des’ree

Light my fire                                               The Doors

White Flag                                                Dido

Chapel Of Love                                          The Dixie Cups

Thinking Out Loud                                     Ed Sheeran

Can you feel the love tonight               Elton John

Your Song                                                Elton John

One Day Like This                                Elbow

Love Me Like You Do                              Ellie Goulding

Love me Tender                                        Elvis Presley

Theme from Cinema Paradiso             Ennio Morricone

Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)              Ennio Morricone

Hero                                                     Enrique Iglesias

Only Time                                                 Enya

Tears In Heaven                                        Eric Clapton

Wonderful Tonight                                   Eric Clapton

At Last                                                         Etta James

Songbird                                                      Eva Cassidy

Everything                                           Fleetwood Mac

Everlong                                                      Foo Fighters

Theme from Love story                        Francis Lay

Here Comes The Sun                           George Harrison

Iris                                                                 Goo Goo Dolls

TIME from Inception                            Hans Zimmer

Hold My Hand                                      Hootie And The Blowfish

In Dreams (Lord of the Rings)        Howard Shore

You Raise Me Up                                     Josh Grobin

You’re Beautiful                                     James Blunt

I’m Yours                                                 Jason Mraz

Lucky                                                         Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

Annie’s Song                                             John Denver

All of Me                                                    John Legend

Theme from Schindler’s List                 John Williams

Theme from Jurassic Park                     John Williams

Star Wars Main Title                               John Williams

You Raise Me Up                                     Josh Groban

Unconditionally                                       Katy Perry

Somewhere only we know                   Keane

This Time Tomorrow                                The Kinks

Celebrate                                                   Kool And The Gang

Young and Beautiful                                Lana Del Rey

Hallelujah                                            Leonard Cohen

Ho Hey                                                        The Lumineers

Perfect Day                                                 Lou Reed

What a Wonderful World                     Louis Armstrong

Home                                                   Magnetic Zeros & Edward Sharpe

Nothing Else Matters                            Metallica

Everything                                           Michael Buble

Moon River                                         Mancini & Mercer

Storybook Love                                       Mark Knopfler

Billie Jean                                            Michael Jackson

She Will be Loved                               Maroon 5

I Will Wait                                           Mumford & Sons

Starlight                                                   Muse

Let’s Face the Music                                  Nat King Cole

Don’t Know Why                                   Norah Jones

Wonderwall                                             Oasis

Secrets                                                  OneRebublic

Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay               Otis Redding

Bridge Over Troubled Water                  Paul Simon

Propane Nightmares                             Pendulum

3 Libras                                                  Perfect Circle

The Book of Love                                    Peter Gabriel

Groovy Kind of Love                                Phil Collins

Glitter in the Air                                       Pink

Rhythm of Love                                       Plain White T’s

Game of Thrones Theme                      Ramin Djawadi

You Are The Best Thing                           Ray La Montagne

We Found Love                                   Rihanna

Angels                                                     Robbie Williams

Feel                                                          Robbie Williams

When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating

Latch (Acoustic)                                       Sam Smith

Chasing Cars                                             Snow Patrol

Kiss from a rose                                        Seal

Hoppipola                                                Sigur Ros

You are the Sunshine of my Life          Stevie Wonder

Fields of Gold                                          Sting

Love Story                                               Taylor Swift

Wildest Dreams                                    Taylor Swift

Marry Me                                                 Train

The Kiss (Last of the Mohicans)            Trevor Jones

Greatest Day                                             Take That

Rule the World                                         Take That

Into The Mystic                                         Van Morrison

Waltz from Amelie                                    Yan Tierssen

Le Banquet (Amelie)                                 Yan Tierssen

All I Want Is You                                         U2

City of Blinding Lights                                U2

With or Without You                                  U2

You and Me Song                                Wannadies

Mamma Mia                                        ABBA

Super Trouper                                      ABBA

Make You Feel My Love                     Adele

Rolling In The Deep                            Adele

Memory                                               Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Music of the Night            Andrew Lloyd Webber

I don’t know how to love him Andrew Lloyd Webber

Rebellion Lies                                      Arcade Fire

Seize The Day                                      Avenged Sevenfold

God Only Knows                                 Beach Boys

Wouldn’t It Be Nice                             Beach Boys

Tender                                                 Blur

Marry You                                           Bruno Mars

Eleanor Rigby                                      Beatles

All you need is love                             Beatles

In My Life                                            Beatles

I want to hold your hand                      Beatles

Love Me Do                                        Beatles

She Loves you                                     Beatles

Fly me to the moon                              Bart Howard

Close to you                                        Burt Bacharach

Stand by me                                         Ben E King

The Luckiest                                        Ben Folds

 

Journey of the Sorcerer/

Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy         Bernie Leadon

Halo                                                     Beyonce

No Women No Cry                              Bob Marley (Vincent Ford)

Skinny Love                                        Bon Iver

Tango Por Una Cabeza            Carlos Gardel

Close To You                                      Carpenters (Burt Bacharach)

Thousand Years                                   Christina Perri

Rather Be                                             Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne

Clocks                                                 Coldplay

The Scientist                                        Coldplay

Paradise                                                Coldplay

Sky Full of Stars                                   Coldplay

Viva la Vida                                         Coldplay

Yellow                                                 Coldplay

Time After Tine                                    Cyndi Lauper

The Blower’s Daughter             Damian Rice

I Believe In A Thing Called Love        The Darkness

This Must Be The Place                       David Byrne

Just Can’t Get Enough             Depeche Mode

Kissing you                                          Des’ree

Light my fire                                        The Doors

White Flag                                           Dido

Chapel Of Love                                   The Dixie Cups

Thinking Out Loud                              Ed Sheeran

Can you feel the love tonight               Elton John

Your Song                                           Elton John

One Day Like This                               Elbow

Love Me Like You Do             Ellie Goulding

Love me Tender                                   Elvis Presley

Theme from Cinema Paradiso  Ennio Morricone

Gabriel’s Oboe (The Mission)   Ennio Morricone

Hero                                                     Enrique Iglesias

Only Time                                           Enya

Tears In Heaven                                   Eric Clapton

Wonderful Tonight                              Eric Clapton

At Last                                                 Etta James

Songbird                                              Eva Cassidy

Everything                                           Fleetwood Mac

Everlong                                              Foo Fighters

Theme from Love story                        Francis Lay

Here Comes The Sun                           George Harrison

Iris                                                        Goo Goo Dolls

TIME from Inception                            Hans Zimmer

Hold My Hand                         Hootie And The Blowfish

In Dreams (Lord of the Rings)   Howard Shore

You Raise Me Up                                Josh Grobin

You’re Beautiful                                   James Blunt

I’m Yours                                             Jason Mraz

Lucky                                                  Jason Mraz ft. Colbie Caillat

Annie’s Song                                       John Denver

All of Me                                             John Legend

Theme from Schindler’s List                 John Williams

Theme from Jurassic Park                     John Williams

Star Wars Main Title                             John Williams

You Raise Me Up                                Josh Groban

Unconditionally                                   Katy Perry

Somewhere only we know                   Keane

This Time Tomorrow                           The Kinks

Celebrate                                              Kool And The Gang

Young and Beautiful                            Lana Del Rey

Hallelujah                                            Leonard Cohen

Ho Hey                                                The Lumineers

Perfect Day                                           Lou Reed

What a Wonderful World                     Louis Armstrong

Home                                                   Magnetic Zeros & Edward Sharpe

Nothing Else Matters                            Metallica

Everything                                           Michael Buble

Moon River                                         Mancini & Mercer

Storybook Love                                   Mark Knopfler

Billie Jean                                            Michael Jackson

She Will be Loved                               Maroon 5

I Will Wait                                           Mumford & Sons

Starlight                                               Muse

Let’s Face the Music                             Nat King Cole

Don’t Know Why                                Norah Jones

Wonderwall                                         Oasis

Secrets                                                  OneRebublic

Sittin’ On The Dock of the Bay            Otis Redding

Bridge Over Troubled Water                Paul Simon

Propane Nightmares                             Pendulum

3 Libras                                                Perfect Circle

The Book of Love                               Peter Gabriel

Groovy Kind of Love                           Phil Collins

Glitter in the Air                                   Pink

Rhythm of Love                                  Plain White T’s

Game of Thrones Theme                      Ramin Djawadi

You Are The Best Thing                      Ray La Montagne

We Found Love                                   Rihanna

Angels                                                 Robbie Williams

Feel                                                      Robbie Williams

When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating

Latch (Acoustic)                                   Sam Smith

Chasing Cars                                        Snow Patrol

Kiss from a rose                                    Seal

Hoppipola                                            Sigur Ros

You are the Sunshine of my Life          Stevie Wonder

Fields of Gold                                      Sting

Love Story                                           Taylor Swift

Wildest Dreams                                    Taylor Swift

Marry Me                                             Train

The Kiss (Last of the Mohicans)            Trevor Jones

Greatest Day                                         Take That

Rule the World                                    Take That

Into The Mystic                                    Van Morrison

Waltz from Amelie                               Yan Tierssen

Le Banquet (Amelie)                            Yan Tierssen

All I Want Is You                                 U2

City of Blinding Lights                        U2

With or Without You                           U2

You and Me Song                                Wannadies