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#1 rhelens

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 13:44

Me and a friend are playing at two weddings over the summer as background music during the afternoon reception. We are both grade 8 standard, but we don't think we need to play any particularly complex music for this event - we're only background music. I have some ideas for music, but any other suggestions of violin duets or duet books that might be good would be great! I already have a couple by Purcell in mind, and the bride has asked for some modern music which I'll sort out. Otherwise, just simple-ish, light music that would be suitable  :) Any ideas?


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#2 LoneM

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 15:00

Not modern, but short, charming and easy listening: Telemann's 6 Canonic Sonatas


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 10:38

Good background music things are Mazas (http://imslp.org/wik...azas,_Jacques_Féréol) ) & Pleyel (http://imslp.org/wiki/6_Duos,_B.574-579_(Pleyel,_Ignaz) ) duos. And the arrangement for 2 violins of the 12 Mozart duos which turn up for every instrument.

 

For something a bit more 'funky', look up Aleksey Igudesman. One half of a musical comedy act, he's also done some nice compilations of duets: http://www.opus13.co...f=Y&mp3=Y&mp4=Y

 

One of them got a performance at the Last Night of the Proms a few years ago:  and in my experience, will need a bit of practice before the day!


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 12:26

Thanks!


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 12:34

Also Wedding Music for Two Violins has a nice selection.


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