Due Archi

Professional String Duo

What music do you play?

When playing as a violin duo, Due Archi can provide a wide range of styles ranging from easy-listening classical (think "Classic FM") to modern pop songs, jazz and folk.


Our repertoire for violin and cello is increasing but at the present time is limited to classical music.  We are working on learning some new arrangements.

Please see below for a sample guide to our music for two violins, and a list of pieces we play as a violin-cello duet (approximately two hours' worth of classical music).

Classical Music - the non-musician's guide to planning a traditional wedding service.

This list is a guide to the most commonly played wedding pieces and is certainly not compulsory!

Before the service:  

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Air in D, known as "Air on the G string" (Bach)


Entrance of the Bride:
Bridal Chorus, known as "Here Comes the Bride" (Wagner)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)


Signing of the Register:
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) 

Hornpipe from Water Music (Handel)


At the End:

Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Classical and Non-Classical Repertoire for Two Violins

 

Classical Duets:


Canonical Duets (Telemann)

12 Duos (Mozart)

Flower Duet from Lakme (Delibes)

Spring from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

Menuet in G for Anna Magdalena (Bach)

2-Part Inventions (Bach)

3 Duos (Boccherini)

... and all the standard wedding favourites.


Modern Favourites:


All of Me
All You Need is Love
A Thousand Years

In My Life

Wonderful Tonight

Can't Help Falling in Love

Tale as old as Time


... and many more (contact us for special requests).


English/Irish/Scottish Folk Music


Mairie’s Wedding

The Bridal

Lannigan’s Ball

Danny Boy

Star of the County Down

De’il Among the Tailors

Staten Island

Skye Boat Song

Hundred Pipers


Gypsy and Eastern European Folk Music


I Ia Toe Divicha Liubliu (I love this girl)

Transylvanian Wedding Dances

Various Csardas tunes

A csizmamon nincsen kereg (I’ve Danced My Boots off!)

Jazz, Blues and Ragtime


The Entertainer (Joplin)

Lullaby of Birdland (Weiss/Shearing)

House of the Rising Sun (trad.)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Harbach/Kern)

Paragon Rag (Joplin)

Take Five (Desmond)...

... and lots of pieces by Gershwin




Nordic and Scandinavian Folk Music


Swan Polska

(Vals av Spel-Göran) Spel-Goeran’s Waltz

Farmors Brudspolska (Granny’s Wedding Polska)

Satavuotinen Sakka (A Hundred Years)

Brudesmarsj fra Seljord (Seljord Bridal March)

Drevsjø Waltz


Classical Repertoire for Violin and Cello

 
We have an ever increasing repertoire of music for violin and cello, primarily classical.  This list is current as of August 2018.
 

Bridal Chorus (Wagner)

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)

Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)

Spring excerpt (Vivaldi)

Winter excerpt (Vivaldi)

Air in D and F (Handel)

Bourrée in F (Handel)

Coro (Handel)

Hornpipes in D and F (Handel)

Largo from Xerxes (Handel)

Air from Suite in D “on the G string” (Bach)


Sheep may Safely Graze (Bach) 

Arioso (Bach)

Menuet in D (Handel)

La Paix (Handel)

La Rejouissance (Handel)

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)

Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Grieg)

Salut d’Amour (Elgar)

Spring Dance (Grieg)

La Cinquantaine “The Golden Wedding” (Gabriel-Marie)

Minuet from Don Giovanni (Mozart)

Little Romance (Schumann)