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Auckland Violin Duo - classical string group - Auckland


Type: Classical Group


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Auckland Violin Duo, Susan and Emily, play beautiful classical music and jazz ballads for weddings and corporate events.

Wedding Music

Bridal Entrance, Signing of the Register, and Couple's Exit:

Pachelbel: Canon, Mendelssohn: Wedding March, Massenet: 'Meditation' from Thais.
The duo also play many other suitable pieces, including:
J.S. Bach: Jesu, Joy, Wagner: Wedding March, Purcell, Trumpet Voluntary, Elgar: Salut d’Amour, Bach: Air on the G String, Delibes: Flower Duet, Saint-Saens: The Swan

Before and after the ceremony Auckland Violin Duo can entertain with beautiful classical music and jazz ballads.
Their wide repertoire includes many violin duets and well-known classical favourites arranged for two violins, such as:
Bach: Double Violin Concerto, Bach: Brandenburg Concertos, Haendel: Water music, Kreisler: Liebesfreud, Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Vivaldi: Four Seasons.
The Jazz Ballads the duo play include famous favourites such as Somewhere Over the Rainbow, Oh Lady Be Good and Summertime.

Meet the Duo

Susan Davis, holds a BMus in violin performance from Auckland University.
She played in the professional Waitakere Orchestra and her Ambiance Strings group has played with Emily and many other professionals at weddings and corporate events for over ten years.
Susan has played twice for New Zealander of the Year Gala Presentation Dinners and at the Navy Wardroom Summer Ball.
Venues have included Hurstmere House, Gracehill Vineyard, Northridge Country Lodge, Brookgreen Park, Bridgewater Estate, Auckland Art Gallery, Mantell's Mt Eden, Cotter House, Auckland Domain, Auckland Botanical Gardens, Cornwall Park,
St Mark's, Remuera, Auckland Town Hall, Hyatt/Pullman Hotel and Resort, Waitakere Estate, Brigham Creek, Waipuna Hotel, Hopetown Alpha, PWC Tower Quay St, Wilson Trust Gardens,
Floating Pavilion, Settlers Lodge Waimuku, Auckland City Art Lounge, Alberton House, Rydges Hotel.

Emily Allen
Emily holds a Masters in Violin Performance from the UK and a B Mus from Canterbury University NZ. Emily freelances with many ensembles and orchestras both in and outside of Auckland including Opus Orchestra and Aorangi Symphony. As a freelance orchestral player Emily has worked both as concert master and a general member of the violin and viola sections. She has led and worked in several ensemble groups including Ambiance Strings. Emily also currently works with the folk rock band Hoop as violinist and violist.


Ideal for: background music for smaller corporate function, private party, wedding, dinner party

 

Auckland Violin Duo have a very large repertoire. They list the most famous classical pieces and ceremonial wedding pieces first.

Then they list the full repertoire in categories: Classical, Jazz / Tangos / Folk and Christmas Carols.

Famous Classical Pieces

Composer - Famous Classical Pieces
Bach J.S. - Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins
Bach J.S. - Minuets in G Major and G Minor (ed. Appelbaum)
Beethoven, L. - Sonatina (ed. Appelbaum)
Brahms, J. - Waltz
Delibes, L. - Flower Duet
Handel, G. F. - Watermusic,, Suite in D Major (HWV 349):
Handel, G. F. - Hornpipe, Minuet, Bouree
Mascagni, P. - Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet, J. - Meditation from Opera Thais
Vivaldi, A. - Op. 8, Spring, 1st Mvmt.

Ceremonial Wedding Pieces

Composer - Famous Ceremonial Pieces

Bach J.S. - Air on the G String
Bach J.S. - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Delibes, L. - Flower Duet
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Massenet, J. - Meditation from Opera Thais
Mozart, W.A. - K. 525: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mvmts 1 and 4
Pachelbel, J. - Canon in D
Purcell, H. - Trumpet Voluntary in D
Saint-Saens - The Swan
Strauss, R. - Wedding March

Auckland Violin Duo Full Repertoire List

Classical

Composer - Classical Pieces
Anon. - Two 17th Century Dances (ed. Appelbaum)
Bach J.S. - Air on the G String
Bach J.S. - Brandenburg Concerto 3
Bach J.S. - Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins
Bach J.S. - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach J.S. - Minuets in G Major and G Minor (ed. Appelbaum)
Bach, W.F. - Sonata for Two Violins
Beethoven, L. - Sonatina
Boccherini, L. - Op. 5: Trios Duos
Borghi, L. - Divertimento No. 1
Brahms, J. - Waltz
Cannabich, C. - Cantabile and Rondo
Delibes, L. - Flower Duet
Fodor, J. - Allegro and Rondo No. 1
Fodor, J. - Allegro and Rondo No. 2
Gebaur, M. - Caprice (ed. Appelbaum)
Handel, G. F. - Watermusic, Suite in D Major (HWV 349):
Handel, G. F. - Hornpipe, Minuet, Bouree
Haydn, J. - Op. 99: Trois Duos
Leclair, J.M. - Op. 3: Six Sonatas for Two Violins
Locatelli, P. - Presto (ed. Appelbaum)
Manfredi, F. - Concerto Grosso, Weihnachtskonzert
Mascagni, P. - Intermezzo Sinfonico from Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet, J. - Meditation from Opera Thais
Mendelssohn, F. - Wedding March
Mostrass, K. - Four Etudes
Mozart, W.A. - K.155
Mozart, W.A. - K. 157
Mozart, W.A. - K. 160 1st Mvmt.
Mozart, W.A. - K. 487: 12 Duets
Mozart, W.A. - K. 525: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mvmts 1 and 4
Mozart, W.A. - Two German Dances (ed. Appelbaum)
Mazas, J. F. - Op. 38: 12 Duets
Mazas, J. F. - Rondo (ed. Appelbaum)
Neubaur, F. C. - Prelude (ed. Appelbaum)
Nolinsky, N. - Three Duets
Pachelbel, J. - Canon in D
Pleyel, I. - Op. 48: Duo 1
Pleyel, I. - Concertante (ed. Appelbaum)
Pleyel, I. - Court Dance (ed. Appelbaum)
Purcell, H. - Trumpet Voluntary in D
Saint-Saens - The Swan
Strauss, R. - Op. 27: Morgen
Strauss, R. - Wedding March
Telemann, G. P. - Gavotte (ed. Appelbaum)
Vivaldi, A. - Op. 3, No.8: L’Estro Armonico
Vivaldi, A. - Op. 9 La Cetra No. 9 Concerto for 2 Violins
Vivaldi, A. - Sonatas: RV 68, 70, 71, 77,
Wohlfahrt, F. - Canzonetta (ed. Appelbaum)

Jazz, Tangos and Folk

Title - Composer
A La Luz de Los Faroles (Tango) - Mendizabal, R.
Amazing Grace - Trad.
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Catamarca (Tango) - Arolas, E.
Chiquilin de Bachin (Tango) - Piazzolla, A.
Danny Boy - Rory Dall o’ Cahan
Days of Wine and Roses - Mercer and Mancini
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
El Cachorrito (Tango) - Villoldo, A.
El Chamuyo (Tango) - Canaro, F.
El Dia Que Me Quieras (Tango) - Gardel, C.
El Choclo (Tango) - Villolo, A.
The Entertainer - Joplin, S.
Forty-Second Street - Dubin and Warren
It Don’t Mean a Thing - Duke Ellington
La Cumparsita (Tango) - Rodriquez, G.
Lullaby of Birdland - Shearing, G.
Makin’ Whoopee - Donaldson, W.
Oh, Lady be Good - Gershwin
Over the Rainbow - Arlen, H.
The Peacherine Rag - Joplin, S.
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Kern, J.
The Summer Knows - Bergman
Volver (Tango) - Gardel, C.

Christmas Carols (Arr. Gazda and Clark)

Title
Angels from the Realms of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
As Lately We Watched
Auld Lang Syne
Away in a Manger
Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella
Bright and Joyful Is the Morn
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Greeting
Come, All Ye Shepherds
Coventry Carol
Deck the Halls
Good King Wenceslas
El Rorro (the Baby)
The First Noel
Gesu Bambino (Infant Jesus)
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Good Cristian Men, Rejoice
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
He is Born, This Holy Child
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
In a Manger He Is Lying
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World (G. F. Handel)
Lullaby carol
March from Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
March of the Toys
O Christmas Tree
O Come Little Children
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The Search for an Inn
Patapan
Rise Up Shepherd, and Follow
Silent Night
Toyland
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This?
While Shepherds Watch Their Flock by Night

 

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