Post # 1
Hi bees–I need your opinions! Given these options, what would you choose for your ceremony music?
I was originally considering a duo, but this violinist is an amazing talent. However, I wonder if it would be a little too minimalist to have just a soloist. I could have him with a cello.
Flute and cello option is because I have always enjoyed flute music, but I wonder which choice would be most universally appealing.
TIA for your thoughts!
Post # 3
what about violin and flute? i like the wind and string combo but i really love violins!
Post # 4
It’s ironic because I’m a wind player myself, but I prefer the sound of a “pure” string ensemble over a string/flute combination when it’s such a small group of musicians. And, I would definitely go for the duet over a soloist, even if you only have a small number of guests, the sound will be much more big and full with two harmonizing instruments than with one. I assume the options in your poll are the options being offered by the musician you’ve selected. I would recommend looking at his/her website, or using email to ask, and listen to samples of the violin alone and also with cello and with flute. The difference you hear will inform your decision a good deal.
Post # 6
I love the cello, and played violin for a while, so I say cello and violin combo! And cello is so romantic 🙂
Post # 7
Yes, these are the options available with the vendor I’m considering. (There are more options, but these are my top three.) I like the idea of a flute/violin, but it’s not available through this group.
I have requested some music samples so I’m looking forward to hearing those!
Post # 8
Got it! Well I think you can’t go wrong with either of the combos. 🙂
Post # 9
I actually was thinking of this. But the prices they quoted me were outrageous! $800 for an hour. Uh huh!
Post # 10
I love strings, I’d go with the violin and cello!
Post # 11
@bRooklynRocks: Wow, $800/hr? I found this musician’s studio on Craigslist and they are asking $320/hr for the duo. If you’re getting married in the DC area (which I think is unlikely given your name), PM me and I can pass along the info!
He emailed me back, saying that the cello/violin has a larger repertoire and a richer sound than the flute/cello. So, I think given his professional opinion and the majority of the votes here, I’m leaning that way! Planning to go hear them play in the studio to confirm.