Flare Duo - Flute and Guitar Duo

This flute and guitar duo is based in the East Midlands and have a diverse repertoire and specialise in providing music for every occasion such as weddings, restaurants, garden parties, corporate functions etc at very reasonable prices.

They provide high quality music for special occasions and are happy to shape their repertoire to your personal requirements and are able to select music from a wide range of pieces, from classical to jazz and popular music, all at competitive prices enhancing your event with a sparkle and a personal touch. From Bach to Boccherini and Mozart to Mancini.

The flautist and guitarist are both highly accomplished musicians and respected performers. Having studied respectively at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart and Leeds College of Music they formed the duo in 2004.

The Flautist studied Flute and Dalcroze Eurhythmics at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart and had a very inspiring education there. She performs regularly with Orchestras in the East Midlands, professional Ensembles, a Wind Quintet and this duo. Besides her Flute teaching she is also a qulified Yoga teacher and runs projects and music workshops.

The Guitarist studied classical guitar at Leeds College of Music and also received tuition from leading professional players including Paul Galbraith, David Leisner, Nicola Hall and Ben Verdery. He currently studies musical interpretation with George Hadjinikos, classical guitar with Simon Dinnegan and Luigi Palumbo and performs regularly with a Guitar Quartet, this duo and as a soloist. In his spare time he likes walks, reading, cats and tea.

They have a wide range of ceremonial music on offer including favourites such as Bach’s Sleepers Awake and Handel’s Water Music. They can play relaxing music as your guests take their seats, bridal marches while you walk down the isle and you may even like to make a special request for music as you sign the register.

Their exciting collection of Latin American, Jazz and light Classical music is ideal for your drinks reception and/or wedding meal. Guaranteed to add some sparkle to your special day!

The Guitarist from this duo is available as a Solo Act here.

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Flare Duo - Flute and Guitar Duo Repertoire

Traditional Wedding Music

Prelude Music

  • Bach - Sleepers Awake 
  • Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze 
  • Massenet - Meditation from Thias 
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D

Processionals

  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March 
  • Mouret - Rodeau 
  • Dowland - Air 
  • Mozart - Wedding March from Marriage of Figaro 
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus

Meditations

  • Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring 
  • Gounod - Ave Maria 
  • Humperdink - Evening prayer 
  • Schubert - Ave Maria 
  • Schumann - Traumerei 
  • Fauré - Sicilienne

Recessionals 

  • Handel - The Harmonious Blacksmith 
  • Handel - Alla Danza from water music 
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba 
  • Praetorious - Bourree

Classical Pieces and Vavourites 

  • J.S.Bach - Siciliano 
  • J.S.Bach - Two Gavottes 
  • J.S.Bach - Musette 
  • J.S.Bach - Minuet in G Minor 
  • C.P.E.Bach - Rondo from the Hamburger Sonata 
  • Mozart - Turkish March 
  • Mozart - Laendler 
  • Mozart - Gossec Tambourin 
  • Mozart - Gavotte 
  • Paganini - Polacca Chopin: Variations on a theme by Rossini 
  • Joplin - Original Rags 
  • Mendelssohn-Bartoldi: Spring Song 
  • Beethoven - Romance Minuet in G Major 
  • Beethoven - Rage over a lost penny
  • Beethoven - Romance 
  • Beethoven - Moderato from Sonata in G
  • Gluck - Dance of the Blessed Spirits 
  • Strauss - Voice of Spring 
  • Delibes - Pizzicato 
  • Lange - Flower Song 
  • Saint Saens - The Swan 
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee
  • Haydn: - Little Dance
  • Scarlatti - Sonata 
  • Scarlatti - Tempo di ballo
  • Handel - Bourreé 
  • Handel - Aylesford Gavotte 
  • Handel - Largo from Xerxes
  • Bizet: - Menuet from L’Arlésienne 
  • Dowland - Kemp’s Jig 
  • Dowland - Come Again 
  • Dowland - What if I never Speede
  • Johnson - Alman 
  • Purcell - Minuet No1 
  • Purcell - Minuet No2 
  • Rameau - Le Tambourin 
  • Boccherini - Minuet 
  • Boccherini - Paradies Sicilienne 
  • Brahms - Waltz 
  • Tchaikovsky - Valse 
  • Fauré - Berceuse 
  • Granados - Playera 

Jazz & Popular

  • Abreu - Tico Tico (Samba) 
  • Billy Taylor Trio - I Wish I Knew (Theme from film night) 
  • Jobim - Girl from Ipanema 
  • Bart Howard - Fly me to the moon 
  • Erroll Garner - Misty 
  • Dave Brubeck - Take 5 
  • Duke Ellington - In a Sentimental Mood 
  • Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo 
  • Duke Ellington - Don’t get around much anymore 
  • Gershwin - Summer Time 
  • Gershwin - I Got Rhythm 
  • Gershwin - The Man I Love 
  • Villa Lobos - Bacheanas Brasillieras no 5
  • George Shearing - Lullaby of Birdland 
  • Thelonious Monk - ‘Round Midnight 
  • Bacharach - They Long To Be Close To Me 
  • Bacharach - Walk On By 
  • Bacharach - What The World Needs Now Is Love 
  • Dave Brubeck - Take Five 
  • Joseph Kosma - Autumn Leaves 
  • Celso Machado - Musiques Populaires Bresiliennes 
  • (6 Brazillian pieces arranged for guitar and flute) 
  • Hogie Carmichael - Georgia on My Mind 

Beatles

  • Here, There and Everywhere 
  • Penny Lane 
  • Day Tripper 
  • Strawberry Fields Forever 
  • All you need is love 
  • Hello Goodbye 
  • Katie Melua - Closest Thing to Crazy 
  • Traditional Greensleeves Variations 
  • Mancini - Moon River 
  • Mancini - Pink Panther 
  • Arlen - Somewhere over the Rainbow 
  • Bach - Bourreé (The Jethro Tull Version!) 
  • Bill Withers - Ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
  • B.J.Thomas - Raindrops keep falling on my head 
  • Barry Manilow - Copacabana 
  • Seal - Kiss from a rose 
  • Jazz Standard - On Green Dolphin Street 
  • Whitney Houston - Saving all my love for you 

Christmas Arrangements 

  • Baeser - Il est né, le Divin Enfant 
  • Trad. Austrian Carol: Es wird scho glei dumpa
  • Blake - Walking in the Air (from the Snowman) 
  • Dance of the Snowmen - Reflections Special Christmas Medley 

Recital Repertoire 

  • Handel - Sonata in F Major 
  • Handel - Sonata in A Minor 
  • Piazolla - Histoire du Tango 
  • Takemitsu - Toward the Sea (for Alto Flute and Guitar) 
  • Ibert - Histoires 
  • Béla Bartók - Roumanian Folk Dances
  • Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata 
  • Mozart - Arias from the Magic Flute 
  • Granados - Danses Espagnoles 

various guitar solos and flute solos