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Small Ensemble Sheet Music
for the Professional and Amateur Musician

Arrangements & Transcriptions for
Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet,
String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.

By Kenneth W. Abeling



Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 181001
Five Brand New Releases & 13 Features

 “La Paloma” by Sebastian Yradier, arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an advanced intermediate arrangement of the universally popular Spanish Love Song! Playing Time 3:20. 
 “Nola” by Felix Arndt, arranged here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an advanced arrangement of a timeless old-time song dedicated to the composers wife. It is both cute and challenging!  Playing Time 3:30. 
 
Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet and Saxophone Quartet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an advanced transcription of the Promenades and all 10 Movements of the suite which Include: No. 1 Promenade (1) & “The Gnome”, No. 2 Promenade (2) & “The Old Castle”. No. 3 Promenade (3) & “Tuileries (Children’s Quarrel after Games)”, No. 4.  Bydlo “Cattle”, No. 5 Promenade (4) & “Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”, No. 6 “’Samuel’ Goldenberg and ‘Schmuÿle’”, No. 7 Promenade (5) & “Limoges. The Market (The Great News)”, No. 8 “Catacombs (Roman Tomb)”, No. 9 “The Hut on Hen’s Legs (Baba Yaga)”, No. 10 “The Bogatyr Gates (In the Capital in Kiev)”.  Plating Time approximately 32:00.  

 
This is the complete Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for Saxophone Quartet and Clarinet Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. It has an optional organ part if so desired, but will work perfectly well without.  Originally written for three violins three violas, three celli, double bass and continuo, this transcription despite its difficulty may actually be accessible to more advanced non-professional quartets.  It for the most part lays well on all of the instrument and once continuous lines have been dispersed to allow for some breaks.  A lead part solo has been created over the second movement Phrygian cadence that would have been originally improvised by the harpsichordist.  Either the organist or another Saxophone could improvise his or her own solo here if desired.  Playing Time 13:00.  

 
This is the complete Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for Saxophone Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. It has an optional organ part if so desired, but will work perfectly well without.  Originally written for two viola da braccio, two viola da gamba, cello, bass violin and continuo, this transcription despite its difficulty may actually be accessible to more advanced non-professional quartets.  It for the most part lays well on all of the instrument and once continuous lines have been dispersed to allow for some breaks.  Playing Time 16:00.  
“O Perfect Love” by Joseph Barnby arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an easy arrangement of one the most popular Wedding Hymns of all time!
“Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” Words & Music by Leon Rene arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  A perennial Christmas time favorite, this is an easier advanced level arrangement of Rene’s jazzy tribute to Santa Claus!  
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Words & Music by Tommie Connor arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  Based on a child’s case of mistaken identity, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus is an ageless Christmas time favorite. This is an advanced intermediate to easier advanced level arrangement written in a Jazzy/Country-ish shuffle.  
"Here Comes Santa Claus" (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Words and Music by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a Jazzy little advanced intermediate arrangement of another Christmas time favorite.
(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays Words and Music by Al Stillman and Robert Allen arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced intermediate to easy advanced level “folksy jazz” arrangement of another Christmas time favorite.
“Mary, Did You Know?”, Words and Music by Mark Lowery & Buddy Greene and arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an Intermediate to advanced intermediate arrangement of a more modern Christmas standard and suitable for sacred Christmas performances as well as secular settings.
“Blue Christmas”, words and music by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson and made famous by Elvis Presley arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This arrangement of a perennial Christmas favorite and should be accessible by intermediate level ensembles.
“The Christmas Song”, Music and Lyric by Mel Torme and Robert Wells is timeless Christmas Classic, arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This arrangement features solos for the Soprano/Alto substitute and Tenor sax with a soli/tutti section and a double time break.
This is a rather easy arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” offered here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. It is easily within reach of younger and less experienced groups but a nice “break” selection for more experienced ensembles..
“It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas” or “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”, Words and Music by Meredith Wilson arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced intermediate to easy advanced arrangement of another Christmas time favorite.
“Up on the House-Top & Variations”, Words and Music by Benjamin Hansby arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced intermediate to easy advanced arrangement of another Christmas time favorite in a theme and variations format.
“Feliz Navidad”, words & music by Jose Feliciano arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a Christmas time favorite. It’s a bit of a workout for the Bari Sax Player but it lies well on the instrument.
"Merry Christmas Darling" arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling and made famous by The Carpenters is another Christmas classic. This is a lush, full arrangement playable by intermediate to advanced ensembles..