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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 220501
2 New Arrangements!
11 Featured Arrangements


Friends in Low Places by Dewayne Blackwell & Earl Bud Lee arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is intermediate to advanced intermediate arrangement of the award-winning country song recorded by Garth Brooks and a mega hit single on his 1990 album No Fences.

A String of Pearls, Music by Jerry Gray & Lyrics by Eddie De Lange arranged for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an advanced intermediate to advanced arrangement of the number one hit single recorded by the Glenn miller Orchestra in 1941.

Arrival / Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from George Frederick Handel’s Solomon for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an advanced piece and a great deal of fun to play.

This is a collection or medley of three of George M. Cohan’s favorite patriotic songs arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Ken Abeling.  The songs include; 1. “Over There!”, 2. “Yankee Doodle Boy” (commonly referred to as “I’m A Yankee Doodle Dandy”) and 3. Grand Old Flag.  This collection can be played as individual songs or as medley.  It should be playable by a good middle school group but advanced and professional musicians will find use for this arrangement during patriotic holidays and certain ceremonies.

Fly Me to the Moon, words and music by Bart Howard arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet This an advanced intermediate to easier advanced arrangement of Bart Howard’s Grammy Winning song which has been covered by numerous artist to include Peggy Lee, Connie Francis and Frank Sinatra.

Basin Street Blues written by Spencer Williams, first published in 1926 and made famous by a Louis Armstrong recording in 1928 is a Dixieland favorite. This arrangement for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet features solo sections by all in the ensemble and a fun read for the professional Quartet while still being accessible to younger or less experienced musicians.

Italian Folksongs Medley is a collection of six popular traditional Italian and Neapolitan folksongs arranged for Clarinet Quartet. The Titles Include: 1. Bella Ciao 2. Funiculi, Funicula, 3. O Sole Mio, 4. Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento), 5. Santa Lucia and 6. Tarantella. The piece can be played as a medley with repeats as desired or as individual pieces. This advanced intermediate level arrangement is suitable for a variety of performance application to include general performance, Weddings and other Italian celebrations.

Sabre Dance from the Ballet “Gayane” or “Gayanah” by Aram Khachaturian arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an easier advanced arrangement of one Khachaturian’s most memorable and recognizable works.

Pavane pour une infante défunte, or Pavane for a Dead Infanta, or Pavane for s Dead Princess as it most often referred, written by Maurice Ravel and arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an advanced intermediate transcription of Ravel’s timeless classic.

Water Music Suite No. II in D Major (HWV 349) by George Friderick Handel transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  The Movements include: I. Overture (Allegro), II. Hornpipe, III. Minuet, IV. Lentement, V. Bourrée. Along with performance as a complete suite it is perfectly suited for use as individual movements, particularly for segments of Religious services or Wedding Ceremonies.

Lassus Trombone written by Henry Fillmore transcribed 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 easier advanced arrangement of one Henry Fillmore’s numerous trombone features making use of numerous glissandos.  This piece makes a great humorous novelty piece or encore for most any concert performance.

Danse Espagnole or “Spanish Dance” from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. 

Sweet Georgia Brown, Lyrics by Kenneth Casey and Music by Ben Bernie & Maceo Pinkard arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is a more advanced arrangement of the 1925 Jazz standard / Popular tune. The song is perhaps most recognized as the theme song of the basketball comedy team the Harlem Globetrotters.