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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



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Washington Post for Jazz Ensemble or Big Band / Stage Band arranged by Kenneth Abeling. This is one of John Philip Sousa’s most famous marches and this advanced up tempo swing arrangement for makes a great “opener” to Jazz Ensemble Concerts or Patriotic events.

Amazing Grace! How Sweet the Sound, Lyrics by John Newton set to the hymn tune New Britain for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is perhaps the most well-known Hymn of all time reflecting Newton’s path to Christianity and prayer for forgiveness as a former Slave trader. This more contemporary and moderately easy level arrangement is appropriate for a variety of religious events.

Ein Prosit (traditional German Folk Song) arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This the most popular beer drinking song in Germany and perhaps the entire world. It is a must have at any Oktoberfest celebration or wherever adult beverages are being enjoyed!  It is an advanced intermediate arrangement with a playing time of 2:30.

Radetzky March, Op. 228 transcribed by Johann Strauss I for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet transcribed by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced intermediate to easier advanced level arrangement and very suitable for Oktoberfest performances and variety of other occasions.

By The Blue Danube, (direct German translation) or The Blue Danube as it is commonly referred by Johann Strauss II, 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 advanced transcription of Strauss’ most popular waltzes and the second National Anthem of Austria.  It is suitable for many “Oktoberfest-ish” celebrations.

German Waltz (Oktoberfest) favorites arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a collection traditional German waltzes and highly appropriate for Ocktoberfest-sh,  or any other beer drinking occasions! The popular titles include: Im Munchen Steht Ein Hofbrauhaus, Schneewalzer, Du, Du, liegst mir am Herzen and Oh du lieber Augustin. This is an advanced intermediate arrangement but suitable for professional musicians as well!! Playing Time 3:20.

C. Teike's Alte Kamaraden or “Old Comrades” is one of the most popular German marches of all time and perfect for “Oktoberfest-ish” gigs! Transcribed for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.

 
Beer Barrel Polka, Music & Lyrics by Jaromir Vejvoda, Lew Brown, Vasek Zeman, Wladimir A. Timm and arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintetby Kenneth Abeling. This is another one of the most popular polkas of all time and suitable for many occasions especially Oktoberfest type performances.

 
Tales from the Vienna Woods by Johann Strauss II arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an advanced intermediate transcription of one of the "Waltz King's" most popular compositions. This is suitable for some Oktoberfest events.
The ever recognizable and ever popular “Clarinet Polka” arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This arrangement is for more advanced ensembles but a good workout for intermediate to lesser-advanced ensembles as well. It is a must have for Oktoberfest and similar performance situations!  
In Heaven There is No Beer, Music by Ralph Maria Siegel & Lyrics by Ernst Neubach for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet, arr. Ken Abeling.  This is an easier advanced arrangement of a Polka Classic. You cannot play an Oktoberfest gig without this chart!
“Pennsylvania Polka”, Music & Lyrics by Words and Music by Lester Lee and Zeke Manners for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet arr. Ken Abeling.  This is a great polka featured in the movie “Groundhog Day” and suitable for many occasions especially Oktoberfest type performances.  It is a more advanced arrangement to play “as is” but simplified alternatives are provided for some passages and your ensemble director ought to be able to help one in need easily simplify any solo passages if necessary.
Morning Star Polka arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an intermediate advanced level Polka because of a few tricky parts and is Oktoberfest appropriate!
Too Fat Polka or “She’s / He’s Too Fat for Me”, Music & Lyrics by Arthur Richardson and Ross Maclean arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is one of the most popular polkas of all time and suitable for many occasions especially Oktoberfest type performances.
Edelweiss 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 level arrangement of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein lovely melody from “The Sound of Music”. This song and arrangement are very suitable to Oktoberfest and similar performances.