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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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Two New Arrangements for Choir & Orchestra
One New Arrangements for Orchestra
One New Arrangements for Small Ensembles

15 Featured Arrangements


Place Sing-along HChristmas Celebration, a Christmas Carol Sing-along medley for SATB Choir, Audience & Orchestra) arranged and orchestrated by Kenneth Abeling. The titles to this medley of popular carols include: 1. Sing We Now of Christmas, 2. Ding Dong Merrily on High, 3. Deck the Halls, 4. Angels We Have Heard on High, 5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, 6. O Little Town of Bethlehem, 7. Oh Come All Ye Faithful, 8. Away in the Manger, 9. Silent Night, 10. The First Noel, 11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, 12. Joy to the World, 13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas. The download consists of a tabloid size score with cover, all instrumental parts and the choir book with cover. The purchaser is entitled to unlimited prints of the choir book. For the vocalists, this easy to advanced intermediate level in difficulty and advanced intermediate to easier advanced for the orchestra. Unfortunately, the audio reference, for the time being, is without actual voices but with synthesized voices. Current concerns over the COVID-19 virus made it impossible to get a vocal ensemble together to record in a safe manner. I hope to replace the audio in the near future.

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah (for SATB Choir & Orchestra) by George Frideric Handel arranged by Kenneth Abeling. This arrangement includes a full brass section and Flute, Oboe Clarinet, Bassoon and four percussion parts but is faithful to the composer’s original work. The download consists of both tabloid and letter size scores both with covers, all instrumental parts and the choir book with individual SATB lines with cover. Unlimited prints of the choir book are authorized. Unfortunately, the audio reference, for the time being, is without actual voices but with synthesized voices. Current concerns over the COVID-19 virus made getting a vocal ensemble together to record too difficult and dangerous. I hope to replace the audio in the near future.

El Noi de la Mare (The Child of the Mother) is a very popular Catalan Christmas song arranged here for full Orchestra. This beautiful orchestration is a perfect addition to any Orchestra’s Christmas or Holiday Seasons repertoire. This is an intermediate level arrangement with a playing time of approximately 4:15.

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.

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.

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.

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! 

Henry Mayer's Herzen Haben Keine Fenster from which “My Melody of Love” was derived arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an easy to intermediate level arrangement and very suitable for Oktoberfest performances.

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!

Liechtensteiner Polka by Edmond Kotscher & Rudi Lint for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This an advanced intermediate arrangement of a very popular polka and perfect for “Octoberfest-ish” events.

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! 

 

“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.
 
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.  

 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.