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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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2 New Arrangements
14 Featured Arrangements


It's Been a Long, Long Time Music by Jule Styne and Lyrics by Sammy Cahn arranged for Clarinet Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an intermediate level arrangement of the chart-topping Big Band hit from 1945.

Washington Grays or Washington Greys written by Claudio S. Grafulla transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an advanced transcription of Grafulla’s march written for the 8th Regiment during the American Civil War.

First Suite for Military Band in Eb, Op. 28/a by Gustav Holst transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. The three movements are: I. Chaconne - II. Intermezzo - III. March. This is an early advanced to advanced performance level transcription.

Second Suite for Military Band in F, Op. 28/b by Gustav Holst transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. The four movements of the suite are: 1.March: Morris Dance, Swansea Town, Claudy Banks- II. Song Without Words - III. Song of the Blacksmith - IV. Fantasia on the "Dargason". This is an early advanced to advanced performance level transcription.

The Marriage of Figaro (Overture) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an advanced level transcription of the overture to one of Mozart’s most popular operas.

Theme from The Simpsons by Danny Elfman, arranged by Kenneth Abeling for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet This is an advanced arrangement but an upper ossia staff with a simplification of the more difficult passages has been provided to make it accessible to less experienced players. This is based on one of the earlier versions of the theme to this enduring Cartoon legend. 

The Klaxon by Henry Fillmore arranged for Clarinet Quartet. This is an easier advanced arrangement this popular circus march. The playing time is approximately 3:00. Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.

The Stars and Stripes Forever is arguably John Philip Sousa’s most famous march and the Official March of the USA, transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This transcription is of an easier advanced to advanced level difficulty.

“Witchcraft”, Music by Cy Coleman & Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet, arr. Ken Abeling.  This is a more advanced arrangement of another Frank Sinatra staple. Sketched in the same “Opus” as “Lullaby of Birdland”, if you liked that chart, you will like this one as well!

El Capitan, transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet, is another one of John Philip Sousa’s famous marches. This transcription is of intermediate level difficulty.

Cheek to Cheek by Irving Berlin arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an intermediate level arrangement of the #1 song of 1935 written for the musical Top Hat featuring Fred Astaire & Ginger Rodgers.

Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an intermediate level arrangement of Buffett’s Top Ten 1977 Billboard hit!

Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Lyrics and Music by vaudevillians Roy Turk and Lou Handman arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This intermediate level arrangement of Handman’s charming melody has been recorded by dozens of popular artists dating back to 1927. Perhaps most notably on the list is Elvis Presley.

The Way You Look Tonight, Words by Dorothy Fields Music by Jerome Kern 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 level arrangement through professional players will enjoy playing it as well.

40 Beloved Christian Hymns Volume I for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet  is the first collection of traditionally scored, and frequently used hymns in many Christian worship services. This collection has been completely revised and now includes an optional Organ/Piano/Harpsichord part. The Titles include: A Mighty Fortress is Our God - Abide With Me - All Creatures of Our God and King - All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name! - Amazing Grace - At the Cross Mine Eyes Have seen the Glory (Battle Hymn of the Republic) - Be Thou My Vision Blessed Assurance Breathe on Me, Breath of God - Crown Him With Many Crowns - Eternal Father, Strong to Save - Fairest Lord Jesus - Faith of Our Fathers - For the Beauty of the Earth - God of Our Fathers - Holy, Holy, Holy - I Love to Tell the story - In the Garden - It is Well With My Soul (When Peace Like a River) - Jesus Christ is Risen Today - Jesus Loves Me - Jesus Paid It All - Jesus Shall Reign - Jesus, Lover of My Soul - Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee - Just a Closer Walk With Thee - Nearer My God to Thee - Onward Christian Soldiers - Praise the Lord! - O Heavens, Adore Him - Rock of Ages - Shall We Gather at the River - Take My Life and Let it Be - The Lords is My Shepard, I'll Not Want - The Old Rugged Cross - To God be the Glory - We Gather Together - Were You There - What a Friend We Have in Jesus - Wonderful Words of Life. 

40 Beloved Christian Hymns Volume II Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet is the second collection of traditionally scored, and frequently used hymns in many Christian worship services. This collection also includes an optional Organ part. The Titles Include: All Glory Laud And Honor - All Things Bright And Beautiful, Alleluia - Sing To Jesus! - And Can It Be? - Angels From The Realm Of Glory - Arise - Your Light Has Come! - As With Gladness Men Of Old, Be Still, My Soul - The Lord Is On Thy Side - Brightest And The Best Stars - Children Of The Heavenly Father, Christ Arose! - Christ The Lord Is Risen Today - Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing - Day By Day - For The Life That You Have Given - Good Christians All, Rejoice And Sing - Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer - I Know That My Redeemer Lives! - I Love Your Kingdom Lord - Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise - Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross - Just As I Am - Lord Jesus Think On Me - Love Divine All Love’s Excelling, -My Jesus I Love Thee - Now Thank We All Our God - O Jesus, I Have Promised - O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go - O Master Let Me Walk With Thee - O Perfect Love - O, How I Love Jesus -  Oh God, Our Help In Ages Past - Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology) - Praise To The Lord, The Almighty - Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven - Ride On, Ride On In Majesty! -  Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us - Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus - Thine Is The Glory - When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.