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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


Past News

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 191101
Three New Arrangements!
12 Featured Seasonal Arrangements
 


The Christmas Waltz, lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Styne arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. Written for Frank Sinatra this beautiful Christmas song is arranged here as a Moderate Level Jazz Waltz.

We Need a Little Christmas, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This Christmas song first appeared in the Broadway musical Mame and sung by Angela Landsbury. This is any easier advanced arrangement of the very popular Christmas favorite.

Violin Concerto in G minor RV317 - II. Largo by Antonio Vivaldi transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, and Woodwind Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. This is hauntingly beautiful piece, moderate in difficulty and suitable for secular and sacred performances.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree or, Oh Tannenbaum, traditional German Christmas Song 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 level arrangement of the Christmas time classic in a laid-back Latin feel. A must for warm climate Christmases and if your Christmas Tree is really a Palm Tree!

Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel arranged in a minor jazz swing for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. It is an easier advanced arrangement suitable for more experienced ensembles.

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet is a Christmas favorite. This arrangement features lively soli and tutti sections to show off your ensemble and is certain to entertain your audiences!

Silver Bells arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet words and music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans is another perennial Christmas standard. This arrangement is characterized by dovetailing flowing counter lines and playable by intermediate to advanced ensembles.

 
Sleigh Ride for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet is a faithful transcription of Leroy Anderson’s Christmas favorite that your audiences will adore!

 
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.
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.
We Three Kings or, We Three Kings of Orient Are.  This a 6/8 swing version of an annual Christmas favorite arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  It is a more advanced arrangement with a minor and modal “Blues” feel. 
We Wish You a Merry Christmas for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This arrangement of makes a nice closing selection for caroling or a concert.
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas arranged 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.
Winter Wonderland by Smith & Bernard arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet is both technically accessible to younger quartets and a useful lighter Christmas selection for more professional ensembles.

 

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 191001

FOUR New Arrangements!
13 Featured Seasonal Arrangements
 


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, arranged here for Clarinet Quartet and Saxophone Quartet is the main them to the Christmas time movie favorite of the same name. This an advanced intermediate arrangement the gives the Bari sax a chance to shine along with solos by the other members!

Santa Baby by Phil Springer, Tony Springer, Joan Javits and arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a Moderate to easier advanced arrangement of the sultry Christmas time Classic first popularized by Eartha Kitt.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside, Lyrics & Music by Frank Loesser arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This playful Academy Award-winning song was first featured in the movie Neptune’s Daughter and has since become Christmas time favorite. This is a moderate level arrangement your audiences will love!

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Johnny Marks arranged for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is a moderate level arrangement of this Christmas time classic that was first recorded by Brenda Lee and covered numerous others.

(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.

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day based on a Civil War era poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and set to music by John Baptiste Calkin.  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 early advanced moderate swing version of the very popular Christmas Carol.

“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.

 
I Wonder as I Wander by John Jacob Niles arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a very popular Christmas time song. This is an Intermediate to advanced intermediate arrangement with a different harmonic take. Playing Time: 3:30.

 
I’ll Be Home For Christmas arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet, words and music by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent is another Christmas favorite. This arrangement is full of solos and playable by intermediate to advanced ensembles.
In the Bleak Midwinter based on a poem by Christina Rossetti and the musical setting by Gustav Holst for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a more modern arrangement of this beautiful song.
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.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Words and Music by Eddie Pola and George Wyle arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet. This is an advanced intermediate to easy advanced arrangement of another Christmas time favorite in a jazz waltz style.
This is the Farandole from the Georges Bizet's famed L'Arlesienne Suite No. II transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. It is an advanced intermediate to advanced transcription suitable for general performance as well as Christmas events and most audiences will readily recognize the two prominent themes from this movement.
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet.  Words by Sammy Cahn Music by Jule Styne is another Christmas favorite. This arrangement is fun to play, has a little bit of everything, playable by intermediate to advanced ensembles and sure to be an ensemble and crowd pleaser.
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.
Mele Kalikimaka, Words and Music by R. Alex Anderson, arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet. This is the very popular Hawaiian Christmas song made popular by Bing Crosby and featured as “bed music” in several Hollywood movies as well. This is an intermediate level arrangement.
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.

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 190901

Two New Arrangements!
14 Featured Seasonal Arrangements
 


Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, music by Leon Jessel and arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is Swing, with a straight section, arrangement of the poplar Christmas time favorite.

Broadway Medley by George M. Cohan and arranged 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 three Broadway favorites to include; Forty-Five Minutes form Broadway, Harrigan and Give my regards to Broadway.

20 Traditional Christmas Carols for Clarinet Quartet Volume I. These are 20 of the most popular Christmas Carols from around the world, simply scored for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. Table of Contents: Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in the manger, Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella, Coventry Carol, Deck the Halls, Once in Royal David’s City, God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, I Heard The Bells on Christmas Day, It Came upon a Midnight Clear, Joy to the World, Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel, Oh Holy Night, Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, First Noel, We Three Kings, What Child is This.