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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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Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 181001
Four Brand New Christmas Carol Arrangements
 

For Sheet Music Plus's Holiday Arranging Contest!!!

20 Featured Holiday Arrangements and Transcriptions!

2018 SHEET MUSIC PLUS HOLIDAY CONTEST ENTRY - “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…
2018 SHEET MUSIC PLUS HOLIDAY CONTEST ENTRY - This is minor jazz swing version of the traditional and beloved Christmas Carol “Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel” arranged 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. Playing time 3:40.
 
2018 SHEET MUSIC PLUS HOLIDAY CONTEST ENTRY - 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.  Playing Time: 3:25.

 
2018 SHEET MUSIC PLUS HOLIDAY CONTEST ENTRY - “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. Playing Time: 2:35.

 
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is essentially a very entertaining Theme and Variations in various Latin styles on a Christmas time favorite!
Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a traditional carol arranged as a jazz waltz. This arrangement is suitable for professional musicians and more experienced ensembles.  Playing time 3:00.
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.
“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. Playing time 3:35. https://lincolnmusicpublications.com/music/search.php?q=Bleak
The Holly and the Ivy is a lovely song and arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This selection will delight your audiences and your ensemble will enjoy playing it as well.
“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.
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. Playing time: 3:50.
The Nutcracker Suite COMPLETE.  This is an advanced transcription of the entire eight movements of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and this version is for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  The Titles include: 1. Ouverture miniature, 2. Marche, 3. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy, 4. Russian Dance, (Trépak), 5. Arab Dance, 6. Chinese Dance, 7. Dance of the Reed Flutes, 8. Waltz of the Flowers. A Score Cover, the Conductor’s Score and all Instrumental parts are included in the price. Playing Time approximately: 20:00.
1. Overture miniature from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This an advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. Playing time: 3:15  
2. Marche from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This an intermediate advanced to advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. Playing time: 2:30.  
3. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This an intermediate advanced to advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. Playing time: 1:40.
4. Russian Dance, Trépak from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This an intermediate advanced to advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. laying time: 1:10
5. Arab Dance from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an intermediate advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. Playing time: 3:05.
6. Chinese Dance from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a more advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. Playing time: 1:25.
7. Dance of the Reed Flutes from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a more advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. Playing time: 2:15.
8. Waltz of the Flowers from P.I. Tchaikovsky’s fantasy ballet “The Nutcracker” transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a more advanced arrangement and faithful to the composer’s original score as are all of the other movements offered. Playing time: 4:50.  
This is the famous “Hallelujah Chorus” from G. F. Handel’s Messiah transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.
“Sinfonia” or “Sinfony” from George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah, transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced transcription from Part I of Handel’s Messiah and appropriate for sacred Christmas events.  Playing time: 3:50.
This is “Glory to God in the Highest” from George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah, 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 easy advanced transcription from Part I of Handel’s Messiah and appropriate for sacred Christmas events. Playing time: 2:00
“And the Glory of the Lord Shall be Revealed” from George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah, transcribed 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 transcription from Part I of Handel’s Messiah and appropriate for sacred Christmas events. Playing time: 2:50.

 

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 181001
Five Brand New Releases & 13 Features

 “La Paloma” by Sebastian Yradier, 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 arrangement of the universally popular Spanish Love Song! Playing Time 3:20. 
 “Nola” by Felix Arndt, arranged here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an advanced arrangement of a timeless old-time song dedicated to the composers wife. It is both cute and challenging!  Playing Time 3:30. 
 
Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet and Saxophone Quartet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an advanced transcription of the Promenades and all 10 Movements of the suite which Include: No. 1 Promenade (1) & “The Gnome”, No. 2 Promenade (2) & “The Old Castle”. No. 3 Promenade (3) & “Tuileries (Children’s Quarrel after Games)”, No. 4.  Bydlo “Cattle”, No. 5 Promenade (4) & “Ballet of Unhatched Chicks”, No. 6 “’Samuel’ Goldenberg and ‘Schmuÿle’”, No. 7 Promenade (5) & “Limoges. The Market (The Great News)”, No. 8 “Catacombs (Roman Tomb)”, No. 9 “The Hut on Hen’s Legs (Baba Yaga)”, No. 10 “The Bogatyr Gates (In the Capital in Kiev)”.  Plating Time approximately 32:00.  

 
This is the complete Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for Saxophone Quartet and Clarinet Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. It has an optional organ part if so desired, but will work perfectly well without.  Originally written for three violins three violas, three celli, double bass and continuo, this transcription despite its difficulty may actually be accessible to more advanced non-professional quartets.  It for the most part lays well on all of the instrument and once continuous lines have been dispersed to allow for some breaks.  A lead part solo has been created over the second movement Phrygian cadence that would have been originally improvised by the harpsichordist.  Either the organist or another Saxophone could improvise his or her own solo here if desired.  Playing Time 13:00.  

 
This is the complete Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for Saxophone Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. It has an optional organ part if so desired, but will work perfectly well without.  Originally written for two viola da braccio, two viola da gamba, cello, bass violin and continuo, this transcription despite its difficulty may actually be accessible to more advanced non-professional quartets.  It for the most part lays well on all of the instrument and once continuous lines have been dispersed to allow for some breaks.  Playing Time 16:00.  
“O Perfect Love” by Joseph Barnby arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an easy arrangement of one the most popular Wedding Hymns of all time!
“Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” Words & Music by Leon Rene arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  A perennial Christmas time favorite, this is an easier advanced level arrangement of Rene’s jazzy tribute to Santa Claus!  
“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.  
"Here Comes Santa Claus" (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) Words and Music by Gene Autry & Oakley Haldeman arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a Jazzy little advanced intermediate arrangement of another Christmas time favorite.
(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.
“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.
“Blue Christmas”, words and music by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson and made famous by Elvis Presley arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This arrangement of a perennial Christmas favorite and should be accessible by intermediate level ensembles.
“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.
This is a rather easy arrangement of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” offered here 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..