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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 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.

20 Traditional Christmas Carols Volume I arranged for Instrumental Quartets and Quintets. This set contains 20 more 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.

All I Want for Christmas is You Words and Music by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a modern Pop Christmas staple.

Blue Christmas, words and music by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson and made famous by Elvis Presley arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.

 
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.  A perennial Christmas time favorite, this is an easier advanced level arrangement of Rene’s jazzy tribute to Santa Claus!

 
Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet arranged by Kenneth Abeling is a traditional carol arranged as a jazz waltz. This arrangement is suitable for professional musicians and more experienced ensembles.
Feliz Navidad, words & music by Jose Feliciano arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a Christmas time favorite.
This is Jazz/Dixieland-ish arrangement of the traditional Christmas Carol Go Tell it on the Mountain for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling It is suitable for professional musicians to somewhat more experienced ensembles.
This is a swing arrangement of the traditional Christmas Carol God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. It is suitable for professional musicians and more experienced ensembles.
Grown-Up Christmas List, Word and Music by David Foster & Linda Thompson-Jenner 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 a very beautiful Christmas song.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Wesley / Mendelssohn) 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!
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane arranged here in a slow “bluesy” beguine.
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.
The very beautiful The Holly and the Ivy offered here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet arranged by Kenneth Abeling will delight your audiences and your ensemble will enjoy playing it as well.

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 190801
Two New Arrangements!
13 Featured Seasonal Arrangements
 


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.

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 190701
Four Brand New Arrangements!
Five Additional Seasonal Arrangements
 


Joyce’s 71st NewYork Regiment March by Thornton Barnes Boyer and arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This March honoring the 71st Regiment who participated in many of the major battles during the Civil War is still a part of the Marching Band and Concert Band literature performed by U.S. American Military Bands.

Zacatecas March or, La Marche De Zacatecas by Genaro Codina arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  Zacatecas March is a Mexican Patriotic Song, the anthem of the state of Zacatecas and considered to be the second national anthem of Mexico. This is an advanced intermediate arrangement and this delightful march and is suitable for general performance as well as Mexican ethnic and patriotic events. The Playing time can range from 1:48 to 4:30 depending on repeats, the D.C. and which of the two possible end points is chosen.

Ave Verum Corpus (Hail, true body) transcribed for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet with optional Organ by Kenneth Abeling. Ave Verum Corpus is considered to be one of the most beautiful classical compositions ever written and certainly one of Mozart’s most memorable. This is a rather easy arrangement, performable with the Organ (or not cues added) and suitable for various religious or sacred events including Weddings.

Ave Maria – Charles Gounod’s beautiful melody written atop Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude in C major from his Well-Tempered Clavier BWV 846 for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This version along with Fr