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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 180701

 

2018 CHAMBER MUSIC COMPOSITION CONTEST
Winning Titles

Non-Public Domain Woodwinds/Brass Category: 
Witchcraft (for Brass Quintet)
Arranged by Kenneth Abeling, LINCOLN MUSIC PUBLICATIONS!!!

Non-Public Domain Strings Category: 
Can’t Stop The Feeling from TROLLS for String Trio
Arranged by Alison Gillies

Public Domain Category: 
Be Still, My Soul (Trio – Violin, Cello & Piano with Score/Parts) 
Arranged by Gary Lanier 

Original Composition Category: 
Stevens Dinner Jazz Piano and Bass – #3-5 Book
Composed by James M. Stevens
 
Thank you to all who purchased any of the four selections Lincoln Music Publications entered in the 2018 Sheet Music Plus Spring Chamber Music Arranging Competition.  A special thanks to those of you who purchased "Witchcraft" for Brass Quintet making it the Top Selling Arrangement in the Brass and Woodwind Category During the Contest Period!!!  
 
Four Brand New Releases & Two Revitalized Transcriptions!
 
CHICAGO (That Toddlin' Town) by Fred Fisher arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This an advanced arrangement of Fisher’s tribute to the 2nd City and made popular by Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennet as well as many others... 
 
“La Cucaracha” arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This selection is actually three separate arrangements of the very popular Mexican Folk Song in one to meet any performance need. The first is an easier advanced level theme and variations in 4/4 with a total playing time of approximately 3:25 followed by two more traditional and intermediate level arrangements of the song. The first in 3/4 and the second in 4/4.

 
“Sing-along Medley #2”, arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet is the second collection five “Tin Pan Alley” era songs arranged by Kenneth Abeling to include: “You Made Me love You” - “In the Good Old Summertime” - "Shine on Harvest Moon" - "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" & “April Showers".  This piece is of intermediate to advanced intermediate level difficulty and is perfect for performances for elderly audiences, as a music history-teaching tool for younger audiences as well as other nostalgic performance applications.

 
This is a collection of 12 popular American Folk Songs dating from the Mid-1800’s to the early 1900’s arranged in the Barbershop Quartet style for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  The titles include: 1. Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair, 2. Down in the Valley, 3. Aura Lee, 4. My Wild Irish Rose, 5. Shenandoah, 6. Home on the Range, 7. Oh Susanna, 8. Irish Lullaby, 9. The Riddle Song, 10. Red River Valley, 11. Yellow Rose of Texas, 12. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.  This is an intermediate level arrangement with numerous performance applications for both the amateur and professional ensemble. The approximate playing time of the entire collection with repeats is 16:15, and 9:10 without repeats.
"Vocalise" by Sergei Rachmaninoff transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is the last of his 14 Romances in Opus 34.  This is an Advanced Intermediate Level transcription and is suitable for many performance applications both secular and sacred. Total playing time: 5:30 with repeats, and 3:15 without.  
Concerto à 4, TWV 43:G6 by Georg Philipp Telemann. Originally written for Recorder, Oboe, Violin and Continuo (Basso) and transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet,(all with optional Organ) by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an easier advanced level composition and suitable for both secular and sacred performances. Playing time: 9:00. 

 

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 1800601

20% Discount On Military Style Marches Continued Through June!
FIVE Brand New Releases!!

EIGHT Newly Updated Wedding Appropriate Selections!!!
 
Selections from Carmen, Music by Georges Bizet, Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy arranged for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This collection of excerpts includes: 1. Entr'acte to Act 3, 2. Prelude to Act 1, 3. Habanera, 4. Les triangles des sistres tintaient, 5. Toreador Song, 6. Je Vais Danser votre honneur, 7. Entr'acte to Act 4 and 8. Prelude to Act 1 (Reprise).  This is an advanced arrangement featuring some of the most memorable melodies from Bizet’s Operatic Masterpiece.  Playing time approximately 7:30.  
Water Music Suite No. I in F Major (HWV 348) by George Friderick Handel transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  The Movements include: 1. Overture (Largo – Allegro), 2. Adagio e staccato, 3. Allegro – Andante – Allegro da capo Aria, 4. Minuet I, 5. Air, 6. Minuet II, 7. Bourrée, 8. Hornpipe, 9. Andante. Along with performance as a complete suite it is perfectly suited for use as individual movements, particularly for segments of Religious services or Wedding Ceremonies.  

 
Water Music Suite No. II in D Major (HWV 349) by George Friderick Handel transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  The Movements include: I. Overture (Allegro), II. Hornpipe, III. Minuet, IV. Lentement, V. Bourrée. Along with performance as a complete suite it is perfectly suited for use as individual movements, particularly for segments of Religious services or Wedding Ceremonies. 

 
This is 2. Largo (in Eb major) From Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons or Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, "Winter" (L'inverno).  Transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This transcription is suitable for advanced Intermediate musicians and is suitable for numerous performance applications including Religious Services and Weddings!  The Organ part is optional.  
Lassus Trombone written by Henry Fillmore 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 easier advanced arrangement of one Henry Fillmore’s numerous trombone features making use of numerous glissandos.  This piece makes a great humorous novelty piece or encore for most any concert performance. Playing time 2:30   
"We've Only Just Begun", Words and Music by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams, and made popular by the Carpenters is a Wedding favorite, arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  
One the most recognizable Classical pieces ever written, Canon in D Major by Johann Pachelbel is transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This selection is suitable for a wide variety of performance occasions particularly Weddings. 
Aria "sulla quarta corda" or “Air on the G-String" as it more commonly referred is one of J.S. Bach’s most recognizable melodies transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This intermediate level transcription is suitable for a variety of occasions including Weddings!  Playing Time: 4:20 or 2:10 if bypassing the repeated sections.  
Johann Sebastian Bach’s Bist du bei mir, geh ich mit Freuden' from - Anna Magdalena Notebook transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is a charming little piece and is a great introduction to works of J.S. Bach.  It is fitting for younger ensembles and useful for religious services and Weddings as well.   
This is Johann Sebastian Bach’s very popular Wachet Auf or "Sleepers Wake" transcribed by Kenneth Abeling for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.  Audiences will recognize this very popular melody and this transcription has a variety of playing applications including Weddings.   
Perhaps one of Antonio Vivaldi’s most popular works, this is La primavera from The Four Seasons transcribed by Kenneth Abeling for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. The movements of Concerto No. 1 (originally in E Maj), Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring” are: I. Allegro, II. Largo e pianissimo sempre and III. Allegro 'Danza pastorale'. This transcription is suitable for Advanced Intermediate to Advanced musicians. It is suitable for numerous performance applications including Religious Services and Weddings!   
Arioso - (from Cantata No. 156) is another one of J.S. Bach’s most recognizable melodies offered for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This intermediate level transcription is suitable for a variety of occasions including Weddings!   
Aria: "Schafe können sicher weiden" – “Sheep May Safely Graze” (from Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!) - BWV208 by Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This, another of J.S. Bach’s most recognizable Aria’s is proper for numerous performance occasions including Weddings.  
 

What's New 1800412

“Georgia on My Mind”, Words by Stuart Gorrell & Music by Hoagy Carmichael for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.  This is an easier advanced to advanced arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael’s tribute to his home state.  While there are some challenging sections, the tempo and the way it lays should make it accessible to many ensembles. 
“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!  

 
“You Took Advantage of Me”, Music by Richard Rogers & Lyrics by Lorenz Hart for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet, arr. Ken Abeling.  This is an advanced arrangement of an all time Show Tune turned Dixieland favorite that will showcase your entire ensemble. 

 
“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! J 

 
“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.  
 

 

What's New 1800402

Recently Released Music!


This is, II. Rhosymedre from “Three Preludes Founded on Hymn Tunes” by Ralph Vaughan Williams for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet . “Rhosymedre” (Lovely), by Welsh Anglican priest John David Edwards, is a hymn tune named after the village of Rhosymedre in the County Borough of Wrexham, Wales. This is an intermediate level arrangement suitable for a variety of occasions to include; Weddings, Worship Services, Funerals and General Performance.
 

 


Movement II. Andante cantabile 'Serenade' from String Quartet in F, Op. 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.  This is an intermediate to advanced intermediate level arrangement and your audiences will find this melody quite familiar.

 

 

Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This beautiful work from the Impressionistic period ebbs and flows through a series of harmonic and melodic climaxes, conjuring a cool, somewhat haunting elegance. It is suitable for a variety of performance applications and is of Advanced Intermediate to Easy Advanced level difficulty.

 

 

Movement III. Minuetto and Trio from String Quintet in E major, Op. 11, No. 5 by Luigi Boccherini for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an intermediate to advanced intermediate level transcription of one of Boccherini’s most popular works

 


“Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”, Words by Bob Russell Music by Duke Ellington for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet, This is an advanced level arrangement of a classic jazz standard.

 

 


This is “Music for the Royal Fireworks” or Royal Fireworks Music by George Frideric Handel transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet . This is an easier advanced transcription of one Handel’s most popular works and may be performed in its entirety or as separate movements. It is quite appropriate for use during segments of religious services. The five movements are: I. Ouverture: Adagio, Allegro, Lentement, Allegro - II. Bourrée – III. La Paix: Largo alla siciliana – IV. La Réjouissance: Allegro – V. Menuets I and II.

 

 

From the hit movie musical La La Land - "City of Stars", Mia & Sebastian's Theme and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)". Arranged by Kenneth Abeling for: Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.

 

 


Claude Debussy’s lovely "La plus que lente" for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an advanced intermediate to advanced transcription. Technically none of the individual parts are extremely demanding, but it does require a somewhat mature
ensemble to play musically.

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“The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

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(There’s No Place Like) “Home for the Holidays”

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These selections have been re-edited and in some cases placed in more user-friendly keys.  Additional Ensemble(s) have been added, all parts and scores have been reformatted to increase legibility and a score cover has been added!  

“And the Glory of the Lord Shall be Revealed (from Messiah) G. F. Handel

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“His Yoke is Easy” (from Messiah) G. F. Handel

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“Blue Danube” Johann Strauss II

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"Quiet Nights & Quiet Stars" (Corcovado) by Antonio Carlos Jobim

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Recently Updated Music!

These selections have been re-edited and in some cases placed in more user-friendly keys.  Additional Ensemble(s) have been added, all parts and scores have been reformatted to increase legibility and a score cover has been added!  

"Tales From the Vienna Woods" by Johann Strauss II

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"Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke

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