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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 180901
Two Brand New Releases & 18 Christmas Features

We Are Announcing Our 20% Discount For All Military Musicians
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"Tico-Tico no fubá”, or "Tico-Tico no farelo" as it was originally named, is choro by Zequinha de Abreu arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a more advanced arrangement of a very lively, festive and “catchy” tune and makes a great Latin American concert piece or encore!  
 
“Peg O’ My Heart” is a charming song written for a Broadway show of the same name by Alfred Bryan & Fred Fisher 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 advanced intermediate to early advanced version of the very popular show tune which evolves from a slow “Rag-ish” type feel into a slow Swing. Playing Time: 3:45.
 
20 Traditional Christmas Carols Volume I for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet Volume I contains 20 popular Christmas Carols from around the world, simply scored. 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 II for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet Volume II contains 20 more popular Christmas Carols from around the world. Table of Contents: Jingle Bells, Ding Dong Merrily on High, El Noi De La Mare, Good King Wenceslas, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, The Holly and the Ivy, Gesu Bambino, Go Tell it on the Mountain, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Here We Come a Wassailing, I Saw Three Ships, Nesem Vam Noviny, Wexford Carol, Patapan, Sing We Now of Christmas, Still Still Still, Low How a Rose, Sussex Carol, Angels From the Realm of Glory, We Wish you a Merry Christmas!

 
"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.
This challenging arrangement of “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!
This crowd-pleasing arrangement of Jingle Bells for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet alternates between swing and Latin on the verses and choruses respectively. This arrangement is for Saxophone Quartet.
“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!
“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.
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas " for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet, Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane arranged here in a slow “bluesy” beguine.
This rather elegantly simple arrangement of Smith & Bernard’s “Winter Wonderland” 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.
“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.
"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.
" All I Want for Christmas is You" Words and Music by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff and arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet is a Pop Christmas staple.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet.
“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. This is an intermediate level arrangement of a very beautiful Christmas song.
This is a Jazz/Dixieland-ish arrangement of the gospel favorite Go Tell it on the Mountain for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet and is suitable for many occasions including Christmas!
“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.
“You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet. This is an intermediate to advanced intermediate level arrangement of a humorous Christmas time favorite.
Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 180801

Four Brand New Releases & Four Revised Transcriptions!
If you are planning music for an upcoming "Oktoberfest" event the following may all be appropriate: Ein Prosit - German Waltz (Oktoberfest) Medley - Pizzicato Polka - Edelweiss - Tales from the Vienna Woods - Blue Danube - Alte kameraden or "Old Comrades" - Redtezky March and Sweet Caroline! Bump, Bump, Bum...

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. 
 
Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss II and Josef Strauss, transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quinte by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced intermediate transcription of the Strauss’ playful little polka. Although of the classical persuasion, it is both appropriate as a concert novelty piece and as an Oktoberfest selection!  Playing time approximately: 3:00. 

 
This Tango by Isaac Albéniz is the second in the suite of six pieces originally written for piano entitled España Op. 165 transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. It is a charming little piece of intermediate level difficulty but programmable for advanced ensembles as well. Playing time 2:00  

 
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. 
Diferencias sobre 'Guárdame las vacas' by Luis de Narváez. Originally written for the vihuela, this theme and variations has been adapted here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. This Spanish, Renaissance era selection is a more advanced piece and a little tricky, but fun to play and showcases the entire ensemble!  Playing Time 3:30.  
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. 
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.
Antonio Vivaldi’s very popular Concerto in D Major RV 93. Originally written for Lute, Violin, Cello and Harpsichord, this selection takes on an entirely new life in this arrangement for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Organ by Kenneth Abeling.  The movements are: I. Allegro - II. Largo - III. Allegro. This is an easier advanced piece and suitable for both general performance, in its entirety or in parts, and for secular as well as sacred settings. Playing Time approximately 10:15 
Antonio Vivaldi’s Chamber Concerto in D Major RV 99. Originally written for Recorder, Violin, Oboe, Bassoon and Harpsichord, this arrangement is for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet with optional Organ parta by Kenneth Abeling.  The movements are: I. Allegro - II. Largo - III. Allegro. This is an advanced piece and suitable for both general performance. in its entirety or in parts, and for secular as well as sacred settings. Playing Time approximately 9:50.  
Mozart's universally known Serenade in G, K. 525 'Eine kleine Nachtmusik' or, a little night music for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. The movements are: I. Allegro, II. Romance: Andante, III. Minuet-Trio: Allegretto and IV. Rondo. This is an advanced level selection and appropriate for many performance applications either in its entirety or singular movements. 

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!!