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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 190102
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
FOUR Brand New Arrangements

EIGHT Featured Arrangements and Transcriptions


Dizzy Fingers, 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 memorable and widely popular Novelty Rag. It is both charming and challenging!

Mac & Johnson’s “Charleston” or “The Charleston” as it is most frequently referred for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, is a bit of a workout. The chart is in typical Dixieland fashion with both written solos and chord changes for improvised solos are provided throughout. The rarely used introduction begins the piece as it works its way into frenzy at the end!  Suitable for numerous performance occasions your audiences will love this staple of the American Jazz/Dixieland library. 

Danza Espagñola - No.2 “Oriental” from 12 Danzas españolas by Enrique Granados transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This beautifully mournful piece is an advanced intermediate level transcription.
Gymnopédies 1-3 by Erik Satie arranged here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is a loyal transcription to all three elegantly simple pieces considered to be some of the most relaxing and pensive pieces ever written!  It is appropriate for general performance as well as Religious services and Weddings.
 

Canzoni per sonare by Giovanni Gabrieli (from a larger collection by multiple composers) transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. The four Canzon are 1. prima, 2. seconda, 3. terza and 4. quarta. This is and advanced intermediate, to easy advanced level collection of four Renaissance pieces. They are appropriate for a variety performance applications including Religious services and Weddings.

 
Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord) arranged for Clarinet Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a contemporary arrangement of timeless African American Spiritual.  It is an Intermediate Advanced to easier advanced arrangement and is appropriate for all contemporary religious services, many traditional services and of course general performance.

 
Maple Leaf Rag, transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, is one of Scott Joplin's most popular rags. Audiences may recognize this melody from the Academy Award winning movie The Sting.  
Pineapple Rag, transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, is one of Scott Joplin's most popular rags. Audiences may recognize this melody from the Academy Award winning movie The Sting.
The Entertainer, transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, is perhaps Scott Joplin's most popular rags. Audiences may recognize this melody from the Academy Award winning movie The Sting.
The Easy Winners, transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, is one of Scott Joplin's most popular rags. Audiences may recognize this melody from the Academy Award winning movie The Sting
Solace (A Mexican Serenade), transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, is one of Scott Joplin's most popular rags. Audiences may recognize this melody from the Academy Award winning movie The Sting.
Fig Leaf Rag transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, is another one of Scott Joplin's most popular rags.

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 181201
Four Brand New Arrangements

8 Featured Arrangements and Transcriptions!


Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is a more contemporary arrangement of yet another ageless African American Spiritual.  It is an Intermediate level arrangement and is appropriate for all religious services and Black History events.

“Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is yet another in a series of timeless African American Spirituals. It is an Intermediate level arrangement and is appropriate for all religious services and Black History events.

“Wade in the Water” arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is another in a series of timeless African American Spirituals.  It is an Intermediate level arrangement and is appropriate for all religious services and Black History events.

Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This is the final installment in a series of popular African American Spirituals.  It is an easier advanced level arrangement and is appropriate for all religious services and Black History events.
40 Beloved Christian Hymns Volume II for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is the second collection of traditionally scored, and frequently used hymns in many Christian worship services. This collection also includes an optional Organ part. The Titles Include: All Glory Laud And Honor - All Things Bright And Beautiful, Alleluia - Sing To Jesus! - And Can It Be? - Angels From The Realm Of Glory - Arise - Your Light Has Come! - As With Gladness Men Of Old, Be Still, My Soul - The Lord Is On Thy Side - Brightest And The Best Stars - Children Of The Heavenly Father, Christ Arose! - Christ The Lord Is Risen Today - Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing - Day By Day - For The Life That You Have Given - Good Christians All, Rejoice And Sing - Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer - I Know That My Redeemer Lives! - I Love Your Kingdom Lord - Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise - Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross - Just As I Am - Lord Jesus Think On Me - Love Divine All Love’s Excelling, -My Jesus I Love Thee - Now Thank We All Our God - O Jesus, I Have Promised - O Love That Wilt Not Let Me Go - O Master Let Me Walk With Thee - O Perfect Love - O, How I Love Jesus -  Oh God, Our Help In Ages Past - Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow (Doxology) - Praise To The Lord, The Almighty - Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven - Ride On, Ride On In Majesty! -  Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us - Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus - Thine Is The Glory - When I Survey The Wondrous Cross.
 
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross by Isaac Watts arranged here for Clarinet Quartet by Kenneth Abeling is a favorite Easter time hymn. This intermediate arrangement is a more modern treatment of the timeless classic.

 
We Shall Overcome, by Charles Tindley is a favorite spiritual arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a relatively easy arrangement and is suitable for a variety of occasions.

 
Behold the Lamb of God from George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah, transcribed 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 from Part II of Handel’s Messiah and appropriate for sacred Easter events.  The organ part is completely optional but will enhance the transcription if available in a church setting and employ an organist!
Lift Every Voice and Sing, by James & John Johnson & arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a favorite spiritual! This is a relatively easy to intermediate arrangement and is suitable for a variety of occasions.
And With His Stripes We Are Healed from George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah, transcribed for Clarinet Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced intermediate transcription from Part II of Handel’s Messiah and appropriate for sacred Easter events.  The organ part is completely optional but will enhance the transcription if available in a church setting and employ an organist!
Breden Väg För Herran by Finish composer Frans Mikael Franzen arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This hymn is the basis for and can be used for instrumental versions of “Prepare the Royal Highway”, “Prepare the Way to Zion” and “The People Who in Darkness Walked”.  This piece has several performance applications throughout a traditional Christian worship service particularly during Advent.  The Organ part is optional but adds a nice touch if available. 
Here I Am to Worship – Words & Music by Tim Hughes 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 Hughes’ very popular worship ballad and fitting for traditional and contemporary religious services.

 

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