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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 190301
FIVE Brand New Arrangements/
Transcriptions!!
FOUR Featured Arrangements!


I’ve Found a New Baby, Music by Spencer Williams and Lyrics by Jack Palmer for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet  and arranged by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an advanced arrangement of one of the most popular Dixieland charts of all time and a must for your Dixieland library!!

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.

O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is perhaps the most beautiful musical setting of all like titled compositions. It is suitable for various Religious events and of a moderately easy level of difficulty.

Sonata in G minor by Benedetto Marcello transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. This is another beautiful Sonata by Marcello and is likewise programmable for a variety of sacred and secular occasions in movements, or in its entirety. It is accessible to moderately advanced level players and above.

 
10 Pavans and Galliards by Anthony [Antony] Holborne transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Saxophone Quintet and Woodwind Quintet  by Kenneth Abeling. These songs from the Renaissance period are suitable for general performance, Religious Services, Funerals and as warmup exercises that actually have five independent voices. Both intermediate to professional level ensembles will find this collection valuable.

 
Blue Moon by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers, arranged by Kenneth Abeling for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an ageless standard most audiences will remember.  It’s an advanced intermediate to easier advanced level arrangement depending on the ensemble you choose. 
Cole Porter’s romantic, I’ve Got You Under My Skin for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet arranged by Kenneth Abeling.  This arrangement is in a “Latin feel” and a good device for learning 2 against 3 & 3 against 4. Intermediate and professional players will both find this chart enjoyable and useful.
The Way You Look Tonight, Words by Dorothy Fields Music by Jerome Kern 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 level arrangement through professional players will enjoy playing it as well.
Come Fly With Me Words & Music by Sammy Cahn & James Van Heusen 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 level arrangement of a jazz standard.

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 190201
FIVE Brand New Arrangements/
Transcriptions!!
FOUR Featured Arrangements!


Who’s Sorry Now? Music by Ted Snyder, Lyrics by Bert Kalmer and Harry Ruby 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 arrangement of the 1923 immensely popular song recorded by a variety of vocalists, and appearing in number of movies.

Struttin’ With Some Barbecue, Don Raye, Lillian Hardin Armstrong for  Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet and arranged by Kenneth Abeling.  This is an easier advanced to advanced arrangement of one of the most popular Dixieland songs of all time!!

Sonata in F Major by Benedetto Marcello transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, String Quartet and Woodwind Quartet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a lovely Sonata and is programmable for a variety of sacred and secular occasions in movements or in its entirety including Weddings and is accessible to the advanced intermediate level players and above.

Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber from String Quartet, Op.11 transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. Arguably one of Samuel Barber’s best-known works, this piece has been used in several Movies and TV Shows, perhaps most notably the 1986 Academy Award Winning movie “Platoon”. This beautiful but mournful piece is suitable for general performance, Worship Services, Funerals or other sad and reflective events. While not technically difficult, it is emotionally exhaustive to play.

 
10 Lachrimae by John Dowland Transcribed for Brass Quintet, Saxophone Quintet and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. These beautiful melodies are suitable for general performance, worship services, Weddings, Funerals and as warmup exercises that actually have five independent voices. Both intermediate to professional level ensembles will find value in this collection.

 
City of Stars from La La Land, Music by Justin Hurwitz and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul arranged for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an intermediate level arrangement of a modern-day movie musical classic!
Mia & Sebastian’s Theme” from La La Land, Music by Justin Hurwitz arranged for 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 arrangement of a multi-award winning, modern day movie musical classic!
Audition (The Fools Who Dream) from La La Land, Music by Justin Hurwitz and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul arranged for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced intermediate level arrangement of a multi-award winning, modern day movie musical classic!
Fiddle Tunes, Square Dance, Hoedown Medley or whatever you care to call it, here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is a medley of three Bluegrass standards including “Liberty”, “Arkansas Traveler” and “Turkey in the Straw”.  This arrangement makes a great novelty or encore piece in some situations. It passes the original melodies and variations equally amongst all members of the Quartet and while being challenging, is equally as fun to play! 

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.

 

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