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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 210901
2 New Arrangements!
14 Featured Christmas Arrangements


Jingle Bell Rock by Phillip Beazley, Gary Keady, John Vallins arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. First introduced by Bobby Helms in !957, Jingle Bell Rock is a perennial Christmas time favorite. This is an advanced intermediate, to easier advanced arrangement.

Bubbles in the Wine by Bob Calame, Frank Loesser, Lawrence Welk arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet This is advanced intermediate to easier advanced arrangement of the theme from the TV music variety show the Lawrence Welk Show. If any of your performances are for Senior Citizens this piece will bring back fond memories.

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! 

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! 

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!

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. 

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Johnny Marks arranged for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is a moderate level arrangement of this Christmas time classic that was first recorded by Brenda Lee and covered numerous others.

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.

Messiah - And the Glory of the Lord Shall be Revealed from George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah, transcribed 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 transcription from Part I of Handel’s Messiah and appropriate for sacred Christmas events.

Up on the House-Top & Variations, Words and Music by Benjamin Hansby 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 arrangement of another Christmas time favorite in a theme and variations format.

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.

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.

The Holly and the Ivy 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.

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.

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.

Messiah - Overture Sinfonia or “Sinfony” from George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah, transcribed here for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This is an advanced transcription from Part I of Handel’s Messiah and appropriate for sacred Christmas events.

 

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 210801
2 New Arrangements
7 Featured Arrangements


The “Chicken Dance”, aka “The Duck Dance”, “The Bird Dance”, “Little Bird Dance” or “Birdie Dance” by Paul Parnes, Terry Rendall, Werner Thomas arranged for Clarinet Quartet. This is an advanced intermediate arrangement of the silly, yet internationally popular, Oktoberfest interactive staple.

Cavatina by Stanley Myers arranged for Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is the pensive theme from the academy award winning movie, “The Deer Hunter” and is considered to be one of the most beautiful classical pieces of all time.

Americana Barbershop Quartet Collection. 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.

This Masquerade, Words & Music by Leon Russell and arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This very beautiful song is one of Leon Russell's most popular of all time.  It has been recorded by various artists over the years most notably George Benson.  This is a Latin arrangement of the song and most ensembles will find it to be moderately difficult.

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.

“The Shadow of Your Smile”, Words by Paul Francis Webster and Music by Johnny Mandel arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.  This charming song was first introduced in the 1965 film “The Sandpiper” and won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year as well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song.  This is an Intermediate to advanced Intermediate arrangement.

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!! 

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.

I Want a Little Girl, Words and Music by Murray Mencher and Billy Moll for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet, arr. Ken Abeling.  This is an easier advanced to advanced Dixieland arrangement of an old Vaudeville favorite.

 

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 210701
2 New Arrangements
8 Featured Arrangements


God Bless the U.S.A. words and music by Lee Greenwood for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is an intermediate level arrangement of Lee Greenwood’s American patriotic country song. This song is a must the patriotic season!

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