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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 201001
2 New Arrangements
12 Featured Arrangements


Italian Folksongs Medley is a collection of six popular traditional Italian and Neapolitan folksongs arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. The Titles Include: 1. Bella Ciao 2. Funiculi, Funicula, 3. O Sole Mio, 4. Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento), 5. Santa Lucia and 6. Tarantella. The piece can be played as a medley with repeats as desired or as individual pieces. This advanced intermediate level arrangement is suitable for a variety of performance application to include general performance, Weddings and other Italian celebrations.

Ding Dong Merrily on High is a secular Christmas Carol Music & Lyrics by Jehan Tabourot & George Woodward and arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.  This is an advanced intermediate to early advanced moderate swing version of the Christmas favorite.

This is Jazz/Dixieland-ish arrangement of the traditional Christmas Carol Go Tell it on the Mountain for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling It is suitable for professional musicians to somewhat more experienced ensembles.

The Christmas Waltz, lyrics by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Styne arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. Written for Frank Sinatra this beautiful Christmas song is arranged here as a Moderate Level Jazz Waltz.

Feliz Navidad, words & music by Jose Feliciano arranged here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a Christmas time favorite.

Blue Christmas, words and music by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson and made famous by Elvis Presley arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling.

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. Playing time: 2:50. 

Tchaikovsky’s 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.

We Need a Little Christmas, Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. This Christmas song first appeared in the Broadway musical Mame and sung by Angela Landsbury. This is any easier advanced arrangement of the very popular Christmas favorite.

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.

 

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.
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.

 
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!

 
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.

 

 

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 200901
12 Featured Arrangements


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling. It is suitable for professional musicians and more experienced ensembles.

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.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling, Words and Music by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane arranged here in a slow “bluesy” beguine.

All I Want for Christmas is You Words and Music by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff, arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet by Kenneth Abeling is a modern Pop Christmas staple.

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!

Mary, Did You Know? Words and Music by Mark Lowery & Buddy Greene 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 arrangement of a more modern Christmas standard and suitable for sacred Christmas performances as well as secular settings.

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.

Boogie Woogie Santa Claus Words & Music by Leon Rene arranged for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.  A perennial Christmas time favorite, this is an easier advanced level arrangement of Rene’s jazzy tribute to Santa Claus!

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.

Pifa or Pastoral Symphony from Messiah by George Frideric Handel transcribed here for IBrass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet. This is and easier intermediate level arrangement.

 

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.
 
For unto Us a Child is Born from G. F. Handel's Messiah transcribed here for Brass Quintet, Clarinet Quartet, Saxophone Quartet, Saxophone Quintet, String Quartet, Woodwind Quartet, and Woodwind Quintet.
 

 

Lincoln Music Publications - What's New 200801
Two New Arrangements for Choir & Orchestra
One New Arrangements for Orchestra
One New Arrangements for Small Ensembles

15 Featured Arrangements


Place Sing-along HChristmas Celebration, a Christmas Carol Sing-along medley for SATB Choir, Audience & Orchestra) arranged and orchestrated by Kenneth Abeling. The titles to this medley of popular carols include: 1. Sing We Now of Christmas, 2. Ding Dong Merrily on High, 3. Deck the Halls, 4. Angels We Have Heard on High, 5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, 6. O Little Town of Bethlehem, 7. Oh Come All Ye Faithful, 8. Away in the Manger, 9. Silent Night, 10. The First Noel, 11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, 12. Joy to the World, 13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas. The download consists of a tabloid size score with cover, all instrumental parts and the choir book with cover. The purchaser is entitled to unlimited prints of the choir book. For the vocalists, this easy to advanced intermediate level in difficulty and advanced intermediate to easier advanced for the orchestra. Unfortunately, the audio reference, for the time being, is without actual voices but with synthesized voices. Current concerns over the COVID-19 virus made it impossible to get a vocal ensemble together to record in a safe manner. I hope to replace the audio in the near future.

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah (for SATB Choir & Orchestra) by George Frideric Handel arranged by Kenneth Abeling. This arrangement includes a full brass section and Flute, Oboe Clarinet, Bassoon and four percussion parts but is faithful to the composer’s original work. The download consists of both tabloid and letter size scores both with covers, all instrumental parts and the choir book with individual SATB lines with cover. Unlimited prints of the choir book are authorized. Unfortunately, the audio reference, for the time being, is without actual voices but with synthesized voices. Current concerns over the COVID-19 virus made getting a vocal ensemble together to record too difficult and dangerous. I hope to replace the audio in the near future.

El Noi de la Mare (The Child of the Mother) is a very popular Catalan Christmas song arranged here for full Orchestra. This beautiful orchestration is a perfect addition to any Orchestra’s Christmas or Holiday Seasons repertoire. This is an intermediate level arrangement with a playing time of approximately 4:15.

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.

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