Chamber Music
(Music for Mixed Ensembles and Combos)

(Updated 26 March 2015)

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WW255: Grand Fantasia for Flute, Clarinet (or Trumpet) and Piano by Malcolm Arnold. Queen's Temple Publications, 2004, SS, (includes parts and piano score). This piece was written in 1940 for flute, trumpet (played by the composer) and piano. It is not surprising that the clarinet is now listed first on the cover as the part would be more difficult on the trumpet than the clarinet. A sectional piece including a czardas, tango, blues, waltz and other elements. Early college level with a duration of 10 minutes.
Sir Malcolm Arnold: Wind Chamber Music
27.95
WW109: Pastorale in A Minor for Oboe (Flute, Violin), Bassoon (Cello, Viola de Gamba) and Continuo by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach edited by Kurt Walther. Zimmermann, 1975. This piece has a "real" bassoon part as a featured instrument along with the oboe. It also includes a continuo part for cello, and a realized keyboard part for harpsichord, piano, or organ. When this piece was first published, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was listed as the composer. More information came to light afterwards and when it was reprinted in 1983 the composer's name was corrected.
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12.95
S153: Concerto for Alto Saxophone Solo or Trumpet Solo with nine instruments by Henry Brant. Carl Fischer, 1996, PB, 149 pages. Brant won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Music. This is a manuscript style score to this piece which was originally composed in 1941 with several revisions with the last in 1973. The saxophone and trumpet solos are not identical but have differences to suit the character of each instrument. In three movements: I. Prelude, II. Idyll, and III. Caprice. The accompanying instruments are flute, four B-flat clarinets, alto clarinet (bass clarinet alternate), bass clarinet, tuba, and one percussion. Parts are a rental.
39.95

WW069: Trio in D minor for Oboe (Clarinet), Bassoon (Viola/Bass Clarinet/Basset Horn) and Piano by Alexander Brent-Smith. Rosewood, 2003, (includes piano score and all parts). Alexander Brent-Smith (1889-1950) was a British composer, author, and teacher. This work was first performed in 1943. It is in three movements I. Allegro Moderato, II. Andante, and III. Allegretto. It should be playable by those at the early college level (and adult amateurs).
23.95

V058: Dejeuner Sur L'Herb for Mezzo-Soprano, Flute, Alto Saxophone and Piano by Newel Kay Brown. Seesaw Music, 1986, SS, includes instrumental parts and vocal-piano score. Newel Kay Brown (1932-) is a native of Salt Lake City, Utah where he first studied composition with Leroy Robertson at the University of Utah.  Graduate degrees were undertaken at the University of California at Berkeley and Eastman School of Music where he completed his Ph.D. in Composition & Theory under Bernard Rogers, Howard Hanson, and Wayne Barlow. The vocal range is from the D just above middle C to B-flat above the staff. The instrumental parts are very important, with the flute part especially challenging. The saxophone part reaches altissimo G-sharp. College level with a duration of about 14 minutes.
29.95

G281: Quiet City for the original instrumentation Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), Alto Saxophone and Piano by Aaron Copland concert adaptations by Christopher Brellochs. Boosey & Hawkes, 2010, SS, includes all parts and score. This is an adaptation of the incidental music for the 1939 play The Quiet City. Copland later used some of the material he had written for the play in the concert version of Quite City and in the film score for Our Town. This work uses the original instrumentation and all of the original music with some reorganization. Includes notes about the music.
39.95

G229: Sonata "No. 4" for Oboe, Horn in F and Harpsichord by Claude Debussy reconstructed and arranged by Kenneth Cooper. International Music Co., 2011, SS, includes harpsichord score and all parts. Debussy's original plans (conceived in 1915) to write for this unusual combination were cut short by his death in 1918. Musicologist and harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper reimagines what Debussy might have written using three Debussy pieces; 1. Prélude - La Boîte à Joujoux (The Toy Box), 2. Scherzando - Étude pour les notes répétées, and 3. Mouvement - Images I. Preface includes 6 pages of background information. College level.
31.95

G238: Sonata "No. 5" for Clarinet in B-flat, Trumpet in C, Bassoon and Piano by Claude Debussy reconstructed and arranged by Kenneth Cooper. International Music Co., 2013, SS, includes piano score and all parts. As above, this piece is based on Debussy's plans to write for this unusual combination which were never realized. Kenneth Cooper has created this work using using three Debussy pieces; 1. Étude (from the first etude of Douze Études written in 1916), 2. La sérénade interrompue (from the 1910 Préludes) and 3. "General Lavine" - eccentric (which was inspired by a London performance of the American comedian-juggler Edward La Vine  and was from Debussy's second book of preludes published in 1913). The Preface includes 7 pages of background information. College level.
36.50

G098: Combocom Klezmer for variable instrumentation arranged by Henner Diederich. Baerenretier (BA7660), 2004, SS. This folio includes 12 arrangements of popular klezmer tunes for flexible ensembles. Suggestions for performance are provided. The parts supplied are Melody 1 and 2 for both C and B-flat instruments, a Melody 3 for C instruments for four pieces, a bass part and a piano score. The Melody 1 in C and the piano part include chords. The bass and piano parts are easy while many of the melody parts are easy with some being more difficult. The pieces are as follows. Those marked (v) have the lyrics in Yiddish (English and German translations are at the back). Di Mesinke ojsgegebn (v)(Gave away the youngest daughter), Di Tsimbl (The Cimbalom), Dos Lidl fun goldenem Land (v)(Little song of the golden land), Frejlechs (Joyful), Her nor du sheyn meydele (v)(Listen pretty maiden), Jankele mit Rivkele (v), Sherele (Little shears), Jiddischer Tanz (Yiddish dance), Shabbes soll seyn (v)(Shabbes shall be), 7 Uhr 40 (7:40 a.m.), Un as der Rebbe lacht (v)(And when the Rabbi laughs), and Das Zitrönchen (The little lemon).
31.95

G168: Vierzehn Arten den Regen zu beschreiben (Fourteen Ways of Describing the Rain) Op. 70 Variations for flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano by Hanns Eisler. Edition Peters (EP 5219), 1976, SS, (includes all parts and piano score). Hanns Eisler (1898-1962) was a Austrian/German composer who was a student of Arnold Schoenberg. This piece was written in 1941 when Eisler was teaching in New York. During that period he had been writing film music and other works in a more popular vein but for this piece he returned to the twelve-tone method. It was composed for Arnold Schoenberg's 70th birthday celebration and is considered a masterpiece of the genre. College level with a duration of about 13 minutes.
40.95

G196: Nonetto Op. 38 for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, Viola, Violoncello and Double Bass by Louise Farrenc edited by William Scribner. InternationalOpus, 1996, SB/SS,. (includes parts and score). Jeanne-Louise Farrenc (1804-1875) was a French composer (she studied with Anton Riecha) and was professor of piano at the Paris Conservatoire for 30 years. This work was composed in 1849. It is in four movements: I. Adagio/Allegro, II. Andante Con Moto/Allegretto, III. Scherzo Vivace, and IV. Adagio/Allegro. This is an interesting piece with good parts for all players. Early college level with a duration of about 27 minutes. The parts have been created with attention to page turns.
55.95
G263: Handel Three Arias for Flute (or Oboe), Violin, Viola and Cello edited Graham Bastable. International Music Co., 2010, SS, includes parts and score (the score is 10 pages; each part is 4 pages). The three arias in these arrangements come from Handel's operas Alessandro and Radamisto and from his setting of John Milton's poem L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. They are presented in this order: Come and Trip It (Menuetto from L'Allegro), Ombra cara (Largo ma non troppo from Radamisto) and Lusinghe piu care (Allegro ma non troppo from Alessandro). Not too difficult, early college level at most. Click on the cover image to view the first page of the score.
18.50

G158: Concertante in B-flat major Hob. I:105 for Oboe, Bassoon, Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra (Piano Reduction) by Joseph Haydn edited by Sonja Gerlach with piano reduction by Siegfried Petrenz. Henle, 2007, PB. This piece was written by Haydn while in London in 1792 and was very warmly received. The "solo" parts alternate between solo passages and playing along with the rest of the orchestra in tuttis. In three movements: I. Allegro, II. Andante (in 6/8), and II. Allegro con spirito.
39.95

G137: Drei Stüke für fünf Instrumente (Three Pieces for Five Instruments) for Clarinet, Trumpet (in C), Violin, Doublebass and Piano by Paul Hindemith. Schott, 1925, SS, (includes piano score and all parts). Three pieces for a somewhat unusal combination of instruments. I. Scherzando, II. Langsame Achtel, and III. Lebhafte Halbe. College level.
Hindemith, Chamber Music with Clarinet - Csaba Klenyán
19.95

G157: Ragtimes - Joplin for Chamber Ensemble (Strings, Winds or Mixed) by Scott Joplin arranged by György Horváth. Editio Musica Budapest, 1990. SS. This book contains 18 Joplin pieces in two or three parts. The two part pieces are (rags unless noted): Peacherine Rag, The Strenuous Life, A Breeze from Alabama (march), The Chrysanthemum (intermezzo), Solace (serenade), The Cascades, Paragon Rag, The Nonpareil, Elite Syncopations, Rose Leaf Rage, Weeping Willow, and Fig Leaf Rag. The three part arrangements are of: Original Rags, The Easy Winners, The Entertainer, Bethena (waltz) Scott Joplin's New Rag, and Pleasant Moments (ragtime waltz). The parts are, C instruments treble clef (all parts in score format), first part for B-flat instruments, second part for B-flat instruments, third part for B-flat instruments, second and third part for viola, second and third parts for bass clef instruments (includes tenor cleft).
32.95

G100: Combocom El Cóndor pasa for variable instrumentation arranged by Jean Kleeb. Baerenreiter (BA7663), 2005, SS. This Combocom has 16 arrangements of pieces from Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, and Brazil. The parts supplied are Melody 1 and 2 for both C and B-flat instruments, a bass part, a vocal part (15 pieces have lyrics) and a piano score which also includes some rhythms (and in some cases full parts) for percussion instruments. Many of these pieces call for flute or flutes in the melody parts. The lyrics are in Spanish or Portuguese with English and German translations in the back. The pieces are: El Condor pasa (Peru), Bandeira branca (Samba - Brazil), Nieve en los Andes (Peru), La Mariposa (Bolivia), Carnavalito (Argentina), Cucurrucucu paloma (Mexico), Maracatu (Brazil), Baiao (Brazil), Balaio (Brazil), Baila Negra (Colombia), Fiesta de San Benito (Bolivia), Mulher Rendeira (Brazil), Senora Chichera (Bolivia), Samba-Lele (Brazil), Tche Nane (Brazil), and Un poquito cantas. Some pieces such as the title song are intermediate level with the rest more difficult.
29.95

G099: Combocom Samba-Salsa-Son for variable instrumentation arranged by Jean Kleeb. Baerenreiter (BA7662), 2004, SS. This folio includes 9 arrangements of Latin American pieces (including some originals by the arranger) for a small combo. Brief suggestions for performance are provided. The parts supplied are Melody 1 and 2 for both C and B-flat instruments, a bass part and a piano score which also includes some rhythms for Latin percussion instruments. Most pieces have chords in the Melody 1 in C and the piano part. Five piece have at least some lyrics. Upper intermediate level and in a few cases a bit beyond. The pieces are Goza mi mambo (Cuba), Sambinha 1 (samba), Mandinga (Cuba), Mulher Rendeira (Brazil), Tico-tico no fuba (Brazil), Tango in B minor, Tango in G minor, Guajira, and Fiesta de San Benito (Bolivia).
29.95

G206: Notturno aus Op. 18 ("Kurze Musikstücke") for Clarinet, Horn and Guitar by Wenzeslaus Matiegka. Philomele Editions (PE 2056), SS, (includes parts and score). Wenzeslaus Matiegka (1773-1830) was a Bohemian guitar player and composer of the early Viennese guitar period. The horn part is for E-flat horn. In four movements: I. Tema und Variationen (4 variations), II. Menuetto (Allegro), III. Zingara (Andante), and IV. Marcia (Maestoso). This is one of only two works known to the publisher for this combination. The parts look interesting. Early college level.
20.95

G093: Quartet for the End of Time (Quatuor pour la Fin du Temps) for Clarinet in B-flat, Violin, Cello and Piano by Olivier Messiaen. Durand, 1942, PB. This is the full performing edition with individual parts for the clarinet and strings and piano score. Included in the clarinet part is the solo Abîme des oiseaux (Abyss of the Birds). We have two books about this piece: Messiaen - Quatour pour la fin du Temps which is primarily about the music and For the End of Time, The Story of the Messiaen Quartet which focuses on the creation of the composition and the historical context.
Messiaen Quartet for the End of TimeOlivier Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time - Cohler
64.95
G166: Nonet (Nonetto #2) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello, and double bass by Bohuslav Martinu. Kalmas. This piece was written in 1959 at the very end of Martinu's life. It is in three movements: I. Poco Allegro, II. Andante, III. Allegretto. The first and last movements are in the style of Eastern European dances while the middle movement at least at the beginning evokes a nocturnal atmosphere. College level with a duration of about 16:15. The score is our catalog number G166; the parts are G167.
Parts
44.95



Score
39.95

C2132: Quartet for Clarinet, French Horn, Cello, and Snare Drum by Bohuslav Martinu. Panton/Schott, 1975, SS. Includes parts and score. This piece was written in 1924, shortly after Martinu arrived in Paris to study. It is in three movements: I. Allegro moderato, II. Poco Andante and III. Allegretto (ma non troppo). Upper college level with a duration of about 13 minutes. Here is an audio recording.
28.95


WW342: Eclectic Trio for Flute, Clarinet, and Alto Saxophone by Catherine McMichael. Alry Publications, 2004, SS, includes parts and score. This trio of dances for a somewhat unusual combination of instruments is in three movements: I. Sarabande, II. Tango Lánguido, and III. Jitterbug. The clarinet part was originally written for an A clarinet but a B-flat part is also included. This is an early college level/college level piece with a duration of about 5:30. You can listen to all three movements on the publisher's website or watch them on YouTube. Here is Jitterbug. Click on the cover image to see a sample page from the score.
21.95
G270: Serenata-Invano for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Cello and Double Bass by Carl Nielsen. Ludwig Masters Publications, SS, includes parts and score. Also known as Serenata in vano. This piece was written in 1914. Sectional: Allegro non troppo ma brioso, Un poco adagio, and Tempo di marcia. Duration about 7:30. College level but on the easier side. You can read more about the piece here and listen to it here.
11.95
G264: Quintet Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet (in A), violin, viola and double bass by Serge Prokofieff. Boosey & Hawkes, 1927, SS, parts only. This is an advanced work in six movements. Here is one of several performances that are on YouTube.
79.95
G199: Introduction et Allegro for harp, string quartet, flute and clarinet in A (Parts) by Maurice Ravel. Durand, 1906, SS. Despite the mundane title, this is a wonderful piece of music and a showcase for the harp. The brief introduction is at a slow tempo . The Allegro which follows without a break has many slower and faster sections. This is an advanced/professional level work. Duration is around 10:30. Here is a nice performance on YouTube.

G200: Introduction et Allegro for harp, string quartet, flute and clarinet in A (Score) by Maurice Ravel. Durand, 1906, SS, 37 pages.
Parts
29.95


Score
14.95

G222: Partita in F Major for 3 Oboes, 2 Horns, Bassoon and Double Bass by Antonio Rosetti edited by Bernhard Päuler. Edition Kunzelmann, 1970, SS. includes parts and score. Rosetti (1750-1792) was also known as Anton Rössler or Rossler. In four movements: Allegro molto, Andante grazioso, Menuetto fresco, and Allegretto. Early college level (also suitable for many adult ensembles) with most of the difficulty in the first oboe part and for the horns in the Andante grazioso movement.
32.95
G260: The Forty Club for wind trio and rhythm section by Mike Rossi. Advance Music, 2013, SS, includes parts and score. The wind parts for this are Part 1: C instruments, B-flat instruments, or alto sax; Part 2: B-flat instruments or alto sax; Part 3: tenor or baritone sax or trombone. There is a rhythm section part and the score can also be used. This piece was inspired by the composer's 40th birthday. While written in 4/4, it should have a 12/8 African Jazz Feel. There is a spot for solos and a written out section that can be used for solos or played tutti. You can view sample pages and listen to sound clips here on the publisher's website. Since this isn't in our regular line of music we have put this $30.95 piece on sale.
21.95
G272: K.G. Cape Town for wind trio and rhythm section by Mike Rossi. Advance Music, 2013, SS, includes parts and score. The wind parts for this are Part 1: C instruments, B-flat instruments, or alto sax, Part 2: alto or tenor sax, Part 3: baritone sax or trombone. There are three copies of the rhythm section part. This piece is dedicated to Kevin Gibson one of the one of South Africa's greatest drummers who is from Cape Town. There are open sections for solos and also several short drum breaks. You can view sample pages here on the publisher's website.
301.95
G261: Scungilli for wind trio and rhythm section by Mike Rossi. Advance Music, 2013, SS, includes parts and score. The wind parts for this are Part 1: C instruments, B-flat instruments, or alto sax; Part 2: B-flat instruments or alto sax; Part 3: tenor or baritone sax or trombone. There is a rhythm section part and the score can also be used. This piece was inspired by the composer's student days in Boston where Scungilli was often on the menu. It is a Medium Up Swing in F-sharp minor. There is an extended open sections for solos in the middle of the piece. You can view sample pages and listen to sound clips here on the publisher's website. Since this isn't in our regular line of music we have put this $30.95 piece on sale.
21.95
G236: Serenade for Mary: A musical Get-well Card for flute, clarinet, and string quartet by Rick Sowash. Rick Sowash Publishing Co., 1998, SS, includes parts and score. Composed in 1979, in praise of Mary Hoffman. I. Overture toward Mary (Allegro marcato), II. Lullabye for Mary (Lento), III. Scherzo on Mary (Presto), IV. Spiritus Maria (Adagio, Lento non troppo), and V. Theme and Mary-ations (Moderato). She recovered quickly. College level with a duration of about 21 minutes.
Rick Sowash: Serenade - Gringras
39.95
G204: Papageno-Polka on Motives from the Magic Flute for Clarinet in A (or Flute or Violin), Trumpet, Tuba and Piano by Ludwig Stasny arranged and edited by Kenneth Cooper. International Music Co., 2010, SS. Includes parts and piano score. This edition contains extensive notes (5 pages) on all aspects of this piece (first published in 1856) which was originally for orchestra (both large and small) but was also available for piano. Advanced high school level and up.
24.75
G174: Octet in F maj D 803 Op. post. 166 for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, 2 Violins, Viola, Violoncello, and Double Bass by Franz Schubert edited by Arnold Feil. Baerenreiter (BA 5617), 1969/2007, (parts only). This work was written by Schubert in early 1824 but he was unsuccessful in finding a publisher. It is a lengthy work (about an hour) in six movements: Adagio/Allegro, Adagio, Allegro vivace, Andante (with 7 variations), Menuetto (Allegretto), and Andante molto/Allegro. The Andante was written for clarinet in C but a B-flat clarinet part is included. Early college level.
43.95
C704: Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales) Four Pieces Op. 132 for clarinet (or violin), viola and piano by Robert Schumann edited by Joachim Draheim. Breitkopf, 1988, SS, (includes all parts and piano score). Four short movements:  I. Lebhaft, nich zu schnell, II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert, III. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck, and IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert. This is beautiful writing for all three instruments in a style similar to the Fantasy Pieces, with flowing melody and accompaniment in other instruments. A nice recital piece for college and professional level performers. Includes notes by the editior.
22.50
G233: Quartet in E-flat major Op. 8/2 for Oboe, Horn, Viola and Violoncello by Carl Stamitz edited by Bernhard Päuler. Amadeus Verlag, 2009, SS, includes parts and score. The horn part is in F. This is one of six quartets that make up Op. 8. The melody may be played on a C clarinet or flute instead of the oboe. It is in three movements: Allegro, Andante, and Rondeau (Allegretto). This work is appropriate for advanced high school, early college, or adult amateurs.
22.95
G202: Till Eulenspiegel - Einmal Anders by Richard Strauss, arranged for violin, clarinet in B-flat, horn, bassoon, and double bass by Franz Hasenöhrl. C.F. Peters, 1954, SS. An unusual arrangement of this famous work which was first performed by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The violin part also servers as a condensed conductor's score. 
36.95
G139: Rain Spell for flute, clarinet, harp, piano and vibraphone by Toru Takemitsu. Schott (Japan), 1983, SS. This is a "performance score" with the clarinet and alto flute part transposed (the flutist doubles).  Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) was among the most important of those Japanese composers who have written music in the Western tradition while incorporating the Japanese identity and traditions. The title is suggestive of the sound of these piece which has a duration of about 10 minutes. A page of explanation of the abbreviations and symbols (all in English) is included and fingerings for flute and clarinet for unusual trills and tremolos and some multiphonics are printed where they are performed. (You can listen to the first part of this for free at naxos.com.)
22.95
G211: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Viola by Randall Thompson. ECS Publishing (E.C. Schirmer Music Co.), 1941, SS, includes parts and score. Randall Thompson (1899-1984) was an American composer and music educator, better know for his choral works although he wrote three symphonies and several string quartets in addition to this work. In five relatively short movements: I. Gaio, II. Adagio assai, III. Allegro, IV. Lento religioso, and V. Grave/Allegretto. Advanced high school/early college level.
27.75
S450: À feu (With Fire) for Tenor Saxophone, Bandonéon, Piano, and Double Bass by Julio M. Viera. Lemoine, 2003, SS, (includes a score and individual parts for all instrutments). A contemporary tango.

20.95
 G101: Trio in D for clarinet in A (violin), horn (viola/bassoon/basset horn/bass clarinet) and piano by Richard Walthew. Rosewood, 2000. Richard Walthew (1872-1951) was a British composer with a special affinity for chamber music. This piece is of intermediate length and in three movements: I. Allegro Moderato, II. Allegretto, and III. Lento/Allegro non troppo. Early college level.
21.95
G138: Quartett Op. 22 for Violin, Clarinet in A, Tenor Saxophone, and Piano by Anton Webern. Universal Edition, 1932, SS, includes parts and piano score. In two movements: I. Sehr mäßig and II. Sehr Schwungvoll. The current price of this piece is $43.95. We have two copies at this price.
37.95
C2017: From Here on Farther for Violin, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet and Piano by Stephen Wolpe. Peer-Southern Concert Music, 1984/1993, SS, includes parts and piano score. Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972) was born, studied and began his career in Germany, but moved to Palestine in 1934 and to the United States in 1938. This work was written in 1969. This work is in three sections, each of which begins with the same material. The score includes notes on the piece and the editing. This an advanced work with a duration of about 6 minutes. Here is a link to a recording.
17.95

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