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African  


Valerie ColemanNkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

 
 
Sung originally as a hymn, Sontonga’s 1897 melody Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika focused on text to stir the heart and give strength to millions during struggles in South African history. Adopted as the African National Congress anthem, and later as the national anthem of South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, this rendition for woodwinds by flutist/composer Valerie Coleman is upbeat and celebratory.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-0341 . . . $29.00


Samuel Coleridge-TaylorA ba boleki nwana! (They Will Not Lend Me a Child!)

Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912), whose father was from the West African nation of Sierre Leone, adapted this East African folk-song – a childless mother’s lament “They will not lend me a child!” (Swahili) adding Western style harmonization and counterpoint. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 4-5 minutes.
WW5-0345 . . . $22.00


Joseph ShabalalaMbube – Nansi Imali

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

A South African “call and response” piece in the popular style known as mbube, made famous by the a capella singing group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. A black township miners’ song (“There’s Money”) by lead singer Joseph Shabalala, as transcribed by Stephen Barber and arranged by Adam Lesnick. Beautiful rhythmic harmonies with vocal inflections and optional improv for the hornist.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 6 minutes.
WW5-0108 . . . $30.00


Enoch Mankayi SontongaNkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

 
 
Sung originally as a hymn, Sontonga’s 1897 melody Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika focused on text to stir the heart and give strength to millions during struggles in South African history. Adopted as the African National Congress anthem, and later as the national anthem of South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, this rendition for woodwinds by flutist/composer Valerie Coleman is upbeat and celebratory.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-0341 . . . $29.00


Fela SowandeObangiji

A wind quintet transcription of a West African Yoruba anthem (“Praise”) by the Nigerian-born organist/composer, Fela Sowande (1905-1987). Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in USA and Canada only)

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4-5 minutes.
WW5-9858 . . . $23.00


Becky SteltznerHambani Kakuhle Kwela

This short, upbeat encore piece was composed by Cape Town Philharmonic clarinetist Becky Steltzner in the style of the popular South African Pennywhistle Tune known as the kwela (originally from the country of Malawi).

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9853 . . . $22.00


Justinian TamusuzaAbaafa Luli

 
 
An exciting and unique woodwind quintet based on the traditional African folk music of Uganda. “In this short piece, Tamusuza creates a rich polyrhythmic texture, woven not just by wind instruments but also hand-held maracas and stamping feet. The main theme sounds like a rhythmically energized hymn tune....a mosaic of African and European genres. The climactic ending to Abaafa Luli – rapid and resounding rhythms – served to delight and exhilarate the listener.”

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 8 minutes.
WW5-9505 . . . $34.00


African-American  


Louis Armstrong — Yes, I’m in the Barrel!

One of jazz trumpeter Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong’s early Hot Five charts gives the clarinetist and hornist a chance to wail! Transcribed by hornist David Jolley.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-9855 . . . $25.00


Valerie ColemanAfro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet

 
 
This virtuoso tour de force is in three movements: Afro (based on the Afro-Cuban clave rhythm), Vocalise (prayer evolving into a hot Havana day) and Danza (quick rhumba with variations). Destined to become a woodwind quintet standard.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 16 minutes.
WW5-0730 . . . $45.00


Valerie ColemanUmoja – A Kwanzaa Celebration

 
 
Coleman is a distinct voice in a new generation of African-American artists who bring their cultural heritage to classical music. An original “groove-based” composition, Umoja is Swahili for “unity.” Chosen as one of Chamber Music America's “100 Great American Works”.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-0340 . . . $32.00


Valerie Coleman — Spirituals, Vol. 1 - Little David Play on Your Harp!, Steal Away and Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit

 
 
Valerie’s adaptations of three traditional African-American spirituals work individually or as a set for recitals, educational concerts or church services. Little David - mischievous with an old Mississippi feel; Steal Away - slow but joyous tribute to the late entertainer Gregory Hines; Ev’ry Time - a good ol’ hand-clapping tune, upbeat but offbeat.

Suited for:

             

For Woodwind Quintet, 10 minutes.
WW5-0520 . . . $36.00


Marvin V. CurtisThree Traditional Spirituals

These arrangements by Marvin V. Curtis (Roll Jordan, Roll; By An’ By; and Great Day) were broadcast on N.P.R.’s Performance Today and are equally suited for student or professional recitals, educational concerts and church services.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 9 minutes.
WW5-9517 . . . $18.00


Scott JoplinRagtime Dance

One of the most popular Scott Joplin rags complete with foot stomping! Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9501 . . . $12.00


Scott JoplinSolace – A Mexican Serenade

Used in the movie The Sting, this well known Scott Joplin piece has a Latin influenced bass line. Arranged by Earl C. North.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 3-4 minutes.
WW5-9660 . . . $15.00


William Grant StillFolk Suite #4

 
 
Arranged from Still’s original version for Flute, Clarinet, Cello and Piano, this collection of contrasting Latin American songs contains three memorable tunes, El Monigote (Venezuela), Anda Buscando de Rosa en Rosa (Mexico), and Tayeras (Afro-Brazilian).

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 6 minutes.
WW5-9551 . . . $19.00


William Grant StillMiniatures

 
 
Aired on N.P.R.’s Performance Today and performed at the Kennedy Center, the five contrasting movements display a variety of Afro, Anglo, Latino and Native American musical styles; I Ride An Old Paint (Cowboy Song - U.S.A.), Adolorido (Mexico), Jesus Is A Rock In The Weary Land (Spiritual, bluesy clarinet solo - U.S.A.), Yaravi (Peru) and A Frog Went A-Courtin’ (U.S.A.). This arrangement by Adam Lesnick makes a perfect selection for recitals and educational concerts.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 12 minutes.
WW5-9615 . . . $26.00


William Grant StillSummerland

 
 
One of the most beautiful and popular William Grant Still melodies, this arrangement of an excerpt from Three Visions for piano is well suited for woodwind timbres. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9550 . . . $16.00


Arabic  


Gamal Abdel-RahimBohayrat Al-Lotus (The Lotus Pond)

 
 
A quintet arrangement of an Egyptian melody by the leading 20th Century Egyptian composer known as the “Bartok of Egypt.” Ornamented solo lines for flute, oboe and clarinet, and unusual harmonies based on Arabic modes (maqamat). Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-0178 . . . $28.00


Asian  


Soong Fu-YuanZhong Guo Xiao Jing (Little Scenes from China)

 
 
Soong’s quintet in the style of traditional Chinese music is in five short, contrasting movements depicting various scenes of China, old and new. The movements are New Year’s Day, A Little Boat on the River Li, Fast Ride on the South Sea, In the Moonlight, Thinking of a Place Far, Far Away, and Flower Drum Song. A beautiful work, full of energy and hauntingly beautiful sonorities and harmonies, perfect for recitals, educational concerts, multicultural programming and jobs.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 11 minutes.
WW5-9830 . . . $39.00


Taki Rentaro — Kojo-no-tsuki/Hana (Japanese Song Fantasy)

 
 
Bassoonist Alan Leech’s adaptation of two well known Japanese melodies by Taki Rentaro, Kojo-no-tsuki (Moonlight on the Ruined Castle) and Hana (Cherry Blossoms).

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-9832 . . . $25.00


Australian  


Percy Grainger — Australian Up-Country Tune

 
 
Don’t forget your mates Down Under! Grainger said: “I had wished to voice the Australian up-country feeling as Stephen Foster had voiced American country-side feelings in his songs.” A very short chorale, arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 1-2 minutes.
WW5-9810 . . . $14.00


Baroque, Classical, Romantic  


Johann Sebastian BachFugue in A Minor

Bach’s well known fugue is well suited for the five quintet voices in this quintet transcription by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9561 . . . $14.00


Johann Sebastian BachItalian Concerto

Bach’s harpsichord work is an excellent and challenging recital showcase for all five players; a great selection for jobs or church, as transcribed by clarinetist Jack Graham.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 12 minutes.
WW5-9805 . . . $29.00


Ludwig van Beethoven — Für Elise

Beethoven’s popular piano piece, arranged for quintet by William Scribner.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-0101 . . . $15.00


Johannes BrahmsHungarian Dance No. 5

This arrangement of Brahms’ famous Slavic dance features the clarinet and flute, and is an exciting choice for recitals, jobs and educational concerts. Arranged by Elizabeth Encarnacion.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9560 . . . $14.00


François Couperin — Les Baricades Mistérieuses

One of the most popular pieces of the French baroque master (“The Mysterious Baricades”), a beautiful, undulating meditation on cycles of fifths and chord changes in Bb. Arranged by William Scribner.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-0102 . . . $15.00


Claude DebussyClair de lune

A beautiful arrangement of this well known melody by bassoonist William Scribner.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-9808 . . . $24.00


Antonin DvorakHumoreske

The popular piano piece features the flutist. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 2-3 minutes.
WW5-9502 . . . $12.00


Edward Elgar — “Trio” from Pomp and Circumstance

The perennial graduation favorite in an arrangement for quintet by Earl C. North. Includes optional endings to provide for longer versions.

Suited for:

 

For Woodwind Quintet, 3+ minutes.
WW5-0103 . . . $15.00


Louise FarrencNonetto

 
 
One of the first women composers to gain wide regard throughout Europe, Farrenc studied composition with Hummel and Reicha and received critical acclaim from Schumann and Berlioz. One of her most successful works, the Nonetto in Eb is similar to the Beethoven Septet and the Schubert Octet, featuring solo lines for all of the instruments. The premiere of the Nonetto featured legendary 19-year-old violinist Josef Joachim and catapulted Farrenc to near-celebrity status as a composer, so much so that the Paris Conservatoire agreed to put her salary in line with its male professors!

Suited for:

   

For Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Woodwind Quintet, 26 minutes.
MC-9601 . . . $56.00


Charles Gounod — Funeral March of a Marionette

Known as Alfred Hitchcock’s theme, this march will be an audience favorite for recitals or educational concerts. Arranged by William Scribner.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-9605 . . . $16.00


Joseph HaydnSerenade

This arrangement of the familiar second movement from Haydn’s string quartet, Opus 3, No. 5, is an excellent selection for any playing engagement. Arranged by William Scribner.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 3 minutes.
WW5-9606 . . . $9.00


Joseph HaydnSymphony No. 104, “London”, First Movement

This quintet arrangement of the entire first movement of Haydn’s last full symphony is an excellent recital showpiece or an outstanding substantial classical piece for jobs. Arranged by Edward Benyas.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 8 minutes.
WW5-9607 . . . $26.00


Fritz Kreisler — Liebesfreud

Fritz Kreisler’s famous violin encore is a showpiece for your flutist. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in USA only).

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 3-4 minutes.
WW5-9516 . . . $16.00


Marin MaraisLe Basque

The famous one minute encore piece used by horn virtuoso Dennis Brain, who called it “a little French dance which also happens to be the shortest piece I know”. A horn feature, arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 1 minutes.
WW5-9515 . . . $10.00


Wolfgang Amadeus MozartClarinet Concerto, II, “Adagio”

A transcription by Adam Lesnick, suitable for recitals, church and jobs.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 4-5 minutes.
WW5-9812 . . . $16.00


Wolfgang Amadeus MozartHorn Concerto No. 4, II and III

This transcription of the Adagio and Rondo from Mozart’s 4th Concerto is suitable for recitals, instrumental demos and jobs. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 9 minutes.
WW5-9890 . . . $24.00


Wolfgang Amadeus MozartTurkish March

An arrangement of the popular piano encore by William Scribner.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 3-4 minutes.
WW5-9813 . . . $12.00


Modeste Mussorgsky — “Promenade” from Pictures at an Exhibition

The famous exhibit visitor’s Promenade that serves as the central theme throughout Mussorgsky’s 1874 work. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 1 minutes.
WW5-9533 . . . $7.00


Amilcare Ponchielli — “Dance of the Hours” from La Giocanda

An exciting arrangement of this ballet selection by Edward Benyas. Sections of this piece are known to audiences as “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” and hippos with tutus from Fantasia. Some English horn doubling and optional piccolo.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 9-10 minutes.
WW5-9806 . . . $29.00


Maurice Ravel — “La Flûte enchantée” from Schéhérezade

A transcription of the 2nd movement of the song cycle including the complete orchestral flute part. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in USA only).

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 3-4 minutes.
WW5-9622 . . . $16.00


Maurice RavelPavane pour une infante défunte

An arrangement retaining the horn solos and all woodwind solos which works perfectly for the woodwind quintet; an excellent choice for recitals and jobs. Includes two sets of cuts for shorter versions. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in USA only).

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-9514 . . . $19.00


Maurice RavelTrois Beaux Oiseaux du Paradis

Originally a choral work, the second in a set of three chansons, based on a World War I poem about a young girl visited by three birds of paradise bringing news of her faraway love, a soldier. Arranged by D. Wilson Ochoa. (Available in USA only).

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet.
WW5-9620 . . . $14.00


Ottorino Respighi — Selections from Ancient Airs and Dances

Three contrasting movements from Suite #1, Balletto, Villanella and Gagliarda, from the neo-Renaissance suite by Respighi. These transcriptions of the 1919 version are ideal for recitals, job or church. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in U.S.A. only)

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 10 minutes.
WW5-9604 . . . $26.00


Giacomo RossiniAndante from William Tell Overture

This arrangement by Adam Lesnick includes the complete flute and English horn solos from the original orchestra version with simple chordal accompaniment from the other three winds. A fun encore piece for a flute or English horn recital or woodwind quintet concert where the oboist plays English horn (such as the Nielsen Quintet).

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 3 minutes.
WW5-9511 . . . $10.00


Domenico Scarlatti — Scarlatti Folio

This collection of four Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas adapted for woodwind quintet is an excellent addition to the limited baroque literature available for winds. The four contrasting Sonatas include florid counterpoint and period ornaments. Arranged by Warren Wernick.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 12-13 minutes.
WW5-9608 . . . $22.00


Robert SchumannKinderszenen Suite (Scenes from Childhood)

These five selections from Schumann’s famous piano pieces include Curious Story, Blindman’s Bluff, Perfectly Contented, the famous Reverie (Traumerei) and At the Fireside. Arranged by Earl C. North.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 12-13 minutes.
WW5-9610 . . . $20.00


Church and Christmas  


Gabriel Fauré — “Pie Jesu” from Requiem

This vocal selection from Faure’s Requiem is ideal for concerts and church services. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 3-4 minutes.
WW5-9512 . . . $14.00


Victor Herbert — “March of the Toys” from Babes in Toyland

 
 
From the popular operetta by this turn of the century American composer, this well known selection will add a new dimension to your Christmas programs or recitals. Arranged by Earl C. North.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 5 minutes.
WW5-9642 . . . $16.00


Heinrich SchützThe Seven Words of Jesus Christ on the Cross

Three excerpts from a beautiful Renaissance motet are equally well suited for concerts or church services. Also available for flute quintet (flute choir) and double reed ensemble. Arranged by Earl C. North.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 6 minutes.
WW5-9601 . . . $13.00


Traditional — Deck the Halls in 7/8 Time

 
 
This rhythmically exciting and unique version of Deck the Halls will be a popular request for your Christmas concerts. Flute has optional double on piccolo. Arranged by James McKelvy and transcribed by Elizabeth Encarnación.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 2-3 minutes.
WW5-9651 . . . $18.00


Various – Classical (Church) — Church Album

J.S. Bach/G.F. Handel

Three selections by Bach, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,”“Bist du bei mir,” and “Sleepers awake!” and Handel’s “Pastoral Symphony” from The Messiah. Recognized and enjoyed by church-goers of many denominations, these pieces are suitable for student and professional quintets. Arranged by Frank Ferraro.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 12 minutes.
WW5-9650 . . . $22.00


Jewish and Israeli  


Gene KavadloKlezmer Dances

 
 
Four contrasting Jewish Klezmer dance movements as adapted by classical/Klezmer clarinetist Gene Kavadlo: Freylekh, Khosidl, Kolomeyke, and Kamariska. An excellent chance for your clarinetist to really wail, including Klezmer performance instructions for classical clarinetists. Memorable selections for recitals, student concerts or Jewish events.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 12 minutes.
WW5-0540 . . . $35.00


Rabbi Michel Twerski — Shnei Rikudim Chasidim (Two Hassidic Dances)

 
 
Two Hassidic Jewish selections, Rom’mu by Rabbi Michel Twerski, and the traditional nigun, Sherilah. These upbeat arrangements by oboist Edward Benyas will be favorites for recitals, educational concerts, weddings and other Jewish events.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 6 minutes.
WW5-9846 . . . $30.00


Various — Israel Album

 
 
An album of four favorite Israeli selections including the national anthem Hatikvah, Zemer Atik, Yerushalayim shel Zahav, and Erev shel Shoshanim. Arranged by oboist Edward M. Benyas.

Suited for:

         

For Woodwind Quintet, 12 minutes.
WW5-9848 . . . $40.00


Various – Yiddish (Jewish) — Yiddish Suite

Joseph Rumshinsky, Abraham Goldfaden and Abraham Ellstein

These simple arrangements of Yiddish favorites (“Schloimele Malkele”, “Shein Vi Di Levone”, “Roshenkis mit Mandlen”, “Oy S’iz Gut!”), as well as the traditional hora, “Havah Nagilah”, are perfect for Jewish weddings. Arranged by William Scribner.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 13 minutes.
WW5-9656 . . . $16.00


Latin-American, Caribbean  


Hector Campos ParsiSonetos Sagrados (Sacred Sonnets)

A leading composer of Puerto Rico, Campos Parsi (1925-1998) wrote this work for woodwind quintet and Spanish voice (soprano or tenor) to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage to the Americas. This challenging five movement recital piece is a fusion of modern composition with old world Spanish Renaissance poetry and musical styles.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet and Spanish Voice (Soprano or Tenor), 19 minutes.
WW5-0110 . . . $39.00


Ignacio CervantesSix Cuban Dances

A Cuban music pioneer, Cervantes employed lively Cuban rhythms in this set of six short Cuban Dances (originally for piano). These salon pieces work well for recitals, jobs and educational concerts. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 8 minutes.
WW5-9518 . . . $18.00


Paquito D’RiveraAires Tropicales

 
 
Currently in the repertoire of quintets worldwide, this exciting recital piece’s individual movements also work well for jobs and educational concerts. The seven movements are: Alborada, a slow introduction, Son with an ostinato Latin bass line, Habanera, similar to Ravel, Vals Venezolano, a lively Venezuelan waltz, Dizzyness, an homage to Dizzy Gillespie, Contredanza, an upbeat Cuban dance, and Afro, a rhythmic 6/8 dance over an African ostinato. Doubling on piccolo and English horn. “...Aires Tropicales was the concluding work and the most spectacularly successful.” The Washington Post

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 24 minutes.
WW5-9630 . . . $44.00


Paquito D’RiveraWapango

 
 
A lively Afro-Mexican dance (huapango) with a syncopated bass line – Wapango by Cuban-American Latin/jazz artist D’Rivera is perfect for a recital opener or encore, jobs or educational demos!

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9631 . . . $24.00


Ernesto LecuonaLa Comparsa (Carnival Procession) from Afro-Cuban Dances

Lecuona was one of Cuba’s most popular 20th Century composers and band leaders, and composed the well known Andalucia and Malagueña. He describes La Comparsa as follows: “The composition starts with the gradual approach of the procession [bassoon ostinato imitating pitched tambor drums] and carries one through all the excitement until the last faint notes of the departing parade die away in the distance.” Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9519 . . . $14.00


Astor PiazzollaLibertango

A brilliant, hard-driving arrangment of Piazzolla’s popular nuevo tango “song of liberty” including notated solos for flute, oboe and clarinet. A challenging arrangment by Imani Winds’ hornist Jeff Scott; recorded by the Imani Winds.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 5+ minutes.
WW5-0720 . . . $37.00


Astor PiazzollaMilonga Sin Palabras

A hauntingly beautiful song without words by the world renowned Argentinian tango composer and bandonéon virtuoso, arranged by bassoonist William Scribner.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 7 minutes.
WW5-9822 . . . $27.00


Astor PiazzollaOblivion

Piazzolla’s haunting and seductive milonga shows off the slow and sultry side of tango, giving all five players a chance to play expressive solos. Arranged by hornist Jeff Scott; recorded by the Imani Winds (www.imaniwinds.com).

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 6-7 minutes.
WW5-0721 . . . $32.00


Manuel PonceEstrellita (Little Star)

Manuel Ponce was one of the most prominent 20th Century Mexican composers, drawing from authentic Latin music in his compositions. Often mistaken for a folk song, Estrellita is a brief Mexican serenade which became a universal favorite after its initial 1914 publication. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 3 minutes.
WW5-9509 . . . $13.00


Various – Puerto Rican — Puerto Rico Suite

A collection of four dance selections from the two most prominent Puerto Rican composers of the 19th century. The first dance, La Borinqueña by Felix Astol, has also served as Puerto Rico’s national anthem. Includes three selections by Juan Morel Campos (No Me Toques, Laura Y Georgina, and Felices Dias). Lively, colorful arrangements illustrating the traditional Puerto Rican style of dance music; perfect for recitals, educational concerts or jobs. Arranged by William Scribner.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 14 minutes.
WW5-9655 . . . $24.00


Operatic Transcriptions  


Antonin Dvorak — “Song to the Moon” from Russalka

The beautiful aria from Act I, when the water sprite (mermaid) Rusalka begs the “pilgrim of the starry vault” to inform her mortal lover of her feelings. A challenging arrangment by Adam Lesnick in the original key of Gb.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 5-6 minutes.
WW5-0301 . . . $20.00


Jacques Halèvy — “Lorsqu’a toi je me suis donnee” from La Juive (The Jewess)

The heroic soprano/tenor duet from one of the great 19th century French grand operas by French-Jewish composer Halèvy. This stirring transcription for quintet explores a wide range of emotions and ends with an incredible climax. Arranged by Edward Benyas.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 6-7 minutes.
WW5-9634 . . . $20.00


Ruggiero Leoncavallo — “Vesti la guibba” from I Pagliacci

Canio’s melancholy aria from the end of Act I. Includes short and long versions. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-9529 . . . $13.00


Pietro Mascagni — “Intermezzo” from Cavaleria Rusticana

A transcription of Mascagni’s beautiful symphonic interlude, used in numerous films including Raging Bull. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in USA only).

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 3-4 minutes.
WW5-9513 . . . $12.00


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — “Deh vieni non tardar” from Le Nozze di Figaro

This famous soprano aria features the clarinet and retains the other woodwind solos. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 3 minutes.
WW5-9510 . . . $10.00


Giacomo PucciniPuccini Album, Volume I

A collection of four of the most beloved Puccini melodies. “Quando me’n vo’ soletta” (“Musette’s Waltz”), the most famous aria from La Boheme, is always a popular request for jobs; “E lucevan le stelle” from Tosca includes the clarinet solo from the opening of the aria and a duet for flute and horn; “Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly; “O mio babbino caro” from Gianni Schicchi, one of the most famous arias in all of opera literature, features the oboe and has a challenging bassoon part. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Available in U.S.A. only).

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 11 minutes.
WW5-9528 . . . $36.00


Giacomo PucciniPuccini Album, Volume II

This series of well known arias from Act 1 of La Boheme includes “Che gelida manina” which features a beautiful singing melody for the horn, and “Mi chiamano Mimi” with extended solo lines for all five musicians. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 9 minutes.
WW5-9632 . . . $32.00


Various – Italian — Italian Songs

Eduardo di Capua, Ernesto de Curtis, Luigi Denza and Ruggiero Leoncavallo

A collection of Neapolitan favorites (“O Sole Mio”, “Santa Lucia”, “Torna a Sorrento”, “Funiculi, Funicula”, “Mattinata” and “Ah, Marie”). Arranged by William Scribner. (Available in USA only).

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 15 minutes.
WW5-9654 . . . $24.00


Giuseppe Verdi — “Caro nome” and “La donna é mobile” from Rigoletto

Flute, oboe and clarinet trade off with the lead role in the first selection, while the horn takes the very famous bravura tenor aria. Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

       

For Woodwind Quintet, 7-8 minutes.
WW5-9654 . . . $19.00


Twentieth Century  


Jonathan Romeo — Light

In this one movement work, composer Jonathan Romeo distills something new; an evocative style filled with elements of classical, folk, rock and roll, and other popular musics. Clear and emotive melodies with influences from all the ages flow with rhythmic energy in this accessible fusion work.

Suited for:

 

For Woodwind Quintet, 5-6 minutes.
WW5-9670 . . . $25.00


Nino Rota — Theme from the Fellini Movie Amarcord

 
 
The haunting theme from the Federico Fellini movie about the antics of colorful characters in a small Italian town, written by Italy’s most well known film composer (Romeo and Juliet, The Godfather). Arranged by Adam Lesnick.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 4 minutes.
WW5-0105 . . . $19.00


Dmitri Shostakovich — “Polka” from The Golden Age

Shostakovich’s grotesquely witty “Polka” from the satirical 1930 ballets. Arranged by Adam Lesnick. (Optional piccolo doubling). By permission of G. Schirmer.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 3 minutes.
WW5-0531 . . . $22.00


Kurt Weill — Songs from The Threepenny Opera

A suite from the jazzy 1920’s “Beggars’ Opera” including the Overture, Solomon’s Song, Ballad of Gracious Living, Song of the Insufficiency of Human Endeavor, and the popular Mac the Knife. A wonderful arrangement by clarinetist Alan R. Kay.

Suited for:

     

For Woodwind Quintet, 16 minutes.
WW5-9813 . . . $42.00

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