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  • A Minuit fut fait un Réveil – Woodwind Quintet

    The 17th century French carol “At Midnight there sounded an Alarm” recounts the biblical Christmas story in strophic form. The verses offer the opportunity to feature each instrument of the woodwind quintet in a series of variations.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:30 / 20 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: C-Eb-C

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Arabian Dance – Woodwind Quintet

    The Suite of movements extracted by Tchaikovsky from his ballet music for The Nutcracker was an immediate success. As prevalent as the complete ballet The Nutcracker is today, it is hard to imagine that it took years, and perhaps the staging of George Balanchine, for it to become popular.

    Some of the most memorable pieces from the suite are the Characteristic Dances. In Act II of the ballet, these movements are employed to introduce different residents of the “Land of Sweets.”  Tchaikovsky’s orchestration makes adept use of wind instrument color. This translates very effectively in arrangements for the woodwind quintet.

    The Arabian Dance (Danse arabe) makes use of hypnotic ostinato and reed sounds to create a wonderful piece of Orientalia. In the ballet, this music introduces coffee.

    An optional Tambourine part is included; however, it is not notated in the score.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 18 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Gm

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 17 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Gm

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Chinese Dance – Woodwind Quintet

    The Suite of movements extracted by Tchaikovsky from his ballet music for The Nutcracker was an immediate success. As prevalent as the complete ballet The Nutcracker is today, it is hard to imagine that it took years, and perhaps the staging of George Balanchine, for it to become popular.

    Some of the most memorable pieces from the suite are the Characteristic Dances. In Act II of the ballet, these movements are employed to introduce different residents of the “Land of Sweets.”  Tchaikovsky’s orchestration makes adept use of wind instrument color. This translates very effectively in arrangements for the woodwind quintet.

    The Chinese Dance (Danse chinoise), used to introduce Tea, employs low horn and bassoon in a constant rhythm. This contrasts the famous recurring upper register flute theme.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 1:05 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Coventry Carol – Woodwind Quintet

    This carol was part of the mystery pageant plays in Coventry England appearing as early as the 16th century. This arrangement employs the Baroque form of continuous variations over a repeating bass line (or ground).

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:10 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Dm

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Dance of the Mirlitons – Woodwind Quintet

    The Suite of movements extracted by Tchaikovsky from his ballet music for The Nutcracker was an immediate success. As prevalent as the complete ballet The Nutcracker is today, it is hard to imagine that it took years, and perhaps the staging of George Balanchine, for it to become popular.

    Some of the most memorable pieces from the suite are the Characteristic Dances. In Act II of the ballet, these movements are employed to introduce different residents of the “Land of Sweets.”  Tchaikovsky’s orchestration makes adept use of wind instrument color. This translates very effectively in arrangements for the woodwind quintet.

    In this arrangement of Dance of the Toy Flutes (Danse des Mirlitons), flute, oboe and clarinet offer the famous “reed pipe” choir while horn and bassoon supply other elements of the orchestral texture.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:35 / 17 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: D

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Deck the Halls – Woodwind Quintet

    This popular carol’s English lyric dates from the late 19th century but it’s melody goes back to 16th century Wales. The arrangement for woodwind quintet is a series of variations designed to be fun for each member of the quintet to play. In the end though, it’s a real showcase for the bassoon.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:45 / 19 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb-C-Bb

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Il est né, le devin Enfant – Woodwind Quintet

    Il est né, le devin Enfant, a French Christmas carol, occupies an unusual position between the secular and the sacred. Suitably, this instrumental version can find a place on different types of programs. A joyous carol, the text of the chorus tells us to celebrate by playing oboes and sounding bagpipes.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 14 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: C-Db

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Jingle Bell Rag – Woodwind Quintet

    This piece dresses this most familiar of holiday songs in ragtime attire. Members of an audiences may listen for a few moments before realizing they are hearing Jingle Bells.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:55 / 20 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: C-F-C

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • March – Woodwind Quintet

    The Suite of movements extracted by Tchaikovsky from his ballet music for The Nutcracker was an immediate success. As prevalent as the complete ballet The Nutcracker is today, it is hard to imagine that it took years, and perhaps the staging of George Balanchine, for it to become popular.

    Some of the most memorable pieces from the suite are the Characteristic Dances. In Act II of the ballet, these movements are employed to introduce different residents of the “Land of Sweets.”  Tchaikovsky’s orchestration makes adept use of wind instrument color. This translates very effectively in arrangements for the woodwind quintet.

    In the March (Marche et petit galop des enfants) from Act I, children act as soldiers to music that is at the same time martial and innocent.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:40 / 23 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: G

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Praetorius: Two Christmas Pieces – Woodwind Quintet

    Es ist ein Ros’ Entsprungen and Gespräch der Hirten zu Bethlehem (Colloquy of the Shepherds) are two pieces by Michael Praetorius, one well known and the other, less so. The original test of Gespräch, a retelling of Luke 2:15, juxtaposes the earthly and the divine using both German and Latin.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 1:55 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Ab-Eb

    Score & Parts $21.00