Arranging Brahms’s Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op.23 as a quintet for piano and four winds allows realization of its implicit orchestral effects and incorporation of contrasting and beautiful woodwind sonorities while preserving its many special piano sonorities and its personal, chamber music qualities. Check out this appealing new arrangement by John Pratt.
Mot d'Amour (Love's Word) was written for violin and piano by the English composer Edward Elgar, who conceived it as a companion piece for his earlier work Salut d’Amour. Both pieces are light, charming, and highly romantic, and both works have now been adapted by NSM for alto flute. Check out our new edition of Mot d'Amour for alto flute and piano duet..
John Pratt has now completed his series of arrangements of Bartók’s For Children folksongs for winds, with publication today of his adaptations of seventeen Book 2 Slovakian songs for wind quartet. Visit the common listing article to learn more about For Children and all the duo, trio, and quartet wind arrangements created from Books 1 and 2, view preview pages of the scores, and listen to audio clips.