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  • Brahms - Drei Duette - 2 Voices and/or Instruments and Piano

    Brahms Drei-Duette nsmDrei Duette, Op.20, by Johannes Brahms


    Transcribed for Mixed Voice, Instruments, and Piano by John W. Pratt


    Score for Soprano, Alto, and Piano; Transcribed upper voice Parts for Violin/Oboe, Alto Flute, and A-Clarinet; and Transcribed lower voice Parts for Violin/Oboe, Alto Flute, A-Clarinet, and Viola; PDF $12.99

    Composed in 1858–1860, the Drei Duette, Op. 20, for soprano and alto are the earliest of Johannes Brahms' duets and quartets for solo voices and piano. The three songs are titled Weg der Liebe (1. Teil), Weg der Liebe (2.Teil), and Die Meere. Except for brief canonic passages in No. 1, the voices have the same words, sung simultaneously, mostly in parallel thirds and sixths. The accompaniments are straightforward, without Brahmsian ensemble challenges but not without harmonic interest. Many have found the songs Mendelssohnian. The words come from the collection Stimmen der Völker of Johann Gottfried Herder (1744–1803). The first two are translations by Herder of two parts of a Northern English folk poem Love will find out the Way. The third is Italian in origin.

    The vocal parts lie well for many instruments, opening the possibility of mixed voice and instrument, as well as fully-instrumental, performances. If one voice is replaced by an instrument, no words will be lost and the result will be a song with wonderful instrumental obbligato and piano accompaniment. If two instruments are used, the result is a beautiful "song without words." We include in our edition transcriptions of both voices for oboe/violin, alto flute in G, and clarinet in A, and of the lower voice for viola as well. Our transcriptions provide slurs to suggest a vocal style to instrumental players and to facilitate coordination of the instrumental parts with those of the voices. We also provide a re-notated piano/vocal score, in which repeat signs are used in the second and third songs to save page turns, rather than writing out the multiple stanzas as in the original. For those needing only the piano/vocal score, the Breitkopf & Härtel edition is in the public domain and freely available on imslp.org.

    Piano/Vocal Score, 10 pages; Instrumental Parts, 3 pages each; Total, 42 pages.

  • Weber - Andante e Rondo Ongarese - Alto Saxophone (and Piano)

    Weber Op.35 sax nsmAndante e Rondo Ongarese, Op.35, by Carl Maria von Weber


    Transcribed for Alto Saxophone (and Piano) by John W. Pratt
    Alto Saxophone Part, PDF $6.99

    In presenting our transcription of the Andante e Rondo Ongarese by Carl Maria von Weber for alto saxophone, we are keeping with a long-standing tradition of creating saxophone arrangements of 19th century recital pieces.  This piece was first written in 1809 for viola, but was revised in 1813 for bassoon, in which form it became increasingly popular.  NSM previously published our own version of Weber's Op.35 for clarinet, and after consultation with our saxophonist colleagues we decided to offer an alto saxophone version as well.  In preparing his transcriptions of this fun, challenging piece, John Pratt worked from the public domain edition for piano and bassoon at imslp.org, where a free pdf download of the piano part is available.  Our edition provides the transcribed solo part, which works perfectly with the pre-existing piano score.


    Alto Saxophone part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.

  • Hoffmeister - Sonata in D minor, Op.50, Duo 3 - Two Flutes

    Hoffmeister Op50No3 Fl-Fl nsmSonata in D minor, Op.50, Duo 3, by Franz Anton Hoffmeister

    Duet for Two Flutes
    Score and Parts, PDF $11.25

    Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812) was a German music publisher and prolific composer. He studied law in Vienna, but after becoming captivated by the music scene in that city he devoted the rest of his life to music. His compositional output includes numerous symphonies and overtures, operas, string quartets, pieces for piano, and a great many compositions for flute, including concertos and chamber works. Noteworthy Sheet Music's edition of the Sonata in D minor, Duo 3 from Hoffmeister's Trois Duos pour Deux Flûtes, Op.50 was edited and notated by Richard A. Evans and Bronnie Stroud. Years ago, Mr. Evans located several original editions of 18th and 19th century flute duets, long since out of print, at the Library of Congress. He found them quite enjoyable to play, and undeserving of their current obscurity. NSM agreed and is offering updated editions of these flute-flute duets, as well as editions transcribed for flute and clarinet (browse under under Wind Ensembles or Clarinet).

    mp3 iconClick the mp3 icon to listen to a short audio sample of the Hoffmeister Sonata in D minor first movement, performed and recorded by Demi Stevens, a former student of Richard Evans, playing both parts of the duet.
    "This is a fabulous duet and has been incredibly fun to practice. Thank you for making it available!"
    "Cheers to my mentor's awesome arrangement. I hope you enjoy! With love and admiration, ~Demi"

    Score, 15 pages; Flute-1 part, 8 pages; Flute-2 part, 8 pages; Total, 34 pages.

     

  • Hoffmeister - Sonata in D minor - Flute and Clarinet

    Hoffmeister Op50Duo3 fl-cl nsmSonata in D minor, Op.50, Duo 3, by Franz Anton Hoffmeister


    Duet transcribed for Flute and Bb Clarinet
    Score and Parts, PDF $11.25


    Noteworthy Sheet Music published an edition of the Sonata in D minor, Duo 3 from Hoffmeister's Trois Duos pour Deux Flûtes, Op.50, after being contacted by flutist Richard A. Evans. Years ago, Mr. Evans had located several editions of 18th and 19th century flute duets, long since out of print, at the Library of Congress. Finding them quite enjoyable to play, and believing them undeserving of their current obscurity, he and his music colleague Bronnie Stroud took the initiative of re-typesetting and editing the pieces using a modern music notation software program. Aware of the paucity of repertoire available for flute and clarinet duo, and realizing these pieces would work nicely for that instrument pair as well, he also transcribed the second flute parts for Bb clarinet. We at NSM agreed that these works should be made more readily available to present-day musicians and audiences, and we published them after making only minor stylistic and formatting revisions to Mr. Evans' scores and parts; the articulation and dynamic markings are those suggested by Mr. Evans.


    Score, 15 pages; Flute part, 8 pages; Bb Clarinet part 8 pages; Total, 34 pages.

  • Bach - Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue - Wind Quartet

    bach bwv564 nsmToccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564, by J. S. Bach

    Arranged for Woodwind Quartet by John W. Pratt
    Score and Parts for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, & Bassoon, PDF $21.25

    excerpted from JWP’s © foreword to the edition:
    Among J. S. Bach's big organ works, the Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue, BWV 564 is atypical in ways that make it unusually well suited to transcription for woodwind quartet.  Unlike most, it has a middle movement, an Adagio with an elaborate and gorgeous melody which lies comfortably for flute and can benefit greatly from the shaded, nuanced dynamics and articulations that a solo flutist can provide.  The other winds bring out Bach's beautiful voice-leading in the Adagio's two inner parts and its marching but not martial bass.  The four-part Fugue is unusual, too—light and lighthearted, happily adaptable to woodwinds, with no call for great power and, rather than a climactic ending, a fading coda that defies convincing treatment on the organ. The exuberant Toccata starts with an extended manual solo passage... mostly in 32nd notes, which... I felt it would be more effective as a game of frequent handoffs between instruments than as a series of longer individual études. The pedal solo, mostly 16ths, calls for the extra weight of doubling.

    Click to listen to a computer-generated audio sample from the end of the Toccata into the beginning of the Adagio.

    Score, 17 pages; Flute part, 6 pages; Oboe part, 5 pages; Bb Clarinet part, 5 pages; Bassoon part, 4 pages; Total, 46 pages.

  • Hauptmann - Bereavement - Alto Flute & Piano

    Hauptmann Bereavement Afl Pf nsmLento - Bereavement, by Moritz Hauptmann

    Transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C. A. Vater
    Piano Score and Alto Flute Part, PDF $3.99


    Hauptmann's 3 Violin Duos, Op.16 were first published in 1832. The Lento (Bereavement) from Op.16 later was arranged for violin and piano by the renowned violinist, violist, and composer Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst. It is this arrangement by Henri Ernst, published in 1880, that served as the basis for NSM’s transcription of the piece for alto flute and piano. The mournful simplicity of the Lento is perfectly captured and beautifully rendered by the alto flute.

    Alto Flute part, 1 page; Piano Score, 2 pages; Total, 6 pages.

     

  • Schumann, Clara - Three Romances - Alto Flute or Flute (and Piano)

    SchumannC Op22 Afl Fl nsmThree Romances, Op.22, by Clara Schumann

    Transcribed for Alto Flute or Flute (and Piano) by C.A.Vater

    Alto Flute Part and alternative Flute Part, PDF $8.99

    Clara Schumann’s Drei Romanzen für Pianoforte und Violine, Op. 22, were written in 1853 and dedicated to the Schumanns’ great friend, the famous Hungarian violin virtuoso Joseph Joachim, with whom Clara performed the Three Romances when they concertized together on tours across Europe. The Romances are lovely, short pieces; melodic and expressive, they epitomize the Romantic era and represent true chamber music in the sense that both instruments are featured comparably, rather than the piano having a merely accompaniment role. They are nicely adaptable to wind instruments, and are particularly lovely when played on alto flute. Our transcription required few modifications to bring the original violin part completely in range for alto flute and provide flute-friendly, musically-appropriate alternatives to the occasional violin double-stop. Some flutists may wish to mix and match the three movements, preferring to play one or two of the Romances on alto flute and the third on concert flute, or vice versa; so, to that end, we have included in this edition a complete alternative part adapted for C-flute. We do not provide a re-notated copy of the score, however, since high-quality PDFs of the piano and violin score are freely available in the public domain, and are easy to use along with our flute transcriptions of the violin line. To download one such PDF of the score, please visit the imslp website.

    Alto Flute part, 5 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total 14 pages.

  • Popp - Greetings to Hungary - Flute and Piano

    Popp Fl Pf nsmGreetings to Hungary, Op.407, by Wilhelm Popp

    Flute and Piano

    Flute Part and Piano Score, PDF $0

    Wilhelm Albrecht Otto Popp (1828-1903) was an esteemed German composer, flutist, and pianist. He received his flute training from Caspar Kummer and Louis Drouet, and served as court pianist and flutist at the Ducal Saxon Court Theater in Coburg-Gotha. In 1867 he moved to Hamburg and became first flute of the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Popp composed some 600 works, many of which were written for flute and piano; most of his compositions were published in his lifetime and were well-known to musicians of his day.

    Wilhelm Popp’s Gruß an Ungarn (Greetings to Hungary) was first published for flute and orchestra in 1890; an edition for flute and piano was published in 1899 and is available free of charge on imslp.org. NSM re-notated the flute and piano version, changing only the formatting and adding bar numbers and a new cover page. With a decidedly Hungarian sentiment, this piece is great fun to play and provides an enjoyable, exciting listen for audiences as well.

    Piano score, 8 pages; Flute part, 5 pages; Total 16 pages.

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  • Danzi - Grande Sonate - Piano & Basset Horn

    Danzi Op62 bh pf nsmGrande Sonate, Op.62, by Franz Danzi

    for Piano and Basset Horn; re-notated, edited, and with occasional ossia elaborations suggested by John W. Pratt

    Piano Score and Basset Horn Part, PDF $13.99

    Franz Danzi (1763-1826) was an active musician, cellist, and teacher in Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart, and Karlsruhe. A prolific composer, especially of music for the stage and chamber music from keyboard solos to sextets, he revered Mozart and mentored Weber. His wind quintets are notable. His Grande Sonate, Opus 62, for piano and basset horn, was published about 1823, along with an alternative cello part which sometimes differs from the basset horn part in other ways than octave transposition. // The original publication of Danzi’s Opus 62 is available at imslp.org., but there is no full score and the parts are hard to play from, or sometimes even to read at all, lack measure numbers, have a few errors, and differ in the number of measures in the last two movements. We have therefore prepared a full score including the basset horn in concert pitch, to facilitate checking the fit of the basset horn and piano lines and our transcriptions for other instruments against the original.  — excerpted from John Pratt’s foreword to the edition

    Piano Score, 28 pages; Basset Horn part, 7 pages; Total 40 pages.

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  • Danzi - Grande Sonate - Piano & Flute

    Danzi Op62 fl pf NSMGrande Sonate, Op.62, by Franz Danzi

    transcribed for Piano and Flute by John W. Pratt

    Piano score and Flute part, PDF $14.99

    excerpted from John Pratt’s foreword to the edition: 'Franz Danzi (1763-1826) was an active musician, cellist, and teacher in Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart, and Karlsruhe.  A prolific composer, especially of music for the stage and chamber music from keyboard solos to sextets, he revered Mozart and mentored Weber.  His wind quintets are notable.  His Grande Sonate, Opus 62, for piano and basset horn, was published about 1823, along with an alternative cello part which sometimes differs from the basset horn part in other ways than octave transposition. // The sound of the basset horn varies widely, depending on its construction, who is playing, what is being played, and who is describing it.  George Bernard Shaw said, ''The devil himself could not make a basset horn sparkle.''  Burnet Tuthill, in Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music (1929), wrote of its "soft mellow timbre of rich beauty.”  E.T.A. Hoffmann likened its sound to the scent of red carnations (see Georgina Dobré, The Basset Horn,who says, pace Shaw, “Sparkle it certainly can!”).  That tent is broad enough to cover the characteristics of both the flute and the clarinet comfortably, and Danzi’s Grande Sonate alternates sparkle and mellow rich beauty in large measure.'  Since we at NSM have grown quite fond of this piece, we decided to transcribe it for both flute and clarinet, so we and our friends could enjoy playing it.  We offer here the flute edition, with a version for clarinet to follow in the coming weeks.

    Piano score, 28 pages; Flute part, 7 pages; Total 40 pages.

  • Goepfart - Zwei Charakterstücke - Alto Flute and Piano

    Goepfart Op27 afl pf nsmZwei Charakterstücke, by Karl Eduard Goepfart

    transcribed for Alto Flute and Piano by C. A. Vater

    Alto Flute part and Piano score, PDF $8.99

    Karl Eduard Goepfart (1859-1942) was a German pianist, composer and conductor. His Zwei Charakterstücke, Op. 27(Two Character Pieces) were written for oboe and piano and first published in Leipzig in 1888. The two contrasting pieces are the very charming Mässig schnell, gehend and Mässig langsam (in ruhiger Bewegung)with its playful, energetic Lebhaft section. We prepared a transcription of this under-appreciated work for alto flute, complete with piano score. The pieces work well on alto flute, providing the accompanying pianist is sensitive to the alto flute’s lower sound power and projection capability, especially in the low register, compared to that of the oboe.

    Piano Score, 8 pages; Alto Flute part, 3 pages; Total, 16 pages.

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  • Danzi - Grande Sonate - Piano and Clarinet

    DanziOp62Cl nsmGrande Sonate, by Franz Danzi

    transcribed for Piano and Clarinet by John W. Pratt

    Piano score and B♭ Clarinet part, PDF $14.99

    Danzi’s Grande Sonate, Opus 62, written for piano and basset horn, was published around 1823, along with an alternative part for cello. Please see additional information about this piece in the article describing our re-notated basset horn edition. The Grande Sonate comprises four movements and provides both sparkle and mellow rich beauty. It is nicely adaptable to other winds, particularly the clarinet. Certain passages in the final movement of the original work seem to invite elaboration or improvisation by the solo instrument, and arranger John Pratt offers suggestions for possible additions or alternatives for the clarinet, making it even more fun to play.

    Piano Score, 28 pages; B♭ Clarinet Part, 7 pages; Total, 40 pages.