All scores that include a part for at least one clarinet.
Trio, Hob. XV:25 ‘Gypsy’, by Franz Joseph Haydn
arranged for Woodwind Quartet by John W. Pratt
Score and Parts for Flute, Oboe, B♭-Clarinet, and Bassoon; plus, an alternative A-Clarinet part; PDF $16.97
Short summary adapted by NSM from John W. Pratt’s foreword to the edition:The trios Hob. XV: 24-26 were, in Robbins Landon’s account (Haydn, Indiana, 1976), probably the last works Haydn delivered to his publishers before he left England in 1795. They were written for strong amateur pianists and weak string players, and although the string parts are essential for their effects on sonority, they are not terribly interesting. Such a scenario lends itself beautifully to arrangement of these piano trios for wind quartet.
Haydn labeled the finale of Hob. XV: 25 "in the Gypsies' style", and the trio became an enormous favorite. In the key of G, it opens with a particularly lovely slow movement having alternating minor and major variations. The third variation is in the relative minor (e), anticipating the key, E major, of the even slower, but subtle and melodically rich, second movement. This retardation heightens the effect of the famous finale.
We have provided alternative parts for clarinet in B-flat and in clarinet in A. Some players may wish to use the A-clarinet only in the second movement, for the sake of the friendlier key signature and perhaps also for sound, depending on the instrument.
Click to listen to computer-generated audio samples from the score; audio clips from movements I (m42-48, m72-78), II (m57-63), and III (168-190) are separated by brief pauses.
Score in concert pitch, 17 pages; Flute part, 6 pages; Oboe part, 4 pages; B♭-Clarinet part, 6 pages; Bassoon part, 4 pages; alternative part for A-Clarinet, 6 pages; Total, 56 pages.Preview
Trip to Nahant, by James Hewitt
Arranged as a Duet for Flute and Clarinet by John W. Pratt
Flute Part, Bb Clarinet Part, alternate A Clarinet Part, and Score ― PDF $5.99
James Hewitt (1770-1827) moved from London to New York in 1792 and was active in both New York and Boston as a composer, arranger, music publisher, performer, teacher, and orchestra conductor. In Hewitt's time, Nahant was an island connected to the mainland by a sandbar submerged at high tide, now a causeway. It was a popular, cool place for day trips from Boston and later became a fashionable summer resort.
Hewitt's Trip to Nahant, a favorite Rondo (1811) was written for keyboard, and is typical of American music of the period. It is charming, light in texture and subject, and well suited to arrangement for flute and clarinet. (adapted from JWP's foreword to the edition) We provide parts for Flute and Clarinet in Bb, along with an alternative part for Clarinet in A and a Score in concert pitch.
Flute part, 2 pages; Bb Clarinet part, 2 pages; alternate A Clarinet part, 2 pages; Score, 4 pages; Total, 16 pages.Preview
Sonata 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.
Danzas Mecánicas, by Peter Van Zandt Lane
Contemporary Composition for Wind Quintet, PDF $30.00
Peter Van Zandt Lane is a Boston-based composer and bassoonist. His compositions have been performed across the United States, as well as in Europe and South America, by acclaimed musicians and ensembles such as The Cleveland Orchestra, SIGNAL, International Contemporary Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, New York Virtuoso Singers, Triton Brass, Xanthos Ensemble, East Coast Composers Ensemble, EAR Duo, Quux Collective, and NotaRiotous. He has written for chamber ensemble, wind ensemble, orchestra, and choir, and often employs the use of electronics in his works.
Lane's Danzas Mecánicas - for woodwind quintet (2011) is an exciting 3-movement, 10-minute piece of fairly high difficulty scored for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. A recording of the piece performed by the Solar Winds Quintet at Slosberg Hall, Brandeis University, in October, 2013 can be heard on YouTube.
Score, 26 pages; Parts, 49 pages; Total, 78 pages.Preview
Seven Rants, by Peter Van Zandt Lane
Contemporary Composition for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon, and Piano, PDF $0.00
Peter Van Zandt Lane was commissioned to compose this piece for the 67th Composers Conference and Chamber Music Workshop at Wellesley College, which took place in the summer of 2011. The annual Conference is a wonderful two-week event, which brings together prominent young composers, superb professional musicians, dedicated amateur chamber musicians, and enthusiastic listeners. The professional musicians premiere the composers' new works and also coach the amateur musicians in chamber ensembles. Concerts are free and open to the public. For more information on the program, please visit the Composers Conference website.
After the Conference each year, one of the composer fellows is selected to create a new work for the next year's chamber music workshop participants. That composer returns the following summer to coach two groups of players on the new composition, in preparation for performances in the Saturday evening concerts of Week I and Week II. Peter Van Zandt Lane's Seven Rants was an enormous success in 2011, absolutely loved by the players and received exceptionally well by the audience. Written for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and piano, Seven Rants is a series of seven delightful and diverse movements. The first and last movements are strict palindromes. The five middle movements or "rants" are "mini-concertos", each highlighting a different wind instrument. Great fun to play, and highly accessible.
With permission from both the composer and the Wellesley Composers Conference and Chamber Music Center, Noteworthy Sheet Music is thrilled to offer our customers a free PDF download of Seven Rants by Peter Van Zandt Lane. And please check out more of this terrific young composer's work, including two other listings in the NSM catalog, Danzas Mecánicas and Transverse Fractures.
Score, 37 pages: Flute part, 10 pages; Oboe part, 9 pages; Clarinet part, 10 pages; Horn part, 9 pages; Bassoon part, 9 pages; Piano part, 15 pages; Total, 103 pages.
Quatre poèmes pour voix, alto et piano, by Charles Martin Loeffler
Viola part transcribed for Clarinet by C.A.Vater
Part for B-flat Clarinet; PDF $10.99
Noteworthy Sheet Music’s transcription of the viola part for Brahms’ Two Songs for Alto, Viola, and Piano, Op. 91 for clarinet quickly became one of our most popular editions, so we wanted to please our customers with another voice, clarinet, and piano option. We decided to create a clarinet version of the poems famously set to music by Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935). Quatre Poèmes pour Voix, Alto et Piano, Op. 5 was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Loeffler himself on viola. In these four songs, Loeffler set to music one poem by Charles Baudelaire (“La cloche fêlée”) and three poems by Paul Verlaine (“Dansons la Gigue!”, “Le son du cor s’afflige vers les bois”, and “Sérénade”). Each of these songs has a unique character but Loeffler’s love of color variations and dense harmonies can be heard throughout the set.We have taken care to adapt the viola part to the clarinet as conservatively as possible, and we think it works well. Obviously, there are places where we had to make modifications, and occasionally some difficult choices—for example where the viola has double stops, goes out of clarinet range, or uses harmonics or pizzicato. We encourage clarinetists who plan to perform this piece to listen to recordings of these songs with viola, and to consult the original viola part and score, available as free PDF downloads from imslp.org. Our edition includes only the transcribed clarinet part.
B♭-Clarinet part, 10 pages; Total, 14 pages.Preview
Concert Piece No.1, Op.113, by Felix Mendelssohn
Transcribed for Various Wind Instruments and Piano by John W. Pratt
(originally for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano)
Individual Primo parts for Clarinet, Flute, or Oboe, PDFs $5.99 each
Individual Secondo parts for Bassoon, Clarinet, or English Horn, PDFs $5.99 each
Piano Score, with original Clarinet and Basset Horn parts in concert pitch, PDF $6.99
Piano Score (original winds in concert pitch), Flute & Clarinet Parts, PDF $13.99
Piano Score (original winds in concert pitch), Clarinet & Bassoon Parts, PDF $13.99
The following is excerpted from John Pratt's © foreword:
"In 1833, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) wrote two Concert Pieces for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano, op. 113 and op. 114, as show-pieces for the famous clarinetist Heinrich Bärmann (1784-1847) to play with his up-and-coming son Karl (1811-1885) on the basset horn. // Mendelssohn's two Concert Pieces are very suitable for transcription, even aside from the rarity of the basset horn today. We provide, as well as the original clarinet part, transcriptions of it for flute and oboe. Transcriptions of the basset horn part are provided for bassoon, clarinet, and English horn. These primo and secondo parts can be mixed and matched at will. For the score, we use Mendelssohn's instruments rather than some other arbitrary pair. This enables anyone interested to check any transcribed part against the original. The score gives the parts in concert pitch, because a transposition would apply to only one of the possible winds, and because the pianist can then easily play any part at original pitch."
Please note that PDFs of the original score and clarinet-primo part are available free of charge in the public domain (see the listing of this work on IMSLP.org), and our transcribed primo and secondo wind parts can readily be used with the original score. Therefore, you should purchase our Score and/or Clarinet-primo part only if you would like Mr. Pratt's concert pitch version of the score (for piano with clarinet and basset horn) and/or would like to take advantage of the price break provided by one of our complete trio editions.
Complete Edition for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano; PDF $13.99
Score, 8 pages; Flute Part, 4 pages; Clarinet Part, 4 pages, Total, 24 pages.Preview Flute I part
Score, 8 pages; Clarinet Part, 4 pages, Bassoon Part, 4 pages; Total, 24 pages. Preview Bassoon II part
Clarinet in B-flat, primo part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages; PDF $5.99 (note that the original clarinet part is freely available on IMSLP.org)
Flute, primo part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages; PDF $5.99
Oboe, primo part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages; PDF $5.99
Bassoon, secondo part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages; PDF $5.99
Clarinet in B-flat, secondo part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages; PDF $5.99
English Horn, secondo part, 4 pages; Total, 6 pages; PDF $5.99
Concert Piece No.2, Op.114, by Felix Mendelssohn
Transcribed for Various Wind Instruments (and piano) by John W. Pratt
(originally for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano)
Primo parts for Clarinet, Flute, or Oboe, PDFs $5.99 each
Secondo parts for Bassoon, Clarinet, or English Horn, PDFs $5.99 each
The following is excerpted from John Pratt's © foreword:
In 1833, Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) wrote two Concert Pieces for Clarinet, Basset Horn, and Piano, op. 113 and op. 114, as show-pieces for the famous clarinetist Heinrich Bärmann (1784-1847) to play with his up-and-coming son Karl (1811-1885) on the basset horn. // These works are very suitable for transcription, even aside from the rarity of the basset horn today. We provide, as well as the original clarinet part, transcriptions of it for flute and oboe. Transcriptions of the basset horn part are provided for bassoon, clarinet, and English horn. These primo and secondo parts can be mixed and matched at will. // Since a good quality PDF of the original piano score with excellent page turns is freely available in the public domain (see IMSLP.org), we have not provided a score here; our transcribed primo and secondo wind parts can readily be used with the original score.
Each wind part is 4 pages of music; 6 pages total.
Primo parts for Flute, Clarinet in B-flat (note that the original primo clarinet part is freely available on IMSLP.org), or Oboe.
Secondo parts for Clarinet in B-flat, Bassoon, or English Horn. Preview Bassoon II part
Sinfonia Concertante, K.364, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Transcribed for Flute, Clarinet, and Piano by John W. Pratt
(originally for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra)
Piano Score, Flute & Clarinet Parts, PDF $17.99
Excerpted from the Foreword by J. W. Pratt: "The idea that every piece, especially a major one, can be satisfactorily transcribed for whatever instruments one would like is one I firmly reject. However, a trio arrangement of this Sinfonia Concertante for flute, clarinet, and piano can, I believe, capture and present in a new light many of the wonders of this great work, even the wonders of its sonorities..... In the arrangement here, the flute and clarinet almost always play either a solo part or an orchestral part with only octave changes..... For the piano, on the other hand, straightforward orchestral reduction is often ineffective and unsatisfying, and that would certainly be true here, even with the flute and clarinet taking some wind parts. I have attempted instead to find natural piano "orchestrations" as alternatives to Mozart's orchestral layouts, especially where the full orchestra is playing..... Such effects, often heightened on returns, are better suited to the piano's capabilities and its role as a member of a trio than a straightforward reduction would be..... The music available for flute, clarinet, and piano includes surprisingly few major works. The purpose of our arrangement is to add a significant piece to this repertoire and to enable players and listeners to enjoy Mozart's magnificent Sinfonia Concertante in a new way."
Score, 41 pages; Flute part, 18 pages; Clarinet part, 17 pages; Total, 82 pages.Preview
Sonata in E minor, K.304, by W. A. Mozart
Transcribed for Clarinet (and Piano) by John W. Pratt
Clarinet in A Part, PDF $5.99
Mozart's second group of violin sonatas, the seven "Mannheim" sonatas of 1778, were begun in Mannheim where the composer also worked on a flute commission. The violin parts rarely make significant use of double stops and are in general well suited to a wind instrument. Mozart's works in minor keys are rare and special: consider the G-minor quintet and Symphony No. 40. The K.304 sonata is his only work in E minor and it is mysteriously compelling in its simplicity. Mr. Pratt has created an excellent transcription of the Sonata in E minor, K.304 for A-clarinet. K.304 was written the same summer that Mozart's mother died, an association often pointed to and the inspiration for our cover image selection.
Note that Mr. Pratt's transcription offers the advantage of being in the original key, and that we provide the A-clarinet part only. The clarinet part works perfectly with the piano part in Mozart's score for piano and violin, which is in the public domain and readily available on imslp.org, free of charge.
For additional information about the seven Mozart Mannheim sonatas and Mr. Pratt's previous transcriptions of them for alto flute, please read his article Mozart's Mannheim Sonatas, which was originally published by Flute Focus and subsequently republished by NSM on our Resources – Reviews and Articles page.
Clarinet part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.
Auf dem Strom, Op.119, by Franz Schubert
Obbligato transcribed for A-Clarinet by C. A. Vater
Piano Score and Parts for Voice and A-Clarinet, PDF $9.50
The great Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) was a master at creating extremely beautiful, melodic, emotional lieder. His song Auf dem Strom (On the River) provided a musical setting for the text of the eponymous poem written by the German poet and music critic Ludwig Rellstab. The lyrics tell the story of a sad parting, of the yearning and loneliness that sets in as the narrator bids farewell to a loved one on shore, while his river journey carries him away towards the sea. The premier performance of Auf dem Strom took place in Schubert’s 1828 public concert, during which the obbligato part was played by Josef Lewy on horn, the instrument for which the obbligato was written and which undoubtedly can provide an appropriately mournful, sentimental character to the piece. However, an alternate obbligato version for cello was also published. Now, with all respect, we provide an A-clarinet version of the obbligato, in expectation that clarinetists will appreciate this addition to the voice/clarinet/piano repertoire. We believe that a well-played clarinet can aptly contribute a suitably complex, dolorous essence and tone that will adequately do justice to this highly romantic lied by Schubert. Schubert himself created one of his most wonderful and popular works, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, for clarinet obbligato, and we hope he would welcome our adaptation of Auf dem Strom for A-clarinet.
Score, 19 pages; Voice part, 4 pages; A-Clarinet part, 4 pages; Total, 32 pages.Preview
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Op.129, by F. Schubert
Voice Part Transcribed for Alto Flute in G by Carol A. Vater
Alto Flute Part, PDF $5.99
NSM published Peter H. Bloom's alto flute transcription of the clarinet obbligato from Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock in 2012. Please find information about that publication in our article for that edition. Later we realized that the voice part, which I have performed on flute in a flute/clarinet/piano group, would work much better when played on alto flute. So we created a transcription of the vocal part for alto flute. This alto flute transcription is to be played in an entirely instrumental version of Der Hirt auf dem Felsen for alto flute, clarinet (or alto flute), and piano, which as noted by Mr. Bloom, is "an ideal didactical vehicle for coaching the developing flutist in the art of rhetorical performance as well as a splendid concert/recital piece." Our alto flute transcription of the voice part is a simple transposition requiring no octave changes; the part falls naturally and beautifully within the alto flute range. The clarinet part and piano score are freely available at IMSLP.org.Preview
Romance, by Alexander Scriabin
Transcribed for Clarinet or Flute or Alto Flute (and Piano) by J. W. Pratt
Parts, PDF $0.00
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915), the mystic Russian composer with music to match, wrote nine mind-bending orchestral works and myriad mostly miniature piano pieces. He began as a "Russian Chopin" and ended planning a week-long "Mysterium" to be performed in the Himalayas using "an orchestra, a large mixed choir, an instrument with visual effects, dancers, a procession, incense, and... mists and lights" (Wikipedia).
The Romance of 1890, his only chamber work except one variation for string quartet, is nearer the Chopin end of that spectrum, though the piano part adds harmonic and rhythmic complexities not evident from the solo part alone.
- John W. Pratt, Jan. 19, 2016
Please click on the links to download your free PDFs:
Transcription for clarinet required no changes of pitch. Scriabin - Romance - Clarinet
The transcription for flute is raised an octave, except the last five measures. Scriabin - Romance - Flute
The transcription for alto flute raises MM21-24 and MM36-48 an octave. Scriabin - Romance - Alto Flute
The piano score is freely available on IMSLP.org.
Scriabin image courtesy of Wikimedia.org, PD-old.
We Gather Together, by Adrianus Valerius
Arranged for Woodwind Quintet by John W. Pratt
Score and Parts for Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, F Horn, and Bassoon; PDF $5.99
Wilt heden nu treden, nowadays more commonly known as We Gather Together, is a Christian hymn of Dutch origin composed by Adrianus Valerius and first published in 1626 (imslp.org); it was later harmonized by Eduard Kremser (en.wikipedia.org). In the United States, We Gather Together is the most popular song traditionally associated with the Thanksgiving holiday. John Pratt has created an arrangement of We Gather Together for woodwind quintet that lends new excitement and interesting harmonies to this old favorite. In his family, the tradition goes back as far as John Pratt (b. 1931) can remember, and when it fell to him to play all three stanzas at his family's annual gathering, he got interested in livening it up. The opportunistic half-step modulations introduced to help amateur voices warm up also brighten successive stanzas for winds. Our Noteworthy Sheet Music edition includes a score in concert pitch, as well as parts for flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, horn in F, and bassoon.
Note that for this publication, the parts should be printed one-sided since they are only one page each and we have not inserted blank filler pages.
Score, 3 pages; Parts for Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, F Horn, and Bassoon, 1 page each; Total, 10 pages.Preview
Woodwind Duos, by Elizabeth Vercoe
Original Compositions for 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, or 2 Clarinets, $0.00 (free!)
Elizabeth Vercoe's Duos for woodwinds are available as free downloads from the composer's own website at http://www.elizabethvercoe.com/. Dr. Vercoe kindly offered to allow Noteworthy Sheet Music, LLC to make these duets available from our website as well.
The Duos, in versions for two flutes, two oboes, or two clarinets, are "fun and quite easy. They are suitable for intermediate students."
Photo of Elizabeth Vercoe courtesy of Caroline Alden.
Just click on the links below to download the Duos at no charge; each PDF includes all 5 short duets:Duos for 2 Flutes
Duos for 2 Oboes
Duos for 2 Clarinets
Trois Duos Concertants Brillants et Faciles, by Eugène Walckiers
2me Livre de Duos, Op.11
Transcribed for Flute and B-flat Clarinet by C.A.Vater
Duo 1: Flute Part, Clarinet Part, and Score, PDF $10.50
Duo 2: Flute Part, Clarinet Part, and Score, PDF $15.00
Duo 3: Flute Part, Clarinet Part, and Score, PDF $16.50
Please view our listing for Eugène Walckiers' 2me Livre de Duos pour Deux Flutes to read a general description of this work. After publishing our renotated modern editions of these wonderful Walckiers' flute/flute duets, Noteworthy Sheet Music received a request that we create transcriptions of the duets for flute and B-flat clarinet. We thought this was a great idea, and our flute and clarinet versions are now available.Duo 1: Fl & Cl score, 10 pages; Flute & Clarinet parts, each 7 pages of music; Total, 33 pages. PDF $10.50Duo 2: Fl & Cl score, 14 pages; Flute & Clarinet parts, each 7 pages of music; Total, 34 pages. PDF $15.00Duo 3: Fl & Cl score, 17 pages; Flute & Clarinet parts, each 11 pages of music; Total, 46 pages. PDF $16.50
For those who would prefer to purchase professionally-printed hard copies, our print editions ofthe 2nd Book of Duos, Op.11 by Eugène Walckiers,transcribed for Flute and Clarinetare available directly from NSM. Duo 1, $17.85; Duo 2, $25.50; Duo 3, $28.05; plus a $5.95 shipping and handling fee to addresses in the USA. Please use the Contact Us form to let us know which hard copy publication(s) you would like to purchase, along with your email contact information and USPS mailing address. We will then send you a PayPal invoice for the sale and, once we receive notice from PayPal that you have paid for the item(s), we will ship your music to the address provided.
Andante e Rondo Ongarese, Op.35, by Carl Maria von Weber
Transcribed for Clarinet (and Piano) by John W. Pratt
Bb Clarinet Part, PDF $6.99
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) is widely credited with being a founder and leading composer of the Romantic school. He was prolific, making major and influential contributions to almost every kind of music, including 7 operas and 3 Singspiels, other vocal and choral music, orchestral and wind music, and piano music. Yet his chamber music consists of just 9 works (counting a set of 6 minor violin sonatas as one), and only the Grand Duo, the flute trio, and the clarinet quintet are substantial. The scarcity of Weber's chamber music makes a transcription of a concertante work, especially a fine one not often played like the Andante e Rondo Ongarese, particularly welcome. Weber’s Op.35 was first written in 1809 for viola (J79), but revised in 1813 for bassoon (J158) and apparently proved more popular in that form. Combining the viola's range and the bassoon's timbre points inexorably to the clarinet.
— excerpted from J.W.P.’s foreword to the edition
Clarinetists will find this work challenging and fun to play. We provide our clarinet transcription; a suitable piano part is readily available in the public domain as a free high quality pdf download of the score for bassoon and piano, which can be found at imslp.org: Piano Score
BbClarinet part, 5 pages; Total, 8 pages.Preview