In keeping with a tradition of creating saxophone transcriptions of 19th century recital pieces, we have just published John Pratt's new edition of Carl Maria von Weber's Andante e Rondo Ongarese for alto saxophone (and piano). Please pass along word of this fun, challenging work to your saxophonist friends and colleagues.
The vocal parts of Brahms' Op.20 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 provide transcriptions of both voices for oboe/violin, alto flute in G, and clarinet in A, and of the lower voice for viola as well.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Mrs. H. H. A. Beach's birth, we've published a new edition of her song Ecstasy, with the original violin obbligato transcribed for either alto flute or clarinet.
Our transcription of the horn obbligato from Auf dem Strom challenges clarinetists to bring out all the mournfulness and sentimentality possible on their instruments in support of this gorgeous Schubert song. The new Noteworthy Sheet Music edition includes a re-notated piano score and voice part, in addition to the transcribed obbligato for A-clarinet. We thank Alex Vogel and John Pratt for testing the arrangement.