Woodwind quintets (original repertoire)

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Agay, Denes (1911 - 2007)

Five Easy Dances
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Polka
  2. Tango
  3. Bolero
  4. Waltz
  5. Rumba
Parts and score.
Very funny music, sounds more like brass than like chamber music, very typically for american wind music, a bit like a brass band.


Albright, William (1944 - 1998)

Abiding Passions
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 67390a
Rating: very difficult
  1. Stage One: Awakening
  2. Stage Two: Ardor
  3. Stage Three: Play by Play
  4. Stage Four: Loss
Only parts


Arnold, Malcolm (1921 - 2006)

Dream City (c-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn)
Queens Temple, QT42
Rating: easy
  1. Andante
Parts and score
Technically not so difficult but with unusual harmonies, a bit jazzy.


Wind Quintet op. 2 (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Queens Temple, QT61
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Presto
  3. Alla Marcia
Parts and score.


Balay, Guillaume (1871 - 1942)

L´Aurore sur la Forêt (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Alphonse Leduc, A:. 24723
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Très modéré
Nice piece of music, you might even smell the woods.


Berge, Sigurd (1929 - 2002)

Yang-Guan (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Viertel=70
These are the parts. Antiquarian, very large format and in an easy to read handwriting


Berger, Arthur (1912 - 2003)

Quintet for Woodwinds
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 67689
Rating: difficult
  1. Gentle, sonorous, without haste


Berio, Luciano (1925 - 2003)

Opus Number Zoo
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(flute/alto flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Tanz in der Scheune
  2. Das Pferd
  3. Die Maus
  4. Die Kater
These are only the parts, the score is separately available.
Really hard to play and speak. Perhaps speaking is even more difficult than playing. The three languages of the text make it hard to find the right one in time. Very inventive.


Blumer, Theodor (1881 - 1964)

Tanzsuite op. 53
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Elite Edition, 1678
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Rigaudon (Allegretto, leicht und zierlich)
  2. Sarabande (Adagio, ma non troppo)
  3. Menuett (Grazioso, leicht fließend)
  4. Ungarischer Tanz (Andante, sehr frei im Vortrag, mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck)
  5. Valse Boston (Valse lente, ruhig fließend, sinnlich)
  6. One step (Allegro molto, con brio, mit größter rhythmischer Schärfe)


Tanz-Suite op. 53
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Rigaudon
  2. Sarabande
  3. Menuett
  4. Ungarischer Tanz
  5. Valse Boston
  6. Onestep
This is the score. The parts are available separately.
I like this piece of music very much. Dances like in the nineteentwenies. Hard to play due to many changes of time and key. A quintet should already know each other before trying this.


Quintett op. 52
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Zimmermann, ZM 28021
Rating: difficult
  1. Sehr frisch und feurig
  2. Romanze
  3. Leicht fließend
  4. Finale
Parts only


Bozza, Eugène (1905 - 1991)

Scherzo op. 48
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Alphonse Leduc, B. L. 763
Rating: difficult
  1. Scherzo - Allegro vivo
Only parts, the score is available separately.


Briccialdi, Guilio (1818 - 1881)

2. Quintetto op. 132 (B-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro
First print of this quintet. Sounds a bit like the Italian operas of the same time.


Quintuor op. 124 (D-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in D)
Edition Compusic Amsterdam, 401
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro marciale
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro


Bruns, Victor (1904 - 1996)

Bläser-Quintett op. 16
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Scherzo
  4. Finale
Only score, no parts


Bläser-Quintett op. 16 (B-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Scherzo
  4. Finale
Only parts. Many changes of time and tempo


Cage, John (1912 - 1992)

Music for Wind instruments
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Trio
  2. Duet
  3. Quintet
Only in the third mouvement play all five together


Cambini, Guiseppe (1746 - 1825)

Bläserquintett Nr. 3 (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe (clarinet), clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn)
Thomi-Berg, AM 131
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro maestoso
  2. Larghetto sostenuto
  3. Rondo. Allegretto con brio
Only parts. The alternative clarinet is in C. Thus there is no additional part for clarinet. I guess any oboe part could be played on a clarinet like this.


Carter, Elliott (1908 - 2012)

Woodwind Quartet (1948) (D-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Hal Leonard, AMP-95415
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegretto
  2. Allegro giocoso
Only parts, score separately available. The music is dedicated to Nadia Boulanger.


Castérède, Jacques (*1926)

Quintette
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Alphonse Leduc, A. L. 21.527
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Andantino
  3. Allegro vivace
Parts and pocket score.


Chemin-Petit, Hans (1902 - 1981)

Quintett
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Intermezzo - Andante
  3. Finale - Allegro giocoso
Only parts


Danzi, Franz (1763 - 1826)

Quintet op. 67, No. 2 (e-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro vivo
  2. Larghetto
  3. Minuetto
  4. Allegretto
Unfortunately without score


Neun Bläserquintette - Band II: Opus 67 Nr. 1-3 Opus 67
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A or in B flat, bassoon, horn in F or in E or in E flat)
Edition Peters, Nr. 9730b
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Quintett G-Dur, op. 67 Nr. 1: Allegretto - Andante con moto - Minuetto - Allegretto moderato
  2. Quintett e-moll, op. 67 Nr. 2: Allegro vivo - Larghetto - Minuetto - Allegretto
  3. Quintett Es-Dur, op. 67 Nr. 3: Larghetto - Andante moderato - Minuetto - Allegretto
Pocket score


Neun Bläserquintette - Band III: Opus 68 Nr. 1-3 Opus 68
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A and respectively in B flat, bassoon, horn in F respectively in E respectively in E flat)
Edition Peters, Nr. 9730c
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Quintett A-Dur, op. 68 Nr. 1: Allegro moderato - Larghetto - Minuetto - Polacca
  2. Quintett F-Dur, op. 68 Nr. 2: Allegro - Andante quasi Allegretto - Minuetto Allegretto
  3. Quintett d-moll, op. 68 Nr. 3: Andante sostenuto - Allegretto - Andante - Minuetto
Pocket score
The form is typical for a string quartet: four movements in sonata shape (fast - slowly - Menuett - fast). These are late compositions of the composer, whose music beside the quintets is mostly forgotten today.


Bläserquintett op. 56, Nr. 2 (g-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Thomi-Berg, AM 102
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante
  3. Menuett
  4. Allegro
Only parts, but in high-quality paper.


Quintett op. 68, No. 1 (A-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in E)
Edition Kneusslin Basel, No. 18
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto moderato
  2. Larghetto
  3. Menuetto - Allegretto
  4. Polacca
Only parts, no score.


Quintett op. 67, No. 3 (Es-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in E flat)
Edition Kneusslin Basel, ekb 46
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Larghetto
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Minuetto Allegro
  4. Allegretto


Quintet op. 68, Nr. 3 (d-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto - Allegretto
  4. Finale - Allegro assai
Only parts


Bläserquintett op. 67, Nr. 1 (G-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Thomi-Berg, AM 116
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Menuett-Allegretto
  4. Allegretto moderato
Only parts, no score.


Bläserquintett op. 56, Nr. 3 (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Thomi-Berg, AM 115
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Allegro
  3. Andante
  4. Menuetto
  5. Allegretto
Only parts, no score.


Quintett op. 68, No. 2 (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante quasi Allegretto
  3. Menuetto - Allegretto
  4. Allegretto
Only parts, no score.
The first movement is not as brilliant as we know Danzi from other quintets.


Dupont, Pierre (1821 - 1870)

Trois pièces brèves (G-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Prélude
  2. Minuetto
  3. Scherzo
Only parts, very big format and hand written.


Farkas, Ferenc (1905 - 2000)

Early Hungarian Dances from the 17th century
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Intrada - Allegro moderato
  2. Lento
  3. Danza delle Scapole - Allegro
  4. Chorea - Moderato
  5. Saltarello - Allegro
Parts and score on super thin cheap paper


Fernström, John (1897 - 1961)

Blåskvintett op. 59 (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro molto
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo - Allegro molto
  4. Final - Rondo: Vivace
Very melodic, the many changes of metrum are easy to play, because you have always to count quarter notes. Technically not that difficult, only the french horn has to play some high notes. It is modern music but it is nevertheless singing. All of us five decided, this is something we wanna work on.


Foerster, Joseph Bohuslav (1859 - 1951)

Quintett op. 95
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro scherzando (due battute)
  4. Moderato e tranquillo
An authorized copy from Bärenreiter Prague. Also available on IMSLP lately.
One of my favorite woodwind quintets. Five winds make a typically Bohemian nearly symphonic sound. Terrific and difficult.


Förster, Emmanuel Aloys (1748 - 1823)

Quintet (Es-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Andantino
  3. Menuetto
  4. Poco Presto


Françaix, Jean (1912 - 1997)

Quintette
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn)
Schott Verlag, Ed 4103
Rating: very difficult
  1. Andante tranquillo - Allegro assai
  2. Presto - Trio (Un poco più lento) - Coda (Più lento) - Prestissimo
  3. Tema (Andante) + 5 Variationen
  4. Tempo die marcia francese
That's the score.


Quintette
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn)
Schott Verlag, ED 4121
Rating: very difficult
  1. Andante tranquillo - Allegro assai
  2. Presto - Trio (Un poco più lento) - Coda (Più lento) - Prestissimo
  3. Tema (Andante) + 5 Variationen
  4. Tempo die marcia francese


Furer, Arthur (*1924)

Quintett op. 21
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Kneusslin Basel, No. 86
Rating: difficult
  1. Melancholisch bewegt
  2. Still und behutsam
  3. rastlos, aber vergnügt
Unfortunately without score


Gebauer, François René (1773 - 1845)

Bläserquintett Nr. 3 (c-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
F. E. C. Leuckart, Leuckartiana Nr. 121
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Menuett
  3. Thema con variatione - Andante + 5 Variationen
  4. Rondo - Allegro
No score. The parts are loose double pages. The first mouvement is extremely slowly.


Grainger, Percy Aldridge (1882 - 1961)

British Folk-Musik Settings - No. 40 Lisbon (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Schott Verlag, ED 11128
Rating: easy
  1. Brisk
Parts and score, the parts are all only one page


Haas, Pavel (1899 - 1944)

Quintetto per Fiati op. 10
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in B flat changing to E flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Rating: difficult
  1. Preludio - Andante, ma vivace
  2. Preghiera - Misterioso e triste
  3. Ballo eccentrico - ritmo marcato
Parts and score.
First work of Haas which received international success.
Written in 1929. Elements of Moravian folk songs with choral melodies and songs from the synagogue. Additionally the composer uses polyrhythm.
A revies of the Neues Wiener Tageblatt in 1935 said: The woodwind quintet of Pavel Haas is a work to be reckoned with. It is characterised by the originality of the themes and by a striking mastering of harmonization.
Premiere was at the 24. March 1930 played by the Moravian Woodwind Quintet. The first edition was published in 1934 by the Sadlo edition in Prague.


Haydn, Joseph (1732 - 1809)

Divertimento (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Boosey & Hawkes, B. & H. 8797
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Andante quasi Allegretto "Chorale St. Antoni"
  3. Menuetto
  4. Rondo - Allegretto
Small score and parts.
For the flute quite boring. Very easy and good for getting to know each other when beginning to play together.


Hindemith, Paul (1895 - 1963)

Kleine Kammermusik 24/2
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn in F)
Schott Verlag, ED 4389
Rating: mid-grade
  1. I - Lustig, Mäßig schnelle Viertel
  2. II - Walzer, durchweg sehr leise
  3. III - Ruhig und einfach. Achtel
  4. IV - Schnelle Viertel
  5. V - Sehr lebhaft
Only parts, no score.


Holmboe, Vagn (1909 - 1996)

Notturno op. 19
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Tranquillo
  2. Scherzando
  3. Improvisazione
  4. Con moto
Only parts, no score. The print is like handwritten, not easy to read. All parts are full of hints what the others have to play. And there are cryptic signs (H-), not explained but probably showing important phrases.


Hovhaness, Alan (1911 - 2000)

Wind Quintet op. 159
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 6122
Rating: difficult
  1. Andante
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo
  4. Senza misura
Parts and score


Hummel, Bertold (1925 - 2002)

Bläser-Quintett
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Elite Edition, 3260
Rating: difficult
  1. Rubato
  2. Lamentation
  3. Burleske
Unfortunately without score


Jenö, Gaál (1906 - 1980)

II. Bläserquintett
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Larghetto
  2. Vivace
  3. Largo
  4. Allegro assai
The first performance was played on the 12th June 1968 in Hungarian Radio by the Budapest Wind Quintet with the flutist Zoltán Jeney
This edition contains only the parts, no score.


Jettel, Rudolf (1903 - 1981)

Bläserquintett Nr. 3
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Eulenburg, GM 52
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro grazioso
Parts and score


Klughardt, August (1847 - 1902)

Quintett op. 79 (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Zimmermann, ZM 13111
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro molto vivace
Pocket score


Quintett op. 79 (C-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Zimmermann, ZM 13112
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Allegro vivace
  3. Andante grazioso
  4. Adagio
Parts on good paper and easy to read print


Korn, Peter Jona (1922 - 1998)

Quintet for Winds op. 40
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 66311a
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Con moto
  2. Poco allegretto - poco rubato
  3. Poco presto
Parts only


Kurtag, György (*1926)

Quintetto per Fiati op. 2
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Rating: very difficult
  1. Lento
  2. Agitato
  3. Vivo
  4. Molto sostenuto
  5. Rubato, improvvisando
  6. Grave, ma con slancio
  7. Mesto
  8. Rubato, molto agitato
This is only the score. I did'nt find parts yet.


Kvandal, Johan (1919 - 1999)

Quintet for winds op. 34
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Norsk Musikforlag, N. M. O. 8810
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Preludium
  2. Presto
  3. Adagio ma non troppo
  4. Allegro assai
Pocket score. Extremely small print. Composed in 1971 and takes about 17 minutes to play.


Quintet for Winds op. 34
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Norsk Musikforlag, N. M. O. 8810
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Preludium (Largo)
  2. Presto
  3. Adagio ma non troppo
  4. Allegro assai
Parts, not so easily to get. Available from Polyhymnia


Larsson, Lars-Erik (1908 - 1986)

Quattro Tempi op. 55
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Tranquillo
  2. Agitato
  3. Sostenuto
  4. Giocoso
Parts and pocket score. Available directly from the Swedish edition.
Quite difficult, exotic metrum changing very often, rhythmically difficult and a big range from deep to very high notes.


Lemeland, Aubert (*1932)

Quintette a Vent No. 3 op. 101
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: very difficult


Lickl, Hans-Georg (1769 - 1843)

Quintetto concertante (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Edition Kneusslin Basel, 31
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Menuetto
  3. Adagio
  4. Polacca
  5. Thema con Variazioni (Andante)
Only parts, no score.


Ligeti, György (1923 - 2006)

Sechs Bagatellen - aus Musica ricercata
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Schott Verlag, ED 6409
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Rubato. Lamentoso
  3. Allegro grazioso
  4. Presto ruvido
  5. Adagio mesto - Allegro maestoso
  6. Molto vivace. Capriccioso.
This one of only a few compositions the composer was able to take with him on his flight from Hungary to Austria. Written between 1951 and 1953. This is a part of the Musica ricercata for piano (eleven movements in total). Each movement adds one note of the chromatic scale.
This is the score. The parts are available in a different edition.


Sechs Bagatellen
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Schott Verlag, Ed 6407
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Rubato. Lamentoso
  3. Allegro grazioso
  4. Presto ruvido
  5. Adagio. Mesto
  6. Molto vivace. Capriccioso
Premiere in Sweden played by the woodwind quintet of the Stockholm Philharmonics on the 6th of Octobre 1969.


10 Stücke für Bläserquintett
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(flute/alto flute/piccolo, oboe/english horn, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn double horn F/B flat)
Schott Verlag, Ed 6318
Rating: difficult
  1. Molto sostenuto e calmo
  2. Prestissimo minaccioso e burlesco
  3. Lento
  4. Prestissimo leggiero e virtuoso
  5. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
  6. Presto staccatissimo e leggiero
  7. Vivo energico
  8. Allegro con delicatezza
  9. Sostenuto stridente
  10. Presto bizzarro e rubato
Parts. The score is available separately.
Really complicated, even the notation. Every part is full of annotations around the music notation.
Written in December 1968. Ligeti started with the idea to write for a concert like movement for each of the five instruments. During work on this opus it grew and thus there are ten movements now, as after each solo movement there is a ensemble movement.
The last movements ends in a grand pause of ten seconds and with a citation from "Alice in wonderland" by Lewis Caroll.


Martinon, Jean (1910 - 1976)

Domenon - Musique pour quintette a vent
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Gerard Billaudot, M. R. 1205
Rating: difficult
  1. Expressivo - Agitato - Poco piu vivo - Poco piu mosso - Poco piu vivo - Tempo agitato
Only parts
Written in 1939, there are many changes of beat and tempo.


Mederacke, Kurt (1910 - 1983)

Serenade op. 56
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Presto
  3. Molto moderato
  4. Allegro spiritoso
Parts and score


Moyse, Louis (1912 - 2007)

Quintett
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
McGinnis & Marx Music Publishers
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Poco Lento
  3. Presto
  4. Allegro Molto Vivo
Unfortunately without score


Mozart, Franz Xaver (1791 - 1844)

Zwei Polonaisen op. 22 (Es-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Zimmermann, ZM 2084
Rating: easy
  1. Polonaise 1
  2. Polonaise 2- -Andantino con moto
Only parts


Muczynski, Robert (1929 - 2010)

Quintet for Winds op. 45
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro risoluto
  2. Andante
  3. Moderato
Parts and score.
A composition commissioned by the Oklahome Woodwind Quintet, to whom it is also dedicated.


Movements op. 16
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Silhouette Music Corporation
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro con spirito
  2. Molto moderato
  3. Adagio-strictly (senza rubato)
  4. Allegro risoluto
Parts and score.
The composer received a grant from the Ford Foundation for which he had to compose for secondary school music groups in Tucson, Arizona. The edition includes a short introduction to the movements by the composer and the times for playing it. Altogether about 5 minutes.


Nielsen, Carl (1865 - 1931)

Quintett op. 43 (E-Dur)
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(flute, oboe/english horn, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro ben moderato
  2. Menuet
  3. Präludium - Adagio
  4. Thema mit Variationen - Un poco andantino
Score and parts in the same edition separately available.
Written in 1922


Quintett op. 43 (E-Dur)
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(flute, oboe/english horn, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro ben moderato
  2. Menuet
  3. Präludium - Adagio
  4. Thema mit Variationen - Un poco andantino
Parts. A score is available separately.


Pärt, Arvo (*1935)

Quintettino
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Schnell
  2. Langsam
  3. Mässig
Copies authorised by the edition. Parts and score. Looks not too difficult to play


Pierné, Gabriel (1863 - 1937)

Pastorale op. 14, Nr. 1 (a-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: easy
  1. Moderato
Parts and score, each part one page, good paper and easy to read, because of clear print.


Pilss, Karl (1902 - 1979)

Serenade für Bläserquintett
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Heiter bewegt
  2. Ruhig
  3. Schnell
  4. Breit
Very well done set of parts (there are hints about breaks on the following page before turning and such nice extras)
And beautiful music, truly Bohemian again, sounds moreish.


Porter, Quincy (1897 - 1966)

Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 6067
Rating: difficult
  1. Moderato serioso
  2. Andante piacevole
  3. Scherzando
  4. Adagio molto espressivo
Parts and score


Ravel, Maurice (1875 - 1937)

Piece en Forme de Habanera (g-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Alphonse Leduc, B. L.682
Rating: mid-grade


Reicha, Anton (1770 - 1836)

Tre Quintetti - Parte 1 op. 88, Nr. 3 (G-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Editio Praga, H 7140
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Lento
  2. Andante
  3. Minuetto (Allegro vivo)
  4. Finale (Allegro vivace)
Unfortunately without score


Bläserquintett op. 88, Nr. 2 (Es-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Thomi-Berg, AM 103
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Lento - Allegro moderato
  2. Scherzo
  3. Andante grazioso
  4. Finale - Allegro molto
Regrettably without score. For the flute really easy (and a bit boring). It needs a quite good clarinetist and hornist. Bassoon and oboe are both featured in one of the movements.


Quintett No. 16 op. 99, Nr. 4 (D-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in D or F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante
  2. Poco lento
  3. Menuetto - Scherzo
  4. Allegro assai
This is the score, parts separateley available.


Quintett No. 16 op. 99; No. 4 (D-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in D or F)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. I - Andante
  2. II - Poco lento
  3. III - Menuetto: Scherzo
  4. IV - Allegro assai
These are the parts. For the french horn there is a part in D and one in F. The print looks a bit like handwriting and is thus a bit hard to read.


Reiche, Johannes (*1955)

Quintett in drei Sätzen
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Langsam, aber mit Spannung
  2. Langsam und sehr getragen
  3. Lebhaft und rhythmisch akzentuiert
Only score, no parts


Quintett in drei Sätzen
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Langsam, aber mit Spannung
  2. Langsam und sehr getragen
  3. Lebhaft und rhythmisch akzentuiert
Only parts. The quintet is dedicated to the Philharmonic woodwind quintet Halle


Roe, David W.

Autumn in Retrospect
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Legato
Parts and Score
We didn´t like that so much. A bit boring.


Schmitt, Florent (1870 - 1958)

Chants Alizes - en quatre parties op. 125 (A-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in F)
Rating: difficult
  1. I - D'une gravite quelque peu martiale
  2. II - Anime
  3. III - Lent
  4. IV - Anime
These are the parts. Very large and nice printed, but due to the big format not very practicable. The score is available from the edition with a different order number.


Chants Alizes - en quatre parties op. 125 (A-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. I - D'une gravite quelque peu martiale
  2. II - Anime
  3. III - Lent
  4. IV - Anime
Pocket score.


Schnyder, Daniel (*1961)

Bläser-Quintett
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(flute, oboe/english horn, clarinet/bass clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Freely
  2. Lento
  3. Rhythm & Blues Feel
  4. Viertel = 138
Parts and score. Nothing to find about the tuning of the horn part.


Seiber, Matyas (1905 - 1960)

Permutazioni a Cinque
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. I - Viertel 90 - Allegretto scherzando - Sostenuto - stretto
This is a pocket score, the parts are available separately.
Commissioned by the Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble in 1958.


Szervánsky, Endre (1911 - 1977)

II. Bläserquintett
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(flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Presto - Trio Allegretto
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro vivace
Only parts


Bläserquintett
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Adagio - Allegro moderato
  2. Allegro scherzoso
  3. Andante
  4. Allegro vivace
Only parts, no score


Taffanel, Paul (1844 - 1908)

Quintette (g-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in E flat)
Alphonse Leduc, AL 27 691
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con moto
  2. Andante
  3. Vivace
Parts and score in really good quality. All movements with metronome numbers.
I liked this one very much.
Written in 1878


Takács, Jenö (1902 - 2005)

Serenade - nach Altgrazer Kontratänzen op. 83a (G-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: difficult
  1. Ouverture - Allegro moderato
  2. Serenade - Andantino
  3. Kontratanz - Allegretto grazioso
  4. Polka - Allegretto
  5. Menuett - Andantino
  6. Finale - Dudelsack - Cornemuse - Vivace
Unfortunately without score. We did not like this transcription so much.


Tcherepnin, Alexander (1899 - 1977)

Woodwind Quintet op. 107
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, No. 66904
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro marciale
  2. Langsam
  3. Feierlich - Mässig bewegt


Trailescu, Cornel (*1926)

Cvintet
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante epico
  3. Allegro vivo
Only parts.


Turrin, Joseph (*1947)

Three Summer Dances
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Frolic
  2. Intermezzo
  3. Rondo
Partitur und Stimmen.
Not this difficult, lots of changes in time, modern but easy listening.


Wolter, Detlef (1933 - 2002)

Cassation
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro decioso e capriccioso
  2. Andante
  3. Allegro mobile
Score included


Zemlinsky, Alexander (1871 - 1942)

Humoreske (B-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Universal Edition, UE 15 048a
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Rondo - Allegretto
Parts.


Zoephel, Klaus (*1929)

Bläserquintett (G-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Edition Peters, Nr. 9378a
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Lebhaft, fröhlich
  2. Leicht schlendernd
  3. Sehr rasch
  4. Nicht zu schnell
Pocket score


Author: Claudia Haider; Last updated 20.04.2014