Brandt’s Woodwind Quintet List – A

We’ll start with a few anonymous listings, then go alphabetically.


Air du Guet


“Theme provençal attribue au Roi René (1409-1480)”


Three Songs of Mainland China (arr. by Staff Musicians of the China Broadcasting System)

Movements/durations: I Love Beijing’s Tien an Men [Tiananmen] Gate (2:00); The White Haired Girl (2:09), Happy Life after Liberation. Recorded by the Miami Woodwind Quintet (of Miami University, Oxford, Ohio) on LP, 1988.


4 Altwiener Tänze (Four Old Viennese Dances) (arr. Peter Totzauer)

Wien: Doblinger

Peter Totzauer has done many arrangements of works by various composers, mostly Viennese, scattered through this list as well.

Anonymous arranger

Robbins Collection of Classics for Woodwind Quintet

New York: Robbins Music Corp., 1961.

Includes score and 7 parts. (includes extra parts to substitute for missing instruments, i.e., 2nd clarinet to replace horn and bass clarinet to replace bassoon).

Anonymous arranger

Wind Quintets

New York: G. Schirmer, 1931

Untitled collection of wind quintets:

Sonatina from the cantata “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit” by J. S. Bach

“Around the Wigwam” by Harvey Loomis

“Petite Marche” by Leo Delibes

“Minuet” from piano sonata in G major, Op. 78 by Franz Schubert

“La Marais” by J. R. Rameau

“Musette” by Katherine Davis.

Aarne, Els (Els Paemurru, married name) (1917-1995)

Wind Quintet, Op. 50 (Puhkpillikvintett)(1965)

Aaron, Henry (1914- )

Encore Pieces for Woodwind Quintet – Vol. 1

Houston Publishing Co., 224 S. Lebanon St., Lebanon, IN 46052 /

Hal Leonard Publishing

12 arrangements for quintet:

Debussy – Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Mendelssohn – Scherzo in E Minor, Op. 16, No. 2

Shostakovich – Polka from The Golden Age

Gounod – Funeral March of a Marionettes

Tchaikovsky – Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 2

F. J. Haydn – Capriccio in A Minor

Bartok – The Diary of a Fly

Cecile Chaminade – Scarf Dance

Edward MacDowell – In Autumn, from Woodlnd Sketches, Op. 51

Edvard Grieg – Norwegian Dance in G Major, Op. 35, No. 13

Mussorgsky – Gopak

J. Strauss – Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

These are generally light, well-done arrangements that are easy to put together. This editor has not found any info on a Volume 2. [Andrew Brandt]

Abate, Rocco (1950- )

Tatá Requien: obscuro gioco del tempo per doppio quintetto di fiati (1981, for double woodwind quintet)

Rome: Edipan, 1986

Duration: 13:00.


Mamma Mia (the musical) for variable wind quintet and optional percussion (arr. Peter Kleine Schaars)

Oude Haske: Netherlands: De Haske

Abbasov, Jalal (1957- )

Five Pieces for Wind Quintet (1999)

Marne, France: Musik Fabrik

Abbate, Luigi (1958- )

Apax (1985)for flute, oboe, clarinet/bass clarinet, horn, bassoon.

Abbott, Alan (1926- )

Alla Caccia (for double woodwind quintet, arranged)

According to Catherine Gerhart’s Bibliography of Double Wind Quintet Music, this work was originally for horn and piano, written in 1962. It was included in a list of double woodwind quintets by the Orion Winds.

Abdel-Rahim, Gamal (1924-1988)

Bohayrat Al-Lotus (The Lotus Pond) (arr. Adam Lesnick)

Richmond, Virginia: International Opus 2001 www.internationalopus.com

Duration: 5:00.

The composer is described as Egypt’s leading 20th century composer. The work has ornamented solos for flute, oboe and clarinet and is based on arabic modes.

Abe, Kyoko (1950- )

Sequenz für Bläserquintett (1983)


Tokyo born, she teaches at Vienna University in Austria. Flute doubles on alto flute, oboe doubles on English horn. Duration: 16:30. E-Mail: kyoko[at]gmx.at

Abrahamsen, Hans (1952- )

Landscapes (Landskaber)(1972)

Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen

Duration: 8:00.

Walden, Woodwind Quintet No. 2 (1978)

Copenhagen: W. Hansen / St. Louis, Mo.: M.M.B. Music [distributor],1980 /

Delaware Water Gap, Pa.: Shawnee Press

Duration: 10:00.


3 Piano Pieces by Carl Nielsen (recomposed 1990)

Copenhagen: Wilhelm Hansen

Duration: 10:00. For woodwind quintet and string quintet (2 vn, va, vc, db)

Abramsky, Alexander (Aleksandr Savvat’yevich Abramski) (1898-1985)


Moscow: Muzyka, 1929

Instrumentation might be for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn and piano, but could not confirm this.

Abreu, Jose Antonio (1939- )

Quinteto para Instrumentos de Viento

Composer is Venezuelan.

Abreu, Zequinha de (a.k.a. José Gomes de Abreu(1880-1935)

Os Pintenhos no Terreiro

Recorded in 1977 by Quinteto Villa-Lobos and probably arranged specifically for them. Uses piccolo instead of flute.

The melody is carried by the piccolo. For some reason this piece reminds me of some quintet arrangements of Scott Joplin; sounds like a Brazilian rag (yes, a contradiction in terms). Very lively piccolo part, with some counterpoint in the lower instruments. See the article in our Cracked Reed Blog about Quinteto Villa-Lobos for a link to an old recording. [Andrew Brandt]

Tico Tico no Fuba (for double woodwind quintet, arranged)

According to Catherine Gerhart’s Bibliography of Double Wind Quintet Music, this is recorded by the Orion Winds.

Abreu, Zequinha de and Eurico Barreiros (arr. Isac Emerick)

Tico-tico No Fubár

Duration: 5:46. Recorded by the Quinteto Brasília. Also available on Youtube by the World Wind Quintet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dle4djzWa2o (possibly a different arrangement, though, since it’s much shorter).

Absil, Jean (1893-1974)

Quintette, Op. 16 (1934)

Bruxelles: Le Centre Belge de Documentation Musicale (CeBeDeM), 1969 /

Paris: Editions Lemoine

Consists of Introduction et Fugue, Sicilienne, Rondo. Duration: 11:00.

Suite Pastorale, Op. 37 (1939)

Bruxelles: Le Centre Belge de Documentation Musicale (CeBeDeM)

Danses Bulgares, Op. 103 (1959)

Henry Lemoine & Cie., Paris

Duration: 11:55.

Six Bulgarian folk dances. There are lots of changing meters in some movements to reflect the uneven meters of the original dances. The Finale is very lively and dramatic. [Andrew Brandt]

Concerto Grosso, Op. 60 (1944) for woodwind quintet and string orchestra

CeBeDeM (Bruxelles)

Duration: 11:00.

Achron, Joseph (1886-1943)

Sextet, “Cantillations” Op. 73 (1938) for woodwind quintet and trumpet

Pacific Palisades, California: New Music

Duration: 16:47.

Adam, Adolphe-Charles (1803-1856)

O Holy Night (arr. David Burndrett)

Published by the arranger; see http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

Usually performed around Christmas.

Adam Ferrero, Bernardo (1942- )


Valencia: Piles Editorial de Musica, 1980

Movements: Ball dels Bastonets; Dansa; Tocateta d’eixida de Missa; Ball de la Muixeranga; Dansa dels Porrots; Canco de Bressol; Alla baix en el riu; mare; Passacarrer. Duration: 16:00.

Adamic, Bojan (1912- )

Nalepke (Labels) (1978)

Ljubljana: Edicije Drustva slovenskih skladateljev, 1982 Society of Slovene Composers, www.dss.si

Duration: 11:00.

Adamic, Josef (or Adamik) (1947- )

Wind Quintet for Children’s Toys and Wind Instruments (1970)


Nonet (1981) for woodwind quintet and string quartet (violin, viola, cello, double bass)

Adams, Daniel Clifford (1956- )

Fluctuation (1983)

Duration: 6:00.

Adashi, Judah E. (1975- )

Songs and Dances of Macondo (2004)

Richmond, Va.: International Opus

Duration: 14:00. Movements: I. Song of the Birds; II. March of the Gypsies; III. Song of Francisco the Man; IV. Waltz of the Clocks; V. Pianola Dances; VI. Sunset Hymns and Psalms; VII. The Last Dawn of Macondo.See also: http://www.judahadashi.com/

According to the composer, “The fictional town of Macondo is the setting of Gabriel García Márquez’ ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude.’ This suite for woodwind quintet was conceived as a songbook of sorts, inspired by musical elements and episodes in the novel.” Commissioned by the Aspen Music Festival and School.

Adaskin, Murray (1906-2002)

Quintet for woodwinds (1974)

Ontario, Canada: Murray Adaskin, 1974 /

Victoria, B.C.: Adlar Publications, 1995

Duration: 13:30. Movements: I. Allegretto; andantino; allegretto; II. Andante; andantino; andante; III. Allegro ma non troppo. Commissioned by the Pacific Woodwind Quintet through the Canada Council.

Woodwind Quintet No. 2 (1993)

Victoria, B.C.: Adlar Publications, 1994

Duration: 17:00. Premiere: May 8, 1994, Bel Canto Wind Quintet, Ottawa, Ontario.


In Memoriam – Frances James Adaskin (1988) for woodwind quintet and string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass)

Victoria, B.C.: Adlar Publications.

Premiere: April 30, 1988, Memorial Concert, University of Victoria. Duration: 13:00.

Rondino for Nine Instruments (1961) for woodwind quintet and string quartet

Duration: 5:00. Try the Canadian Music Center or Adlar Publications.

Addison, John (1920-1998)

Divertimento (1990)

New York: Oxford University Press, 1993

6 movements. Requires flute, oboe and clarinet to double on alto flute, english horn and bass clarinet, respectively. Reviewer described it as an interesting, fairly easy, light-hearted work. Permission for public performance must be obtained from ASCAP.


Serenade (1957) for woodwind quintet and harp

London: Oxford University Press

Available for rent only.

Addison, Phyllis

The Room

Bryn Mawr, Pa.: Hildegard Pub. Co.,1996

A theme and variations.

Adler, Richard(1921-2012)

“Hernando’s Hideaway” from The Pajama Game (arranged for double woodwind quintet)

Performed (and recorded?) by the Orion Winds.

Adler, Samuel (1928- )

Intrada for Woodwind Quintet (1966)

New York: Oxford University Press 1969 /

Independent Music Publishers

Duration: 4:30. “Commissioned in memory of Paul Brooks by the students, faculty, and alumni of the Music division of Southern Methodist University.” Written for the Dallas Symphony Woodwind Quintet. See also: http://www.samueladler.com/

According to OUP’s catalog, “While the technical aspects are demanding, they lie well within the idiomatic tradition of each instrument.” (I loosely translate that to mean “If you can’t play it, it’s your own fault, not the composer’s.”) [Andrew Brandt]

Concerto: shir hama’alot (A Song of Ascent) for woodwind quintet and orchestra (1991)

Bryn Mawr: Theodore Presser


Seven Epigrams for Woodwind Sextet (1966) for 2 flutes, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon

London: Oxford University Press

Six Epigrams for piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon

London: Oxford University Press

Songs with Winds for woodwind quintet and soprano

London: Oxford University Press

Adolphe, Bruce (1955- )

Night Journey (1987)

St. Louis, MO: MMB Music, 1991 1987

Duration: 10:26. Commissioned and recorded by the Dorian Quintet, Summit Records, Koch International: DCD 117 Summit.

Chiaroscuro for double woodwind quintet (1984)

New York: American Composers Alliance, 1984

Commissioned for the winds of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and premiered by them on December 16, 1984 in Carnegie Hall. Duration: 10:00. Recorded by the Sylvan Winds.

Zephyronia, a tale for woodwind quintet & narrator (2006)

Maryland Heights, MO: Lauren Keiser Music, 2011

Anniversary Variation

A variation based on a theme of Anton Reicha, written for the Dorian Quintet’s 40th anniversary. Part of a collaborative series by various composers, including Richard Rodney Bennett and Lee Hoiby.


Reach Out, Raise Hope, Change Society: a cantata in ten movements for SATB chorus, woodwind quintet & three percussionists (2010)

New York, NY: The Learning Maestros; Maryland Heights, MO; Keiser Classical; Milwaukee, WI: Exclusively distributed by Hal Leonard,

Lauren Keiser Music.

Adomian, Lan (1905-1979)

Fin de Verano

New York: G. Schirmer

Duration: 6:00.

Advis, Luis (a.k.a. Luis Advis Vitaglich) (1935-2004)

Quinteto para vientos (1962)

Aeschbacher, Walther (1901-1969)

Thema, Variationen und Fuge über ein romantisches Weihnachtslied (1951)

Manuscript only?

Duration: 9:00

Agay, Denes (1911-2007)

Five Easy Dances

Theodore Presser, 1956 /

Tokyo: Ongaku No Tomo Sha, 1956

Movements: Polka; Tango; Bolero; Waltz, Rumba.

According to Rasmus Sandberg on the Doublereed list, “The dances are not as easy as it may sound, but very entertaining and particularly good for presenting the characteristics of each instrument in the woodwind quintet at e.g. school concerts.”

Ager, Klaus (1946- )

Hoshi (1975) für fünf Blasinstrumente und Tonband

Munich: Edition Modern

Recorded: Austria: Osterreichischer Komponistenbund. Preiserrecords SPR 10045 For woodwind quintet and tape. Duration: 20:00. E-Mail: klaus.ager(at)moz.ac.at

Aglinskas, Julius

One (Changes) (2010) for woodwind quintet and live electronics

Duration: 5:00.

Agnew, Elaine (1967 – )

Colmcille (1995)

Manuscript: Try Dublin: Contemporary Music Centre

Duration: 15:00. Premiered by the Belfast Wind Quintet.

Agobet, Jean-Louis (1968- )

Einfallen (1991-92) for woodwind quintet, piano, percussion and band (alternate version without band available)

Paris: Max Eschig

Duration: 8:00. Flute doubles on piccolo, clarinet doubles on bass clarinet. See: http://www.sonances.qc.ca/composers/agobet.htm

Agrell, Jeffrey (1948- )

Circus Etudes (1996)

Veritas Musica

Commissioned by and dedicated to the Wildwind Quintet. Movements: Dancing Elephants, Clowns, Trapeze Artists, Acrobats. See also: http://jeffreyagrell.com/ or the University of Iowa.

Carib Dance

Veritas Musica

Dedicated to the Wildwind Quintet.

Agudelo, Victor

Cinco Palo$

Cali, Colombia: Universidad del Valle, 2015

Movements: Uno de cinco; Dos de cinco; Tres de cinco; Cuatro de cinco; Cinco de cinco. Duration: 12:00. Includes notes in Spanish.

Aguila, Miguel del (1957- )

Quintet No. 1, Op. 20 (1987)

Wind Quintet No. 2, Op. 46 (1994)

New York: Peermusic, 1996

Movements: Back in time; In heaven; Under the earth; Far away.

Aguirre, Julian (1868-1924)

Dos Danzas Argentinas, Huella y Gato (Two Argentine Dances) (arr. Mariano Frogioni)


Flute doubles on piccolo. Duration: 10:00.

Agustsson, Herbert Hriberschek (1926- )

Quintet (1968)

Berlin: Bote & Bock /

Reykjavik: Iceland Music Information Centre

Flute doubles piccolo.

Ahlberg, Gunnar (1942- )

Impulser (1973)

Stockholm: STIMS Informationscentral for Svensk Musik

Duration: 10:00

Ahmas, Harri (1957- )

Mosaic (2012)

Helsinki: Music Finland http://musicfinland.fi/en/

Duration: 17:30. See also: http://composers.musicfinland.fi/musicfinland/fimic.nsf/WLCBND/ahmas+harri

Gammal fäbodpsalm från Dalarna (an old choral melody from Sweden) (1998) (arr. Harri Ahmas)

Edition Till

Duration: 3:40. A traditional folk chorale.

Kolmen kuninkaan marssi (Le bon matin) (2011) (arr. Harri Ahmas)

Helsinki: Music Finland http://musicfinland.fi/en/

PDF of score available to download. A traditional folk tune.

Ahnell, Emil Gustave (1925- )

Wind Quintet #1

Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, USA: Manuscript Publications


Aho, Kalevi (1949- )

Wind Quintet (2006)

Fennica Gehrman

Duration: 24:30.

Bläserquintett Nr. 2 (2014)

Helsinki: Fennica Gehrman, 2015

Movements: I. Ruhig beginnend – bewegter; II. Sehr schnell, wild; III. Ruhig fliessend; IV. Lebhaft. Flute doubles on piccolo and alto flute; oboe doubles English horn, clarinet in A and B♭. Duration: 35:00. Commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker for the Philharmonische Bläserquintett Berlin.

Ahrendt, Karl (1904-1993)


A photocopy score is in the Indiana University Music Library, Bloomington

Aichinger, Oskar (1956- )

5 aphorische Stücke für Bläserquintett (1996)

Contact the composer: info[at]oskaraichinger.at (Austria)

Duration: 8:00 Homepage: http://www.oskaraichinger.at

Aitken, Hugh (1924-2012)

Six Studies for Wind Quintet (1958)

Microfilm. Washington, DC: U. S. Library of Congress

Eight Studies for Wind Quintet (1958)

Philadelphia: Elkan-Vogel, 1966

Duration: 5:30. Flute doubles piccolo. Serial work.

Folia (1980)

Hamburg: Peermusic, 1994

Commissioned and recorded by the York Winds (Canada) Duration: 10:33 SEE http://www.culturenet.ca/cmc/


Serenade for Double Quintet (1958) (woodwind quintet and string quintet: 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass)

See American Music Center

Duration: 8:00.

Ajdic, Alojz (1939- )

Pihalni Kvintet (Woodwind Quintet) (1974)

Ljubljana: Edicije Drustva slovenskih skladateljev, 1990

Society of Slovene Composers, www.dss.si

Akins, John R.

Movement for woodwind quintet

American Music Center

Duration: 6:00.

Alamá-Gil, José (1952- )

Diptic Edeta

Piles Editorial de Musica

Duration: 5:50.

Alary, Giulio (1814-1891)

Cavatine et Intermezzo, sextet for woodwind quintet and 2nd clarinet.

Paris: Society for Chamber Music

Albam, Manny (1922- )

Quintet No. 1 (1957)

Manuscript: U.S. Library of Congress

American jazz arranger and composer.

Albéniz, Isaac (1860-1909)

Cordoba (arr. Patrick Clements) for wind nonet

London: PCMS Sheet Music, http://www.clements16.co.uk/

for 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 English horn, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns. Duration: 5:30. The work depicts a summer evening in Cordoba.

“El Puerto” from Iberia (1906 )(arr. Glenn Prohasky)

Published by the arranger? Available in Emerson Catalog.

“Evocation” from Iberia (1906) (arr. Glenn Prohasky)

Published by the arranger? Available in Emerson Catalog.

“Fête-Dieu à Seville” (1906) from Iberia (arr. Glenn Prohasky)

Published by the arranger? Available in Emerson Catalog.

From the collection of piano works called Iberia written between 1905-1908. “Fête-Dieu à Seville” ends the first volume of works and is also titled “Corpus Christi in Seville” or “El Corpus en Sevilla.” To view the original piano score, you can download Cahier 1 from the International Music Score Library Project: http://imslp.org/wiki/Iberia_(Albéniz,_Isaac) .

Cantos de España, Op. 232 (arr.)

St. Cloud, Minn.: Medici Music Press, 1983

Prelude from “Cantos de España,” plus “Granada” and “Aragon” from Suite Española, No. 1, Op. 47. To study, the original piano score for the final two pieces can be downloaded from the International Music Score Library Project: http://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_Espa%C3%B1ola_No.1,_Op.47_(Albéniz,_Isaac)

Malagueña & Serenata, from España (arr. Bill Holcombe & Bill Holcombe, Jr.)

Chesapeake, VA: Bill Holcombe’s Musicians Pub’s (http://billholcombe.com/)

Preludio & Tango from España (Isaac Albeniz, arr. by Holcombe & Bill Holcombe, Jr.)

Chesapeake, VA: Bill Holcombe’s Musicians Pub’s (http://billholcombe.com/)

Espana, Six Pieces (“Six Hojas de Album”) (arr. Randall Stalken)

Salem, Ct.: Cimarron Music Press, 2008. cimarronmusic.com

Three Pieces from “Espagna” (arr. ?)

Paris: Durand & Cie.

España Suite (arr. Jerry Nowak)

Glenmoore, PA: Roncorp [2012]

Suite Espagnole, Op. 47 (arr. by Graham Sheen)

Masters Music Publications,

Arrangements of the piano works on Spanish dances by Albeniz. The orchestration is OK but the music doesn’t translate so well to quintet. [Andrew Brandt] Duration: 4:00.

Oriental (arr. Ross Taylor)

Edition Viento; Tallevast, FL: TrevCo Music

Piezas Celebres (arr. Sharpe)

Ars Viva Verlag

“Sevilla” from Suite Española for double woodwind quintet (arr. Jerry Lanning)

Includes an optional part for E♭ clarinet (to substitute for 2nd oboe) and an optional double bass part. Recorded by the Sylvan Winds.

Tango for double woodwind quintet (arr. Michael Axtell)

Published by the arranger, axtellmusic[at]gmail.com

Clarinets are both in A.

Albert, Adrienne (1941- )

“Animalogy (n.)” (2006)

Palm Springs, California: Kenter Canyon Music, 2006

Flute doubles on piccolo. (Also uses oboe and bassoon reeds to create animal sounds.) Duration: 8:00. You can purchase parts and listen to recordings of the works on http://www.adriennealbert.com/. See also http://library.newmusicusa.org/

According to the composer, the work is a “not-very-serious study of the many varieties of animals found in their natural habitats in and around the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.” It is also the middle movement of a larger Alaskan Symphony for woodwind quintet, orchestra and choir.

Sam’s Dance (1997, rev. 2008?)

Palm Springs, California: Kenter Canyon Music, 1997

Duration: 6:00. See: http://library.newmusicusa.org/

Albert, Karel (1901-1987)


Bruxelles: Le Centre Belge de Documentation Musicale

Appears to be a quintet, 1954, for flute, oboe and string trio, not a woodwind quintet. May be erroneously included in some woodwind quintet lists.

Albert, Stephen (1941-1992)

Distant Hills (1989) for soprano, tenor, woodwind quintet, piano and string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass)

New York: G. Schirmer

Duration: 31:00. Text (English) based on James Joyce’s Ulysses. Flute doubles on alto flute, oboe doubles on English horn. Movements: 1. Sun’s Heat (tenor solo); 2.Flower of the Mountain (soprano solo).

Albinoni, Tomaso (1671-1751)

Oboe Concerto in D Major, Op. 7, No. 6 (arr. Jennifer Stevens)

Markham, ON: Eighth Note Publications, 1997

Albisi, Abelardo (1872-1937)

Miniature Suite No. 2 (arranged?)

Iowa City, Iowa: Eble Music

Originally for 3 flutes.

Albrecht, Alexander (1885-1958)

Bläserquintett (1929)

Fragment. Manuscript: Prager Rundfunk

Albrecht, Georg von (1891-1976)

Bläserquintett, Op. 74

Wolfenbuettel: Moeseler Verlag, 1981

Albrecht, Mark (arranger)

In the Cross of Christ, I Glory

Psalm 150, publisher

Albrechtsberger, Johann Georg (1736-1809)

Serenata à 5 (edited Friedrich J. Gabler)

Wien: Doblinger, 1999

May be performed by 2 oboes, clarinet, horn and bassoon or by standard woodwind quintet.

Fugue on B-A-C-H (arr. Keith Terrett)

Salem, Ct.: Cimarron Music Press cimarronmusic.com

Albright, William (1944-1988)

Abiding Passions (1988)

New York: C. F. Peters

Duration: 15:35. 4 movements. Commissioned by the Sierra Wind Quintet, in residence at the U. of Nevada, Las Vegas. Recorded on Cambria Records and on Centaur Records by the Pennsylvania Quintet. The 4 movements, or “stages” depict 4 stages of human relationships. Described as a “serious work.” Uses Clarinet in A.

Alcalay, Luna (1928- )

Escapade (2011)

Edition HH Music Publishers, http://www.editionhh.co.uk/

Written for the Orsolino Wind Quintet. 4 movements: “Verworbene Pfade, verlorene Wege” (Criss-crossing Paths, Lost Trails); “Passagen” (Passages); “Gewächse” (Growths); and “Verirrungen, Attacken” (Aberrations, Attacks). Duration: 9:00.

Alcorn, Michael (1962 -)

In a roundabout way (1986)

Manuscript. Try Dublin: Contemporary Music Centre

Duration: 7:00. Flute doubles on alto flute.

Perchoresis (1990)

Aldana, Mario Kuri


Aldis-Evans, Maddy

The Witch’s Cat Who Lost Her Spells (2006) for woodwind quintet and narrator

Emerson Edition

Duration: 28:00. Emerson Edition includes German and English versions. Also translated into French. See composer’s site: http://maddyaldisevans.drupalgardens.com/

Denton Moore (1990)

Three Sketches (2005)

Alemann, Eduardo Armando (1922- )

Serenata para Vientos (1959)

Manuscript: Library of Congress

3 movements: Alla marcha; Andante; Vivace. Recorded by the Quintet de vientos de la Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional (Argentina)

Three Micropoems (1965)

New York: Peer International

Kaleidoscopia, (1969)


Duration: 12:00

Alexander, Josef (1907-1989)

Wind Quintet (1949)

American Music Center, 1949.

Alexander, Lorin

Woodwind Quintet (2001)

Idyllwild, California: Granite Hill Pub., 2001.

Movements: Meditation; Dance; Jest. Duration: 10:00. See also: http://www.lorialexander.com/ E-mail: lorin[at]lorinalexander.com

Alexander, William (1927- )

Woodwind Quintet (1987)

Edinboro, Pennsylvania: Conneauttee Composers Press, 1987 /

Edinboro, PA (Box 382, Edinboro 16412): Peddie Publications, 1987

Duration: 12:30.

Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet

Edinboro, PA: Conneautee Composers Press, 1987

Duration: 11:00.

Huntingdon Quintet (1996)

New York: American Music Center

Duration: 12:00. See also works with piano.


Suite for Five Winds for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon.

American Music Center

Alexandra, Liana Moraru (1947-2011)

Imagini interupte (Images Interrupted) Op. 26 for wind quintet (1983)

See also: http://www.sonances.qc.ca/composers/alexandra.htm


Five miniatures for wind quintet and percussion (1970)

Sextet (2001) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, and horn

Duration: 14:00. Score and recording available for download: http://imslp.org/wiki/Sextet_(Alexandra,_Liana)

Alford, Kenneth J. (pseudonym for Maj. Fredrick Joseph Ricketts)(1881-1945)

Colonel Bogey March (1914) (arr. Frank J. Halferty)

Delevan, NY: Kendor Music, 2000

A British military bandmaster, Alford used an alias for his music published outside the military. The title and the tune were inspired by a fellow military man and golfer who whistled a characteristic two-note phrase (a descending minor third interval) instead of shouting “Fore!” It is this descending interval which begins each line of the melody. Bogey is a golfing term meaning one over par. Wikipedia has an entertaining article on this march with description of various lyrics.

Aliabiev, Alexander Nikolaivich (also spelled Alyabyev, Aliabev, Aljabjew)(1787-1851)

Quintet in C Minor

Moscow: Muzycka /

Koln: P. J. Tonger, 2000, also try Interlibrary loan: Harvard

This quintet begins with an introduction in C Minor, then when the allegro section begins, it quickly switches to C Major, but at the end there’s a slower section back in C minor, so there appears to be some debate whether the listed key should be C minor or C major. It appears that the work is in just one movement. Duration: 7:20. There is a nice recording by the Bolshoi Theater Woodwind Quintet on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQEngWLidqw . (Aliabiev should not be confused with his contemporary, Alabiev, Alexander Micholaevich, 1802-1852.)

According to Nikolaus Spoerel “This is a quintet written in the early 19th century…, simple, but may be a good alternative to a Cambini or Haydn divertimento arrangement.” Reportedly left unfinished by the composer, completed by B. Dobrochotow.

Cherubic Hymn (arr. Bill Schuetter)

Imagine Music; see also http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

Duration: 3:30.

Alinder, Håkan (1941- )

Koralpartita: Jesus ar min van den baste (1977/1990)

Borensberg, Sweden: Norbergs Musikforlag (1991)

Duration: 5:00

Ali-Zadeh, Franghiz (1947- )

Dialogia II for Woodwind Quintet and String Quartet (1989)

First performed in Zurich. Azerbaijani composer. SEE http://www.sonances.qc.ca/composers/alizadeh.htm

Alkema, Henk (1944- )

Openen en sluiten (To Open and Close) (1982) for double woodwind quintet

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1983 (rental only)

Duration: 9:00.

Allegri, Gregorio (1582-1652)

Miserere Mei, Deus (arr. Mike Magatagan)

Published by the arranger

Available on Scribd http://www.scribd.com/ .Originally written for two antiphonal choirs.

Allemeier, John & Paul Barsom & Clifton Callender & Lionel Semiatin

Light Blossoms

Miami, Fla.: Published for the Society of Composers by European American Music, 2001.

Allen, Geoffrey (1927- )

Wind Quintet, Op. 71 (2007)

Perth, W.A.: Keys Press, 2007.

Biography on http://www.amcoz.com.au/. See also: http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/

Allen, Judith Shatin (1949- )

Wind songs for wind quintet (1975)

SEE http://www.sonances.qc.ca/composers/allen.htm

Allers, Hans-Günther (1935- )

Musica Serena, Op. 79

Koln: Dohr, 2008

See also his website: http://www.hans-guenther-allers.de/index.html


Suite für sechs Bläser (woodwind quintet and 2nd horn)

Wolfenbuttel: Karl Heinrich Moseler

Allesandro, Victor, Jr. (1915-1976)

Impromptu (1932)

Manuscript: Library of Congress, Mss. also in Houston, Texas.

Allgen, Claude Loyola (Allgén) (1920-1990)

La mattina del diavolo: Sinfonia (1980)

Stockholm: Svensk Musik

Oboe doubles on English horn, clarinet doubles on alto sax

Allworth, Robert (1943- )

Five Preludes (1993) for mandolin and wind quintet instruments

Australian Music Centre, sales[at]amcoz.com.au

Flute performs in Preludes 1, 3, and 4; clarinet in Preludes 2 and 5; oboe in 1 and 3; bassoon and horn in 2 and 5.

Study in Grey (1997) for mandolin and woodwind quintet

Australian Music Centre, sales[at]amcoz.com.au

Duration: 3:30.

Almeida, Adolfo (1960- )

Tempus I (1975)

Centro de Documentacao de Musica Contemporanea CDMC-Brasil

Duration: 10:45

Almila, Atso (1953- )

Wind Quintet (1993)

Helsinki: Suomalaisen musilikin tiedotuskeskus – Finnish Music Information Centre

Movements: 1. Animato; 2. Largo ma tensivo; 3. Tranquillo. Commissioned by The Ostrobothnian Wind Quintet

Wind Quintet II “Arktinen hysteria” (Arctic Hysteria) (2006)

Helsinki: Suomalaisen musilikin tiedotuskeskus – Finnish Music Information Centre

Movements: 1. New Thousand and Six; 2. Neither and Nor; 3. Name of the Blame; 4. No One’s Lullaby; 5. Never Never Everland; 6. Arctic Hysteria. First performed by the Arctic Hysteria Wind Quintet

Alnar, Hasan Ferit (1906-1978)

Turkish Suite (arr. Kathryn Woodard) for flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon

Sonic Crossroads; see also: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

An arrangement of Alnar’s Eight Piano Pieces. Although it’s advertised as a woodwind quintet, the score shows it’s a wind quartet. Looks interesting, nevertheless.

Alpaerts, Flor (1876-1954)

Evening Music for double woodwind quintet

Amsterdam: Edition Compusic

Alpern, Wayne (1948- )

Nutcracker Variations (1987)

New York: H. Elkan, 1993

Based on the suite from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Duration: 15:00. Movements: Miniature overture, Dance of the sugar plum fairy, Arab dance, Russian dance.

Alsina, Carlos Roque (Roqué) (1941- )

A Letter for Wind Quintet (1970)

Milan: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni

Duration: 10:00. Commissioned by the Dorian Wind Quintet and premeired by them in 1975 in Hilversum, Holland.

Quinteto de Maderas, Op. 9 (1961)


Jeu de cloches for 3 or more instruments and tape (1969)

Alter, Martha (1904-1976)

Sextet (1933) for woodwind quintet and trumpet

Alterhaug, Bjørn (1945- )

Wind Quintet (1980)

Oslo: NB noter

See Norwegian Music Information Centre http://www.notam.uio.no/nmi/index.html

Altisent i Ceardi, Joan (Juan) (1891-1971)

Scherzo and choral with variations

Here, the name “Joan” is the Catalan equivalent of the Spanish “Juan” or the English “John.” Do not confuse with the English “Joan.”

Would love to find confirmation of the following works. [Andrew Brandt]

El compte Arnaue, Poema Lirico

Cuatro piezas breves

Quinteto romantico

Minuetto No. 3

Titles may be listed in either Catalan or Spanish. All works might be in manuscript only.

Altmanis, Alvils (1950- )

Conversions for woodwind quintet and percussion (vibraphone, xylophone, triangle, bongos, tom-tom-, bass drum)

Musica Baltica

Themes from the Old Town of Riga for woodwind quintet, and percussion (vibraphone, triangle, 3 bongos, temple block)

Musica Baltica; aee also Edition Peters

5 movements: Chorale; In the old church cellars; Hamlet by Janis’ yard; Bastejkalns at night; Old town polka.

Altmann, Eddo

Kleine Tanzsuite (for woodwind quintet and 2nd horn)

Leipzig: Hofmeister

Amaya, Efrain (1959- )

Ikarus (1982)

Latin American Frontiers International Publishers, (LAFI) Ltd., 2003

Duration: 4:00. Visit his website: http://www.efrainamaya.com/main.html


Kaleidoscope Suite (2003) for flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone, horn and bass clarinet

Pittsburgh, PA: LaFi Publishers, 2003 http://www.lafipublishers.com/catalog.htm

Aquaclara (Clear Water) (2002) Sextet for woodwind quintet and cello (2002)

Pittsburgh, PA: LaFi Publishers , 2003

Ocean Light (2004) A song for mixed chorus and woodwind quintet

Written for the Renaissance City Winds of Pittsburgh. SATB voices. Also a version for Chorus and Piano.

Polaris (1997) for woodwind quintet, trumpet, trombone, and double bass

Duration: 7:30.

Ambros, Vladimir (1891-1956)

Fantasie “Picadilly” (1935)

Manuscript only.

Ambrosi, Dante d’

SEE d’Ambrosi, Dante

Ambrosio, Joseph Michael (1943- )

Wind Quintet

New York: American Music Center

Ambrosius, Herman (1897-1983)

Quintet, Op. 57 in b minor (1925)

Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1974

Amellér, André (Charles Gabriel) (1912-1990)

A la Française, trois pièces pour quintette à vent, Op. 14

Paris: Editions Musicales Transatlantiques, 1973

Duration: 13:30. Movements: 1. Prelude; Fughetto; 2. Grave; 3. Rondo. Performed originally by the Quintette à vent de Paris and the Quintette à Vent de Pecs, Budapest, Hungary. See also: http://www.ameller.org/

Andante et scherzo Op. 7 (1944)


Manuscript available in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Music Department). Duration: 7:00.

Quintette, Op. 383


Transcription of an unspecified work by Dmitri Kabalevsky. See http://www.ameller.org/


Huit chansons de geste, Op. 100 (1956) for woodwind quintet, trumpet and percussion


Manuscript available in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Music Department).

Ames, William T. (1901-1987)

Woodwind Quintet

New York: American Composers Alliance, 1960

Movement for woodwind quintet

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 6:00.

Amirov, Fikret Dzhamil (1922-1984)

Five Pieces for wind quintet (1953)

Ammann, Benno (1904-1986)

Bläserquintett (1956)

Manuscript. Switzerland?


Musik für 6 Blasinstrumente (1938)

Duration: 20:00.

Amos, Keith (1939- )

Alisma (1980)

Boosey & Hawkes /

Kingston, Surrey: Caprice /

London: Ramsden Music, 1980

Oboe doubles on English horn. Duration: 14:00.

Catland Quintet

Boosey & Hawkes / Ramsden Music / Caprice

Duration: 8:00. 3 movements: “The perfect cat” “Orpheus” “Seaside joys.” Inspired by the cat illustrations of Louis Wain. There is also a version for string orchestra.

Four American Dances (1987)

London: Boosey & Hawkes /

Kingston, Surrey: CMA Publications: Caprice, 1987

Originally for brass quintet. Movements: One step; Two step; Cakewalk; Jig.

Four Victorian Dances

Boosey & Hawkes

Movements: Minuet, Polonaise, Sarabande, March.

Lupin, the Pot-Bellied Pig for woodwind quintet and narrator


Roses (1988)

Boosey & Hawkes

Kingston, Surrey, England: CMA Publications, http://www.cma-publications.co.uk/


Theme & Variations, for double wind quintet (1986)

Kingston, Surrey, England: CMA Publications, http://www.cma-publications.co.uk/

Duration: 11:30.

According to Catherine Gerhart’s Bibliography of Double Wind Quintet Music, this is a “neo-classical theme with six variations displaying all the colors, beautiful solos, gusto and lyricism of this medium.”

Windglass, one movement for five players

London: Ramsden Music, 1980

Duration: ca. 14:00.

Amram, David (1930- )

Quintet for Winds (1968)

New York: C. F. Peters, 1971

Duration: 19:00. See: http://www.davidamram.com/index.php

Rather “different” type of work for quintet. Listen for the hidden popular tune in the second movement. Third movement is a Theme and Variations (bassoon has the solo theme!), one variation uses unconventional sounds (reeds alone, key slapping, etc.) [Andrew Brandt]

Fanfare and Processional

McGinnis & Marx


Three songs for America: for bass voice, woodwind quintet and string quintet

C. F. Peters Corp.,1969

For bass voice and flute (piccolo), English horn (oboe), clarinet in Bb (bass clarinet in Bb), horn in F, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, violoncello, and double bass. The text is from Profiles in Courage, by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Strength to love, by Martin Luther King, Jr., and from public speeches of Robert F. Kennedy.

A little rebellion, Thomas Jefferson: for string orchestra, woodwind quintet, percussion, and narrator

1995 Manuscript (photocopy).

Frankfurt, New York: C. F. Peters, 2013

Commissioned by the Carolyn Royall Just Fund in the U. S. Library of Congress.

Amy, Gilbert (1936- )

Alpha-Beth for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn (1964)

Paris: Heugel

Duration: 14:00.

Anderberg, Carl-Olof (1914-1972)


Manuscript. Sweden.

Andergassen, Gunther (1930- )

Bläserquintett 1964 “in memoriam Paul Hindemith”, Op. 15 (1964)

Manuscript only? Austria.

Duration: 12:00. E-mail: g.andergassen(at)aon.at

Andersen, Johannes (1890-1980)

Kvintet (1936)

Kobenhavn, Dan Fog Musikforlag 1969 /

Kobenhavn, Samfundet til udgivelse af dansk musik, 1968

Duration: 23:00.

Andersen, Karl August (1903-1970)

Variazioni su tema e ritmo (1966)

Oslo: NB noter (Contemporary Norwegian sheet music)

Duration: 7:40.

Wind Quintet

See Norwegian Music Information Centre http://www.notam.uio.no/nmi/index.html

It’s possible that these two listings are for the same work.

Andersen, Kjell Magne (1954- )

Tre Rapsodier (1994)

Oslo: NB noter (Contemporary Norwegian sheet music)

Movements: Allegro Moderato, Allegretto, Allegro Moderato. Good, easy work for young, student quintets. See also: http://kandersen.musicaneo.com/

Anderson, Leroy (1908-1975)

Sleigh Ride (1948)(arr. Lin Yizhi Ernest, 2014)

Boston, MA.: Ione Press

Includes sleigh bells and whip part.

“Rakes of Mallow” from Irish Suite (1947) (arr. Richard Maynes) for double woodwind quintet

Originally scored for orchestra.

Anderson, Olive (1917-1995)

Elegy for a daughter (1976) for woodwind quintet, brass quartet (horn, trumpet, tenor trombone, bass trombone) and string quintet (2 violins, viola, violoncello, double bass).

Australian Music Centre: AMC Library number: Q 784.2/AND 2 c.1

SEE http://www.amcoz.com.au/

Tibrogargan (1990) for woodwind quintet, euphonium, percussion, piano, & strings.

Australian Music Centre: AMC Library number: Q 784.2/AND 1 c.1

Oboe doubles on English horn.

Anderson, Ruth (1928- )

Prelude & Allegro (1952)

Anderson, T. J., Jr. (Thomas Jefferson) (1928- )

Five Etudes and a Fancy (1964)

New York: American Composers Alliance, 1967

Duration: 9:00. Movements: Assimilation; Complements; Transference; Diversities; Recurrence; Fancy.

Andersson, Benny(1946- )

Thank You for the Music (2004)(arr. Ben Pope)

Commissioned by New Harmonie, which has restricted its use to their ensemble. The composer was also a member of ABBA and was also involved in the creation of Mamma Mia!.

Andersson, Kjell (1937- )

Divertimento (1987)

Stockholm: Svensk Musik


Sweden: Blås-Basen, http://www.blas-basen.se/

Three movements.

Andomian, Lan

Fin de Verano

New York: G. Schirmer

Duration: 6:00.

Andraud, Albert J. (1884-1975)

Twenty-Two Woodwind Quintets

San Antonio: Southern Music Co.

San Antonio: Southern Music Co., new version, edited by Charles Neidich, which includes a 186-page score.

The famous “Yellow Books” (formerly the “Orange Books”). In the new edition, the color may be red. The set includes:

Beethoven – Op. 71 (originally Sextet for clarinets, horns & bassoons)

Beethoven – Op. 25 Minuet, Andante and Variations

Beethoven – Op. 18, No. 5 variations

Elsa Barraine (1910-1999) – Ouvrage de Dame Theme & Variations

Adrien Barthe – Passacaille

B. M. Colomer – Minuet & Bourree

Hedwige Chretien (1859-1944) – Quintet

Adolphe Deslandres (1840-1911) – Trois Pieces en Quintette

Karl Goepfart – Quartet, Op. 93 (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon)

F. J. Haydn – Quintet (arr. Fritz Muth)

F. J. Haydn – Presto

Charles Lefebvre (1843-1917) – Suite, Op. 57

Moritz, Edvard (1891-1974) – Quintet, Op. 41

Mozart – Minuet

Mozart – German Dance

Albert Normand – Quintette, Op. 45

Georges Pfeiffer (1835-1908) – Musette for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon

Gabriel Pierne (1863-1937) – Pastorale, Op. 14, No. 1

Claude Paul Taffanel (1844-1908) – Quintet

Heinrich Scherrer (1865- ?) – Old French Dances, Op. 11 (sextet for woodwind quintet and 2nd clarinet)

Probably the most popular collection of woodwind quintets, although some of the works are definitely showing their age. Southern recently released a new, edited edition of the collection, now with a separate score.
The arrangement of the Beethoven Sextet gives all the bassoon solos to the horn, so I prefer the “Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet” arrangement, see BEETHOVEN. The Taffanel Quintet is possibly the best work in the collection (although it’s also now available today for free download, see TAFFANEL). The Barthe and Lefebvre pieces are relatively easy, attractive original quintet works; they and other works are also available individually. Look them up by composer in this list. [Andrew Brandt]

Quintets for Wind Instruments

Cincinnati: A. J. Andraud, 1937 (now Southern Music Co.)

Preambule et danses, Op. 98 by J. Jongen,

A little serenade, Op. 36 by C. H. Grimm,

Minuet and hunting scene (La Chasse) by Leclair,

Pastorale, Le Mal du pays, et Eglogue by Liszt.

Three Little Pieces

San Antonio, Texas: Southern Music

Two Short Quintets

San Antonio: Southern Music

Andrews, Nicola Ellis (1964- )

Man made uppers, God made soul (1991) for wind quintet & string quintet [2111]

SEE http://www.musicnow.co.uk/composers/andrews.html

Andrews, ?

Praise My Soul, the King of Heaven

Integra Music, 23 Music Square East, Nashville, TN 37203 USA (now defunct)

Andricu, Mihail Gheorghe (1894-1974)

Bläserquintett, Op. 77 (1955)

Quintet, Op. 79 (1955-56)

Andriessen, Hendrick (1892-1981)

Quintet (1951)

Amsterdam: Stichting Donemus, 1951 /

New York: C. F. Peters in US & Canada

Duration: 10:00. Hendrick is father to Jurriaan, below.

Andriessen, Jurriaan (1925-1996)

Jeux des vents (1996)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1996

Jurriaan is a son of Hendrick Andriessen, above. Duration: 10:30.

Sciarada Spagnuola (Spanish Charade) (1962)

Amsterdam: Stichting Donemus, 1963 /

Barnet, VT: [distributed by] Double Reed Shop, [2002], 1963

Duration: 8:00. Movements: Entrata; Pavane; Gagliarda; Passamezzo; Frottola; Finale.


Respiration Suite (Suite 1962) for double wind quintet (1962)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1972 1967; see also Theodore Presser in the U.S.; June Emerson in England; Muramatsu Flute in Japan

Siegertshofen, Germany: Floricor Editions

Movements: 1. Blood-air-dialogue; 2. Deep-sea sarabande; 3. Menuet at high altitude; 4. Flowing air. Duration: 11:00.

Antifona e Fusione for wind quintet, brass and timpani (1966)

Concertino for Bassoon and Winds for solo bassoon and double woodwind quintet

Amsterdam: Donemus

Rental work. 12:00.

Androsch, Peter (1963- )

Paso Doble – für Holzbläserquintett (2002) for flute, English horn, clarinet, bassoon and horn.

Doblinger – Musikhaus und Verlag

Duration: 6:00.

Neun Facetten für Holzbläserquintett (1993)


Duration: 15:00. Homepage: http://www.androsch.servus.at

Angelini, Louis (1935- )


Manuscript only.


Woodwind Sextet (for woodwind quintet and saxophone)

Angerer, Paul (1927- )

Quintett (1956)

Wien: Verlag Doblinger, 1963

Composer’s E-Mail: info(at)concilium.at


Quinta-Ton for woodwind quintet, 2 trumpets and trombone (1946)

Wien: Universal Edition

Duration: 15:00.

Antheil, George (1900-1959)

Bohemian Grove at Night (1952) for flute, oboe/English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon

New York: G. Schirmer

Not a traditional woodwind quintet but it sounds interesting.

Concerto for Chamber Orchestra (Octet for Winds) (1932) for flute, oboe, clarinet, 2 bassoons, horn, trumpet, trombone

For rental, New York: G. Schirmer

Duration: 15:00.

Antony, ?

Five Dutch Landscapes

Ampleforth, York: June Emerson Catalog (now out of print)

Antonini, Alfredo (1901-1983)

Twentieth Century Doll (1966)

London, New York: Chappell & Co., 1968

Duration: 3:30.

Antonio, Lincoln(1970- )

Três Batuques

Published by the composer with a Creative Commons license

Available from the International Music Score Library Project at
http://imslp.org/wiki/3_Batuques_(Antonio,_Lincoln) . A ‘Batuque’ is a song or dance form from Cape Verde, according to Wikipedia.

Antunes, Jorge (1942- )

Regional (1965)

Duration: 4:20.

Suite Infantil Carioquinha (1965) (for woodwind quintet, “cuas criancas: castanholas, caixa, harmonete e celesta”)

Any Brazilian musicians who can translate this for us?

Anzaghi, Davide (1936- )

Queen That (1986)

Milano: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni

Aléna (1976) for double woodwind quintet

Milano: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni

According to Catherine Gerhart’s Bibliography of Double Wind Quintet Music, this work was premiered by I Dieci Fiati Italiani In Utrecht in 1976. Duration: 9:00. Parts might be available only by rental.

ApIvor, Denis (1916-2004)

Woodwind Quintet, Op. 31 (1960)

Manuscript in Ireland?


Vista, Op. 77 (1983) for double woodwind quintet

Manuscript held by the British Music Information Centre

Movements: Prelude and Choral (entire ensemble); Concertino – Five Variations in the shape of three arias and two ritornelli (featuring solos and duos); Antiphony (dividing the ensemble into two quintets playing antiphonally). Originally written for a college wind group, the work is reportedly more tonal and easier to perform than many of ApIvor’s works.

Apkalns, Longins (1923-1999)

Rondo Straro (1971)

Miroslav Hosek lists this as being performed by the Phoenix Woodwind Quintet.


Four Latvian Folk Songs for woodwind quintet and soprano

Applebaum, Edward (1937- )

Prelude for wind quintet (1982)

St. Louis: MMB Music, 1996 1986

St. Louis: Norruth Music, 1984

For flute (doubling piccolo and alto flute), oboe (doubling English horn), clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), horn and bassoon.

Whispers of Yesterday (1988)

Applebaum, Louis (1918-2000)

Moments from Romeo and Juliet (1961) for woodwind quintet, percussion, harp, cello.

Duration: 6:30. Performed on CBC-TV. Canadian composer.

Applebaum, Mark (1967- )


Menlo Park, California: M. Applebaum, 2002

http://www.markapplebaum.com/ E-mail: applemk[at]stanford.edu

Aquilanti, Giancarlo(1959- )

Woodwind Quintet (2004)

Jesi, Italy: G. Aquilanti, 2004

Movements: I. Lentamente – Allegro; II. Il Contrappunto – Grave; III. Scherzo – Allegro Spiritoso (Jazzy…); IV. Fugue – Allegro. Written for and dedicated to the Stanford Woodwind Quintet. See: http://www.giancarloaquilanti.com/

Woodwind Quintet n. 2 (2014)

Movements: 1. Moderato – Allegro; 2. Adagio; 3. Allegro Spiritoso (Il Valzer Impazzito); 4. Allegro (La Ninna Nanna de Emma). See http://www.giancarloaquilanti.com/wordpress/ to download scores and sound files.

Aranyi, Gyorgy (Arányi, György) (1895?- )

Bläserquintett (1963)

Aranyi-Aschner, Georg (1923- )

Erstes Bläserquintett (1962)

Duration: 9:00. Contact: Prof. Georg Arányi-Aschner 8382 Mogersdorf, Mozartstraße 168, Wein, Austria.

Zweites Bläserquintett (1978)

Duration: 7:30.

Eine Sommernachtstraumphantasie, Drittes Bläserquintett (1979)

Duration: 5:30.

Bubu, der verwünschte Prinz, Ein kleines Charakterstück (1976)

Divertimento serio (1983)

Duration: 9:00.


Gebet for woodwind quintet and voice

Duration: 4:00. Text by Gertrude Schmitzer, in German.

Impressionem for woodwind quintet and harp (1973)

Duration: 10:00.

Ardévol, José (1911-1981)

Wind Quintet (1957) (ed. Don Stewart)

Tunbridge, Vt.: Trillenium Music, 1994 /

Original edition: Havana: Ediciones de la Biblioteca Nacional
de Cuba

Duration: 20:00.

Arends, Michael (1939?- )


Rimsting/Chiemsee: Keturi, 2004

Arensky, Anton Stepanovich (1861-1906)

Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky (arr. Geoffrey Emerson)

Yorkshire: The Red Hedgehog (45 Falsgrave Rd., Scarborough, Yorkshire, England)

Originally for strings

Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky (arr. K. David Van Hoesen)

Trevco Music Publishing

Arho, Anneli (1951- )

Once Upon a Time for wind quintet (1979)

Helsinki: Suomalaisen musiikin tiedotuskeskus, 1990

See Finnish Music Information Service. Duration: ca. 13:00.

Arkhimandritov, Boris Ivanovich (1932-2009)

Quintet: for wind instruments, “Drinking music” (Zastol’naia muzyka) (1977)

Leningrad [St. Petersburg]: State Publishers [Soviet Composer]

Also try Interlibrary loan: U. of Cal, Univ of Ill.

Arma, Paul (real name: Imre Weisshaus) (1904-1987)

Sept Transparences (Seven Transparencies)

Paris, Editions H. Lemoine, 1969 / Bryn Mawr, PA: Theodore Presser Co.

Duration: 14:00. Originally written for string quartet, arranged by the composer.

Armstrong, Louis “Satchmo” (1898-1971)

Yes, I’m in the Barrel (arr. David Jolley)

Richmond, Virginia: International Opus

Includes jazzy licks for clarinet and horn. Duration: 5:00.

This work is based in New Orleans-style Dixieland/jazz and features the clarinet. It’s a lot of fun and a good alternative to the usual quintet fare. [Andrew Brandt]

Arne, Thomas (1710-1778)

Suite of Dances (arr. Collins)

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida: Shapiro, Bernstein & Co.

Arnell, Richard Anthony (1917-2009)

Cassation in F Major, Op. 45 (1946)

London: Hinrichsen Edition Ltd., 1961, Peters

Duration: 9:00.


Serenade, Op. 57 (1949) for double woodwind quintet and double bass.

London: Hinrichsen Edition

Concerto for Flute for solo flute and wind octet

Richard Arnell

For solo flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons and 2 horns.

Arnold, Malcolm (1921-2006)

Three Shanties, Op. 4 (1943)

New York: Carl Fischer (c) 1952 /

London: Paterson’s Publications, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk: Exclusive distributors, Music Sales Ltd., [2004?], 1952.

You probably knew that the first movement was based on “What can you do with a drunken sailor?” but did you know that the second movement is based on “Boney was a warrior” (“Boney” being Bonaparte, as in Napoleon), and the third is based on “What will the Navy do when good old Lulu’s gone?” (Although another source lists is as “When Johnny comes down from Hilo.”) I’ve never heard of a quintet who didn’t play this piece (too many times). [Andrew Brandt]

Dream City (arr. Paul Harris)

England: Queen’s Temple, 2001


Trevelyan Suite for double woodwind quintet and one additional flute

Faber Music www.fabermusic.com


Arp, Klaus(1950- )

Tentett (1997) for double woodwind quintet

New York: Peermusic

Second bassoon doubles on contrabassoon. According to Catherine Gerhart’s Bibliography of Double Wind Quintet Music, the work is intended for good amateur players or professionals. Commissioned by the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz.

Arrieu, Claude (original name: Anne Louise Marie Simon) (1903-1990)

Quintette in Ut (C Major) (1955)

Paris: Gerard Billaudot / Paris: Pierre Noel, 1954

The Bellavente Wind Quintet has a video of this piece on Youtube.

Barbera Secrist-Schmedes, in Wind Chamber Music, describes this as “a valuable piece of a lighter nature, well composed and enjoyable. The idiom is early 20th century French, similar to Ibert and Francaix.” See also: http://www.musicologie.org/Biographies/a/arrieu_claude.html

Wind Dixtuor (1967)

Paris: Gerard Billaudot

There is some conflicting information about the instrumentation for this piece. The correct instrumentation appears to be: 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, horn, trumpet and trombone. (The 2nd flute may double on piccolo.) A pair of YouTube recordings by the student Neoteric Winds uses different instrumentations (substituting saxophone for trumpet in one).Duration: 13:00. 5 Movements. The Atlanta Chamber Players has recordings of several of the movements scattered around, but doesn’t identify the movements. (Sigh!)

Concerto (1962) for woodwind quintet and strings

Paris: Costallat

Milano: Ricordi

There appears to be a version for quintet and piano (by Ricordi), probably for rehearsal purposes. But this leads some publishers to list this as a work for quintet and piano instead of quintet and strings. Another catalog lists a sextet, but that may be another confused entry for this work.

Arteaga, Edward (1950- )

Quintet for Winds (1970) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, horn

Arter, Matthias (1964- )

Detours (1996/98)

Luzerne: Swiss Music Editions:

see http://www.musicedition.ch/werke/ewindex.htm or http://www.marterart.ch/ Includes Alto flute, English horn with some percussion. Duration: 17:00.

Arutiunian, Alexander Grigori (also spelled: Arutyunyan, Alexander Grigori or Harut’unyan, Alexander Grigori or Arutjunjan or Harutiunian) (1920-2012)

Suite on Folk Tunes (1978)

Editions Bim

Duration: 6:00. 4 movements.

Concertino for wind quintett and orchestra (1964)

Arvidsson-Bremmers, Per (1959- )

Stanzas (1986)

Stockholm: Svensk Music

Aschaffenburg, Walter (1927-2005)

Quintet for Winds, Op. 16 (1967)

Published by the composer in Hollywood, Calif./

Hollywood, Cameo Music Papers, 1968

Commissioned by the Cleveland Chamber Music Society.

Aschenbrenner, J. – perhaps Johannes Aschenbrenner (1903-1964)

Quintet for flute, oboe, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn

Asgeirsson, Jon (1928- )

Woodwind Quintet (1969)

Reykjavik: Iceland Music

Ashlyn, Quenton

The Bassoon Song for woodwind quintet with solo bassoon or solo voice, or bassoon or voice and piano.

Trevco Music Publishing

Based on a 19th century parlor tune.

Ashton, Algernon Bennet Langton (1859-1937)


Pub. in England?

Asia, Daniel (1953- )

Woodwind Quintet (1998)

King of Prussia, PA: Merion Music, T. Presser Co., sole representative, 2001

See also: http://www.danielasia.net/ Movements: 1. Lively; 2. Moderately; 3. Fiery; 4. Ruminative; 5. Impetuous, darting; 6. Fast and mercurial. Duration: 14:00. Written for and premiered by the Dorian Woodwind Quintet.


Pines Songs for soprano, woodwind quintet and piano (1983)

King of Prussia, PA: Merion Music, T. Presser Co., sole representative, 2001

Duration: 16:00.

Atehortua, Blas (1943- )

Primer quinteto para vientos, Op. 2. 1959

Segundo quinteto para vientos, Op. 4. 1959

Cuarto quinteto de vientos, Op. 46. 1970

Colombian composer. Work performed by the Quintet of the Americas in 1981.

Logically, there would be a “Tercer quinteto para vientos,” in between the second and fourth, but I’ve found no reference to one. [Andrew Brandt]

Athanasiadis, Basil (1970- )

Faded Shonorities (2004)

(No, that’s not a typo.) “Shonorities” is a title used in a couple of this composer’s works and also for a composer/performance group. This is the only one for quintet. See: http://shonorities.com/artists.html

Attwood, William (1972- )

Pintura Fresca (2004)

Flute doubles on piccolo. Duration: 10:00.

Aufderheide, May (1888-1972)

The Thriller! (Slow rag) (1909) (arr. Jim O’Briant)

Salem, Ct.: Cimarron Music Press, 2007. cimarronmusic.com

Aulio, Maxime

Arachnophobie, Op. 2 (2000)f

Published by the composer; see also: http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

Originally composed for saxophone quartet, arranged for woodwind quintet. Hear the original: http://www.maximeaulio.net/ENG/Maxime_Aulio_ENG/Blog/Entrees/1999/6/20_Arachnophobie.html

Auster, Lydia (1912-1993)

Four Pieces for Wind Quintet (4 pala puhkpillikvintetile), Op. 38 (1983)

Movements: 1. Old Tune; 2. Flat-Footed Waltz; 3. Herdboy’s Story 4. Polka. Duration: 8:00.

Suite on Estonian Folk Tunes (Süit eesti rahvaviisidele)

Three Pieces for Wind Quintet (3 pala puhkpillikvintetile)

Duration: 6:00.

Austin, Dorothea (born Dorothea Blaukopf) (1921 or 1922-2011)

Reflections II (1985)

Flute doubles piccolo, oboe doubles English horn. The third movement, entitled “A Man Saw a Ball of Gold in the Sky,” is for high voice with the above ensemble, words by Stephen Crane (1871-1900).

Opus 1 1/2 (1969)

Canotre (1968)

Austin, John

Divertimento for wind quintet (1966)

New York: American Composers Alliance, 1966

Movements: Overture; Love song; Waltz; Aria; March; Finale. Duration: 12:00.

Austin, Larry (Don) (1930- )

Woodwind Quintet (1949)

First performed in Denton, TX.

Auvinen, Antti (1974- )

Beneath (2007) for woodwind quintet

Helsinki: Suomalaisen musilikin tiedotuskeskus – Finnish Music Information Centre

Duration: 7:00. Commissioned by Musiikkia Paanukirkossa festival First performed by the Arktinen Hysteria Woodwind Quintet.

Averitt, William (1948- )

Tunebook, based upon seven tunes from The Sacred Harp (2008)

Nashua, NH: Falls House Press, 2011.

See also: http://www.williamaveritt.com/williamaveritt/Home.html

Avidom, Menahem (1908-1995)

Woodwind Quintet (1937)

Tel Aviv: Israel Music Institute

Duration: 12:00.


Enigma (1962) for Woodwind Quintet, 1 percussionist & piano

Tel Aviv: Israel Music Institute

Duration: 15:00

Avila, Julian

Afonia (2008)

See http://www.julianavila.com/

Marea (2006)

Valencia: Piles Editorial de Musica

Winner of the Hui, hui music 2006 award.

Avni, Tzvi (Jacob) (1927- )

Wind Quintet, Hamishiyah li-klei neshifah shel ets (1959)

Tel Aviv: Israel Music Institute (Makhon le-musikah Yisre’elit), 1991

Duration: 14:00.

Avoni, Petronio(apparently 1790-1839)

Armonia, Variazioni prese da un mottivo di Paisiello, in B♭ Major for double woodwind quintet

Manuscript in the Civico Museo Bibliografico-Musicale in Balogna, Italy

A set of 20 variations on a theme of Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816). Half are for double woodwind quintet, the others add trumpets and a bass trombone.

Avshalomov, David (1946- )

Around the Year (2002)

Duration: 11:00.

According to the composer, “The four miniatures of Around the Year create moods that briefly evoke the four seasons of the year. They can be performed singly or in sets, and (unlike the real seasons) in normal or reverse order. Winter Mood (Snow on the mountains). Autumn Walk (Brisk leaf-blown day in a park). Summer Dream (Hot Southern night). Spring Games (Children on a grassy hillside). The images listed after the movement titles came to me well after I had started or completed each piece.”

Axelrod, Lawrence

Diary Pieces (1994)

See Also: http://www.lawrenceaxelrod.com/index.html

Axman, Emil (1887-1949)

Wind Quintet (1938)

Paris: Le Chant du Monde

Axtell, Michael

Scottish Fantasy (2010) for double woodwind quintet

Published by the composer, axtellmusic[at]googlemail.com

Arrangements by Michael Axtell for double woodwind quintet

See Catherine Gerhart’s Bibliography of Double Wind Quintet Music, for more information.

“Tango” by Isaac Albéniz

“Turkish March” by Ludwig van Beethoven

“Carmen Suite” by Georges Bizet

Introduction to the slow movement of the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms, Op. 77

“Golliwogg’s Cakewalk” from Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy

“Fille aux cheveux de lin” (Girl with the Flaxen Hair) from Preludes, book 1, by Claude Debussy

“Le Petite Nègre ” by Claude Debussy

“The Little Shepherd” from Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy

First movement of the Serenade for Strings, Op. 22, by Antonín Dvořák

“Chanson de matin” by Edward Elgar

“Serious Doll” by Edward Elgar

“Tambourin” by François-Joseph Gossec

“Anitra’s Dance” by Edvard Grieg

“Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from Solomon, by George Frideric Handel

“Rondo Capriccioso” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Selections from Don Giovanni: “In welche Frevel” (”Mi tradi quel’alma ingrata”) and “Là ci darem la mano” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Seven selections from Die Zauberflöte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Allegretto alla turca” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Marche des petits soldats de plomb” (March of the Lead Soldiers) by Gabriel Pierné

“Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Entr’acte (No. 1) from Rosamunde by Franz Schubert

“Sehnsucht”, D. 636, by Franz Schubert (originally for solo voice and piano)

“Andante cantabile” from String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Selections from The Nutcracker (Shchelkunchik) by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. Includes movements: Miniature Overture, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy; Dance of the Mirlitons, and March

“March” from Serenade for Strings, Op. 11, by Dag Wirén

Ayoub, Nick (Nicholas) (1926-1991)

Diversions 1

Needham, Mass.: Dorn Publications, 1981

Diversions 2

Dorn Publications, 1981

Duration: 80:00. (No, that’s not a typo.)

Diversions 3

Dorn Publications, 1981

Duration: 1:00.

Diversions 4

Needham, Mass.: Dorn Publications, 1981

Ayres, Thomas


Manuscript: Univ. of Iowa

Azevedo, Seirgio (1968- )

Aspetto (1996)

Portugal: Camara Municipal de Cascais, 1998

Azevedo, Waldir

Pedacinhos do Céu (arr. José Ursicino da Sila “Duda”)

Duration: 3:50. Recorded by the Quinteto Brasília.

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