Brandt’s Woodwind Quintet List – K

Kabalevsky, Dmitri (1904-1987)

“Six Children’s Pieces” from Thirty Children’s Pieces, Op. 27 (1938)(arr. by Mark Sforzini)

New York: G. Schirmer, Inc. 1996 /

Alafia Publishing, P.O. Box 1441, Valrico, FL 33595 USA /

Portland, OR: EditionsViento, 2005

See publisher: http://www.alafia.com .

Very nice, fairly easy arrangements. Excellent for young audiences.

Kabalin, Fedor

Divertimento Para Maria Victoria, Op. 7 (1959?) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet and 2 horns

Movements: Intrada – Pomposo; Lullaby for Maria-Victoria – Andante non troppo lento; Round – Vivace. Duration: 13:00.

Kabelac, Miloslav (1908-1979)

Sextet, Op. 8 (1940) for woodwind quintet and 2nd clarinet

Praha: Supraphon

Editio Bärenreiter Praha

Duration: 17:00.

Kačinskas, Jeronimas(1907-2005)

Wind Quintet (1961)

Lithuanian Music Information Center, www.mic.lt

Duration: 10:00.

Kadosa, Pál(1903-1983)

Wind Quintet (Fuvosoetoes), Op. 49a (1954)

Boosey & Hawkes / Budapest: Budapest: Zenemükiadó Vállalat, 1959 /

Budapest: Editio Musica Budapesta, 1956

3 movements.

Kahowez, Guenter (1940- )

Wind Quintet (1959)

2. Blaserquintett, Op. 52

Wien: Doblinger, 1983

Kaisershot, Kevin

Triplet Tomfoolery

Eighth Note Publications; see also http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

Duration: 3:00. Clearly a work for students.

Kalabis, Viktor (1923-2006)

Divertimento, Op. 10 (1952)

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation), 1956

Duration: 18:00. Recorded on Supraphon: SU 5484; MSR Classics, 2010

Piccola Musica da Camera (Little Chamber Music), Op. 27 (1967)

Bratislava: Editio Supraphon /

Prague: Artia, 1969 /

Hudebni Informacni Stredisko http://www.musicbase.cz/

Duration: 11:00.

3 movements in fast, slow, fast order. Recorded Supraphon: SU 11111426.


Incantations, Op. 69 (1988) for double woodwind quintet plus 3rd and 4th horns.

Amsterdam: Edition Compusic

It appears that 2nd bassoon doubles on contrabassoon and there is one oboe and one English horn part.

Nonet, Op. 13 (1956) for woodwind quintet, violin, viola, violoncello, and double bass.

4 movements.

Kalach, Jiri (1934-2008)

Chamber Music for Nine Instruments (woodwind quintet and violin, viola, cello, double bass)

Kaleve, Gustav (1884-1976)

Suite, Op. 9

Serenade, Op. 12

Kalinikov, Vasily Sergeyevich (1866-1901)

Nocturne (in F-sharp Minor?) (arr. Randy Stulken)

Salem, Ct.: Cimarron Music Press cimarronmusic.com

Kalke, Ernst-Thilo (1924- )

Tango, mambo et cetera: 13 Latin-American Dances in 2 volumes

Magdeburg: Edition Walhall, 2006

See also: http://www.tfront.com/p-229479-tango-mambo-et-cetera-band-i-fr-holzblaserquintett.aspx

Schwieberdingen Dances

Moseler Verlag

Kallioniemi, Lasse (1977- )

In a Heartbeat (2004) for woodwind quintet and string quintet (2 violins, viola, cello, double bass)

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

Duration: 12:00.

Kallionpää, Maria (1981- )

Wind Quintet (2009)

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

Duration: 5:30.

Kalliwoda, Johann Wenzel (or Jan Krtitel Vaclav Kalliwoda) (1801-1866)

Introduction and Rondo, Op. 51, for horn and orchestra, arranged for solo horn and woodwind quartet (arr. Kenneth C. Henslee.)

K.C. Henslee, 1996: Tucson, AZ (P.O. Box 41524, Tucson 85717-1524)

Kallstenius, Edvin (1881-1967)

Divertimento, Op. 29 (1943/1960)

Stockholm: STIMS Informationscentral for Svensk Musik

Duration: 15:00.

Kalsons, Romualds (1936- )

Quintet for Winds

Latvian composer and conductor.

Kamimoto, Toshihiro (1953- )

Wait, All the Things Passing Away in the Time

Tokyo: Japan Federation of Composers, 1988

Duration: 16:30.

Kanach, Sharon E. (1956- )

Balade (or Ballade) (1979)

Copy of Holograph at New York Public Library,

Duration: 15:00.

Kanak, Zdenek (1910-1991)

Bläserquintett (1933)


Kindheit for woodwind quintet and children’s choir

Kanaris, Leonidis

Woodwind Quintet, Elegiaco (No. 1), Op. 13 (1999)

Duration: 15:00. See also: http://www.leonidaskanaris.com/

Kane, Judith

A Salzburg Christmas Medley

Salem, Ct.: Cimarron Music Press cimarronmusic.com

Arrangements of Still, Still, Still, Coventry Carol and Bring the Torch Jeanette Isabella.

Nursery Rhyme Medley

Salem, CT: Cimarron Music Press cimarronmusic.com

Includes: Three Blind Mice, Are You Sleeping, Farmer in the Dale

Reflections of Life

Salem, CT: Cimarron Music Press cimarronmusic.com

Movements: 1. Crossing the Bar 2. Little Ones 3. Mist 4. Rend Your Heart

Seasons of Meditation

Salem, CT: Cimarron Music Press cimarronmusic.com

Medley of: Crossing the Bar; Lead Me; Gently Home; Haven of Rest; Steal Away; Amazing Grace; Going Home.

Canadian Capers (arr. Judith Kane)

Cimmaron Music Press

Composition(s?) by Gus Chandler, Bert White and Henry Cohen.

Kancheli, Giya (Alexandrovich) (also spelled Giia, Gija, Kantscheli) (1935- )

Wind Quintet (1961)

Hamburg:Musikverlag Hans Sikorski, 2015

Georgian composer, lives in Tbilisi.

Kangro, Raimo Vol’demarovich (1949-2001)

Kvintet, Op. 11 (1974)

Leningrad: Sov. kompozitor, 1978 /

Estonia & Germany: edition 49 Bühnen und Musikverlag

Duration: 17:00. Movements: Tranquillo, con rigore; Allegro, con rigore; Lento, con rigore; Allegro, In beat.

Serenada, Op. 5 (1971)

Published in the collection “Kvintety sovetskikh kompozitorov (Quintets of Soviet Composers)” Leningrad (now St. Petersburg): Muzyka, 1988.

Duration: 7:00. Movements: Allegro; Andante; Allegro.



Andraud (later Southern Music)

Kanitz, Ernest (1894-1978)

Sextet (1932) for woodwind quintet and violin

Kan-no, Shigeru (1959- )

St Clemens-St Stephen-0 Dimentiom-Tone Police, WVE-192d (2003)for double woodwind quintet

Duration: 4:00. A one movement work, there’s no explanation given in the score about the odd title. The score is available for download from the International Music Score Library Project.

Kantor, Joseph (1930-2004)

Woodwind Quintet No. 1

Los Angeles: Western International Music

Kaplan, Gene

Woodwind Quintet in Three Movements

Wiltshire Music /

Cor Publishing Co.

Kaplan, Jose Alberto (1935- )

Woodwind Quintet (1994)

Lopez, WA: Brazilian Music Enterprises, 1996 /

Centro de Documentacao de Musica Contemporanea CDMC-Brasil

Duration: 14:00.


Lopez, WA: Brazilian Music Enterprises, 1995

Kapp, Villem Chansovic (Bjelsky) (1913-1964)

Siuita (Suite for woodwind quintet) (1957)

Moskva: Sovetskii Kompozitor /

New York: Leeds Music Corp.,1959


Editions Viento

Kapr, Jan (1914-1988)

Suita (1940)

Composer was from Czechoslovakia.

Karayev, Faradsh or Faraj (1943- )

Chamber Concerto for five instrumentalists (Wind Quintet) (1988)

Azerbaijani composer. The work is for woodwind quintet, not for orchestra.

Kardoš, Dezider (1914-1991)

Concert for Wind Quintet, Op. 47 (1977)

Bratislava: Slovensky Hudobny Fond

4 movements. Duration: 16:00. Brief description by Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” (This work may also be listed as Concerto for Wind Quintet. It’s for quintet alone, not quintet and orchestra.) See also: http://hc.sk/en/hudba/osobnost-detail/980-dezider-kardos

Quintett, Op. 6 (1938, rev. 1978)

Music Center Slovakia, http://hc.sk/en/

Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” calls this “A finely turned balance of the lyrical and the dramatic….”

Kardos, Istvan (1891-1975)

Quintett (1959)

Manuscript. Check Hungarian resources.

Karel, Rudolf (1880-1945)

Nonet, Op. 43 for woodwind quintet and violin, viola, cello, and double bass.

Stuttgart: Carus Verlag

Work was incomplete at the time of the composer’s death in a Nazi concentration camp, completed by F. Hertl.

Karg-Elert, Sigfrid (1877-1933)

Quintet in C Minor, for oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon and horn

Leipzig: C. F. Kahnt Nachfolger, 1913

Parts available for download from the International Music Score Library Project: http://imslp.org/wiki/Wind_Quintet,_Op.30_(Karg-Elert,_Sigfrid)

Karjalainen, Ahti (1907-1986)

Kvintetto, Op. V, 1977

Helsinki: Suomalaisen musiikin tiedotuskeskus (Helsinki: Music Finland http://musicfinland.fi/en/)


Wind Sextet (1945/1972) (instrumentation not listed)

Karkoff, Ingvar (1958- )

Repriser (1984)

Stockholm: Svensk Musik

For quintet and live electronics. Duration: 11:00. Composer is son of Maurice Karkoff (below). See also: http://www.ingvarkarkoff.com/

Karkoff, Maurice (1927-2013)

Kvintett, Op. 24 (1956-57)

Stockholm: STIMS Informationscentral for Svensk Musik

Duration: 13:00. The work was premiered on a radio broadcast by the Stockholms filharmonikers blåskvintett.

Divertimento, Op. 29 (1957, rev. 1993) for flute, oboe, bassoon and horn

Manuscript: Swedish Music Information Center, Stockholm

Whitefield, England: Da Capo, www.dacapomusic.co.uk

Duration: 6:00. Although some may list this as a woodwind quintet, the publisher definitely lists this as a quartet for flute, oboe, horn & bassoon.

Serenata Piccola, Op. 34c (1959/1962)

Stockholm: C. Gehrmans musikfoerlag, 1977

Duration: 11:30.


Epitafium, Op. 93 (1968) for woodwind quintet and string quartet

Characters (Karaktärer) (1973-74) for woodwind quintet, trombone, euphonium, percussion

Mancester, UK: Da Capo Music, www.dacapomusic.co.uk

Quasi una marcia, Op. 123 (1974) for double wind quintet and percussion

Stockholm: Svensk Musik

Duration: 4:00.

Karkoschka, Erhard (1923-2009)

Bläserquintett (Divertimento) (1952)

Darmstadt: Edition Tonos, 1969

Duration: 10:00. See also: http://www.erhardkarkoschka.de/

Praeludium and Fugue (1952)

Duration: 12:00.

Antinomie (1969)

Darmstadt: Edition Tonos, 1970

Each player recites a text when not performing. In part graphic notation. Catalogued under Chance Compositions. Duration: 14:00.

Vier Aufgaben für fünf Spieler (1971) (Four Tasks for Five Players)

Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” says that the score consists of “diagrams, charts, written instructions, free choices, and random samplings….” This work can be performed by 5 winds, 5 strings, or by any combination of both families.

Blasergedichte (1987)

Germany: Carus-Verlag, 1999

Movements: Prolog (Hexameter/Pentameter); Monopart (Saturnier); Ode (Nibelungenstrophe); Dialog hin zu einem Sonett; Sonett; Scherzettino (Limerick); Tripelgedichtfuge. Includes instructions in English and German. Duration: 22:00.


Festmusik for six winds (1954) for 2 flutes (one doubling on piccolo), oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon.

Duration: 11:00.

Karlins, M. William (1932-2005)

Woodwind Quintet No. 1 (1970)

New York: Composers Facsimile Edition, American Composers Alliance, 1970 /

New York: Pembroke Music Co., c1979

Duration: 7:00.

“And All Our World is Dew” Woodwind Quintet No. 2 (1978)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 17:00.


Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Nine Instruments (1960) (flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trombone, violin, viola, cello)

Karlsen, Kjell Mørk(1947- )

Wind Quintet, Op. 144 (2004)

Oslo: NB noter (Contemporary Norwegian sheet music)

Duration: 15:00.

Karlsson, Finnur N.

Two Movements for Wind Quintet (2014)

Iceland Music Information Centre, 2016

I. As One; II. Homage. See Karlsson’s website.

According to the composer, “The first movement, As one, is a textural study that explores the different capabilities of the wind quintet. The second movement is a homage to the Icelandic composer Þorkell (Thorkell) Sigurbjörnsson, who had recently passed away when the piece was being written. It is built on one of Þorkell’s most famous compositions, a hymn called ‘Heyr himna smiõ’.” (Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson also wrote several quintets included in this list.)

Mirrors (2010)

Karlsson, Lars (1953- )

Svit for Helena (Suite for Helena) (1994)

Pub. by Fennica Gehrman

Info: Helsinki: Suomalaisen musilikin tiedotuskeskus – Finnish Music Information Centre. Duration: 24:00. Commissioned by the Gotland Wind Quintet and NOMUS.

Karren, Leon (Gustave Joseph) (1854-1920)

Petit Conte Breton

Paris: Evette & Schaeffer

A virtually unknown French military band musician and composer, it seems like his life and works would be good material for research. [Andrew Brandt]


Humoristic Scenes for flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, horn.

Andraud (now Southern Music, San Antonio)

Karrick, Cecil (1918-2014)


Kärkkäinen, Tommi(1969- )

Syntymaton (Syntymätön, The unborn), sextet for wind instruments (1997)

Instrumentation not listed.

Kasandshiev, V. (Vassil?)

Quintet (1971)

Hans Gerig Musikverlag (see Breitkopf & Härtel)

Kasemets, Udo (1919-2014)

Quintet for Wind Instruments, Op. 48 (1957)

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre, 1957

Duration: 6:25.

Kates, Morris (1923-2013)

Woodwind Quintet (1988)

Toronto: Canadian Music Center

Duration: 9:00. A Romanian/Canadian biochemist as well as a composer.

Rondo (1995) for woodwind quintet and double bass

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre

Duration: 7:00.

Katila, Timo (1956- )

Muistoja Alegoniasta

7ikko-Kustannus Ay

Duration: 5:10.

Kuusi kansansävelmää kvintetille (arr. Timo Katila)


Movements: 1. Pieni tytön tylleröinen, 2. On maista kaikista, 3. Asikkalan puiset rattaat, 4. Läksin minä kesäyönä, 5. Saunavihdat, 6. Poijat raitilla laulelivat.

Kats-Chernin, Elena (1957- )

Sand Waltz (2001)

Grosvenor Place, N.S.W.: Reproduced and distributed by Australian Music Centre, 2001. http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/

Berlin: Bote & Bock,

Boosey & Hawkes, 2010

Duration: 12:00. See also: www.myspace.com/elenakatschernin

Katz, Judith (arranger)

Marine’s Hymn (arranged)

Pub. by Judith Katz; See also http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

See many other arrangements scattered throughout this list under composers’ names.

Kauder, Hugo (1888-1972)

Variations (1938) on a dance from Leopold Mozart’s “Notenbuch” (1938)

New York: Seesaw Music Corp. 1974

Duration: 8:00.

Kauffmann, Fritz (1855-1934)

Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 40 (1904)

Amsterdam: Edition Compusic, 1992? /

Magdeburg: Heinrichshofens Verlag, 1905

Parts also available for download from the International Music Score Library Project: http://imslp.org/wiki/Wind_Quintet,_Op.40_(Kauffmann,_Fritz)

Kauffmann, Leo Justinus (1901-1944)

Quintett (1943)

Wien: Universal Edition, 1969

Kaufman, Jeffrey (1947- )

Movement for woodwind quintet

New York: Consort Trios, 1966

Kaufmann, Serge (1930- )


Paris: G. Billaudot, 1979

Duration: 5:00. Five short movements: Giocoso; Pastorale; Valse; Lamento; Petit concert. See also: http://www.serge-kaufmann.com/ (in French)

Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” calls this “Delightful French-style woodwind writing….”

Kaufmann, Walter (1907-1984)

Partita for Wind Quintet

Templeton Publishing/ Delaware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press, Inc., 1966

Quirky 6-movement work. The movement titles are adapted from French Baroque dance suites. (Kaufmann later became a musicology professor emeritus at Indiana University and was one of my professors. Even so, I’ve not performed this particular work. I liked his opera better.) [Andrew Brandt]

Kavadlo, Gene

Klezmer Dances (arr. Adam Lesnick)

Richmond, VA International Opus, 2005

Four contrasting Jewish Klezmer dance movements as adapted by classical/Klezmer clarinetist Gene Kavadlo: Freylekh, Khosidl, Kolomeyke, and Kamariska. Includes Klezmer performance instructions for classical clarinetists. Duration: 12:00.

Kawabe, Shin (1949- )

Three Etudes from Japanese Folk Tunes (Nihin no merodeī ni yorumitsu no echūdo)

Tokyo: Japan Federation of Composers , 2006

Kawai, Kazutaka


Greeley, CO: Western International Music, 2007

Kawarsky, J. (Jay)

Four Pieces for Five Players (1982)

Project (M. Mus.)—Northwestern University, 1982.

Kay, Arthur(1881-1969)

Woodwind Quintet

Available from Christlieb Products, http://www.christliebproducts.com/Founder%20Logo%20Music.html

A student of Humperdink, he became a pioneer in film music scoring.

Kay, Ulysses S. (1917-1995)

Five Winds: Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet (1984)

New York: American Composers Alliance

First performed in July, 1984 at Maryland’s Tidewater Music Festival. Duration: 12:00.

Kayn, Roland (1933-2011)

Inerziali (1963) for 5 to 20 players

Celle, Germany: Hermann Moeck Verlag

Kazdin, Andrew (1934-2011)

Three movements (1957)

Library of Congress.

Kazdin was also a noted record producer for the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic.

Keal, Minna (1909-1999)

Wind Quintet, Op. 2 (1980)

British Music Information Center, http://www.bmic.co.uk/

Duration: 12:00.

Kechley, Gerald (1919- )

Dances in Four Rhythms (1950)

Manuscript: University of Washington

Wind Quintet (1941)

Keeley, Rob

Wind Quintet (2012)

Composers Edition, http://composersedition.com/rob-keeley-wind-quintet

See also: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/music/people/acad/keeley/index.aspx

Keetbaas, Dirk (1921-1995)

Quintet for winds (1961)

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre

Keith, George D. (1908-2002)

Woodwind Quintet

New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1948

Keil, Friedrich (1957- )

Winternacht (2007) for bass flute, English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn

contact the composer

Duration: 18:00.
See also: http://members.chello.at/fritzkeil/anfang.html


Bläserquartett (2005) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon

contact the composer

Duration: 8:00.

Keizer, Henk (1948- )

Recursief (1986)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1986

Duration: 7:00.

Keldorfer, Robert (1901-1980)

Musik, für fünf Blaser (1968)

Wien, Verlag Doblinger 1970

Duration: 12:30.

II. Bläserquintett (1973)


Duration: 14:00.


Vier Gesange nach Gedichten von Christine Lavant (1973)
for woodwind quintet and tenor

Duration: 8:00.

Kelemen, Milko (1924- )

Etudes Contrapuntiques (1959)

Ars Viva Verlag, 1962 /

Mainz, Germany: B. Schotts’ Sohne

Recorded by Time Records (NY) 58006

Entrances (1966)

Frankfurt, New York: H. Litolff’s Verlag 1969 /

New York: C. F. Peters

“Commissioned for the Hopkins Center ‘Congregation of the Arts’ at Dartmouth College by Mario di Bonaventura, Music Director.” World premiere, 20 July 1966, Hopkins Center, Hanover, New Hampshire. Duration: 12:00.

Keller, Heinrich


Berlin: Sirius-Verlag

Keller, Homer (1915-1996)


Keller, Max E. (1947- )

Karikaturen (1987)

Dortmund: Verlag “Plaene”, 1988

Duration: 16:00. See also: http://www.max-e-keller.ch/

Kelley, Daniel

An Evening at McMillister’s

Studio City, CA: Last Resort Music Publishing, Inc., 2004

6 movements. See also: http://www.lastresortmusic.com/quintets/an-evening-at-mcmillisters . This composer should not be confused with Daniel E. Kelley (1843-1905).

“Each instrumentalist in this quintet is, for one evening, a patron of McMillister’s–a watering hole, or more bluntly, a bar. The temperament, desirability, and sex of each character are made clear from the music, and from the musical interaction between the players. Six movements, approximately 17 minutes in length.”

Kelly, Bryan (1934- )


Lancaster, UK: Phylloscopus Publications, http://www.phylloscopus.co.uk/

Movements: Chanson Tzigane; Pantomime; Preambule; Valse.

Serenade for Wind Quintet

London: Nova, 1981 /

E. C. Schirmer

Movements: Capriccio; March; Sarabande; Dance.

Kelly, Robert (1916- )

Passacaglia & Fugue (1949)

New York: American Composer’s Alliance, 1959

Duration: 7:00.

Kelterborn, Rudolf (1931- )

Kammermusik für fünf Blaser (1974)

Kassel: Baerenreiter, 1978 1975

Duration: 10:00. Flute doubles piccolo. Recorded Musicaphon: BM 30 SL 1716

7 Bagatellen (1958)

München: Edition-Modern, 1959

Described as atonal.

Kenins, Talivaldis (1919-2008)

Variations on a Theme by Schubert (1984)

Toronto: Canadian Music Center

Based on Fantasia, Op. 103 for piano four-hands D.940 by Schubert. Commissioned by the Windsor Symphony Society through a grant from the OAC. Duration: 15:00.

Kenmuir, Callum (1945- )

20th Century Dances (2000)

unpublished, Scottish Music Centre

Duration: 14:00. Movements: Charleston; Tango; Samba; Modern Waltz; The Twist.

Kennan, Kent Wheeler (1913-2003)

Woodwind Quintet

Manuscript only?

Those of us who were taught orchestration (and other courses) with Kennan’s textbooks would be interested in hearing what he came up with for his own compositions. [Andrew Brandt]

Kennedy, David Elliott

Overture (1955) and Wind Quintet in A (1956)

Thesis—State University of Iowa.

Microfilm copy (positive) of music manuscript. Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Microfilms, 1956. 1 reel. (University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Mich. Publication no. 18544)

Kennedy, Margaret Fairlie

SEE Fairlie-Kennedy, Margaret

Kern, Frieda (née Seitz) (1891-1988)

Vier Stücke (Four Pieces for Five Woodwinds), Op. 25 (1939)

Munich: Musikverlag Elisabeth Tomi-Berg

Thema mit Variationen, Op. 82


Duration: 11:00.

Kern, Jerome (1885-1945)

Showboat Selections (arr. Bill Holcombe)

West Trenton, NJ: Musicians Publications

Tunes from the musical that helped define the modern American Musical in 1927. Duration: 7:00.

The Waltz in Swing Time (from the music film “Swing Time.”) (arr. Arthur Harris)

New York: Harms, 1961 /

New York: McGinnis & Marx

Kerr, Thomas H., Jr. (1915-1988)

Arietta for Five

Center for Ethnic Music (location?)

Many of the composer’s original scores are now kept in the Thomas Henderson Kerr, Jr. Papers in the New York Public Library. See: http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/80942655

Filets of Soul

Center for Ethnic Music (location?)

Kerry, Gordon (1961- )

Three Short Pieces (1991)

Ben Lomond, N.S.W.: Grevillea Editions, 1995, 1991

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

See also: www.gordonkerry.com . Flute doubles on piccolo; oboe doubles on English horn. Duration: 3:50. Written for Musica Viva in Schools as part of the composer’s residency.

Harmonie (1996)

Available from the Australian Music Centre: http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/

Flute doubles on alto flute, oboe doubles on English horn. Duration: 17:00. 4 movements.

Kershner, Brian (1954- )

Suite Hommage for Wind Quintet

Lawrence, Kan.: Bocal Music, 1995 /

TrevCo Music

Movements: 1. Allemande; 2. Courante; 3. Sarabande; 4. Badinerie; 5. Air; 6. Gigue.

Kersters, Willem (1929-1998)

Quintet, Op. 5 (1954)

Brussels: J. Maurer /

Bruxelles: Le Centre Belge de Documentation Musicale (CeBeDeM)

Duration: 12:00. Uses English horn instead of oboe. See also: http://www.cebedem.be/en/composers/k/88-kersters-willem

Kessler, Augustin(1919-2007)


Kessler, Ralph

Row 3 Minus 1

Available from Christlieb Products, http://www.christliebproducts.com/Founder%20Logo%20Music.html

Kessler was also a noted TV and commercial composer.

Kettering, Eunice Lee (1906-2000)

South of the Border Suite (1966)

Composer lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ketting, Otto (1935-2012)

A Set of Pieces (1968)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1970

Clarinet doubles on bass clarinet. Duration: 15:00.

Keuris, Tristan (1946-1996)

Divertimento (1982) for wind quintet, violin, double bass, piano.

Intermezzi (1989) for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 2 horns.

Khachaturian, Aram (1903-1978)

Adagio from Spartacus (arr. Trevor Cramer)

Tallevast, FL: TrevCo Music, 2013

Sabre Dance from Gayane (arr. Bill Holcombe, Jr.)

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

Sabre Dance from Gayane (arr. Keith McDaniel)

San Antonio, Tex.: RBC Publications

Khadzhiev, Parashkev

SEE Hadjiev, Parashkev

Kibbe, Michael (1945- )

Wind Quintet No. 1, Op. 1

Delaware Water Gap, Pa.: Shawnee Press, 1979

Duration: 7:00. Movements: Allegro; Aria; March; Scherzo; Pastoral; Burlesque. Premiered by the New Mexico State University Faculty Quintet. See also: http://www.michaelkibbe.com/

Raised in San Diego, California, Michael Kibbe played oboe in the North Wind Quintet and wrote both original works and arrangements for the use of that ensemble. Most of his works can be ordered from: http://michaelkibbe.com/index.html .

Aural Contingencies (Wind Quintet No. 2, Op. 24)

1 movement. Duration: 6-8:00. Premiered by the Cameron University Faculty Quintet.

Wind Quintet No. 3, Op. 54

American Music Center, 1981

Flute doubles on alto and piccolo, clarinet doubles on bass clarinet, oboe doubles on English horn, horn and bassoon double on percussion. Duration: 16:00. 4 movements: Fantasia; Scherzo; Nocturno; Finale. Premiered by the North Wind Quintet.

Wind Quintet #4 “American,” Op. 71, (1983)

Oboe doubles on English horn. Duration: 14:00. First performed 1983 by the North Wind Quintet during a radio broadcast in Los Angeles. 4 Movements: Allegro giocoso; Andante; Scherzo-presto; Allegro molto.

Sonic Options (Wind Quintet No. 5) (1984)

American Music Center

Flute doubles on piccolo and alto OR bass flute, clarinet doubles on bass clarinet, oboe doubles on English horn, all also double on percussion. Duration: 14:30 in 1 movement. Premiered by the Prevailing Winds Quintet.

Canzona, Op. 80

1 movement. Premiered by the North Wind Quintet. Duration: 4:00.

Wind Quintet #6 “Sound Web” in One Movement, Op. 92 (1986)

Duration: 8:00. First performed late Jan. 1986 by the North Wind Quintet in Los Angeles.

Wind Quintet No. 7 “In Winter,” Op. 98

1 movement. Duration: 8:30.

Canzona #2, Op. 101

1 antiphonal movement.

Concertino, Wind Quintet No. 8, Op. 104.

Features flute, alto flute, piccolo. 1 movement. Duration: 10:30.

Autumn Rituals, Wind Quintet No. 9, Op. 95-B

Players double on piccolo, English horn and bass clarinet. 6 movements. Arranged from Op. 95 for winds and strings.

Goddesses, Wind Quintet No. 10, Op. 107

4 movements: Athena, Aphrodite; The Naiads; Persephone; Artemis. Duration: 20:00.

Variations on a Folk Song, Op. 108

Described as an “instrument demo” work. Duration: 6:00.

Quintet in C (for young players), Op. 109

4 movements: March; Pastoral; Moderato; Finale. Premiered by the North Wind Quintet 1993.

Chameleon, Wind Quintet No. 12, Op. 111

Duration: 10:00 in one evolving movement. Premiered by the North Wind Quintet 1993.

Summer Nocturne, Op. 125, features bassoon, with flute, English horn, bass clarinet, and horn.

Duration: 6:00.

Pink Flamingos (a tango) (1987-88)

Duration: 3:00. Encore piece, used by the North Wind Quintet. Listen to a sample on michaelkibbe.com.

Arrangements without opus. All sold individually. See http://www.michaelkibbe.com/arrange/index.html

Various arrangements

Alexander Borodin – Polovtsian Dance

William Byrd – Pavane (uses English horn)

Jeremiah Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary

Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune

P. de Monte – Canzona (uses Clarinet in A)

Giovanni Gabrieli – Canzona Prima

Edvard Grieg – Anitra’s Dance

Aram Khachaturian – Sabre Dance

F. Landini – Ecco La Primavera

MacDowell – To a Wild Rose

J.J. Mouret – Rondeau in D

Paganini – Caprice #24 (uses clarinet in A)

Henry Purcell – Trumpet Tune

Michael Praetorius – Four Dances (uses piccolo and English horn)

Sergei Prokofiev – Gavotte from the Classical Symphony

Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi

Copland – Simple Gifts

Verdi – Aida March

Vivaldi – Autumn, Spring-1st movement (from The Seasons)

von Suppe – Poet and Peasant Overture

A Lyric Quintet, Wind Quintet No. 13

Meditation (Dorothy) (1998)

Duration: 2:30.

October Meditation (2000)

Duration: 2:30.

Scarborough Fair – Theme and Variations

Stretto Music

Stephen Foster Medley (arranged)

Delaware Water Gap, Pa.: Shawnee Press

Duration: 4:45.

Civil War Medley

Stretto Music

Uses English horn.

Fourth of July March

Stretto Music

Simple Gifts

Stretto Music

Probably from Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

Folk Song #1 (Klezmer)

Chassidic Song (Klezmer)


Irish Aire (Londonderry Aire)

Kalinka (Little Snowball Bush)

Mazurka (alla Chopin)

Songs of Old Mexico

Akimenko Eclogue

Uses English horn or oboe.

Works by J. S. Bach (arranged Michael Kibbe)

Air in D

Aria in F

Canon in B-flat

In Dulce Jubilo (uses clarinet in A)

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

Little Fugue in G Minor

Prelude and Fugue in C (uses English horn)

Prelude and Fugue in D Minor (uses English horn)

Sheep May Safely Graze (uses English horn)

Sinfonia from Cantata #156

Works by Béla Bartók (arranged by Michael Kibbe)

An Evening in the Village Suite

Roumanian Folk Dances Suite

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven (arranged by Michael Kibbe)

Ode to Joy (also arranged for strings)

Für Elise (uses Clarinet in A)

Pastoral (from the 6th Symphony)

Presto in F

Works by Johannes Brahms (arranged by Michael Kibbe)

Cradle Song

Hungarian Dance #4

Waltz in A-flat

Works by George Frideric Handel (arranged by Michael Kibbe)

Hornpipe in D (also arranged for strings)

Hornpipe in F

Hail the Conquering Hero

Adagio and Fugue in D Minor

Fireworks Overture

Fireworks Music, Three Pieces

Works by Igor Stravinsky (arranged by Michael Kibbe)

Russian Dance from Petroushka (Uses clarinet in A)

Berceuse from The Firebird

Pastorale (Uses clarinet in A)

Rondo of the Princesses from The Firebird

Three Easy Pieces

Works by Tchaikovsky (arranged by Michael Kibbe)

Swan Lake Theme

None but the Lonely Heart

Kidde, Geoffrey (1963- )

Woodwind Quintet (1989)

Duration: 11:00. See also: http://faculty.mville.edu/kiddeg/index.htm

Kiefer, Bruno (1923-1987)

No cimo das Copas (1963) for woodwind quintet and soprano

Cantata do Encontro (1967) for woodwind quintet and choir

Kiesewetter, Peter (1945- )

Le Tombeau de Lully, Op. 6B (1978)

Koln: Hans Gerig Musikverlag, 1980 (see Breitkopf & Härtel)

Duration: 7:20. At least one source erroneously lists his birth year as 1954.

Kiesewetter, Tomasz (1911-1992)

Blaserquintett (1951)

Kievman, Carson (1949- )

Sirocco (1975)

Associated Music Publishers, 1978

Duration: 4:00. See also: http://silvertone.princeton.edu/~carson/comp98.html

Kilar, Wojciech (1932-2013)

Bläserquintett (1952)

Marietta, GA: Pandean Players, Inc. /

Krakow: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1997

Premiered by the Warsaw Wind Quintet in the USA. Duration: 15:00. Movements: Sinfonia; Scherzo; Choral varié; Rondo-Finale.

Barbera Secrist-Schmedes, in Wind Chamber Music, describes this as “an exciting and accessible 20th century work.”

Kim, Song Hun

Woodwind Quintet, 1995

Thesis (M. Mus.)—Arizona State University, 1995.

Kim, Yong-jin (1930- )

Three movements (1974)

Seoul: University Printing Center [1974?]

Uses English horn instead of clarinet.

Kimbell, Michael Alexander (1946- )

Woodwind Quintet

Wrightsville, PA: Manuscript Publications


Kimpton, Geoffrey (1927- )

Sinfonietta for double woodwind quintet

London: British Music Information Centre (?), 1967

King, Harold C. (1895-1984)

Kwintet voor fluit, clarinet, fagot, hoorn en concerteerende
hobo (1940, revised 1949)

Amsterdam: Donemus 1948, 1954 /

New York: C. F. Peters

Duration: 17:00. Features solo oboe.

King, Karl L. (1891-1971)

Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite (1913) (arr. Rick Kissinger)

Seattle, WA: Alry Publications

King, Matthew (1967- )

Five Concertos and an Epilogue (1994)

British Music Information Center, http://www.bmic.co.uk/

Flute triples on piccolo and alto flute, oboe doubles on English horn, clarinet triples on E-flat clarinet and bass clarinet.

Kingman, Daniel C. (1924-2003)

Quintet for Winds (1964)

Los Angeles: Avant Music, 1964 /

Los Angeles: Western International Music

Four Miniatures

Kingsland, Chappell (1980- )

Marsupial Dreams (2001)

New York: American Music Center

See also: http://www.chappellkingsland.com/

“A melodic, playful piece suitable for young woodwind quintet players.”

Kirby, David (1966- )

Echoes in the Forest (1992)

Available from the composer: David Kirby, 122 Allison Rd.,
Brevard, NC 28712 USA

Duration: 6:00. Written for the Antares Wind Quintet.

Kirby, Percival Robson (1887-1970)

Miniature Suite

Composer is a South African musicologist of Scottish birth.

Kirby, Suzanne Thuot (1916-2004?)

Elfin Dance (1951)

New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1964

Kirchoff, Leanna

Midsummer in the Cottenwoods (2006)

See also: http://www.leannakirchoff.com/ .

Kirkwood, Neal (1956- )

Four Descriptions (1987)

Duration: 11:00. Movements: Village landscape; The violin; The serenade; The Portuguese.

Kittler, Richard (1924-2010)

Divertimento für 5 Blaser

Traun-St. Martin: DAP – Verlag Pescheck

“Dreissig”, 6 Miniaturen für Bläserquintett


Fünf Stücke für Nonet for woodwind quintet, violin, viola, cello, double bass

Kjellberg, Johann Gustav(1846-1904)

Quintet (1895)

Sweden: Blås-Basen, http://www.blas-basen.se/ (see Trevco Music in the U.S.)

Duration: 8:00.

Kjellberg, J. I.


Swedish Music Information Center http://www.mic.se/

Klami, Uuno (1900-1961)

Aria (1935) for woodwind quintet, 4 violins and cello

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

Klebe, Giselher (1925-2009)

Quintett, Op. 3 (1948)

Klein, Barry Lionel (1947- )

Quintet for woodwinds and horn in five movements (1973)

Thesis (M.M.)—University of Oregon, 1973.

Klein, Lothar (1932-2004)

Quintet (1952)

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre

Duration: 10:00. Movements: I. Moderato con asprezzaf; II. Andante con moto; III. Ballando.


Vaudeville “acrobatics” (1979) for soprano saxophone and woodwind quintet

Toronto: Canadian Music Center.

Duration: 12:00. Movements: I. Quadrille; II. “Molte grazie; Gaetano”; III. Tempo di galop.

Klein, Richard Rudolf (1921-2011)

Fantasie (1971)

Wolfenbuttel, Germany: Moseler Verlag, 1972

Kleinheinz, Franz Xaver (1765-1832)


Kleinsinger, George (1914-1982)

Design for Woodwinds (Sextet for woodwind quintet plus 2nd clarinet)

New York: Associated Music Publishers

A short work by the composer of “Tubby the Tuba.” A second flute may be used instead of oboe, a baritone sax may be used instead of bassoon.

Klemens, Adam (1967- )

Fantasy for wind quintet and harp

Try Czech Music Foundation

Duration: 11:00. Recorded 1997.

Klenickis, Abelis (1904-1990)

Kvintet dlia dukhovykh instrumentov (Quintet for Woodwind Instruments)

Leningrad (now St. Petersburg): Sov. Kompozitor, 1970

Kleppe, Joost (1963- )

Minnezang (1996)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1996

Duration: 12:00.

Klerk, Albert de

SEE de Klerk, Albert

Klimko, Ronald (1936- )

A Child’s Garden of Weeds (1964)

Manuscript: University of Wisconsin

Quintet (1965)

Manuscript: University of Wisconsin

Klopotowski, John

Four Pieces for Woodwind Quintet (1979)

Klughardt, August Friedrich Martin (also listed as Klughart) (1847-1902)

Wind Quintet in C Major, Op. 79 (1898-1901)

Kalmus, 1990,1996 /

Frankfurt: Zimmerman, 1902, 2000 (distr. Peters) /

Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1960 /

New York: McGinnis & Marx /

Bayreuth: C. Giessel, 1901

4 movements: I. Allegro non troppo; II. Allegro vivace; III. Andante grazioso; IV. Adagio – Allegro molto vivace. Duration: 23:00. Parts available for download from the International Music Score Library Project: http://imslp.org/wiki/Wind_Quintet,_Op.79_(Klughardt,_August) . Recorded by the Bergen Blasekvintett, PCS 1094 Simax, CD, 1992. There are several professional and amateur videos on YouTube of this work.

This is a good example of late nineteenth-century-style writing for winds; a very attractive work. [Andrew Brandt]

Finale, Quintet in C major, Op. 79.

Chicago: Rubank, 1938

Klusák, Jan (1934- )

Fifth Invention for Wind Quintet “Schachspiel” (1965)
(Invence č. 5, pro dechové kvinteto), Hra v sachy (Game of Chess)

Prague: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Duration: 3:00.

II. Invention

Divertimento “Music for a Fountain” (Musik zur Fontane) (1954) (Hudba k vodotrysku pro dechové kvinteto)

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)/

Hudebni Informacni Stredisko http://www.musicbase.cz/

Duration: 10:00.


Proverbs for low voice and woodwind quintet (1959) (Přísloví pro hluboký hlas a dechové kvinteto)

See http://www.musicbase.cz/

Duration: 7:00.

Dammerklarheit for low voice, double woodwind quintet plus contrabassoon

Edition Compusic

Based on poems of Friedrich Rückert’ (1788-1866).

Invention VI for Wind Quintet and String Quartet (1969)
(Invence č. 6, pro noneto)

See http://www.musicbase.cz/

Concerto Grosso (1957) for woodwind quintet and orchestra

See also our page of works for woodwind quintet and piano.

Knab, Armin (1881-1951)

Serenade (for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, and bassoon)

New York: C. F. Peters, 1964

Knapp, Phoebe P. (1839-1908)
arranged works

Blessed Assurance (1873) (arr. JEK)

JEK; see http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

A setting of the hymn tune, set to words by Fanny J. Crosby.

Knight, Morris (1933- )

Three Mood Pieces for Wind Quintet

Hattiesburg, Miss., Tritone Press 1962

Three Moods

Harrison, ME: Woodsum Music, 1988

The two above are, presumably, different printings of the same piece.

Instances (1964)

Dayton, Ohio: Centerbell Reproductions

A set of variations.

Knight, Vernon

SEE Vernon, Knight

Knorr, Ernst-Lothar von (1896-1973)

Kammermusik für fünf Bläser (1958)

Wolfenbuettel: Moeseler Verlag, 1982

Movements: Intrade; Thema mit Variationen; Jagdstueck.

Knüsel, Alfred(1941- )

Five Wind Instruments Acting as a Mediating Membrane in Aural Perception (1983-94) (fünf Blasinstrumente als vermittelnde Membran im Akt des Hörens)

Luzerne: Swiss Music Editions:

See also: http://www.musicedition.ch/werke/ewindex.htm .7 movements for flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet in E♭ and B♭/bass clarinet, bassoon/contrabassoon, and horn in F. Duration: 20:00.

Knussen, Oliver (1952- )

Three Little Fantasies, Op. 6A (1970/83)

London: Faber Music, 1993 / Boosey & Hawkes

Duration: 7:00. Recorded on Arabesque 6535.

Alleluya Nativitas (1987)

London: Faber Music Inc.

Duration: 7:30. Oboe doubles on English horn.


Processionals (or Pantomime?), Op. 2 (1968, 1978) for wind quintet and string quartet

Koblenz, Babette (1956- )

Bläserquintett (1990)

Hamburg, West Germany: Kodasi, 1990

Koch, Erland von (1910-2009)

4, Hoestpastoral (4, Autumn pastorale; Fyra årstidspastoraler) (1983)

Composed 1983 , arranged 1985. Duration: 5:00. Son of composer Sigurd von Koch. See also:
http://www.stim.se/stim/prod/stimv4eng.nsf/AllDocuments/27367783AC6F08B4C125716D0069D618 . See also: http://www.gehrmans.se/en/composers/koch_erland_von .

A Summer Tune (En Sommarlåt) (arr. Gösta Morberg) for double woodwind quintet

Gehrmans Musikforlag

Koch, Frederick (1923-2009)


General Music Pub. Co. 1970

Duration: 5:00.

Kocsar, Miklos (1933- )

Wind Quintet No. 1 (1956, revised 1959)

London: Boosey & Hawkes /

Budapest: Editio Musica Budapesta, 1971

Variazioni for Wind Quintet (1968)

London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1970 /

Budapest: Editio Musica Budapesta 1970

Flute doubles on piccolo.

Wind Quintet No. 3 (1984)

London: Boosey & Hawkes

Kocsis, Stefan (1930- )

Drei Episoden für Bläserquintett (1990)


Duration: 10:00. See also: http://www.borg-op.asn-bgld.ac.at/kocsis/default.htm . Movements: Intrada; Ballade; Scherzo.

Kodály, Zoltán (1882-1967)

Zongora Muzsika, No. 2 (arr. Henri Elkan)

H. Elkan, 1956 (now Elkan-Vogel)

Originally for piano.

Nyári este (Summer evening) (arr. John Bolcer) for double woodwind quintet

Possibly available from the composer, Seattle, Washington

Catherine Gerhart’s last note on this work said it was still in progress.

Koechlin, Charles (1867-1950)

Septet for Wind Instruments (Septour d’instruments à vent), Op. 165 (1937) for woodwind quintet and English horn and alto saxophone.

Uses A clarinet.

Koenig, Gottfried M. (1926- )

Woodwind Quintet (1958-59)

Darmstadt: TONOS Musikverlags GmbH /

Uses English horn instead of French Horn. See also: http://www.koenigproject.nl/indexe.htm .

Bläserquintett Nr. 2 (1965)

Koetsier, Jan (1911-2006)

Divertimento, Op. 16, No. 1 (1937)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1965

Duration: 16:00. See also: http://www.jan-koetsier.de/bio_eng.php

Divertimento No. 2, Op. 35, No. 1 (1947)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1965

Duration: 14:00.

Kofron, Jaroslav (1921-1966)


Köhler, Wolfgang (or Koehler) (1923- )

Bläserquintett, Op. 49

Kassel: Merseburger, 1992

Kohn, Karl George (1926- )

Little Suite (1963)

New York: C. Fischer 1972 /

Manuscript: Michigan State University

Movements: Prelude; Valse; Dance; Songs; Recitative and Finale. Duration: 8:00.

Concert Music IV for Wind Quintet (1990)

Kohn, Mitsch (1974- )

Bukowina for woodwind quintet and speaker

Heinrichshofen Verlag

Texts by Alfred Gong (1920-1981)

Kohout, Josef (1895-1958)

Sechs Miniaturen, Op. 17 (Six Miniatures) (1947)

Leipzig: Friedrich Hoffmeister Musikverlag 1962 /

Opa Locka, Florida: Edwin F. Kalmus

Variationen auf ein tschechisches Volkslied (1945) (Variations on a Czech folk song; Variace na eskou lidovou pisen)

Prague: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Concert-Suite (1937)


Furiant (for woodwind quintet and bass clarinet)

Lieder uber Volksweisen aus China (1931) for woodwind quintet and soprano

Kohoutek, Ctirad (1929-2011)

Minuty jara: imprese pro dechove kvinteto (Minutes of spring. Impressions for wind quintet) (1980)

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation), 1984

For flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet/clarinet piccolo, horn and
bassoon. Duration: 14:00. Movements: Volani; Radovani; Sblizeni; Tvoreni; Dikuvzdani. See also: http://www.musica.cz/comp/kohoutek.htm .

Suita, Op. 16 (1958-59)

Praha: Panton, 1966 / Prague: Artia

Duration: 16:00.

Suita Giocosa (ca. 1970)

Hudebni Informacni Stredisko http://www.musicbase.cz/

Sinsinawa, Wisconsin: Alliance Publications, Inc.

See also http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/ .

Kohs, Ellis Bonoff (1916-2000)

Studies in Variation (Part 1) (1962)

Hollywood, Calif.: Cameo Music Papers, 1962 /

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 16:00. Only Part 1 uses a woodwind quintet. The various parts of the study are: Pt. 1. Woodwind quintet, Pt. 2. Quartet for piano and strings; Pt. 3. Piano sonata no. 2, Pt. 4. Sonata for unaccompanied violin.

Woodwind Quintet

New York: American Music Center, 1977

Koivula, Kari (1951-1988)

Quintet (1984)

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

Duration: 7:12.

Kokkonen, Joonas (1921-1996)

Wind Quintet (1973)

New York: G. Schirmer, 1977

Movements: I. Andante; II. Allegro vivace; III. Moderato, quasi allegretto; IV. Allegro. Recorded by the Helsinki Quintet, on the Bis label. Duration: 13:00. Commissioned by Den Norske Blåsekvintett.

After listening to excerpts online, it appears to be attractively neo-classical in style with some interesting counterpoint. [Andrew Brandt]

Kolb, Barbara (1939- )

Soundings (1972, revised 1975, 1978) for woodwind quintet, percussion, harp, string quartet, and tape

Kolberg, Kåre (1936- )

En Blasekvintett (A Wind Quintet) (1976)

Oslo: Norsk Musikforlag, 1978 /

Sole U.S. agents, Magnamusic-Baton

Duration: 8:00.

Kolbinger, Karl

Bläserquintett Nr. 1 (1949-1950)

München: K.O.M. Musikverlag, 1993

Duration: 22:00.

Musik für Bläserquintett (1986)

München: M. Hieber, 1987

Bläserquintett Nr. 3, 10 Episoden (1988)

München: K.O.M. Musikverlag, 1993

Duration: 20:00. Movements: Prolog; Bekanntschaft; Elegie; “gemaechlich”; Intermezzchen; Erwartung; “total-tonal”; Terzen; Blues; Finale.

Kollert, Jiri (1943- )

Sculpture I (Skulptura I) (1980)

Try Czech Music Foundation

Kaleidoscope III (Kaleidoskop III) (1995)

Try Czech Music Foundation

Duration: 9:00.

Kolodub, Janne

Ukrainian Suite

Lancaster, UK: Phylloscopus Publications, 2001, http://www.phylloscopus.co.uk/

Kolos, Vit (1962- )

Dechovy sextet (Sextet for Woodwinds) (1985) for woodwind quintet and English horn

Komma, Karl Michael (1913-2012)

Divertimento (1955)

Stuttgart: Ichthys Verlag 1957 /

Ikuro Edition, 2015

See excerpt of score at http://www.ikuroedition.de/Divertimento-fuer-Blaeserquintett-von-Karl-Michael-Komma_detail_147_2206.html .

Komorous, Rudolf (1931- )

Fumon Manga (1981, rev. 1985)

Toronto: Canadian Music Center

Duration: 13:00.


Nocturne for Winds: The Rainbow of Forgetting for woodwind quintet, bass clarinet and contrabassoon (1981)

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre

Duration: 10:00.

Kondorossy, Leslie (1915-1989)

Japanese Suite (1971)

Duration: 6:30.

Konečný, Ivan (1939-2009)

A Little Suite (1957)

Music Center Slovakia, http://hc.sk/en/

Movements: Prelude; Scherzo; Rondo. See also: http://hc.sk/en/hudba/osobnost-detail/430-ivan-konecny

Suite (2006)

Music Center Slovakia, http://hc.sk/en/

Movements: Úvod; Groteskný; pochod. Trio; Valse triste; Finále. Duration: 15:00.

Konietzny, Heinrich (1910-1983)

Symphonie Concertante (1965)

Konjovic, Petar (1883-1970)

2 Suiten “Sommerliche Nachte” or “San letnje moci” or “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1940, 1945)

Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, Belgrad. Odeljenje likovne i muzicke umetnosti. Muzicka izdanja, 12.

Konowalski, Benedykt (1928- )

Co jest grane (What is playing)

Warszawa, Poland, Muzyczne Agencja Autorska, 1986

From the Contemporary Polish Music series. (There may possibly be a brass ensemble version of this, too.) Duration: 10:00.

Kont, Paul (1920-2000)

Quintett in Memoriam Fr. [Franz] Danzi (1960)

Wien: Doblinger, 1963, 1964

Duration: 14:00.

Suite über E majeur (1946) for woodwind quintet (1946)

Manuscript: Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien

Duration: 8:00.

Holzmuzik II, Nr. 4

Manuscript: Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien

Duration: 12:00. Unable to confirm this work on web sites.


Concertino for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (1954 and 1982)


Duration: 10:00. Kont has also written an impressive number of chamber works for winds of all combinations and numbers. See: http://members.aon.at/schwarzjirg/PaulKont/index.htm and http://www.mica.at/composerdb/details/ .

Schritte zum Paradies, 6 Teile in progressiver Besetzung (1971-1995)

According to descriptions, only the sixth movement is for double woodwind quintet.

Kopelent, Marek (1932- )

Kleine Pantomimen (Small Pantomimes) (1961)

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Wind Quintet (1972)

Triste e Consolante (1977)

Hans Gerig Musikverlag (see Breitkopf & Härtel)

“…for wind quintet of new or early instruments ad lib.” Duration: 15:00.

Köper, Karl-Heinz (1927-2011)

Bläser-quintett (1954)

Hannover: K.H. Koeper, 1954

Duration: 15:20.

Kopetz, Paul

Armadillo (2010)

Australian Music Centre: http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/

The composer states, “…the piece is a musical portrait of a very unusual animal going about his daily business of foraging, playing and simply surviving. Although the armadillo looks strange and rather awkward, he is confident, quirky and above all funky!” The piece “[a]lso exists in versions for: Clarinet Ensemble; Saxophone Ensemble; String Orchestra; Violin, clarinet, cello, piano; [and] Oboe, clarinet, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, bassoon.”

Viracocha (2012)

Australian Music Centre: http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/

Duration: 11:00. Flute doubles on piccolo; oboe doubles on English horn. The work is based on Inca folk myths. See notes at: http://www.australianmusiccentre.com.au/workversion/kopetz-paul-viracocha/28723

Kopka, Ulrico (1910-2001)

Allegria, Op. 48

Merzhausen: U. Kopka, Edition Intermedia, 1990

Flute doubles on piccolo, clarinet doubles on bass clarinet.

Kopp, Frederick Edward (1914- )


New York: Seesaw Music, 1975

Duration: 18:57. not including narration of program notes.

Passacaglia in the Olden Style

New York, Seesaw Music, 1971

Duration: 4:48. Recorded by the Carion Quintet from Denmark.

Three Movements for Woodwind Quintet

New York: Seesaw Music Corp.

Koppel, Anders (1947- )

Sonatina (2002)

Duration: 18:18. Recorded by the Carion Quintet from Denmark.

Koppel, Benjamin (1974- )

Krazy Kat (2000)

Duration: 15:11. Recorded by the Carion Quintet from Denmark.

Koppel, Hermann David (1908-1998)

Sonatina, Op. 16 (1932)

Copenhagen: Skandinavisk Musikforlag

Koprowski, Peter Paul (1947- )

Woodwind Quintet (1988-92)

Toronto: Canadian Music Center

Commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet through the Canada Council.

Korda, Viktor (1900-1992)


Vienna: Ludwig Doblinger Verlag, 1965

Duration: 15:00.

Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” calls this work “Facile and clever…,” ending with a whirlwind Passacaglia. First movement uses pentatonic pitch sets. See Cohn for more info.

Korde, Shirish (1945- )

3 Sketches for Woodwind Quintet

Needham, MA.: Dorn Publications, 1981

Korich, Carl (1869- ?)


Leipzig u. Berlin: Jul. Heinr. Zimmerman, 1915

Kořínek, Miloslav (1925-1998)

Bläserquintett (1970)

Music Center Slovakia, http://hc.sk/en/

Performed by the Blaserquintett Bratislava. See also: http://hc.sk/en/hudba/osobnost-detail/979-miloslav-korinek

Koringer, Franz (1921-2000)

Vier (or Fünf) Aphorismen

Wien: L. Krenn, 1976 /

Freiburg-Tiengen, Germany: Fritz Schultz

Korn, Peter Jona (1922-1998)

Quintet for Winds, Op. 40 (1966)

New York: C. F. Peters, 1971

Korsos, Elemer

Das Ich

Self published

Korte, Karl (Richard) (1928- )

Diablerie (1964)

Autograph Editions (West Nyack, New York: Philharmusica Corp.)

Duration: 5:00.http://www.kkorte.com/index.html

Two Encores (1961)

Suite for wind quintet

Recorded on CRI SD 249

The Freda Variations (1997)

from the composer, Buskirk, NY: K-note Press

Duration: 13:00.

Kos, Bozidar (1934- )

Catena 3 (2003)

Grosvenor Place, N.S.W.: Australian Music Centre

See also: http://www2.arnes.si/finearts/kos/kos.html

Koumans, Rudolf(1929- )

Dekaphonie, Op. 98 for double woodwind quintet

Amsterdam: Edition Compusic, 1997

Kósa, György (1897-1984)

Bläserquintett Nr. 1 (1955)

Bläserquintett Nr. 2 (1960)

Rondo (1961)


Quintet for flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn and harp (1938)

Kosteck, Gregory (1937-1991)

Magic Music for Woodwind Quintet (1969)

Duration: 7:30.

Kostiainen, Pekka (1944- )

Hommage a Prokofieff (1976)

Helsinki: Suomalaisen musiikin tiedotuskeskus

A set of 5 variations from a theme from Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony. Duration: 8:00. Commissioned by the Association of Finnish Soloists.

Kostic, Vojislav “Voki” (1931-2010)

Bläserquintett (1962)

Divertimento for Wind Quintet

(possibly an alternate title for the above work?)

Kotilainen, Otto (1868-1936)

Varpunen jouluaamuna (The Sparrow on Christmas Morning) (arr. Harri Ahmas)

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

Kotliarevskii, Roman Nikolaevich (1917- )


Leningrad (now St. Petersburg): Sov. kompozitor, 1981

Also check Interlibrary loan: California, Harvard, Indiana) for a copy.

Kotonski, Wlodzimierz (1925-2014)

Musical Games for Five Players (1973)

Celle: Moeck Verlag, 1974

Cracow: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne

Chance composition, “may be performed by other sets of instruments, but only portable instruments.” “The adjointed music material has an orientative value only. Performance material on rental… the piece has no score.” Duration: circa 20:00.

Kwintet na instrumenty dete (Quintet for wind instruments) (1964)

Krakow: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1977 1966

Duration: 9:00. Flute doubles on piccolo. Uses tone clusters and microtones. See Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music.”

Kotschau, Joachim (1905-1973)

Bläserquintett, Op. 14

Frankfurt: Wilhelm Zimmermann Musikverlag

Koukl, Giorgio (1953- )


Available from the composer. See: http://www.luxnova.com/~musicplay/koukl//en_compositions.html or

Koumans, Rudolf (1929- )

Serenade for Wind Quintet, Op. 23 (1966 or 1967)

Amsterdam: Edition Compusic, 1997

Kounadis, Arghyris P. (Algyris, Algyres, Kunades)(1924-2011)

Wer Ohren hat zu hören, der höre (1970)

Berlin: Bote & Bock 1971

Duration: 9:00.

Title appears to be from Matthew 11:15, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” (Actually, a pretty good exhortation for a quintet title!) [Andrew Brandt]

Kout, Trix

A Piece for Woodwind Quintet

Kovar, Vladimir (1947-1997)

Sonata (1985)

Bratislava: Slovensky Hudobny Fond /

Stockholm: Svensk Music

Kowalski, Július (pseudonym, Alexander Dominik)(1912-2003)

5 Inventions (1978)

Bratislava: Slovensky Hudobny Fond

Movements: Andante; Allegro;
Andantino; Vivo; Allegro.
See also: http://hc.sk/en/hudba/osobnost-detail/444-julius-kowalski

Arthur Cohn calls these “colorful displays.”

Grins (1971)

Bratislava: Slovensky hudobny fond

Movements: Moderato; Allegro moderato; Lento; Scherzoso; Allegro moderato; Allegretto.


Concertante Symphonietta (1976) for wind quintet and orchestra

See Music Center Slovakia, http://hc.sk/en/

Movements: Moderato – Allegro; Lento; Allegro. Duration: 17:50.

Kox, Henk (1951- )

Five Madrigals

Emerson Edition

Duration: 14:45.

Koželuch, Leopold (1747-1818)

Bläser-Simfonie in D Major for double woodwind quintet

Manuscript in the Prag Nationalbibliothek, Czech Republic

Recorded on Orfeo CD 442 981 by Corsortium Classicum.

I have not been able to replicate the original search that came up with this work. There is a small possibility that this piece was actually by Leopold’s cousin, Jan Antonin Kozeluch (1738-1814), but even a search of the Czech national library website could not find a reference to it. Leopold Kozeluch, however, wrote a number of Divertimenti and Parthias for combinations of clarinets, bassoons, horns, and other woodwind instruments plus concerti. Worth a look.

Kozeluha, Lubomir (1918-2008)

Bläserquintett (1962)

Triptychon for double woodwind quintet (1996)

Kozina, Marjan (1907-1966)

Divertimento (1974)

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

Kozinski, David B. (1917- )

Children’s Suite

Elkan-Vogel, c/o Bryn Mawr, PA: Theodore Presser Co.

Originally for orchestra, Elkan-Vogel might publish only the
orchestra version.

Kraehenbuehl, David (1923-1997)

Canzona (1953)

Kraft, Karl Joseph (1903-1978)

Divertimento Nr. 4 in B-flat Major (1943)

Kraft, Leo (1922-2014)

Partita No. 3 (1964)

New York: General Music Pub. Co., Boston, Mass.:Boston Music Co., 1969

Movements: Prelude; Intermezzo; Frammenti; Adagio; Finale.

Wind Quintet (1956)

The Five Winds (2002)

New York, N.Y.: Seesaw Music Corp., 2002

Duration: 14:00. Commissioned by the Dorian Wind Quintet.

Kraft, William (1923- )

Encounters XIII for woodwind quintet and percussion

Theodore Presser Company

Duration: 9:00.

Septet (1972) for woodwind quintet, violin and viola

Kramar, Frantisek (Krommer, Franz) (1759-1831)

Serenade (arr. ?)

Harmonie, Op. 45, No. 2 in E-flat major, for double woodwind quintet

Amsterdam: Edition Compusic, 1997?

Kramer, Jonathan D. (1942-2004)

One for Five in Seven, Mostly (1971)

Saint Louis, Mo.: MMB Music, 1996 1971

“This piece is based on movement 2 of String trio (1962- 65).” Duration: 5:00.

Krasko, J. (possibly Jan)

Sit Down Sun

Bratislava: Slovensky Hudobny Fond

Kratochvil, Jiří (1924- )

Praludium (1956)

Kratzschmar, Wilfried (Krätzschmar, Kraetzschmar)(1944- )

Anakreontische Phantasie

Leipzig: VEB Deutscher Verlag fuer Musik, 1979

2. Bläserquintett, “Styx” (1979/80)

Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag fuer Musik, 1983

3. Bläserquintett, “Rests” (1979)

Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag fuer Musik, 1982

Krause-Graumnitz, Heinz (1911-1979)

Quintet No. 1 “Cadenza Quintet”

Belwin Mills /

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1961, 1963 /

Opa Locka, Florida: Edwin F. Kalmus /

New York: Associated Music Publishers

Krebs, Helmut (1913-2007)

Bläser-Quintett, Op. 33 (1967)

Berlin: Astoria Verlag

The dates above are for the tenor Helmut Krebs. If there is a different composer of the same name, I’ve found no other info on him.

Krebs, Joachim (1952- )

1. Bläserquintett (First Woodwind Quintet) (1980)

Hamburg: Peer, 1981

For flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet/bass clarinet/E♭ clarinet, horn, and bassoon. Duration: 16:00-18:00.

Kreisler, Alexander von (1894-1969)

Pastorale, Woodwind Quintet No. 1

San Antonio, Tex.: Southern Music, 1965

Duration: 2:55.


San Antonio, Southern Music Co., 1964

(The above 2 listings might be for the same work.)

Andante and Allegro

San Antonio: Southern Music, 1970

Chorale, Prelude and Fugue

San Antonio: Southern Music, 1964

Fable, for woodwind quintet,

San Antonio, Southern Music Co., 1965

Humorous March

San Antonio, Southern Music Co., 1965

Possum trot, no. 3 from Music for woodwind quintet.

San Antonio, Southern Music Co., 1965

Triptych, for woodwind quintet.

San Antonio, Southern Music Co., 1967

Two Portraits

San Antonio, Southern Music Co., 1967

Kreisler, Fritz (1875-1962)

Schoen Rosmarin: a woodwind quintet featuring the flute as a soloist (arr. Bill Holcombe)

W. Trenton, NJ: Musicians Publications, 1991 /

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

Liebesfreud (arr. Adam Lesnick)

Richmond, VA:International Opus, 1995 /

Originally for violin and piano, this arrangement showcases the flute. Available from International Opus only in the USA and Canada.

Rondino after Beethoven’s Thema (arr. Eduardo Rodriguez)


Contact Eduardo Adrian Rodriguez, Calle 37 n 1569, 1900 – La Plata, Argentina

Krejči, Iša (Frantisek) (1904-1968)

Quintetto per stromenti a fiato (Dechovy Kvintet) (1964)

Praha: Panton, 1971 / Prague: Artia

Duration: 11:00.

Bläserquintett Nr. 2


Ohlasy (Night Sounds) (1936) for voice and wind quintet

Could be one section of the following work.

Imitations of Czech Songs for Tenor and Wind Quintet to Words by F. L. Celakovsky (1936)

Duration: 6:00.

Krejci, Miroslav (1891-1964)

Serenade in E-flat Major, Op. 63b (1944) (uncertain of exact instrumentation)

Decet, Op. 94 for double woodwind quintet

From the composer

Krek, Uros (1922-2008)

Episodi Concertanti (1970)

Ljubljana: Drustvo slovenskih skladateljev, 1971, Society of Slovene Composers, www.dss.si

Duration: 12:00.

Krenek, Ernst (1900-1991)

Wind Quintet, Op. 130 (1952)


Pentagram for Winds, Op. 163 (1957)

Basel: Barenreiter, 1963

4 movements: Presto; Andante; Allegretto; Moderato allegro. Duration: 8:00. See also: http://www.universaledition.com/noflash_de.htm or
http://www.ernstkrenek.com/ or http://www.krenek.at/krenek.htm or http://www.krenek.com/ .

Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” describes this work as 12-tone but having a “casual, lightly diverting aspect to each of the four compact movements.”


Alpbach-Quintet für Bläserquintett und Schlagzeug, Op. 180 (1962)

Vienna: Universal, 1962 /

Musica Rara

For woodwind quintet and percussion.

Symphonic Music for Nine Solo Instruments – in Two Movements, Op. 11 (1922) for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass.

Universal Edition

Kreutzer, ?

Two Portraits

San Antonio: Southern Music

Kricka, Jaroslav (1882-1969)

Die Wespe

Praha: Artia Verlag

Divertimento, Op. 99 (1950)

Don Quijote


Concertino (1940) septet for woodwind quintet, violin, piano

Krieger, Edino (1928- )

Serenata a Cinco

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil: LK Produções Artisticas, 1983

Dedicated to and recorded by the Quinteto Villa Lobos. Duration: 7:00.

After a slow introduction, much of the work features lovely sustained melodies in the upper winds accompanied by a busy syncopated accompaniment in the bassoon, which has a prominent role in this piece. Some nice contrapuntal writing, too. Worthwhile if you can find the parts. See directions on how to download the recording by the Quinteto Villa-Lobos on our blog. Otherwise, a recording by Quinteto Brasília is available on Youtube, but the recording has an amazing amount background noise, too. [Andrew Brandt]

Kriens, Christiaan(1881-1934)

3 Aquarelles Hollandaises for double woodwind quintet and Bells

Krigstrom, Leif (1949- )

Blaskvintett (1976)

Stockholm: Svensk Musik

Krivinka, Gustav (1928-1990)

Musik für Bläserquintett (1974)

Kroeger, Karl (1932- )

Five Short Pieces for Woodwind Quintet (1958)

Hattiesburg, Miss.: Tritone Press, 1961

Movements: Poco allegretto; Molto moderato; Scherzando; Adagio con moto; Allegro molto.

Woodwind Quintet No. 1 (1998)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Five movements in the style of a Divertimento.Duration: 18:00.

Woodwind Quintet No. 2 (2006)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Four movements. Duration: 18:00.

Krol, Bernhard (1920-2013)

Divertimento (1944)


Duration: 10:00.

Pezzi Amorosi “All mein Gedanken,” Op. 171

Koln: W.G. Haas, 2003

Kröll, Georg (or Kroell) (1934- )

Invocazioni (1969)

Ars Viva Verlag, 1973 /

Mainz, Germany: B. Schotts’ Sohne, 1973

Flute doubles on piccolo. Duration: 12:00.

Krommer, Franz

SEE Kramar, Frantisek.

Kropfreiter, Augustinus Franz (1936-2003)

Bläserquintett (1968)

Wien: Verlag Doblinger, 1974

3 movements. Duration: 8:00. Chromatic but not 12-tone. See Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” for description. First performed by the Vienna Wind Quintet. Search also: http://www.mica.at/composerdb/ . Incidentally, he also was organist and choir director at St. Florian’s in Austria, in the position that Anton Bruckner once held.

Divertimento I für Bläserquintett (1977)


Divertimento II für Bläserquintett (1980)

Wien: Doblinger

Duration: 9:00. First performed by the Wiener Bläserensemble.

Divertimento III für Bläserquintett (1984)

Wien: Doblinger, 1987

Duration: 14:00.

Suite in sechs Satzen nach Adalbert Stifters Novellen für Bläserquintett (1991)


Sieben Stationen für Bläserquintett, St. Gerold Quintett (1994 and 1997)

Fünf Stationen für Bläserquintett (1994)


Krska, Pavol (1949- )

Hommage a Michelangelo (Pocta Michelangelovi) for wind quintet and string instruments (1978)

Duration: 16:00. See Slovak Music Information Service: http://www.his.sk/ .

Kruik, Matthijs

Inquietus (2004) for double woodwind quintet

Huizen, The Netherlands: Mansarda Muziekuitgeverig, http://www.mansarda.nl/

Movements: Molto Lento –Presto; Adagio; Allegro. Duration: 10:30.

Kruse, Bjorn (1946- )

Janicke’s dance (1975/76)

Oslo: NB noter (Contemporary Norwegian sheet music)

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

Kruyf, Ton de (1937-2012)

Andante Misterioso (2002)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 2004

Duration: 5:00.

Kubicka, Miroslav (1951- )

Three Movements for Wind Quintet (Tri vety) (1971)

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Duration: 12:00.

Kubik, Gail (Thompson) (1914-1984)

Quintet for Woodwinds (1937)

American Music Center

May be available from the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY


Music for Nine Wind Instruments (woodwind quintet and brass quartet)

San Antonio: Southern Music Co.

In preparation, 1998.

Despite the confusing name, this composer is a man, not a woman.

Kubiliūnas, Algimantas-Antanas (1939- )

Concert Piece (Kontsertnaia p’esa) (1977)

Leningrad: Sov. Kompozitor, Leningradskoe otd-nie., 1989 /

Lithuanian Music Information Center, www.mic.lt

The Mood (1980)

Lithuanian Music Information Center, www.mic.lt

Duration: 4:00.

Woodwind Quintet No. 1 (1981)

Lithuanian Music Information Center, www.mic.lt

Duration: 11:00.

Woodwind Quintet No. 2 (2004)

Lithuanian Music Information Center, www.mic.lt

Duration: 6:30.

Why? (2013)

Lithuanian Music Information Center, www.mic.lt

Duration: 11:00. The LMIC also has a CD recording of this work.

Kubin, Rudolf (1909-1973)

Lesni veselice (1962) for children’s choir, solo, coloratura soprano and woodwind quintet

Duration: 9:00.

Kubizek, Augustin (1918-2009)

Kammerquintett, Op. 15 (1955)

Wien: Doblinger, 1962

3 movements. Short description in Arthur Cohn in “The Literature
of Chamber Music.”

Kucera, Vaclav (1929- )

Dramatica (1961) nonet for woodwind quintet, violin, viola, cello, bass.

Flute doubles piccolo. 4 parts: Tragedy, Comedy; Pantomime, Drama. See also Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music”

Kucharz, Lawrence W. (“Larry”) (1946- )

1974 No. 4 (1974)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 12:00.

1975 No. 18 (1975)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 20:00.

1976 No. 1 (1976)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 13:00.

1977 #3 for double woodwind quintet


1978 No. 1 (1978)

1978 No. 2 (1978)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 14:00.

1978 No. 6 (1978)

New York: American Composers Alliance Jere Hutcheson

Duration: 13:00.

1982 No. 10 (1982)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 13:00.

1982 No. 11 (1982)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 13:00.

1983 No. 3 (1983)

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 4:00.


1977 No. 3 for double woodwind quintet

New York: American Composers Alliance

Duration: 14:00.

Kucinskas, Antanas (1968- )

Arabesque (2003) for woodwind quintet, sax, and tape

Duration: 12:00. See also: http://www.mic.lt/en/classical/persons/bio/kucinskas?ref=%2Fen%2Fclassical%2Fpersons%2F41

Kuegerl, Hannes (1906-1990)

Bläserquintett in Memoriam Peter-Michael Suppan (1980)

Freiburg i.Br.: Musikverlag F. Schulz,Qui 1980 1983

Duration: 14:00. Movements: Trauermusik; Epilog.

Kühmstedt, Paul (1908-1996)


Wolfenbuttel, Germany: Moseler Verlag

Kuhn, Max (1912-1982 )

Serenata Notturna

Adliswil–Zuerich: Edition Eulenburg, 1972

Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” calls this “Colorfully neoromantic…”

Kuhnau, Johann (1660-1722)

Gigue (arr. Ronald C. Dishinger)

Lebanon, Indiana: Studio Publications, 1977

Kuhnel, E.

Quintet (Suite), Op. 29

Munich: Musikverlag Elisabeth Tomi-Berg

Kuiper, Klaus(1956- )

Tentakel (1987) for double woodwind quintet

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1988

Duration: 19:00.

Kukal, Ondrej (1964- )

Wind Quintet, Op. 3 (1984)

Kuhlau, Friedrich (1786-1832)

“Vivace” from Sonatina in C Major (arr. Mike Walton)

Sound the Trumpets, http://www.soundthetrumpets.com/

Kulesha, Gary (1954- )

Bagatelles from The Devil’s Dictionary (1972-93)

Toronto: Canadian Music Center

Movement titles taken from The Devils’ Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce. Movements may be played in any order. Duration: 10:00. Movements: Dictator (2:40); Idiot (1:35); Cynic (2:30); Alone (3:10); Eulogy (2:30); Reality (1:50).


Concertante Music (1980, rev. 1998) for woodwind quintet and soprano saxophone

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre

Duration: 15:00. Movements: I. Prelude; II. Soliloquy; III. Scherzo & trio; IV. Minuet and trio; V. Finale.

Kuljeric, Igor (1938-2006)

“A 5” (1971)

Manuscript: Institute for the protection of performing rights, Zagreb. Duration: 6:00. See also: http://www.igorkuljeric.com/ for rental info.

Kulm, Walter von

SEE Muller von Kulm, Walter

Kumar, Aldo (1954- )

Jezero (Lake) (1991)

See http://www.dss.si/kumar-aldo.html

Also see: http://www.sigic.si/

Kunad, Rainer (1936-1995)

Musik für Bläser, in drei satzen (1965): conatum 34

Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag fur Musik, 1968 /

Tallevast, FL: TrevCo Music

Kunc, Jan (1883-1976)

Miniaturen für Bläserquintett, Op. 39 (1958)

Also written for piano.

Kunda, Keith

How Great Our Joy

Light of the World Music /

Deckerville, MI: David E. Smith Publications http://www.despub.com/

Kunert, Kurt (1911-1996)

Divertimento D-dur, Op. 14 (1948)

Osthofen: Grosch /

Munich: Musikverlag Elisabeth Tomi-Berg, 1952

Duration: 20:00. The Deutsche Nationalbibliothek gives the title of Op. 14 as “Quintett,” not “Divertimento.” Uses clarinet in A.

Quintett Nr. 2, Op. 17 (1953)

Hofheim am Taunus, Germany: Friedrich Hofmeister-Verlag, 1963/

Leipzig: VEB Hofmeister

Divertimento No. 2, Op. 18 (1956)

Hofheim am Taunus, Germany: Friedrich Hofmeister-Verlag, 1963

Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister

Quintet No. 4

Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel

Suite für 5 Bläser (1959) (not certain of instrumentation)


Konzert for woodwind quintet and orchestra

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1975

Duration: 17:00.

Kunes, Josef

Joel’s Polka for woodwind quintet or string quintet or a mix.

Alliance Publications; see also http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/

For students; Duration: 1:28.

Kunz, Alfred (1929- )

Quintet for four woodwinds and horn (1964)

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre

Duration: 9:00. Movements: I. Poetic, not fast, rhythmical; II. Very slow and sustained; III. Fast and happy.

Kuokkala, Kimmo (1973- )

Harmonium v. 2 (2004-2006)

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

PDF of score can be downloaded.

Kupferman, Alfred (1929- )

Woodwind Quintet

Kupkovič, Ladislav (1936-2016)

Quintet in F Major (1991)

Music Center Slovakia, http://hc.sk/en/

Movements: Allegro; Andante; Allegro giocoso; Vivo. Duration: 24:00.

Wind Serenade in E Major (1981) for double woodwind quintet and 2 trumpets

Movements: Allegro; Andante; Menuet; Menuet; Theme with Variations; Finale. Duration: 40:00. See also: http://hc.sk/en/hudba/osobnost-detail/232-ladislav-kupkovic

Kuprevičius, Giedrius (1944- )

Intrada-fest (2004 for woodwind quintet and string quartet)

Duration: 7:30. See also: http://www.mic.lt/en/classical/persons/info/kupreviciusgiedrius?ref=%2Fen%2Fclassical%2Fpersons%2F41

Kuri-Aldana, Mario (1931- )

Candelaria: Suite para Quinteto de Viento (1965)

Musica Rara

Kurokami, Yoshimitsu (1933- )

Kikan goju
„-so„ no tame no: Iwai uta (Celebrated Song)

Tokyo: Nihon Sakkyokuka Kyogikai, 2001

Kuronen, Jouni (1958- )


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

Duration: 5:25.

Kurtág, György (1926- )

Wind Quintet, Op. 2 (1959)

Boosey & Hawkes /

Budapest: Editio Musica Budapesta 1965, 1991 /

Budapest: Zenemukiado, 1965

Recorded by Quintetto Arnold on Stradivarius (Italy?), 1991. Webern-esque, but Hungarian styled. Duration: 9:00. 8 short movements: 1. Lento; 2. Agitato; 3. Vico; 4. Molto sostenuto; 5. Rubato, improvvisando; 6. Grave, ma con slancio; 7. Mesto; 8. Rubato, molto agitato.

Kurtz, Arthur Digby (1929- )

Five Little Concertos and Tutti for Woodwind Quintet, (1975)

Kurtz, Saul James (1934- )

Suite Humoresque for Wind Quintet

Harrisonburg, Va.: Lyric Arts Publications, 1993

Movements: Masquerade; Fanfare; Dance mystique.

Kurylewicz, Andrzej (1932-2007)

Blow the Wind (1987)

Recorded, 1997, on ISPV 182 CD ProViva by the Warsaw Wind Quintet Da Camera. Duration: 9:25.

Time for Jazz (Blow the Past) (1989)

Kurz, Siegfried (1930- )

Quintet, Op. 12 (1949)

Chamber Concerto for Wind Quintet and String Orchestra, Op. 31 (1962) (also listed as “Kammerkonzert”)

Breitkopf & Härtel, 1967

Duration: 18:00.

Kurzbach, Paul (1902-1997)

Bläsersextett (for woodwind quintet and bass clarinet)

Try: Berlin: Internationale Musikbibliothek

Kutev, Filip (Koutev) (1903-1982)

Bläserquintett (1930)

Composer is Bulgarian. See: http://philipkoutev.com/ (in Bulgarian)

Kvam, Oddvar S. (1927- )

5 Monofonier for Blasenkvintett, Op. 43 (1977)

Oslo: Musikk-Huset A/S, ? 1977/

Oslo: NB noter (Contemporary Norwegian sheet music)

Five movements: 1 for each of the woodwind quintet members.

Three Centrifuges for Woodwind Quintet (Tre sentrifuger for blåsekvintett), Op. 32 (1975)

Oslo: NB noter (Contemporary Norwegian sheet music)

Duration: 10:33. See also: Norwegian Music Information Centre http://www.notam.uio.no/nmi/index.html

Kvandal, Johan (1919-1999)

Blasekvintett (Quintet for Winds) Op. 34 (1971)

Oslo: Norsk Musikforlag, 1974

Duration: 17:25. Recorded on Phillips 6507 043.

According to Barbera Secrist-Schmedes, in Wind Chamber Music, “The slow elegiac first movement is followed without a break by a very rapid and aggressive second movement, while the third is a passacaglia with a theme and five variations. It ends in a virtuoso and brilliant finale.”

Three Hymn Tunes (Tre salmetoner), Op. 23b (1963)

Oslo: Norsk Musikforlag, 1978

Movements: Vor Gud er tro i Liv og Dod (Our Lord is Faithful in Life and Death); Lover nu Herren (Praise the Lord); Det koster mer end man fra forst betenker (The Price is Greater Than One Did First Think). Duration: 7:00. See Arthur Cohn in “The Literature of Chamber Music” for more info.

Kvapil, Jaroslav (1892-1958)

Quintett Nr. 1 in F Minor (1925)

Quintett Nr. 2 (1935)

Kvech, Otomar (1950- )

Kvintetiada (Quintetery) (1976)

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Duration: 15:00. See also: http://www.musica.cz/kvech/index.htm#engl

Kverndokk, Gisle (1967- )

Movements (1999)

Oslo: NB noter (Contemporary Norwegian sheet music)

Commissioned by the Bergen Wind Quintet. Duration: 15:00. See also: http://www.kverndokk.com/

Kwiatkowski, Ryszard (1931-1991)

Piec malych sonat (Five Little Sonatas)

Krakow: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1988

K-Ximbinho (artistic name for Sebastiäo de Barros) (1917-1980)


Duration: 2:46. Recorded by Quinteto Villa-Lobos.


Duration: 1:55. Recorded by Quinteto Villa-Lobos.

These two pieces make a nice short suite in popular Brazilian music style. If you can locate the music, it should be fun to perform them. (Then let me know where you found them.) See our Cracked Reed Blog to see how to download a recording of this performed by Quintetto Villa-Lobos. [Andrew Brandt]

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