Brandt’s Woodwind Quintet List – Z

Zádor, Jenő (1894-1977)

Wind Quintet (1972)

Zafred, Mario (1922-1987)

Quintetto (1952)

Milano: G. Ricordi, 1954 /

London: Boosey & Hawkes


Milano: G. Ricordi & Co., 1975

Zagwijn, Henri (1878-1954)

Quintetto (1948)

Amsterdam: Donemus, 1948

Duration: 12:00.

Zahab, Roger

Doubles Keening (1991)

Hornist also plays a large tom with hard stick. Duration: 6:00. Single movement. Written in dedication to a friend of the composer who died of AIDS at age 33, for the Solaris Quintet. The composer describes the work as “…both a funeral wail and a reaching after the fleeting shadows of our lives.” See also: http://www.rogerzahab.net/

Ron Klimko describes the composition as “expanded tonal style, it is a beautiful tribute to the memory of his lost friend.” (The Double Reed, Vol. 24, No. 3, 1991)

Your Offending Kiss (1998)

Akron, Ohio: Roger Zahab, 1998

Duration: 4:00. Written for the Solaris Quintet.

Zahradnik, Zdenek (1936- )

Woodwind Quintet (1967)

Prague: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Zaimont, Judith Lang (1945- )

When Angels Speak – Fantasy for Wind Quintet (1987)

Pub.: Sounds Alive!

Commissioned by the Vox Nova Woodwind Quintet. Duration: 11:00. You may contact the composer at http://www.jzaimont.com/ or at the Univ. of Minnesota. Recorded by the Manhattan Wind Quintet.

The New York Times: “The piece begins and ends with imposing octaves, but at its heart seems to be a kind of heavenly gossip, with the angels graciously, sometimes lyrically, nattering on about this and that. It is well conceived for the instruments and goes down pleasantly, the final impression stronger than pleasantness: there is feeling in the discourse as well, but it is not insisted upon.”

Wind Quintet No. 2 “Homeland” (2001)

Minneapolis, Minn.?: Jeanne, 2004

Duration: 16:50. Movements: I: Forest into Fields; II: Echo (Intermezzo); III: Meditation and Dance. Commissioned for the Bergen Wind Quintet (Norway).

Zalman, Nathan


Nashua, N.H.: Falls House Press, 2004

Zámečník, Evžen (1939- )



Composer is Czech.

Suite (1974)

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Duration: 11:00. Recorded Panton.
See also: http://www.vol.cz/SDMUSIC/CZMIC/comp/zamecnik.htm

Czech Notes

Medina, Texas: Fest-Musik-Haus, Herbert Bilhartz

Described as a “good natured concert polka.”

Zamecnik, John Stepan (1872-1953)

Allegro Giubiloso

Ft. Lauderdale: Sam Fox Music, 1937

La Gondoliera

Ft. Lauderdale: Sam Fox Music

The Sacrifice (arr. Robert Broemel)

TrevCo Music Publishing

Zamecnik was an American composer who wrote a body of “photoplay” music for silent films, from which this is a part. He also published music under a wide number of pseudonyms, including Dorothy Lee, Lionel Baxter, R.L. (Robert) Creighton, Arturo de Castro, “Josh and Ted”, J. (Jane) Hathaway, Kathryn Hawthorne, Roberta Hudson, Ioane Kawelo, J. Edgar Lowell, Jules Reynard, F. (Frederick) Van Norman, Hal Vinton and Grant Wellesley. (ref: Wikipedia)

Zander, Hans (1905-1985)


Wolfenbuttel, Germany: Moseler Verlag

Zander, Heinz Joachim(1920-2010)

Capriccio for double woodwind quintet

Simrock (see Schott catalog)

Zanettovich, Daniele (1950- )

Sette partite sopra una canzone a ballo

Adliswil, Switzerland: Pizzicato Verlag Helvetia

Zaninelli, Luigi (1932- )

Musica Drammatica, for woodwind quintet and optional percussion.

Delaware Water Gap, Pa., Shawnee Press 1968

For flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon, with optional
percussion (2 players). Duration: 6:15.

Three Children’s Dances for woodwind quintet

Delaware Water Gap, Pa.: Shawnee Press, 1971

Dance Variations (1962)

Delaware Water Gap, Pa.: Shawnee Press, 1962

Burla (Burlesca?) and Variations

Delaware Water Gap, Pa.: Shawnee Press


Musica Drammatica for woodwind quintet and percussion

Delware Water Gap, PA: Shawnee Press, 1968

Zappa, Enric Andrew (1953- )

Serenade, woodwind quintet

New York: Seesaw Music, 1996

Zappa, Frank (1940-1993)

Time’s Beach

Frank Zappa Munchkin Music (U.S.), 1985

Oboe doubles on English horn.

Wind Quintet

North Hollywood, CA: Munchkin Music, 1984

Number 6 (1981)

Munchkin Music

Duration: 2:00. It is possible that these last two pieces are different listings for the same work.

Zarharias, Walter (1909- ?)

Canto serioso, Op. 37 (1952)


Duration: 10:00.

Zebinger, Franz (1946- )

5x Advent, Op. 162a (2005)


Duration: 12:00. See also: http://db.musicaustria.at/node/67954

JEDERMANN – kroatisch (2003)


Duration: 18:00. Broadcast on ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk.


Dorfstucke für Bläserquintett und gemischter Chor (1998) for mixed choir and woodwind quintet


Duration: 12:00.

Zehelein, Alfred (1902-1978)

Quintett, Op. 58 (1955)


Zehm, Friedrich (1923-2007)

Bläserquintett (1955)


Duration: 16:00. Movements: Andante sostenuto-Allegro; Scherzo; Andante espressivo; Allegro con brio. See also: http://www.zehm.eu/index.html

Kontraste, 5 Stücke für Bläserquintett (1984)


Duration: 13:00. Movements: Capriccioso; Scherzoso; Con eleganza; Largo elegiaco; Allegro ironico.


Schwierigkeiten un Unfälle mit 1 Choral (Satire für einen Dirigenten un 10 Bläser) for double woodwind quintet

Mainz: Schott’s Söhne

Duration: 10:00. It appears that each player and the conductor take turns playing a wide variety of unusual instruments, including toy instruments and percussion: Trillerpfeife (police whistle?), Ratsche (ratchet?), Sirenenpfeife (siren whistle?), Knackfrosch, Vogelpfeife (another bird whistle), Autohupe (car horn?), Kuckuckspfeife (Cuckoo Fife?), Rassel (Rattle?), Peitsche (whip?) and Kindertrompete (toy trumpet). The second bassoon also doubles on contrabassoon, 2nd flute doubles piccolo, 1st clarinet doubles E♭ clarinet.

Zehnder, Max (1901-1972)

6 Miniaturen (1969)

Manuscript: Swiss Music Archive, Zurich

Duration: 12:00.

Zelenka, Istvàn (1936- )

Chronologie (avant-pendant-après) (1965) for flute, oboe, horn, bass clarinet and bassoon.

Wien: Verlag Doblinger 1966 1967

Zelenka, Ivan (1941- )

Paleta (1977)

Zelezny, Lubomir (1925-1979)

Dechovy kvintet (woodwind quintet) (1969)

Praha: Cesk Hudebni Fond, 1976

Duration: 11:00.

Zelinka, Jan Evangelista (1893-1969)

Die Luft kostenlos, Op. 75 (1933) for woodwind quintet and trumpet

Zeljenka, Ilja (1932-2007)

Wind Quintet No. 1 (1977) for woodwind quintet and percussion (“5tom, 5bon” ?)

Bratislava: Hudobny fond

First performed by the Bratislave Wind Quintet. “5tom” probably refers to tom-toms, “5bon” to bongos.

Wind Quintet No.2 (1993)

Bratislava: Hudobny fond

Duration: 16:00.

Wind Quintet No. 3 (1998)

Bratislava: Hudobny fond

Duration: 13:15.

Deux morceau pour TAL (2000)

Bratislava: Hudobny fond

Movements: Largo; Allegro giusto. Duration: 9:15.


Music for Madrigalists and Wind Quintet on poetry by Christian Morgenstern (1980)

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

Based on a poem “Der Rabe Ralf” by Christian Morgenstern (1871-1914).Duration: 12:00. See also: http://hc.sk/en/hudba/osobnost-detail/27-ilja-zeljenka . Premiered by the Slovenski madrigalisi and the Bratislava Wind Quintet.

Zemlinsky, Alexander von (1871-1942)

Humoreske (Rondo) (1939)

Vienna: Universal Edition, 1993, 1978

Very nice, melodic, 1-movement work. Some technical sections. Recommended. Zemlinsky was a student of Mahler and a counterpoint teacher (and later brother-in-law to Arnold Schoenberg). [Andrew Brandt]

Zender, Hans (1936- )

Quintett for Winds, Op. 3 (1950)

London: Boosey & Hawkes /

Berlin: Bote & Bock, 1953 /

New York: Associated Music Publishers, 1953

Zhu, Dun

SEE Dun Zhu

Zich, Jaroslav (1912-2001)

Mala Serenada (Little Serenade) (1974)

Praha: Panton, 1982

Flute doubles on piccolo. Duration: 14:00. Movements: Marcia; Danza; Finale.

Scherzo für Bläserquintett (1932)

Kleine Serenade

Ziehrer, Carl (or Karl) Michael (1843-1922)

Katzen-Polka, Op. 441 (arr. Friedrich Gabler)

Wien: Doblinger

Zieritz, Grete von (1899-2001)

Serenade (1965)

Berlin: Astoria Verlag, 1968

Duration: 14:15.

Ziffrin, Marilyn (1926-)

Concerto for viola and woodwind quintet (1977-1978)

Also see the Sigma Alpha Iota site: http://www.sai-national.org/home/ComposersBureau/ZiffrinMarilynJ/tabid/439/Default.aspx

Zika, Richard (1897-1947)

Suite (1936)

Zilch, Josef (1928- )

Happy-Birthday – Heitere Variationen für Bläserquintett

München: K.O.M.-Musikverlag, 1997

Also a version for string quartet.

Variations over a Bavarian Zwiefachen – für Bläserquintett

Zilcher, Hermann (1881-1948)

Bläserquintett in Vier Satzen, Op. 91

Heidelberg: W. Muller, Suddeutscher Musikverlag, 1944 /

Kassel-Wilhelmshohe: Barenreiter & Neuwerk

Movements: Frühling; Sommer; Herbst; Winter (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter).

Zillig, Winfried (1905-1963)

Lustspielsuite (1934)

Kassel-Wilhelmshohe: Barenreiter & Neuwerk, 1963

Zimmer, Ján (1926-1993)

Dychové kvinteto (Woodwind Quintet), Op. 61 (1968)

Bratislava: Slovensky Hudobny Fond

Duration: 10:00.

Zipp, Friedrich (1914-1997)

Serenade für Bläserquintett

Wolfenbuttel: Moseler Verlag, 1964

Ziv, Nadav (1960- )

Brief Visions of Childhood (1999)

Tel Aviv: Israel Music Center

Duration: 10:00.

Woodwind Quintet (1987)

Tel Aviv: Israel Music Center

Duration: 5:00.

Živković, Mirjana (1935-)

Duvacki kvintet (Wind Quintet) (1962)

Movements: Adagio; Allegro. See also: http://www.mirjanaz.com/

Zlatić, Slavco(1910-1993)

Bläserquintett (1950)

Zöller, Carl (Zoller, Zoeller, Carli) (1840-1889)

Quintett in F, Op. 132 (ca. 1883)

London, W. D. Cubitt Son & Co., 1883

Movements: Allegro moderato; Andante cantabile; Scharzo; Finale: Allegro vivace. Parts available for download from the International Music Score Library Project:

Zoephel, Klaus (1929- )


Leipzig: Edition Peters, 1973

Zohrabyan, Achot (also spelled Zograbian) (1945- )

Chant Matinal (1988)

Paris: A. Leduc, 1987

See also the Living Composers Project: http://www.composers21.com/compdocs/zohrabya.htm

Quintet (1984)

Possibly an alternate listing for the Chant Matinal.

Zonn, Paul Martin (1938-2000)

Liberata III, Concerto for Woodwind Quintet (1969)

Grinnell, Iowa: Music Press, 1969 /

New York: American Composers Alliance

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

Zorzor, Stefan (1932- )

Bläserquintett (1968)

Zouhar, Vit (1966- )

Time of Good Hopes (Cas dobrych nadeji) (1986)

Duration: 7:45. See also: http://www.vol.cz/SDMUSIC/CZMIC/comp/zouharv.htm

Zouhar, Zdenek (1927-2011)

“151”, Music for Woodwind Quintet (1958)

Prague: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Tri tance pro dechove kvinteto I (Three Dances for Wind Quintet I) (1961) (from the ballet Tale of Princess Robotence)

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

Music for Wind Quintet II “In memoriam patris mei” (1981-82)

Miniaturen, Op. 39

Praha: Cesky Hudebni Fond (Czech Music Foundation)

Zrno, Felix (1890-1981)

“Unterwegs” Suite (1930)

“Sommertag” Suite (1944)


Suite (1956) for woodwind quintet and violin

Zuan, Liu

Spring Moonlight and Flowers over the River

Recorded by the Albion Ensemble on PROUDSOUND RECORDS (Oxford, England) as PROU CD142.

Ron Klimko, in a review of the recording described it as a, “traditional Chinese work” and “a delicate, quiet showpiece.” Written ca. 1985.

Zuckerman, Mark

Fair Winds (2011)

New York: American Composers Alliance, 2015

Duration: 9:00. Movements: Flourish; Fanfare; Divertimento. See also: http://www.mazicmusic.com/ .

Zuckert, Leon (1904-1992)

Little Prince in Montreal (1968)

Toronto: Canadian Music Centre

Duration: 25:00. Movements: 1. Hotel dining room; 2. A stroll through Expo ’67; 3. Nostalgia I; 4. Nostalgia II; 5. Sunrise at Dorval Airport; 6. Dream on the flight home.

Zuidam, Robert (1964- )

Octet (1992) for woodwind quintet, 2nd flute, English horn, bass clarinet

See Donemus Foundation

Duration: 21:00. 1st flute doubles on piccolo, 2nd flute doubles on alto flute, bassoon doubles on contrabassoon.

Zupko, Ramon (1932- )

Four Fantasies (1979)

New York, N.Y.: C.F. Peters, 1979, EP 66864

Based on a four stanza poem of T.S. Elliot, each stanza becoming a movement. Movements: The winter evening settles down, The morning comes to consciousness, You tossed a blanket from the bed, His soul stretched tight. Duration: 20:00. Listed as highly difficult work. First performed by the Western Michigan University Woodwind Quintet. See also: http://www.pastorob.com/pastorob%20song%20lyrics/ramon_zupko.htm#Complete_Catalogue

Encore Pieces (arr. Henry Aaron?)

Zur, Menachem (1942- )

Concertino (1973)

Seesaw Music Corp., 1973

Duration: 12:00.


Woodwind Quintet No. 13 with marimba (Sextet)

Newton Centre, Mass.: Margun Music, 1981

The numbering is suspect, since there don’t appear to be quintets numbering 1-12. See Sextet below.

Suite no. 1 for tuba and woodwind quintet: from Suite no. 1 for tuba and piano: Effie suite

Newton Centre, MA: Margun Music, 1991

1. Effie chases a monkey, 2. Effie falls in love, 3. Effie takes a dancing lesson, 4. Effie joins the carnival, 5. Effie goes folk dancing, 6. Effie sings a lullaby.

Suite for baritone saxophone, French horn, and woodwind quintet

Sextet for marimba and wind quintet (1977)

Newton Centre, MA: Margun Music, 1977

Probably an alternate listing for the Quintet No. 13.

Žuraj, Vito

Moonballs for woodwind quintet and ensemble

Ljubljana: Edicije DSS, 2015

For woodwind quintet plus an ensemble of trumpet, trombone, percussion, piano, violin, viola, cello and

Zwedberg, Tommy (1946- )

Care of: for wind quintet (1976)

Stockholm: Svensk Musik, 1994

Duration: 5:30.

Duett for quintet and tape (1981-1982)

Stockholm: Svensk Musik

Duration: 9:00.

Zyman, Samuel (1956- )

Woodwind Quintet (1989)

Bryn Mawr, Pa.: Theodore Presser, 1997

See Youtube video of the Harlaxton Quintet performing this work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=644cF7v6nAw

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