Quartets for Clarinet & Saxophone and for Brass (edited by John Kilpatrick)
(and the odd Trio & Quintet)

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Music for quartets - clarinet/sax and brass - all of which is in the public domain and may be freely used; please preserve any copyright notices.
PLEASE NOTE: I may not liberally add expression, slurs, etc., especially to early music. Absence of these does not mean play unmusically!

A few pieces are available in MuseScore, which is a free notation program downloadable from here

Quartet Music for clarinets:        S = Bb clarinet; A = Eb Alto clarinet; B = Bb bass clarinet
for saxophones:   S = soprano sax;  A = alto sax;  T = tenor sax;  B = baritone sax

HANDEL
Largo from Xerxes
(Ode to a tree) 
Clarinet quartet SSSB or SSAB

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Midi The solo line (Xerxes) is given to instrument 1, while the upper line from the short orchestral sections is given to instrument 2, as indicated in the parts.
Saxophone quartet SATB or AATB

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Midi
Lascia Ch'io Piango Clarinet quartet SSSB

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Midi From Rinaldo. A similar approach to the above.
Saxophone quartet SATB

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Brass quartet 2 x Bb Trumpet,
Horn in F, Trombone

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Midi
MOZART Rondo from K298
(flute quartet in A)
Clarinet quartet SSSB or SSAB

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Midi

Transposed down a third to concert F.
Alto clarinet recommended for 3rd part.
J S BACH Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major
(Air on a G string)
Clarinet quartet SSSB 

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Midi

Transposed to C major (concert)
GILES 
FARNABY
Farnaby Suite
   Farnaby's Conceit
   Giles Farnaby's Dream
   His Rest
   His Humour
Clarinet quartet SSAB 

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Arranged from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book.
Expression marks editorial.
Saxophone quartet SATB or AATB

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JOHN KILPATRICK
Conceits for Tarogato Clarinet quartet or solo Bb instrument with clarinet trio SSSB or Tg/SSB

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Composed for solo Tarogato and clarinet trio (SSB), but equally valid for clarinet quartet, or with soprano sax as the solo instrument.
A 5-minute suite of 6 short pieces.
Come Live with Me Clarinet quartet SSSB

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An instrumental version of a choral piece written for a wedding on words by Christopher Marlow: "Come live with me and be my love".
Antique Suite Trombone trio TTT or TTB

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  A 3-part suite in Bb (bass clef). About 4 minutes.
4 movements loosely modelled on Susato. 
Saxophone quartet or trio AAT or AATB

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4-part in F; score (concert pitch) and parts.
For 3-part omit the baritone part; as trombone version but transposed.

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MADRIGALS
 
John Farmer
  Thomas Bateson
  Francis Pilkington
"Fair Phyllis"
   
Fair Phyllis
    Phyllis, farewell
    Amyntas with his Phyllis fair
Clarinet quartet SSSB 

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Three 4-part madrigals invoking Phyllis, which can be played separately or as a suite. Expression marks editorial.
Saxophone quartet SATB

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PURCELL
Dido's Lament
  Thy hand, Belinda (recit.)
  When I am laid in earth (air)
  With drooping wings (chorus)
Clarinet quartet SSSB or SSAB

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From Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneus.
Saxophone quartet SATB

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Clarinet quintet
(recit. & air only)
SSSSB

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3 tunes from King Arthur
  Come if you dare
  How blest are shepherds
  Fairest Isle
Clarinet quartet SSSB or SSAB

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From Purcell's opera King Arthur.
Passacaglia from King Arthur Clarinet quartet SSSB or SSAB

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"How happy the lover" from the fourth act. Violin & Oboe phrases generally represented by swapping between 1st & 2nd clarinet; solo tenor given to 3rd/Alto clarinet; some phrases added to represent continuo.
Rondeau from Abdelazar Clarinet quartet SSSB

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The famous Rondeau from Purcell's Abdelazar Suite
BUXTEHUDE Canzonetta in G Clarinet quartet SSSB

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This 2-section fugal canzonetta for organ is here transposed up one semitone (thereby allowing Bb clarinet to play the 3rd part).
Saxophone quartet SATB

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XMAS Jingle Bells Clarinet quartet SSSB

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original composer James Lord Pierpont
arrangement by John Kilpatrick
VIVALDI Pastorale from "Spring" Clarinet quartet SSSB

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Transposed down from E to concert C (i.e. clarinet D);
some harmonies are added where the solo part would have been backed by continuo.

SUSATO
DANSERYE - COMPLETE

"For all musical instruments"

Superius
Contra-tenor
Tenor
Bassus

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Score

"Het derde musyck boexken" (1551), also known as Danserye, in an urtext edition as described here.
Basse Dance No.8 - 
 
"Danse du Roy"
Clarinet quartet SSSB or SSAB

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Midi

Original pitch (transposed for the instruments).
Clarinet and Sax parts interchangeable. Parts are 1 page each.
Saxophone quartet SATB or AATB

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Basse Dance 7 & Rondo 7
  "Entre du fol" & "Il estoit une filette"
Clarinet quartet SSSB

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Original pitch (transposed for the instruments).
Clarinet and Sax parts interchangeable. Parts are 1 page each.
Saxophone quartet SATB or AATB

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Danserye Selection (Suite)
Nos. 2,7,18,22,37,43,54,32
Brass Quartet Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Bass

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All or a subset may be played as a suite. The pieces have been transposed to lie within the range of the instruments. For the brass, the bass part is best played on bass trombone or euphonium (rather than at tuba pitch, say). The brass & sax parts are interchangeable, but the clarinet parts for the galliards are a 4th higher.
(Please add your own dynamics & expression.)
Saxophone Quartet SATB / AATB / ATTB

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Clarinet Quartet SSSB

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Another Danserye Selection
Nos. 20,39,52,29,41
Brass Quartet Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Bass,(optional Tuba)

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  Similar to above. In the brass version an extra part (rather like a bassus generalis) for tuba has been added: this is optional.
Saxophone Quartet SATB / AATB / ATTB

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