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Xenmus Publications

2011 Catalogue
A wide range of interesting items for a wide variety of ensembles. Available for purchase or for hire. (This is just a sample! Full catalogue available on request.)

Brass Ensemble
Respighi, Ottorino 2 Ancient Airs & Dances
(Arr. XK) Two brilliant movements from Respighis 1st Suite of Ancient Airs & Dances. Arranged for Brass Quintet. (2 Tpts, Hn, Tbn & Tuba) Difficulty: Grade 8+

Gabrieli, Giovanni Canzona No XVI


(Ed. XK) One of Gabrielis finest Canzonas, in 12 parts (3 Choirs) with optional Organ, Transcribed for 4 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 3 Trombones & Tuba. (+ opt. Organ) Difficulty: Grade 8

Locke, Matthew Music for His Majestys Sackbuts & Cornetts


(Ed. XK) Performing edition for Brass Quintet, (2 Tpts, Hn, Tbn & Tuba) (With optional alternative parts for woodwind) Difficulty: Grade 6+

String Duos:
Mozart, W.A. Twelve Violin Duos
(Ed. XK) Very useful for intermediate players. Ideal for ensemble training and group teaching. Difficulty: Grade 4-7

String Trios:
Trew, Arthur 6 Cello Trios
(Ed. XK) Six short pieces for intermediate players. Ideal for ensemble training and group teaching. Difficulty: Grade 4-6

Verrimst Variations on Au Clair de la Lune


(Ed. XK) For three Double Basses difficult but good fun! Difficulty: Grade 8+

Strings 4 players:
Paradis Sicilienne for 4 Cellos
(Ed. XK) Excellent musical item for more advanced players Difficulty: Grade 6-8

String Quartet:
Bach, J. S. Wachet Auf (Chorale)
(Arr. XK) The famous number from Cantata 140, arranged for String Quartet Difficulty: Grade 8

Carbonelli, Giovanni Praeludium in D minor


(Arr. XK) A Quartet version of this magnificent showpiece for strings Difficulty: Grade 8

Grieg, Edvard Three Movements from Aus Holbergs Zeit


a) Sarabande, b) Gavotte, c) Rigaudon (Arranged for String Quartet by X. Kelsey) Movements available separately. Not easy but entertaining busking material. Difficulty: Grade 8

Kelsey, Xenophon (after Mozart) Eine Kleine Christmasmusik.


a) Allegro, b) Romanze, c) Minuet & Trio (Movements available separately) Three movements of Christmas frivolity, based on Mozarts original. (String Orchestra version also available) Difficulty: Grade 8

String Quartet plus:


Doppler, Franz Andante & Rondo for 2 Flutes & Strings.
(Arr. XK) An arrangement for String Quartet of this brilliant showpiece a delightful programme filler. (Chamber Orchestra & String Orchestra versions also available) Difficulty: Grade 8

String Orchestra:
Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dance No 6 in D Major.
(Arr. XK) An exciting concert item for advanced youth or amateur string orchestra. (Divisi parts minimum players required: 6,6,4,4,2) Difficulty: Grade 7-8

Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dance No 20 in E minor.


(Arr. XK) Another excellent item for advanced youth or amateur string orchestra. (Divisi parts minimum players required: 6,6,4,4,2) Difficulty: Grade 7-8

Carbonelli, Giovanni Praeludium in D minor.


(Arr. XK) A tremendous showpiece for advanced players but also an excellent training piece. Within the technical capability of a reasonably good youth or amateur string orchestra. (Divisi parts minimum players required: 6,6,4,4,2) Difficulty: Grade 7-8

Liadov, Anatole Three Russian Folk Songs.


(Arr. XK) Attractive short pieces for youth or amateur string orchestra. Good training for rhythm, style and expression. (Divisi parts minimum players required: 6,6,4,4,2) Difficulty: Grade 6-7

Tallis, Thomas Hymn (Tallis Canon - Glory to the my God this night) (Arr. XK) Arranged for demonstration in conjunction with R.V.Ws Tallis Fantasia. Difficulty: Grade 5 6

String Orchestra with soloists:


Doppler, Franz Andante & Rondo for 2 Flutes & Strings.
(Arr. XK) An arrangement for string orchestra of this brilliant showpiece a delightful programme filler. (Chamber Orchestra & String Quartet versions also available) Difficulty: Grade 8

Kelsey, Xenophon Concertino for Bassoon & Strings.


A light-hearted piece requiring a fairly good bassoonist. Well within the compass of Grade 6 string players. (Minimum players recommended: 4,4,2,2,1) Difficulty: Grade 6+

Vivaldi, Antonio Preludio for 3 Flutes & Strings.


(Arr. XK) Very useful repertoire for school, youth or amateur orchestras. Good for training strings and giving flutes a chance to shine. Difficulty: Grade 5

Mixed Ensemble:
Doppler, Franz Andante & Rondo for 2 Flutes & String Quartet.
(Arr. XK) An arrangement for String Quartet of this brilliant showpiece a delightful programme filler. (Chamber Orchestra & String Orchestra versions also available) Difficulty: Grade 8

Elgar, Edward Sevillaa, Op. 7


(Arr. XK) A striking curiosity! An early piece of salon music, transcribed for Piano & Wind Quintet, Provides a brilliant, short showpiece, ideal as an encore to follow the Poulenc sextet. Difficulty: Grade 8+

Kelsey, Xenophon Little Christmas Waltz.


Christmas fun for Flute, Oboe (or Cl.), Bassoon and Harp (or Pno.) Difficulty: Grade 7+

Wind Trio:
Chick Chick Chicken (Arr. X. Kelsey)
(Arr. XK) Silly, short (40 seconds) song, arranged for Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon. Ideal for childrens concerts or for busking. Difficulty: Grade 8

Wind Ensemble:
Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dance No 6.
Probably the most exciting of Brahms Hungarian Dances, arranged for large wind ensemble. 2 Fls (1 picc), 2 Obs, 2 Cls in A, 2 Hns, 2 Bns, Contra Bn and/or D Bass Difficulty: Grade 8+

Schnherr, Max Three Austrian Dances.


Three brilliant and very entertaining folk-dances arranged for large wind ensemble. 2 Fls (2nd also picc.), 2 Obs, 2 Cls, 2 Hns, 2 Bns, Contra Bn and/or D. Bass. Difficulty: Grade 8+

Strauss, Johann Unter Donner und Blitz.


Strauss famous Polka arranged as a showpiece for large wind ensemble. Picc, Fl, 2 Obs, 2 Cls, 2 Hns, 2 Bns, Contra Bn and/or D Bass. Difficulty: Grade 8+

Strauss, Johann Im Krapfenwaldl.


One of Strauss most entertaining Polkas, featuring solo parts for Cuckoo and Nightingale. Arranged for Picc, Fl, 2 Obs, 2 Cls, 2 Hns, 2 Bns, Contra Bn and/or D Bass. Difficulty: Grade 8+

Strauss, Josef Feuerfest.


A less well-known but very amusing Polka, featuring 2 Solo Anvils. Arranged for large wind ensemble. Picc, Fl, 2 Obs, 2 Cls, 2 Hns, 2 Bns, Contra Bn and/or D Bass. Difficulty: Grade 8+

Chamber Orchestra
Doppler, Franz Andante & Rondo (for 2 Flutes & Chamber Orchestra)
An arrangement for chamber orchestra of this brilliant showpiece a delightful programme filler. (Orchestration: Strings + 2121 2000) (String Quartet & String Orchestra versions also available)

Elgar, Edward Une Idylle (for Solo Violin & Chamber Orchestra)
Orchestrated by X. Kelsey. An ideal short filler or encore item. Elgars first published work. (Orchestration: Strings + 2222 2000 Harp [optional] + Solo Violin)

Haydn, F. J. Cello Concerto in C


Full performing edition by X. Kelsey. (Orchestration: Strings + 0200 2000)

Jarnefelt, Armas Berceuse (for Solo Violin & Chamber Orchestra)


Orchestrated by X. Kelsey. Ideal for a small amateur or school orchestra. (Orchestration: Strings + 1121 2000 + Solo Violin)

Krommer, Franz Concerto in E Flat for 2 Clarinets, Op. 91.


Full performing edition by X. Kelsey. (Orchestration: Strings + 1202 2200 T)

Mozart, W. A. Aria Non so piu from Le Nozze di Figaro


Cherubinos Aria. Performing edition by X. Kelsey. (Orchestration: Strings + 0022 2000)

Mozart, W. A. Aria Parto, parto from La Clemenza di Tito


Concert Aria for Soprano & Solo Clarinet. Performing edition by X. Kelsey. (Orchestration: Strings + 2222 2000)

Mozart, W. A. Aria Per Pieta from Cosi fan tutte


Fiordiligis aria, featuring solo horns. Performing edition by X. Kelsey. (Orchestration: Strings + 2022 2000)

Mozart, W. A. Arietta Voi che sapete from Le Nozze di Figaro


Cherubinos Serenade. Performing edition by X. Kelsey. (Orchestration: Strings + 1111 2000)

Mozart, W. A. March in D (Haffner), K249


Delightful miniature march, complimentary to the Haffner Serenade. Edited by X. Kelsey (Orchestration: Strings + 0202 2200 T)

Rimsky Korsakof Notturno


Arr. X.K. for small orchestra. Another ideal short item for amateur or school orchestra (Orchestration: Strings + 2221 21 [with optional extra parts for Trombone. Tuba, Harp & Timps]).

Shephard, Richard The Musicians of Bremen

(Hire only by arrangement) Superb Story with Narrator, highly entertaining! Includes a song for audience participation. An excellent companion piece to Peter & the Wolf. Chamber Orchestra version prepared by X. Kelsey. Text available in English or German. (Orchestration: Strings + 2222 3110 T 2P) (Full Orchestra Version also available)

Full Symphony Orchestra:


Shephard, Richard The Musicians of Bremen
(Hire only by arrangement) Superb Story with Narrator, highly entertaining! Includes a song for audience participation. Full Symphony Orchestra version edited by X. Kelsey. Text available in English or German. (Chamber Orchestra Version also available)

Vocal:
Purcell, etc. Rounds & Catches
A selection of risqu rounds and catches by Purcell and contemporaries Edited from the original by X Kelsey. (Includes optional Harpsichord part)

Christmas Music Carol arrangements:


(Carol arrangements marked * conform to Carols for Choirs Book 1)

*Away in a Manger. Accompaniment arranged for small orchestra (1111 1 + Str.) *Ding! Dong! Merrily on High. Accompaniment arranged for full Symphony Orchestra *Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. Accompaniment arranged for full Symphony Orchestra In the Bleak Mid-Winter. (Holst version) Accompaniment arranged for full Symphony Orchestra.
(Voice parts also provided, with last verse descant.)

In the Bleak Mid-Winter. (Harold Darke version) Accompaniment for smallish orchestra (1122 211 Hp + Str) *O Come, All Ye Faithful. Accompaniment arranged for full Symphony Orchestra *O Little Town of Bethlehem. Accompaniment arranged for full Symphony Orchestra *Once in Royal Davids City. Accompaniment arranged for small orchestra (1111 1 + Str.) *See Amid the Winters Snow. Accompaniment arranged for full Symphony Orchestra *We Wish You a Merry Christmas. Accompaniment arranged for Brass & Perc. (4331 TP) While Shepherds Watched. (To the tune: Cranbrook Ilkla moor bah tat)
Accompaniment arranged for full Symphony Orchestra. (Voice parts also provided, with last verse descant.)

Christmas Music Novelties!


Christmas Morris Dances Set No 1 Grenadiers Christmas.
An hilarious set of three Morris Dances, beginning with The British Grenadiers and finishing with Deck the Hall. Arrangement for Full Symphony Orchestra by X. Kelsey. (With optional 4 part chorus parts available).

Christmas Morris Dances Set No 2 Studley Royal.


Another entertaining set of two Morris Dances, beginning with Ding! Dong! (as in Carols for Choirs 1) and finishing with a Scottish dance. Arrangement for Full Symphony Orchestra by X. Kelsey.

Cornelius, Peter Three Christmas Arias.


(Christbaum, Die Hirten & Christkind) for Soprano (or Tenor) soloist. Orchestrated for Full Symphony Orchestra by X. Kelsey. A wonderful addition to the traditional Christmas fare.

Eine Kleine Christmasmusik (Arr. X. Kelsey, after Mozart)


a) Allegro, b) Romanze, c) Minuet & Trio (Movements available separately). Three movements of Christmas frivolity, based on Mozarts original. (String Orchestra version also available)

Mozart, W. A. Sleighride (Die Schlittenfahrt )


Performing edition by X. Kelsey. Orchestration: 1(Picc)202 0200 TP (sleighbells) + Strings

Mrs Hooligans Christmas Cake. An entertaining Music Hall song with easy refrain, arranged for 1 solo voice and Full Symphony Orchestra. Ideal for use with childrens choirs and for audience participation S-R-N-J (Silent Night, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer & Jingle Bells) The ultimate Christmas medley, ideal to finish off any large-scale Carol Concert. Arranged with a spectacular accompaniment for Full Symphony Orchestra. (With optional SATB chorus chorus parts available and with audience participation.) The 12 Days of Christmas.
Arranged as a frolic for Full Symphony Orchestra, with optional SATB Chorus and audience participation