Transcriptions

Transcriptions and arrangements by Alf Årdal

See also: [Transcriptions/arrangements for Strings] [Transcriptions/arrangements for Wind] [Grieg Transcriptions for Strings]

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Bach

Toccata and Fuge in D minor BWV 565

  • I wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2sx- 2bsn // 4hn – 2tpt, 2 cor – 3tbn- 1euf – 1tba // timp
  • II wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 1sx- 1bsn // 3hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1euf – 1tba // db //timp

Beethoven

Coriolan – overtyre op.62

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 4cl + b.cl – 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // timp

Fidelio – overtyre op.72

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // timp

Bizet

Carmen: Habanera

  • mezzosopran – string orchestra

Les Pecheurs de Perles: Duo

  • tenor – baryton – wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //perc – timp

Les Pecheurs de Perles: Arie – L’orage s’est calmé

  • baryton – wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob and Eh – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // timp

Brahms

Geistliches lied op.30

  • SATB – string orchestra

Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op.56

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 4cl + b.cl – 1 sx – 1bsn // 3hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- euf – 1tba// db // perc – timp

Bruckner

Adagio from String Quintet WAB 112

  • transcribed for string orchestra

Bull

A Mountain Vision (Et Sæterbesøg)

  • Violin solo – string orchestra
  • Violin solo – wind ensemble:
    1fl – 1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 1bsn // 3hn – 3tpt – 3tbn-1euf – 1tba// db // perc – timp
  • Duo for violin and cello

de Curtis

Torna a Surriento

  • voice, violin solo and string orchestra
  • voice, violin solo and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 3 sx – 1bsn // 3hn – 4tpt – 3tbn- euf- 1tba// perc – timp
  • voice, violin and small wind ensemble:
    1fl – 1cl – 1sx // 1hn – 2tpt – 1tbn – 1tba

Delibes

Coppelia: Valse des Heures

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2sx- 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn – 1tba // db //perc. – timp

Dvorak

Rusalka: Song to the moon

  • Soprano solo and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob/ 1eng hn – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

 

de Falla

El amor brujo: Danza del Terror – Pantomime – Danza ritual del fuego (Ritual Fire Dance)

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 3hn – 3tpt – 3tbn-1euf – 1tba// db // perc – timp

Nana (7 Canciones populares Españolas, no.5)

  • Small wind ensemble:
    1fl – 3cl + b.cl – 1 sx // 1hn – 1tpt – (1tba)// db // perc

Gade

Ballade op.43.3

  • clarinet solo and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 1bsn // 3hn – 3tpt – 3tbn-1euf – 1tba// db //

Glinka

Ruslan y Lyudmila – overture

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // timp

Gounod

Faust: Serenade Mephistopeles

  • baryton /wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2sx- 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn – 1tba // db //timp

Faust: Variation d’ Hélene

  • Wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2sx- 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn – 1tba // db //trg.

Gretry

Vi ere en nasjon vi med

  • symphony orchestra:
    2+picc-2-2-2 // 4-2-3-1 // pk – str.

Grieg

String quartet in G minor op. 27

  • transcribed for string orchestra

String quartet in F major (1891)

  • transcribed for string orchestra

6 Lyrical Pieces

  • string orchestra
    1 – Arietta op. 12, nr. 1
    2 – Vals op. 12, nr. 2
    Waltz
    3 – Halling op. 47, nr. 4
    Norwegian dance
    4 – Matrosenes Oppsang op. 68, nr. 1
    Sailor’s song
    5 – Bestemors menuett op. 68, nr. 2
    Grandmother’s minuet
    6 – Småtroll op. 71, nr. 3
    Puck

Suite from Norwegian Folksongs op.66

  • string orchestra
    1 – Det var i min ungdom (from Luster, Sogn)
    It was in my youth
    2 – Morgon skal du få gifte deg (from Lom)
    Tomorrow you will marry her
    3 – Bådnlåt (from Ryfylke)
    Lullaby
    4 – En liten grå mann (from Lom)
    A little gray man
    5 – I Ola- dalom, i Ola- kjønn (from Østre Slidre)
    In Ola valley, in Ola lake
    6 – Bådnlåt (from Lom)
    Lullaby
    7 – Ho vesle Astrid vår (from Lom)
    Our little Astrid
    8 – Jeg går i tusen tanker (from Turtagrø)
    I wander deep in thought
    9 – Gjendines bådnlåt (from Lom)
    Gjendine’s lullaby

5 songs for soprano and string-orchestra

  • 1 Liden Kirsten op.60 nr. 1 (Krag)
    Little Kirsten
  • 2 Mens jeg venter op.60 nr. 2 (Krag)
    On the water
  • 3 Og jeg vil ha mig en Hjærtenskjær op.60 nr. 5 (Krag)
    Midsummer eve
  • 4 Langs ei Å op.33 nr. 5 (Vinje)
    Beside the stream
  • 5 Ved Rondane op.33 nr. 9 (Vinje)
    At Rondane

Et Håb op.25.1

  • Soprano solo – symphony orchestra:
    – 2-2-2-2 – 2-2-0-0 – pk – str.

Peer Gynt-suite nr.1 op.46

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //perc – timp
    Morgenstemning
    Anitras dans
    I Dovregubbens hall

Peer Gynt-suite nr.2 op.55

Peer Gynts heimfart

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //perc. – timp

Peer Gynt op.23

Peer Gynt og Den grønnkledte

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2bsn // 2hn – 1tpt – 1tba// db

4 Norwegian dances op.35

Norwegian dance op.35.1

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob -3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //timp

Norwegian dance op.35.2

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //perc – timp

Norwegian dance op.35.3

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob -3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //timp

Norwegian dance op.35.4

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob -3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //timp

Symphonic dance no.4 op.64.4

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //perc. – timp

Halvorsen

Norwegian dances (1915)

1 D major
2 A major

  • violin solo and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 1sx – 1bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1euf- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Kleine Tanz-suite op.22

Norwegisch (no 4)
Hungarisch (no 5)

  • violin solo and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // timp

Suite Ancienne op.31

I Intrata

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

II Air con variazioni

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // timp

III Sarabande

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db

IV Bourrée

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

V Gigue

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc

Masquerade – suite:

Holberg-overtyre
Cotillon
Menuett
Hanedansen
Gavotte
Molinasque
Kehraus
Arietta
Passepied

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Norske eventyrbilder (1925):

Prinsessen kommer ridende på bjørnen
Trollenes inntog i berget det blå
Dans av småtroll

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Hovland

Måne og sol

  • symphony orchestra:
    3-3-3-2 – 4-3-3-1 -hrp – perc. –   pk – str.

Händel

Salomo: Sinfonia ( Queen of Sheeba)

  • 2 solo violins – string orchestra

Klengel

Hymnus

  • transcribed for 8 celli

Larsson

Norge i rødt,hvitt og blått

  • symphony orchestra:
    3-2-2-2 – 4-2-3-1 – pk – str.

Mahler

«Urlicht» from symphony no.2

  • I solocello – and 12-part celloensemble and double bass (ad lib)
  • II for 8-part celloensemble

Massenet

Manon – Akt III – Gavotte

  • soprano and string orchestra

Minkus

Napoli – Teresina variation

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 4cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Don Quixote – Wedding maid variation

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 4cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Mortensen

Til Ungdommen  

  • symphony orchestra:
    3-2 +eng hn -2+ bcl-2 – 4-3-3-1 – pk – str.

Mozart

Sinfonia Concertante for 4 blåsere Ess-dur Kv.297b

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – ob solo, 1ob – cl solo, 3cl + b.cl – bsn solo, 1bsn // hn solo, 1hn – 3tpt – 3tbn// db

The Marriage of Figaro:

No.1 Cinque…

  • soprano, baryton and wind ensemble:
    1fl – 2ob – 2cl – 2bsn // 2hn // db

No.9 Non piu andrai

  • baryton /wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 2cl + b.cl- 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn – 1tba (ad lib.) // db //timp

No.16 Duettino

  • sopr. bass /wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl- 2bsn // 2hn  // db //

The Magic Flute: O Isis und Osiris

  • bass – string orchestra

Don Giovanni: Duetto: La ci darem

  • soprano, baryton and string orchestra
  • soprano, baryton and wind ensemble:
    1fl – 2ob – 2cl – 2bsn // 2hn // db

Paganini

Sonate e-minor

  • violin solo – string orchestra

Puccini

La Boheme – act II (Musetta’s waltz- Quando men vo)

  • 3 violins and piano

Ravel

Pièce en Forme de Habanera

  • soprano, flute, string quartett and double bass

Respighi

Gli uccelli – La Gallina

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 1 sx – 1bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn-1euf – (1tba)// db // perc

Rossini

La Gazza Ladra

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

La Danza

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2sx- 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn – 1tba // db //perc. – timp

Rybak

I dine hender

  • tenor solo and symphony orchestra:
    2-2-2+ b.cl -2 // 2-3-3-0 // str.

Sarasate

Habanera op. 21.2

  • violin solo and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 1 sx – 1bsn // 4hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1euf – 1tba// db // perc – timp

Navarra op.33

  • 2 solo violins and string orchestra
  • 2 solo violins and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 4hn – 3tpt – 3tbn-1euf – 1tba// db // perc – timp

Schumann

Romanze aus Concertstück op.86

  • 4 solo horns and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl– 2sx- 2bsn // 2hn (ad lib.) – 3tbn – 1tba // db

Sinding

Adagio from Suite op.10

  • violin solo and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 4cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 1bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn – 1euf – 1tba // db

Strauss jr

The Gypsy Baron – overture

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

A night in Venice – overture

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Leichtes blut, polka schnell

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Unter Donner und Blitz

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2sx- 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn – 1tba // db //perc.

Svendsen

Norwegian Rhapsody no.2 op.22

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Romanze op.26

  • violin solo and wind ensemble:
    1fl -1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 1bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 1euf – 1tba// db // timp

Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker

Waltz of the snowflakes

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //S+A // perc – timp

Spanish Dance

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 2tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

Arabian Dance

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 4cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 2tbn- 1tba// db // perc

Russian Dance (Trepak)

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // perc – timp

The Swan Lake: Czardas

  • 10-part celloensemble

Queen of Spades: Yeltzki’s aria

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 3cl + b.cl – 1 sx -1bsn // 3hn – 3tpt – 3tbn-1euf – 1tba// db

Verdi

La Forza del Destino: Solenne in quest’ ora

  • tenor, baryton and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 1ob – 2cl + b.cl – 2bsn // 2hn // db

La Forza del Destino: Rataplan

  • soprano and wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //STB// perc – timp

Otello: Atto primo – opening chorus – Una Vela!

  • wind ensemble:
    2fl – 2ob – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db //SATB // perc – timp

Don Carlos: Philip’s monologue

  • bass and string orchestra

 

Un Ballo en Mascera: Morrò, ma prima in grazia

  • soprano and wind ensemble:
    2fl (picc.) – 2ob (cor a.) – 3cl + b.cl – 2 sx – 2bsn // 2hn – 3tpt – 3tbn- 1tba// db // timp

Songs for children

En stjerne kom fra himmelen ( Giuletta Cavallari)

  • children’s chorus – solo violin – 4 violas and double bass, triangles and glockenspiel
  • children’s chorus – solo violin – string quartet, double bass, piano

Funga alafia ( anon. trad)

  • children’s chorus – 4 violas and double bass

Malela (trad. Tanzania)

  • children’s chorus – violin solo – string quartett and double bass

Tzongololo (anon – trad)

  • children’s chorus, solo violin, string quartett, double bass, piano

Sabokaja (anon. trad)

  • children’s chorus, string quartett and double bass