- July 10, 2020
-- Noteworthy Sheet Music, LLC (NSM)
is an online sheet music publisher with a catalog of ~180 editions. NSM specializes in sheet music for flute and alto flute. They offer original works by distinguished contemporary composers, re-notated versions or facsimiles of rare historical scores, and unique transcriptions of pieces from the classical repertoire. Selected NSM publications are offered as professionally-
printed hard copy editions, and most are available as convenient pdf downloads from the NSM website.
As noted in the arranger's forward to the edition, the later piano trios of Franz Joseph Haydn are superb music, but because they were written for excellent pianists and weak string players, they are dominated by the piano part. This imbalance among the parts actually makes the trios highly amenable to and effective in arrangement for woodwind quartet. Written after Haydn's first visit to London, the Piano Trio in A major
, Hob. XV:18, was first published in 1794. The first of its three movements, a flowing Allegro moderato, is unified by ingenious use of the three-note motif opening its cantabile
main theme. The lovely middle Andante, in ABA form and 6/8 meter, features some luxurious ornamentation and proceeds attacca to the spirited and humorous Allegro finale. The resources of a woodwind quartet are well suited to the musical ideas of this trio, and the arrangement adapts Haydn's piano, violin, and cello lines wonderfully to the range and sonority of the instruments used: flute, oboe, B-flat clarinet, and bassoon. This adaptation is facilitated by transposition from Haydn's original key of A major to B-flat major. The Noteworthy Sheet Music edition provides parts plus a score in concert pitch. Visit the NSM website at https://www.noteworthysheetmusic.com/sheet-music/ensemble-tags/winds/740-haydn-trio-hob-xv-18-arr-woodwind-quartet
to view a preview of the score, listen to an audio sample, or download the PDF.
While online, take some time to browse NSM's other sheet music and CD offerings at https://www.noteworthysheetmusic.com/
, including works for voice, strings, brass, winds, and percussion, in addition to their large selection of repertoire for flute and alto flute.