This site is home to Alea Publishing & Recording, specializing in music for the bass clarinet.
We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
About the Work
Conveyance (2019) was composed by Daniel Adams for the Laissez-Pair Duet: Katie Rice and Shiana Montanari, bass clarinets, and Rebecca Nickels, piano. The title of Conveyance is based on the role of the piano transform and "convey" musical ideas between the two bass clarinets in a reciprocal process. Rhythm, texture, register, and timbre, as well as pitch, are important components of the transformative process. The piece begins with successive entrances forming an overlapping texture. As the piece develops, ideas are passed rapidly between the instruments until a polyphonic climatic passage. The increasingly complex texture eventually merges into a more transparent coda.
Piano score: 15 pages, spiral bound; parts: 4 pages each, booklet. Extended-range instruments NOT required.
Enjoy the premiere performance from the NACWPI Conference in October 2019:
About the Composer
Daniel Adams (b. 1956, Miami, FL) is a Professor of Music at Texas Southern University in Houston where he has served on the taught courses in music theory and composition since 1988. Adams holds a Doctor of Musical Arts (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music from the University of Miami (1981) and a Bachelor of Music from Louisiana State University (1978). He is the composer of numerous published musical compositions and the author of many articles and reviews on various topics related to Twentieth Century percussion music, musical pedagogy, and the music of Texas. His book entitled The Solo Snare Drum was published by Honey Rock in 2000. He is also the author of two entries published in 2009 in the Oxford Encyclopedia of African-American History 1896 to the Present and has authored a revision of the Miami, Florida entry for the New Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013). Adams has served as a panelist and lecturer nationally and internationally, on topics ranging from music composition pedagogy to faculty governance. In 2011 he presented a composition Master Class at Ewha University in Seoul, South Korea. His music has been performed throughout the United States, and in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, Costa Rica, Argentina, Canada, and South Korea. His music is recorded on Capstone, Ravello, Summit, Albany, and Potenza Records.
Duo Alea began performing music for bass clarinet and piano in 1996. As both performers searching for new repertoire and teachers working with students eager to develop as performers, it quickly became clear that there was a need for more repertoire featuring the bass clarinet. Filling this need became the mission of Alea Publishing & Recording.
Since our first publication in 1997, the Bach Suites, the Alea catalog now includes over 250 titles. As performing musicians ourselves, we pride ourselves on the accuracy and quality of our sheet music, as well as our ability to ship directly to customers around the world.
We are proud of the diversity of our catalog in terms of the inclusion of works by composers and arrangers from around the world. We are interested in continuing to expand this diversity, representing musical ideas from around the world.
In June 2020, we announced the creation of the Dolphy Prize for new works for bass clarinet by Black composers.
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