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About the Work
Daniel Adams composed Vertices in 2016 as a commissioned work for Richard Nunemaker's ensemble at the University of St. Thomas. Alea is delighted to add the work to our catalog, making it available to more clarinetists! The single-movement piece, which has a duration of just over seven minutes, is scored for 1 E-flat clarinet, 3 B-flat clarinets, 2 E-flat alto clarinets, and 2 B-flat bass clarinets (extended-range not required). The composer has also designed for possible substitution of one alto and/or one tenor saxophone if necessary given the players available.
Full Score: 42 pages, spiral bound; Parts: 3-4 pages each, single sheet booklet.
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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