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.
The Album for the Young Bass Clarinetist provides the beginning-intermediate player with a series of short, accessible pieces arranged for bass clarinet with piano accompaniment from a broad range of beautiful repertoire. The album provides ideal teaching material for young students and those who may have just transitioned to bass after starting on the soprano clarinet. This album would be an excellent choice for the student not quite ready for the more difficult pieces in our Contest Album.
The contents, listed below in detail, range from short excerpts of works, to some works presented in their entirety. As such, some of the selections could work well as a student's first experience playing with an accompanist, while others would be great choices for a first solo contest performance on bass clarinet! An extended-range instrument is not required, and the range expectations throughout the album are quite reasonable. Although some of the arrangements maintain the key of the original composition, others have been transposed to keep the young bass clarinetist in comfortable keys.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Piano score: 25 pages, spiral bound; Part: 10 pages, spiral bound.
The contents of the album are as follows:
Selections from this publication appear in the following syllabi/prescribed music lists:
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Listen to the original works which were the basis for our arrangements:
Duo Alea, the father-daughter duo of Michael and Kimberly Davenport, began performing music for bass clarinet and piano in 1996. As 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 Alea catalog has now grown to include over 300 titles. 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.
Following Michael's passing in 2019, Kim has taken over solo management of Alea Publishing. In 2020, Alea established the Dolphy Prize, an annual composition award for new works for bass clarinet by black composers.
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