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 Music
We thank the composer for sharing these notes about her work:
A few months into 2020’s quarantine due to the corona virus, I finally felt the desire to compose a new piece, and since I had been thinking about the beautiful bass clarinet for some time, that was my instrument of choice. The inspiration for the piece came from an early work of Gustav Klimt: Die Musik, a mural painted in 1895 above the entrance to the music room of a wealthy art patron. A detail of this painting, printed on a large card, has held a place of honor on my desk for many years. In the composition, I drew upon this and other works of Klimt, evoking the richness of texture and the variety of moods so prevalent in his work.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Score: 11 pages, spiral bound; part: 3 pages, booklet.
About the Composer
Deborah J. Anderson began composing at the age of 6. Besides piano and voice, she studied the English lute and the Arabic ‘oud. She has learned 7 foreign languages and has traveled widely, spending several years in France and teaching English in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. Deborah’s music reflects these experiences, and she especially enjoys the challenge of writing for unusual settings. Currently contemplating Opus 99, for trombone sextet, her compositions range from solo voice to instrumental duets, trios, quartets, quintets, chamber music, saxophone ensemble, concert band and orchestra. For more information, please visit her website at www.deborahjanderson.com.
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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