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
The three-movement That's Life (2009) is an excellent addition to the clarinet quartet repertoire. The work is melodic and cheerful, perhaps providing a nice contrast on a recital program. Additionally, That's Life is accessible enough for student performers to work well for a student recital or community music venue.
The three brief movements, Carefree, Tough Love, and Livin' in the Fast Lane evoke for performers and audience alike three distinct and delightful moods. The work is scored for three clarinets and bass clarinet. Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet part. Score: 10 pages, spiral bound; Parts: 3 pages each, booklet format.
About the Composer
Deborah J. Anderson is a Northwest American composer with over sixty works for a wide variety of voices and instruments. ALRY Publications has published many of her works, including several for flute, flute choir, and bassoon. A number of these pieces have been favorably reviewed in The Flute Quarterly, Flute Talk, and the Journal of the International Double Reed Society.
Listen to an excerpt (beginning of 2nd movement) from a live performance in Tacoma, Washington by clarinetists Lawrence Bradley, Craig Rine, Heidi Huckins, and Cindy Renander:
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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