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About the Work
This brief single-movement work for clarinet quartet is a lovely addition to the repertoire. It would make an excellent addition to a concert program, and also, as it does not make any great technical demands of any of the players, be accessible for student ensembles.
Clarinet Quartet: 3 B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet. Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet part. Score: 6 pages, spiral bound; Parts: 3 pages each, booklet.
About the Composer
Valeriy Antonyuk was born in 1979. He is a Ukrainian composer, arranger, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, rock-pop singer and song poet who composes in a variety of media and genres. He graduated from the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine in 2003, and continued post-graduate studies there from 2004-2008.
Antonyuk's symphony pieces have been recorded to the library of Ukrainian National Broadcasting Company by the Ukrainian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He collaborates also with National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, State Academic Variety-symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Bulgarian Film Orchesra, Georgian Philharmonic Orchestra, String Quartet Archi, String quartet Collegium, Chamber Choir Credo, Academic Chamber Choir Kreschatic, and Italian bass clarinet virtuoso Fabrizio Bardelli. Valentina Antonyuk, famous Ukrainian lyric-dramatic soprano, professor of Tchaikovsiy NMAU, is the first performer and bright propagandist of her son Valeriy's music.
Antonyuk's works - about 600 in total - include symphonic, choral, chamber (vocal and instrumental) pieces for soloists and instrumental ensembles, orchestral miniatures. He is a member of the National Composer Union of Ukraine (2004), and member of performing rights societies BMI (2008), MCPS (2009).
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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