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
Pink City Bazaar for bass clarinet and piano takes its name from the Pink City of Jaipur in India where most buildings and palaces were constructed of natural pink stone.The funky rhythms in the bass clarinet and piano parts reflect the gypsy flavor of the state of Rajastan, (meaning the Abode of Kings) which is experienced in the colorful and vibrant market-places (bazaars).
The piece was written for and premiered by Canadian bass clarinetist Stan Climie in February 2023. Listen to the premiere performance:
Score: 14 pages; part: 3 pages. Extended-range instrument not required.
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About the Composer
Colleen Athparia is a an internationally recognized classical pianist with a distinguished career as a performer, pedagogue, recording artist and composer. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from University of Toronto and a Masters of Music in Performance with distinction from Indiana University. As a composer of the Canadian Music Centre, Colleen has written many chamber works for bass clarinet for her contemporary quartet “Ensemble Resonance”, who have performed in Carnegie Hall. Some include “Songs of Susanna” (soprano, violin, bass clarinet, piano) set to poems by noted Canadian author Margaret Atwood, and “Lure of the Loon,” based on the life of Canadian artist Tom Thomson.She has also written works for Children’s choir “ and a recent work “Lament for the Lost Children” scored for string quartet, piano, trumpet and percussion, honoring indigenous peoples for Truth & Reconciliation Days at Mount Royal University. One of her compositions has recently been published in the 2022 Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Piano series. Heralded by the National Post as one of the top four Canadian pianists of contemporary music, she was honoured in Ottawa as one of 50 esteemed musicians who have contributed significantly to the Canadian music scene over the past 50 years. In 2017 Colleen was awarded “RCM Teacher of Distinction for Alberta” as a leader in the field of music education.
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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