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.
Baroque master J.S. Bach prepared two volumes of short pieces of pedagogical material for keyboard as a gift for his second wife, Anna Magdalena Bach. This volume includes eleven of these pieces, primarily Minuets, in transcription for clarinet and bass clarinet duet. Including familiar melodies such as the famous 'Minuet in G', and with excellent examples of Bach two-part counterpoint throughout, the volume would make for excellent teaching material for young students.
Original keys and range maintained throughout. Suggested articulations are included as a starting point for learning, but dynamics and articulations, not occurring in Bach's original score, are largely left to the discretion of the performers. Extended-range instrument NOT required. Duo score: 17 pages, spiral bound.
Listen to some of the pieces in their original instrumentation:
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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