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.
Beethoven's Trio Op.87 was composed in 1794, for the somewhat unusual instrumentation of two oboes and english horn. It was arranged for various other instrumentations during Beethoven's lifetime, including a version which he approved for publication, for two violins and viola. We are delighted to share the work with clarinetists in this new transcription for three soprano clarinets.
The Trio is not particularly difficult, and does not demand any extremes of range from any of the three players. It would serve well as an addition to a concert program for an amateur ensemble, or perhaps make a good contest piece for a high school ensemble.
The four-movement work begins with a sonata-form first movement, followed by a lyrical Adagio, a Menuetto-Trio, and an animated finale. The full work has a duration of just over 20 minutes.
Three parts: Staple bound. Clarinet 1: 16 pages; Clarinets 2 and 3: 12 pages each.
Listen to the work in its 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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