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
Most clarinetists are familiar with Beethoven's wonderful Trio in B-flat, Op.11, for clarinet, 'cello and piano. Dr. Andrew Seigel's careful transcription of the 'cello part for bass clarinet makes the work available for clarinet, bass clarinet, and piano trio. This transcription remains true to the original 'cello part as much as possible. Double-stops have been included as grace notes, so that individual performers can choose whether or not to include them. The majority of articulations remain true to the original, with just a few minor alterations where necessary.
This publication includes just the transcribed bass clarinet part. If you do not already have the clarinet part and piano score in your library, you can download them from IMSLP.org.
Extended-range instrument required for just a few notes; the part could easily be played without an extended-range instrument with just a few minor revisions. Bass clarinet part: 12 pages. Listen to the music in its original instrumentation:
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About the Arranger
Dr. Andrew Seigel teaches applied clarinet and chamber music at the State University of New York at Fredonia. He performs regularly with the Fredonia Wind Quintet, the Western NY Chamber Orchestra, the Buffalo Chamber Players and the Silverwind Duo.
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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