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Beethoven composed three sets of variations for 'cello and piano, based on themes from Handel and Mozart. This particular set, based on a charming and familiar theme from Mozart's Magic Flute, works wonderfully in transcription for bass clarinet and piano. The work, published as WoO 46, features the theme "Bei Mannern, welche Liebe fuhlen". The variations would make an excellent addition to a recital program.
The original key of E-flat major places the bass clarinet in the comfortable F major, and an extended range instrument is not required. Original key and range maintained throughout.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Piano score: 14 pages, spiral bound; Part: 4 pages, single sheet.
Listen to a fine performance of the work in its original instrumentation:
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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