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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
The 6 Sonatas by J.B. Boismortier (1691-1755) for two 'celli work wonderfully in transcription for bass clarinet duet. Each Sonata consists of four short movements. Boismortier was a French composer of the Baroque era, known for his prolific output of accessible solo and chamber music for various instruments. The composer makes use of imitation throughout, and therefore the two parts are virtually equal in range and difficulty. The Sonatas would make an excellent project for a high school duo, an easy addition to a college recital, or just enjoyable playing for any bass clarinet duo.
Extended-range instruments NOT required. Duo score: 25 pages
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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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