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.
French composer Jean-Baptiste Breval (1753-1823) was both a composer and a cellist, and many of his compositions therefore were written for his own instrument. This short two-movement sonata in C Major is well-known among cellists as an excellent performance piece for young players.
An extended-range instrument is required if the performer wishes to play the work exactly as written; however, the use of the extended range is minimal, and an experienced performer or young student with assistance of their teacher could easily re-write a few phrases to avoid this range if an extended-range instrument is not available.
Extended-range instrument required. Piano score: 11 pages, spiral bound; Part: 4 pages, single sheet.
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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