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.
German composer Max Bruch (1838-1920) composed his popular Kol Nidrei, subtitled Adagio on Hebrew melodies, in 1881. Originally composed for solo 'cello with orchestra, it was also arranged by the composer for 'cello and piano, the version from which this transcription was taken.
Familiar to generations of 'cellists as an excellent contest and recital piece, the dramatic, expressive character of the piece should allow it to take a similar place in the bass clarinet repertoire. With no requirements for virtuosic technique or extended range, this transcription would make an excellent performance piece for the young bass clarinetist.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Piano score: 8 pages, spiral bound; Part: 3 pages, single sheet.
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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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