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 Work
Reflexos is a brief three-movement work which presents the solo bass clarinetist with an excellent performance piece. With frequent changes of mood and tempo, and use of a fairly wide range and some modern techniques, the work is challenging without making overwhelming demands on the performer.
Extended-range instrument required. Solo score: 4 pages, loose-leaf.
About the Composer
Rodrigo Manuel Vieira Cardoso was born in Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal in 1997. He entered the music academy of Castelo de Paiva in 2007, where he studied clarinet with Victor Pereira and composed music with the composer Ruben Andrade. Since September of 2015, he has been taking a degree in music composition at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He has had the opportunity to study with composers João Madureira and Luis Tinoco.
In October 2015 he won the 1st prize of the composition competition of the music of the XXI century in the category of solo instrument, organized by the Music Academy of Viana do Castelo. He had the opportunity to have his works played in the Vianna da Motta auditorium, Musicalvão Festival, Church of the College (S. Miguel-Azores), Teatro S.Luiz (Municipal Theater of the city of Lisbon) and the multipurpose room of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.
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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