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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 Cardoso (1997) is a Portuguese composer and music teacher In 2007 he started studying clarinet with Victor Pereira and composition with Ruben Andrade, at Academia de Música de Castelo de Paiva. He finished his bachelor's in Composition in 2018, at Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, studying with composers such as João Madureira, Luís Tinoco and António Pinho Vargas.
In 2015 he received the 1st Prize of the “Concurso de Composição séc. XXI” with “Reflexos”, for solo bass clarinet. In 2018 he received the Golden Prize of the “Oskar Rieding Internacional Competition for Young Musicians” – in Slovenia. In 2019, obtained the 2nd Prize of the SPA / Antena 2 Composition Award. In 2022 he received the 2nd prize in the National Composition Contest of the Portuguese Symphonic Band.
In 2018, he received, from the “Prémio Jovens Musicos” and Antena 2 - RTP, an order to write the mandatory piece of the contest in the clarinet category. Today, he holds a Master's degree from Royal Northern College of Music, where he studied with Adam Gorb and David Horne.
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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