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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
About the Music
Blakean Images for bass clarinet and string quartet was dedicated to the bass clarinetist Luis Miguel Moncayo. Each of the piece's three movements is based on an image by the English painter and poet William Blake. In addition, each of the pieces is accompanied by a Proverb of Hell written by the poet himself. The first movement, Nebuchadnezzar, is for the bass clarinet alone, while the string quartet joins in the remaining two movements, The Great Red Dragon and the Woman clothed with Sun, and Ancient of Days.
The work requires frequent use of multiphonics, for which the composer provides guidance taken from Harry Spaarnay's book The Bass Clarinet: a Personal History. An extended-range instrument is required.
Score: 31 pages, spiral bound. Parts: 6-8 pages each, published loose-leaf to facilitate page turns.
Hard Copy Edition
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The first movement, Nebuchadnezzar, for solo bass clarinet, is also available for purchase as a separate PDF score.
About the Composer
At present, he combines composition with teaching tasks and conducting the orchestra and choirs, being a professor of Harmony, Analysis and Band at the Professional Conservatory of Music of Alaquàs, director of the orchestra and choir of the Paternense Musical Center and director of the Burjassot Symphonic Orchestra Los Silos. He is also part of the board of the Association of Composers of the Valencian Community.
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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