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.
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Read the review in The Clarinet (June 2003).
Read the review in Clarinet & Saxophone Magazine (Winter 2002).
I listened to a CD by Michael and Kimberly Davenport, entitled "Chaconne - Recital for Bass Clarinet and Piano." While I listened, phrases like "elegance", "understated virtuosity" and "true musicianship" kept coming to mind. If you are a bass clarinet enthusiast, as I am, you owe it to yourself to get and listen to this CD. It's just amazing bass clarinet playing! I wish I played as well."-- Walter Grabner, ClarinetXpress
"I received my copy of the new Davenport CD - featuring Michael Davenport on Bass Clarinet and Kim Davenport on Piano. Fabulous CD - well worth your investing in. I especially enjoy the Hindemith Bassoon Sonata played on Bass Clarinet - some very tricky stuff there. If you want to hear some preeminent bass clarinet virtuosity and some wonderful piano playing - I recommend it highly!"-- Roger Garrett, Professor of Clarinet, Illinois Wesleyan University
"First of all I congratulate you for the marvellous execution of my piece - and of course of the other pieces as well. Please convey to your accompanist my great respect at her musical and technical achievement. I know about the difficulties of the piece! Once more to the Bass Clarinet: I admire the softness and unforced tone and the technical ease with which you play."-- Wolfgang Gabriel, composer
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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