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Alea is pleased to present this fine arrangement by clarinetist Dan McGlaun. While many of Chopin's Etudes for piano are virtuosic pianistic displays, the Op.25 No.7 is marked with a "Lento" tempo marking and is familiar for its beautiful left-hand piano melody. McGlaun's arrangement gives this melody to the bass clarinet, while the piano provides a simple accompaniment.
This arrangement provides the bass clarinetist with a beautiful recital piece, utilizing the full range of the instrument and providing an excellent challenge in breath and expressive phrasing. The extended range is required only briefly, and the arrangement could certainly be played without an extended range instrument, requiring only a few revisions.
Extended-range instrument required. Piano score: 5 pages, spiral bound; Part: 3 pages, single sheet.
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation:
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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