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.
With this volume, the high school or college bass clarinetist now has what other instrumentalists have long taken for granted: a single volume containing a diverse selection of pieces appropriate for contest, recital, or audition. Although the bass clarinet is often considered as a backup instrument in band and orchestra, its large range and expressive capability give it great potential as a solo instrument.
The ten transcriptions in this volume represent a wide range of demands and are arranged progressively from easy-medium at the beginning of the volume to the more difficult pieces at the end. Every attempt has been made to remain as faithful as possible to the composers' original key, markings, and musical intent.
The contents of the album are as follows:
* Please note that these works are also available separately in the Alea catalog.
Selections from this publication appear in the following syllabi/prescribed music lists:
Extended-range instrument required for some pieces. Piano score: 43 pages, spiral bound; Part: 19 pages, spiral bound.
Listen to some of the works in this volume - the playlist below includes some original instrumentations, as well as some transcriptions, including a performance from this volume!
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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