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.
About the Work
Monologo sui monti dello Yamabiko (Monologue on the Yamabiko mountains) is a single-movement work written in 2019. The composer figured an imaginary dialogue between the bass clarinet and his echoes, where the different voices are intertwined and partly overlap. The work for solo bass clarinet is dedicated to the Italian clarinetist Luciano Orologi and includes moderate use of extended techniques.
Extended-range instrument required. Solo score: 2 pages, single sheet.
About the Composer
Matteo Cristofori (born in Rome in 1985) is an Italian composer and violinist. He graduated from the Conservatory of Florence in composition under the guidance of M. Ignelzi with full marks, two year ahead of schedule and he was awarded the Conservatory prize C.J. Boncompagni. He then pursued further studies with S. Sciarrino at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. His works have been appreciated and performed in several festivals and musicals events, and have been granted in many international competitions.
Mr. Cristofori began studying violin at age 4, and at age 8 he was awarded the first prizes. He studied with G. Cappone and, after graduating from the Conservatory G.B. Pergolesi he studied with G. Moench in Rome and with F. Cusano in Fiesole. In 2017 he played his Concerto Breve per violino e orchestra in a word premiere as soloist, in Florence. His musical language also embraces blues, jazz and contemporary music. He also graduated in modern guitar, with L. Panico at the Saint Louis College of Music in Rome. He has been teaching jazz violin there since 2015.
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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