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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
About the Work
Jump (1998) is an original work for solo bass clarinet by Australian composer Robert Davidson. The single-movement work is arranged in three small sections - fast, slow, fast. The composer was inspired by the contrapuntal nature of passages from Bach's cello suites, as well as a desire to show off the wide range of the bass clarinet.
Jump is an excellent performance piece for the advanced player, and would make an outstanding addition to any recital program. This publication includes program notes written by the composer.
Extended-range instrument required. 4 pages, loose-leaf.
Purchasing this edition will allow you to download the score in PDF format. If you would prefer to receive a hard-copy, please purchase that edition instead.
About the Composer
Australian Robert Davidson is a prolific composer, bassist, lecturer and founder and artistic director of Topology, the ensemble-in-residence at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Robert's compositions are regularly performed, recorded and broadcast around the world. All of Australia's professional orchestras and many leading soloists and ensembles have commissioned and performed his works. He has received many commissions for major works from festivals including the Qld Music Festival, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, Olympics Arts Festival, Castlemaine Festival and many others. With Topology he has released six CD albums and a DVD, and has directed numerous collaborations with artists including The Kransky Sisters, Gerry Connolly, Kate Miller-Heidke, Katie Noonan, Robert Forster, the Southern Cross Soloists, Misinterprotato and others.
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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