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About the Work
Children's Corner is a six-movement suite for solo piano by the French impressionist composer Claude Debussy (1862-1918). The work was dedicated to the composer's daughter, who was three years old at the time. The pieces were not intended to be played by children, however; rather they are meant to be evocative of childhood.
In this skillful work by Keith Terrett, four of the six movements - Jimbo's Lullaby, Serenade of the Doll, The Little Shepherd, and Golliwog's Cakewalk - are arranged for clarinet sextet. With no tremendous challenge to any of the six players, this is nonetheless a piece which would provide an excellent project for a student ensemble, with the frequent changes of tempo, mood, and dynamic. Any of the four movements alone, or the piece as a whole, would make a delightful addition to any concert program.
Terrett's original arrangement is for 2 clarinets, alto clarinet, 2 basset horns, and bass clarinet. At our request, Terrett also developed a second version of the arrangement without basset horns. We hope that by offering both versions, more ensembles will find this outstanding work accessible. This PDF edition allows you to download either or both versions.
Extended range instrument NOT required for bass clarinet parts. Full score: 47 pages; Parts: 6-7 pages each.
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About the Arranger
Keith Terrett (b.1956), is a composer, arranger, conductor, band trainer, instrumental teacher, trumpeter, cornettist, flugelhornist & multi-instrumentalist born in London. He has performed and taught throughout Europe, the Caribbean & Middle East, North America, the South Pacific, and Asia, and has recently been appointed "Composer in Residence" to the Kinta Valley Orchestral Society in Malaysia.
Keith has studied with, and gained academic musical qualifications from the Royal Military School of Music, Open University, Trinity College of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, London College of Music, and the Bandsman's College of Music in Manchester.
Keith is an internationally acclaimed composer/arranger, writing in all genres from full orchestra, brass band, and wind band, to music for string quartet, brass ensemble, saxophone group, clarinet choir, recorder consort, oboe consort, and even for the steel drums, harmonica and accordion! His music is published in the England, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, the USA and Norway.
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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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