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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) composed the beautiful Elégie in 1883. Alea Publishing is pleased to make this staple of the 'cello repertoire available in transcription for bass clarinet and piano. This one-movement work would be an excellent selection for contest, audition, or recital.
The piece opens with a gorgeous slow melody, allowing the bass clarinetist to exercise breath control and expressive phrasing. The brief middle section provides some rhythmic and technical challenges, before returning to the melodic material of the beginning.
Extended-range instrument required. Piano score: 9 pages, spiral bound; Part: 2 pages, single sheet.
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This publication appears in the following syllabi/prescribed music lists:
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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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