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.
We are delighted to feature in our catalog this wonderful collection of studies by Dr. Kristen Denny-Chambers.
Uninspiring, endless finger drills got you down? Have a little fun with Finger Fitness Études for Clarinet and Auxiliary Clarinets! This book contains 38 tuneful and original one-page études that each introduce two finger drills that are incorporated into fun and challenging music. You can play these on Eb, Bb, A, alto, bass, contra... any clarinet in the clarinet family!
Do you play bass clarinet OR any other clarinet with a range down to low C? There are 10 selected études specifically re-written for low C clarinets with additional low clarinet drills and exercises in the final section of the book.
Much of the melodic material is in the chalumeau range with purposeful occasions for connecting the middle register. Without exceeding high C#, the music is in a "friendly" range for all clarinets. Ideal for developing pre-college students, undergraduate players and clarinet enthusiasts, these études will get your fingers in shape while having fun making music in the process. Advanced and professional players will love them too. Pick up the tempo and they really become fun finger twisters!
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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