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Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) was a keyboard virtuoso and prolific composer active in the early 17th century, and influential for important composers of the later Baroque period, including Bach. This publication makes available for bass clarinet and piano duo four Canzoni originally composed for bass and continuo.
The four short pieces alternate between slow and fast tempi, with sections of simple imitation alternating with more expressive, lightly ornamented passages. Provides the young player with exposure to pre-baroque repertoire of accessible difficulty level and comfortable range; would also make an excellent addition to a recital program for an established bass clarinet/piano duo. Original keys and range maintained throughout.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Piano score: 18 pages, spiral bound; Part: 11 pages, staple bound.
This publication appears in the following syllabi/prescribed music lists:
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation:
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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