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.
The Concerto Op.77 (2003) for bass clarinet and small orchestra is one of many recent works resulting from the collaboration of American bass clarinetist Michael Davenport and Austrian composer Wolfgang Gabriel.
The three-movement concerto offers the bass clarinetist profound challenges of range, technique and expression throughout, with two fast movements surrounding a hauntingly beautiful slow movement with extended cadenza passages. This dramatic new work is an important addition to the available repertoire of music for the bass clarinet. The work has a duration of approximately 26 minutes.
The orchestration is as follows: flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, trumpet (C), 2 horns (F), and strings.
Extended-range instrument required. Publication includes full score, complete set of parts, and the composer's own piano reduction for rehearsal purposes.
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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