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The 6 Elegies (2003) are an outstanding set of performance pieces for bass clarinet and piano duo. The work was originally conceived as a set of songs for soprano and piano, based on original poems by the composer. The composer restructured the work for bass clarinet and piano as a result of his collaboration with Duo Alea.
As with Gabriel's other works for bass clarinet, the full range of the bass clarinet is used lyrically, requiring some comfort with the altissimo register. These pieces would make an excellent addition to a recital program.
This publication appears in the following syllabi/prescribed music lists:
Extended range instrument NOT required. Score: 18 pages, spiral bound; Part: 7 pages, staple bound.
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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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