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.
This publication is comprised of Austrian composer Wolfgang Gabriel's two volumes of original Etudes, supplemented by recommended preparatory exercises by bass clarinetist Michael Davenport. The challenging Etudes are intended for the accomplished clarinetist wishing to develop as a bass clarinetist, or for the performer already comfortable with the bass clarinet and in search of further study and preparation for difficult repertoire.
While the fourteen Etudes of Volume 1 each focus on a particular challenge, the twelve Etudes that comprise Volume 2 expand into more developed short compositions. In the composer's words, "they are not meant as mere exercises, but as little pieces of music, the player need not be ashamed of."
Extended range instrument required. 61 pages, spiral bound.
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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