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 Quintet Op.89 (2004) for bass clarinet and string quartet is one of many works resulting from the collaboration of American bass clarinetist Michael Davenport and Austrian composer Wolfgang Gabriel.
The four-movement quintet features a hauntingly beautiful slow movement, a stunning set of variations, and a final movement which incorporates several American folk tunes. This dramatic, touching, and challenging new work is an important addition to the available repertoire of chamber music featuring the bass clarinet.
Extended range instrument required. Five parts: Bass Clarinet, String Quartet parts, each staple bound; Miniature score: 81 pages, spiral 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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