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.
Wolfgang Gabriel's Three Canticles, Op. 90 (2004) is a setting of three poems from Carl Sandburg's Chicago Poems of 1916. One of the composer's many works dedicated to and resulting from his collaboration with the bass clarinetist Michael Davenport, this sextet pairs three singers (2 sopranos and an alto) with 2 clarinets and bass clarinet.
The composer's vast background of working with and composing for voices shines through in this artful setting of Sandburg's evocative poems. None of the clarinet parts presents any great challenge of range or technical expectations. The work has a total duration of approximately 9 minutes. To facilitate rehearsal and performance, the publication is sold with three copies of the full score, and parts for each of the clarinetists.
1. Under the Harvest Moon2. Joy3. Nocturne in a Deserted Backyard
Extended-range instrument required. Full score: 17 pages, spiral bound; Parts: 3 pages each, single sheet.
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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