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About the Work
Domenico Gabrielli was a virtuoso cellist and composer of the baroque period. His works for 'cello are among the first developed, challenging works for the instrument. The Ricercare 7 (1689) is an excellent baroque work which is very effective in transcription for solo bass clarinet. The piece is not virtuosic, but does provide an excellent exercise in breath control, as well as exposure to the baroque style.
This transcription does require an extended-range instrument, although not frequently. The bass clarinetist using an instrument without extended range could perform the piece with very few octave adjustments. Double-stops are written out as grace notes, and may be included at the discretion of the performer. Published loose-leaf to prevent page turns. Extended-range instrument required. 3 pages, loose leaf.
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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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