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Haydn's relatively unknown Duet for two celli is wonderfully effective in transcription for bass clarinet duet. The Duet consists of three movements: a Theme with Variations, a lovely Allegro, and a Menuetto and Trio. The familiar style and limited range of the work make it quite accessible, and therefore a fine addition to the contest and recital library of students of all ages.
Maintaining the key of the original, the work does not require extended range instruments, and in fact can be played as a duet for soprano clarinets. Extended-range instruments NOT required. Duo score: 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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