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.
Haydn's string trios are ideally suited to young players and students of all ages. Although they require intelligent musicianship, they are short in duration and do not place any great technical demands on any of the three players. A brief listen to examples from the playlist below will give a taste of the nature of these works!
From Haydn's total output of more than 20 string trios, we have chosen eight which are well-suited for transcription for clarinet trio. We selected those trios which do not provide excess challenges of difficult keys, overly high range in the first part, or double-stops from the string original, so that they are comfortable for clarinetists without losing any of their musical value.
The bass clarinet part requires an extended-range instrument in order to remain completely faithful to the original works' range. However, this range is needed only rarely, and such passages could easily be moved up one octave for a student without an extended-range instrument.
Volume 1 contains:
Volume 2 contains:
* Keys listed are concert keys
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation! This playlist contains all of the Trios which are included in this publication, the first four in Volume 1 and the second four in Volume 2:
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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