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.
About the Work
Notes courtesy of the composer:
Commissioned by clarinetist Rachel Robichaud, Quartet for Three Bass Clarinets and Contra aims to exploit both the incredible range of the low clarinets as well as the power present in their articulation and dynamics. With a constant pulse underlying the work, musical lines interweave through each other to create a cohesive and singular vision.
Extended-range instrument required for one of the three bass clarinet parts. Score: 12 pages, spiral bind; Parts: 3-4 pages each, booklet.
About the Composer
Grant Jahn is an American composer based on the East Coast. Jahn received his Bachelor of Music in Music Composition at Arizona State University and has studied under the direction of Jody Rockmaker, Kotoka Suzuki, Rodney Rogers, and Doug Harbin. His compositional output includes many works for clarinet and chamber ensembles including saxophone quartet, string quartet, SATB choir, live and fixed electronics, and film music. His works are influenced by minimalism and sustained sound, while still integrating accessible melodies for performers and audiences alike. Jahn currently resides in New Jersey.
Listen to a recording, performed by Rachel Robichaud, Jack Liang, Patrick Englert, bass clarinets, and Jeremy Ruth, contrabass clarinet
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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