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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
Alea Publishing is pleased to release this volume of short duos by Francesco Landini (1325-1397) and Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377), expertly arranged by bass clarinetist Aage Nielsen. While the transcription is wonderfully suited to bass clarinet duet, the volume is also being made available in alternate versions to allow for further versatility: clarinet duet, viola duet (alto clef) and bass clef in C.
Duo score: 17 pages, spiral bound. Extended-range instruments NOT required for bass clarinet version.
These arrangements were premiered by Aage Nielsen's bass clarinet & viola duo, Darkwood Consort; we are pleased to share a few of their performances here:
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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