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 Composer
One of the most prominent Czech composers of her generation, Ivana Loudová (1941-) has been a member of the composition faculty of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Prague since 1992. Her early studies in Prague were with Czech composers Miloslav Kabelac and Emil Hlobil, and this was followed by work in Paris with Olivier Messiaen and Andre Jolivet. Her vast catalog of compositions includes works for orchestra, various chamber ensembles, solo instruments, and voice.
About the Work
"Among my most loyal interpreters are Due Boemi di Praga (Josef Horák and Emma Kovárnová), who performed, recorded and on their courses taught my Air for bass clarinet and piano. Hence, in 1993 I wrote for them another composition, Sentimento del Tempo, and dedicated it to the 30th anniversary of their ensemble. It is a sort of hindsight of an entire phase of their artistic development, passing through various styles and performance techniques from cantabile melody through jazz and timbre elements and improvisation in bass clarinet and piano, transforming from normal playing on keyboards through playing on strings to playing diverse percussion instruments, until it rests in the sound of tiny repeated figures of the exotic "daumenklavier" beneath the retreating bass clarinet melody. The one-movement composition is symbolically divided into 30 musical planes and afford both the instruments and the players the opportunity to display the range of their potentialities."-- Ivana Loudová
Alea Publishing is pleased to make this work available to a new generation of bass clarinetists. After some consideration of importing the score into music notation software, we instead have chosen to publish the composer's carefully-crafted manuscript.
Extended-range instrument required. Piano score: 13 pages, spiral bound; Part: 7 pages, loose leaf.
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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