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 Music
I Am Nobody (2021) is a five-movement work for flute and clarinet doubling bass clarinet, by composer Christian Mechem, a recent graduate of Franklin and Marshall College. The work is based on the haikus of author Richard Wright (1903-1960).
Both parts require modern/extended techniques, for which the composer provides detailed instructions in the score. The bass clarinet part does not require an extended-range instrument. This publication is presented in duo-score form, facilitating the intricate rhythmic interplay of the two instruments.
Please enjoy the premiere recording below!
Cover artwork by Sara Hoover.
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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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