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Mozart's Divertimenti contain some of the most charming, beautiful, and intimate music Mozart ever composed. In addition to the five Divertimenti, K.229 (439b), this transcription includes the Divertimento based on themes from The Marriage of Figaro. This transcription for two clarinets and extended-range bass clarinet gives the clarinetist the opportunity to experience the music of Mozart as close to the way he heard it as probably could be achieved on modern instruments.
The transcriptions are completely faithful to the original, and afford the player and the audience a real view into the period. They are great fun to play, and we hope you enjoy them! A complete recording of the works is also included with the sheet music. In February 2015, Alea released the 2nd Edition; the Divertimenti was one of our earliest publications, originally released in 2001.
Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet part. Clarinet 1&2 score: 54 pages, spiral bound; Bass clarinet part: 31 pages, spiral bound. 2-CD Set included, featuring performances of all pieces in the volume.
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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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