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.
This volume provides a lovely set of six simple trios for two clarinets and bass clarinet, pulling from the beautiful language of late Mozart. In the 1780s, Mozart composed six short works for three voices (SSB or STB) accompanied by three clarinets and/or basset horns, which doubled the vocal lines. This arrangement presents just the instrumental lines as a trio for two clarinets and bass clarinet. Original keys and range are maintained throughout, which would enable a collaboration with vocalists, but the works stand quite nicely as simple trios. Because of their short length, and the limited range for all three players, the trios are quite accessible for young players.
The works included in this volume are:
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Listen to the works in their original setting, with voices doubling the clarinet/bass clarinet lines!
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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