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 early string quartet of Mozart is highly effective in transcription for clarinet quartet. The highlight of the four-movement work is the beautiful slow movement. Original keys and range have been maintained throughout this transcription. The piece would make an excellent addition to the repertoire of an established quartet; young players could use one or more of the movements as excellent practice in ensemble playing.
Parts provided: Clarinet 1, Clarinet 2, Clarinet 3, Alto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet (allowing for a clarinet quartet consisting of three clarinets & bass clarinet or two clarinets, alto clarinet & bass clarinet.
Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet part. Miniature score: 18 pages, spiral bound; Five parts: 7 pages each, staple bound.
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation:
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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