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
The Serenade No. 10 in B-flat, K.361, is a beautiful seven-movement work scored for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 basset horns, 2 bassoons, 4 horns and double bass. This arrangement makes the basset horn parts available for alto clarinet.
Purchasing this title will give you access to download the Alto Clarinet 1 part as a PDF. Click here to purchase the Alto Clarinet 2 part.
About the Arranger
Dr. Joshua R. Mietz is an Instructor at Casper College in Casper, Wyoming. He teaches Applied Clarinet and Saxophone, Wind Ensemble, College Band, and the History of Blues, Jazz, and Rock. He also serves as the Executive Director of Casper College’s annual Kinser Jazz Festival and performs as a substitute clarinetist with the Wyoming Symphony. As an enthusiastic arranger of music, his arrangements illustrate his fascination with hearing old music through new voices; presenting to students works they may not otherwise study and treating audiences to something simultaneously both new and familiar. His arrangements are currently available through Alea Publishing and Potenza Music.
While earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mietz studied clarinet with Diane Barger and conducting with Carolyn Barber. His doctoral document examined David Maslanka’s Desert Roads from the perspective of a clarinetist and a conductor. It contains the transcription of an interview detailing Maslanka’s fascinating compositional technique. This document is available to read for free through the UNL digital commons.
In his spare time, Mietz enjoys ultra-marathon running, bread baking, and exploring the woods with his family.
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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