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.
We are pleased to announce the release of the 2nd Edition of this popular publication!
This short three-movement sonata was originally composed for bassoon and 'cello, or two 'cellos. Since already a work for two low-range instruments, this piece is quite effective in transcription for bass clarinet duo, bassoon duo, or a combination of the two instruments. This sonata is quite accessible, and makes an excellent addition to the contest and recital repertoire for the bass clarinetist.
Extended-range instruments NOT required for bass clarinet parts. Parts: 5 pages each.
Purchasing this item will give you access to download the music as a PDF, with all four parts (bass clarinet 1, bass clarinet 2, bassoon 1, bassoon 2) available for download after purchase. If you would prefer to purchase a hard copy, please click here.
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation:
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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