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
Emerge (2018) began its life as a work for solo saxophone inspired by three-dimensional art forms, particularly sculptures. As it became more refined, and more difficult, it occurred to me that the music that I had written would be a much better fit for the clarinet. From the beginning, three ideas, all unrefined and in their pure, raw form, dance around each other. Slowly, each takes its turn in the spotlight, chiseling away and developing into something new and refined.
Extended-range instrument required. Published loose-leaf on large-format paper to facilitate performance; pages are folded in half for shipment. Solo score: 3 pages, plus performance guide for extended techniques.
Listen to the premiere recording, performed by Luke Ellard, bass clarinet:
Hard Copy Edition
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About the Composer
Born in Gaylord, Michigan in 1997, Cody Myre (ASCAP) is a composer of large ensemble, chamber, and vocal music. His work focuses on evoking images in the form of short narratives. Cody takes inspiration from countless styles of music, from abstract hip-hop to Appalachian folk music, to create humorous, often oxymoronic stories. Whether they be physical places, abstract concepts, unknown creatures, or something completely surreal, his music eschews traditional subject matter to inspire the listener to think about and listen to the world around them. His pieces have been performed at numerous festivals, sessions, and concerts around the world, including new music festivals in Washington, New York, and Italy.
Cody spends much of his time editing scores and making parts as chief editor for T.U.X. People’s Music Publishing. As a proud alumnus of the Gamma Theta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, Cody is committed to the advancement of music in America.
Cody completed his undergraduate studies in music composition at the University of North Texas, where he studied under composers Andrew May, Kirsten Broberg, Louise Fristensky, and Michael Smith. His goal is to continue to study the art of music engraving and publication during his postgraduate studies. Currently, he resides in Cibolo, Texas with his wife, infant son, and two cats.
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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