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
We thank the composer for sharing this program note about his work:
Solo score: 7 pages, published loose leaf to facilitate page turns. Please note: this score utilizes both treble and bass clef notation.
Listen to the premiere performance, which begins at 21:40 in the following video:
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About the Composer
Simone Olivari, born on December 13th, 1982, graduated in Philosophy and completed his musical studies at the Conservatory "G. Verdi" of Turin, graduating in Composition and in Instrumentation for band. He obtained the National Certification in Music Videography and studied Orchestra Direction, attending at a course at the music school "Gianfranco Bottino" in Acqui Terme (Italy).
He currently collaborates with the Conservatory of "G. Tartini" in Trieste as an external expert in Music Videography. He has won several prizes in national and international composition competitions. Among the most important: International Composition Competition City of Udine (Italy), Imdina Cathedral Contemporary Art (Malta), International Competition Cengio in Lyric (Italy), Diffrazioni festival, Florence (Italy), International Computer Music Conference Pontificia Universidad Católica de Cile and has to his credit several publications and records.
Since 2011, he has held the role of musical stage director in important national and international opera productions (Kazakhstan, Switzerland, France, Germany and Romania).
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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