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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
Although he lived a short life (1710-1736), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was a prolific composer and among the most successful and respected of his generation. This four-movement Sinfonia was composed for two cellos, with the top part clearly a solo line, and the lower part a simple accompaniment. The fourth movement of the piece was used by Stravinsky as the thematic material for his famed Pulcinella suite. This piece is an absolute gem!
This transcription works equally well with two bass clarinets, two clarinets, or clarinet and bass clarinet duet. Because of the solo/accompaniment nature of the two parts, the piece would also be excellent for teacher and student or two students who are at different levels. Extended range bass clarinet is NOT required, although a few notes are provided for use of that range in the lower part if an extended range instrument is available.
Duo score: 7 pages, spiral bound.
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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