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 Work
Program Notes courtesy of the composer:
This work for bass clarinet and string quartet was commissioned by clarinetist Bruce Belton, who premiered the work at the Golden Gate Players Chamber Music Festival in 2017. The title of the piece refers to situations in which a person undergoes great trauma or tragedy, forcing them to re-evaluate life, and in a sense, move forward with "All That Remains." What remains in these circumstances is often the most important things, while unimportant things are left behind.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Score: 22 pages, spiral bound; Parts: 4 pages each, booklet.
About the Composer
Dan Pinkston is a northern California based composer whose works include two commissioned symphonies, a violin concerto, many published choral works, and chamber works in various media. His many stylistic influences include the classical avant-garde, rock and heavy metal, and the African drumming of his childhood spent in Africa. Dr. Pinkston is professor of music theory and composition at Simpson University. Pinkston, his wife and two daughters live in the Redding, CA area.
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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