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
Surge (homage to the glacier) for bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, violin, and cello, was written during American composer Daniel Pinkston's 2021 residency at Composing in the Wilderness. Listen below to the premiere performance by the Corvus ensemble, in July 2021 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The single movement work utilizes this unique combination of instruments to remarkable effectiveness. An extended-range instrument is briefly required for the bass clarinet part.
Score: 22 pages, spiral bound; parts: 3-4 pages each, booklet.
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About the Composer
Dan Pinkston is an American 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. Formerly a professor of music theory and composition at Simpson University in California, Pinkston has recently relocated to Kentucky to join the faculty at Asbury University.
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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