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.
Rachmaninoff's Vocalise (1912), transcribed for bass clarinet and piano. One of Rachmaninoff's most familiar and beautiful melodies, Vocalise was composed as an exercise for either soprano or tenor voice. In this transcription, we have decided to provide the bass clarinetist with two versions, high and low, representative of the soprano and tenor of the original. The lower version is quite accessible and would make for an excellent solo for the intermediate player. The higher version is an excellent exercise in legato playing in the altissimo register, for the more advanced player.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Piano score: 4 pages, staple bound; Part: 1 page, two versions provided (high and low).
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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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