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Allesandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) was an Italian composer of the Baroque period who achieved early reknown as a composer of opera. His Three Sonatas for two cellos, made available here in transcription for two bass clarinets, were likely composed in Naples around 1700.
In this transcription for bass clarinet duet, both the key and range of the original works are maintained. Neither player is presented with any great challenges of technique or range, and an extended range instrument is NOT required for either player. Each of the three short sonatas features 3-4 movements of contrasting tempo and character, and would make excellent ensemble contest selections for young bass clarinetists. Duo Score: 15 pages, spiral bound.
Listen to the first of the sonatas in its original instrumentation:
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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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