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.
Gustav Schreck (1849-1918) was a German music teacher, composer, and choirmaster of St. Thomas School in Leipzig from 1893 to 1918. His Bassoon Sonata, Op.9, is one of his more well-known works, performed frequently on bassoon and also occasionally transcribed for other instruments.
This arrangement for bass clarinet by Dalton Ringey, which maintains the key and range of the original work, makes this very effective performance piece available to the serious student of the bass clarinet. It is an excellent addition to the repertoire, as a strong choice for contest, audition or recital for the advanced high school or college bass clarinetist.
Extended-range instrument required. Score: 27 pages, spiral bound; Part: 7 pages, staple bound.
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation:
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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