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.
This transcription of Schumann's Adagio & Allegro (1849) is a favorite of Duo Alea, and is always well received by audiences when included in a recital program. Schumann (1810-1856) composed the work for either horn or cello with piano accompaniment, and the transcription for bass clarinet is remarkably effective.
The beautiful and simple Adagio and dramatic Allegro both feature a wonderfully rich piano accompaniment typical of Schumann, providing wonderful support for the solo line. This transcription maintains the key and range of the original.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Piano score: 14 pages, spiral bound; Part: 4 pages, single sheet.
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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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