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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
About the Work
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) is one of the great composers of the Romantic era; early in his life, he composed almost exclusively for piano, later expanding his catalog into a wide range of orchestral, choral and chamber works. Träumerei ("Dreaming") is perhaps the most famous of the Kinderszenen ("Scenes from Childhood"), Op. 15, a set of short pieces for solo piano.
In this skillful arrangement, Keith Terrett makes this beautiful short piece available for clarinet quintet, specifically three soprano clarinets, alto clarinet, and bass clarinet. Although the bass clarinet part does require an extended-range instrument to maintain the range of the original work, this only applies to a few notes which could easily be played up an octave if an extended-range instrument is not available. Overall, the limited range and technical expectations make this an extremely accessible arrangement.
Extended-range instrument required. Score: 4 pages, single sheet; Parts: 1 page each, single sheet.
About the Arranger
Keith Terrett (b.1956), is a composer, arranger, conductor, band trainer, instrumental teacher, trumpeter, cornettist, flugelhornist & multi-instrumentalist born in London. He has performed and taught throughout Europe, the Caribbean & Middle East, North America, the South Pacific, and Asia, and has recently been appointed "Composer in Residence" to the Kinta Valley Orchestral Society in Malaysia.
Keith has studied with, and gained academic musical qualifications from the Royal Military School of Music, Open University, Trinity College of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, London College of Music, and the Bandsman's College of Music in Manchester.
Keith is an internationally acclaimed composer/arranger, writing in all genres from full orchestra, brass band, and wind band, to music for string quartet, brass ensemble, saxophone group, clarinet choir, recorder consort, oboe consort, and even for the steel drums, harmonica and accordion! His music is published in the England, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Canada, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, the USA and Norway.
To view more of the composer's diverse catalog, visit his website.
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 well over 200 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.
As our catalog grows, we offer an open call for scores - e-mail us for more information! In addition to new works, we are also interested to consider artistic transcriptions for publication. 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.
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