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.
About the Work
This outstanding single-movement work for clarinet quartet is a lovely addition to the repertoire. It makes use of a theme by the great Renaissance composer William Byrd, and yet feels every bit a modern work. Duration: ca. 7 minutes.
Clarinet Quartet: 3 B-flat clarinets, bass clarinet. Extended-range instrument required. Score: 18 pages, spiral bound; Parts: 6-7 pages each, booklet.
About the Composer
Paul Struck, born into a musical family, is a composer, arranger, conductor, and chamber music teacher living in Moscow. He worked in Central Music School (College) under Moscow State Conservatoire of P. I. Tchaikovsky (2003-2013) as a chamber music teacher, composer, conductor and arranger, and also worked as a consultant of Spivakov Charity Foundation (2003). Struck graduated from Odessa State Conservatoire in 1985, and was a participant in the Master Class "Komposition fur Blasorchester" in Bavarian Music Academy (1994).
He is a founder of Wind music Festival in Odessa (from 2000) called "WindMusicFest", as well as author of the article "Symphonic wind bands - traditions and contemporary". A member of WASBE since 2008, he is author of more 500 scores (including original works, arrangements) for different ensembles, symphonic and wind orchestras and so on. Struck's scores are published by Loosmann Musikverlag (Germany), Rundel Musikverlag (Germany), and GobelinMusic publication (Holland).
He currently works as an arranger and composer with several chamber, symphonic and symphonic wind orchestras from Switzerland, China, Russia, Ukraine.
Listen to a live performance from November 1, 2007, at St. James Church Piccadilly, with the London Bach Clarinet Ensemble (director Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev): Mark Van De Wiel, 1st clarinet; Denitsa Laffchieva, 2nd clarinet; Peter Cigleris, 3rd clarinet; and Dmitry Rasul-Kareyev, bass clarinet.
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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