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.
Georg Philip Telemann (1681-1767) was one of the more prolific composers of the baroque era, and was known especially for his skills as a contrapuntalist. A perfect example is this charming set of six duo sonatas, each movement a perfect canon. The Six Canonic Sonatas were composed for flute or violin duo.
This transcription offers clarinetists and bass clarinetists an excellent set of baroque pieces for performance or study. Because of the range of the original, the duos are equally effective for clarinet duet or bass clarinet duet, and do not require use of the lowest or highest ranges of either instrument. The original keys and range have been maintained throughout.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. 33 pages, spiral 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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