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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
About the Work
We thank the composer for sharing a few words about his music:
Folkolours is a piece that blends the sound of some Argentinean and latin American music, in this very especial combination: the string quartet and the bass clarinet. It has 3 movements in which this folkloric landscapes travels around the listener with fluidity.
This piece was composed for and dedicated to the bass clarinetist Bruce Belton, who ask for repertoire specifically to this combination, and intends to complete the lack of pieces written for the bass clarinet and the string quartet. Listen to his performance of the work:
The composer has authorized the sale of this work via PDF. If you would like to avoid shipping charges and download the music in PDF format, this is the option for you! If you would prefer to receive a hard-copy, please purchase that item instead.
Score: 37 pages. Parts: 6-7 pages each. Extended-range instrument required for bass clarinet part.
About the Composer
Sebastián began studying music at the age of 6 at the Athos Palma choir and orchestra school. He start studying the clarinet at the age of 9 and then piano and bass guitar. He studied clarinet with Eduardo Prado and later with Guillermo Sanchez at the "Manuel de Falla" conservatory of music, where he received the diploma in clarinet performance. He later perfected his formation with Mariano Rey and Carlos Cespedes.
Sebastián specialized on bass clarinet, studying with Davide Pietro Lattuada (Royal Concertgebow Orchestra, Amsterdam), Vincent Penot (Opera Paris Orchestra) and Renate Rusche (Elb Philarmonie, Hamburg). Since 2013, he bass clarinet solist at Orquesta Filarmonica of Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón. He has also participated in masterclasses, international conferences and festivals: FEMUSC (Festival de Música de Santa Catarina, Brazil); masterclasses with Ovanir Buosi (Principal clarinet of the Orquesta del Estado de Sao Paulo) and Cristiano Alves (Principal clarinet of the OSB); Primer Encuentro de Clarinetes de Tucumán; masterclasses with Milan Rericha (Czech Republic); Luis Rossi (Argentina), Donald Montanaro (USA), Valdemar Rodriguez (Venezuela); Jonathan Cohler (USA). He studied composition with Diego Taranto and Fernando Lerman.
Outside the academic music, his interests in other music like the Argentinian folklore, tango, jazz, and film scoring made him become a sessionist musician as a player and composer. His passion with his two principal instruments the bass clarinet and the bass guitar drove him to compose his own music and record it at his own studio. He formed a duo with pianist Anais Crestin that aims at exploring the original repertoire for bass clarinet and piano, in which they record their first cd Bajo Templado. He plays with double bassist Juan Pablo Navarro in his contemporary Tango septet.
Sebastián is a Buffet-Crampon artist and plays with Prestige and Tosca bass clarinets. Sebastián plays with Batan Luthier bass guitars.
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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