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.
Dutch composer Henk Tromp's charming Six Trios are an outstanding addition to the clarinet trio repertoire. They are quite effective in performance, but make minimal demands on range or technical skill, so could be used with a young ensemble. Scored for 2 clarinets and bass clarinet; extended-range instrument NOT required.
The trios do stand alone, so can be used individually for teaching purposes, but also make an excellent performance piece as a set for recital or ensemble contest. The Trios are titled as follows: On the Beach; Gentle Waves; Diving Dolphins; At the Coral Reef; Memories of a Old Sailor; and Going Home.
Mr. Tromp's Learning to Play the Clarinet, a three-book series, is available from Broekmans & Van Poppel, a prominent Dutch publisher.
Score: 18 pages, spiral bound; Parts: 7 pages each, staple bound.
Duo Alea, the father-daughter duo of Michael and Kimberly Davenport, began performing music for bass clarinet and piano in 1996. As 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 Alea catalog has now grown to include over 300 titles. 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.
Following Michael's passing in 2019, Kim has taken over solo management of Alea Publishing. In 2020, Alea established the Dolphy Prize, an annual composition award for new works for bass clarinet by black composers.
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