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We offer a growing catalog of creative, artistic transcriptions and new works for bass clarinet solo & ensemble.
Vivaldi's Six Sonatas for 'cello and piano, transcribed for bass clarinet and piano. Original keys maintained throughout. Individual movements or complete sonatas would make excellent material for recital, contest, or audition for students of all ages. Each of the six sonatas is four movements in length, with a slow-fast-slow-fast arrangement. These works offer the bass clarinetist excellent challenges of building range, technique, and breath control, as well as an opportunity to explore the works of a master composer of the Baroque period.
In February 2015, Alea released the 2nd Edition; the Six Sonatas was one of our earliest publications, originally released in 2002.
Extended-range instrument required. Piano score: 42 pages, spiral bound; Part: 20 pages, spiral bound.
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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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