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.
Clarinetists are already familiar with the works of C.M. von Weber. His Concertino and two concertos are staples of the clarinetist's repertoire. Those three works were written in 1811 for Heinrich Baermann, clarinetist of the Munich orchestra. Less known to clarinetists is Weber's bassoon concerto written in the same year for the bassoonist Georg Friedrich Brandt, a well-known soloist who joined the Munich orchestra in 1806. Much like the clarinet concertos, the bassoon concerto is full of rich melodies and virtuosic passages. The three-movement work is filled with the drama of Weber's German romantic opera style.
This edition shared Kathryn Vedder's expert transcription of the work for bass clarinet and piano. The solo bass clarinet line has been transposed to sound in the original key, the new key signatures are very idiomatic for the bass clarinet. Using the extension keys all notes remain in their original octave but alternative notes have been provided for the traditional bass clarinet range.
Extended-range instrument NOT required. Piano score: 26 pages, spiral bound; Part: 10 pages, staple bound.
Listen to the work in its original instrumentation:
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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