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.
About the Music
Written for Erik Steighner, From Stillness for solo alto saxophone is a response to the strange stasis we found ourselves in during the COVID 19 pandemic when it seemed we were holding our breath, that nothing was moving, that all was strangely still. The stasis afforded the unexpected time to write the piece and thus the piece emerged- from stillness. The piece itself mirrors that, beginning with mostly silence and gradually finding phrases and gestures, haltingly, parenthetically, and rising in a series of arcs from the lowest range to the highest- before falling quickly back to- a stillness- that contains possibility…
Solo score: 5 pages.
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About the Composer
Gregory Youtz’ compositions include works for orchestra, band, choir, voice and chamber ensembles, as well as four operas, and oratorio and a full-length musical theater show. A life-long Pacific Northwesterner, he has taught music composition, theory, history and world music at Pacific Lutheran University since 1984.
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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