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.
Alea Publishing is pleased to present the thirty Studies (2007) for bass clarinet of Gregory Youtz. Musically, the pieces are extremely varied, rhythmically often quite challenging, and Youtz's use of the low and high registers afford the student of the bass clarinet a wonderful challenge in developing greater alacrity in these ranges.
American composer Gregory Youtz received his Doctorate in Music Composition from the University of Michigan in 1987 where he studied with Leslie Basset, William Bolcom and William Albright. His compositions include two symphonies, a full-length opera, and numerous other works for orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and various chamber ensembles.
The studies were composed for bass clarinet in extended range to low C. With the permission of the composer, Michael Davenport has reworked the studies to make them available in two versions: for extended range bass clarinet, and the more common bass clarinet to low E-flat range.
Available in two versions, one for extended-range bass clarinet, one for bass clarinet to low E-flat; 50 pages, spiral bound.
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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