Alea Publishing Catalog: Quintet

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Albrechtsberger: Fugue on B-a-c-h
In this skillful arrangement, Keith Terrett makes this delightful fugue available for clarinet quintet, specifically four soprano clarinets and one bass clarinet - with the bass part reminiscent of the bass pedal notes of the original organ work. None of the individual parts are tremendously difficult, but of course a fugue always presents fine challenges to a student ensemble. The work would also be a fun addition to a program for more advanced players.

Catalog #ALEA1107; $20

 
Gabriel: Quintet Op.89
The Quintet Op.89 (2004) for bass clarinet and string quartet is one of many recent works resulting from the collaboration of American bass clarinetist Michael Davenport and Austrian composer Wolfgang Gabriel. The four-movement quintet features a hauntingly beautiful slow movement, a stunning set of variations, and a final movement which incorporates several American folk tunes.

Catalog #ALEA1024; $60

 
Mozart: Adagio K.411
Composed in 1785, the Adagio K.411 is a gem; the work has a duration of just 3-4 minutes, yet is filled with variety, and offers ensembles young and old the chance to explore the language of a mature Mozart. The Adagio was originally composed for two clarinets and three basset horns; the original key and range are maintained in this transcription for three clarinets and two bass clarinets.

Catalog #ALEA1052; $15

 
Pinkston: All That Remains
This work for bass clarinet and string quartet was commissioned by clarinetist Bruce Belton, who premiered the work at the Golden Gate Players Chamber Music Festival in 2017.  The title of the piece refers to situations in which a person undergoes great trauma or tragedy, forcing them to re-evaluate life, and in a sense, move forward with "All That Remains."

Catalog #ALEA1178; $40

 
Schumann: Piano Quintet Op.44
Alea is pleased to present this fine transcription by clarinetist Erica Manzo, produced as part of her DMA studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Schumann's Quintet Op.44, originally for string quartet and piano, was composed in 1842. Dr. Manzo's artful transcription of the work for clarinet quartet and piano was completed in 2003.

Catalog #ALEA1058; $40

 
Schumann: Träumerei
In this skillful arrangement, Keith Terrett makes Robert Schumann's beautiful Träumerei available for clarinet quintet, specifically three soprano clarinets, alto clarinet, and bass clarinet. Traumerei ("Dreaming") is perhaps the most famous of the Kinderszenen ("Scenes from Childhood"), Op. 15, a set of short pieces for solo piano.

Catalog #ALEA1109; $15

 
Traditional: In Dulci Jubilo
In this skillful arrangement, Keith Terrett makes the traditional Christmas carol In Dulci Jubilo available for clarinet quintet, specifically three soprano clarinets, alto clarinet, and bass clarinet.

Catalog #ALEA1170; $15