Alea Publishing Catalog: Solo with Piano

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Album for the Young Bass Clarinetist
The Album for the Young Bass Clarinetist provides the beginning-intermediate player with a series of short, accessible pieces arranged for bass clarinet with piano accompaniment from a broad range of beautiful repertoire. The album provides ideal teaching material for young students and those who may have just transitioned to bass after starting on the soprano clarinet.

Catalog #ALEA1122; $15

 
Contest Album for Bass Clarinet - 3rd Edition
With this volume, the high school or college bass clarinetist now has what other instrumentalists have long taken for granted: a single volume containing a diverse selection of pieces appropriate for contest, recital, or audition.

Catalog #ALEA1013; $20

 
J.C. Bach: Concerto
J.C. Bach's Concerto in c minor, originally composed for 'cello, is remarkably effective in transcription for bass clarinet with piano accompaniment. This three movement work offers the serious student excellent challenges in range and expression, and makes a fine addition to the recital or contest repertoire.

Catalog #ALEA1009; $15

 
J.S. Bach: Gamba Sonatas
J.S. Bach composed this delightful set of three sonatas for the viola da gamba, an instrument similar to the 'cello that was in common use during Bach's time. Original keys and range have been maintained throughout, in an effort to remain faithful to Bach's original works.

Catalog #ALEA1025; $20

 
Beethoven: Variations
Beethoven composed three sets of variations for 'cello and piano, based on themes from Handel and Mozart. This particular set, based on a charming and familiar theme from Mozart's Magic Flute, works wonderfully in transcription for bass clarinet and piano. The variations would make an excellent addition to a recital program.

Catalog #ALEA1063; $10

 
Brahms: Six Songs
In 1896, Brahms' publisher, Simrock, released an arrangement of six of the composer's songs for 'cello and piano. This transcription for bass clarinet is faithful to the 'cello original, providing the student or performer with access to this lovely, lyrical repertoire.

Catalog #ALEA1105; $15

 
Breval: Sonata in C Major
French composer Jean-Baptiste Breval (1753-1823) was both a composer and a cellist, and many of his compositions therefore were written for his own instrument. This short two-movement sonata in C Major is well-known among cellists as an excellent performance piece for young players.

Catalog #ALEA1044; $10

 
Bruch: Kol Nidrei, Op.47
German composer Max Bruch (1838-1920) composed his popular Kol Nidrei, subtitled Adagio on Hebrew melodies, in 1881. Originally composed for solo 'cello with orchestra, it was also arranged by the composer for 'cello and piano, the version from which this transcription was taken.

Catalog #ALEA1043; $10

 
Carbon: Three Fantasy Pieces
Three Fantasy Pieces for bass clarinet and piano was composed in 2015 for clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati and pianist Steven Graff. These three pieces are études that explore mood and character as much as technical bravura.

Catalog #ALEA1172; $28

 
Carbon: Tunes from a Tree House
Tunes from a Tree House was composed in 2015 for clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati and pianist Steven Graff. The two movements in this work are based on memories from the composer's childhood of events seen and heard from a tree house.

Catalog #ALEA1187; $20

 
Carey: Baltic Song
This short work is available in versions for clarinet/piano and bass clarinet/piano. Over a rocking accompaniment, the lyrical line of the solo instrument outlines a spacious melody before dissolving into a twelve-tone 'sea' at the piece's close.

Catalog #ALEA1127a; Catalog #1127b; $16

 
Carey: Melody
Alea is proud to share Ross James Carey's Melody, in versions for clarinet/piano or bass clarinet/piano. In this work, melodic phrases are presented over a series of harmonically non-directional, sustained chords. Duration: ca. 5 minutes.

Catalog #ALEA1129a; Catalog #1129b; $16

 
Carey: Sentimental Waltz
Sentimental Waltz for clarinet and piano was composed in 1989. Alea is pleased to publish both this original piece and the composer's later arrangement for bass clarinet and piano (2015). Stylistically the work evokes a romantic sensibility, marrying this with a modern harmonic language. Duration: ca. 2'50".

Catalog #ALEA1128a; Catalog #1128b; $16

 
Carey: September Song
September Song (2015) for bass clarinet and piano is based on an identically named piece for harp or piano solo, composed in 2000. The piano part of the current work quotes this earlier piece in full. Over a series of parallel ninth chords in the piano, the bass clarinet articulates a spacious melody.

Catalog #ALEA1132; $16

 
Chopin: Etude Op.25 No.7
While many of Chopin's Etudes for piano are virtuosic displays, the Etude Op.25 No.7 is marked with a "Lento" tempo marking and is familiar for its beautiful left-hand piano melody. Dan McGlaun's fine arrangement gives this melody to the bass clarinet, while the piano provides a simple accompaniment.

Catalog #ALEA1037; $10

 
Debussy: Scherzo
Claude Debussy's Scherzo, originally for 'cello, is remarkably effective in transcription for bass clarinet and piano. The single-movement work, with a duration of about 7 minutes, would make an excellent choice for contest, audition, or recital for the aspiring bass clarinet student.

Catalog #ALEA1084; $10

 
Dvorák: Klid Op.68 No.5
Dvorák's Klid ("Silent Woods") was originally composed as one of a set of pieces for piano four-hands (1883-84), and later transcribed by the composer for 'cello and orchestra (1893). In this transcription for bass clarinet and piano, the work makes an excellent choice for contest, audition, or recital.

Catalog #ALEA1034; $10

 
Elgar: Romance Op. 62
Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) composed the Romance, Op. 62, for bassoon and orchestra in 1910. This transcription of the work for bass clarinet and piano is taken from the composer's own piano reduction of the orchestral score. Long a staple of the bassoon repertoire, both for study and in concert, Alea is pleased to make this lovely work available for bass clarinetists.

Catalog #ALEA1125; $10

 
Fauré: Elégie
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) composed the beautiful Elégie in 1883. Alea Publishing is pleased to make this staple of the 'cello repertoire available in transcription for bass clarinet and piano. This one-movement work would be an excellent selection for contest, audition, or recital.

Catalog #ALEA1035; $10

 
Fauré: Andante from Sonata Op.109
The 'cello sonata Op.109 is one of the later works of Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), displaying his compositional style at its most advanced. While the piece as a whole is idiomatic to the 'cello, the second movement, a beautiful Andante is quite effective in this transcription for bass clarinet and piano.

Catalog #ALEA1064; $10

 
Frescobaldi: Canzoni
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) was a keyboard virtuoso and prolific composer active in the early 17th century, and influential for important composers of the later Baroque period, including Bach. This publication makes available to bass clarinetists four Canzoni originally composed for bass and continuo.

Catalog #ALEA1040; $10

 
Fromm: Sonata Deus Ex Machina
Dramatic two-movement work for bass clarinet and piano by American composer Mark Fromm (b. 1982). Utilizes the full range of the bass clarinet to great expressive effect.

Catalog #ALEA1191; $20

 
Gabriel: 5 Bagatelles Op.75
The 5 Bagatelles (2003) are an outstanding set of performance pieces for bass clarinet and piano duo. The first four Bagatelles are touching and expressive pieces of varying character, followed by a dramatic final movement full of technical challenges for both players.

Catalog #ALEA1028; $20

 
Gabriel: 6 Elegies Op.82
The 6 Elegies (2003) are an outstanding set of performance pieces for bass clarinet and piano duo. The work was originally conceived as a set of songs for soprano and piano, based on original poems by the composer. The composer restructured the work for bass clarinet and piano as a result of his collaboration with Duo Alea.

Catalog #ALEA1041; $20

 
Gabriel: Sonata Op.30
The Sonata Op.30 (1975) is a challenging four-movement work with a duration of approximately 19 minutes. The entire work could easily serve as the centerpiece of a recital program, and a movement from the piece would be an excellent choice for contest or audition for the ambitious high school player.

Catalog #ALEA1014; $25

 
Gabriel: Sonatine Op.36
Wolfgang Gabriel's Sonatine Op.36 (1977) is a stunning three-movement work for bass clarinet and piano, and like his Sonata, is a fine addition to the bass clarinet repertoire. All three movements make use of the full range of the instrument in a lyric context, requiring familiarity and comfort with the altissimo register. The work does not, however, require an extended range instrument.

Catalog #ALEA1017; $20

 
Gottschalk: Sonata for Bass Clarinet and Piano
American composer Arthur Gottschalk's exciting three-movement work for bass clarinet and piano was commissioned by clarinetist Richard Nunemaker, who premiered the work in 2009.

Catalog #ALEA1069; $20

 
Hood: Makyo
This expressive one-movement piece alternates sections of precise notation, spatial notation, and improvisation. For the improvised sections, the composer allows the performers much freedom, within the context of developing the preceding composed material. The second of the three improvised sections asks the bass clarinetist to improvise with multiphonics.

Catalog #ALEA1033; $15

 
Kucera: Metathesis
Metathesis is a single-movement work of about 10-12 minutes in duration. The composer makes frequent use of flutter-tonguing in all ranges of the bass clarinet. This manuscript publication allows the performers to view the composer's original notation, along with explanatory notes.

Catalog #ALEA1031; $25

 
Loudová: Air and Aulos
Ivana Loudova's staples of the bass clarinet repertoire, Air (1972) for bass clarinet and piano and Aulos (1976) for bass clarinet solo.

Catalog #ALEA1072; $10

 
Loudová: Sentimento del Tempo
Czech composer Ivana Loudová dedicated her work Sentimento del Tempo (1993) to the great Czech bass clarinetist Josef Horák. The one-movement composition affords both the instruments and the players the opportunity to display the range of their potentialities.

Catalog #ALEA1102M; $20

 
Marcello: Sonata in G Major
Benedetto Marcello (1686-1739) was an Italian contemporary of J.S. Bach whose compositions range from vocal music to concertos to sonatas, including this lovely four-movement Sonata in G major for 'cello and piano. In this transcription for bass clarinet and piano, the work makes an excellent choice for contest, audition, or recital.

Catalog #ALEA1042; $10

 
March: Equipoise
Equipoise, by British composer Andrew March, was written as a test piece, intended to present a challenge to the virtuosity and expressive capability of the finer players of the bass clarinet - and to tax the instrument. The work was acknowledged with an Honourable Mention in the Composition Competition of the 1st World Bass Clarinet Convention held in Rotterdam in October 2005.

Catalog #ALEA1143; $25

 
March: Seven Pieces
The composer's intention in writing this volume was to develop material that was unapologetically apt for the bass clarinet and to help expand the repertoire with a set of pieces offering differing characters with varying levels of technical challenge that explored the full capabilities of the instrument.

Catalog #ALEA1176; $30

 
Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, Op.109
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) composed the Song Without Words Op.109 for 'cello and piano in 1845. With this transcription, we make the lovely work available for bass clarinet and piano. With a duration of about 5-6 minutes, this piece would be an excellent choice for contest or audition for the young bass clarinetist.

Catalog #ALEA1148; $10

 
Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op.19 No.1
This publication is available in two quite different versions, arranged for either clarinet and piano or bass clarinet and piano. The clarinet version takes the beautiful piano melody into a quite comfortable range. The bass clarinet version takes advantage of the larger range of the instrument, the bass clarinet and piano sharing both melody and bass line of the original.

Catalog #ALEA1056; $10

 
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto K.191
Alea Publishing is pleased to release Mozart's bassoon concerto, arranged for bass clarinet and piano by Dalton Ringey. This lovely early Mozart work makes an outstanding performance piece for bass clarinet.

Catalog #ALEA1085; $20

 
Nielsen: Canto Serioso
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) originally composed Canto Serioso for horn and piano in 1913, later arranging the work for 'cello and piano. After comparison of the different keys chosen by Nielsen for the horn and cello, the F major of the horn version was found to be more suitable to the bass clarinet, and so this original key was maintained. The work, with a duration of about 4 minutes, provides the bass clarinetist with excellent expressive opportunities.

Catalog #ALEA1002; $10

 
Nyberg: 5 Narratives
The 5 Narratives for bass clarinet and piano by Swedish composer Max Nyberg were composed in 2011. The piece is made up of 5 stories from 5 different places and is to be played as one would speak rather than sing, allowing for great freedom of expression but at the same time requiring a natural simplicity, exactly as when speaking (improvising in) your mother tongue.

Catalog #ALEA1130; $20

 
Ogawa: Inori
This piece is dedicated to the Japan Tsunami victims, who have lost lives, families and hope. The title, Inori, means 'prayer' in Japanese. We are honored to publish this artful work by Japanese composer Akiko Ogawa.

Catalog #ALEA1091; $20

 
Pickup: Skein Eponym
The combination of modal harmony with elements of 21st Century classical music comes together to form a piece of music that brings a host of sounds that are less common to the Western ear. From dark Phrygian passages to bright Lydian flourishes and the feeling of chromaticism brought about by the Bartokian inspired Lydian-Phyrgian polymode, Skein Eponym provides a challenging and fresh addition to the Bass Clarinet repertoire.

Catalog #ALEA1181; $20

 
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise
Rachmaninoff's Vocalise (1912) transcribed for bass clarinet and piano. One of Rachmaninoff's most familiar and beautiful melodies, Vocalise was composed as an exercise for either soprano or tenor voice. In this transcription, we have decided to provide the bass clarinetist with two versions, high and low, representative of the soprano and tenor of the original.

Catalog #ALEA1003; $10

 
Rachmaninoff: Songs
This collection of five songs by Rachmaninoff make an excellent addition to the recital repertoire for the bass clarinetist. The songs are technically quite accessible for the bass clarinetist, and do not require an extended range instrument.

Catalog #ALEA1016; $15

 
Saint-Saëns: Allegro Appassionato
The Allegro Appassionato of Camille Saint-Saëns was composed in 1873, and has since become a staple of the 'cello repertoire, a frequent choice of young 'cellists for contest, audition, and recital. The piece is equally effective in transcription for bass clarinet and piano, and should prove an important addition to the bass clarinet repertoire.

Catalog #ALEA1036; $10

 
Sammartini: Sonata in G Major
This lovely late-baroque Sonata, originally composed for 'cello, provides the young player with some outstanding technical challenges in the context of an accessible performance piece for recital, contest, or audition.

Catalog #ALEA1046; $10

 
Sarek: Four Elegies
Ondrej Sarek (1979-) was born in Brno, in the Czech Republic. The Elegies, with their slow and beautiful melodies, were composed in remembrance of a quieter time. The composer urges performers not to rush, enjoying each moment and not expecting breakthroughs in the compositions.

Catalog #ALEA1062; $20

 
Schreck: Bassoon Sonata Op. 9
Gustav Schreck (1849-1918) was a German music teacher, composer, and choirmaster. His Bassoon Sonata, Op.9, is one of his more well-known works; this arrangement makes this very effective performance piece available to the serious student of the bass clarinet.

Catalog #ALEA1098; $15

 
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
This transcription of the three-movement sonata provides the bass clarinetist with an excellent early-romantic virtuosic performance piece. The more advanced player might choose to add the entire sonata to a recital program; younger players might choose just one movement for contest or audition purposes.

Catalog #ALEA1039; $20

 
Schubert: The Bee
Schubert's The Bee, a familiar show piece for violin and piano, provides bass clarinetists with an excellent short show piece demonstrating the alacrity of the instrument. The range would allow this transcription to be played on soprano clarinet as well.

Catalog #ALEA1007; $8

 
Schumann: Adagio & Allegro Op.70
This transcription of Schumann's Adagio & Allegro (1849) is a favorite of Duo Alea, and is always well received by audiences when included in a recital program. Schumann (1810-1856) composed the work for either horn or cello with piano accompaniment, and the transcription for bass clarinet is remarkably effective.

Catalog #ALEA1045; $10

 
Shing: Moon over the West River
Hong Kong composer Chun-hay Shing composed his Moon over the West River for clarinet and piano in 2014. The title is borrowed from a ci pai, a set pattern of ci, which is a form of Chinese poetry. The work has a duration of ca. 5'30".

Catalog #ALEA1142; $12

 
Stamitz: Concerto in F Major
Carl Stamitz (1745-1801) was a prominent member of the second generation of Mannheim composers of the Classical era. He wrote more than 60 concertos, including seven solo concertos for bassoon. Alea is pleased to publish Andrew Sprung's outstanding transcription of Stamitz' Bassoon Concerto in F Major for bass clarinet and piano.

Catalog #ALEA1185; $24

 
Tchaikovsky: Selected Songs
This collection of four songs by Tchaikovsky make an excellent addition to the recital repertoire for the bass clarinetist. The songs are technically quite accessible for the bass clarinetist, and do not require an extended range instrument. This small volume provides the beginning-intermediate bass clarinetist with access to beautiful melodies of one of the great composers of the Romantic era.

Catalog #ALEA1195; $15

 
Telemann: Sonata in a minor
This lovely sonata is a staple of the baroque repertoire; originally composed for viola da gamba, it is commonly performed today on both viola and 'cello. This transcription makes the four-movement work available to the bass clarinetist - with no extended range instrument required.

Catalog #ALEA1053; $10

 
Terrett: Fanfare & Soliloquy
This dramatic new work is an outstanding choice for a recital or contest piece for an intermediate-level student of the bass clarinet. The rousing Fanfare appears both at the beginning and end of the work, surrounding the lovely Soliloquy. While quite dramatic and featuring a few sections of technical challenge for the soloist, the work is also quite short and accessible - and a clear audience-pleaser!

Catalog #ALEA1078; $10

 
Viana: First New Waltz
First New Waltz (Primeira Neo Valsa) for bass clarinet and piano (2015) is a lyrical piece by Brazilian composer Andersen Viana. Like its sister, the Second New Waltz, the work demands expressive artistry from both soloist and pianist, yet is also quite accessible, making it an excellent choice for recitals.

Catalog #ALEA1136; $12

 
Viana: Micropieces
Micropieces for bass clarinet and piano (2015) is a compilation of fourteen compositions, each of short duration, by Brazilian composer Andersen Viana. The music is influenced by Eastern creative thought, as seen in the Japanese poetic form, Haiku, which is concise and objective. Various techniques can be found throughout the piece and it is directed to the performer that already has significant knowledge of post-modern music.

Catalog #ALEA1139; $20

 
Viana: PRELUDIO e ALLEGRO
PRELUDIO e ALLEGRO for Bass Clarinet and Piano (2015) by Brazilian composer Andersen Viana features a wonderful range of rhythmic and expressive challenges for both players, without overwhelming reliance on modern techniques. The PRELUDIOfeatures several tempo changes bringing distinct episodes, while the ALLEGROis a tight dance, primarily in 5/8 time. We believe this is an outstanding performance piece which makes an important addition to the duo repertoire.

Catalog #ALEA1145; $16

 
Viana: Second New Waltz
Second New Waltz (Segunda Neo Valsa) for bass clarinet and piano (2015) is a lyrical piece by Brazilian composer Andersen Viana. Like its sister, the First New Waltz, the work demands expressive artistry from both soloist and pianist, yet is also quite accessible, making it an excellent choice for recitals.

Catalog #ALEA1138; $12

 
Vičar: Lullabies
This work is based on the folk music of Vičar's native country. The five minute long piece is generated from Moravian lullabies. The composer expanded the governing feature of Lydian mode, augmented fourth, into bi-tonality: a mother sings and rocks her baby (simple tune in D-flat major for the piano), but the child's dreaming comes from somewhere else (bass clarinet in G major).

Available in versions for bass clarinet & piano; violin & piano; 'cello & piano.

Catalog #ALEA1055; $20

 
Villa-Lobos: Aria from Bachianas brasileiras no.5
Brasilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) composed his well-known Bachianas brasileiras no.5 in 1938, for soprano solo accompanied by an orchestra of 'celli. The first movement of the work, the Aria, is one of his most familiar and beloved works, admired for its transcendent, lyrical melody. This transcription makes the piece available for bass clarinet with piano accompaniment.

Catalog #ALEA1050; $10

 
Vivaldi: Six Sonatas F.XIV
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. 2nd Edition.

Catalog #ALEA1012; $25

 
Vivaldi: Concerto in G Minor, RV.495
The Concerto in G minor, RV 495 is one of Vivaldi's 37 bassoon concertos and one of the nine he wrote in a minor key. Alea is pleased to add this excellent transcription by Andrew Sprung to our catalog.

Catalog #ALEA1186; $20

 
Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto RV.502
This concerto, originally for bassoon and strings, is very effective in transcription for bass clarinet and piano. We have maintained the original key of B-flat major, placing the bass clarinetist in the comfortable C major. Individual movements or the complete work would make an excellent choice for recital, contest, or audition for students of all ages.

Catalog #ALEA1146; $15

 
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Cellos, RV.531
This concerto, originally for two cellos and strings, is very effective in transcription for two bass clarinets and piano. We have maintained the original key of G minor, placing the bass clarinetists in the comfortable A minor. Individual movements or the complete work would make an excellent choice for recital, contest, or audition for students of all ages.

Catalog #ALEA1147; $20

 
Vlahek: Rhapsody
Croatian composer Bruno Vlahek's dramatic and well-written Rhapsody (2010) for bass clarinet and piano makes an outstanding addition to the duo repertoire.

Catalog #ALEA1070; $20

 
Weber: Andante & Hungarian Rondo Op.35
Weber's Andante & Hungarian Rondo Op.35, originally composed for viola or bassoon, is very effective in this transcription for bass clarinet and piano. Similar in style and difficulty to Weber's familiar clarinet Concertos and Concertino, it makes for an excellent addition to the repertoire for contest, audition, or recital.

Catalog #ALEA1094; $12

 
Weber: Bassoon Concerto Op.75
Weber's classic bassoon concerto, expertly transcribed and arranged for bass clarinet and piano by Kathryn Vedder. In this edition 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.

Catalog #ALEA1061; $20