2018 Young Composers Competition
We are pleased to announce that two works will be performed at Wells Cathedral School on Sunday 23 September at 4.00pm and each composer receives a £25.00 prize.
Bass Dance by Rocket Brooks (age 14)
Tarantella by Imaan Kashim (age 14)
Many thanks to the young composers for taking part in the competition.

Dan Styffe (Norwegian Chamber Orchestra/Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra) has recorded two works from our catalogue for contra classics (www.contraclassics.com), available now as downloads.
RM753 Simon Garcia - Three Dances for unaccompanied double bass
RM769  Bernard Salles - Two for Three for cello & double bass with Oystein Birkeland

In December 2016 Dan Styffe  recorded John Alexander's the intelligent hand for unaccompanied double bass (RM497) for Prima Facie Records.

Venezuelan bassist Diego Zecharies, now resident in Spain, has recorded a number of Recital Music publications including Di-Ba-Dum (Teppo Hauta-aho), The Transience of Life (Simon Garcia), Concertino No.1 (Simon Garcia), Californian Duett (Simon Garcia) and The Origins (Simon Garcia). The programme notes for the CD have been written by David Heyes.

TYPICALLY TEPPO (Prima Facie Records)
A new CD featuring the music of Teppo Hauta-aho was recorded in Oslo and Somerset (UK) in July 2017. Alongside Teppo's music were pieces composed to celebrate his 75th birthday at Teppo-Fest in the UK in May 2016 including works by Bernard Salles, David Heyes, Simon Garcia, Katrien Bos and Eric Funk. All are published by Recital Music and are premiere recordings. The performers are double bassists Dan Styffe (Sweden/Norway), David Heyes (UK), Kenneth Ryland (Norway), Karol Ciesluk (Poland/Norway) and soprano Sarah Poole (UK). The CD included Teppo Hauta-aho's monumental bass quartet 'Elegy-Fantasy in memory of David Walter' which had only previously had one performance but is now published by Recital Music.

Recital Music recently launched a competition aimed at school age composers living or studying in Great Britain. Organised as part of the Wells Double Bass Weekend (22-23 September), the competition includes two categories (up to age 14 / 15-18 years)  and  asks composers to write a work for unaccompanied double bass lasting no more than 3 minutes. A minimum of five pieces will be selected for performance on Sunday 23 September, each successful composer receiving £25, with the overall winner, selected on the day by the audience, receiving a further £25. David Heyes (UK/Director), Emma Sullivan (Australia) and May Halyburton (Scotland) will judge the preliminary round. There is no entry fee and the deadline is 1 August 2018. Please contact Recital Music (doublebass@tiscali.co.uk) for more details.