Many Recital Music publications have been performed throughout the world alongside numerous broadcasts and recordings over the past few years. We offer a wide range of instrumental, chamber, vocal and choral music for every level and ability - from complete beginner to virtuoso - and are pleased that our music is performed and enjoyed by musicians of all ages and abilities.

2016 marked the 30th anniversary of Recital Music and 2015-17 has seen a marked increase in performances and recordings across the world. If you would like to publicise any Recital Music performances please contact RM (doublebass@tiscali.co.uk) and we will be happy to publicise your concert or event.
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Friday 29 September 2017
Cathcart Baptist Church, Glasgow
David Heyes - A Candle Burns (Posta100) (Db) PREMIERE
Trad. - Kum-ba-ya (4Db)
Beethoven - Abbe Stadler (3Db)
David Heyes - Invocation (3Db)
Anon. - Dindirin, Dindirin (4Db)
David Heyes (double bass), Scottish Bass Trust Basses


Saturday 30 September 2017
North Inch Community Campus, Perth
Anon. - Dindirin, Dindirin (4Db)
American Trad. - Yankee Doodle (4Db)
Beethoven - Abbe Stadler (3Db)
Trad. - Au Clair de la Lune (4Db)
Scottish Bass Trust Basses, directed by David Heyes


Saturday 30 September 2017
Foyer, Theatre Dortmund, Germany
John Alexander - the apricot tree (Db)
Manuela Uhlmann (double bass)


Sunday 1 October 2017
Tom Fleming Centre for Performing Arts, Edinburgh
Pierre Attaignant - Basse Dance (4Db)
Beethoven - Abbe Stadler (3Db)
David Heyes - Invocation (3Db)
Trad. - Au Clair de la Lune (4Db)
Anon. - Dindirin, Dindirin (4Db)
Scottish Bass Trust Basses, directed by David Heyes



Friday 6 October 2017
Northbridge, NSW, Australia
David Heyes - Aarni (Guardian of Hidden Treasures) (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Alfabia (Mallorcan Memories No.1) (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Hold On... A Prayer-Song for Bridget (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Postcards from Prague (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - The Water of Life (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Tuonela (The Land of the Dead) (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - He la nani keia la (Today is a Beautiful Day) (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Ilmarinen (Spirit of Air-Maker of Heaven) (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Bernard Salles - A Little Suite for Frantisek Posta (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Moonshine (Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Tapio (God of the Forest) (Db)
Elsen Price (double bass)



Saturday 7 October 2017
St Mary's Church, West Harptree (Somerset)
David Heyes - 3 Postcards for Posta (Db) PREMIERE
Katrien Bos - A Little Song for Teppo (Sop,Db)
Bernard Salles - Organum II (Sop,Db)
David Heyes - Tintagel (Db)
David Heyes - Far Away... (Sop/Pno)
Sarah Poole (soprano), David Heyes (double bass), Nick Tall (piano)


Monday 9 October 2017
Cedars Drawing Room, Wells Cathedral School (Somerset)
David Heyes - The Last Poppy (4Db)
Simon Garcia - Mali-malist (4Db)
Anon. - Dindirin, Dindirin (4Db)
Giovanni Bottesini - Elegia (Db,Pno)
Michal Bylina - Galliarde from Suite in the Olden Style (3Db)
Simon Garcia - Dreams Can Come True (6Db) UK PREMIERE
Wells Senior Bass Ensemble, directed by David Heyes


Monday 16 October 2017
The Volstead, Austin (TX, USA)
David Heyes - Jumala (Db)
David Heyes - Lintukoto (Db)
David Heyes - Tapio (Db)
P. Kellach Waddle (double bass)


Friday 20 October 2017
Village Hall, Templecombe, Somerset
Simon Garcia - Al-Andalus (3Db)
David Heyes - Passchendaele - a Meditation (2Db/Pno)
Simon Garcia - Arabesque (Db)
Macedonian Folk Song - Sneg Uadril (3Db)
David Heyes - A Candle Burns (Db)
Tony Osborne - Pastyme with Good Companye (3Db)
Simon Garcia - Three for Teppo (Db) - Posta100
David Heyes - Lessons for Life (Db) - Posta100
David Heyes (double bass), Simon Garcia (double bass), Dritan Gani (double bass), Sarah Poole (soprano), Derek Harris (piano)


Saturday 21 October 2017 at 4.30pm
Wells & Mendip Musuem (Wells, Somerset)
Macedonian Folk Song - Sneg Udaril (3Db)
Simon Garcia - Overture Deserto (4Db)
Tony Osborne - Pastyme with Good Companye (3Db)
Traditional - Au Claire de la Lune (4Db)
Simon Garcia - Danza Chinesca (5Db)
David Heyes (double bass), Dritan Gani (double bass), Simon Garcia (double bass), Massed Basses directed by David Heyes


Saturday 21 October 2017 at 7.30pm
Wells & Mendip Museum (Wells, Somerset)
Simon Garcia - Mali-malist (4Db)
David Heyes - The Last Poppy (3Db)
Simon Garcia - Three for Teppo (Db)
David Heyes - Invocation (3Db)
Katrien Bos - A Little Song for Teppo (Sop/Db)
David Heyes - Alalas (Sop/Db) UK PREMIERE
Macedonian Folk Song - Sneg Udaril (3Db)
David Heyes - Alfabia (Db)
Simon Garcia - Reflections (Db)
John Alexander - libran song (4Db) PREMIERE
David Heyes (double bass), Dritan Gani (double bass), Simon Garcia (double bass), Alex Heather (double bass), Sarah Poole (soprano)


Sunday 22 October 2017 at 12.45pm
Village Hall (Templecombe, Somerset)
Simon Garcia - Mali-malist (4Db)
Macedonian Folk Song - Sneg Udaril (3Db)
David Heyes - The Last Poppy (3Db)
David Heyes (double bass), Dritan Gani (double bass), Simon Garcia (double bass), Alex Heather (double bass)


Sunday 22 October 2017 at 3.00pm
Village Hall (Templecombe, Somerset)
Simon Garcia - Mali-malist (4Db)
Macedonian Folk Song - Sneg Udaril (3Db)
David Heyes - The Last Poppy (3Db)
Simon Garcia - Al-Andalus (3Db)
Pierre Attaignant - Basse Dance (4Db)
L. van Beethoven - Abbe Stadler (3Db)
Simon Garcia - Northern Lights (4Db)
David Heyes - The Great Wall of China (4Db)
David Heyes (double bass), Dritan Gani (double bass), Simon Garcia (double bass), Alex Heather (double bass), Massed Bass Orchestra



Sunday 29 October 2017
St Paul's School (Hammersmith, London)
David Heyes - Invocation (3Db)
Tony Osborne - Blue-Style (3Db)
Thomas Tallis - Canon a 8 (8Db)
Simon Garcia - Mali-malist (4Db)
Hugo Schlemuller - Forward March! (4Db)
Simon Garcia - Al-Andalus (3Db)
David Heyes (double bass), Eloise Riddell (double bass), Josie Jobbin (double bass), London Basses Ensemble


Wednesday 1 November 2017
Encuentro Latinoamericano de Contrabajos, Tijuana, Mexico
David Heyes - The Last Poppy (4Db)
Kiss My Bass Quartet


Saturday 4 November 2017
Austin, Texas
David Heyes - A Candle Burns (Db) - Posta100 [US PREMIERE]
P Kellach Waddle (double bass)


Sunday 12 November 2017
Aylesbeare Village Hall, Exeter
Teppo Hauta-aho - Jazz Sonatine No.2 (Db)
Miles Wragg (double bass)


Tuesday 14 November 2017
Gallery, Prague Academy of Music, Czech Republic
Tomas Karpisek - Images of Lapland (Db)
Tomas Karpisek (double bass)


Friday 24 November 2017
Conservatorio de Musica, La Plata, Argentina
Simon Garcia - The Transience of Life (Db) ARGENTINIAN PREMIERE
Simon Garcia - Californian Duet (2Db) ARGENTINIAN PREMIERE
Matias Oliver (double bass), Joaquino Duva (double bass)


Saturday 18 November 2017
Geigenbau Bley, Dortmund (Germany)
Bernard Salles - Lamentatio (Sonatina) (Db)
Manuela Uhlmann (double bass)


Sunday 19 November 2017
Reinoldkirche, Dortmund (Germany)
Bernard Salles - Lamentatio (Sonatina) (Db)
Manuela Uhlmann (double bass)


Sunday 26 November 2017
Melba Hall, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (Australia)
Teppo Hauta-aho - The Mini-Bass Symphony (10Db)
Simon Garcia - Dreams Can Come True (6Db) AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Massed Basses (c.60 players), directed by Rob Nairn


Sunday 26 November 2017
St Columba's Church, London
Douglas Mason - What Passing Bells [PREMIERE]
Guy James (countertenor), William Mason (piano)


Sunday 26 November 2017
Veno Musikforening, Calles Veno, Denmark
David Heyes - Passchendaele - a Meditation (2Db,Pno) DANISH PREMIERE
Jens Kristian Andersen (double bass), Kristine Hanskov (double bass), Lise Hanskov (piano)


Wednesday 29 November 2017
Appalachian State University, North Carolina (USA)
David Heyes - The Last Poppy
Adam Booker Bass Ensemble


Friday 1 December 2017
Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich (UK)
John Alexander - haiku journey (Db/Pno)
Valentina Ciardelli (double bass), Anna Quiroga (harp)


Sunday 3 December 2017
Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School (Somerset)
Katrien Bos - 78 (6Db) PREMIERE
Teppo Hauta-aho - Pieni Elegia (Db,Pno)
Bernard Salles - Organum VI (3Db) PREMIERE
Senior Double Bass Ensemble, directed by David Heyes, Eloine Vatteville (double bass)


Monday 4 December 2017
Goiania, Brazil
David Heyes - The Last Poppy (3Db) BRAZILIAN PREMIERE
David Heyes - Te Puia O Whakaari (4Db) BRAZILIAN PREMIERE
Gravidade Bass Ensemble, directed by Sonia Ray


Monday 4 December 2017
Cihangir Sanat, Istanbul (Turkey)
Simon Garcia - The Origins (2Db)
Simon Garcia - Reflections (DB)
Pinar Baltacigil (double bass), Merve Darcan (double bass)



Tuesday 5 December 2017
Cedars Hall, Wells Cathedral School (Somerset)
Jules Massenet - Meditation (Db/Pno)
Jan Cowell (double bass), Lydia Scadding (piano)


Sunday 10 December 2017
Hale Methodist Church, Farnham, Surrey
David Heyes - Beneath the Stars (Db/Pno)
Katrien Bos - A Little Song for Teppo (Sop/Db)
David Heyes - A Spotless Rose (SSA/Pno)
David Heyes - Christmas Bells (SA/Pno)
Sarah Poole (soprano/piano), David Heyes (double bass), Surrey & Somerset Chorale


Sunday 10 December 2017
Majorstuen skole, gymsalen, Oslo (Norway)
Teppo Hauta-aho - Pizz. Poem Basso III (Db)
Dan Styffe (double bass)


Monday 11 December 2017
Sal Milosrdnych bratri, Brno (Czech Republic)
David Heyes - Lullay, my liking (SSA choir)
Gloria Brunensis Choir, Natalia Chirilenco (director)


Tuesday 26 December 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona (USA)
David Heyes - Leaving St Kilda (Db)
David Heyes - Aarnivalkea (Db)
David Heyes - Vainaimoinen (Db)
David Heyes - Ahti (Db)
Chros Clark (double bass)


Sunday 7 January 2018
NTN Hall, Kuwana-City (Japan)
David Heyes - The Last Poppy (4Db) JAPANESE PREMIERE
Tokai Branch Massed Bass Orchestra


Sunday 21 January 2018
Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church, Lawrenceville, New Jersey (USA)
David Heyes - We are such stuff as dreams are made on... (Db)
Chris Clark (double bass)


Thursday 25 January 2018
St Mary's School, Shaftesbury
Jules Massenet - Meditation (Db/Pno)
Giovanni Bottesini - Elegia (Db/Pno)
Daniel Van Goens - Scherzo (Db/Pno)
David Heyes - No Man's Land (Db/Pno)
Mikhail Glinka - Susanin's Aria (Db/Pno)
David Heyes - Alfabia (Db)
G.F. Handel - Largo (Db/Pno)
Frantisek Cerny - Nocturno e Intermezzo (Db/Pno)
Jan Cowell - Syrinx (Db) PREMIERE
Teppo Hauta-aho - Pieni Elegia (Db/Pno)
David Heyes (double bass), Derek Harris (piano)


Wednesday 31 January 2018
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester (UK)
Douglas Mason - Gloucester Service (SATB/Organ)
Gloucester Cathedral Choir, directed by Adrian Partington


Saturday 17 February 2018
Wolvercote Village Hall, Oxford
David Heyes - Syrinx (Db) PREMIERE
Teppo Hauta-aho - A Tribute to Frantisek (Db) PREMIERE
David Heyes - The Great Wall of China (4Db)
Anon. - Dindirin, Dindirin (4Db)
Massed Basses, directed by David Heyes


Sunday 18 February 2018
Trumpington Village Hall, Cambridge
Michal Bylina - Syrinx (Db) PREMIERE


Wednesday 28 February 2018
Quilter Hall, Wells Cathedral School (Wells, Somerset)
Johannes Brahms (arr. Heyes) - Hungarian Dance No.5 (4Db)
Simon Garcia - Mali-malist (4Db)
WCS Senior Double Bass Ensemble


Wednesday 28 February 2018
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork City (Eire)
Bernard Salles - A Little Suite for Frantisek Posta (Db) IRISH PREMIERE
David Whitla (double bass)


Sunday 11 March 2018
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh (County Cork, Eire)
Bernard Salles - A Little Suite for Frantisek Posta (Db)
John Kinsella - 15th April 1912 (Db)
David Whitla (double bass)


Wednesday 21 March 2018
Quilter Hall, Wells Cathedral School (Wells, Somerset)
Ian Pillow - Erin's Lament (5Db)
Simon Garcia - A Night in Compostela (6Db)
WCS Senior Double Bass Ensemble, directed by David Heyes


Saturday 31 March 2018
Parish Church, West Harptree (Somerset UK)
David Heyes - Seven Last Words from the Cross (Db) PREMIERE
David Heyes (double bass)


Friday 27 April 2018
Quilter Hall, Wells Cathedral School (Wells, Somerset)
David Heyes - The Great Wall of China (4Db)
Tony Osborne - Threnody for Ovidiu (3Db)
Teppo Hauta-aho - Pieni BassoFantasia (Db)
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition (4Db) arr. Simon Garcia
David Heyes - Passchendaele - a Meditation (6 Db) PREMIERE
Tony Osborne - The Magnificent Seven (7Db)
Guy Turner - Antiphonal Fanfare (8Db)
American Trad. - Yankee Doodle (4Db)
Intermediate Bass Ensemble, Senior Bass Ensemble, directed by David Heyes



Saturday 21 July 2018
Perpignan (France)


Friday 19 August 2018
St John's Community Halls, Broadbridge Heath (West Susses)
BASS-FEST 2018


Saturday 20 August 2018
St John's Community Halls, Broadbridge Heath (West Sussex)
BASS-FEST 2018


Sunday 21 August 2018
St John's Community Halls, Broadbridge Heath (West Sussex)
BASS-FEST 2018



Saturday 22 September 2018
Quilter Hall, Wells Cathedral School, Wells (Somerset)
WELLS DOUBLE BASS WEEKEND


Sunday 23 September 2018
Quilter Hall, Wells Cathedral School, Wells (Somerset)
WELLS DOUBLE BASS WEEKEND


Sunday 7 October 2018
Stewart's Melville College, Edunburgh
Massed Bass Concert