PETER LAMB (1925-2013)
It is with regret that we have to announce the death of the English composer Peter Lamb on 6th November 2013. Peter had been a great supporter of Recital Music and the double bass over the past decade or so, having written a wealth of music for the instrument, and a number of new works are planned for publication over the coming year. His music has a wonderful warmth and humanity, allied to a strong technical skill, and communicates to performers and audiences alike. A lyrical melodic langauge within a strongly English pastoral style, with just a little Gallic charm thrown in for good measure, gives a good indication to the accessible and beautiful music he has written throughout his life.
Recital Music is planning a memorial concert of a range of his vocal and instrumental music and more details will follow.
New Publications in November 2013
Recital Music have an ongoing programme of producing new and exciting publications and in November 2013 we are pleased to have published the following works.
RM582 Armand Russell - The Bass Affair (Double Bass Quartet)
RM670 Sarah Clevely - Silent Night (SA Choir, Glockenspiel & Piano)
RM507 Douglas Mason - Latin Dance (Double Bass & Piano)
RM658 Douglas Mason - Freefall (Double Bass & Piano)
RM671 J.B. Vanhal (arr.Heyes) - Theme & Variations (Flute, or Violin, & Double Bass)
RM667 Sebastien Beliah - Boogie Basses (Solo Double Bass & Bass Quartet)
RM567 Mark Elliot Bergman - Narragansett Miniatures (Flute & Double Bass)
RM630 Sadie Harrison - Two Movements from Harlequinade (2 Double Basses & Piano)
DATES FOR THE DIARY...
2013 Domenico Dragonetti - 250th anniversary of birth
David Ellis - 80th birthday
Bertram Turetzky - 80th birthday
Giles Farnaby - 450th anniversary of birth
John Dowland - 450th anniversary of birth
Richard Wagner - 200th anniversary of birth
Giuseppe Verdi - 200th anniversary of birth
Johann Baptist Vanhal - 200th anniversary of death
David Popper - 100th anniversary of death