"...an amazing catalogue, which is an absolute treasure trove for bassists..." [Stringendo / Australian String Teachers Association]

"...each of these publications will without a doubt find its place in the ever-growing repertoire...and I am excited to see how the catalogue of double bass music continues to take shape at Recital Music."  [Bass World / International Society of Bassists]

"Recital Music is one of the most active and important publishers of double bass music...providing excellent products and a vital service to the bass community." [Bass World / International Society of Bassists

"...excellent site, excellent edition, excellent composers and excellent chance to get new and old, known (unknown) music." [Cuarteto Touche Magique]

"Thanks for all of the great music David!...I really appreciate having a great choice of music on your website." [American customer]

"I've bought a fair few pieces from you now, for my 'Bass Army' adult improvers quartet, and I love your catalogue. I have them currently working on 'Passchendaele' among other things. Please don't stop. I love everything I've got from you! Thanks so much!" [UK customer]

Recital Music was founded in 1986 and is an independent music publishing firm, owned by David and Sarah Heyes, and has published more than 700 works for double bass, from beginner to virtuoso, including music by some of the leading composers writing for the instrument today.

A comprehensive and ever-growing catalogue of music for the beginner, amateur or professional bassist contrast original works with transcriptions, and music from one to twelve players. In 2003 Recital Music began to expand the scope and breadth of its publishing plans and now produces a wide range of chamber, vocal and string orchestra music for musicans of all ages and abilities.

Recital Music publications are performed worldwide, a number have been recorded recently, and many are included on grade examination and diploma lists. We are the primary publisher of Tony Osborne, Teppo Hauta-aho, Miloslav Gajdos, John Alexander, Simon Garcia and Armand Russell, who have each written works for every level of performer, and many new works are in preparation.

Vocal and choral music was an important focus in 2011 following the great success of the 2010 Recital Music Song Writing Competition which attracted 108 songs from 14 countries. In Flanders Fields is a new series of choral pieces with texts by John McCrae or Rupert Brooke with a theme of remembrance and reconciliation. New works will be published each month as this part of our new initiative to create a unique and eclectic catalogue for singers and choirs, and we have a large catalogue of Christmas music for choirs of all ages and abilities.

Our website has been a great success, allowing musicians, and especially double bassists, around the world to see and read about our many publications, and the site has received hits from more than 130 countries.

Contact Recital Music (doublebass@tiscali.co.uk) for details of future publishing plans.

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