Donald Bousted Ukulele EDITION

The purpose of this edition is to make available new music for classical ukulele written especially for Donald Bousted. Each publication benefitted from a collaboration between composer and performer in the preparation of a performing edition.

PLEASE NOTE: The scores will continue to be available through this page, despite Donald’s passing

The current titles are listed below, order by email to donaldbousted.edition(at)

More titles may be added in the future!

When payment has been received, the PDF score (and/or other resources, if advertised) will be emailed to you, or a link sent (the material may be hosted on Dropbox if it’s too big for an email). This will normally be within 48 hours.

This edition uses staff notation and a comprehensive form of tablature. A PDF catalogue giving full details of each publication can be downloaded below.

Water No. 20 for solo ukulele, high ‘g’ tuning and glockenspiel

A playful repertoire piece by English composer Martin Bright which lasts for just over 4′ in performance. Martin Bright studied percussion and composition at the Royal College of Music, London.


Water No. 20 Additional Resources 4€

Don’t know a percussionist to play this piece with? The additional resources include A MIDI file of the tempo and meter information plus a click track and audio file of Lee Ferguson’s performance on ‘The New Classical Ukulele’ CD with a crib sheet for setting up.

Three Meditations on Heraclitus for solo ukulele, high ‘g’ tuning

Three pieces for solo ukulele inspired by quotes by Heraclitus (fl. c. 500 B.C.E.). Jim Dalton is an American composer who has been a professor of music theory at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee since 2000.


Honest Homages for solo ukulele, high ‘g’

Six short pieces by Stephen Altoft, British/ German trumpeter and improvisor, which are deliberately modelled on different strands of contemporary music.


Shoreline Sketches for solo ukulele, high ‘g’

Five portraits of that landscape where sea, land, and sky meet, which so inspired performer and composer, written for Donald in 2021 and one of the last pieces that he recorded. Alan Bullard is a frequently performed UK composer who taught Donald in the 1970s, and who in turn learnt much from him about writing for the ukulele in the 2020s.


Februa for solo ukulele, high ‘g’

An evocative, ritualistic piece for solo ukulele (high ‘g’). Hilary Robinson is a London-based

composer and performer active across different genres of music.