There is no fear, here—at least not of something as insignificant as a recital.
She warbled and wobbled through the recital and was greeted with thunderous applause.
1510s, a legal term, "rehearsal or statement of relevant facts," from recite + -al. Meaning "act of reciting" is from 1610s; musical performance sense is from 1811.
dBASE-like language and DBMS from Recital Corporation. Versions include Vax VMS.