David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

13 Oct 2014, News
2 new CDs for download and videos illustrating them
2014 has been a busy year for musicians performing my music - all scores are available on musicaneo.com The first CD is called Approaching Reality because the musicians (from Ravel Virtual Studio) are creating the sounds by computer, but the instruments are much closer to reality than the effects than can be produced by Finale and Garritan - indeed some musician friends of mine were taken in and thought the instruments were real! The Approaching Reality CD is available on  CDBaby   ...
04 Sep 2014, Article
Approaching reality
Probably the finest producer of virtual interpretations of instrumental works - Ravel Virtual Studios - has created some brilliant performances of ten of my works published here on musicaneo : Spanish Extravaganza, Love and Death (Variation on the Tristan Chord), Blue Boar Blue for string quintet and others. The CD of their performance is now available at: CDBaby itunes and Amazon I have also made some interesting videos of some of the performances on youtube: youtube playlist ...
26 Aug 2014, Article
4 organ works
On 17th August 2014 David Carlston Williams performed 4 of my pieces for organ (Passacaglia, Dorina, Playtime and Camden Town) at St Paul's church in Sale Cheshire (UK) Here is a youtube playlist of the four performances: Playlist of organ pieces
02 Apr 2014, Article
2 milestones and 1 tenor
As I reach the milestone of 1000 scores on musicaneo I have also completed a project with the great tenor Matthew Curtis, who used to sing with Chanticleer - the USA's answer to the King's Singers - and who now sings as a multitrack one-man-choir for his new company  Choraltracks   He has sung 22 of my choral works and part songs ranging from the religious (Evening Canticles [Mag and Nunc], Psalm 70, Modal mass, Litany to the Holy Spirit) to the folksy (Ballad of Green Broom, Green Grow the ...
11 Oct 2013, News
Concerts in Bucharest and Chicago
Videos of performances of some more of my works have been uploaded recently: In Bucharest on 15 September 2013, virtuoso violinist Daniel Mihai performed a couple of pieces in the George Enescu Festival - Variations on Oyn Yam Prayer to an unknown entity and, a recently rediscovered recording of a concert in Chicago featuring Mark Crayton (countertenor) and James Janssen (piano) included three of my songs - see video playlist: playlist ...
11 Jun 2013, News
Japanese Song - the ongoing story
Japanese Song, originally written for guitar solo, is being recreated for various combinations, including flute solo, flute trio and clarinet quartet. Progress so far includes: The original - performed by me A flute solo arranged and performed by Nancy Tyler A flute trio also arranged and performed by Nancy Tyler Scores for all of these can be found on musicaneo Guitar solo  Guitar solo Flute solo  Flute ...
06 Dec 2012, News
Alleyways - a Christmas song for choir
Alleyways - a Christmas song for choir Here's a new video based on my composition Alleyways http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2qIK_HkFQM In this version I am singing some of the parts and leaving others to instruments. A score of the original SATBB a cappella version (with a live choral performance) can be found on the musicaneo score page: http://www.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-85300_alleyways__a_christmas_song_for_mixed_choir.html#85300 An Mp3 is available from ...
21 Jul 2012, Article
Cantering - oboe, vibraphone, harp and bass with my neighbour riding horses
Cantering (for oboe, harp, vibraphone and plucked bass) was written to accompany footage I saw recently of my neighbour Daša riding horses, it is a gentle canter and yet relaxing. Video of Cantering Score and parts of Cantering
22 May 2012, Article
Jewish Melodies for flute and guitar
In anticipation of publication of the guitar trio versions, created this year, here is an improved video of the original set, performed back in 1991 by Tamayuki (flute) and me (David W Solomons) The video can be seen  here The scores of the flute and guitar versions (which also include extra versions with additional ornamentation) can be obtained here The mp3s of these live performances can also be obtained here The scores of the clarinet and ...
11 May 2012, News
Clarinet trios for beginners
Following a request by a clarinet teacher (who had performed some of my works earlier live and on CD), I created 15 short and simple trios for clarinets based on folk songs from Great Britain and Ireland The complete catalogue section (including the whole collection for a discounted price and individual separate items if preferred) is  here Here is a video of the first of the fifteen pieces (electronic preview)
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