David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

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)
10 May 2012, News
The Choir in the rain
I recently heard that a choir in Colorado performed my "Choir in the rain" - a setting of five connected limericks which I wrote when I was feeling particularly silly :-) Score available (free download)  Choir in the rain I thought you might like to hear their performance (I've added the words on screen for ease of understanding). Enjoy:
01 May 2012, News
I reached the semi-finals - please vote in the finals
Hi All In the semi-final of the "Kozmic Dreamers Popular Song Event" My "Japanese Song" for guitar solo was voted top of category 11 by fellow artists Here's the link for the competition page, listing links to all the pieces Competition Finals and here's the link for my piece: Japanese Song If you would like to vote for it in the final round this week, please send an email to that effect to: ThePeoplehaveSpoken@kozmickonstructions.com Many thanks ...
27 Apr 2012, Article
Purinjiti - from the dreamtime perhaps
I created this piece several years ago, but I decided that the time had come to notate the score properly, in case a group with this combination of instruments would like to perform it one day. Well, you never know! The score and parts can be found  here I made a video for it today, which to might like to view  here or embedded here on this very page:
25 Apr 2012, Article
Nine British folk songs for SAB choir and piano
Here, as requested, are some easy arrangements for SAB choir and piano of nine British folk songs, including videos to assist choir members to learn the arrangements. The scores can be found  here The complete list of videos can be enjoyed  here (youtube playlist) Here is one of them:
23 Apr 2012, Article
Hora ha Kulmus (Dance of the quill) for reed trio
Score and parts avaialble  here הורה הקולמוס (this recording is an electronic preview, but a live performance is anticipated soon) The reed (Arundo Donax) is a humble but versatile plant. The writing implement - the reed quill was used in ancient days, before the feather quill, for writing, and is still used in instances where softness, flexibility and humility are required. (Chazal (the sages of the time 200 BCE to 600 CE) say that, to write a Sefer ...
18 Apr 2012, Article
Antonelli Rag for guitar solo - live performance
This ragtime was composed and performed in Ghemme Italy (on Piazza Antonelli) back in 1977. The score can be obtained here:  Antonelli Rag - score My performance can be heard in the video here. It is not a perfect rendition, but I hope some other more experienced guitarists will give it a go some time.
05 Apr 2012, Article
Jellicle Catgut for string quartet
Here's a short but sweet string quartet movement based on the rhythms of T S Eliot's Jellicle Cats (with my cats in attendance). The score and parts can be obtained at   Jellicle Catgut at Musica Neo The video can be seen on youtube here:  Video of Jellicle Catgut and is also embedded here:
26 Mar 2012, Article
Nokh amol mit Neshome - Once more with soul - flute solo
Robert Billington requested a composition in soulful Jewish style for flute solo. I wrote it (Nokh amol mit Neshome - Once more with soul) and here is performing it this March 2012: score and mp3
21 Mar 2012, Article
Roses of Picardy arranged for guitar solo
This arrangement of the famous song Roses of Picardy has been officially approved by the Haydn Wood Society and by Faber Music Ltd.  My performance here is a little amateurish, but I'm hoping a better guitarist will come along and play it one day. Score
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