David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

23 Jan 2012, Article
Dodo Titite - free downloads of music for flute and guitar, for disaster relief
The score can be obtained here  Music for Haitian disaster relief The original performances can be heard in sequence in this video:
20 Jan 2012, Article
Japanese Song
Many years ago, while I was still at University, I wrote this piece for a friend who is now a very high ranking Japanese diplomat - and who still remembers it! I hope you enjoy it and that some of you would like to perform it yourselves. The score is  The score is here
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17 Jan 2012, Article
Wine and water
Among the many pieces I have recently uploaded to MusicaNeo is this rather sweet setting of a satirical poem by G K Chesterton, in which the main subject is Noah's predilection for wine (I don't care where the water goes, if it doesn't get into the wine...). I also made a video for this song - Video of Wine and Water It is one of the first songs I ever composed. The original version is available here at Wine and Water on MusicaNeo It is for voice with optional ...
02 Jan 2012, News
An octatonic string quartet and a simple song
A few of my recent uploads are also nicely illustrated in videos (with live performances) on youtube, so do check out these two: Zephaniah (Sing o daughter of Zion for also and guitar) and my string quartet
01 Oct 2011, Article
Fine Knacks for Ladies
30 Jul 2011, News
Ragtime about a curious dog
Bricklick Benji Rag (for guitar and piano) was written to accompany the following video about a dog who loves to lick stones and bricks. The score and parts are available here on load.cd
14 Jul 2011, News
Octoboogy - with live octopus
My octatonic boogie woogie Octoboogy has been dusted down and re-instrumented, so the solo parts are now played by flute and jazz guitar. That sounds much better than the old trumpet version and will, I hope, be performed live some time...Score and parts available on Load.CD. By way of a bonus, it now has a real octopus accompanying it, at least in this video:
05 Jul 2011, Article
The pipes are calling
This piece was originally written for bagpipes, but it works well for an ensemble of sax, flutes, basses and percussion (the basses can be contrabasses or bass guitars) This version was created with Sonar X1, but for live performances, the score is available on musicaneo.com
20 Jun 2011, Article
Virgo and Taurus
Virgo and Taurus an emotional extravaganza for cello and guitar composed by D W Solomons in 1975 performed by the late Chris Benson and David W Solomons also in 1975 (sight-reading from the original pencil manuscript!) The score and parts can be obtained from dwsolo.musicaneo.com The story behind this piece is lost in the mists of time, even my cellist in this performance didn't know the full story! It concerned another cellist and a weekend of emotional turmoil. The music was ...
13 Jun 2011, Article
Nora Lee
This traditional song (on which Elvis based his "Love me Tender") has now been arranged for quintet of solo voices (or five part choir). There are two versions - one for male voices (AATBB) and one for mixed group (SATBarB). You can hear me singing the male voices version in the multitrack version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GirWoX2mXzM
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