David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

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 ...
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
17 Mar 2012, Article
Bifocal Rag for guitar duet
Great multitrack performance by Bruce Paine of my Bifocal rag The score can be obtained here:  score on MusicaNeo The new improved video can be seen here:  video on youtube or watched here in situ
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