David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

12 Feb 2016, News
Mass for choir and orchestra
Beautiful performance by musicians in Budapest of my Mass for choir and orchestra (including the orchestral finale Ite Missa Est). Here is the complete performance The individual sections are available through the youtube playlist Mass playlist The scores and parts are available on this page: Mass Scores and parts
14 Jul 2015, News
Freilach for flute trio
Fantastic performance by The Fluteview of my Freilach on 10 July 2015 in Half-Moon Bay California at the Flutes by the Sea event. This is a Klezmer-inspired piece with a lot of beatboxing technique on the flutes. The score is available here: Freilach for flute trio The Video of the world premiere can be enjoyed on Youtube here:
19 Jun 2015, News
Ever onwards
2015 is proving ever more fruitful both in terms of Musicaneo sales and live performances in various countries. It's probably more convenient for my readers if I provide links to my ready-made "News pages" on my own site (as below) than if I repeat all the individual links here, but before I do that, I'd like to give a special mention to one particular performance: The Grass is growing in the field of ash for flute, oboe and piano performed by Lisa Hedley and friends: The Grass is growing So ...
29 Dec 2014, News
New performances in 2014
Among the many new performances of my music in 2014 the latest batch has been particularly satisfying: My Japanese Song (version for flute trio) was performed at a festival in California a few weeks ago: The Composer's Choir in the USA has performed my setting of Tom Clarke's poem The Frostbound Wood and of Sing a New Song to the Lord (my setting of Psalm 98 for choir and organ) Then, a little further South, in Costa Rica a group of string and brass players performed ...
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   ...
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 ...
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:
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