David Solomons

singer, one-man choir, guitarist and composer

02 Aug 2016, Article
A Manchester Magnificat
Budapest Scoring have done a brilliant job recording my Manchester Magnificat. (It was originally performed at Manchester Cathedral back in 1994, so this is the second performance). The score is available here  Score of Manchester Magnificat The score with separate orchestral parts and choir/soloists part is available here  Score and Parts of Manchester Magnificat The audio is available for download at  Bandcamp  and also at CDBaby, itunes and Amazon The video is ...
06 Jun 2016, Article
Dawn in the Room
Dawn in the Room (poem by my mother) has been one of the compositions which I rate amongst my very best.  The most effective performance (which brought me to tears) is this one by Betti Nagy in the Budapest recording. This and other recordings, and links to scores, can be found in the  Dawn in the Room page
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
08 Dec 2015, Article
Budapest Recording
András Csáki recently performed my suite for guitar and orchestra in Budapest with the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Péter Illényi. It was a brilliant performance. You can hear the audio recording on: itunes  ,  Amazon (USA) ,   Amazon (International)  ,  CDBaby   and  Bandcamp and you can see the video of the performance on  Vimeo The Score is available on  musicaneo
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   ...
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
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