David W Solomons, composer, singer and classical guitarist,
welcomes you to the new streamlined site.

Here you will find:
A comprehensive search facility for scores of all of my compositions and arrangements
My biography
A blog with news of my latest compositions, videos and recordings
dwschorale.com: My recordings of works by other composers
dwsmp3.com: Recordings of my works performed by various musicians
My videos on youtube
The old site with catalogues for each instrument

I have been composing since 1969, concentrating on lyrical tonal music - particularly chamber music and vocal music - and experimenting in various modes (particularly the Dorian and Octatonic).
Some of my work is aimed at good amateur musicians (both instrumental and vocal) but other pieces are quite virtuoso, especially solo works for flute, saxophone and violin which have been written for specific professional musicians.
I have also attempted to fill specific "gaps" in the market, in particular songs for alto (or baritone) voice and classical guitar: back in 1969, I asked my local music shop if they had such works.
When they said that they didn't, I immediately began to remedy the situation, and continue to do so, as you can see from my catalogue!

One of the most impressive performances of my chamber music in recent times has been the
Freilach for flute trio - a Jewish dance which has been performed at various flute celebrations throughout California and New York.

Going beyond chamber music, I am now writing for larger forces, including choirs and orchestras and there have been many professional performances of these as well.

Possibly the best recent performance of these has been the
Mass for choir and orchestra which was recorded in Budapest (at the studios of Hungarian Radio)
under the expert leadership of Zoltan Pad.


Beetles Wings and other songs for alto and guitar with improved audio

I recently improved the audio on my 1993 collection of alto and guitar camcorder recordings (with Gary Savage as camcorder operator),
They are now all uploaded to Vimeo:
The complete list of Vimeo links can be found here.

The Message of Christmas

Improved video of my 1975 evangelical song (for 2 or 4 voices, flutes, tambourines and guitar) about the meaning of Christmas.
Performed by Matthew Curtis (multitrack one-man choir)
The score is available at SheetMusicPlus

The Pipes are Calling for bassoon and orchestra

Budapest Scoring and I recently created two new versions of The Pipes are Calling
- with bassoon solo and with cor anglais solo, in addition to the original saxophone version.

As mentioned in an earlier article, this is an orchestral extravaganza reminiscent of Scottish bagpipes (the drone being carried by the violas and cellos and the chanter by the soloist while the flutes and the other string parts come into the blend with arco and pizzicato passages, with the timpanis providing an exciting background).

The videos, scores, parts and audio files of all three performances - and also a Karaoke version - can be found through
The Pipes are Calling Page