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 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!


Coming out of the Fog

Coming out of the Fog Just released, specially for November:
11 of my guitar works, beautifully performed by Bruce Paine,
including: Soliloquy, Coming out of the Fog, Spider's Web, Sonata in Ripon, Blues Rondo
Prelude No 2, Romance for Pamela, Calypso, Variations on Twinkle Twinkle,
Variations on Sweet Kate and the Good tempered Guitars

Details, audio sample and links

CD on CDBaby

CD on Amazon


Suite for Recorder Orchestra

Suite for Recorder Orchestra Back in February 2015 the Manchester Recorder Orchestra gave its fourth, and best yet, performance of my Suite for Recorder Orchestra.
Now, at last, I have the recording, which can be heard here.
It was great to see and hear them play it again after a gap of about 18 years (the first performance was in 1997!).

Other news:

Daniel Mihai has released a video of his performance of my Klezomaticus for violin solo

Dad and I have made a couple of videos based on Ronsard"s poem A Cassandre - in which he recites the French original (in modern French pronunication) and his own English translation.
This was made in response to a request from the bassoonist Franck Leblois for French poetry to be recited with solo bassoon accompaniment.
Hoping for a live performance from Franck soon, but meanwhile here are the videos made by Dad and me:
French version
English version