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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!

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Tutti Fluti!

Tutti Fluti! Folk Contra punkt, a compilation of arrangements of

folk songs with countermelodies and original compositions,

for flutes, cello and guitars in various combinations

performed by Elyce Ostermann, Nancy Tyler, the Flute-View Trio,

Suellen Primost and Bruce Paine,



is now available on:



Bandcamp

CDBaby

itunes

and

Amazon


and a playlist of videos featuring this music can be found on Youtube




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Also:
New Catalogue for:



For alto flute and bass flute
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Soundcloud

Soundcloud


Soundcloud page at last
This page provides a (relatively) brief

playlist of my musical creations

(compositions and performances)

as stored on CDBaby.




Meanwhile:

... a couple of curiosities ....

The Scottish Banana

(video of the Scottish banana piece based on the instrumental versions, with new words written recently

Video





Cats love Stilton

Video of my cats discovering the joys of this rather special cheese - accompanied by A la japonaise for 2 flutes)





... some more - flute related - news is coming soon ....
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2015 begins

2015 begins Sweet 4 Chamber Orchestra

This brilliant realisation performed by Jeremiah Bornfield
of my Sweet for Chamber Orchestra (arr. Colin Bayliss)

can now be found on CDBaby

There are also videos available on

this playlist on youtube.

One of the videos is Pretty how town, which includes images from places where I lived in London in the 1980s,

including a rather sweet indoor mural by my flatmate Lissie, an outdoor mural on Chicksand Street

and views from the making of the film Little Lord Fauntleroy!


ATON
For anyone who would like to hear electronic previews of my music for the Austrian and Ancient Egyptian play ATON

- due to be performed in Innsbruck some time in 2015 -

they can now all be heard (with samples of the scores and option to buy the whole scores)

on the ATON catalogue


Holocaust Memorial

Brad Blitz, professor at Middlesex University, asked me to create a wind quintet version of my Variations on the Jewish prayer Adon Olam (Eternal Lord)

especially for the Holocaust memorial in Barnet, North London in January 2015.

I wrote it in record time and it was performed by musicians from the Firebird Orchestra for the event

(although they had to cut a few sections from my original in order to allow the Cantorial Choir to sing along with them).

You can hear the Adon Olam section, with choir and wind quintet on this mp3

The score for the wind quintet version (with electronic preview) can be obtained on Musicaneo
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