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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 - 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.

The Composer's Choir in New York have recorded many of my choral pieces
including this beautiful interpretation of my setting of Panis Angelicus

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.

As I look at concert programmes and listen to the recordings of the many performances of my chamber music, it seems that California, New York and Florida are taking the lead,
but musicians in many other American states and in other countries such as Romania, Latvia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, and, of course, my own United Kingdom are now including my works in their repertoire.

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Songs of Farewell by C H H Parry

Just completed my "Songs of Farewell" page.
These are instrumental arrangements of all 6 of
C H H Parry's beautiful anthems ranging from quartets to octet.
All the songs are arranged for wind, flute and clarinet ensembles:
Songs of Farewell page
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Bell Dance Variations

My old syncopated piece "Bell Dance" has been through many versions, both choral (it was a lover and his lass) and various chamber music versions.
The most recent is this one for flute and guitar.
The score and parts are available at
ScoreExchange
There is also a version for clarinet and guitar at
ScoreExchange
The video here was created using Camtasia.
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Japanese Styles

As I have written several chamber music and vocal pieces using Japanese modes,
many of which have been performed on flutes, guitar, piano and voice,
the suggestion arose that I should make a page to include them all.
So here it is:
Japanese Styles

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