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Some recent and upcoming performances of my music


Upcoming:

On 17 February 2019 at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church, Cooper City, FL, USA, there will be a concert of Armenian music for flute and guitar, including my arrangements of various Armenian folksongs (commissioned by Sarkis Anac).

The performers will be Robert Billington (flute) and Rene Gonzalez (guitar) and also some of Robert’s students


On Sunday, December 16, 2018 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church,

188 S. Swinton Ave. in Delray Beach, FL.

Concert entitled "The Enchanted Dawn"

2:30pm pre-concert conversation with Robert Billington and Rene Gonzalez

3pm concert including numbers from my "ABC of the Renaissance"

The Billington and Gonzalez Duo

Robert Billington, flute, Rene Gonzalez, guitar



Recent:

In his latest recital Bruce Paine launched his CD "The Selwyn Recital" at historic Alberton in Mt Albert (New Zealand) on Friday 28th September 2018.

The recital included my Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.


On Sunday, September 23rd 2018 at 6:00pm

at Maple Park Church

17620 60th Ave W Lynnwood, WA 98037, USA

The Octava Chamber Orchestra performed

The Delian Suite "Remembering Joseph Dillon Ford"

- which included my arrangement of Joe's piece "Surrender" under the name "Nothing to fear"  Video


On Saturday 15 September 2018 at the  Hochschule für Künste Fachbereich Musik in Bremen a concert of guitar music included my guitar trio version of Reb Itzekel’s Niggun - guitarists: Petra Schwarzl, Nadine Reinbacher and Laura Kuhner.


On Wednesday 25 July 2018

at the Classical Guitar Summit 2018

as part of the Eastern Music Festival

1129 Jefferson Road

Greensboro, NC 27410, USA

Karen Birch Blundell, english horn

and

Kami Rowan, guitar

performed my arrangements of

DANIEL PURCELL Gavotte in A minor

CLAUDIN DE SERMISY Variations on Tant que vivray

CLAUDIN DE SERMISY Variations on J’attends Secours

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On July 15th 2018

My flute sextet arrangement of Stanford's Beati Quorum Via was performed as the prelude to the 11 am service at  

The Hyde Park United Methodist Church on Hyde Park campus, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, FL, USA

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In Budapest, Hungary, in May and June 2018:

3 Flute septets:

The Enchantress of the North


Serenade in the summer residence


Gautier’s Noel



And a comical choral number:

The Centipede and the Frog


In Cambridge, UK, on 20th June 2018:

Superlocrian trio for harpsichords:

To quote Francis Knights:

As part of the usual May Week recital series at Jesus College, we turned up with three harpsichords for a rare (and probably unique) programme of Bach and contemporary music, including the premiere of a new version of Vulcan Chess (2018) by Mark Bellis, the Superlocrian Trio (2012) by David W. Solomons and Edwin McLean's Sonata for three harpsichords (1998). The Bach included the Ricercar a6 (from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079) and a very enjoyable clatter through my new arrangement of Brandenburg Concerto No.3. For a photo, see:

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On Sunday Mar 4, 2018 – 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

At The War Memorial (Alger House)

32 Lake Shore Rd

Grosse Pointe, MI 48236

Programme included:

Freilach by David Warin Solomons performed by

- Sharon Oblin, Flute

- Paul Shifrin, Flute

- Ann Konopinski, Alto Flute


On Saturday 3rd February 2018 my Freilach was performed at the Iowa Flute Festival by Nicole Esposito, Jeiran Hasan and Fluter Scooter.


On Sunday 28 January 2018, at 2 pm, The Philadelphia Flute Quartet played my Chinese New Year Celebration as an encore at the St William Concert Series, 6200 Rising Sun Avenue, Jenkintown, Philadelphia.     Video


On Sunday 21 January 2018, at the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Cultural Center

Sunday January 21, 2018 at 3 pm

Ewing, New Jersey

the Meany/Simmons Flute and Classical Guitar duo performed a concert including my piece "Details"


On 22 January 2018 The London Strings at Abbey Road Studios performed my “Rollicking along” (formerly known as Alleyways)

Video

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Under the auspices of the Etude Club of Berkeley

at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA.

Susan Waller, Katy Wilson and Janet Woodhams, Flutes

performed my flute trio "Tout de Suite - or Toot Sweet" on 18 December 2017



On 8 December 2017 at the Calliope Music Store, Ardmore PA the Philadelphia Flute Quartet performed my Chinese New Year Celebration and my arrangement of Away in a manger.


In December 2017 The Johannebergs Vokalensemble, Göteborg, Sweden, performed

my English version of Psalm 23 (Dorian mode) (The Lord is my Shepherd)        Video

my setting of Malcolm Guite’s O Virgo Virginum                                           Video

and my setting of Robert Herrick’s Litany to the Holy Spirit                          Video

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On November 12th 2017, the Billington and Gonzalez Duo (flute and guitar) live in concert at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Palmetto Bay. 11/12/2017. 4:00 pm. “East Meets West”. A concert of Western and Asian fusion. Works by Shankar, Brustad, Miyagi, Fukushima, Kyle Chuah, James Ross, and David Solomons. My piece was Kichijiro.  (Earlier video)


On 5 November at 3.00 pm an “Autumn Serenade” concert was held at:

First United Methodist Church, 167 S. Ripley St., Alpena, Michigan  49707,

during which MaryAnn Hubbard (flute), Cynthia Atkinson (cello) and Andrea Arbuckle (piano) of the Alpena Symphony Orchestra performed my trio “The grass is growing in the field of ash”.


On 21 and 22 October 2017 In the United Reformed church in Leeds and the German church in Bradford, the Singkreis included my setting of Psalm 23 (using Martin Luther’s translation) in the services.  Video


On Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Road, Alexandria, VA, USA

The Kings Park Flutes performed, among other pieces, my arrangement of Stormy Weather (1933) by Harold Arlen & Ted Koehler. They will be performing it again shortly at a Senior Centre in Alexandria VA.           


At the Eucharist on Sunday 8 October 2017 the choir and congregation of All Saints with Holy Trinity in Loughborough premiered my Communion Service. It was well received and is expected to become the regular setting.


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On 17 September 2017  Budapest Scoring under Zoltán Pad performed four of my pieces


Purinjiti  (for didgeridoo, flute, euphonium, strings and sticks)                                Video         Score


Just a Few Details (for flute quintet)                 Video         Score


Fire Dash (for flute sextet)                               Video (abridged version)           Video (full version)         Score


Passacaglia (for flute sextet)                            Video         Score


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On August 5th at the Alberton Heritage Centre, Mt Albert, New Zealand, the guitarist Bruce Paine performed a concert called Starlight and Memories, which included my Twinkle Twinkle Variations. A previous recording he made of the piece can be heard on his CD Coming out of the Fog.

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The Recipe (based on Shakespeare’s 3 witches) for flute choir, complete with special effects and witches’ hats, can be enjoyed on this video of Flutissimo’s performance recorded in August 2017


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In two concerts in Philadelphia in July 2017 Thomas Meany and Michael Simmons (flute and classical guitar duo) performed my “Details” -  Video of the rehearsal


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The Octava Chamber Orchestra included my arrangement of Joe Dillon Ford’s Gate of Paradise (Gate of Heaven) among other pieces by members of the Delian Society on 22 July 2017 in their Summer Concert at Edmonds United Methodist Church 828 Caspers Street Edmonds, WA 98020

Poster and information

Here is the video of the performance


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At the CCC Performing Arts Center

16th & Franklin - Astoria

23 June 2017 19.30  

“Songs of Love, Loss and Betrayal” with Richard Zeller (bass) and Aaron Larget-Caplan (guitar).

The concert included my arrangements of:

Nacht und Träume - for alto and guitar

Ständchen arranged for low voice and classical guitar

Du Bist die Ruh arranged for low voice and classical guitar

An die Musik for baritone and guitar


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On 20 June 2017 the Budapest Scoring choir under Peter Pejtsik performed my Hoc est enim corpus meum - in English, French and German

CD   Video (English original)          Video (German translation)          Video (French Translation)


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On May 21st 2017 at the Yellowstone Art Museum Elizabeth Adcock (guitar) and Sheri Rolf (clarinet)

of the The Yellowstone Chamber Players

performed my “Japanese Snapshots”


In May 2017 the Budapest Scoring choir under Peter Pejtsik performed my setting of Psalm 23 (Der Herr ist mein Hirte (The Lord is my Shepherd)

Video


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Petra Schwarzl (guitar) and Konstantia Loibner (clarinet) performed various pieces of mine including Petticoat Lane and Perky Blues

In Murau and Graz (Austria) during the summer of 2017. Video of their performance of Perky Blues.

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The Angelo State University Woodwind Quintet presented a public concert on Thursday, April 6 2017, in the Eldon Black Recital Hall, Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive, San Angelo, TX 76904.

This included my “Thalia’s Rag”.

The Woodwind Quintet is directed by Dr. Jeff Womack, associate professor of music.

Video


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The Zout choir of Schoonrewoerd sang the 'Our father' (from my Preces and Responses) conducted by Willemdirk van den Berg, on 16.4.2017 at the service at 10:00

in the Nederlands Hervormde Kerk

Rumpt

Middenstraat 43

4156ag, NL


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The Philadelphia Flute Quartet performed my arrangement of Stanford’s “Quick! We have but a second in April 2017: Video

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Under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Hermann Wilske

Präsident des Landesmusikrats Baden-Württemberg

At the 54th Landeswettbewerb (Land competition)

“Jugend musiziert”

on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at the Elmar-Doch-Haus, Heidenheim an der Brenz

The flautists Mia Federmann, Anja Bickele, Klara Kaufmann performed my Freilach


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The Appalachian Treble Choir and Guitar Orchestra, 8 p.m. April 25 2017, Rosen Concert Hall, Broyhill Music Center

The choir’s selection included David Solomons’ “Moonlight on Sea”


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The Nationalhymne von Rheinbergen (National Anthem of Rheinbergen) was recorded by Budapest Scoring in August and September 2016 (versions for baritone solo, choir and karaoke (ie just orchestra to sing along with).

The downloadable CD is available on Bandcamp, CDBaby, itunes and Amazon.

Video playlist


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Freilach for 2 flutes and 1 alto flute

(video here)

was performed by The Fluteview (Viviana Guzman, Fluter Scooter and Alice K. Dade) in Half Moon Bay, California, on 10 July 2015 and in the San Diego NFA [National Flute Association] in August 2016.

Freilach  was also performed at the CSEHY on 7 July 2016 by Angela McBrearty, Martha Alford and Michele Gordon

and by students of Katharina Schröter in Stuttgart (and later Paderborn) during late 2016 and 2017.


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Manchester Magnificat performed by Budapest Scoring choir and orchestra under Zoltán Pad in May 2016

Original version with orchestra:

Audio: downloadable CD on Bandcamp

Video playlist

Version with piano and organ

Audio: downloadable CD on Bandcamp

Video playlist


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Klezomaticus performed by Robert Billington on 8.7.2016 in Temple Sinai in Delray Beach (Florida)

Video


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Dawn in the Room - including performances by Betti Nagy, Laszlo Demeter and the Budapest Scoring String Orchestra

Video playlist of all “Dawn in the Room” performances

 

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Railway Song performed by Ken Morrell’s saxophone quartet

Video


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Mass for choir and orchestra and Ite Missa Est performed by the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra and Choir under Zoltán Pad

CD                   

Video


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The Octava Chamber Orchestra, Lynnwood, performed the Delian Suite No 8 (Letters to Eternity), including my “Bunny Rabbits”, on 30 January 2016

Video of Bunny Rabbits


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A concert of flute (and alto flute) and guitar music was given on on 22 November 2015 by Robert Billington and Rene Gonzalez

Video of To the Maypole Haste away

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Video of Sagesse


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Clarinet and Guitar (Duo Scherzando - Konstantia Loibner and Petra Schwarzl)  - there was a performance including some of my pieces in Linz in November and one in Kalsdorf in December 2015 Poster


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