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Videos of  our recital on  27 February 2009 Videos of the Recital of songs composed by D W Solomons featuring  David W Solomons (alto) and  Alessandro Balsimini (classical guitar) on 27 February 2009 at Cross Street Chapel Manchester Top of Page Earlier videos of my music Videos involving music  by other composers Main Videos Page Main Videos Page Alessandro Balsimini and David W Solomons at Cross Street Chapel - photograph by Daniela Cantamessa Lookin, just lookin at the personal ads -  words and music by D W Solomons Ale Vasserlech - Yiddish folksong- arr DWS Ikh bin a meidel in di Yoren - Yiddish folksong - arr DWS Oyfn Yam - Yiddish folksong - arr. DWS Judas - poem by Audrey Vaughan Early evening in Camden Town -  poem by Sandra Erös The houses where we have lived -  poem by Melissanthi  translated by Diana Maynard Dawn in the Room   poem by E M Solomons Haikus by Basho

Footage created on a digital camera by, and with thanks to, Daniela Cantamessa.


The score is available here: score


There is also a version with piano accompaniment available here: score

Translation and arrangement by DWS

Footage at the Chapel created on a digital camera by, and with thanks to, Daniela Cantamessa.

The footage of waterwheels at the end of the video was taken by me on digital camera in Treviso, Alessandro's home town.

Translation and arrangement by DWS

Footage created on a digital camera by, and with thanks to, Daniela Cantamessa.

Translation and arrangement by DWS

Footage created on a digital camera by, and with thanks to, Daniela Cantamessa.

The score can be obtained

here


With thanks to the following for imagery used:


Nikolaj Nikolajewitsch Das Gewissen [Conscience] (with added moon and stars),


trees - from flickr.com - photographed by Jeff Martone


The coins of Judas - Mattes at Wikimedia

My thanks to the following for the use of their images:

Camden street and canal photos - Georgia Pinaud - on wikimedia


Laundrette - Andy (Mawhrin Skel) on flickr

Down and out - "North Ormesby" on flickr


Chateau in Saumur - "Majorly" on wikipedia

 

Drawing of river Loire with boats and chateau - GallicaScans  on wikimedia


The score can be obtained at

Musicaneo

Surreal poem of rootlessness, written by Melissanthi, translated into English by Diana Maynard  

Imagery processed by DWS based on photos taken by Daniela Cantamessa

The score can be obtained from

Musik Fabrik

Images obtained, with thanks, from the following photographers at flickr.com

Waking Light: Chris Khamken (JCKham)

Can't sleep with this empty space beside me: Jenna Carver

Bedroom at Dawn: Gianluca Bevacqua (addicted2light)

I've always liked the time before dawn : Loren (Love, Loren)

The score can be obtained

here

The scales used are westernised versions of typical Japanese scales, including the Okinawa scale.

The images of crows have been obtained, with thanks, from two photographers on flickr.com: Roselea for the crow on the branch

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/76255989@N00/)

and Grace Keyworth for the crow in the snow

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/85247331@N00/)


The images of Basho and the frog have been obtained from wikimedia (public domain)



The Capital 1980 Poem by Melissanthi

A surreal poem in which the city appears like an aquarium, complete with whales, divers and plankton. (This may well be a reference to murky atmosphere of a polluted city, but I have taken it literally in this video-collage).

The translation is by Diana Maynard

 The score. published by Musik Fabrik, is available from


SheetMusicPlus



With thanks to the following for the images used (all found on wikimedia):

Diving suit - the oldest diving suit in the world - Raahe Museum, Finland

User: Hengga

Footage of diving whale

User: Hersfold

King St Manchester

User: Pit-yacker

Aquarium

User: Stonda

Plankton

User: Uwe_kils

Summer is i-cumen in, loud sing tishoo -  words and music by David W Solomons

The famous old English song, in a parody version specially composed for hayfever sufferers.

The score of this song is available

here


Imagery from

Allan Rostron (Alessandro and me singing the sneezing song in Lugnano in Teverina)

from wikimedia: "Sneeze video" featuring Frederick Ott some 90 years ago

"Petit Sammy éternue" cartoons by Winsor McCay some 70 years ago and

flower and pollen by Jon Sullivan of pdPhoto.org

Amol iz geven a Mayse (there was once a story) - a Yiddish lullaby arranged by D W Solomons


All images are public domain from wikipedia, with particular thanks to Andreas Trepte for the bird in the nest

Amol iz geven a Mayse Review of our  recital at  St Martin’s  on 26 February