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!


The Grass is growing in the field of ash

The Grass is growing in the field of ash The version of this piece for flute, oboe and piano

was beautifully performed on 26 April 2015 by

Lisa Hedley and friends



The words on which this piece is based is a poem by Mark Haviland:

The grass is growing in the field of ash

Come look come see

with the passing of each day

the green grows stronger than the grey


Coat of Arms (Wappen)

Coat of Arms (Wappen) I now have a personal coat of arms,

painted by Tudor-Radu Tiron after a design by Elliot Nesterman

and registered with the micronation of Rheinbergen

Click here for larger image

For those with no Latin, the motto

'Scribo ut canas' means 'I write for you to perform'.

The heraldic cat represents my own cat, Themba.

Further information on Rheinbergen



BandCamp Bandcamp
All of my 21 CDBaby CDs are now also available

as downloads

on Bandcamp

You can hear the full tracks there,

if you want to

and see all the lyrics

and translations.