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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.

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.

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Mitherpot (or Whiner or Fusspot)

A Mitherpot (or fusspot or whiner) is usually a young child who is always complaining (although it could be an adult too.!).
Some time ago I composed a violin and piano piece to represent this.
Since then I have composed versions for flute and piano (as shown in this video) and for clarinet and piano.
The scores are available at Musicaneo:
Score and parts available at Violin and piano version
Score and parts available at Flute and piano version
Score and parts available at Clarinet and piano version


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Moonlight on Sea

The Composers Choir under Dan Shaw - with classical guitar - perform my setting of
Moonlight on Sea (Stanley N Solomons inspired by Gerard dHouville)
The Video is also downloadable on Vimeo
The Score is available at Sheetmusicplus
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Duo Scherzando at Christmas

Konstantia Loibner and Petra Schwarzl (performing as Duo Scherzando)
have recently recorded my Duetto della Natività for clarinet and guitar
(a medley based on various European Christmas Carols)
The mp3 of the recording can be heard here
The score can be obtained here at Productions d"Oz
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