Professional Performances

My works and arrangements have been performed by many professional musicians – here are some examples ….

These links go to video playlists or to individual videos on Youtube

Budapest Scoring (choral and instrumental groups)

Budapest Scoring Wind Quintets

Budapest Scoring: Cor anglais (English horn) and Guitar – Esprit de Cor

Performances in 1989 by Sheralyn Rennert and David W Solomons

The Johannebergs Vokalensemble (Göteborg, Sweden)

The Composers’ Choir

Matthew Curtis (multitrack singer)                                     

Duo Musaikon (clarinet and guitar)

Philadelphia Flute Quartet                                                      

Duo Scherzando (clarinet and guitar)

The Ken Morrell Saxophone Quartet                                        

The Octava Chamber Orchestra

The Flute View Trio                                                                

Flute Pie (flute with piano and 2 flutes with piano)

Lisa Hedley’s flute, oboe and piano trio

Ravel Virtual Studios

Manchester Cathedral Choirs                                                   

Paul Wehage (alto saxophone)

Robert Billington (flute) and also with Rene Gonzales (guitar)              

Aurora Guitar Trio

Mark Crayton and James Janssen – alto and piano                   

Stephen Taylor and Jonathan Leonard – alto and piano

David Carlston Williams – Organ

Alessandro Balsimini – classical guitar with me singing                                   

Serenade Duo – flute and classical guitar

Melanie Chirignan & Tim Maynard – flute & classical guitar      

Nancy Tyler and Elyce Ostermann – flute solos duos and multitrack flute

Suellen Primost – Cello

Folk contra Punkt – flutes, cello and classical guitar                

Ronald Frost – Organ                                                              

Musicians in Chile – guitar, flute, cello, mezzo-soprano and saxophone

Musicians in Costa Rica (The Fruitful Pond) – String quartet and Brass ensemble

Daniel Mihai – virtuoso violinist

Iris Clarinet Quartet

Fell Clarinet Quartet

Tubalate Euphonium and Tuba Quartet

Camerata String Quartet

Bruce Paine and Rex Button – guitar solos and duos

Elaine Alexander – oboe with guitar

Tim Hillier – violin with guitar

Chris Benson – cello and recorder with me on guitar

Andrew Anderson – piano solo

Owen Wynn Chorale – adult choir, children’s choir and instruments

Helge Øye – recorders with ensemble

Tasse (Nigel Tasane) – recorders with guitar and voice

David Lowe – recorder with guitar and voice

Brigitte Jones and Ute Schwarting – piano duo

Duncan Saunderson – alto

Eleanor Collier Deborah Catterall and Jacqueline Malone – soprano, flute and piano

Chatfield Chantons Choir

Jewish Melodies flute and guitar – Tomoyuki Ikeda and me

Flutissimo (The Witches’ Recipe)

Thomas Meany and Michael Simmons – (flute and guitar)

Links

DwsChorale – audios and videos of music sung by my one-man choir

All Video playlists

Dwsmp3 – videos of my music performed by professional musicians

Pandora Radio and music streaming (USA only)

A little ABC of the Renaissance

Karaoke MIDI files for singers or Community Choir

Some of my “literary” writings …

Coming out of the fog – a CD of guitar music performed by Bruce Paine

Memorial to Joseph Dillon Ford

Music by Joseph Dillon Ford

Music by the Delian Society – tonal composers

Poetry and artwork by my father and mother (Stanley N Solomons and Elizabeth Mary Solomons)

Memorial page for my mother Elizabeth Mary Solomons

Memorial page for my special friend Rosemary Dewey

Flute history by Stuart Scott

Rupert the chocolate angel

Singfreizeiten – performances by the German Lutheran Choir in PAB Nordengland

Holiday 2001 with Mum and Dad in North West France

http://violinio.com/  – Violinio provides reviews on the best violins in the market.

http://trumpethub.com/  – Trumpethub aims to give unbiased reviews and tips about the greatest trumpets available.

http://www.pianoreport.com/  – Pianoreport gives the best reviews about Pianos

http://karaokeisle.com/ – Karaokeisle provides the best articles about karaokes.

How to Choose a Digital Piano – 10 Factors to Consider According to Science

Sound-unsound.com  A well-known resource for music instruments related articles, especially violins and pianos

Cámara Klezmer Trío

Colin Bayliss – composer

Liedertafel  (four voices exploring a very wide range of music)

André van Haren – Dutch tonal composer and writer living in Sweden

Kylee Maloney – New Zealand folksinger with a difference

Huge collection of Genevan psalms and other organ and choral music – (midi files)

Kuni Yoshimura (Virtual Wilbye Consort ATBB multitrack madrigals and motets)

The Countertenors  (our new page at Tripod)

Tubalaté (a professional tuba and euphonium quartet always on the lookout for new repertoire)

Carson Cooman  Pianist, organist and composer

Uwe Warneke’s guitar Page

Nicholas Lander’s Recorder Page

Burkhard Mohr – Composer and Organist

Steve Hall, Piano Orchestrations

My old school – The Wolverhampton Municipal Grammar School

Excellent Italian Language Courses at Palazzo Malvisi

The online resource for people with Kallmann’s syndrome

Updated info regarding Kallmann’s, with FAQs and feedback

Prayer before the Close of Day (Te Lucis ante Terminum) – 2 euphoniums, 2 tubas

Written for Tubalaté (2 tubas and 2 euphoniums), who recorded it – as can be heard in the video here.
The underlying theme is the old Gregorian chant Te lucis ante terminum (To Thee before the close of day…).
Although this is a slow piece, I have rated it as “Advanced” because of the large amount of stamina and breath control required.
It featured in a tuba quartet workshop in Greensboro a few years ago, to great acclaim.

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia
sis præsul ad custodiam.

Procul recedant somnia
et noctium phantasmata;
hostemque nostrum comprime,
ne polluantur corpora.

Præsta, Pater omnípotens,
per Iesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spíritu.
Amen.

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.

Video:

Prayer before the Close of day – based on the chant ‘Te Lucis ante terminum’ – for wind quartet

This meditation piece was originally written for a tuba and euphonium quartet commissioned and and recorded by the group Tubalate.
The underlying themes are a sequence of shifting chords representing going to sleep and the ancient chant
Te lucis ante terminum (To Thee before the close of day…) (quoted in various parts from bar 20 onwards).

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia
sis præsul ad custodiam.

Procul recedant somnia
et noctium phantasmata;
hostemque nostrum comprime,
ne polluantur corpora.

Præsta, Pater omnípotens,
per Iesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spíritu.
Amen.

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.

Prayer before the Close of day – based on the chant ‘Te Lucis ante terminum’ – for saxophone quartet

This meditation piece was originally written for a tuba and euphonium quartet commissioned and and recorded by the group Tubalate.
The underlying themes are a sequence of shifting chords representing going to sleep and the ancient chant
Te lucis ante terminum (To Thee before the close of day…) (quoted in various parts from bar 20 onwards).

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia
sis præsul ad custodiam.

Procul recedant somnia
et noctium phantasmata;
hostemque nostrum comprime,
ne polluantur corpora.

Præsta, Pater omnípotens,
per Iesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spíritu.
Amen.

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.

Prayer before the Close of day – based on the chant ‘Te Lucis ante terminum’ – for clarinet quartet

This meditation piece was originally written for a tuba and euphonium quartet commissioned and and recorded by the group Tubalate.
The underlying themes are a sequence of shifting chords representing going to sleep and the ancient chant
Te lucis ante terminum (To Thee before the close of day…) (quoted in various parts from bar 20 onwards).

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia
sis præsul ad custodiam.

Procul recedant somnia
et noctium phantasmata;
hostemque nostrum comprime,
ne polluantur corpora.

Præsta, Pater omnípotens,
per Iesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spíritu.
Amen.

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.

Prayer before the Close of day – based on the chant ‘Te Lucis ante terminum’ – for flute quartet

This meditation piece was originally written for a tuba and euphonium quartet commissioned and and recorded by the group Tubalate.
The underlying themes are a sequence of shifting chords representing going to sleep and the ancient chant
Te lucis ante terminum (To Thee before the close of day…) (quoted in various parts from bar 20 onwards).

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia
sis præsul ad custodiam.

Procul recedant somnia
et noctium phantasmata;
hostemque nostrum comprime,
ne polluantur corpora.

Præsta, Pater omnípotens,
per Iesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spíritu.
Amen.

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.

Prayer before the Close of day – based on the chant ‘Te Lucis ante terminum’ – for string quartet

This meditation piece was originally written for a tuba and euphonium quartet commissioned and and recorded by the group Tubalate.
The underlying themes are a sequence of shifting chords representing going to sleep and the ancient chant
Te lucis ante terminum (To Thee before the close of day…) (quoted in various parts from bar 20 onwards).

Te lucis ante terminum,
rerum Creator, poscimus,
ut solita clementia
sis præsul ad custodiam.

Procul recedant somnia
et noctium phantasmata;
hostemque nostrum comprime,
ne polluantur corpora.

Præsta, Pater omnípotens,
per Iesum Christum Dominum,
qui tecum in perpetuum
regnat cum Sancto Spíritu.
Amen.

To Thee before the close of day,
Creator of the world, we pray
That, with Thy wonted favour, Thou
Wouldst be our guard and keeper now.

From all ill dreams defend our sight,
From fears and terrors of the night;
Withhold from us our ghostly foe,
That spot of sin we may not know.

O Father, that we ask be done,
Through Jesus Christ, Thine only Son,
Who, with the Holy Ghost and Thee,
Doth live and reign eternally.
Amen.