Award-winning American choral composer David Avshalomov has just posted new demo recordings of 3 choral works on his website, "Flopsy, the Christmas Pup," (SATB/piano/opt. bass/drums, 5:45) "The Garlic Blessing" (SATB div./piano, 6'), and "Let the Children Play." (SAB or SSA/piano/opt. flute(s) 4') They were recorded by First Readings in Minnesota under David Moore, a group I can recommend highly.
"Flopsy" is a sappy fun Christmas story about adopting a pet; my other Holiday numbers include "The Chocolate Carol" and "Chanukah Tonight!".
"Garlic Blessing" needs no introduction, you can sniff it out easily
"Let the Children Play" is a simple, easy, idealistic song about keeping our children safe and healthy and helping them grow up strong in a world that will need them.
You can see pdf perusal scores and listen to the recordings on my website at:
These songs are available in .pdf directly from the composer (there is also a Contact form on the website).
Composer, Singer, Conductor
Santa Monica, CA
Designated "Honored Artist of the American Prize", 2014
Winner, TheC7Prize (Canada) 2014 (2 choral works)
Winner, American Prize 2014, Band Composition
American Prize 2014, Dual Finalist, Chamber Music and Orchestral Composition
3 Awards, VoxNova 15 Minutes of Fame Series, 2014 (solo pieces for clarinet, tuba, oboe)
American Prize 2012, Orchestral Composition--Special Judges' Citation for Unique Artistic Achievement and Distinctive Merit
Winner, Sul Ross State University, TX, Wind Ensemble Composition Contest 2013
Winner, Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (San Diego) Composition Contest 2013
Winner, “Polifonija” Sacred Choral Music Competition 2013, Siauliai State Chamber Choir, Lithuania
ACDA Silver Platter Award 2012 for Choral Repertoire of Outstanding Quality
Project : Encore, Schola Cantorum/Hudson, Recommended Choral Work of Exceptional Merit 2012