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"The highest ideal in making music is to determine the affect which the music itself achieves and then to project that affect to the listener." RDB
Four selections for solo flute by British composer David W. Solomons.
Dr. Billington premiered these compositions either at the Hibel Promenade Concert Series in Jupiter, FL,
or for Musical Shabbat services at Temple Sinai in Delray Beach, FL.
"Also on last night's program was Shun-
". . . I was quite impressed with the flutist, Robert Billington." John Schuster-
". . . Hurry, Ye Happy Shepherds, beautifully sung, and excellently accompanied by solo flute, played by Robert Billington." Raymond Barr, Coral Gables Gazette, Coral Gables, FL
Currently, Dr. Billington is a free-
Dr. Billington has also studied privately with Bernard Goldberg, Donald Peck, Robert Aitken, James Pellerite, and Francis Fuge. In addition to having performed with numerous orchestras in the United States and at festivals in Europe, Mr. Billington has presented master classes in Trinidad, and has appeared as a soloist on Trinidad and Tobago Television.
Dr. Billington has performed recitals and concerts of classical flute alone music and has also performed as a classical solo flutist for art festivals. His repertoire consists of traditional early works such as the J. S. Bach Partita in a minor and the Telemann Fantasias and ranges to the standard repertoire pieces of the 20th century such as the Debussy Syrinx and the Hindemith Acht Stucke. Dr. Billington also enjoys playing avant-
Dr. Billington has performed solo flute music for weddings at various South Florida beaches and parks, at the Japanese Garden on Watson Island, at the Spanish Monastery, and at Vizcaya. Among the other events that he has performed for as a flute soloist have included art exhibit openings, a corporate function at Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach, the dedication of the huge Botero sculture in Coral Gables, a Christening at the Church of the Little Flower, and as a featured musician for the Beaux Arts Festival. For several years Dr. Billington performed solo flute music for moonlight strolls at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.
Robert David Billington Sample Solo Flute Repertoire
Aitken Plainsong C. P. E. Bach Sonata in a minor J. S. Bach Partita in a minor Berio Sequenza Boismortier Sechs Suiten Bozza Image Chuah Kiyotaki-