David Gaines

photo: Alaina Allen

Both critics and other artists have recognized composer David Gaines (b. 1961) for his imaginative orchestrations and his uniquely international and eclectic style. His music, which has been performed across North America and Europe, includes two symphonies, concertos for baritone saxophone, trombone, and euphonium, plus a variety of chamber, choral, and electronic music.

A graduate of Northwestern University, American University, and Johns Hopkins University’s Peabody Conservatory of Music (where he earned a doctoral degree in composition), he has been a faculty member at The New School’s online Master of Media Technology degree program via Connected Education, Inc., for which he created the first Internet university-level music course for credit (on the history of electronic music technology), as well as University of Maryland Global Campus (formerly University of Maryland University College), where he held the rank of adjunct associate professor.

Recordings of his music are available on the Navona Records and Verda Stelo Music labels, including a remastered version of the long out-of-print 2001 orchestral album The Music Of David Gaines.


Tapestry of Voices

Release Date: December 1, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6583
21st Century
Vocal Music
TAPESTRY OF VOICES from Navona Records showcases the versatility and elegance of the human voice woven with grand orchestral statements, colorful choral arrangements, and intimate settings with piano. Eight contemporary composers offer settings of poetry and stories from various cultures throughout human history, from Africa to Europe, North America, and beyond. Threading modern takes on Greek mythology, meditations on concepts of loss, morality, and more, TAPESTRY OF VOICES is exactly as its title suggests — an intricate and artistic convergence of ideas that’s sure to entrance those who experience it.


Release Date: June 1, 2010
Catalog Number: NV5829
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Large Ensemble
Wind Ensemble