|James Lorusso reminisces
about American Luthier Thomas Humphrey in the September 2008
issue of Classical Guitar magazine.
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Jim has been arranging music for the guitar since 1971 in
many categories and from many different instruments. In
the classical genre, he has chosen music from the lute, harpsichord,
piano, string quartet and orchestra. These arrangements
have been set as guitar solos, duos, trios as well as quartets.
Besides this category, he has made numerous arrangements of
popular, traditional, ethnic and Christmas songs as well as
famous movie and TV themes. All of these categories have several
versions of each song or piece in graded levels of difficulty. In
this way many levels of playing ability can be accommodated.
A Sampling of Guitar Arrangements
This is a partial sampling of arrangements that Mr. Lorusso has
created. Many more arrangements are available upon request. The
arrangements below are graded, specifically designed for students
on various levels, and were all chosen by Jim's students over the
- "Ashokan Farewell" by Jay Ungar
- A Whole New World
- As Tears Go By
- All My Lovin
- Boulevard of Broken Dreams
- Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
Down by the Salley Garden
- El Condor Pasa
- Eleanor Rigby
- Flintstones Theme
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- "Habenera" from Carmen
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
- Hava Nagila
- He's A Pirate
- How Deep Is Your Love?
- I Can't Tell You Why
- I Will
- In Dulci Jubilo
- In My Life
- In the Hall of the Mountain King
- Killing Me Softly
- Lelisir Damore Una Furtiva
- Loch Lomond
- Musette by Bach
- Oh-Bla-Di, Oh-Bla-Da
- Penny Lane
- People Are Strange
- Peter Gunn Theme
- Stand By Me
- Suddenly I See
- Tears In Heaven
- The Star Spangled Banner
- The Third Man Theme (Harry Lime)
- Theme from "Mission Impossible"
- Theme from "The Godfather"
- Ticket To Ride
- Time In A Bottle
- Tomorrow Never Knows
- With a Little Help From My Friends
- Yellow Submarine
- You Were Always on My Mind
More audio samples coming soon!
Guitar Arrangements Available
If you would like to purchase an existing arrangement or have
James create a custom arrangement, please
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contact Mr. Lorusso.
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