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James Lorusso - Performer, Teacher, Arranger, Composer
James Lorusso
Self-portrait [1984]


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 years.
  • "Ashokan Farewell" by Jay Ungar
  • A Whole New World
  • As Tears Go By
  • All My Lovin
  • Blackbird
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
  • Danny Boy
  • Down by the Salley Garden
  • El Condor Pasa
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Flintstones Theme
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Guantanamera
  • "Habenera" from Carmen
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Hava Nagila
  • Help
  • 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 Lagrima
  • Loch Lomond
  • Musette by Bach
  • Oh-Bla-Di, Oh-Bla-Da
  • Penny Lane
  • People Are Strange
  • Perfidia
  • Peter Gunn Theme
  • Piggies
  • Scarborough Fair
  • 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
  • Yesterday
  • You Were Always on My Mind
arrow More audio samples coming soon!

Guitar Arrangements Available

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