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Music

Recordings

Fingerprint is a musical tour of the world through the strings of my guitar. It is a collection of music inspired by folk and popular idioms from around the globe. It features Variations on a Mongolian Folk Song, Samba di Locomoco, and the Spooky Blues, as well as music ranging from Venezuela to Spain to Japan and Turkey.

Re-released December 23, 2016

Archipelago for Guitar is a story told through nine pieces of music. It’s illustrated by a painting for each piece. When live concerts are fully back in swing, I will finally premiere this as planned—narrating a brief, partially improvised storyline in between pieces, while projecting artwork on a screen in order to deepen the listening experience. But for now, this recording will have to do! 
Released October 1 2020

 

 

 

 

Solo Guitar Compositions for Instant Download

(Click on title to listen or watch on video—and for purchase info when available: I’m still getting the scores ready)

 

  Title Price Further Info
  Five Preludes $6.50
Instant Download of 7-page Pdf Score
  Archipelago For Solo Guitar coming soon
  Island One: Milonga $2.75
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(Archipelago, Movement 1)
Instant Download of 3-page Pdf
  Samba di Locomoco coming soon
  Stray Thoughts 1-4 coming soon
  Quando Rondo coming soon
  Where the River Ends and the Sea Begins coming soon

 

Solo Guitar Arrangements for Instant Download

(Click on title to listen and for purchase info)

  Title Price Further Info
  Johann Sebastian Bach    
  Prelude from Cello Suite BWV 1007 coming soon
  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart    
  Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Full) 21
Zip File Containing all 4 Movements:
1. Allegro (2015 Revision),
2. Romanze,
3. Menuetto
4. Rondo.
3 fully fingered Pdf versions of each movement:  Score (13 Pages)
TAB only (20 Pages)
Score + TAB. (37 Pages)
(Bonus Folder: 2013 Version of the Allegro with TAB)
           Allegro $7
Revised 2015
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
4-Page Fully Fingered Score
10-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
6-Page Fully Fingered TAB
(Plus Bonus 2013 Version Score and TAB)
          Romanze $7
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
4-Page Fully Fingered Score
12-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
6-Page Fully Fingered TAB
         Menuetto $2
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
1-Page Fully Fingered Score
3-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
2-Page Fully Fingered TAB
          Rondo $7
Zip File with 3 Pdfs:
4-Page Fully Fingered Score
12-Page Fully Fingered Score with TAB
6-Page Fully Fingered TAB
  Gioachino Rossini    
  William Tell Overture (Finale) $7
Zip file with 3 pdfs (5 pages each):
1. Urtext Score
2. Fully Fingered Score
3. TAB Only Version

 

Ensemble Works for Instant Download

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  Title Price Further Info
   Trio Sonatina for Guitar, Violin and Violoncello $15
8 Pdfs in a zipped package.
1.Two Movements in full score
2. separate parts for each instrument.

 

Published Scores: Solo Guitar

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  Title Price Further Info
  Variations on a Mongolian Folk Song $18 Tuscany Publications
  Threnody $10.50 Tuscany Publications
  Spooky Blues $5 Tuscany Publications
  Juicy Fruit Shuffle $5 Tuscany Publications
  Sonata for Solo Guitar $14 CAD  D’Oz

 

Published Scores: Ensemble Works

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  Title Price Further Information
  Jinx on You (Flute and Guitar)  $15 Tuscany Publications

Bio

Guitarist Jay Kauffman has performed to critical acclaim on stages from New York to San Francisco to Shanghai, and is a published coomposer whose works have been featured on National Public Radio.

As a classically trained musician and teacher with graduate degrees from the Juilliard School of Music and the Cincinnati Conservatory, he is committed to translating the principles of technical and musical mastery into plain language and practical suggestions for guitar students of all levels and all stripes. He’s been on the faculty of the prestigious Bowdoin Music Festival as well as the Western Connecticut State University.

His compositions have garnered much praise, and combine a high level of guitar wizardry with a fluid, expressive, and richly varied compositional technique.

His music is published by Tuscany Publications and distributed by The Theodore Presser Company, as well as by Les Productions D’oz Awards and Performances

He has been awarded numerous fellowships and scholarships, and has won top prizes in several national and international competitions, including ASTA, MTNA, and the Arts America Auditions.

He performed his New York Debut at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall as the only winner in guitar of the 1994 Artist’s International Competition.

He has performed throughout North America, concentrating on the Eastern and Midwestern United States. His work as an Artistic Ambassador for the now defunct United States Information Agency brought him performing throughout China, Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia, as well as in India