Chris and Neil Smithy

Neil Smith and Chris, studying one
of Chris' Barrios Volumes


Chris has the useful ability to be able to write music down from recordings very accurately. He is becoming known, particularly in the guitar world, for this talent, and an impressive number of his transcriptions have been played by such prestigeous guitarists as Neil Smith, Karin Schaupp, David Caswell (David Caswell on Chris' Cacho Tirao transcriptions) and Philippe Lemaigre.

It goes without saying that this is a very skilled ability to have and the pieces themselves can take several hours of work to write down. However, Chris is aware just how rare this talent is, but yet does not make his work uncompetitive. His rates therefore, while depending on the length and complexity of the piece, are very reasonable, especially when the purchaser would be getting a playable version of a piece that is, one assumes, not in print.

An Interview with Chris by Tim Panting was published in the January 2011 edition of Classical Guitar. You can read the full article here.

"As with all your editions, I find them immediately understandable and playable."

"I am always amazed at your accuracy - you have an extraordinary gift!"

"All your work has given me terrific pleasure."

"I cannot imagine life without Continicio, Adios Nonino or Corralera. I look forward to enjoying many more of your transcriptions."

"[About Corralera] I really like this one and find your transcription excellent."

"I am once again stunned by your extraordinary ability to realize music from recordings. I think that this is a rare gift."

"Dear Chris,

      You are a genius.

Many thanks,


These transcriptions are all taken from recorded performances and are for solo guitar unless otherwise stated. All are unpublished, with the exception of 'The Complete Known Performances' by Agustin Barrios (50+ pieces, all transcribed). They were all previously published by The Barrios Anniversary Edition (no longer available). Now the original works have been incorporated into Mel Bay's Two volume Set 'The Complete Works Of Agustin Barrios Mangore', as edited and compiled by Richard 'Rico' Stover. The Arrangements are published by Lathkill Music Publishers as 'Barrios: The Arrangements' as transcribed by Chris Dumigan.

Title Composer(s) Performer(s)
A Don Ata (Chacarera) M.A. Quiroga Cacho Tirao
Adios Nonino Piazzolla Cacho Tirao
Al Dejar Mus Montanas Falu Eduardo Falu
Alfonsina Y El Mar Ramirez Gerald Garcia
All the Days of May Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Amazing Grace* John Newton and William Walker Stan Ayeroff
Ania's Dream Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
The Anna Fantasia Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
April Love Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Aria Na 4a Corda Bach Paulinho Nogueira
Ashokan Farewell* Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Stan Ayeroff
Asturias (Leyenda) Albeniz John Williams
Bagatelle for 2 Guitars Presti Ida Presti/Alexandre Lagoya
Barrios: The Arrangements (Review) Various (arr. Barrios) Agustin Barrios
Barrios: The Complete Original Works Agustin Barrios Agustin Barrios
A Beatles Medley Lennon/McCartney Paulinho Nogueira
Besame Morenita Dalmar Jorge Morel
Blackbird Lennon/McCartney Cacho Tirao
Blackbird* Lennon/McCartney Stan Ayeroff
Blue Moon* Rogers and Hart Stan Ayeroff
Blue Skies* Irving Berlin Stan Ayeroff
The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond Traditional David Russell
Both Sides Now* Joni Mitchell Stan Ayeroff
Cadiz Albiniz John Williams
Camina De Colorado E.Sainz de la Maza Alex Garobe
Canarios Sanz Bream
Canciones De Mi Pueblo (Video) Jose Pierri Sapere Alvaro Pierri
Can't Find My Way Home* Steve Winward Stan Ayeroff
Caro E La Rosa, Villanelle A Falconieri (arr. Blagden) Stu Blagden
Castilla Alan Clare John Williams
Choro for Juan Falu Stu Blagden Stu Blagden
Choro Pra Suki Stu Blagden Stu Blagden
A Christmas Carol Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Circle of Friends Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Como Llora Una Estrella Carillo Oraison
Concerto In D. Allegro-Adagio-Allegro Alessandro Marcello Graham Devine
Continicio - Vals Mejias Alirio Diaz
Corralera Aieta Cacho Tirao
Crying Out to You Rodrigo Rodriguez Rodrigo Rodriguez
Daisy Chain Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Danza Paraguaya Barrios Williams
Dorme Mariana Torrecillha Torrecillha
Dorme Marina Torrecillha Torrecillha
El Arriero Yupanqui Cacho Tirao
El Manicero Simon Ernesto Tamayo
El Pala Pala Trad Argentinian Dance Eduardo Falu
Elegy Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
The Entertainer Joplin John Williams
Epitafios Nos, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Theodorakis John Williams
Estate* Bruno Martino Stan Ayeroff
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar Jobim/De Moraes Paulinho Nogueira
Feelin' Bad Blues Ry Cooder Ry Cooder
Fell Runner Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
For Those Who Bring Sunshine Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Forever Gold Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
From the Four Winds Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Galleguita Petorossi Cacho Tirao
Garoto De Ipanema Jobim Graham Devine
Gazebo Tree (Lyrics/Notation/Tab) Kristin Hersh Kristin Hersh
Georgia On My Mind* Carmichael/Gorrell Stan Ayeroff
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Trad. (arr. Blagden) Stu Blagden
Going Home (Theme from Local Hero) Knopfler Dire Straits
Granada Albeniz Williams
The Harmonious Blacksmith Handel/Giuliani John Williams
I Think It's Going to Rain Today* Randy Newman Stan Ayeroff
In Party Mood Jack Strachey Stu Blagden
It's Only A Paper Moon* Arlen/Harburg/Rose Stan Ayeroff
Kaz Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
The Kissing Gate Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
La Casita De Mis Viejos Cobian Cacho Tirao
La Cuartelera (Zamba) Falu Eduardo Falu
La Firulete Mores Cacho Tirao
La Juan Carreno Atahualpa Yupanqui Carlos Moscardini
The Last of England Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Le Clochard Akkerman Jan Akkerman
Light of the World Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
London Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Londonderry Air Trad (arr Takemitsu) Sharon Isbin
The Long Road Home Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
The Long Road Home Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
The Lord's Seat Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Loren Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Los Mareados Cobian Cacho Tirao
Lost In the Stars* Weill/Anderson Stan Ayeroff
A Lost Sarabande Stu Blagden Stu Blagden
Mallorca Albeniz Williams
Mi Amigo Carlos Dominguez Juanjo Dominguez
Milonga de Mis Amores Laurenz Cacho Tirao
Milonga Del Angel (Version 1) Piazzolla Oraison
Milonga Del Angel (Version 2) Piazzolla Oraison
Milonga En Ay Menor Piazzolla Oraison
Milonga Sentimentale Piana Cacho Tirao
A Misunderstood Man/Be With Me Always Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Mona Lisa* Evans/Livingston Stan Ayeroff
Mounsieurs Almaine Batchelar John Williams
My Funny Valentine for 2 guitars Rodgers/Hart (arr Martin Taylor) Martin Taylor
Ne Rendape Aju Flores/Guerrero Antonio Lopez Palacios
The Nearness of You* Carmichael/Washington Stan Ayeroff
'Night' from the Three Cornered Hat De Falla Manuel Barrueco
Nostalagias Tucamanas Yupanqui Cacho Tirao
Nunca Tuovo Novio Bardi Cacho Tirao
One for Billie Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Pajaro Campana Cardoso Cacho Tirao
Palomita Blanca Aieta Cacho Tirao
Paula's Passion Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Pedecito de Cielo Francine Cacho Tirao
Pedrolino* Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Plas Oriel Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Prayer for Philippa Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
A Promise Fulfilled Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Quest for Nonsuch Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Rainbow Kites Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Romance Paganini/Ponce Andres Segovia
Sabor A Mi* Alvaro Carillo Stan Ayeroff
Sadie in May Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Samba Triste Baden Powell Baden Powell
Scherzino Mexicano Ponce Williams
Secret Valentine Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Sentimiento Gaucho Canaro Juanjo Dominguez
Sevilla Albeniz Williams
Sharing Days Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Simply Margaret Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Soledad Y Mi Buenos Aires Querido Gardel LaPera Cacho Tirao
Sonata in Am (K175/L429) D.Scarlatti Williams
Sonata in D Mateo Albeniz John Williams
Sonata in Em (K76/L33) D.Scarlatti Bream
Song for George Eric Johnson Eric Johnson
Spring Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Spring Is Here* Rogers/Hart Stan Ayeroff
The Stars Look Down On Linda Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Suayo Angulo Tamayo
Sultans of Swing (from 'Alchemy' Live) Knopfler Dire Straits
Sur Triolo Cacho Tirao
Sus Ojos Se Cerraron Gardel LaPera Cacho Tirao
Tailor Bird Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Tango Albeniz Williams
A Tapestry of Tears Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Tears of Joy Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Teignmouth Days Stu Blagden Stu Blagden
This Father's Love Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Tomo Y Obligo Gardel LaPera Cacho Tirao
Torra Bermeja Albiniz John Williams
Triste Ausencia L. Albano Conceicao L. Albano Conceicao
True Love* Cole Porter Stan Ayeroff
Tu Olvido Espina Cacho Tirao
Vals Criollo Lauro Williams
Vals No. 1 Gentil Montana Gentil Montana
Valse Nostalgique No. 1 Stu Blagden Stu Blagden
Valses Poeticos (abridged) Granados John Williams
Volver Gardel LaPera Cacho Tirao
Wachet Auf Bach David Russell
When I Fall In Love Heyman/Young Paulinho Nogueira
When You Are Smiling* Sahy/Fisher/Goodwin Stan Ayeroff
Who Knows Where Tomorrow Goes Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Work* Gordon Giltrap Gordon Giltrap
Yo Adoro A Mi Madre Ponce John Williams
You Are So Beautiful* Preston/Fisher Stan Ayeroff
You Are Too Beautiful* Rogers/Hart Stan Ayeroff
Zamba De Vargas Falu Eduardo Falu
Zambra Granadina Albiniz Williams
Works for Voice and Guitar
Algarrobo Algarrobal Espinosa/Ponferrada Eduardo Falu
Camino Del Indio Yupanqui Atahualpa Yupanqui
Campesino Yupanqui Atahualpa Yupanqui
Cancion Del Jangadero Davalos Eduardo Falu
La Caspi Corral Falu/Davalos Eduardo Falu
La Lopez Pereyra Falu Eduardo Falu
La Nochera Falu Eduardo Falu
La Pobrecita Zamba Yupanqui
La Verde Rama Falu/Davalos Eduardo Falu
Las Golondrinas Falu Falu/Davolos
Resolana Falu/Davalos Eduardo Falu
Tiempo De Partir Falu/Mansilla Eduardo Falu
Tonada Del Viejo Amor Falu/Davalos Eduardo Falu
Trago De Sombra Falu/Davalos Eduardo Falu
Vidala De La Copla Falu Falu/Rodriguez
Vidala Del Nombrador Falu Falu/Calvo
Vidala Del Pujllay Falu/Luna Eduardo Falu
Vidala Del Culampaja Falu/Villafane Eduardo Falu
Zamba De La Candelaria Falu/Davalos Eduardo Falu
Works for Other Combinations
Easy Jazz 2 (two guitars and trumpet in Bb) Panteleimon Michaeloudis Panteleimon Michaeloudis
Espanol (two guitars and bass guitar Panteleimon Michaeloudis Panteleimon Michaeloudis
Heroic Deeds (two guitars) Panteleimon Michaeloudis Panteleimon Michaeloudis
Meditaranean Fantasy (guitar, flute and strings) Panteleimon Michaeloudis Panteleimon Michaeloudis
Viva La More (two guitars, 'cello and strings) Panteleimon Michaeloudis Panteleimon Michaeloudis

* Transcriptions of Stan Ayeroff's internet performances during 2020.

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The responsibility regarding the possibility of copyright concerning the piece of transcription is solely the purchasers. Chris Dumigan accepts no liability for doing the transcriptions and it is understood from the outset that it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser, who is absolutely not to sell it on, print it, or otherwise pass on the said work of transcription to anybody else who might profit from its publication or printing.