Original Guitar Compositions
Here are a few of the original guitar compositions that I have written. If you would like to play them, a link to the sheet music (notation & tabs) follows the video description.
Last Flight Out
Last Flight Out, played here by Daniel Nistico is an original instrumental classical & fingerstyle guitar piece based on several scriptures dealing with the Rapture of the Church (1 Cor. 15:50-57; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 12:1-5). While I’m not a pretribulation rapture person, I do believe that it’s going to happen before the last half of the Tribulation. Only time will tell. You can download the score here or download the tabs here.
Mourning After the Garden
Mourning After the Garden, played here by Daniel Nistico is an original instrumental classical & fingerstyle guitar piece based on several scriptures. The idea is that, whether we realize it or not, everyone is trying to get back to the world that was made perfect and good. Since that’s impossible for the human race, we sigh and mourn for what was. Only through Jesus Christ can we recapture a glimpse of what was and what will be for the Christian. | Download the score here. Tabs coming soon.
Nothing More to Say
Nothing More to Say is an original instrumental classical & fingerstyle guitar piece based on Job 42:1-6: “Then Job answered the Lord and said, ‘I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.” ‘Hear, now, and I will speak; I will ask You, and You instruct me.’ “I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear; But now my eye sees You; Therefore I retract, And I repent in dust and ashes.” (NASB) | Download the score here or download the tabs here.
Butterfly Dance is an original composition. This is the one original that everyone seems to like. It was one of my first fingerstyle compositions and has that floating dancing feeling of a butterfly sailing through the air. The piece is based on Genesis 1:20-25:
“Then God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the expanse of the heavens.” And God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing of the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.” | Download the score here or download the tabs here.
Sounds Like Rain
“Sounds Like Rain” is an instrumental Classical Guitar piece that I wrote and thought that it sounded like rain. It was the first song I wrote after beginning classical guitar lessons. The piece is based on Matthew 5:43-48:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” | Download the score here or download the tabs here.
Cascades was one of the first compositions for solo guitar. It is based on John 4:13,14: “Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” | Download the score here or download the tabs here.
Creative Simplicity was the first fingerstyle song I ever wrote. Here it is finally recorded after all those years. A beginner/early intermediate arpeggio study for classical and fingerstyle guitar. This piece is based on Psalm 139:14 which reads, “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.” | Download the score here or download the tabs here.