About the Music
Tom Silver's lifetime achievement in music from Classical Guitar, Broadway, Jazz, Brazilian, and Celtic to Classic Rock comes to fruition with the release of his three music albums listed below. Baby boomers will especially remember the wonderful hits, and Tom's interpretations and style will become new favorites.
Isn’t It Romantic
Approximate Playing Time 60:23
If you love classic Golden Age of Broadway hits as well as classic Jazz, you'll really love this album! We've put together 20 tracks of this music (an hour's worth), consisting of wonderful arrangements for solo classical guitar. There's nothing like the intimacy of classical guitar for conveying the love and passion which are the essence of these songs. The album includes such timeless songs as Singing In the Rain, Blue Moon, Someone To Watch Over Me, Over the Rainbow, People Will Say We're In Love, and Fly Me to the Moon. Sample the Music Clips and check out the Music Store.
We borrowed “Isn’t it Romantic” (a 1920s hit -Track 12) for the album title because it encapsulates the theme behind all of the songs here. You'll probably know most of them, either in their original form or as transformed by rock 'n roll in the 50s and 60s. Here are George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Burt Bacharach and many others.
Approximate Playing Time 50:20
Rock Mosaic by Tom Silver, Solo GuitaristPopular hit classic rock music from the ’60s and ’70s on into the ’90s played as solo arrangements on either a nylon string classical guitar or a steel string acoustic. Twenty-two tracks of all-instrumental versions of incomparable rock super hits. You'll recognize all of the songs as soon as each track begins – and be swept back to a time when rock music took the world by storm. Please listen to our Music Clips to hear how beautiful classic rock music can sound on classical guitar, and check out the Music Store.
Guitar music – out of the ordinary! This is a 22-track classic rock playlist that celebrates classic rock music mostly from the late 1950s, the ’60s and the early ’70s, with some classic rock from the ’80s and ’90s included. In this album, Tom Silver takes you back in rock history in the form of these wonderful classical guitar and acoustic guitar music arrangements for solo guitar.
This album brings back memories of the Rock & Roll music which is the soundtrack of the Baby Boomer generation’s lives. There are Paul Simon songs aplenty, including Scarborough Fair, music of Neil Sedaka, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do and Neil Young’s Heart of Gold as well as Ritchie Valens’s hit song Donna. Songs like God Only Knows (The Beach Boys), the tragically beautiful Tears in Heaven (Eric Clapton), Helplessly Hoping (Crosby, Stills and Nash), and Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny) are carefully arranged and beautifully played on Tom’s solo acoustic and classic guitars.
Classic rock songs may seem like a strange choice for a classical guitarist’s choice of album, but Tom has loved this music since it was new to him as a kid. You can read his wonderful liner notes (“Rock Mosaic – A Memory”) among the posts in Guitar Articles.
Approximate Playing Time 52:09
Guitar Mosaic by Tom Silver, Solo GuitaristPerforming on both classical (Spanish) guitar and a steel string acoustic guitar, Tom Silver bares his musical soul on this 21-track mix from the worlds of Classical Guitar, Celtic, Jazz, Broadway and Brazilian genres. Tom speaks to his audience with his beautiful playing of these finely-wrought arrangements for solo guitar, played with the passion and dedication for which the guitar was invented. Sample the Music Clips and check out the Music Store.
Guitar Mosaic is a many-splendored album of classic guitar songs, acoustic guitar music, easy listening music, mood music, Bach, Broadway, Gershwin, Mancini, Ireland, Brazil, Spain, Classical Gas – a cornucopia for the guitar lover. Despite the variety, all of the selections have something in common. Each works very well for solo guitar regardless of musical category.
All music was originally written or arranged for solo guitar, including arrangements specifically prepared for Tom's musical interpretations. Original watercolor artwork throughout was created specifically for this album, which is packaged with gift-giving in mind. Guitar Mosaic is packaged as a jewel case inserted in a sleeve.