not that far away

not that far away cover

Originally released on cassette in 1988, this is Chris’s first release, and contains all original material. Although now out of print in the original format, it has since been remastered to CD.

Track Listing:

1. Achieving Orbit
2. Study #1
3. Panic
4. Tears
5. Sometime Next Spring
6. To Be Continued
7. Have The Animal
8. 9/8
9. Indian Summer Streetlamp
10. What With Decay And All


Voice to the Soul


Chris’s 2nd release, which again contains all original compositions, with the exception of Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique (2nd mov’t).

Track Listing:

A Walk in the Woods
1. Woods
2. Coloured Leaves
3. The Creek
4. Your Eyes

Preludes 1-5
5. Prelude 1
6. Prelude 2
7. Prelude 3
8. Prelude 4
9. Prelude 5

Lenten Suite
10. Ash Wednesday
11. St. Patrick’s Day
12. Palm Sunday
13. The Last Supper
14. Good Friday
15. Easter Sunday

16. for Aaron

17. for Angelique

Suite #1 for Guitar
18. Prelude
19. Haze
20. Solace
21. Run
22. Postlude

23. Sonata Pathétique (2nd Movement) (L. van Beethoven arr. Chris Rupert)


Nowhere Left to Go

Although Chris doesn’t actually play on this CD, the mandolin and guitar duo of Daniel Ahlert and Birgit Schwab give a brilliant performance of his Nowhere left to go here. This CD may be purchased at the Duo Ahlert & Schwab website.

Track listing:

Claude Engel
– Minstrels
– Sonate
– Danse Bulgare
Thomas Schmidt-Kowalski – Variationen über ein eigenes Thema op.92
Jürgen Meyer-Metzenthin – Sphinx
Chris Rupert – Nowhere left to go
Jeffrey Harrington – Erg
Ivan Shekov – Suite Mediteran op.77

the acoustic guitar forum – Hand Made Music

Acoustic Guitar Forum website

This international release is a showcase for various luthiers specializing in hand made instruments. On this compilation Chris performs Prelude BWV 999 by J.S. Bach on a beautiful classical guitar made by Dennis Kwasnycia. Chris later commented that it was one of the finest instruments he’d ever played. Friend and former teacher Tom Lockwood also appears on the CD.

Track Listing:

1. Three Steps to Joy – Derek Coombs
2. Lillooet – Tom Lockwood
3. Shenandoah / Danny Boy – John Creech
4. The Great Migration – Edward Hamlin
5. Squirrel Run – Bill Pilmore
6. Ms Diana – Don Alder
7. Autumnal Equinox – James Filkins
8. Snow Day – J.R. Rogers & Steve Reinthal
9. Spain – Marcus Eaton
10. I Am – Don Fransko
11. Prelude – Chris Rupert
12. Somebody Else – Matt Sarad
13. Women and Roses – James Filkins
14. If I Could – Tom Lockwood
15. Wildwood Flower – Doug Young
16. Gamelan Meadow – Steve Reinthal
17. Going Somewhere – Mike Moss