A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans performing classical music. “Portraits” is a collection of popular compositions and arrangements for classical guitar ranging from Spanish favorites to folk ballads to Bach’s mighty Toccata Fugue in D Minor.

SONGS: Click below to listen.
1. Asturias – “Leyenda” (6:13)

from Suite Espanola – Isaac Albeniz

2. Gymnopedie No. 1(2:56)

Erik Satie

3. “Go from my window” (1:53)


4. Julia Florida(4:17)

Augustin Barrios Mangore

5. Evocacion(1:53)

from Suite del Recuerdo – Jose Luis Merlin

6. Introduction and Variations on a Theme

(“O cara harmonia”) from “The Magic Flute”

by Mozart (8:10)

Fernando Sor

7. Melancholy Galliard (2:34)

John Dowland

8. Wild Mountain Thyme (2:10)

Traditional Scottish Song

9. Fantasia Original (5:25)

Jose Vinas

10. Toccata & Fugue in D minor (9:00)

Johann Sebastian Bach

11. Farewell to Stromness (4:39)

Peter Maxwell Davies

Total Time: 50:16