THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM (compilation)
él label 5013929321137.   Released in 2011
A compilation of 3 early RCA albums.
This contains all the selections from The Art of Julian Bream album in addition to Turina and de Falla selections from his RCA album Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar. Additionally, the Arnold "Guitar Concerto" from his RCA album Guitar Concertos is also included.

-The Art of Julian Bream  (entire album)

  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (arr. Segovia): Aria con variazioni detta "La Frescobalda"
  • Mateo Albéniz (arr. Pujol): Sonata in D major
  • Domenico Scarlatti (arr. Bream): Sonata in C minor, K 11 (played in E minor)
  • Domenico Scarlatti (arr. Segovia): Sonata in B minor, K 87 (played in E minor)
  • Domenico Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in C-sharp minor
  • Domenico Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in A major
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 1. Allegretto
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 2. Lento
  • Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 3. Rondo
  • Joaquín Rodrigo: En los trigales
  • Maurice Ravel (arr. Bream): Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Albert Roussel: Segovia, Op. 29

-Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar 

  • Turina: Homenaje a Tárrega, Op. 69 - I. Garrotín
  • Turina: Homenaje a Tárrega, Op. 69 - II. Soleares
  • de Falla: Homenaje, pour le tombeau de Debussy

-Guitar Concerto    (the Arnold concerto only)

  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  1. Allegro
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  2. Lento
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  3. Con brio

SPANISH GUITAR RECITAL (compilation)
RCA Classics/BMG Classics-Classical Navigator-No. 81 (series). . 74321-17903-2. Released 1994

-Music of Spain, vol. 5-Plays Granados and Albeniz

  • Albéniz: Barcarola, Op. 202, "Mallorca"
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cataluña
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Granada
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Sevilla
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cádiz
  • Albéniz: Cantos de España, Op. 232 - Córdoba
  • Granados: Cuentos de la Juventud, Op. 1 - Dedicatoria
  • Granados: Colección de Tonadillas - La Maja De Goya
  • Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Villanesca, No. 4
  • Granados: Valses Poéticos
  • Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Andaluza

-Music of Spain, vol. 8- Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Fandango
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Passacaglia
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Zapateado

Rod Villa 1987

This page consists of all the Julian Bream compact discs compilations that have been released since the mid-1980s. Initially, Julian Bream's first CD compilation release was a companion to the LP release of the same name ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain. This CD, like the LP, was a hybrid of newly released recordings along with a compilation of recordings from the recent past in the "Music of Spain" series. Since then the compilation albums have gone in all directions. Some, I think Mr. Bream would be satisfied with the release and others I think would give him complete dissatisfaction. Early on, the compilations were primarily placing 2 full LPs that had long been out of print on 1 CD. At times, if there was a space limitation,  1 or 2 of the tracts from either album would be omitted. One good example would be the Westminster compilation release Spanish Guitar Music: Turina, de Falla, Sor. Sometimes if there was space remaining on the CD, they would fill it up with other content that had some link to Julian Bream. I great example would be another Westminster release Julian Bream Plays Dowland and Bach where Ayres for 4 Voices by the Golden Age Singers is included (Bream accompanies them on lute on these selections). There were also several good CD compilations that brought together Bream's recordings of one composer from different LPs into one CD.  A good example would be Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez; Fantasia para un Gentilhombre. Most of the Rodrigo compositions that Bream ever recorded were represented on this CD. Bream did record the "Aranjuez" 3 different times for LP release during his 40-year tenure at RCA and whether they used the version that the listener preferred the most is a different topic altogether. Other compilations went in directions that I am almost positive Mr. Bream would not approve. The Bream Adagios and The Ultimate Guitar Collection, vol. 1 and 2 are great examples of how he would not like you to appreciate his music. The concertos and suites are dismembered beyond recognition and the sequence of the material is typical of what you would see with a greatest hits pop album. Finally, when the artwork displays a steel-string guitar or a pic wedged in the strings, you know someone did not do their homework. Luckily, our faith has been restored that there is someone with artistic sense once again at RCA. While it may not be in everybody's budget to buy a box set over $100.00, the last compilation box set released is magnificent.


The large CD box sets released that are of significant importance are all grouped at the bottom of this page in their own section. Additionally, they also have their own page that completely describes their content.  

RODRIGO:Concierto de Aranjuez/Fantasy for a Gentleman/VILLA-LOBOS:BachianasBrasileiras N. 5 RCA/BMG-RCA Victor Basic 100, Vol. 26. 09026 61723. Released 1993

-Rodrigo and Berkeley(the Berkeley concerto was omitted)

  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 1. Allegro con spirito
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 2. Adagio
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 3. Allegro Con Brio

-Canteloube: Songs of the Auvergne / Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras / Rachmaninoff: Vocalise 

   *Bream does not play on the next 2 Villa-Lobos selection.

  • Villa-Lobos: Aria (Cantilena)by Anna Moffo;Leopold Stokowski
  • Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5: Danza (Martelo) by Anna Moffo;Leopold Stokowski

-Guitar Concertos:  Rodrigo and Brouwer

  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Villano
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Ricercare
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Españoleta
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Fanfare De La Caballería De Nápoles
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Danza De Las Hachas
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Canario

-Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos

  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No.1 in E Minor - Andantino espressivo
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No.5 in D Major - Poco Animato

Webmaster's note:
Usually, compilations are dedicated to one artist or various artists that have something in common. This is one of those odd compilations where nearly the entire disk is comprised of Rodrigo and Villa-Lobos' compositions recorded by Julian Bream and then 2 selections from another artist on the same label are included for no apparent reason.

Identical release with different cover on Belart label. UK 

BAROQUE GUITAR RECITAL (compilation)
RCA Red Seal/BMG. 60494-2-RV.  Released 2002

-Baroque Guitar( the entire LP album is included)

  • Sanz: Pavanas
  • Sanz: Canarios
  • Bach: Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 (played in D minor)
  • Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 1000 (played in A minor)
  • Sor: Fantasie (largo), Op.7
  • Sor: Minuet (from Sonata, Op.25)
  • Weiss: Passacaille
  • Weiss: Fantasie
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Prélude
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Allemande
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Courante
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Sarabande
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Gavotte
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Menuets I and II
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Bourrée
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Gigue
  • Weiss: Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy

-J.S. Bach: Lute Suites, No. 1 & 2 (not the entire album. Lute Suite No. 2 is missing)

  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - I  Praeludium
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - II Allemande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - III Courante
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - IV Sarabande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - V Bourrée
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - VI Gigue

Listen to album on YouTube.
Provided by The Orchard Enterprises

Identical release by the Musical Heritage Society

Compilations CD Box Sets:




JULIAN BREAM EDITION - THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION (box set compilation)
RCA Victor Gold Seal/BMG Music. Released in 1993. 
A collection of 28 discs with an accompanying booklet.


*This compilation release is considered to be of great significance; therefore, it has its own page.

THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION -VOLUME 2 (compilation)
BMG Released 2000
This collection contains

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A - Allegretto

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Tárrega: Capricho Arabe

-Lute Music of John Dowland

  • Dowland: A Fancy

-Villa-Lobos- The 12 Etudes for Guitar and SPB

  • Villa-Lobos: Etude No. 5

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • Turina: Sevillana Op. 29
  • Mompou: Suite Compostelana: Preludio

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Berkley: Sonatina Op. 52, No. 1
  • Rousell: Segovia, Op. 29

-Concertos for Lute and Orchestra

  • Handel: Organ Concerto in B-flat major HWV 294-Allegro

-The Wood So Wild

  • Byrd: The Wood So Wild

-Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos

  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 3

-¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain

  • Boccherini: Fandango

-Music of Spain, vol. 1 - Plays Milán & Narváez

  • de Milan: Fantasia XXII

-Concertos for Lute and Orchestra

  • Vilvaldi: Concerto in G Major for Two Lutes(Two Mandolins) and Strings, RV 532: Andante

-Giuliani and Sor

  • Sor: Grand Sonata In C, Op.25 - Andantino grazioso

-Lute Music from the Royal Courts of Europe

  • Mudarra: Fantasia X

-J.S. Bach: Lute Suites, No. 1 & 2

  • Bach: Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 996: Bourrée
  • Bach: Lute Suite in E Minor, BWV 997: Gigue

-Music of Spain, vol. 4 - The Classical Heritage: Sor and Aguado

  • Aguado: Pieces for Guitar, Op. 2, No. 2 - Polonaise
  • -Guitar Concertos: Rodrigo and Brouwer
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Canario

1980 - 1989

2000-2010

RODRIGO, VILLA-LOBOS (compilation)
RCA Gold Seal. 6525-2RG/ GD 86525. Released 1991

-Rodrigo and Berkeley(the Berkeley concerto was omitted)

  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 1. Allegro con spirito
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 2. Adagio
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 3. Allegro Con Brio

-Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos(the complete album except for Etude No. 8)

  • Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, A 501 - 1. Allegro Preciso
  • Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, A 501 - 2. Andantino E Andante
  • Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, A 501 - 3. Allegretto non troppo
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 1 in E Minor - Andantino espressivo
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 5 in D Major - Poco Animato
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 3 in A Minor - Andante; Molto adagio; Andante
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 4 in E Minor - Lento; Animato; Moderato; Lento
  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude No. 2 in E Major "Homage to Social Life" - Andantino
  • Villa-Lobos: Schottische-Chôro (From Suite popular brasileira)

THE ESSENTIAL JULIAN BREAM
RCA Red Seal. 886972134024. Released  2008
Disc 1

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

-Villa-Lobos: 12 Etudes for Guitar and SPB

  • Villa-Lobos: Twelve etudes. Etudes no. 7
  • Villa-Lobos: Twelve etudes. Etudes no. 8
  • Villa-Lobos: Twelve etudes. Etudes no. 12

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Malats: Serenata Española

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • Turina: Fandanguillo : op. 36

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Roussel: Segovia : op. 29

-Julian Bream '70s

  • Walton: Five Bagatelles - Allegro
  • Walton: Five Bagatelles - Lento
  • Walton: Five Bagatelles - Alla cubana
  • Walton: Five Bagatelles - Sempre espressivo
  • Walton: Five Bagatelles - Con slancio

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • de Falla: Homenaje pour "Le tombeau de Claude Debussy"
  • de Falla: The Three Cornered Hat/The Miller's dance

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Pujol: Guajira

-Music of Spain, vol. 8- Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Invocación y danza (Hommage à Manuel de Falla)

-Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Britten

  • Britten: Gloriana- Courtly Dances: March
  • Britten: Gloriana- Courtly Dances: Corante
  • Britten: Gloriana- Courtly Dances: Pavan
  • Britten: Gloriana- Courtly Dances: Morris Dance
  • Britten: Gloriana- Courtly Dances: Galliard
  • Britten: Gloriana- Courtly Dances: La Volta
  • Britten: Gloriana- Courtly Dances: March: Finale

Disc 2

-¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain

  • Sanz: Galliardas
  • Sanz: Canarios
  • Guerau: Villano
  • Guerau: Canario

-Sonatas for Lute and Harpsichord

  • Bach: Organ Sonata no. 1 in E-flat, BWV 525

-¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain

  • Aguado: Rondo brillant : no. 3 in D major, op. 2/3
  • Sor: Variations on a theme of Mozart : op. 9

-Julian Bream and His Friends

  • Boccherini: Guitar quintet in D, G. 448. Introduction and fandango

-Giuliani and Sor 

  • Giuliani: Rossiniana : no. 1, op. 119

-Music of Spain, vol. 5- plays Granados and Albéniz

  • Granados: Valses poéticos

-Guitar Concertos

  • Arnold: Guitar concerto, op. 67. Lento 

RODRIGO; CONCIERTTO DE ARANJUEZ - FANTASIA PARA UN GENTILHOMBRE (compilation)
RCA Red Seal/BMG. 828766087024. Released in 2004

A collection of Rodrigo compositions recorded by Julian Bream

-Rodrigo and Berkeley

  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 1. Allegro con spirito
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 2. Adagio
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 3. Allegro Con Brio

-Music of Spain, vol. 8- Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Fandango
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Passacaglia
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Zapateado
  • Rodrigo: Invocación y danza (Hommage à Manuel de Falla)

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Rodrigo: En Los Trigales

-Guitar Concertos:  Rodrigo and Brouwer

  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Villano
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Ricercare
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Españoleta
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Fanfare De La Caballería De Nápoles
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Danza De Las Hachas
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Canario

 

FRET WORKS (compilation 2 CDs)
Disc 1
MCA Classics MCAD2-9830 5177848 Released 1990
A 2 CD compilation set of Bream's complete 1st, 2nd and 4th album for the Westminster label.

-Spanish Guitar Music: Turina, de Falla, Sor

  • Sor: Sonata For Guitar in C major, Op. 22- No. 3, Menuetto
  • Sor: Six Little Pieces, Op. 5- No. 5. Andante Largo
  • Sor: Etudes For Guitar, Op. 31- No. 20 in A Minor
  • Sor: Estudio- No. 5 in B Minor
  • Sor: Estudio- No. 12 in A major
  • Sor: Fantasia, Op 7- Largo
  • Sor: Sonata For Guitar in C major, Op. 22- No. 4, Rondo Allegretto
  • Turina: Homenaje A Tárrega - 1. Garrotin
  • Turina: Homenaje A Tárrega - 2. Soleares
  • Turina: Fandanguillo, Op. 36
  • Turina: Ráfaga, Op. 53
  • de Falla: Homenaje "Le Tombeau de Debussy"(de Falla piece included-name not on cover)

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba  (only the Tórroba pieces on this CD)

  • Moreno Tórroba: Preludio in E major
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 1. Allegretto
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 2. Andante
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 3. Allegro
  • Moreno Tórroba: Nocturno in A minor
  • Moreno Tórroba: Burgalesa in F sharp major


FRET WORKS (compilation 2 CD with the CD above)

Disc 2

MCA Classics MCAD2-9830 5177848. Released 1990

A 2 CD compilation set of Bream's complete 1st, 2nd and 4th album for the Westminster label.

-Julian Bream Plays Dowland.

  • Dowland: Queen Elizabeth's Galliard
  • Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae Pavan
  • Dowland: Mrs. White's Nothinge
  • Dowland: Mrs. Vaux's Gigge
  • Dowland: Farewell (A Fancy)
  • Dowland: Orlando Sleepeth
  • Dowland: Fantasia
  • Dowland: King Of Denmark's Galliard
  • Dowland: Melancholy Galliard
  • Dowland: My Ladye Hunsdon's Puffe
  • Dowland: Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens
  • Dowland: Almain (An Unnamed Piece)
  • Dowland: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral
  • Dowland: Forlorne Hope Fancy

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba  (only the Villa Lobos pieces on this CD)

  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 1 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 2 in E major
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 3 in A minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 4 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 5 in D major


*Both of these Fret Works CDs were initially packaged and sold as a pair in stores but are  now often
  sold on resale sites as single CDs.
*Both of theses CD have recording dates for the original LP release that do NOT appear to be accurate.


MUSIC OF SPAIN -COMPLETE COLLECTIONS (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/BMG Music. Released in 1993.
A collection of 6 disks containing the entire "Music of Spain" series.

*This compilation release is considered to be of great significance; therefore, it has its own page.

THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM (compilation)
Regis label  RRC 1416.  Released in May 2014
This release contains the entire album Guitar Concertos in addition to the Ravel piece from The Art of Julian Bream on RCA. This compilation also includes recordings from the Westminster label-the five preludes by Villa-Lobos from Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba.
-Guitar Concertos

  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 1. Allegro maestoso
  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 2. Andantino siciliano
  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 3. Alla polacca
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  1. Allegro
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  2. Lento
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  3. Con brio

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba

  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 1 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 2 in E major
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 3 in A minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 4 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 5 in D major

-The Art of Julian Bream 

  • Ravel (arr. Bream): Pavane pour une infante défunte.


 ¡GUITARRA! - THE GUITAR IN SPAIN (2 CD compilation along with new material )
RCA Red Seal. R30C1001/2. Japan. Released 1986

Disc 1 (new recordings)

  • Mudarra: Fantasía XIV, (on renaissance guitar )
  • de Milán: Fantasía XXII (on vihuela )
  • de Narváez: La Canción del Emperador  (on vihuela )
  • de Narváez: Diferencias de 'Conde Claros' para guitar (on vihuela )
  • Mudarra: Fantasía X (on vihuela )
  • Sanz: Galliardas (on baroque guitar)
  • Sanz: Passacalles (on baroque guitar)
  • Sanz: Canarios (on baroque guitar)
  • Guerau: Poema Harmonico- Villano (on baroque guitar)
  • Guerau: Poema Harmonico- Canario (on baroque guitar)
  • de Murcia: Prelude y Allegro para Guitar (on baroque guitar)
  • Boccherini(arr. Bream): Guitar Quintet, G. 448, Fandango
  • Sor: Gran Solo- Sonata en D, Op. 14- Introducción y Allegro
  • Aguado: Piesas para Guitarra, Rondo In A Menor, Op. 2/3
  • Sor: Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 01-Introducción: Andante largo
  • Sor: Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 02-Tema: Andante moderato
  • Sor: Variaciones en un Tema de Mozart, Op.9, 03-Variaciones 1 to 5


Disc 2 (compilation of recent recordings from the "Music of Spain" series)

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Tárrega: Estudio en A major
  • Tárrega: Preludio en A menor
  • Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

-Music of Spain, vol. 5- plays Granados and Albéniz

  • Granados: La Maja De Goya
  • Granados: Danza Española #5
  • Albéniz: Cádiz
  • Albéniz: Córdoba

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A - 1. Alegretto
  • Turina: Fandanguillo, Op. 36
  • de Falla: Homenaje Por Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy
  • de Falla: Danza del Molinero (The Miller's Dance)

-Music of Spain, vol. 8 - Joaquin Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Adagio


Webmaster's note:
Disc 1 was comprised of newly recorded material while Disc 2 is a compilation of material found on earlier album releases. Aside from the Tárrega selections, all the other selections on Disc 2 had appeared on earlier albums in the "Music of Spain" series. The Tárrega selections were recorded during the "Music of Spain" period and meant to be on one of the "Music of Spain" series LPs that never saw the light of day. These leftover recordings, along with some new ones, were eventually released in a formal album called La Guitarra Romantica, after the release of the ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain LP. This marks the first and only time that a Julian Bream compilation is released with the addition of newly recorded selections. The inclusion of new tracks in a compilation album such as "Greatest Hits" and "Best of" collections are commonly seen today as an effective marketing tool but it was nearly unheard of in the early days in the classical genre.

The ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain LP release was likely the first to see a CD release during the same period of time.

SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC: TURINA, DE FALLA, SOR   (compilation)
Westminster/Deutsche Grammophon 5177848 - mono. November 2001
While this CD has a similar album cover to the prior LP Spanish Guitar Music, it contains his first two recording for the Westminster label of composers in the Spanish style: Spanish Guitar Music and Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba. The cover title being misleading as to its content by excluding the composers Villa-Lobos and Tórroba featured in Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba. Note: due to space limitations of trying to fit 2 albums on 1 CD, two Tórroba pieces were omitted -  "Sonatina in A major- 1. Allegretto" and  "Nocturno in A minor".

-Spanish Guitar Music: Turina, de Falla, Sor

  • Sor: Sonata For Guitar in C major, Op. 22- No. 3, Menuetto
  • Sor: Six Little Pieces, Op. 5- No. 5. Andante Largo
  • Sor: Etudes For Guitar, Op. 31- No. 20 in A Minor
  • Sor: Estudio- No. 5 in B Minor
  • Sor: Estudio- No. 12 in A major
  • Sor: Fantasia, Op 7- Largo
  • Sor: Sonata For Guitar in C major, Op. 22- No. 4, Rondo Allegretto
  • Turina: Homenaje A Tárrega - 1. Garrotin
  • Turina: Homenaje A Tárrega - 2. Soleares
  • Turina: Fandanguillo, Op. 36
  • Turina: Ráfaga, Op. 53
  • de Falla: Homenaje "Le Tombeau de Debussy"

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba  (minus all Villa-Lobos and two Tórroba pieces)

  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 1 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 2 in E major
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 3 in A minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 4 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 5 in D major
  • Moreno Tórroba: Preludio in E major
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 2. Andante
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 3. Allegro
  • Moreno Tórroba: Burgalesa in F sharp major

ENGLISH SONG (compilation)
Heritage label HTG CD224.   June 2011
This compilation includes all the selection from An Anthology of English Song, vol. 1 (LW 5243, 1956) except for Morley's "Come, sorrow, come" and Dowland's " In darkness let me dwell". This compilation also includes many selections from the other Pears/Bream Decca LP A Recital of Lute Songs (LXT 5567, 1960). The songs omitted are Morley's "With my love, my life was nestled", Rosseter's "Whether men do laugh or weep" and the anonymous composition "Have you seen but a white lily grow". Additionally, this CD collection includes numerous selections that do NOT include Julian Bream.  Benjamin Britten accompanies Peter Pears on the piano in these selections. These Britten/Pears selections were initially released on a 10" LP album called Twentieth Century English Songs - An Anthology of English Song, Vol. 3 on Decca (LW 5241, 1956). These Pears and Britten selections were also on the second side of a 12" LP compilation called An English Song Recital. This same LP compilation had all of the selections of Pears and Bream from Elizabethan Lute Songs - Vol. 1 of An Anthology of English Song, vol. 1 (LW 5243, 1956) on the first side of the LP.


-An Anthology of English Song, vol. 1

  • Ford: Fair, sweet, cruel*
  • Rosseter: When Laura Smiles*
  • Dowland: I saw my lady weep*
  • Morley: It was a lover and his lass*
  • Dowland: Awake, sweet love*
  • Rosseter: What then is love but mourning*
  • Morley: Mistress mine, well may you fare*

- A Recital of English Lute Songs

  • Dowland: Fine knacks for ladies
  • Rosseter: Sweet come again
  • Morley: Thyris and Mila
  • Dowland: Sorrow Stay
  • Ford: Come Phylis, come
  • Morley: I saw my Lady weeping
  • Pilkington: Rest sweet Nymphs
  • Morley: What if my Mistress now
  • Campions: Come let us sound with Melody
  • Anonymous: Miserere, my maker
  • Rosseter: What is a day?
  • Campions: Fair if you expect admiring
  • Campions: Shall I come sweet Love
  • Dowland: If my complaints
  • Dowland: What if I never speed

-An English Song Recital - Peter Pears on vocals and Benjamin Britten on piano

  • Frank Bridge: Go not, happy day (poem by Tennyson)
  • George Butterworth: Is my team ploughing? (poem by A. E. Housman)
  • John Ireland: I have twelve oxen (poem anon.)
  • Moeran: In youth is pleasure (poem by Robert Wever)
  • Peter Warlock: Yarmouth Fair (poem anon.)
  • Gustav Holst: Persephone (poem by Humbert Wolfe)
  • Lennox Berkeley: How Love Came In (poem by Herrick)
  • Benjamin Britten: Let the florid music praise! (poem by W.H. Auden)
  • Arthur Oldham: Herd Boy's Song (from Three Chinese Lyrics) (translation by E.D. Edwards)
  • Arthur Oldham: Fishing (from Three Chinese Lyrics) (translation by E.D. Edwards)
  • Arthur Oldham: Pedlar of Spells (from Three Chinese Lyrics) (translation by Arthur Waley)
  • Frank Bridge: Love went a-riding (open by Mary Coleridge)

ITALIAN AND SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC (compilation)
Heritage label HTGCD242. Released December 2012
This compilations contains all selections from the Westminster album Spanish Guitar Music and all the selections from the RCA album The Art of Julian Bream except for the non-Italian/non-Spanish composers (Berkeley, Ravel and Roussel). This compilation also includes the Tórroba pieces from Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba except for two Tórroba pieces that were omitted -  "Sonatina in A major- 1. Allegretto" and  "Nocturno in A minor".  

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Frescobaldi (arr. Segovia): Aria con variazioni detta "La Frescobalda"
  • Albéniz (arr. Pujol): Sonata in D major
  • Scarlatti (arr. Bream): Sonata in C minor, K 11 (played in E minor)
  • Scarlatti (arr. Segovia):Sonata in B minor, K 87 (played in E minor)
  • Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in C-sharp minor
  • Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in A major
  • Rodrigo: En los trigales

-Spanish Guitar Music: Turina, de Falla, Sor

  • Sor: Sonata For Guitar in C major, Op. 22- No. 3, Menuetto
  • Sor: Six Little Pieces, Op. 5- No. 5. Andante Largo
  • Sor: Etudes For Guitar, Op. 31- No. 20 in A Minor
  • Sor: Estudio- No. 5 in B Minor
  • Sor: Estudio- No. 12 in A major
  • Sor: Fantasia, Op 7- Largo
  • Sor: Sonata For Guitar in C major, Op. 22- No. 4, Rondo Allegretto
  • Turina: Homenaje A Tárrega - 1. Garrotin
  • Turina: Homenaje A Tárrega - 2. Soleares
  • Turina: Fandanguillo, Op. 36
  • Turina: Ráfaga, Op. 53
  • de Falla: Homenaje "Le Tombeau de Debussy"

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba  (minus all Villa-Lobos and two Tórroba pieces)

  • Moreno Tórroba: Preludio in E major
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 2. Andante
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 3. Allegro
  • Moreno Tórroba: Burgalesa in F sharp major

THE YOUNG JULIAN BREAM (compilation)
Instituto Discografico Italiano IDIS 6608.  Released 2011
This compilation includes one selection, "Chaconne" from A Bach Recital for the Guitar. The rest of the CD is the entire album The Art of Julian Bream.
-The Art of Julian Bream  (entire album)

  • Frescobaldi (arr. Segovia): Aria con variazioni detta "La Frescobalda"
  • Albéniz (arr. Pujol): Sonata in D major
  • Scarlatti (arr. Bream): Sonata in C minor, K 11 (played in E minor)
  • Scarlatti (arr. Segovia):Sonata in B minor, K 87 (played in E minor)
  • Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in C-sharp minor
  • Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in A major
  • Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 1. Allegretto
  • Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 2. Lento
  • Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 3. Rondo
  • Rodrigo: En los trigales
  • Ravel (arr. Bream): Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Roussel: Segovia, Op. 29

-A Bach Recital for the Guitar

  • Bach: Partita For Violin Solo No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - Chaconne

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THE ESSENTIAL JULIAN BREAM (2 CD compilation)
RCA Red Seal. 855289124 / 0888837469623. Released  2013
Disc 1

-Music of Spain, vol. 8 - Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Concierto de Aranjuez; Allegro con spirito
  • Concierto de Aranjuez; Adagio
  • Concierto de Aranjuez; Allegro gentile

-Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos

  • Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra; Andantino E Andante; Cadenza

-Guitar Concierto: Rodrigo and Brouwer

  • Rodrigo: Fantasia para un Gentilhombre; Villano
  • Rodrigo: Fantasia para un Gentilhombre; Españoleta
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía para un Gentilhombre; Hatchet Dance
  • Rodrigo: Fantasia para un Gentilhombre; Canarios

-Julian Bream and His Friends

  • Boccherini: Introduction and Fandango for Guitar and Harpsichord

-Guitar Concerto

  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A, Op. 30; Alla polacca

-Concertos for Lute and Orchestra

  • Kohaut: Concerto in F for Lute and Strings; Tempo di Minuetto (excerpts)
  • Handel: Concerto in B-Flat for Two Lutes, Strings, and Recorders, Op. 4, No. 6; Allegro (excerpts)
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93; Allegro giusto
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93; Largo
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93; Allegro

Disc 2
-Two Loves

  • Dowland: The King of Denmark's Galliard

-Fantasies, Ayres and Dances

  • Dowland: The Frog Galliard
  • Byrd: Fantasy

-¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain

  • Mudarra: Fantasia X
  • Sanz: Canarios

-Baroque Guitar

  • Bach: Prelude in D Minor, BWV 999

-J.S. Bach: Lute Suites, No. 1 & 2(excerpts)

  • Bach: Lute Suite No. 1 BWV 996; Allemande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No. 1 BWV 996; Bourree

-Baroque Guitar

  • Weiss: Fantasie
  • Scarlatti: Sonata in C Minor, K. 87 (played in E minor)

-Romantic Guitar

  • Paganini: Grand Sonata in A; Romanze
  • Sor: Variations on a Theme of Mozart, Op. 9; Variations 1 to 5

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Tarrega: Capricho arabe
  • Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

-Music of Spain, vol. 5-Plays Granados and Albéniz

  • Albéniz: Mallorca, Op. 202
  • Albéniz: Suite espanola, Op. 47; Granada
  • Granados: Danza Espanolas for Piano, Op. 37; Villanesca, No. 4
  • Granados: Danza Espanolas for Piano, Op. 37; Andaluza, No. 5 in E Minor

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • de Falla:  The Three Cornered Hat; The Miller's Dance
  • de Falla: La vida breve; Danza espagnola No. 1

-Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos

  • Villa-Lobos: Five Preludes; Andantino espressivo, No. 1 in E Minor

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A; Andante

-Music of Spain, vol. 8 - Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Tres piezas espanolas; Zapateado


Webmaster's note:
This 2 CD release was released at the same time as The Complete RCA Album Collection. It was a cheaper alternative to the box set.

BAROQUE GUITAR (compilation)
RCA Silver Seal/BMG. 60494-2-RV.  Released 1990

-Baroque Guitar(the entire LP album is included)

  • Sanz: Pavanas
  • Sanz: Canarios
  • Bach: Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 (played in D minor)
  • Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 1000 (played in A minor)
  • Sor: Fantasie (largo), Op.7
  • Sor: Minuet (from Sonata, Op.25)
  • Weiss: Passacaille
  • Weiss: Fantasie
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Prélude
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Allemande
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Courante
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Sarabande
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Gavotte
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Menuets I and II
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Bourrée
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Gigue
  • Weiss: Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy

-J.S. Bach: Lute Suites, No. 1 & 2(not the entire album. Lute Suite No. 2 is missing)

  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - I  Praeludium
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - II Allemande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - III Courante
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - IV Sarabande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - V Bourrée
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - VI Gigue

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THE ART OF JULIAN BREAM (compilation)
Heritage label    HTG CDM032.   Released in July 2014
This release contains the entire album Guitar Concertos in addition to the Ravel piece and the Rodrigo piece from The Art of Julian Bream on RCA. This compilation also includes recordings from the Westminster label- Turina's "Ráfaga", de Falla:'s "Homenaje 'Le Tombeau De Debussy' ", Sor's "6 Little Pieces Op.5, No. 5" and "Estudio No. 5 in B Minor" from Spanish Guitar Music plus the five preludes by Villa-Lobos and the "Preludio in E" by Moreno Tórroba from Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba.

-Guitar Concertos

  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 1. Allegro maestoso
  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 2. Andantino siciliano
  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 3. Alla polacca
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  1. Allegro
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  2. Lento
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  3. Con brio

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba

  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 1 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 2 in E major
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 3 in A minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 4 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 5 in D major

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Ravel (arr. Bream): Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Rodrigo: En los trigales
  • Albéniz (arr. Pujol): Sonata in D major

-Spanish Guitar Music: Turina, de Falla, Sor

  • Sor: Estudio- No. 5 in B Minor
  • Turina: Ráfaga, Op. 53
  • de Falla: Homenaje "Le Tombeau de Debussy"

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba

  • Moreno Tórroba: Preludio in E major

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BREAM ADAGIOS (compilation)
RCA Victor/Red Seal/BMG. 090266390526. Released 2002

-Julian Bream and John Williams "Live" 

  • Debussy: Clair de lune from "Suite Bergamasque"
  • Debussy: Rˆeverie

-Julian & John (Together)

  • Ravel: Pavane pour une infante d‚funte

-Julian Bream and John Williams "Live" 

  • Fauré: Dolly, suite, Op. 56, No. 1 Berceuse

-Rodrigo, Vivaldi, Britten

  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93: Largo

-Concertos for Lute and Orchestra

  • Vilvaldi: Concerto in G Major for Two Lutes(Two Mandolins) and Strings, RV 532: Andante

-Guitar Concertos:  Rodrigo and Brouwer

  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Españoleta

-Music of Spain, vol. 8 - Joaquin Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez - Adagio

-Julian Bream and His Friends

  • Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in E Minor, G.451 - Adagio

-Guitar Concertos

  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 2. Andantino siciliano

-Julian and John (Together)

  • Sor: Fantaise pour 2 guitarres - L'Encouragement, Op. 34 - I. Cantabile

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Cimarosa: Sonata in C sharp minor

-Julian & John/2 (Together Again)

  • Carulli: Serenade for 2 guitars in A major, No. 2 -  Larghetto

-Julian Bream and John Williams "Live" 

  • Fauré: Dolly, suite, Op. 56, No. 3 - Le jardin de Dolly
  • Fauré: Dolly, suite, Op. 56, No. 5 - Tendresse

JULIAN BREAM PLAYS DOWLAND AND BACH (2 CD compilation)  
Westminster/Deutsche Grammophon 5177848. Released 2001
A compilation CD of the third and fourth Bream albums released by Westminster: Julian Bream Plays Dowland and A Bach Recital for the Guitar. A third albums worth of material has been squeezed into the compilation - Ayres for 4 Voice- vol.1 & 2 by The Golden Age Singers with Bream on Lute. Only the selections with Bream on lute were included.

-Julian Bream Plays Dowland.

  • Dowland: Queen Elizabeth's Galliard
  • Dowland: Lachrimae Antiquae Pavan
  • Dowland: Mrs. White's Nothinge
  • Dowland: Mrs. Vaux's Gigge
  • Dowland: Farewell (A Fancy)
  • Dowland: Orlando Sleepeth
  • Dowland: Fantasia
  • Dowland: King Of Denmark's Galliard
  • Dowland: Melancholy Galliard
  • Dowland: My Ladye Hunsdon's Puffe
  • Dowland: Semper Dowland, Semper Dolens
  • Dowland: Almain (An Unnamed Piece)
  • Dowland: Sir Henry Umpton's Funeral
  • Dowland: Forlorne Hope Fancy

-Ayres for 4 Voice - vol. 1 & 2(only the selection with Bream on lute were included in this compilation)

  • Dowland: If floods of tears by John
  • Dowland: Sleepe wayward thoughts
  • Dowland: Awake, sweet love
  • Dowland:  Dear, if you change Ill never chuse again
  • Dowland: O what hath overwrought
  • Dowland: Shall I strive with wordes to move?
  • Dowland: Flow not so fast, ye fountaine
  • Dowland:  Away with these self-loving lads
  • Dowland: Come when I call
  • Dowland: Rest awhile, you cruel cares
  • Dowland:  If my complaints could passions move  
  • Dowland: Burst forth my tears
  • Dowland: Humour say what mak'st thou here
  • Dowland: Can she excuse my wrongs?
  • Dowland: His golden locks (time hath to silver turned)
  • Dowland: Stay, Time, a while thy flying
  • Dowland:  The lowest trees have tops
  • Dowland: Unquiet thoughts
  • Dowland:  Praise blindness eyes, for seeing is deceipt
  • Dowland: My heart and tongue were twins

-A Bach Recital for Guitar

  • Bach: Partita For Violin Solo No. 2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - Chaconne
  • Bach: Prelude In C Minor, BWV 999 (played in D minor)
  • Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - Sarabande
  • Bach: Suite In E Minor, BWV 996 - Bourée
  • Bach: Partita For Lute In C Minor, BWV 997 - Prelude
  • Bach: Partita For Lute In C Minor, BWV 997 - Fugue
  • Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro In E flat major, BWV 998 - 1. Prelude
  • Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro In E flat major, BWV 998 - 2. Fugue-attacca
  • Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro In E flat major, BWV 998 - 3. Allegro

RODRIGO; CONCIERTTO DE ARANJUEZ - FANTASIA PARA UN GENTILHOMBRE (compilation)
RCA Red Seal/BMG. 88697715022. Released 2011

-Rodrigo and Berkeley

  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 1. Allegro con spirito
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 2. Adagio
  • Rodrigo: Concierto De Aranjuez - 3. Allegro Con Brio

-Music of Spain, vol. 8- Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Fandango
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Passacaglia
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Zapateado
  • Rodrigo: Invocación y danza (Hommage à Manuel de Falla)

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Rodrigo: En Los Trigales

-Guitar Concertos:  Rodrigo and Brouwer

  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Villano
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Ricercare
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Españoleta
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Fanfare De La Caballería De Nápoles
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Danza De Las Hachas
  • Rodrigo: Fantasía Para Un Gentilhombre - Canario

BAROQUE GUITAR RECITAL (compilation)
RCA Classics/BMG Classics-Classical Navigator-No. 4 (series). 74321 24195 2 . Released 1994

-Baroque Guitar(the entire LP album is included)

  • Sanz: Pavanas
  • Sanz: Canarios
  • Bach: Prelude in C minor, BWV 999 (played in D minor)
  • Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 1000 (played in A minor)
  • Sor: Fantasie (largo), Op.7
  • Sor: Minuet (from Sonata, Op.25)
  • Weiss: Passacaille
  • Weiss: Fantasie
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Prélude
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Allemande
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Courante
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Sarabande
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Gavotte
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Menuets I and II
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Bourrée
  • de Visée: Suite in D Minor: Gigue
  • Weiss: Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy

-J.S. Bach: Lute Suites, No. 1 & 2 (not the entire album. Lute Suite No. 2 is missing)

  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - I  Praeludium
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - II Allemande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - III Courante
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - IV Sarabande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - V Bourrée
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - VI Gigue


*This compilation release is an exact copy of the earlier compilation release Baroque Guitar

ROMANTIC GUITAR (compilation)
RCA Gold Seal. 078635679823. Released 1991

-Romantic Guitar(complete album except for the Shubert piece and Tárrega's "Lágrima")

  • Paganini: Grand Sonata in A - Allegro risoluto
  • Paganini: Grand Sonata in A - Romanze
  • Paganini: Grand Sonata in A - Andantino variato
  • Mendelssohn: Song Without Words, Op 19B/6, "Venetian Boat Song"
  • Mendelssohn: String Quartet, Op. 12 - Canzonetta
  • Tárrega: Three Mazurkas: ¡Adelita! - Mazurka in G minor
  • Tárrega: Three Mazurkas: Mazurka in G major
  • Tárrega: Three Mazurkas: ¡Marieta! - Mazurka in A minor

-Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar(Villa-Lobos' "Etude 11" and "Prelude 4", were omitted)

  • Albéniz (arr. Bream): Suite española, Op. 47 - Asturias (Leyenda)
  • Albéniz (arr. Bream): Suite española, Op. 47 - Granada
  • de Falla: Homenaje, pour le tombeau de Debussy
  • Turina: Homenaje a Tárrega, Op. 69 - I. Garrotín
  • Turina: Homenaje a Tárrega, Op. 69 - II. Soleares
  • Manuel Tórroba: Madroños
  • Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 1 for Guitar, "Tipico brasileiro", A.161
  • Trad. (arr. Llobet): El Testament d'Amelia
  • Turina: Fandanguillo, Op. 36

JULIAN BREAM: MY FAVORITE ALBUMS (box Set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Classical. Released in July 2010
A collection of 10 discs with an accompanying booklet.

*This compilation release is considered to be of great significance; therefore, it has its own page.

JULIAN BREAM IN CONCERTO (compilation)
Alto label   ALC 1174.   Released February 2012
This compilation includes the entire album Guitar Concertos in addition to Berkeley, Cimarosa, Ravel and Roussel pieces from The Art of Julian Bream.

-Guitar Concertos

  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 1. Allegro maestoso
  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 2. Andantino siciliano
  • Giuliani: Guitar Concerto in A in major, Op. 30 - 3. Alla polacca
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  1. Allegro
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  2. Lento
  • Arnold: Guitar Concerto, Op. 67,  3. Con brio

-The Art of Julian Bream  (the Frescobaldi, Albéniz, Scarlatti and Rodrigo have been ommited)

  • Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in C-sharp minor
  • Cimarosa (arr. Bream): Sonata in A major
  • Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 1. Allegretto
  • Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 2. Lento
  • Berkeley: Sonatina, Op.52, No.1 - 3. Rondo
  • Ravel (arr. Bream): Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Roussel: Segovia, Op. 29

Compilations - Compact Disc (CD)

SPANISH GUITAR RECITAL (compilation)
RCA Red Seal/BMG. 74321 68016 2. Released 2001

-Music of Spain, vol. 5-Plays Granados and Albéniz

  • Albéniz: Barcarola, Op. 202, "Mallorca"
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cataluña
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Granada
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Sevilla
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cádiz
  • Albéniz: Cantos de España, Op. 232 - Córdoba
  • Granados: Cuentos de la Juventud, Op. 1 - Dedicatoria
  • Granados: Colección de Tonadillas - La Maja De Goya
  • Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Villanesca, No. 4
  • Granados: Valses Poéticos
  • Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Andaluza

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Malats: Serenata Española
  • Pujol: Guajira
  • Pujol: Tango Español

THE ULTIMATE GUITAR COLLECTION (2 disc compilation)
RCA/BMG 74321 337052. Released 1996
This collection contains-
Disc 1

-Concertos for Lute and Orchestra

  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D for Lute and Strings, RV 93 I, II & III

-The Woods So Wild

  • Anon.: Packington's Pound
  • Anon.: Greensleeves 

-Lute Music from the Royal Courts of Europe

  • Dowland: Fantasia 'A Fancy'

-Baroque Guitar

  • Sanz: Canarios

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • M. Albéniz: Sonata in D major 
  • Rodrigo: En Los Trigales

-Popular Classics for Spanish Guitar

  • Albéniz: Leyenda (Asturias)
  • Villa-Lobos: Chôros No. 1

-Music of Spain, vol. 7 - A Celebration of Andrés Segovia

  • de Falla: The Miller's Dance

-La Guitarra Romantica

  • Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra

-Julian Bream Plays Villa-Lobos

  • Villa-Lobos: Prelude 1 and 2

-Music of Spain, vol. 8 - Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez I, II & III

Disc 2

-Music of Spain, vol. 5- plays Granados and Albeniz

  • Albéniz: Barcarola, Op. 202, "Mallorca"
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cataluña
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Granada
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Sevilla
  • Albéniz: Suite Española No. 1, Op. 47 - Cádiz
  • Albéniz: Cantos de España, Op. 232 - Córdoba
  • Granados: Cuentos de la Juventud, Op. 1 - Dedicatoria
  • Granados: Colección de Tonadillas - La Maja De Goya
  • Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Villanesca, No. 4
  • Granados: Valses Poéticos
  • Granados: 12 Danzas Españolas para Piano, Op. 37 - Andaluza

-Music of Spain, vol. 8- Joaquín Rodrigo: Last of the Spanish Romantics

  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Fandango
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Passacaglia
  • Rodrigo: Tres Piezas Españolas - Zapateado

JULIAN BREAM PLAYS BACH (compilation)
RCA Red Seal. RCD1-5841. Released 1985/1986
-J.S. Bach: Lute Suites, No. 1 & 2(the entire album is included)

  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - I  Praeludium
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - II Allemande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - III Courante
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - IV Sarabande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - V Bourrée
  • Bach: Lute Suite No.1 in E Minor, BWV 996 - VI Gigue
  • Bach: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 - I Praeludium
  • Bach: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 - II Fuga
  • Bach: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 - III Sarabande
  • Bach: Lute Suite No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 997 - IV Gigue,  V Double

-Sonatas for Lute and Harpsichord(only the Bach sonatas included)

  • Bach: Trio Sonata No.1 In E Flat, BWV 525 - I Allegro Moderato
  • Bach: Trio Sonata No.1 In E Flat, BWV 525 - II Adagio
  • Bach: Trio Sonata No.1 In E Flat, BWV 525 - III Allegro
  • Bach: Trio Sonata No.5 In C, BWV 529 - I Allegro
  • Bach: Trio Sonata No.5 In C, BWV 529 - II Largo
  • Bach: Trio Sonata No.5 In C, BWV 529 - III Allegro

HEAVENLY LOVE - EARTHLY JOY. ELIZABETHAN LUTE SONGS (compilation)

RCA/Sony/BMG. B0013AUY48. Released in 2006.

-Julian Bream in Concert (only the songs featuring Peter Pears are included)

  • Dowland: Wilt thou unkind, thus leave me? (featuring Peter Pears)
  • Dowland: Sorrow, stay (featuring Peter Pears)
  • Dowland: The lowest trees have tops (featuring Peter Pears)
  • Dowland: Time's eldest son, Old Age (featuring Peter Pears)
  • Dowland: In darkness let me dwell (featuring Peter Pears)
  • Dowland: Say, Love, If ever thou did'st find (featuring Peter Pears)

-Elizabethan Lute Songs

  • Morley: Absence
  • Rosseter: What Then Is Love but Mourning?
  • Dowland: I Saw My Lady Weep
  • Rosseter: If She Forsake Me
  • Dowland: Dear, If You Change
  • Ford: Come, Phyllis
  • Dowland: Stay, Time
  • Morley: It Was a Lover and His Lass
  • Dowland: Weep You No More
  • Rosseter: When Laura Smiles
  • Ford: Fair, Sweet, Cruel
  • Dowland: Shall I Sue?
  • Dowland: Sweet, Stay Awhile
  • Morley: Who Is It?
  • Dowland: Can She Excuse?
  • Dowland: Come, Heavy Sleep

*The songs do not necessarily appear in this order.

1990 - 1999

ELIZABETHAN LUTE SONGS (compilation) 
Decca Records LON 444524 mono. Released 1996
This is a compilation CD that contains two albums, in their entirety, that Pears and Bream recorded early on for Decca Records.

-An Anthology of English Song, vol. 1

  • Ford: Fair, sweet, cruel
  • Morley: Come, sorrow, come
  • Rosseter: When Laura Smiles
  • Dowland: I saw my lady weep
  • Morley: It was a lover and his lass
  • Dowland: Awake, sweet love
  • Rosseter: What then is love but mourning
  • Dowland: In darkness let me dwell
  • Morley: Mistress mine, may well you fare

- A Recital of English Lute Songs.

  • Dowland: Fine knacks for ladies
  • Rosseter: Sweet come again
  • Morley: Thyris and Mila
  • Dowland: Sorrow Stay
  • Ford: Come Phylis, come
  • Morley: I saw my Lady weeping
  • Morley: With my love, my life was nestled
  • Pilkington: Rest sweet Nymphs
  • Morley: What if my Mistress now
  • Anonymous: Have you seen but a white Lillie grow
  • Campions: Come let us sound with Melody
  • Anonymous: Miserere, my maker
  • Rosseter: What is a day?
  • Campions: Fair if you expect admiring
  • Campions: Shall I come sweet Love
  • Dowland: If my complaints
  • Dowland: What if I never speed
  • Rosseter: Whether men do laugh or weep

GUITARRA - THE GUITAR IN SPAIN (1 CD compilation along with new material )
RCA Red Seal. 6206-2-RC . Released 1987
The 2 disc CD release above had very limited distribution and a 1 disc CD release of ¡Guitarra! The Guitar in Spain was the version primarily available in most regions. All the new recording for this album were included but only a hand full or the compilation selections were included due to the space limitations of one CD
Absent from the 1 disc CD release of the Guitarra - The Guitar in Spain  is  

  • -Boccherini's "Fandango,"
  • -Sor's "Sonata in D, Op. 14 (Gran Solo),"
  • -Tárrega's "Study in A,"
  • -Rodrigo's "Concierto de Aranjuez II Adagio,"
  • -Albéniz's "Cordoba."

JULIAN BREAM - LIVE, ALDEBURGH FESTIVAL 1958 & 1959

Doremi Label.  DHR 8060.  Released 2019

Aldeburgh Festival, June 7, 1958, Great Glemham House

Julian Bream  - renaissance lute

Peter Pears - tenor

  • John Dowland: 11 Songs for tenor and lute
  • Benjamin Britten: 6 Songs from the Chinese, Op. 58 for tenor and lute
  • Benjamin Britten: Arrangements of 3 British Folk Songs for tenor and lute


Aldeburgh Festival, June 23, 1959, Jubilee Hall
Julian Bream  - renaissance lute

Aurele Nicolet - flute

George Malcolm - Harpsichord

  • Georg Philipp Telemann: Trio-sonata for flute, lute & harpsichord
  • Joaquin Turina: Sonata for guitar, Op. 61
  • Franz Schubert: Waltzes, Op. 9 (D 365) for flute and guitar

THE COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION -CLASSICAL GUITAR ANTHOLOGY
(box set compilation)
RCA Red Seal/Sony Music Entertainment. Released on October 15, 2013.

A collection of 40 CD discs and 2 DVD discs with an accompanying book.


*This compilation release is considered to be of GRAND significance; therefore, it has its own page.

CLASSICS FOR SOLO GUITAR (compilation)
Alto label  ALC 1238.  Released in September 2013
This compilation contains the Rodrigo, Albéniz and Frescobaldi selections from The Art of Julian Bream on RCA and selections from two Westminster albums - the five preludes by Villa-Lobos and the four selections by Moreno Tórroba from Guitar Music of Villa-Lobos and Tórroba and the Prelude, Fugue and Allegro from A Bach Recital for the Guitar.

-Guitar Music of  Villa-Lobos and Tórroba

  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 1 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 2 in E major
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 3 in A minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 4 in E minor
  • Villa-Lobos: 5 Preludes for Guitar- No. 5 in D major
  • Moreno Tórroba: Preludio in E major
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 1. Allegretto
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 2. Andante
  • Moreno Tórroba: Sonatina in A major- 3. Allegro
  • Moreno Tórroba: Nocturno in A minor
  • Moreno Tórroba: Burgalesa in F sharp major

-The Art of Julian Bream

  • Albéniz (arr. Pujol): Sonata in D major
  • Rodrigo: En los trigales
  • Frescobaldi (arr. Segovia): Aria con variazioni detta "La Frescobalda"
  • Scarlatti (arr. Bream): Sonata in C minor, K 11 (played in E minor)
  • Scarlatti (arr. Segovia):Sonata in B minor, K 87 (played in E minor)

-A Bach Recital for the Guitar

  • Bach: Prelude, Fugue and Allegro from A Bach Recital for the Guitar.

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