Julian Bream at The Proms

The Proms is a summer festival of orchestral classical music concerts. The festival takes place daily for a period of eight-weeks with several different performances per day. The concerts are predominantly performed in the Royal Albert Hall in central London. The Proms or The BBC Proms, was formally known as The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts and was founded in 1895. It is now organized and broadcast by the BBC. This festival season is a significant event in British culture and in classical music.

Proms 1955

Prom ___

September 10th, 1955 at the Royal Albert Hall


Joaquin Rodrigo

Concierto de Aranjuez

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra with conductor Charles Groves

Julian Bream guitar

Proms 1987
Prom 58 - A concert of Elizabethan and Jacobean music
22:00 Sat 5 Sep 1987  at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge   


Peter Philips
Pavan 'The first one Phillips made'

Richard Alison
The Bacheler's Delight

John Dowland
My Lord Chamberlain His Galliard - Proms premiere
My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home (duet version)

Richard Alison
Allison's Knell - Proms premiere

Anthony Holborne


Richard Alison
The Lady Frances Sidney's Goodmorowe - Proms premiere

Richard Nicholson
The Jew's Dance - Proms premiere

John Dowland
A Fancy - Proms premiere

Thomas Morley
Sacred End Pavin and Galliard

John Dowland
Go, nightly caresProms premiere
Stay,Time, awhile thy flying - Proms premiere

Thomas Morley
Thyrsis and Milla

William Byrd
The Earl of Oxford's March

John Dowland
Captaine Piper's Pavin - Proms premiere
Can she excuse? - galliard (version for mixed consort)

Julian Bream Consort

Julian Bream - Renaissance lute

Robert Spencer - Renaissance lute

Robert Tear - tenor

Proms 1987

Prom 64
19:30 Thu 10 Sep 1987 at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge


Thomas Morley
You that wont to my pipes' sound - Proms premiere
Phillis, I fain would die now - Proms premiere
About the may-pole new

William Byrd
My Lord of Oxenforde's Maske - Proms premiere

John Dowland
Lachrymae Pavin (version for mixed consort) - Proms premiere

Richard Alison
Galliard to the Quadro Pavin - Proms premiere

Thomas Morley
La Coranto - Proms premiere

William Byrd
Monsieur's Almaine (version for mixed consort)

Thomas Morley
Lavolto - Proms premiere

Robert Saxton
I will awake the dawn  - World premiere

Benjamin Britten
Gloriana, Op 53Courtly Dances  - Proms premiere of this arrangement
Gloriana, Op 53Choral Dances

John Poole - conductor

BBC Singers

Robert Spencer - pandora/director, tabor/director

The Consort of Six

Julian Bream - music arranger


Proms 1989 

Prom 44
15:00 Sun 27 Aug 1989 at Royal Albert Hall


Hector Berlioz
Overture 'Le carnaval romain'

Toru Takemitsu
To the edge of dream Proms premiere

Claude Debussy
Images for OrchestraNo. 2 Ibéria

Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez

Ottorino Respighi
Pines of Rome

Julian Bream - classical guitar

Sir Andrew Davis - conductor

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Proms 1991

Prom 02
19:30 Sat 20 Jul 1991 at Royal Albert Hall


 William Walton
Crown Imperial

 Arthur Bliss
Piano Concerto

Malcolm Arnold
Guitar Concerto - Proms premiere

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Symphony No. 8 in D minor

Piers Lane - piano

Julian Bream - classical guitar

Barry Wordsworth - conductor

BBC Concert Orchestra

Proms 1993

Prom 65  
19:30 Thu 9 Sep 1993 at Royal Albert Hall


Claude Debussy
Images for OrchestraNo. 2 Ibéria

Maurice Ravel
Piano Concerto in G major

Isaac Albéniz
Iberia (arr. Leo Brouwer)No. 1 Evocación  - World premiere of this version
Iberia (arr. Leo Brouwer)No. 2 El Puerto - World premiere of this version
Iberia (arr. Leo Brouwer)No. 7 El Albaicín - World premiere of this version

Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Orchestra

Jean‐Bernard Pommier - piano

Julian Bream - classical guitar


Yan Pascal Tortelier - conductor

BBC Philharmonic