Julian Bream the Composer


Musical Composition was one of the subjects Julian Bream studied at the Royal College of Music. Bream occasionally enjoyed composing when the mood would stikes him but he never recorded any of his compositions, and only rarely has he performed them in concert. When he has occasionally performed a personal composition, it has always been as an encore therefore it is not documented on the concert programme.

"I have actually trotted out some of them for encores - unannounced of course - but I haven't even done that in years. Composing is something I have to do to get it out of my system; it's a bit like going to the shrink".

FRETS magazine 1981