Composition was one of the things Bream studied at the Royal College of Music. He still enjoys writting when the mood stikes him but he has never recorded any of his pieces, and only rarely has he performed any of them. "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

Julian Bream the Composer