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In Memory of Julian : guitar solo

by Ian Seaborn (2021)

In Memory of Julian


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In Memory of Julian / Ian Seaborn.

Library shelf no. 787.87/SEA 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

In my formative years, the guitarists I listened to prolifically were John Williams, Julian Bream, Andres Segovia and Narcisso Yepes. The only time I saw Julian perform live was at the Adelaide Town Hall in 1983. He played the William Walton Bagatelles, which I later learned he had commissioned. Out of the hundreds of guitar performances I have witnessed, it was outstanding. I would have loved to meet the man, because I think we would have connected. Like me, he was a cricket tragic who loved a tipple, and once said he would gladly trade some of his musical talent to be able to bowl a decent "wrong un". I have composed this piece in his memory and I have tried to reflect Walton's rhythmic and harmonic ideas and Bream's use of tone colour.

Work Details

Year: 2021

Instrumentation: Guitar.

Duration: 4 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: 'for my friend Oliver Fartach-Naini'

First performance: 10 Jul 21. Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, SA

Performances of this work

10 Jul 21: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, SA

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