89, Judd Street | London - UK | WC1H 9NE

Five Bagatelles, for guitar (1970–1)

• General Information:
I.   Allegro     
II.  Lento     
III. Alla Cubana     
V. Con slancio     
Composition: 1970–1
First Performances: No. 2 — Sunday, 13 February 1972. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Julian Bream guitar. Nos. 1–3 — Wednesday, 29 March 1972. BBC Television Centre, London. Julian Bream guitar. Complete — Saturday, 27 May 1972. Assembly Rooms, Bath. Julian Bream guitar.
Duration: About 14 minutes
Dedication: “Dedicated to Malcolm Arnold, with admiration and affection for his 50th birthday”
Craggs Catalogue Number: C86
Instrumentation: Guitar solo
Manuscript: William Walton Museum, Forio d’Ischia.
Publication: Oxford University Press, 1974. Materials available for purchase:

Five Bagatelles for Guitar, ed. Julian Bream 1974 Score ISBN 019 3594072 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com
William Walton Edition, Volume 20, ed. Michael Aston   Critical edition ISBN 019 3683180 Buy from SheetMusicPlus.com


Varii capricci, for orchestra (1975–6)
Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra, arranged by Patrick Russ (1992)
Two Bagatelles, arranged for flute and piano by Christopher Palmer. Publication: Oxford University Press. Included in William Walton: A Flute Album, 1992, 019 3594080. [Purchase online from SheetMusicPlus.com: A Flute Album]


Guitarist Year Compact Disc Timing
Julian Bream 1973 RCA 61595 13’38”
Carlos Bonell 1993 Chandos CHAN 9292 14’16”
Tom Kerstens 1994 EMI Classics 55404 14’09”
Sharon Isbin 1994 Virgin 45024 13’54”
Cem Duruöz 1995 Centaur CRC 2563 13’59”
Anders Miolin 1999 BIS 926  
Ana Vidovic 2000 Naxos 8554563  
Thomas Hawkins 2001 Orchard 846  

For additional recordings of this music, see the following arrangements:
Five Bagatelles for Guitar and Orchestra, arranged by Patrick Russ (1992)
Varii capricci, for orchestra (1975–6)