The iconic guitarist Julian Bream commissioned music from a number of British composers with international reputations, thus creating a whole new repertoire of guitar music. He also played an important role in the revival of interest in the Elizabethan lute, his recitals bringing Early Music to a new audience. John Dowland's beautiful Pavanis followed by Britten's Nocturnal after John Dowland, written for Bream and one of the most significant guitar works of the 20th century. Cyril Scott's Sonatina, overlooked for decades, is heard here in the premiere recording of Bream's revised edition. Volume 1 can be heard on 8.557040.