Julian Wagstaff, Composer, Arranger and Guitarist (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

Major current projects:

Song to Me - The Music and Songs of Julian Wagstaff

Jules Reed - Scottish Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist

John Paul Jones - epic musical about the American Revolutionary hero

The Turing Test opera - Support the UK Tour 2013!

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Julian Wagstaff is a composer of classical music, opera and music theatre. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK) where he is also active as a writer, arranger and guitarist.

Julian Wagstaff is is presenting a one-hour retrospective show with the title Song to Me on the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Featuring musicians and singers from Scotland's top professional ensembles, it will showcase highlights from Julian's theatre and chamber works, including the chamber operas Breathe Freely and The Turing Test, and will run from 25-28 August. Click here to buy tickets.

A recording of Julian's recent short opera Breathe Freely will be released on the Linn Records label on 15 October 2015. The CD was produced and engineered by Calum Malcolm, conducted by Derek Clark and supported by Scottish Opera and the University of Edinburgh. The forthcoming CD, which also features a recording of Wagstaff's piano trio A Persistent Illusion, will be launched at the Royal Society of Chemistry in London on 13 October. Click here to book your FREE ticket. The libretto and vocal score of Breathe Freely have just been published by Europa Edition.

Julian's work includes chamber music, symphonies, songs, musicals and opera and is frequently performed in the UK, Europe and beyond. Julian is also in demand as a speaker, particularly in relation to his musical works informed by the natural sciences.

A new concert version of Julian's stage musical John Paul Jones (set during the American Revolution) was performed by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Consort of Voices and guest soloists at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh in September 2010.

This official website (julianwagstaff.com) contains information on most of Julian's music, including MP3 sound files, perusal scores and programme notes, plus links and information on past and future performances. Full contact details can be found on the Contact page.

Julian Wagstaff is published by Europa Edition Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Julian writes, records and performs rock music under the name Jules Reed. His CD Five Songs for Your Consideration is available now - click Here for the website.

Click the buttons below to browse scores and CDs by Julian Wagstaff on Amazon and Sheet Music Plus, or listen for free on YouTube or SoundCloud:

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