At the start of his 60th birthday year, Edward Gregson is to be one of the featured composers at the 2005 RNCM Festival of Brass. From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January, bands such as the Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band, the Buy As You View Cory Band, the Fodens Richardson Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army, and the Black Dyke Band will play Gregson works spanning his whole composing career. Featured works include:
- Of Men and Mountains
- Concerto for French Horn and Brass (soloist: Jeff Nelson)
- Tuba Concerto (soloist: James
At last, more than 60 audio samples of Edward Gregson’s works are now available on the www.edwardgregson.com website. They are available either on the works page (look out for the speaker icon!) or on the listening booth page. All clips are in a streaming windows media player format so you may listen to the clips whether you have a dial-up or broadband connection. Most PCs come with Windows Media Player as standard and you can download a version for the Apple Mac format.…Read More
The new CD recorded by the world famous Black Dyke Brass Band, entitled ‘The Trumpets of the Angels’ is released on the 16th October, 2004.
The CD contains four of Gregson’s works- ‘An Age of Kings’, ‘Symphonic Rhapsody’, ‘Tuba Concerto’ and ‘Trumpets and Angels’
The soloists are David Thornton (Euphonium) and Joseph Cook (Tuba), and the Black Dyke band are conducted by Nicholas Childs
You may purchase the CD from World of Brass at www.worldofbrass.com…Read More
The official web site for the composer, Edward Gregson- www.edwardgregson.com was launched on the 1st October, 2004.
The web site was designed by Select Performers, a company specialising in web design, hosting and promotion for professional musicians. The web site has a powerful database-driven backbone which makes it possible to view and search through works, recordings and audio clips. The works database contains more than 100 or Edward Gregson’s works and these are linked with the discography database for the recordings.…Read More