New Black Dyke CD Released with New Gregson Recording

Black Dyke Band have just released a new CD on the Doyen label entitled Essential Dyke Volume 8. The main work on the disc is the revised version of Gregson’s Variations on Laudate Dominum, which the same band premiered at the 2008 RNCM Festival of Brass under the baton of the conductor.

Gregson has added two new variations to his 1976 original version and made further revisions in the scoring to make this new version a substantial and brilliant set of symphonic variations. This Black Dyke recording is the premiere recording of the new version and has added …

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New Gregson news by email and a new search facility

From time to time we try to add new features to A new facility we have added is the ability to search Edward Gregson works by keyword. If you visit the works list page you will see what we mean. At the top of the right side column there is now a search box. Type a keyword in there such as concerto, trumpet or kings and then click search to find works with that keyword in. We hope to add a similar service for the discography section soon.

If you would like to be the first to …

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New Wind Band Version of Gregson Horn Concerto to be Premiered

A new version of Edward Gregson’s Horn Concerto for large wind ensemble is to be premiered at the International Horn Symposium to be held at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, on 26 July 2008. The soloist will be Frank Lloyd with the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble. The publisher is Chester Music.…

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Manchester Premiere for Gregson ‘Choral Symphony’

Manchesters Bridgewater Hall is the venue for the Manchester premiere on Thursday July 3rd of Edward Gregson’s ‘symphony’ for chorus and orchestra The Dance, forever the Dance.
The Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will be conducted by Martyn Brabbins, with
Anna Burford as the mezzo soprano soloist. Messiaen’s massive Turangalila Symphony will follow the
Gregson in the second half.

The Dance, forever the Dance was commissioned by the Hertfordshire Chorus and was premiered in 1999. The London premiere was given by the Bach Choir at the Royal Festival Hall in 2004. Gregson’s life-affirming work
is …

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