Gregson writes important new work for brass band

The RNCM Festival of Brass in January 2013 will see the premiere of an important new work for brass band, which will take place on Friday 25 January 2013 at 7.45pm in the RNCM Concert Hall. It will be performed by the Black Dyke Band and conducted by Nicholas Childs.

The first original test-piece for brass band (Labour and Love by Percy Fletcher) was composed in 1913 for the National Brass Band Championships, held at London’s Crystal Palace. As the centenary of that event approaches, I decided to write a work which pays tribute not only to that particular work, …

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Gregson off to Canada

Edward Gregson leaves for Canada this coming Saturday to conduct two concerts of his music. He will be the guest conductor with the Hannaford Street Silver Band (Canada’s only professional brass band) at a concert in Toronto’s Metropolitan United Church, when he will conduct performances of two of his recent works for brass band: Rococo Variations and The Trumpets of the Angels. In addition he will be premiering a new work by Canadian composer John Burge for organ and brass entitled Cathedral Architecture.

The previous Saturday (27 October) he will be in London, Ontario, where he will be a guest …

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Gregson writes new symphony for brass band

This week sees the announcement of the commission of one of the most substantial ever symphonies for a brass band.

During 2012, The National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and the National Youth Brass Band of Wales will be celebrating their 60th and 30th anniversaries respectively and this new work was jointly commissioned by the two bands with funding from Youth Music and T? Cerdd – Music Centre Wales.

Internationally acclaimed Edward Gregson, former Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, was offered the opportunity to compose a new work for the two bands, and he opted to …

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