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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