Gregson Festival to take place in Oslo

The Norwegian Armed Forces Staff Band [Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps] is hosting a mini-festival celebrating the music of Edward Gregson on April 9 at the Ridehuset, Akershus Fortress, Oslo. Three concerts of the Novello composer’s work will be presented by the Armed Forces Staff Band, the Oslo Brass Band and students from the Norwegian Academy of Music, directed by the highly distinguished Swedish conductor Andreas Hanson. Gregson, who in July celebrated his seventieth birthday and was recently appointed as composer in residence to the multi-award winning Black Dyke Band, will join the Forsvarets Stabsmusikkorps to conduct one of his works and later …

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Black Dyke Band announces Edward Gregson as ‘Composer in Residence’

Black Dyke Band is thrilled to announce that through a three year initiative funded by Arts Council England, Edward Gregson has accepted the role of ‘Composer in Residence’.

Edward Gregson is well known to the Black Dyke Band, having begun his association with the band in 1971 with the premier of his Horn Concerto. Other brass band works have followed, but his latest work for the band, the Cornet Concerto written for Richard Marshall (principal Cornet), follows a distinguished line of compositions for soloist and brass band.

The composer comments:

“I am delighted to acknowledge my long-standing relationship with Nicholas

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