Dances and Arias wins Brass Band World’s Band CD of the Year Award -

Dances and Arias, featuring the music of Edward Gregson, performed by Black Dyke Band and conducted by Nicholas Childs, and is the winner of the Brass Band World (BBW) Band CD of the Year Award, from a shortlist of seven contenders featuring a range of fascinating programme concepts and a notable predominance of concert repertoire. … Continued

Gregson nominated for a British Composer Award -

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (BASCA) has announced the nominations for the 15th British Composer Awards, the winners of which will be announced on Wednesday 6 December at the British Museum in London. Edward Gregson’s Four Études for brass band, commissioned by Black Dyke Band for the recording to mark the conclusion … Continued

Gregson at the Presteigne Festival -

Edward Gregson enjoyed great critical acclaim at this year’s Presteigne Festival (where he was Composer-in Residence), held in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh borders. During the six-day event seven of his works were performed, including two world premieres: a new String Quartet commissioned by the Festival and written for the Nightingale Quartet, and a … Continued

Gregson at the Presteigne Festival 2017 -

The Presteigne Festival 2017 programme has been announced. Set on the Powys/Herefordshire border, the Festival has gained a reputation for delivering a broad range of contemporary music, especially British music. This year the Festival features seven works by from Composer-in-Residence, Edward Gregson, including two world premieres. The first of the seven works by Gregson, Six … Continued

New CD release -

A new CD of Gregson’s brass band music will be released on 27 January 2017 at the RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester, UK. This is Volume 6 of the ongoing series on the Doyen label of Gregson’s brass band music, a series that commenced in the early 1990s with Gregson himself conducting some of … Continued

Gregson to conduct premiere at RNCM Brass Band Festival -

On Friday 27 January, at the Royal Northern College of Music’s Brass Band Festival weekend, Edward Gregson will be conducting the Black Dyke Band in the world premiere of his new work for brass band, Four Études. In the same concert Richard Marshall, principal cornet of the Black Dyke Band, will perform Gregson’s recently written Cornet Concerto. … Continued