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 his major works for brass band: Connotations, Dances and Arias, Horn Concerto, and Of Men and Mountains. Once again it features the famous Black Dyke Band, conducted by its Musical Director, Nicholas Childs.
The CD release comes at the conclusion of Gregson’s year as Composer-in-Association …Read More
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. Richard Marshall is also the dedicatee of this new concerto and gave the world premiere at the European Brass Band Festival in Lille, France, in 2016.
Gregson’s Four Études were written during August and September 2016. In them he stated that he wanted …Read More