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.

This, the sixth volume in Doyen’s Gregson disc series, was recorded in the presence of the composer and also includes the BASCA-nominated Four Études for brass band, the Cornet Concerto, and the magnificent and dramatic The Trumpet of the Angels.

Commenting on the Award, Edward …

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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 of Gregson’s year as Composer-in-Residence, is one of three nominations for an award in the ‘Wind Band or Brass Band’ category.

The British Composer Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a …

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