The premiere of Edward Gregson’s test piece The World Rejoicing, commissioned by five countries for their National Brass Band competitions, has been postponed for a year because of the ongoing uncertain situation with the Covic-19 pandemic. The premiere will now take place in Birmingham (at The British Open) in September 2021, followed by the various European country premieres in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Norway.
Edward Gregson will be interviewed by Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3’s live drive-time programme, In Tune, on Wednesday 16 September at approximately 17.15.
The programme is streamed live on the BBC Radio 3 website and will be available as ‘audio on demand’ for 30 days after the broadcast…Read More
Edward Gregson’s new Naxos CD recording, Complete Music for Solo Piano is being released today and features celebrated pianist Murray McLachlan (making his debut on the Naxos label). The recording was made at The Stoller Hall in Manchester in January 2020.
Murray McLachlan says of Edward Gregson’s piano music that ‘he knows the importance of restraint and control; nothing is overly stated, repeated or extended. Concentration and craftsmanship permeate every bar that the composer has penned.’
Naxos has chosen this CD as August CD of the Month
A recording of the premiere performance of Edward Gregson’s The Salamander and the Moonraker (story and text by Susan Gregson), given on 1 July 2018 at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, is now available to view. The composer was honoured to receive an Ivors Academy Composer Award for this work in 2019.
The premiere was given by the Hallé Orchestra and Children’s Choir under the baton of Stephen Bell and received a rapturous ovation from the audience. The recording is available for six months on the following platforms:Read More