Edward Gregson’s ‘Of Men and Mountains’ at 2023 National Brass Band Championship

Internationally renowned for his contributions to wind and brass repertoire, Edward Gregson has long waited for the moment his work Of Men and Mountains would make its way to its originally-intended destination, the Royal Albert Hall in London. Gregson composed the work with the 1991 National Brass Band Championship Final in mind, but it was abandoned by the contest’s organiser due to its 17-18 minutes duration.

Having been chosen as the test piece for the 2023 Championship Final, on October 21 the work will be performed by 20 of Great Britain’s finest brass bands in the generous acoustic of the …

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World premiere of Gregson’s Viola Concerto ‘Three Goddesses’

The first performance of Edward Gregson’s  Viola Concerto ‘Three Goddesses’ will be given on Saturday 26 August at the Presteigne Festival.  Rachel Roberts (viola) will be accompanied by the Presteigne Festival Orchestra, conducted. by George Vass.

The Presteigne Festival brings together a richly diverse programme, created and curated in partnership with an eclectic community of composers, musicians and artists, and located in the unspoilt beauty of the Welsh Marches.


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Gregson at the RCM

Edward Gregson has just returned from three days at the Royal College of Music in London, where he conducted a concert in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall of his music with the RCM Brass Ensemble. The two major works were his Symphony in two movements and Music of the Angels, both scored for a large brass and percussion ensemble. The concert was well received by a large and appreciative audience. Here is an extract from a review on the 4barsrest website:

Britten famously said that he never wrote a piece for trumpet player Philip Jones because ‘…he couldn’t hear the

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A Summer cocktail of Gregson!

There’s plenty to enjoy this Summer with performances of Edward Gregson’s brass band and symphonic brass music.

The Horn Concerto will performed by Ben Goldscheider, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Brass Category final in 2016, with Tredegar Town Band, at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

A performance of Equale Dances by the M15 Brass Quintet at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester will be followed by a concert at the Royal College of Music by the RCM Brass Ensemble which features repertoire recorded in 2020 by London Brass on the Chandos label. The composer will …

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