‘An Age of Kings’ in Manchester


The RNCM Brass Band, conducted by Nicholas Childs, will perform Edward Gregson’s large-scale, Shakespearean-inspired work, An Age of Kings, in the RNCM Concert Hall on 7 June at 6pm.

This dramatic work is scored for augmented brass band, with the addition of harp, piano, mezzo-soprano solo, male chorus, as well as two off-stage trumpets. The Concert Hall at the RNCM is ideally suited for the antiphonal effect of the off-stage trumpets in the first movement, and the atmospheric trumpet fanfares and horn calls in the final movement, depicting Henry IV’s defeat of the rebellious forces, will bring the performance to a triumphant conclusion.

The other Gregson work being performed at this concert is Concerto Grosso, a single-movement work combining small and large instrumental forces.


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