Edward Gregson was recently interviewed by Martin Gorman of Brasspass TV about his new work The World Rejoicing’, the test piece for the British Open Brass Band Championship, which will be premiered on 11 September at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Edward and Martin discuss the the inspiration for the piece, a collaborative commission by five European countries for their National Brass Band competitions.  It was postponed for a year as a result of the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, but it is hoped that the premiere at the British Open will be followed by the various European country premieres in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Norway.

Click here to watch the video of the interview  (from 1:23.33)