Edward Gregson is to be interviewed on the BBC’s ‘In Tune’ programme by Katie Derham on Thursday 8 September at around 6.15 pm to talk about the UK premiere of his test piece The World Rejoicing (Symphonic Variations of a Lutheran Chorale) which is to take place at the British Open Brass Band Championship on 10 September at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, UK.

Seventeen of the UK’s finest bands and the Paris Brass Band will each perform this test piece, which was due to be premiered at the British Open in 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic.

A new CD featuring The World Rejoicing (performed by Black Dyke Band) and other works will also be released on 10 September.

The British Open Brass Band Championship