Black Dyke Band have just released a new CD on the Doyen label entitled Essential Dyke Volume 8. The main work on the disc is the revised version of Gregson’s Variations on Laudate Dominum, which the same band premiered at the 2008 RNCM Festival of Brass under the baton of the conductor.

Gregson has added two new variations to his 1976 original version and made further revisions in the scoring to make this new version a substantial and brilliant set of symphonic variations. This Black Dyke recording is the premiere recording of the new version and has added to the discography of this already enormously popular work (it has already been performed, broadcast and recorded countless times).

Speaking of this new recording the composer says: “Yet again Black Dyke have produced a stunning recording of one of my works, and one which I revised specially for them. They hold a very special place in my affections, and under the inspirational music directorship of Nicholas Childs they are arguably the finest brass band in the world. I am delighted and thrilled by this new recording and can recommend it without reservation.”

You can buy the recording from Amazon or World of Brass. Please visit the recording page for more information.