Edward Gregson has completed a new work for clarinet and piano entitled
‘Tributes’. Each of the five pieces, or Tributes, is dedicated to a composer
known for his contribution to the clarinet repertoire: Poulenc, Finzi,
Stravinsky, Messiaen, and Bartok.
In addition, the composer has dedicated each of the pieces to a clarinettist
with whom he has had musical associations. Two of the pieces are to be
premiered in Portugal next month by one of the dedicatees, Nicholas Cox. The
complete work will be premiered next year by all five clarinettists with
dates and venues to be announced. The other four clarinettists are John
Bradbury, Michael Collins, Emma Johnson, and Linda Merrick.
Tributes will be published next year by Novello, part of the Music Sales
Group. Enquiries about this work, and other music by Edward Gregson,
should be addressed to Victoria Small at Novello.