Edward Gregson talks about ‘The World Rejoicing’ -

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 … Continued

Belated publication of Gregson’s Birthday Prelude for Brass Band -

Edward Gregson’s previously unpublished piece, Birthday Prelude for Brass Band, composed in 1982 to mark the 80th birthday of Harry Mortimer,  and performed again in 2015 at the North American Brass Band Championships to celebrate the 80th birthday of Gregson’s brother, Bram, has now been published by Morthanveld Publishing, with a dedication to Harry and … Continued

New CD of Gregson’s instrumental music to be released on 9 April -

A new disc of Edward Gregson’s instrumental music is to be released on Friday 9 April on the Naxos label.  The CD was recorded in September 2020 at Hallé St Peter’s in Manchester, with soloists from the Hallé and BBC Philharmonic orchestras, accompanied by pianist Paul Janes. Regarding the choice of repertoire, which includes Three … Continued

Gregson’s ‘Coup de Coeur’ -

Read Edward Gregson’s Coup de Coeur, collated by Philippe Berrut.   A comprehensive autobiography, discography and ‘fun facts’ section, followed by  tributes from the great and the good of the music world. Mon Coup de Coeur

Premiere of ‘The World Rejoicing’ is postponed for a year -

The premiere of Edward Gregson’s test piece The World Rejoicing, commissioned by five countries for their National Brass Band competitions, has been postponed for a year because of the ongoing uncertain situation with the Covic-19 pandemic.  The premiere will now take place in Birmingham (at The British Open) in September 2021, followed by the various … Continued

Edward Gregson to appear on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme -

Edward Gregson will be interviewed by Sean Rafferty on BBC Radio 3’s live drive-time programme, In Tune, on Wednesday 16 September at approximately 17.15. The programme is streamed live on the BBC Radio 3 website and will be available as ‘audio on demand’ for 30 days after the broadcast

New CD released on the Naxos label -

Edward Gregson’s new Naxos CD recording, Complete Music for Solo Piano is being released today and features celebrated pianist Murray McLachlan (making his debut on the Naxos label).  The recording was made at The Stoller Hall in Manchester in January 2020. Murray McLachlan says of Edward Gregson’s piano music that ‘he knows the importance of … Continued

BBC Radio 3’s Afternoon Concerts to feature Gregson works -

BBC Radio 3 is to broadcast two concerts featuring works by Edward Gregson performed by the BBC Philharmonic and conducted by Ben Gernon. On Monday 29 June you can hear a performance of the Euphonium Concerto with soloist David Childs, and on Tuesday 30 June the premiere performance of A Vision in a Dream (concerto … Continued

‘Music of the Angels’ – new CD release -

Edward Gregson’s new CD, Music of the Angels – works for Symphonic Brass and Percussion, is to be released on Friday 27 March on the Chandos label. This new CD was recorded at the Henry Wood Hall in London last June, and features London Brass, joined by a line-up of many of the top professional … Continued

Notes Between Friends – a piece to mark the UK leaving the EU -

Edward Gregson has composed ‘Notes Between Friends’, commissioned by the BBC for Radio 4’s PM programme, a piece he says has both European and British dimensions. In 1973, Gregson wrote a brass piece named ‘Fanfare for Europe’ when the UK joined the EU’s forerunner the European Economic Community.  He says this new work, written to … Continued

Success at The Ivors! -

Photo: Mark Allan Edward Gregson has won the award in the category of original composition for ‘Amateur or Young Performers’ at The Ivors Composer Awards 2019, for The Salamander and the Moonraker – An Adventure Story in Music, which received its premiere in July 2018 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, performed by the Hallé … Continued

2020: Gregson’s 75th birthday year -

Read more about the preparations to mark Edward Gregson’s 75th birthday year in this article published by his publisher, Novello. Edward Gregson 75 in 2020

RNCM Brass Band Festival 2020 celebrates Edward Gregson’s 75th birthday -

RNCM Brass Band Festival: 24-26 January 2020 The 2020 RNCM Brass Band Festival will feature several works by Edward Gregson (see below), marking the start of his 75th birthday year.  Some of the best bands and finest brass soloists in the world will perform at this popular annual event in Manchester, and the programme will … Continued

Gregson’s ‘The Salamander and the Moonraker’ nominated for Ivors Composer Award -

Edward Gregson’s enchanting work, The Salamander and the Moonraker (An Adventure Story in Music), has been nominated for The Ivors Composer Awards 2019 (formerly British Composer Award) in the ‘Amateur or Young Performers’ category. The story tells of the adventures of some children caught up in the magical realms beyond Earth who are transported into … Continued

World premiere of Gregson’s Oboe Concert -

The world premiere of Edward Gregson’s new work, ‘A Vision in a Dream – Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra’, a BBC commission, is to take place on Saturday 8 February 2020 in Leeds Town Hall and marks the composer’s 75th birthday later in the year. It will be performed the BBC Philharmonic with Principal Oboe, … Continued