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

April 2, 2021

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 Matisse Impressions, Serenata Notturna and Divertimento, Gregson writes:

… I wanted to reflect my life-long interest in writing instrumental music. From my earliest dabbling as a teenager, through my student days when I wrote what is really my Opus 1 (Oboe Sonata), to

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‘The President’s Own’ US Marine Brass Ensemble performs Gregson’s ‘Symphony in Two Movements

March 27, 2021

Few sounds elicit the same drama, joy, excitement, and vibrancy as does the United States Marine Band’s brass section. Available to watch online from 25 March,  This concert features the antiphonal music of Giovanni Gabrieli, Franz Beibl, Henri Tomasi’s  and concludes with Edward Gregson’s electrifying 2012 composition: Symphony in Two Movements.

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Gregson’s ‘Coup de Coeur’

February 4, 2021

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

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

September 11, 2020

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 European country premieres in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Norway.


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