Gregson Saxophone Concerto Radio Broadcast

May 9, 2006

Edward Gregson’s new saxophone concerto will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday, 30th May at 2pm. His Violin Concerto is also being performed.

  • Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 1*
  • Gregson Violin Concerto **
  • Cyril Scott Early One Morning **
  • Elgar In the South – Overture ***
  • Gregson Saxophone Concerto ****
  • Gianandrea Noseda conductor *
  • Martyn Brabbins conductor **
  • Vassily Sinaisky conductor ***
  • Clark Rundellconductor ****
  • Olivier Charlier violin
  • Nobuya Sugawa saxophone
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World premiere of new saxophone concerto

April 26, 2006

Edward Gregson, Principal of the RNCM, has written a new saxophone concerto which will receive its world premiere at the final concert of Sonic Skylines, a festival of contemporary music by composers living and working in Manchester.

The saxophone concerto is the latest in a series of concertos Gregson has composed since the beginning of his career, all of which have been written for distinguished soloists commencing with the Horn Concerto (written for Ifor James in 1971), and more recently the highly acclaimed Clarinet Concerto (for Michael Collins in 1994), Concerto for Piano and Winds (for John McCabe in 1997), …

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Two New Gregson CDs Released

February 7, 2006

Two new compact discs have been released containg works by Edward Gregson. Budget CD giant, Naxos have released a disc of British Tuba Concertos which contains a new recording of the Orchestral version of Gregson’s Tuba Concerto performed by James Gourlay and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and conducted by Gavin Sutherland.

Brass Band specialist Doyen Recordings have released a new CD under the title History of Brass Band Music – the Modern Era 1970-2000. This disc was recorded at Dewsbury Town Hall in April 2005 and was released in January this year. This contains a new recording of Gregson’s …

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Edward Gregson 60th Birthday Concert

April 15, 2005

A concert to celebrate Edward Gregson’s 60th Birthday is to be held at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on Friday, 17 June 2005 at 7.30 pm in the Haden Freeman Concert Hall.

Edward has devised a chamber programme placing a selection of his own pieces alongside music by his teacher Alan Bush and his long-term friend, composer Paul Patterson, as well as music by the composer who has been a major influence on his own music, Sir Michael Tippett.

The works of Edward Gregson to be performed at this concert are:

  • Five Songs of Innocence and Experience
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