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
The recent recording of Edward Gregson’s ‘The Trumpets of the Angels’ has been named CD of the Year 2004 by Brass Band World and British Bandsman.
The CD, which has received rave reviews in both publications, is already enjoying huge success in terms of sales and further critical response.
You may purchase the CD from World of Brass at
Almost an hours worth of audio clips are now available on Edward Gregson’s official site- www.edwardgregson.com. There are 68 clips ranging from his Six Little Piano Pieces to all three versions of his Tuba Concerto. This is by far the most substantial collection of audio clips of Gregson’s music anywhere on the net! To listen to the clips you can visit the listening booth where you can listen to all the clips in the same place. If you are browsing through the works, you can listen to them there also.
Currently the clips are available for Windows Media Player. Most …Read More
At the start of his 60th birthday year, Edward Gregson is to be one of the featured composers at the 2005 RNCM Festival of Brass. From Friday 21 to Sunday 23 January, bands such as the Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band, the Buy As You View Cory Band, the Fodens Richardson Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Band, the International Staff Band of the Salvation Army, and the Black Dyke Band will play Gregson works spanning his whole composing career. Featured works include:
- Of Men and Mountains
- Concerto for French Horn and Brass (soloist: Jeff Nelson)
- Tuba Concerto (soloist: James