Edward Gregson’s work for brass band, the Rococo Variations, is to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on the 5th March, 2009. This is part of Radio 3’s coverage of the Royal Northern College of Music’s Festival of Brass 2009. The Rococo Variations will be played around 4.30pm (UK time) as part of the Afternoon … Continued
Edward Gregson was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Music from the University of Manchester at a recent ceremony held at the University. He was presented by Professor Philip Grange, himself a composer and Head of the Music Department at the University. The Doctorate was awarded in recognition of his international reputation as a composer and … Continued
Edward Gregson talks to Rebecca Agnew at the Brass Herald magazine about his work the Rococo Variations. The article starts: “September 2008 is a very significant month for Edward Gregson. It will be the first time in decades that he hasn’t had to return to an academic post after the long summer vacation, having just … Continued
Edward Gregson talks to journalist Robert Beale in the current issue of Classical Music (Sept 13 issue) about his time as Principal of the Royal Northern College of Music, a position he held for twelve years and from which he retired this July. He reflects on his successes and frustrations in a candid interview, discusses … Continued
This coming Tuesday (7th October, 2008) as part of the BBC Radio 3’s Play to the Nation series which celebrates amateur orchestras across the UK, Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra will be performing Gregson’s Metamorphoses. BBC Radio 3‘s Performance on 3 starts at 7pm (UK time) with a performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No. 1 and No. 3 … Continued
Edward Gregson has written a new song entitled Remember, a setting of a poem by Christina Rossetti scored for scored for soprano, recorder, oboe, violin and cello.
Black Dyke Band have just released a new CD on the Doyen label entitled Essential Dyke Volume 8. The main work on the disc is the revised version of Gregson’s Variations on Laudate Dominum, which the same band premiered at the 2008 RNCM Festival of Brass under the baton of the conductor. Gregson has added … Continued
Some new services added to edwardgregson.com
A new version of Edward Gregson’s Horn Concerto for large wind ensemble is to be premiered at the International Horn Symposium to be held at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, on 26 July 2008. The soloist will be Frank Lloyd with the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble. The publisher … Continued
Manchesters Bridgewater Hall is the venue for the Manchester premiere on Thursday
July 3rd of Edward Gregson’s ‘symphony’ for chorus and orchestra The Dance, forever the Dance
Martin Mortimer is delighted to announce that the test piece for the British Open Championship of September 2008 will be a new work from Edward Gregson. Entitled Rococo Variations this work, which is a joint commission by The Open and the Norwegian Brass Band Federation, with help from The Co-operative, will be Gregson’s first commissioned … Continued
Edward Gregson is to be guest conductor at a special concert at the University of Manchester on Saturday 26th April.
On the 17th April, Edward Gregson is to give a guest lecture at the University of Manchester on his music.
In February 2008, two Gregson works are to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The premiere broadcast of the revised version of Variations on Laudate Dominum will be on ‘Afternoon on Three’ between 3.30pm and 4pm on February 29th, 2008. On Monday 25th February, Prelude for an Occassion will be broadcast at some time between … Continued
Brett Baker, Principal Trombone of Black Dyke Band and reknowned soloist, has recorded Edward Gregson’s Divertimento for trombone and piano on the Polyphonic label. This is the premiere commercial recording of the work, written in 1968 when Gregson had just completed his studies at the Royal Academy of Music.
A Song for Chris is being performed at the RNCM in October.
Following the highly successful CD release of Gregson concertos on the Chandos label in 2003, three more concertos are due to be recorded in September 2007 by the same company.
The long awaited new edwardgregson.com site is now live!
Gregson’s Cello Concerto is being broadcast on ‘Afternoon on 3’ in June on BBC Radio 3
Edward Gregson has written a new work for oboe and percussion entitled Shadow of Paradise which has just been released on CD.