Gregson’s Rococo Variations to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 -

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

Gregson Receives Honorary Doctorate from Manchester University -

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

Brass Herald Article on Edward Gregson -

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

Classical Music Magazine Article on Edward Gregson -

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

Metamorphoses on BBC Radio 3 Concert This Tuesday -

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

New Black Dyke CD Released with New Gregson Recording -

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

New Wind Band Version of Gregson Horn Concerto to be Premiered -

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

New Gregson work for UK Open Brass Band Championship in September -

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

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast of Gregson Works -

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

New recording of Divertimento -

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.

New Chandos recording of Gregson concertos -

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.