The Symphonic Euphonium II

The fulcrum of the disc is Edward Gregson’s newly-minted Euphonium Concerto, a long-awaited essay from a composer celebrating his 75th birthday next year.  It’s a work of dazzling invention and creative brilliance, which brilliantly exploits the soloist’s musicianship within a framework of the highest creative credentials.
Christopher Thomas, Brass Band World, November 2019
The soloist’s propriety DNA is unquestionably infused throughout the Gregson Concerto.  Beautifully constructed, it provides the broadest canvas for self-expression; the opening ‘Dialogues’ almost a peroration in reverse – from exclamatory forcefulness to the deftest touch of adroit argument.  The central ‘Song without Words’ yearns with melancholic, tender longing, the final a ‘Bacchanal’ of visceral energy.
Iwan Fox, 4barsrest, October 2019


Recording Details

  • Release Date: November 1, 2019
  • Release Number: CHAN 10997
  • Amazon ASIN: B07YYPYPQ7 | US / UK
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    David Childs, euphonium; BBC Philharmonic; Ben Gernon, conductor

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