Edward Gregson’s The World Rejoicing, Symphonic Variations on a Lutheran Chorale, which received its UK premiere at the British Open Brass Band Championships 2022, is the test piece for the British Open Grand Shield to be held at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool on Saturday 13 May, as part of the 2023 Championship.

The piece will be performed by 20 of the country’s finest brass bands and the winning band will receive The Grand Challenge Shield.