Programme Note

Benedictus was originally composed as a movement in the ‘Missa Brevis Pacem’ of 1988, where it was sung by a boy soprano, accompanied by a wind ensemble. This new version was made specially for a recording by Rob Buckland (saxophone) and the Navarra Quartet, as one track on a new CD of Edward Gregson’s Chamber Music, to be released on the Naxos label in May, 2022.



The Benedictus … is a moving exposition of a simple melody supported by reflective string writing.

John France, MusicWeb International (May 2022)

Written: 2021

alto saxophone and string quartet

Genre: Chamber

Publisher: Novello

Duration: 3'