Processional for brass band was originally written for brass quintet. It was commissioned by the University of Sunderland in 1992 for their first graduation ceremonies under the new charter.
This new version for brass band was commissioned by the Yorkshire Building Society Band specially for their concert at the BBC Festival of Brass on 12 February 1995. The performance was conducted by Nicholas Childs.
Processional has been recorded on the Doyen label in the Gregson Brass series (Volume 3).