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Edward Gregson

(b. 1945)


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(b Sunderland, 1945).

Eng. composer and conductor. Prof. in mus. at Goldsmiths' Coll., Univ. of London and prof. of comp. RAM. Principal, RNCM, from 1996. Has cond. f.ps. of works by Brit. composers and was a cond. at the Berio Fest. in London, 1989. Wrote mus. for York Mystery Plays, 1976, and for Royal Shakespeare Co.'s Plantagenets trilogy 1988. Wrote title‐mus. for BBC tv's Young Musician of the Year comp. (1988). Comps. incl:

orch.:

Music for Chamber Orch

. (1968); tuba conc. (1976, arr. for orch. 1978); tb. conc. (1979);

Metamorphoses

, with elec. (1979); tpt. conc. (1983, rev. 2001);

Contrasts

(1983);

Flourish

(1978, rev. 1986);

The Plantagenets Trilogy

, th. band (1988);

Blazon

(1992); cl. conc. (1994); pf. conc., wind orch. (1995, rev. 1997);

Stepping Out

(1996);

Three Matisse Impressions

(1997); vn. conc. (2000); sax. conc. (2006).

wind & brass:

Quintet

, 2 tpt., hn., tb., tuba (1967);

March Prelude

, brass band (1968); tuba conc. (band vers. 1976, wind band 1984);

Equale Dances

, 2 tpt., hn., tb., tuba (1983);

Dances and Arias

, brass band (1984);

Sonata

, 4 tb. (1984);

Festivo

, wind band (1985);

Occasion

, brass band (1986);

Processional

, brass quintet (1992);

The Kings Go Forth

, wind band (1996);

Partita

, wind band (1999);

The Trumpets of the Angels

, brass band (2000);

An Age of Kings

, brass band (2004).

vocal & choral:

In the Beginning

, mixed ch., pf. (1966, rev. 1981);

Missa brevis pacem

, bar., boys' ch., wind (or mixed children's vv. or women's vv.), wind ens. (1987);

Make a Joyful Noise

, mixed ch., org., brass, perc. (1988);

A Welcome Ode

(1997); …

and the seven trumpets

(1998);

The Dance, Forever the Dance

(1999).

piano:

Six Little Pieces

(1982); sonata (1983, rev. 1986).

Subjects: Music.


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