Published: 1 October 2009 at 12:46
New work for brass commemorates 150 years of Anglia Ruskin University
Edward Gregson, one of Britain’s most respected composers, has composed specially commissioned ceremonial music for use at Anglia Ruskin University’s graduation ceremonies. The composition for brass quintet will be played for the first time during November’s graduations to help commemorate the 150th Year Anniversary of The Cambridge School of Art, founded by John Ruskin, which forms the institution we now know today. The official anniversary event was widely celebrated during 2008.
Edward Gregson’s Ceremonial for Brass Quintet was written earlier this year and is typical of his fresh and distinct tonal voice. Better known in recent years for his concertos for various instruments, the main thread running through his early career was a series of innovative works for brass.
Speaking about the opportunity to create a piece of music for Anglia Ruskin, Edward Gregson said:
Added Professor Michael Thorne, Vice Chancellor, at Anglia Ruskin University:
Anglia Ruskin University graduation ceremonies will see thousands of students pick up their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. The ceremonies will take place in Chelmsford and Cambridge during November.