For Tuba in C (B.C.). Arranged for tuba and piano by the composer.
This work is dedicated to John Fletcher, who gave the first performance on 24 April 1976. The concerto is in three movements, the first in sonata-form shell with two contrasting themes. There is a reference made in the development section to the opening theme of Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto.
Edward Gregson (born 23 July 1945), is an English composer of instrumental and choral music, particularly for brass and wind bands and ensembles, as well as music for the theatre, film, and television. He was also principal of the Royal Northern College of Music.
His music has been performed by many orchestras and ensembles worldwide, including in the UK: the London Symphony Orchestra and all the BBC orchestras; in the USA: Detroit, Louisville and Albany (New York); in the Far East: Tokyo Philharmonic and China National Broadcasting Orchestra; and in Europe: orchestras in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Scandinavia.
A major retrospective of his music was held in Manchester in 2002.
This example is the original orchestration for tuba and brass band, performed by the ensemble for whom the piece is written - The Besses O'The Barn Band, conducted by Roy Newsome and featuring John Fletcher on tuba: