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Edward Gregson

Publisher: Novello & Co

Aztec Dances (2010)
Novello & Co Ltd
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
17 Minutes

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  • 29 AUG 2017
    Presteigne Festival
    St Andrew's Church, Presteigne, UK
    Katherine Baker, flute; Suzy Willison-Kawalec, harp; Tim Horton, piano
  • 09 APR 2016
    Norwegian Army Staff Band: Celebration - Gregson Mini-Festival
    Oslo, Norway
    Norwegian Army Staff Band, Oslo Brass Band, Norwegian Music Academy
    Andreas Hanson, conductor
  • 05 OCT 2013
    St Mary's Church, Paddington Green; London
    Wissam Boustany & Aleksander Szram
  • 17 AUG 2012
    British Flute Society Convention
    Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
    Wissam Boustany (flute) Aleksander Szram (piano)
  • 18 MAR 2012
    Aztec Dances US Premiere
    Raleigh Area Flute Association
    Carswell Recital Hall, Meredith College, North Carolina, US
    Wissam Boustany (flute), Aleksander Szram (piano)
  • 15 NOV 2011
    Wimbledon Festival
    St John's, Spencer Hill, Wimbledon, London
    Wissam Boustany (flute) Aleksander Szram (piano)
  • 25 JUN 2011
    Aztec Dances Country Premiere
    Norwegian Flute Festival
    Wissam Boustany
  • 19 MAY 2011
    Aztec Dances World Premiere
    St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
    Wissam Boustany (flute) Aleksander Szram (piano)

...Aztec Dances by Gregson which was hypnotic. The audience were enthralled as they journeyed back to the primitive and sometimes sinister times of the Aztecs. [...] There were moments of terror, stillness, and frenzy, culminating in a rhythmic dance to the finish.
Sarah Heard, Pan Magazine,01/09/2012
The original version of the piece is for recorder, but this version is specifically adapted for the flute and the material suits the instrument very well. [...] The piece is written in a modern and approachable style, with good contrast between the four movements and some enjoyably dramatic sections. The strong opening flourishes immediately grab the attention, and Gregson uses the flute and piano to create a range of colours and textures throughout. The piece requires good technical control and a wide dynamic range, and would be suitable for advanced players. Highly recommended.
Carla Rees, British Flute Society Magazine,01/09/2011
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