- Lewis Foreman
(b Sunderland, July 23, 1945). English composer and teacher. He studied with Alan Bush at the RAM, London (1963–7), winning the Frederick Corder prize. He lectured at Goldsmiths College, London (1973–94) and was professor there between 1994 and 1996. He then moved to Manchester, where he became the principal of the RNCM and an honorary professor of music at the university. He has served as vice-chairman of the Composers’ Guild (1976–8), chairman of the Association of Professional Composers (1989–91), writer-director of the Performing Right Society (from 1995) and as a director of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. As a conductor he has given the premières of many works, particularly by living British composers.
Gregson came to notice as a composer with his Brass Quintet (1967). Contracted by the publisher R. Smith he then wrote a succession of showcase pieces for brass band. The culmination of these works came in ...