" Wilfred Heaton was a
distinguished composer of immense importance during the last 50 years. He was undoubtedly
one of the most original compositional voices to emerge in the creation of new repertoire
for brass bands after the Second World War. His music is widely published and is performed
internationally and he is generally acknowledged to be one of the leading composers of
brass band music."
Professor Edward Gregson -
Principal - Royal Northern College of Music Manchester
"Wilfred Heaton's contribution to brass band
literature is of immense value and importance to the study of composition for the medium.
He is being increasingly recognised as one of the most original voices in band music of
the 20th Century, following the lineage of Elgar, Holst and Ireland as writers of
significant works for the contest arena."
Doctor Peter Graham
- Head of Media Music and Performance- Salford University