Edward Henderson

 

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Ed Henderson has years of experience and success in film, theater, concerts and recording as producer, arranger/orchestrator, composer, guitarist and music director – scores for The Stratford Festival, Arts Club, CTV, CBC, Vision… and has received many awards: a Juno for El Camino Real (Ancient Cultures), a Jesse for outstanding musical direction of “When the Rains Come,” a Dora for outstanding music direction for Pump Boys and Dinettes as well as an award from the Cannes Festival for outstanding commercial score, “Stamp Out Cold Feet”.  Ed has released three CDs of his solo guitar compositions Intimate, Guitar wall and Winter Child all of which are released on Centrediscs and distributed by NAXOS.  Commissions have come from for the Vancouver Chamber Choir, musica intima, Elektra Women’s Choir, Laudate, VICO and the Jubilate Vocal Ensemble, among others.

Ed Henderson’s popular Christmas collection (below) was premiered by highly esteemed choirs such as Vancouver Chamber Choir and Elektra. Variety, energy, rhythm, harmony and joy permeate these fresh compositions.


Banuwa (Sing Noel)    arr. Edward Henderson
SATB    a cappella and percussion    $2.35    CP 1272 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:40

What a great way to start a Christmas celebration - with the Liberian folk song.

Instrumental parts - (optional and not available through retailers) - $10 (sent via PDF files):

Djembe (deep drum), Dumbec (high drum), Shekere (shaker)


Deck the Hall - Joy to the World    arr. Edward Henderson
SATB    Piano, opt. instruments    $2.35    CP 1270
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:00

Instrumental parts - (optional and not available through retailers) - $20 (full set sent via PDF files):

full score plus; vln1, vln2, viola, cello, bass, guitar, flute,  tiple, aux. percussion


Fum, Fum, Fum    arr. Edward Henderson
SATB    Piano, opt. instruments    $2.35    CP 1098
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:20

This beloved Spanish (Catalonian) carol is arranged here for SATB choir and piano (opt. instruments include string quartet, guitar, tiple, charango, bass, perc.). It "catches" the feeling that makes this season so special: joy and gratitude for the miracle in the stable.

Instrumental parts - (optional and not available through retailers) - $20 (full set sent via PDF files):

full score plus; vln1, vln2, viola, cello, bass, guitar, charango, tiple, aux. percussion


Huron Carol   arr. Edward Henderson 


SSAA    Piano, opt. instruments    $2.35    CP 1096 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:50

SATB    Piano, opt. instruments    $2.35    CP 1103

Quite an unusual arrangement of this Canadian Christmas favourite. Accompaniment is for piano and/or a "combo" of instruments (string quartet, perc.,2 guitars, bass) and calls for a "driving rhythm" and has a very strong jazz feel.

Instrumental parts - (optional and not available through retailers) - $20 (full set sent via PDF files):

full score plus; vln1, vln2, viola, cello, bass, guitar, charango, harp, piano, aux. percussion


I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In    arr. Edward Henderson


SSAA    piano (opt. instr)    $2.35    CP 1097 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:50

SATB    piano (opt. instr)    $2.35    CP 1110

An exciting arrangement with brilliant piano accompaniment. Optional instruments are string quartet, percussion, 2 guitars, bass, quatro. Contact composer for parts (edhendersonmusic@shaw.ca).

Instrumental parts - (optional and not available through retailers) - $20 (full set sent via PDF files):

full score plus; vln1, vln2, viola, cello, bass, guitar, cuatro, triangle/tiple, aux. percussion


Il est ne, le devin Enfant    arr. Edward Henderson 

SATB  a cappella -  $2.35    CP 1114  - view the score

One of the most popular and happy French traditional Christmas Carols, this arrangement emphasizes the intimate character of the stable scene, with a few unexpected bridges between the verses.


Lullay    arr. Edward Henderson
solo voice and guitar, harp or piano     $2.35    CP 1271
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 4:00

Instrumental parts - (optional and not available through retailers) - $20 (full set sent via PDF files):

vln1, vln2, viola, cello, bass, guitar


Star Song    arr. Edward Henderson


SSAA   piano -  $2.50    CP 1287A (for the singers)
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 5:55

SSAA   classical guitar, piano and double bass -  $2.50    CP 1287B (for the director)

This exquisite composition for women was commissioned by the very fine Elektra Women’s Choir (heard on the recording) Luci Shaw wrote the poem.   “We have been having epiphanies, like suns,all this year long.And now, at its close,when the planets are shining through frost, radiance runs like music in the bones,and the heart keeps rising at the sound of any song.”

Instrumental parts

(classical guitar, piano and double bass - not available through retailers) - $10 (sent via PDF files):