ED HENDERSON

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Ed Henderson (b. 1952) 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.

Banuwa (Sing Noel)

arr. Edward Henderson
SATB  a cappella and percussion    $2.35    CP 1272  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 with piano, opt. instruments    $2.35    CP 1270  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 with piano, opt. instruments    $2.35    CP 1098  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  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  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. 

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 divin Enfant

arr. Edward Henderson
SATB  a cappella –  $2.35    CP 1114  – view the score here  
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  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)  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):