Malcolm V. Edwards (b. 1944) was born in Halifax, England and emigrated to Canada in 1967. He is a graduate of Trinity College of Music, London, the University of Lethbridge, the University of Montana and has done further graduate work at the University of Northern Colorado. He taught music in junior and senior high school in Southern Alberta before moving to Calgary in 1980. He taught at the University of Calgary for thirty years and has recently retired from the Department of Music. He has held leadership positions within the Alberta Choral Federation, the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors (ACCC) and is active as a choral adjudicator and workshop leader in schools and churches. His choral compositions are published by Cypress Choral Music, Gordon V. Thompson and Hinshaw Music.
Christus Natus Hodie - (Up! Good Christian Folk and Listen)
arr. Malcolm Edwards
SATB a cappella – CP 1820 – duration 2:40.
Malcolm has created this beautiful a cappella setting with compelling harmonic twists to the poem by George Ratcliffe Woodward.
Up! good Christian folk, and listen
How the merry church bells ring,
And from steeple
Bid good people
Come adore the new-born King
I Wonder as I Wander
arr. by Malcolm Edwards
SATB a cappella – CP 1179 – 2:10
A traditional Appalachian Christmas carol with easy voice leading that makes it very accessible for church and community choirs. The melody is one of those folk song gems that speaks of its ancient and rural origins.
by Malcolm Edwards
SAB organ or piano, opt. handbells – CP 1015 – 6:15
This is an introit that would work well for any church choir and on any Sunday morning. It is written in canon, and is also congregational.