Gary A. Edwards

Gary A. Edwards

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Classical - Classical | Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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Gary A. Edwards Biography

Gary A. Edwards was born in Spokane, Washington. He started playing string bass in the Spokane Symphony orchestra at age 18. Gary graduated from Indiana University with a BME degree.

Gary taught public school instrumental music and played bass in the Louisville Symphony Orchestra.

Since 1956, Gary has performed in bands of all sizes from single to symphony and all styles from opera to rock and country; to classical, choral and musical theatre.

Gary composes in most styles including classical, rock, country, children's, jazz, choral, gospel and musical theatre. He has published eight books and dozens of articles published in magazines. His music has received airplay in Washington, Idaho and other states and internationally in Argentina, Russia, Estonia and other countries.

He writes for various types of groups including piano solo, cello solo, bass solo and duet, string trio, string orchestra, youth orchestra, full orchestra, wind, band and brass ensemble, pit orchestra, rock and country bands at all levels of difficulty.

Gary's musical The Friendly Enemy, about a couple's harrowing experiences on the other side in World War II premiered on stage April, 2008 and on CMTV Channel 14 in Spokane in 2008.

He has released six CDs, two music videos and formed Edwards Music company ASCAP that primarily releases his music. Gary works as a composer at CMTV Channel 14 in Spokane, Washington and writes reviews for New Music Connoisseur Magazine.

Music Playlist

Gary A. Edwards
Partial Music Playlist

String Bass Concerto #1 1st movement performmed by the Coeur d'Alene High School string ensemble in concert on May 25, 2011.
A Lullaby For Kendall - 02:18 for string orchestra and piano premiered 5/19/09 by the Coeur d'Alene High School String Ensemble, Jim Phillips conductor. This piece has been selected for publishing by Imagine Music Publishers.
The Fort Sherman Suite; a day in the life of a soldier in 1885 - 08:23 Classical premiered on May 16th, 2007 by the Fort Sherman Symphonette and repeated in concert on May 23, 2008.
The Friendly Enemy - 1.5 hrs. Musical, drama; about war, survival and love, directed by Hershell Norwood, premiered on stage April 14 through 20th, 2008 at the Spokane Community College and on CMTV Channel 14 in Spokane on June 2nd, 2008.
Gypsy Tango for String Trio - 08:52 Classical, premiered at North Idaho Art on The Green festival on August 4, 2002 and was recorded and performed in St. Petersburg, Russia by the Nevsky String Trio.
Prayer for Peace - 06:52 Classical; Gary conducted The Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra premier 12/2/6 at North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene.
Basses Rule - This piece for junior and senior high school string orchestra or string sextet has been selected for publishing by Imagine Music Publishers.
Meditations on Desiderata - 07:22 for unaccompanied cello and poetry reading of Desiderata premiered 6/10/07 performed by cellist Anne Nesse and narrated by Gary A. Edwards.
Fanfare and Fantasy - 07:04 Classical, premiered by the Coeur d'Alene Youth Symphony May 2007
Peace Be With You - Rock gospel for SATB choir and piano was performed by the Northwest Sacred Music Choral in their spring 2007 concert. Award winner of Pathways Contest and published by Imagine Publishing.
The Spirit of the Vikings March - 03:40 March, premiered by the Coeur d'Alene high School Wind Ensemble on May 18th, 2006.
The Coeur d'Alene Suite - 34:00 classical, a piece for string orchestra, was recorded in April 2005 and performed by the Coeur d'Alene High School String Orchestra on May 19, 2005. This piece has been selected for publishing by Imagine Music Publishers.
The Cowboys - Classical piece (excerpt from The Coeur d'Alene Suite) performed in concerts by the North Idaho College Band in May, 2000 and the Ensamble Rosario in Rosario, Argentina in August, 2001.
The Cooker Waltz - Light classical style for Middle and High school band premièred by The Lewiston High School Band in 1990.
Happy Mother's Day - SATB choral performed by several church choirs.
Waltz and Variations in E Minor - published by JanPress for the accordion
Bad Love - Rock Christian music has received airplay in Washington and Idaho.
The Queen of Baton Rouge - has received airplay in Idaho and recorded by Dusty Klink.
Jesus - Rock Christian music has received airplay in Estonia.
Peace Be With You - Rock Christian version has received airplay in Estonia
Peace Be With You - 03:19 SATB choral performed by various church choirs. Publisher is Imagine Publishing.
Night of a Miracle - 45 minutes. Christmas Cantata (unperformed)
The Bureau-rats - 1.5 hour. musical comedy (unperformed)
The Price of Unity - 1.5 hour. A musical about a 15-year-old girl who disguises herself as a man and joins the Union Army.
Raindrops - 10:27 for symphony orchestra. Describes the life cycle of a raindrop musically.
Piano Concerto # 1 - 35 minutes, 3 movements, played by Val Wold, 11 year old child prodigy.
CDs including:
The Coeur d'Alene Suite (classical string orchestra)
Cast Out The Demons (R&B style contemporary gospel) with singers from The Platters
Gary's Country - Country music
TroubleClef - Rock CD
Gary's Classical - Classical pieces performed live.
Windows -Female rock CD featuring Timari.
Two Music Videos including
Classical Delights - 7 groups perform Gary Edwards' classical music.
The Friendly Enemy Video - SCC live performance of April 2008 Premieres.

Video Credits

Gary A. Edwards free-lance commercial video work

Project Job(s) Employer
All That Jazz Music Video Producer, Videographer, Editor Bruce Pennell
PITCHING HOPE movie Composer credit Tony Mendoza
Dreamtrips Promo Video Videographer, Editor, Composer Tom Fridley
First Stone Ministries Promo Videographer, Editor, Composer Becky Lee
The Shining Cuckoo Actor, recording engineer Rich Flores
The First Stone Videographer, editor Becky Lee O.
Prodigy: Documentary Director, videographer, composer self.
Work for CMTV Channel 14 Spokane, Washington from May 1, 2008 to the present.
Our Daily Bread Concert Val Wold prodigy Videographer, editor, composer
Artist's Showcase videos with Gary's music and/or editing have been broadcast repeatedly each month since May, 2009 on Channel 14.
Artist Composer Editor
Doyle Edwards, Gary Jeff Antilla
Edwards, Don Edwards, Gary Gary A. Edwards
Glass, James G. Edwards Gary Jeff Antilla
Moore, John D. Edwards, Gary Jeff Antilla
Ormoechea Ramirez Gary A. Edwards
Cook Thoreson Gary A. Edwards, Producer
Peterson; Dahl Lundin; Edwards Gary A. Edwards.
Fittro, Robert Edwards- Martin John Gary A. Edwards
Notar , Michael Crain, Brian Gary A. Edwards
The Calypso Hour. Gary directed, shot, did sound and lights, color-corrected and edited for broadcast this 60 minute showcase of local original singer-songwriters.
Partners For Empowered Youth - video documentary - Gary wrote music.
St. Patrick's Day Parade Spokane 2008 - documentary - Gary wrote Irish music.
Spokane Farmer's Market 2008 - Documentary - Gary wrote country style music.
Kids Do Better Unleaded - video documentary - Gary's music is credited.
The Friendly Enemy (2.5 hrs.) a Musical. Gary wrote the music and book for this video which has been broadcast repeatedly since May 1, 2009.
The Fort Sherman Symphonette Concert (1.25 Hrs.) featuring his piece The Fort Sherman Suite. Gary wrote the original classical music and edited this video.
Camera Operator - The Spokane Civic Forum- a monthly series where Gary has shot speeches by Bill Gate's Father, William Gates Sr. and the Mayor of Spokane, among other luminaries, since 2009.
Gary assisted with green screen shoots for PSAs and audition shots for actors.
Translator -
Ecuadorean Project - Gary edited a Spanish language interview, added English translations to subtitles and provided Spanish flavored background Ecuadorean Music for this 2 part 2:15 long broadcast.
Cantare, Cantaras - Gary translated the lyrics and created English subtitles for this music video.
PSAs - Gary edited these short green-screen, multi-clip Public Service Announcements and inserted his music A Lullaby for Kendall on the soundtracks.
Spokane Mental Health - Evergreen Club
Spokane Mental Health - Homeless Outreach
Hearing Loss Resource Association
Acting - most recent experience
Senator Willis, Mystery Dinner Theater 03/2011
Sal Spumoni, Burgertown, Liberty Lake Community Theater 12/10.

Gary A. Edwards (ASCAP)
Edwards Music Publishing .Com
PO Box 3528
Coeur d'Alene Idaho 83816-2520
(208) 699-0848 email Website