Classical pianist Edward D. Kennaway trained at the Royal College of Music in London, gaining an ARCM Performer's Diploma. Credits include American Idol Rewind, Clinically Wild Alaska, Clean House Comes Clean, and other special TV and Film projects. A recent track was selected for the "Sit and be Fit" series on American TV, and he has arranged and edited commercial recordings for the Naxos and CPO labels. Edward’s influences include Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, and his stepfather, Benjamin Frankel, who was a leading British composer for Film and Concert Hall.
Attesting to Edward D. Kennaway's brilliance and mastery, in the prestigious 2008 UK Songwriting Contest, two of Edward's compositions were finalists: "Fandango in Five" in the Instrumental category, and "On The Road To Somewhere" in the Folk/Country category. Having put forth 19 songs, another 15 of Edward's tracks were semi-finalists, and the remaining four were Commended Entries. These were in categories as diverse as Instrumental, Pop, Adult Contemporary and Open.
According to the contest organisers: "If you are a finalist you can tell the media that you beat around 6,000 other entries to achieve that position. Semi-finalists should say that their song was among the top 15 percent of over 6,200 songs."
(JULY 2016) Lights, Camera, Action! E.D. Kennaway's "Superhero" wins our July Editor's Choice Award for its uplifting and exciting sense of patriotism and adventure! Popular for branding campaigns and feature films, Ed's orchestral cue offers up a sense of pride and appreciation for both the unsung Superheros in our lives AND on the big screen... A rousing Superman or Supergirl theme for orchestra. Stately, majestic and heroic music, for the Super Hero in your production! Action Adventure, patriotic themes, triumph and success. Excellent for corporate branding music or themesong, video, or documentary about heroes, heroic feats, or teamwork. Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
A light-hearted orchestral march, suggesting animal antics, influenced by Prokofiev and Shostakovich. Funny, Off-Beat, Quirky, Ironic, Cheeky, Mischievous, Playful, Satirical & a bit Bizarre. Super fun for kids production, romantic cat and mouse, office pranks, comical capers, video games, advert, Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Epic Hollywood Romantic Love Story. Big, luxurious, upper-class romance, when the sun comes shining through, the couple run to each other, knowing they'll be together forever. Big finale, tearjerker, soap opera, three hankie love story. Elegant glorious stirring, deeply emotional. Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
An orchestral track recalling the big Western movie themes, such as The Magnificent Seven and The Big Country. Blockbuster Hollywood epic film showing the great southwest, pioneers, cowboys and lots of cattle. John Wayne in the white cowboy hat, California gold rush. Main theme or opening credits, Instrumental, Dramatic, Energizing Music
A lighthearted, lilting theme, for small ensemble, suggesting costume drama, pirates, Elizabethan times, history or ancient folk music. Rollicking kids adventure tale, frolicking in the park, picking flowers, flying kites, a play date for your adorable kid. Joyful happy music, Instrumental, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
The most famous of all funeral marches, from Frederic Chopin's second piano sonata, Op.35. This is genre-defining music by one of the greatest romantic composers who ever lived. Instrumental, Dramatic, Sad Music, Frederic Chopin
Nostalgic, tender love theme. Hollywood love story, sweet, caring and romantic. Lovers' reunion, flashbacks, longing for your eternal mate. Elegant documentary about rich lifestyles filled with charm and household staff to greet you each day. Entertaining friends in the garden, or sweet memories. Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
Lyrical, contemplative track, suggesting nature. Lyrical romantic, suggesting open fields filled with flowers, children running across hills, sunlight glinting off a dew-covered grass. All's right with the world, sunny blue skies, the good life, kids all okay, sweet wife, everything's looking rosy, Instrumental, Dramatic, Ethereal Music
A gentle, easy-listening romantic theme which swells to an impassioned chorus, followed by a repeat of both sections and a whispering coda. Has a gentle pop beat. Instrumental version of the vocal track "There Comes A Time." Cinematic soaring and building as love grows, solid heartfelt uplifting, Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
A plaintive lullaby, scored for small ensemble. Builds at 39 sec into a big Hollywood love story, sunny skies, sweetness and innocence. Simple and honest emotions bubble up, then second thoughts appear. Sophisticated and sentimental narrative cue, closes on an unresolved and mysterious ending, Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
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