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, Action, Theme Superhero
A romantic jazz ballad, arranged for voice and piano only. True love, beautiful sweet and elegant. Falling in love, candlelight dinner, anniversary celebration. Elegant hotel bar, country club, big city allure, chic bistro or A-List setting. Museum gala, art opening, dreamy & memorable, Female Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret
An orchestral track broadly in the style of the big movie westerns, like "The Big Country" and "The Magnificent Seven." Epic blockbuster cowboy adventure tale. Grand glorious uplifting and exciting. Elegant corporate branding, ad campaign, or motivational team work, can-do production. Instrumental, Action, Theme Spaghetti Western
A charming, cheerful light-orchestral piece, depicting a sleigh or carriage ride. This homage to the light music of Robert Farnon and Leroy Anderson is ideal for the Christmas season and for anything requiring a festive flavour. Perfect for family and kids' films. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
A comical, uptempo march, well suited to circus and carnival music. Funny, Humorous, Quirky, Amusing, Marching. Very sweet and funny, great for kids productions, animation, cartoons, documentary about bygone era of the big top, Ringling Bros, clowns, side shows. Wholesome for families, kids, etc. Instrumental, Circus, Clown Music
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 upbeat, military-style march, scored for windband and percussion, with the main theme introduced on solo piccolo, with snaredrum, before the rest of the band joins in. A new theme is heard in the quirky middle section which then becomes a counterpoint to the main theme in the reprise. Instrumental, Military, Military Civil War March
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
Energetic track for orchestra, depicting city life or outdoor adventure. Stately, majestic and heroic music, for the Super Hero in your production! Action patriotic or political themes, triumph and success. Corporate branding music or themesong, video or documentary, going west. Big America! Instrumental, Action, Adventure Orchestral
Positive, military/action style track, recalling the blockbuster war movies. Perfect for films or documentaries dealing with big battles of the past or epic action films, Instrumental, Military, Orchestral Epic
James Bond on Speed or PCP. Over the top, hyped, sailing, flying -- Hollywood at its finest. Espionage, super sleuths, crime-fighters Elliot Ness FBI, documentary, searching for Hoffa, chasing Al Capone, Chicago, big city Mafia, 1940s 1950s cops and robbers, wild chase, bank heist, assassinations, Instrumental, Soundalikes, James Bond
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
An action adventure theme a la Alfred Newman's "Airport" or the John Williams themes for Irwin Allen's Sci-fi TV shows, such as Land of the Giants. Big bold action movie trailer. Dramatic powerful edgy tense, building, brave hero music, derring-do, Agent 007, stunt pilot, airplanes, racing, flying, Instrumental, Action, Adventure Orchestral
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
Godfather-inspired music. Poignant solo violin, with simple accompaniment on cello and bassoon, and accordion doubling the violin in the reprise. Ideal for crime family Mafia films, rural Italy in the early 20th Century, and sad tales of a mid-European flavour. Travel documentary mysterious, Instrumental, European, Italy
An ominous, suspenseful track, well suited to scenes of mounting tension or terror. Approaching, building, threatening menace. Run or you'll be swept up in a major crime. Hard hitting musical jabs, 1930s 1940s Al Capone chase, Hitchcock, Rear View Mirror, Vertigo, Hollywood caper. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
A brassy, syncopated theme with jazz elements, depicting the drama of the city streets, crime and the police, or possibly espionage/undercover stories. Detective tales, Las Vegas Oceans 11, Miami Vice, Mickey Spillane, urban cops and robbers action, chase scene, pounding pavement. Instrumental, Dangerous, Edgy Music
An orchestral arrangement of the much loved Christmas Carol. Elegant uplifting reverent spiritual rendition, perfect for church services or other religious events. Magical, snow falling, dark winter's night celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Here's to good health and happiness in life, Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
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