Edmund’s music draws on a huge range of styles and influences and he is equally at home writing for film/tv and the concert hall. Whether it’s the main focus or accompanying pictures, his music has the capacity to connect and move the listener.
Recent commissions include pieces for the London Chinese Children’s Ensemble, Odense Percussion and Oxford University Press Collections. His choral music has been performed by many prestigious choirs, including the ORA Singers, Magdalen College Choir Oxford, The Choir of Brick Church New York, The Nonsuch Singers, The Choir of the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace and the Amadeus Choir Toronto. In 2019 he won first prize at the 40th Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition and the Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition. He was awarded third prize (from 344 entries) in the Progressive Classical Music Award. See ‘Prizes‘ for a full list.
He has been writing music to picture for twenty years, both in the UK and internationally. Many of his projects have been nominated for or won numerous awards, including BAFTAs. He wrote the score to the ITV series ‘The Great War: The People’s Story’ (BAFTA nominated) and was nominated for an RTS Craft and Design Award for his score for the BBC film ‘Elizabeth at 90’. He often writes with composer Julian Hamlin (HamlinandJolliffe). Major series they have composed music for include ‘Who do you think you are?’ (BBC1), ‘Homestead Rescue’ (Discovery), ‘Sort your life out’ (BBC1), ‘Grand Designs: The Street’ (C4), ‘Crazy Delicious’ (C4/Netflix), ‘Long Lost Family’ (ITV1) and ‘Unreported World’ (C4).
Edmund studied music at Oxford University and completed a Masters in Film Composition at the Royal College of Music under Joseph Horovitz and Academy Award winner Dario Marianelli. He also studied on the Advanced Composition Course at Dartington International Summer School (supported by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust) and has attended composer residencies at the Banff Centre, Canada (Gladys and Merrill Muttart foundation scholarship for artistic residency) and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico. He is a fellow of the ISM and full member of the PRS and MCPS.
His music is published by: Oxford University Press (Choir), Stainer & Bell (various), ABRSM (piano), Banks Music (choir), Tetractys (flute), Spartan Press (clarinet, brass), Svitzer (percussion), Cimarron (brass) and Recital Music (double bass). He has written 12 production/library music albums and his music has been heard on shows such as ‘Saturday Night Live’ (NBC), ‘Eastenders’, ‘Hollyoaks’ and ‘Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway’. His music was widely used over footage during the mourning period of the Queen.