The Cowboys was performed in concerts by the North Idaho College Band in May, 2000 and the Ensamble Rosario in Rosario, Argentina in August, 2001.
Happy Mother’s Day and Peace Be With You SATB choral piece and other serious and gospel choral pieces have been performed by different church choirs.
The Gypsy Tango for String Trio premiered at a performance at the 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.
The Coeur d’Alene Suite, a 35 minute piece for string orchestra, was recorded in April 2005 and performed by the Coeur d’Alene High School String Orchestra on May 19, 2005.
The Spirit of the Vikings March was premiered by the Coeur d’Alene high School Wind Ensemble on May 18th, 2006.
Gary conducted his most recent work, Prayer for Peace with The Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra premiered 12/2/6 at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene.
Fanfare and Fantasy to be premiered by the Coeur d’Alene Youth Symphony in the spring of 2007.
The Fort Sherman Suite; a day in the life of a soldier in 1885 (8:30 minutes), to be premiered in spring 2007 by the Fort Sherman Symphonette.
Gary A. Edwards was born in Spokane, Washington in 1941. He started playing string bass in the Spokane Symphony orchestra at age 18. He graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1959. Gary graduated from Indiana University in June, 1964 with a degree in Music Education.
Gary taught public school teacher instrumental music from the 3rd to the 9th grades for two years and played bass in the Louisville Symphony Orchestra. He joined the Peace Corps and went to Santiago, Chile where he started a decades long career in Social Work.
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 and choral, with musical comedy orchestral experience.
Gary has composed in most styles including classical, rock, country, children’s, jazz, choral, gospel, Christmas Cantata Night of a Miracle and a complete musical comedy, The Bureau-rats. He has written five other books and had thirty-seven articles published in computer magazines, primarily software reviews. His Waltz and Variations in E Minor for the accordion is published by JanPress.
He has signed numerous publishing contracts for classical, rock, country and religious music. His music has received airplay in Washington, Idaho and Estonia.
He has released five CDs including The Coeur d’Alene Suite (classical string orchestra), Cast Out The Demons (R&B style contemporary gospel), Gary’s Country, TroubleClef, a rock CD Gary’s Classical and formed Edwards Music publishing.com company which primarily releases his music.
View his website at www. Edwardsmusicpublishing.com to see and hear samples and order his finished musical works and books.