The music of Edmund Jolliffe draws on a huge range of styles and influences. Edmund writes music for film and television and is also an award-winning concert composer. First Prizes in composition competitions include the Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition, USA; Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition, USA; Amadeus Choir Song writing Competition, Canada; Ely Consort Advent Composing Competition; Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition, USA; Renée B. Fisher Composer Award, USA.
Recent commissions include pieces for the Royal Academy of Music, the London Chinese Children’s Ensemble, and Oxford University Press Collections. His choral music is available from OUP, Stainer and Bell, Banks Music. ABRSM publish a clarinet piece by him for their Grade 2 2022 syllabus.
Edmund has been writing music to picture for over twenty years. Major series he has 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). He was nominated for an RTS Craft and Design Award for his score for the BBC film “Elizabeth at 90”.
He is a Lecturer in Composing for the Moving Image at City University and taught composition at the Royal Academy of Music and Trinity College of Music (Junior Departments) for many years.
- Year of birth: 1976
- Website: http://www.edmundjolliffe.com
Works by Edmund Jolliffe
- Ave Maria
- Ave Verum Corpus
- Locus iste
- Make a joyful noise
- O Nata Lux
- Pater Noster
- Ubi Caritas
- Wessobrunn Prayer
Festival performances of works by Edmund Jolliffe
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- “Blesséd Cecilia” on Friday 12 May 2023 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Parish Communion on Sunday 21 May 2023 at St John the Evangelist, Redhill
- “Retrospective”: 20 Years of Commissioning New Music on Thursday 12 May 2022 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Solemn Mass on Sunday 15 May 2022 at St Mary of the Angels, Bayswater
- Mass on Sunday 15 May 2022 at St Cuthbert’s Church
- Compline on Monday 17 May 2021 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Choral Evensong with Sermon in Music on Sunday 12 May 2019 at St Bride’s Church
- Choral Evensong on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at St Pancras Parish Church
- Gala Concert on Saturday 17 May 2008 at St Pancras Parish Church
Recorded performances of works by Edmund Jolliffe
- Ave Maria performed by The Choral Scholars of St Mary of the Angels, Bayswater / Alastair Carey Conductor
- O Nata Lux performed by The Choir of St Pancras Parish Church / Christopher Batchelor Conductor