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Edwin A. Jones is a composer of over 40 choral works, including a dramatic cantata and an oratorio following the format of Handel’s Messiah. Also he composed a few string quartets and trios, piano works, songs and a few orchestral works.
Known as E.A. Jones, he was an organist and violinist who had his own chamber orchestra which performed some of his compositions. His music is Victorian or Late Romantic in style, and a few of his works pay homage to Baroque composers such as J.S. Bach and Handel. Some of his music is available on CDs from the American Music Recordings Archive.
(1861) Johannes Brahms: Premiere of the Handel Variations in B flat major, in Hamburg, Germany, with Clara Schumann as soloist.
(1924) Carl Ruggles: Premiere of Men and Mountains, in New York, USA.
(2006) Robin Toan: Premiere of Premiere of Dans la nuit, in Paris, France., Grand Salon at the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris, France. Premiere of Dans la Nuit, in the Grand Salon at the Fondation des États-Unis, Paris, France.