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Alex Eddington’s music has been described as “remarkable and very theatrical” (Nieuwe Noten) and “[shining] with wit and assurance...subtlety and truthfulness” (National Post). His work has been commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, Continuum, Elektra Women’s Choir, and Chronos Vocal Ensemble among other ensembles, and performed internationally. He was co-commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Mississauga Symphony to compose Dancing About Architecture, a “sesquie” fanfare for Canada 150 celebrations. He is a former Composer in Residence for the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues to collaborate with them.

Eddington’s many pieces for young and community musicians include Living Soul composed for the Suzuki String School of Guelph. He created immersive sound design and choral music for Tilescapes at Jumblies Theatre, through a community process. He was recently commissioned by the Toronto Consort, VIVA Singers, and Blythwood Winds to compose collaborative theatrical works for narrator, sung voice, and period instruments. He has been a music director and sound design for over 25 theater and dance productions across Canada, including work presented by Tarragon Theatre, the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, and Sudbury Theatre Centre. He is also a theater writer/performer, often integrating live music into his shows.

Alex Eddington’s recent recordings include Picking Wild Berries (Chronos Vocal Ensemble) and A Present From a Small Distant World (KC VITAs choir) and Big Muddy (junctQín keyboard collective). His debut album “A Present From a Small Distant World” – a collaboration with soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip – was released worldwide by Redshift Records in February 2021. The Odin String Quartet are featuring his piece gibbons vs. Gibbons on their upcoming album.


A Present from a Small Distant WorldVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 5:00  Notation: Standard  Text Source: US President Jimmy Carter - printed message placed aboard both Voyager spacecraft  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Earth Day, Remembrance  Descriptive Terms: Contemplative, Hope, Space, Stargazing, Wonder  First Performance: Aug 04, 2019: KC VITAs, Jackson Thomas, Kansas City, MO Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1072/1073~2020-Q2)
Picking Wild BerriesVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Tenor  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 5:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Julie Flett, Wild Berries  Language: English, Swampy Cree  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Earth Day, Celebrations For Indigenous Peoples  Descriptive Terms: Birds, Family, Memory, Nature, Sun  First Performance: Jan 13, 2018: Chronos Vocal Ensemble, Jordan Van Biert, Edmonton, AB Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1072/1136~2020-Q3)
Light Looked DownVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 7:59  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Laurence Housman  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Lent, Memorial Services, Winter  Descriptive Terms: Hope, Contemplation, Righteousness, Love, Peace  First Performance: June 11, 2011 : Voices, Ron Cheung, Toronto, Ontario Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 1072/1506~2020-Q4)
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