Julian Edwards

Julian Edwards Sheet Music

  • Born
    11th December 1855
  • Died
    5th September 1910
  • Birthplace
    Manchester, England

Julian Edwards was an Anglo-American composer of light operatic music who composed many successful Broadway shows in the Progressive Era. He attempted to introduce new levels of musical sophistication to the genre. Some of his songs achieved popularity at the time. While writing his Broadway shows, Edwards continued to work on more serious pieces. He made his name in America with an operatic adaptation of the play King René's Daughter (1893), presented as a one-act lyrical drama. Edwards wrote the libretto himself, from an existing English translation. The opera was criticised on the grounds that his music "wallows in Wagner". Edwards had intended to submit it for the Sonzogno prize for one-act operas, but it was completed too late. The work had only limited success.

Title Form Instrument
Brian Boru Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Dolly Varden Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
His Honor the Mayor Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Jupiter Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
King René's Daughter Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Gay Musician Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Girl and the Governor Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Jolly Musketeer Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Mermaid Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Motor Girl Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Patriot Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
The Princess Chic Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra