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Early in his career, Florida native Edward Lein (b. 1955 in Fort Pierce) appeared as tenor soloist throughout his home state, and the majority of his early compositions draw on his experience as a vocalist. In 2006, Ed was a finalist in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's Fresh Ink composition contest, and following performances of orchestral pieces by the Symphony his instrumental catalog increased largely due to requests from Symphony players for new pieces. Now retired, Ed was Music Librarian for the City of Jacksonville, Florida, where he founded and produced the popular Music @ Main concerts (2006-2016). He was a regular contributor to the Jacksonville Symphony's ENCORE magazine from 2014-2016, and was a finalist in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's 2006 Fresh Ink composition contest.
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EDWARD LEIN
composer
Intermission at the Jacksonville Symphony
Orchestra's 2006 "Fresh Ink" Concert

Early in his career, Florida native Edward Lein (b. 1955 in Fort Pierce) appeared as tenor soloist in recitals, oratorios and dramatic works throughout his home state, and the majority of his early compositions draw on his experience as a vocalist. In 2006, Ed was a finalist in the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra's Fresh Ink composition contest, and following performances of orchestral pieces by the Symphony his instrumental catalog increased largely due to requests from Symphony players for new pieces.

Now retired, Ed was Music Librarian for the City of Jacksonville, Florida, where he founded and produced the popular Music @ Main concerts (2006-2016). In addition to writing program notes for the Library concerts, Ed was a regular contributor to the Jacksonville Symphony's ENCORE magazine from 2014-2016, and has had numerous requests for his English translations of French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian song texts from individuals and orchestras throughout North America and Great Britain, including from such prestigious organizations as Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Carnegie Hall's The Song Continues.

Degrees:
BM, Florida Atlantic U. (1976, Major Prof.: Richard Wright);
MM, Florida State U. (1983, Major Prof.: Dr. John Boda)
MLS, Florida State U. (1986, Major Prof.: Dr. Doris Clack)


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PDF Scores


SCORES & RECORDINGS (live & synthesized):
  • Calendar Songs
    CALENDAR SONGS
    1. I Meant To Do My Work Today
    2. Summer Wind
    3. September
    (Dedicated to Elizabeth "Betsy" Ferraro)
    3. In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Duo for Bassoons (2008) DUO FOR BASSOONS (2008)

    One movement for two bassoons
  • Elegies in D Minor (for accompanied mixed voices) Elegies in D Minor
    for accompanied mixed voices
    1. For Matthew (Lament & Prayer)
      - (in Memory of Matthew Shepard)
    2. Astronomy (Song for Maureen)
      - (in Memory of Maureen Miller)
    3. Pie Jesu
      - (in Memory of My Mother)
  • Fanfare for Oboe & Viola (2011) Fanfare for Oboe & Viola
    Composed at the request of Eric & Ellen Olson on behalf of the San Marco Chamber Music Society, for their September 2011 concert to benefit juvenile diabetes research.
  • Fanfare for 7 Clarinets FANFARE FOR CLARINET ENSEMBLE (2017)

    Arranged for 7 clarinets at the request of Dr. Wonkak Kim.
  • In the Bleak Midwinter: for Orchestra In the Bleak Midwinter
    Orchestral Version of an Original Song
    The arrangement was for a December 2007 concert by and for the Jacksonville Symphony Players.
  • Missa Cantata (Sung Mass) Composed in 1994; revised in 2008
    I. KYRIE - II. GLORIA
    III. CREDO
    IV. SANCTUS
    V. AGNUS DEI
  • Missa pro defunctis (Mass for the Departed) Missa pro defunctis (1990)
    Dedicated to victims of terminal illness,
    in memory of my mother

    I. INTROITUS
    II. KYRIE
    III. COMMUNIO
    IV. SANCTUS
    V. PEI JESU
    VI. AGNUS DEI
    VII. LUX AETERNA
    VIII. HYMNUS
  • The Prayer for Oboe, Viola & Piano The Prayer for Oboe, Viola & Piano

    Arranged from an original choral work on a text by Jones Very (1813-1880)
  • Sad Minuet in Olden Style in Memory of Edward Koehler Sad Minuet in Olden Style (2011)
    in Memory of Edward Koehler (1948-2011)

    For Flute & Orchestra
    (or Chamber Orchestra)
  • Shores of Shadow (SSAATTBB) Shores of Shadow
    Chorales on Poems by Carl Sandburg
    For Chorus of Unaccompanied Mixed Voices (SSAATTBB)
    1. Under the Harvest Moon
    (Dedicated to Jeff Driggers)
    2. Valley Song
    (Dedicated to Dr. Carole Clifford)
    3. At a Window
    (Dedicated to Dale Hudson)
    4. The Great Hunt
    (Dedicated to Edward Koehler)
  • Sonatina for Cello & Piano ("Bygones") SONATINA FOR CELLO & PIANO
    1. Prelude ("Nostalgia")
    2. Fugue ("No Regrets")
    3. Finale ("Bygones")


"MOVIES" (Click the arrow to play; then click the square that will appear in the bottom right corner to enlarge)


I Meant To Do My Work Today
(from Calendar Songs)
Arranged for Trumpet & Piano
VOCAL SCORE (PDF)

In the Bleak Midwinter
(from Calendar Songs)
Arranged for Orchestra
SCORE (PDF)

Rondo (from Symphony No. 1)
SCORE (PDF)

Sad Minuet in Olden Style
(In Memory of Edward Koehler)
SCORE (PDF)


"SETTLING THE SCORE"


Missa pro defunctis: Pie Jesu
Riverside Presbyterian Chancel Choir & Members of the Jacksonville Symphony
PIANO-VOCAL SCORE (PDF)

Missa pro defunctis: Lux Aeterna
Riverside Presbyterian Chancel Choir & Members of the Jacksonville Symphony
ORGAN-VOCAL SCORE (PDF)

Fanfare for Oboe & Viola
Eric Olson, oboe & Ellen Olson, viola
SCORE (PDF)

Symphony No.1 "Divertimento":
2. Meditation (Elegy)

Concert performance with score overlay
SCORE (PDF)


Sunday Morning: Prelude & Call to Worship:
Come, My Soul, Thou Must Be Waking

Recording arranged for orchestra
ORGAN-VOCAL SCORE (PDF)

SUNDAY MORNING: O Come, Let Us Sing
Orange Park Chorale,
Dr. Carole Clifford conducting
ORGAN-VOCAL SCORE (PDF)

SUNDAY MORNING: The Prayer
Text: Jones Very (1813-1880)
Recording arranged for Orchestra
ORGAN-VOCAL SCORE (PDF)

SUNDAY MORNING (1997):
O Thou Who Makest Souls To Shine
Recording arranged for Orchestra
ORGAN-VOCAL SCORE (PDF)


Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano:
1. Energetic
SCORE (PDF)

Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano:
2. Minuet (In memory of Edward Koehler)
SCORE (PDF)

Trio for Violin, Cello & Piano:
3. Dark Eyes (Variations in Sonatina Form)
SCORE (PDF)

Summer Rain Piano Variations in 90 Measures
For Dale Hudson on his 90th Birthday
(in Memory of Frank Hargadon) SCORE (PDF)


Sonatina for Violin & Piano (2007)
1. Allegro moderato
SCORE & Part (PDF)
 

Sonatina for Violin & Piano (2007)
2. Nocturne
SCORE & Part (PDF)
 

Sonatina for Violin & Piano (2007)
3. Scherzo (Finale)
SCORE & Part (PDF)
 

Rossini: La serenata (Mira la bianca luna)
Recital with soprano Judy Wade and pianist Rosalind McEnulty. From the late 1980s, at Jacksonville Public Library.