Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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Now retired, Florida native Edward Lein (b. 1955 in Fort Pierce) 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 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 has grown 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 still gets frequent 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.; MM & MLS, Florida State U.

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
  • 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")


A FEW PERFORMANCE VIDEOS (Click on a picture to play; then click the square that will appear in the bottom right corner to enlarge)


Sonatina for cello and piano "Bygones."
  III. Finale, performed by Boyan Bonev (cello) & Hristo Birbochukov (piano)
SCORE & PART

Summer Wind (from Calendar Songs)
performed by Peter Dutilly (viola) &
Galen Dean Peiskee (piano)
SCORE & PART

September (from Calendar Songs)
performed by Wonkak Kim (clarinet) &
Grace Eun-Hye Choi (piano)
SCORE & PARTS

Tangle (from Un Dulcito)
Original version for Violin & Cello
performed by Piotr & Alexei
SCORE


"MOVIES"


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)