Edward Lein (b.1955) lives in Jacksonville, Florida, and holds Master's degrees in Music (major professor: John Boda) and Library Science from Florida State University. As a tenor soloist (now retired) he has appeared in recitals, oratorios and dramatic works throughout his home state, and drawing on his performance experience the majority of his earliest compositions were vocal works. Following the premieres by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra of his Meditation, for Cello, Oboe and Orchestra (June 2006), and In the Bleak Midwinter (December 2007) his instrumental catalog has grown, largely due to requests from Symphony players for new pieces. He endeavors to imbue his instrumental pieces with a singing lyricism similar to that of his vocal works.
Now retired, Ed was Music Librarian for the City of Jacksonville. He founded the monthly Intermezzo Sunday Concerts series at Jacksonville's Main Library, for which he still assists with booking musicians and writing program notes. The Sunday concerts, which feature prominent musicians from the greater Jacksonville area as well as guest artists from around the state and country, have been the best-attended series of adult programs in the history of Jacksonville Public Library. (For concert information, visit jplmusic.blogspot.com.)
--Ed Lein (January, 2009)
I Meant To Do My Work Today
In the Bleak Midwinter (with text overlay)
PDF Score of original song (High voice & piano)
Eric & Ellen Olson, performing "Fanfare," composed for the San Marco Chamber Music Society concert to benefit juvenile diabetes research, September 18, 2011.
In memoriam: Edward Koehler (1948-2011)
Tribute Web Page
Symphony No. 1 ("Divertimento") &
Symphony No. 2 ("Lux aeterna")
Symphony No. 1 "Divertimento" & No. 2 "Lux aeterna" by Edward Lein
Un Dulcito ("A Little Sweet")
Tangle, for violin and cello, performed by the VnC Duo (Piotr Szewczyk, violin, and Alexei Romanenko, cello). This is the second movement from Un Dulcito (A Little Sweet), also for string orchestra.
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Un Dulcito ("A Little Sweet") by Edward Lein