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Voicing/Instrumentation: SATB, Organ/Organ Accompaniment

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Related song categories are:
Vocal Solo Medium Voice/Low Voice
Eternal Life/Exaltation
Choir with Soloist or Optional Soloist

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More about Edward Lein:
Florida native Edward Lein (b. 1955 in Fort Pierce) was a tenor soloist throughout his home state and his early works reflect his experience as a vocalist. In 2006 Ed was a finalist in the Jacksonville Symphony's Fresh Ink composition contest and his instrumental catalog grew largely due to requests from Symphony players. Now retired, Ed was Music Librarian for the City of Jacksonville, producing the popular Music@Main concerts (2006-16). He was a regular contributor to J-Sym's ENCORE magazine from 2014-16, and gets frequent requests for his translations of French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian song texts from such prestigious organizations as Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Carnegie Hall's The Song Continues. Degrees: BM (FAU, 1976); MM (FSU, 1983) & MLS (FSU, 1986)
Song background:

setting for mixed voices (SATB) and organ of an English version of 'O Sal­u­ta­ris Hos­tia' by Tho­mas Aqui­nas (1227–1274), adapted from Ed­ward Cas­wall’s 1849 translation from the Latin original. 


(Note: The recording is transposed to begin with tenor solo rather than baritone, so in it there is no modulation after the 2nd verse)

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Lyrics: O saving Victim, opening wide
The gate of heaven for us here below;
Our foes press on from every side,
Thine aid supply, as Thy strength Thou bestow.

All praise and thanks to Thee now ascend
And evermore, O blest Lord, One in Three;
And grant us life which never shall end
In our true native land, ever with Thee.

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