JOHN BEEMAN - COMPOSER



List of Compositions

Contents:
Opera and Musical Theater
Choral Music
Symphonic Music
Chamber Music
Recordings and Publications

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Opera and Musical Theater:

The Answering Machine
One-act opera. Created with librettist Carla Brooke. (Premiere May 13, 2000 at the Palo Alto Art Center.) Read more about this work. Listen to Mp3 - "The Answering Machine, Scene One"
Law Offices
(1996) Full-length opera, libretto by the composer. Read more about this work. Listen to Mp3 - "Law Offices, Scene Five"
Foam
(1996) Musical-dramatic work for six actors and four instrumentalists (flute/clarinet/alto sax, trumpet, violin., cello). Created with co-author (text) Carla Brooke. Read more about this work.
El Condor
(1993) Musical play. Created with co-librettist Carla Brooke. Read more about this work.
The Great American Dinner Table
(1978) One-act opera, libretto by the composer. Read more about this work.

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Choral Music:

Butterfly
(2012) SATB chorus with piano, text by Carla Brooke
Fiat Lux
SATB a cappella chorus. Latin text from Genesis, English text by John Beeman Listen to Mp3
An Irish Blessing
(2010) SATB a cappella chorus, traditional Irish text
Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
(2009) SATB a cappella chorus with percussion, text by Rist, translation by John Beeman
Nature's Beauty
(2007) SATB a cappella chorus, text from a letter of Beethoven
Ilu Finu Malei Shirah
(2004) SATB a cappella chorus
Nitpickers
(2004) SATB a cappella chorus.
Sempervirens
(2004) for chorus and orchestra. Listen to June 9, 2006, performance by Scola Cantorum of San Francisco. Listen to Mp3
Wild Geese
(2003) SATB a cappella chorus.
A Child Wonders
(2003) for SA children's chorus and piano.
Angel of Peace
(2002) SATB chorus with vibraphone and cello. Listen to Mp3

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Symphonic and Band Music:

Sprites
(2013) for chamber orchestra
Alchemy
(2013) for student concert band
Serendipity
(2010) for orchestra
Rock In Time
(2008) for student concert band
Irish Fiddles
(2008) for student string orchestra
Phoenix Rising
(2007) Listen to July 7, 2007 performance by the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra: Listen to Mp3
Scottish Variations
(2006) for student string orchestra
Ashes Falling
(2005) Listen to Mp3
A la Mode
(2005) for student string orchestra
Free Form
(2004) for alto sax and orchestra Listen to Mp3
Smoke and Mirrors
(2004)
Four Retablos For Soprano and Orchestra
(2003)
Beeline: A Concert Overture
(2002) Listen to Mp3
Concerto for Electric Guitar
(1998) Read more about this work. Listen to Mp3 - "Concerto for Electric Guitar, Movement Three"
The Rogue River Canyon: A Suite for Chamber Orchestra
(1995) Read more about this work.
Absolutely Gebrauchsmusik
(1995)
River Suite
(1994) For student string orchestra.
Christmas Eve on Market Street
(1987) For children's chorus and orchestra.
Suite on American Themes
(1975) Read more about this work
Berge in die Nacht
(1975)

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Chamber Music:

Collage
(2012) for soprano, clarinet, violin and cello. Listen to movement three. Listen to Mp3
Luminosity
(2011) for piano, violin and cello
Fancy Free
(2010) for string quintet
Three Half Moon Bay Songs (Two Seals, Harbor Moon, Ocean Storm)
(2007-2009) for soprano, flute, violin and cello
Adagio and Dance for Woodwinds
(2009) for woodwind quintet
Anthem for Brass
(2008) for brass quintet
Adagio and Dance
(2005) for Guitar and Flute
Intermezzo
(2005) for Alto Sax, Electric Guitar, Electric Piano and Bass
Four Retablos For Soprano, Flute, Piano and Cello
(2003) Listen to Mp3's: Movement One, Movement Two, Movement Three, Movement Four
Beeline for String Quartet
(2002)
Quartet for Double Basses
(1976, revised 2002) received "Highly Honored" award from British and International Bass Forum
Escapade for Brass Quintet
(2001)
Dear Composer
(1999) For 3 narrators and tape: alternate version for 3 narrators, tape and live instruments (piano and bass). Read more about this work.
Crystal Nocturne
(1999) For viola and piano. Read more about this work.
La Vida Es Como Un Sueño
(1999) For flute, piano, violin and cello. Alternate version for alto sax, percussion, harp, violin and cello. Read more about this work. Listen to Mp3
Channels
(1999) For woodwind quartet; flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon. Read more about this work.
Channels
(1998) Electronic music composition. Read more about this work.
Fantasia for Sax
(1998) For alto sax, percussion, piano, violin and cello. Read more about this work.
Five Gifts of Life
(Strings Version)(1997) For actor and string quartet. Read more about this work.
Blues in Bb...
(1996) Trio for clarinet, piano and bass. Read more about this work. Listen to Mp3
Foam (Musical Suite)
For flute/clarinet/alto sax, trumpet, violin and cello.
Elegy for Solo Cello
(1996) Listen to Mp3
Desert Sketches
(1995) Trio for clarinet, violin and cello. Read more about this work. Listen to Mp3's: Movement One, Movement Two, Movement Three
Six Etudes for String Quartet
(1980) Read more about this work. Listen to Mp3's: Movement Four, Movement Five
The Five Gifts of Life
(1979, revised 1997) For voice, actor, alto sax, percussion, electric piano and cello. Read more about this work.
Quintet
(1977) For flute, oboe, clarinet, piano and contrabass.
Septet on American Themes
(1975) For flute, trumpet, percussion, violin, viola, cello and contrabass.

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Recordings and Publications:

Desert Sketches
Released on the CD "Classic Sketches" by the Violeto Trio.
Four albums of musical compositions.
Created for Arcal Film Music Library. (1980, 1981, 1984)
Piano-vocal arrangement of Conrad Susa's opera, Black River.
Published by E.C. Schirmer. (1980)

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