Compositions
Jack Beeson

(1921 - 2010)
Jack Beeson studied at Eastman School and with Bartók in New York City. Since 1950 he has composed ten operas in the American vernacular tradition. Beeson's stage works combine a keen sense of irony and with a penetrating psychological insight. His style is wide-ranging, with musical language adapting to realise a distinctive mood and character or emotion. Most of his operas are based on American history and literature and his wit and lyrical gifts come to the fore in operatic numbers, songs and choral works. Jack Beeson taught at Columbia University for five decades

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Captain Jinks of the Horse Marines - Opera

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, snare drum, 4 tom toms, tambourine, glockenspiel, 2 triangles, 2 suspended cymbals, (s & l), xylophone, celeste
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Cyrano - Baritone and Orchestra

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, 3 suspended cymbals, tam tam, triangle, wind machine, celeste
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Cyrano - Opera

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, xylophone, tubular bells, snare drum, tenor drum, orchestral bass drum, roto toms x 4, clash cymbals, suspended cymbals, x 3, tam tam, triangle, bell tree, glass wind chimes, wood block, slapstick, tambourine, mounted castanets, celeste
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Doctor Heidegger's Fountain of Youth

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Glockenspiel, triangle, tom tom x 4, tam tam, bamboos (percussionist also plays piano strings), celeste
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Hello Out There

Timpani + 1 percussion
Suspended cymbal, tambourine, orchestral bass drum, snare drum
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Jonah

Timpani + 1 percussion
Suspended cymbal, tambour militaire, snare drum, triangle, xylophone, orchestral bass drum
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Lizzie Borden

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, snare drum, small and large suspended cymbal, tam tam, field drum, tambourine, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, tenor drum, triangle
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My Heart's in the Highlands

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Suspended cymbal, glockenspiel, xylophone, tam tam, tubular bells, snare drum, orchestral bass drum, bongos, triangle, celeste
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Sorry Wrong Number

Timpani + 1 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, large tom tom, small tom tom, triangle, wood block, suspended cymbal, tubular bell, 2 octaves crotales
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Symphony No.1 in A

Timpani + 3 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum x 2, clash cymbals, suspended cymbal, tam tam, triangle, tambourine, 2 glockenspiel, 2 xylophones, celeste
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The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

No Timpani + 1 percussion
Snare drum, triangle
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The Sweet Bye and Bye

Timpani + 1 percussion + celeste
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, suspended cymbal, xylophone, tambourine, glockenspiel, clash cymbals, tam tam
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Transformations

Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, snare drum, suspended cymbal, triangle, glockenspiel
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Two Pieces

Timpani + 1 percussion
Suspended cymbal, triangle
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