Compositions
Jeff Beal

(b. 1963)
Born in 1963, Jeff Beal grew up in Hayward California and learned the trumpet from an early age. After writing his first major composition for the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the chief conductor Kent Nagano asked Beal to combine his love of improvised jazz with that of classical and orchestral composition which defined Beal’s musical style. He then continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music in New York. Jeff Beal has been nominated for fifteen Emmy Awards succeeded in four. Some of his best known scores are for Pollock in 2000, Blackfish in 2013, The Company in 2007 and House of Cards in 2014. He is also a prolific recording artist as artist and composer with label such as Mercury and Island. Jeff Beal’s compositions have been championed by the virtuoso clarinettist Eddie Daniels along with the St Louis and Munich Symphony orchestras.

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Blackfish Live

No Timpani + 2 percussion + vibraphone
Low metal drum, snare drum, timpani, orchestral bass drum, low taiko, suspended cymbal, mark tree, triangle, sand shaker, caxixi, ride suspended cymbal, clash cymbals, wood block, dumbek - vibraphone
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The General  

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, finger cymbal, glockenspiel, marimba, mark tree, ride suspended cymbal, slapstick, snare drum, suspended cymbal, triangle, vibraphone, 3 wood blocks
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House of Card Suite (abridged and full)

Timpani + 3 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, marimba, tubular bells, snare drum, suspended cymbal, 3 tom toms (low, medium, high), xylophone
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Pollock Suite

No Timpani + 2 percussion
1) Bell tree, marimba, suspended cymbal, triangle, wood block 2) drum kit
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Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra

No Timpani + 2 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, marimba, mark tree, suspended ride cymbal, snare drum, suspended cymbal, 3 tom toms, triangle, vibraphone, 4 wood blocks
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Interchange

No Timpani + 4 percussion
Orchestral bass drum, finger cymbals, low gong, marimba, medium wood block, ride suspended cymbal, shaker, caxixi, slapstick, snare drum, suspended cymbal, 3 tom toms (high, med, low), triangle, congas, vibraphone
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