“[This] American composer knows the importance of embracing the past while also going his own way. … [In] Beck’s forceful and expressive sound world … the writing is concise in structure and generous in tonal language, savouring both the dramatic and the poetic.”
– Donald Rosenberg (Gramophone)
Jeremy was a first-prize winner in the 2021 The King’s Singers New Music Prize; the world premiere of his winning choral composition Invitation to Love was given that year at Washington National Cathedral. His music has been presented by New York City Opera, the Apollo Chorus of Chicago, American Composers Orchestra, Center for Contemporary Opera, and the Louisville Orchestra, among others. Recordings of Jeremy’s vocal, chamber, and orchestral music are available on the Innova and Ablaze labels.
“I compose music that is direct: music that unfolds in a fresh tonal dialect and propelled by a contemporary rhythmic profile, while still derived from historical Western practice. It is music where mystery and design are equally embraced.”
by moonlight (innova 051)
new CD of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music
“Luminous, expressive, and refined are some of the words that come to mind as the album’s tonal pieces play, “by moonlight” deftly showing Beck cultivating an individual voice while operating within a tradition.” – Textura (May 2020)
“The music disarms me as a listener by not calling attention to itself as an example of some new trend … it beguiles purely on its own terms … Most pleasurable a listen it is. Bravo Jeremy Beck.”
– Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music (May 2020)
“Rich rewards abound…[one of] today’s most thoughtful composers”
– Jazz Weekly (March 2020)
Invitation to Love for SSA a cappella
“Invitation to Love” won First Prize in Category 3 of The King’s Singers New Music Prize. This is the world premiere given 28 February 2021 by Cathedra, directed by Michael McCarthy, at Washington National Cathedral.