Four Songs for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra

In 2021, while in residence at The Hambidge Center, I arranged the Four Songs for mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra.

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.

Rhapsody for violin and orchestra

This work was premiered in Lviv, Ukraine, 5 November 2016. It received its first American performance 11-13 October 2018 by the Louisville Orchestra, Teddy Abrams, conductor, with Robert Simonds, violin

Elegy for piano and string orchestra

“Elegy” was a finalist in the 2021 Alfred Schnittke International Composers’ Competition.

Four Songs

Four Songs was premiered by Michelle Monroe (mezzo) and Robin Guy (piano) 10 March 2022 in Bengtson Hall at the University of Northern Iowa.

Sonata No. 3 for cello & piano

A beautiful performance by Zoe Wallace, cello, and Julie Sargeant, piano,
presenting the Australian premiere at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, 4 March 2012.


“Review” was one of three finalists in the 2010 National
Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition.

Performed 31 October 2011 at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore.

Sinfonietta for string orchestra, mvt. I

The Chamber Orchestra of Boston – David Feltner, artistic director.
New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, Boston – March 2, 2007

Concertino for two cellos and string orchestra

This is a wonderful performance in Mexico City by the Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes, José Luis Castillo, artistic conductor, with soloists Luz del Carmen Águila and Adriana Carrasco. It was performed  on 3 March 2019 at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música. After a brief introduction in Spanish, the short concert begins with Vivaldi’s Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, RV 531. My Concertino then follows at [17:25].

In Flight Until Mysterious Night (excerpt)

“Pulsing, jazz-inflected rhythms propel [this] work forward[.] … [Beck’s] juxtaposition of largely accessible and recognizable pitch and rhythmic material with the occasional sharp left makes for compelling and interesting listening.” – NewMusicBox: Sounds Heard

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