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Piece Title : Pat Metheny Suite
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Level : Professional / Graduate
Composer / Arranger : Metheny, Pat/Beall, Andrew
Composer / Arranger Details:

“Affirmation shocked the audience – they were on their feet right after the performance!” – Da Ji Yuan News At Lincoln Center in 2008, Avery Fisher Hall became home for the world premiere of composer/percussionist Andrew Beall’s second major orchestral work: Affirmation, concerto for solo percussion and orchestra. Among others, the Concert Band arrangement has been performed by the U.S. Navy Band in Washington D.C. In 2004, Mr. Beall performed the world premiere of his Testament: Symphony for Marimba and Orchestra with the Tower Philharmonic, marking as the first marimba symphony in history ever to be composed or performed. Since the premiere, he has reduced the opus to a shorter Concerto, which has had performances with the Aspen Philharmonic and the Columbus Philharmonic. A multi-faceted performer, composer, educator, and entrepreneur, Mr. Beall sustains balance between the Symphonic, Broadway, Rock, and Marching arenas, as well as being the President of the Percussive Arts Society New York Chapter. As a freelance percussionist, he has performed on Broadway in The Lion King and Les Miserables, In The Heights,, Carnegie Hall with the Manhattan Pops Orchestra, and the Latin Grammy’s with artists such as Santana, Gloria Estefan, Andy Garcia, Patty LaBelle, Kenny G, John Legend, Jon Secada, and the Miami Sound Machine. Mr. Beall has appeared as a soloist around the world, including 15 recitals and 8 concerto performances.


In 2001, he won the D.C.I. Solo Marimba Competition, D.C.I. Percussion Ensemble Competition (with the Phantom Regiment drum & bugle corps), and the P.A.S.I.C. College Marimba Competition. He has placed 1st in concerto competitions at The Ohio State University and New York University, and 2nd at the MTNA National Young Artist Performer’s Competition. Mr. Beall spent a year as a cast member and snare drum soloist in the Australian stage spectacular, Rhythm of the Night. He has performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, American Brass Quintet, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Percussion Ensemble, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Harmonie Symphony Orchestra, Gotham City Orchestra, Westchester Chamber Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and has toured Mexico with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas. In November 2007, Mr. Beall was appointed Principal Timpanist/Percussionist of the Erato Chamber Orchestra of Chicago. Additionally, he tours as drummer for the New York-based rock sextet, Cordis and is a member of NY’s premiere outreach quartet, Percussion People and touring percussion trio, Axiom Percussion Group.


As a composer, Mr. Beall’s works have been performed at the top concert halls, conservatories, and music festivals around the world. In October ‘08, the Erato Chamber Orchestra premiered his Song of ‘Almah for marimba, soprano, and string orchestra in downtown Chicago. As a guest artist and clinician, he has presented concerts and workshops across the country, many featuring a portrait of his compositions. In the field of marching percussion, he has taught drum and bugle corps such as the Boston Crusaders, Santa Clara Vanguard, and Carolina Crown (having arranged the 2003 and 2009 winning D.C.I. percussion ensembles). He has also written and designed indoor percussion shows for Odyssey Percussion Theater and Surround Sound. Most recently, he was commissioned by the US Air Force Band to write a work for solo percussion and brass ensemble. Mr. Beall received his B.M. from the Manhattan School of Music, his M.A. from New York University, and was a Charles Owen Memorial Fellowship winner at the Aspen Music Festival. He is pleased to frequent his alma mater, Manhattan School of Music, to teach privately at their Pre-College. Mr. Beall’s debut studio CD, Deliverance, was released on BMP Records and received critical acclaim from PAS News. He is the President of two companies: Bachovich Music Publications and Beall Percussion Specialties, and is an endorsing artist/clinician for Innovative Percussion, Pearl Drum Corporation, Sabian Cymbals, and Evans Drumheads.

Total Number of Percussionists Required :10+ Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Percussion Ensemble
Instrumentation : 4 1/3 Octave Marimba (Low A) / 4 2/3 Octave Marimba (Low E) (x2) / Bass Drum / Chimes / China Cymbal / Crotales (Set of) / Drum Kit / Glockenspiel / Gong Bass Drum (Mounted Kick Drum) (x2) / Suspended Cymbal (x2) / Tam-Tam / Tambourine / Timpani (x10) / Triangle (x2) / Vibraphone (x3) / Windchimes / Xylophone
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : 2 octaves of crotales are required
Written for / Commissioned by : Carolina Crown Perc. Ens. (3rd movement only)
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Publisher :Bachovich Music Publications
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2005 /  2005
Duration :14Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :Various
Special Needs :2 timpanists (5 drums each)
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In 1974 Pat Metheny introduced a new voice into the jazz world by replacing the traditional “jazz guitar” sound with rock chords and layering quick, synchronized passages over smooth synthesizer lines and mellow grooves. For these reasons, Beall found Metheny’s compositions a natural fit for percussion arranging and decided to arrange one of his songs for a Drum and Bugle Corps competition. Therefore, the Pat Metheny Suite found its beginnings in 2003 with an arrangement based on The Heat of the Day, which the Carolina Crown Percussion Ensemble performed and went on to win the D.C.I. percussion ensemble competition. It then seemed natural to expand the idea of Metheny for percussion ensemble, so Beall picked two of his favorite Metheny tunes, First Circle and Letter from Home, and created a 3-movement suite for an ensemble of 10 percussionists. First Circle and Letter from Home are more traditionally arranged, whereas The Heat of the Day features several original passages in addition to his arrangement of Metheny’s piece.

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