- New York Classical Review
"Andrew Beall's percussion concerto is a piece with great passion. It received a standing ovation from the audience"
- Global Times
“I highly recommend Andrew Bealls “Song of Almah”, for five-octave marimba and soprano. It is a beautiful song suite in three movements, set in a tonal style. While it is best suited for the mature marimbist, musically it is immenently playable, being extremely well-written for the marimbist and using four mallets throughout. The music is lyrically concieved, and the text is from the Song of Solomon in the Old Testament. The Song is strong, and a contains depth of honest and sincere emotion, musically.”
Hailed by NY Classical Review as “Spectacularly Virtuosic”, international composer/performer Andrew Beall’s work has been seen in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North/South America. Grammy-winning Broadway Records released studio albums of his musicals, Song of Solomon (starring Tony-nominee Ramin Karimloo) and Platinum Girls (starring Tony-winner Beth Leavel) both of which were produced last season, international and domestic. His second musical, Goodbye New York, commissioned by NewYorkRep, was a Finalist at the NYNW Festival. Recent commissions include an original song for the feature film, Pizza and Whine (MarVista) and a signature song for national organization, Compassions and Choices. His orchestral work has been premiered at Lincoln Center. Broadway credits: Les Miserables, West Side Story, The Lion King, In The Heights, Beetlejuice, Aladdin, Spiderman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Orchestra credits: American Symphony, Columbus Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Greenwich Symphony, Key West Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas, Pit Stop Players. Mr. Beall is the drummer for the Broadway dance company, American Dance Machine, and eclectic rock quartet, Cordis. Twice Mr. Beall has appeared as a guest soloist with the Omsk Philharmonic (Siberia), performing both his percussion and marimba concerti. He released two solo albums on BMP Records: Deliverance and Glass Jungle, and his third album (Concerti), will release next year. Owner of Bachovich Music Publications and President Emeritus of the Percussive Arts Society New York Chapter, Mr. Beall is an endorsing artist for Pearl Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion, Latin Percussion, and Evans Drumheads and a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and New York University.
“I certainly admire it for the outpouring of love and feelings”
Nancy Zeltsman, Marimba Artist,