Timothy Beattie- Composer

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3 Poems of Yeats (2014) Tenor Voice and PianoLink

Alloy- (2019) Trumpet Sonata with PianoLink

Autumnal Equinox (2011) Wind Ensemble

Backbone (2017) Wind Ensemble

Bank Shot (2017) Wind Ensemble

Bird's Eye (2017) Wind Ensemble

Cherry Blossom (2017) String Orchestra

Collapsed Time (2012) Marimba Solo

Confrontation (2017) Concertino for Percussion 

Controlled Demolition (2019) Trombone Choir

Der Abend (2014) Flute and Marimba Duet

Energy Drink (2018) Wind Ensemble

Erin Go Bragh (2012) Wind Ensemble

First Light (2009) Wind Ensemble

First Love Story (2014) Tenor Voice and String Quartet

Four Corners (2016) Marimba Concerto with Orchestra

Fraternal (2017) Wind Ensemble

From Dewy Dreams, My Soul, Arise (2014) SATB

Garden Path (2019) Duet for Violin and Clarinet

Infinite Symphony (2018-19) First Movement, Wind Ensemble

La Vita Nuova (2011) Tenor Voice and Piano

Lightning Bug (2017) Wind Ensemble

Luminosity (2013) Flute Solo

Miniatures (2014) Piano Solo

Moment of Happiness (2014) Tenor Voice and String Quartet

Piano Prelude in F (2017)

Quiet Courage (2014) Wind Ensemble

Salsa Verde (2019) Big Band

Sanctuary (2017) Wind Ensemble

Sax Kunst (2014) Saxophone Solo

Shortcut (2010) Marimba Concertino

Snow Globe (2013) Wind Ensemble with Marimba Soloist

Spark Plug (2019) Wind Ensemble

Spring-Loaded (2014) Percussion Sextet

String Quartet 2 (2013)

String Quartet 3 (2015)

The Frequency (2018) Quintet for Flute, Trumpet, Vibes, Marimba, Piano

There is a Candle (2014) Tenor Voice and Piano

Woodwind Quintet 1 (2013)

Woodwind Quintet 2 (2015) 


Shortcut (Marimba Concertino)- I was inspired to write this piece after listening to the well-known John Adams composition “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”.  So, in some ways my composition is in homage to this great work.  The motor rhythms at the beginning of the piece are reminiscent of the same mechanical age that John Adams portrayed in his piece.  These motor rhythms transition into a more gentle solo marimba melody.  The solo marimba then plays a more vigorous second theme.  Following the second theme is the development section, which ends in a flurry of notes that symbolizes “the machine” falling apart.   After a brief slow section, the recapitulation begins.  The recapitulation is then followed by the marimba cadenza.  The cadenza ends with aggressive figures that bring back the motor rhythms of “the machine”, which drive the piece to its dramatic conclusion.

Shortcut (Live USA percussion ensemble)
University of South Alabama Percussion Ensemble
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Four Corners- Concerto for Marimba and Full Orchestra (video is Third Movement-Big Sur)

Each movement of this concerto is inspired by an American author and a certain part of the country they wrote about. This third movement is inspired by the writings of John Steinbeck. The specific area is Big Sur which is a national park on the California coast. It’s an interesting place because of the variety of natural beauty. There is emerald green water, plunging rock faces, and towering red wood trees. The work starts and ends with a fast-paced musical drive down the PCH 1 that leads into the national park. Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra, Gustavo Miranda- Marimba Soloist, Timothy Beattie-Conductor.




This work seeks to explore the idea of potential energy in a spring-loaded contraption.  The tension is ratcheted in the beginning of the work with flourishes in the marimba and snare drum.  The potential energy is created in this introduction and remains until the "release" halfway through the piece created by the frenzied figures in timpani, two marimbas, and vibraphone.  The kinetic energy having dissipated, the work then strives to "load the spring" again with persistent rhythmic ostinatos.
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