Check out: The Stars of Bethlehem: A Scribe Who Studied the Kingdom of Heaven
2021, 2022, revised and updated
Picture imaginary musicians gathered near chancel steps of a grand cathedral, preparing for a concert of orchestrated melodies! Imagine great granite pillars, an ornate white marble chancel and granite cathedral walls which not only provide a proper backdrop for the composer’s library of orchestrated melodies but an acoustical atmosphere that dwarfs the imagination. Seated with their respective instruments are flute, violin, viola and cello players, along with a pitched bell percussionists, and trumpet, French horn and trombone players. A musician, delayed, makes a hurried entrance transporting an enormous bass tuba along a red carpet aisle runner leading to the front of the cathedral! While you may imagine this scene while listening, the setting is make-believe; Orchestrated Melodies are not!
Orchestrated Melodies is an extensive easy listening, classical music library! Most works are scored for ensemble or small orchestra!
Each track is beautifully crafted and musically delightful! Each orchestration a wonderful, captivating sound experience, full of depth but with each instrument adding its own unique voice! Each song, a marvelous musical melodic masterpiece, making use of counterpoint and other musical techniques in his compositions! Orchestrated Melodies are one of a kind, captivating and cheerful, each wonderfully crafted and performed exactly as the composer envisioned!
Utilizing a virtual orchestra and orchestral samples from Garritan Personnel Orchestra 4 and 5, he has scored six albums: "K. C.'s 1st Song Collection" (2013), “Picturesque Memories" (2013), “Splendid Symphony" (2014), “Majestic Serenity" (2015), "Endless Bliss" (2017). and "Simple Blessings" (2019)! Thirty of nearly sixty tracks from these six albums may be heard on the Orchestrated Melodies Music Player below.
Also newly revised and updated 116 page E Book, "The Stars of Bethlehem: A Scribe Who Studied the Kingdom of Heaven" by the composer available in the Amazon Kindle Library. (See The Stars of Bethlehem for details on this website)
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On Reverb's Charts for March 11, 2022
Local Classical Charts 1
National Classical Charts 26
Global Classical Chart 33
(Chart updates occur when there is a change in either National or Global Charts.)
"K.C. you are the master of the melody! All your songs have such a solid musical base. Amazing!"
"'Simple Blessings' is outstanding. I love the piano in the intro. Your melodies always cut right to the heart. Wonderfully done."
Bob Hausler, Award winning singer-songwriter from Saginaw, Michigan.
"Such beautiful music, Kenneth! You are a composer and musician of immeasurable talent. As well as being a brilliant composer, you have the ability of creating effective arrangements. There is so much creativity in your work and you have immeasurable skill and ability to imagine sounds and to make them come alive. The blend and balance of instruments is absolutely superb and I have so much respect for your work. Best ~ Paul." Paul Dunn, Multi instrumentalist, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom.
"Another visit to experience the tranquility and inner peace your beautiful music brings to my soul. Such a wonderful space to be in! " Lofthouse Leo, Artist from South Africa.
"Enjoying your beautiful creativity and feeling the spirituality in “Music To Imagine By”. Stunning work KC. Love from Rose!" Rose Finn, Artist, Carlisle, England
" Simple Blessings, such a complex interwoven work of Art, it shines with inner beauty, for us all to Love !! Bravo K.C. !!!! All the very best from Rob ~"
Rob Royston, Musician, songwriter from the UK
Do hope you will stop by to enjoy all these immensely talented artists and musicians! A link to each artist's page is provided!
K. C. Beckmann is a retired ordained clergy and life-long amateur astronomer. He is a long time member of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, an international organization devoted to the study of variable star astronomy. He has independently discovered novae for which he has received national and international recognition. His work as an amateur astronomer and nova hunter is the topic of many books and articles. His thirty seven plus years of experience in biblical studies and forty plus years of experience as a visual and photographic nova hunter helped solve a two thousand year old mystery of the Stars of Bethlehem. He is a recipient of the American Association of Variable Star Organization’s (AAVSO) Nova Award and awards for his work as a visual and photographic nova hunter. Beckmann has also written a semi-autobiographical book entitled, "Ghost Ships in the Night.