Music Art Spirit
To learn more about Douglas Beck, a full description may be found by scrolling to the lower part of this page.
For Celtic Harp:
"Creator of the Stars" collection of five improvisatory pieces. Most are based on plainsong.
"Cecilia's Tune" is an original piece in an earlier style.
"Brianna's Dream" was written for a family member's baby for the occasion of her naming ceremony. The tune is inspired by the child's name, one note for each letter of her name. This piece is in a contemporary style inspired by the atmospheric avant-garde piano music of Erik Satie.
Numerous pieces are found here. Among them, among the best-selling are "Silent Night" unison (opt. 2-part/piano, organ or harp/flute; "Be Still" four pt./unaccompanied; "Kyrie Eleison" and "Psalm 23" especially suited for Shepherding Sunday and funerals. Several of the entries include recordings.https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/publishers/douglas-a-beck-sheet-music/3002520?ac=1
Homilies and various talks:
Douglas Beck is an Episcopal priest, oblate, spiritual director, retreat presenter, visual artist and musician living in the United States' New England state of Maine. Each year, Douglas takes a limited number of music commissions for churches writing hymnody, psalm settings, service settings and music for choirs.
He continues to enjoy performing musical programs whether alone or in ensembles. And, he is available to present spiritual retreats. Douglas offers spiritual direction in-person and online. He also continues to enjoy teaching a small number of students in the areas of voice, Celtic harp and keyboard instruments.
Douglas enjoys a life of service to others. If you wish to engage him in any of these pursuits, he will be happy to hear from you at email@example.com or (207)659-4890.
Maine is a place of natural, diverse beauty that ranges from gentle streams and meadows to grand mountains and a fierce coastline. Immersed in these places, it is not difficult to imagine the nearness of life's eternal source. For there are reminders of God’s love revealed through the good of God's creating all around.
A Pennsylvania native, Douglas spent his early years reading, creating art and music, and playing outside. The same sense of curiosity and wonder continues in his life and work today.
Whether it has been bringing out the best in his music students, choirs and congregations as a church and performing musician serving congregations, centers of higher education and communities-at-large for thirty-five years; or his life as a contemplative/active person of faith that has led him to vocations as an oblate with the Order of Julian of Norwich and as a priest in the Episcopal (Anglican) tradition.
Love shines through Douglas through his writing, art, music and his life. Douglas earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and a Master of Divinity degree from the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In addition to the typical M.Div. course of study in Halifax, Douglas devoted extra study to adaptive leadership and priestly models for the twenty-first century, practical faith formation for everyday people living everyday lives and a qualitative research project on the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Douglas is a priest, oblate, musician, writer and artist. This site is a collection of written reflections, visual images and musical sounds to glorify God and inspire lives.
Bangor, Maine, United States