Thomas Beckner draws upon a wealth of experience that shines through in his music. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Tom's life got very busy as he toured for 8 years with comedian Bob Nelson and his cast of zany characters. Tom's comedic influences have shown up in music for TY Beanie Babies, a Superbowl ticket giveaway, a Scholastic Books circus promotion, and a new game app for the iPhone. Clients enjoy Tom's diverse musical styles which span the centuries from Medieval to Contemporary, and dramatic underscores to hilarious kids' music.
Thomas Beckner’s studies at Berklee included jazz piano, composition, synthesis, recording, and much more. He wrote or improvised music to accompany Bob Nelson's live performances, as well as sketches for “Caroline’s Comedy Hour” on A&E, and “The Laugh A Lot Club,” co-starring comedian/clown Peter Pitofsky.
For years, Thomas also worked as a musical director and accompanist for many musical theatre and dance productions, and he now focuses on teaching and composing. Recent projects include medieval music for a virtual castle tour and news themes for several web sites. Tom's growing fan base and list of clients who use his music are so broad we can barely keep count!
Troubadours and Minstrels provide the soundtrack for a journey to a distant time with this collection of classic and original period pieces. Courtly dances and melodies of romance create the mood for a historical documentary, film or video game. 5 full tracks with various arrangements (23 tracks). Instrumental, Classical, Classical MusicPacks
Contemporary Classical piano solo in a minimalist Philip Glass style. Falling droplets create soft ripples of concentric waves in still waters. A haunting melody floats over an undulating note pattern. Peaceful, calm, serene, elegant, stylish and beautiful. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Piano
A guitar and flute duet paints a picture of a time long ago. Travel with this troubadour back to the Renaissance or Medieval times. A heartfelt theme which longs for an unrequited love. Will this minstrel's call be answered? Instrumental, Classical, Renaissance
A minstrel's song played by guitar and flute invites you to journey with them to the Renaissance or Medieval times. This melody of the troubadour longs for his love to answer the call of his heart. Instrumental, Classical, Renaissance
A bit of confusion in the Pumpkin Patch. Dad says which pumpkin would you like? and a little girl replies "Witch Pumpkin sounds good to me". A comical halloween song. Also available as an instrumental with a campy harpsichord and creepy pipe organ. Childrens Vocals, Horror, Halloween Whimsical
A timeless melody from the renaissance played by a trio of guitar and 2 flutes. Listen as the minstrels take you back to Elizabethan times. Walk the streets of London on a Christmas eve long ago to the tune of What Child Is This. Instrumental, Classical, Renaissance
An anonymous composition but one of the most famous guitar solos ever, played here as a duet with guitar and flute. A romantic melody from Spain, it's simplicity gives it a timeless quality. Perfect for Valentines day or a wedding ceremony. Instrumental, Classical, Classical Guitar