TODD BEANEY is a pianist/composer/arranger/educator/church musician based in Westchester County, New York. A member of ASCAP, he has released three CDs, published two volumes of hymn arrangements for piano, and written for many performing groups, including the U.S. Army Blues, Gabriel Brass, New Orleans Brass Quintet, Commonwealth Brass, Candlewood Brass, and the Billy Graham Crusade. A public school music educator at the secondary level for more than twenty years in Rye, NY, Mr. Beaney has presented Music Technology Sessions at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference and regularly serves as a NYSSMA Piano Adjudicator. He was recently honored for twenty years of service as Music Director at Wilton Baptist Church in Wilton, CT. He has served as pianist and arranger for the Glenn Miller Orchestra and for the Christian group Truth, and regularly accompanies for Area All-State Choral groups in Westchester County, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and Master of Music degrees from McNeese State University and the Eastman School of Music.
A wonderful, fresh, vibrant treatment of the traditional hymn. This contemporary setting of "Crown Him With Many Crowns" is majestically worshipful.
review written by: Helen