Perry W. Beach

Short Name: Perry W. Beach
Full Name: Beach, Perry W.
Birth Year: 1917
Death Year: 1990

Perry Wardwell Beach was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on October 24, 1917. He attended San Bernardino Valley College for two years and then attended the University of Nebraska, earning a B.S. in music education in 1939. He received an M.A. in music theory and composition from the Eastman School of Music in 1940 and a Ph.D in 1953. He began teaching at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1940 and was the chair of the music department there. After serving in the Army in World War II, he taught at Emmanuel Missionary College (now Andrews University). In 1957 he accepted a position at La Sierra College which merged with Loma Linda University, to become LLU, La Sierra Campus. He composed numerous works for chorus, solo voices, instrumental ensembles, hymns, a symphony, the oratorio, "Then Said Isaiah," and others.

Dianne Shapiro, from biographies written by "ds" and "Dorothy Minchin-Comm" on "The International Adventist Musicians Association" website ( accessed 2-10-2019

Tunes by Perry W. Beach (8)sort descendingAsInstancesIncipit
[Amen] (Beach 12343)Perry W. Beach (Composer)212343 23121
CINQ AMENPerry W. Beach (1917-1990) (Composer)215156 17645
LA SIERRAPerry Beach (1917- ) (Composer)251236 53215 12321
[Nous invoquons ta présence, Seigneur]Perry W. Beach (1917-1990) (Composer)211112 17611 111
[Que l'amour de Jésus-Christ notre lumière soit sur nous!]Perry W. Beach (1917-1990) (Composer)255554 53
SEPT AMENPerry W. Beach (1917-1990) (Composer)212345 6417
SIX AMENPerry W. Beach (1917-1990) (Composer)215643 2
TROIS AMEN (Beach)Perry W. Beach (1917-1990) (Composer)211113 4321

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