Phillip Rhodes

Biography

Phillip Rhodes is Composer-in-Residence and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities Emeritus at Carleton College where he joined the faculty in 1974. Born in western North Carolina in 1940, he received degrees from Duke University and the Yale University School of Music. Rhodes has been the recipient of numerous commissions and composition awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Fund for Music, a citation and award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a McKnight Fellowship, two Fromm Foundation Commissions, and a Bush Foundation Fellowship for Artists.

Rhodes' compositions are published by C. F. Peters, E.M.I., Presser, J Ballerbach (Syler Music), and Schott, and recorded on labels including CRI, Centaur Records, First Edition (Louisville), New World Records, Vienna Modern Masters, and Innova. Major performances of his works include those by the Atlanta Symphony at Carnegie Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival, and the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center. Rhodes is retired from teaching and now living and composing in Lake Santeetlah, North Carolina.

ACE Publications

42 title(s)
Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
Phillip Rhodes TANGO FANTASY 1212 2100 perc(1), piano, strings
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Phillip Rhodes Lullaby for the Nativity Women's Chorus (SA),Solo Violin, Organ
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Phillip Rhodes DEAR COMPANION - Appalachian Love Song -
voice and keyboard
Phillip Rhodes FOLLOWING PICASSO (A Fantasy After Stravinsky) -
Clarinet (Bb), Violin, ‘Cello, Piano
Phillip Rhodes PHOENIX RESURGENS -
bsn, pf
Phillip Rhodes APPALACHIAN BREAKDOWN Piano
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Phillip Rhodes MEDITATIONS UPON LACTANTIUS' DE AVE PHOENICE Bassoon and Harp
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Phillip Rhodes THREE GERSHWIN SETTINGS -
vn, pf
Phillip Rhodes MARCH PARODY FOR CONCERT BAND concert band
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Phillip Rhodes SHAKESPEARE IN SONG high voice, cl, pf
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Phillip Rhodes TWO APPALACHIAN SETTINGS FOR STRING QUARTET 2 vl, vla, vc
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Phillip Rhodes THREE APPALACHIAN SETTINGS - Selections SATB choir, violin
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Phillip Rhodes LOVE SONG (from Two Appalachian Settings for String Quartet) -
string orchestra
Phillip Rhodes CHORALE FANTASY FOR ORGAN "O SACRED HEAD" org
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Phillip Rhodes CHORALE AND ORGAN MEDITATION women's choir (SSAA) and organ
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Phillip Rhodes MARY'S LULLABY S, vln, org
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Phillip Rhodes VIRGIN MARY'S LULLABY -
Sop, Vn, Pf
Phillip Rhodes MAGIC PIPE: An Opera in One Act 4 soloists, SATB, 2 pianos, optional fiddle
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Phillip Rhodes WEDDING SONG: A BLESSING S, vln, org
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Phillip Rhodes AN INAUGURAL PROCESSIONAL FOR TRUMPET (OR TROMBONE) AND ORGAN tpt, org
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Phillip Rhodes NETS TO CATCH THE WIND (Witticisms and Lamentations No.2) -
SATB Chorus and Percussion
Phillip Rhodes COSMIC FANTASIES -
high-school band
Phillip Rhodes IN PRAISE OF WISDOM "Laudes Sapientiae" -
SATB chorus, 3 trumpets in Bb, 3 trombones (3rd=bstbn)
Phillip Rhodes FACE I CARRY WITH ME S, fl, vla, vc, pf
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