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.

  • brass featured
  • duo or ensemble+ keyboard
  • instrumental quintet
  • mixed instrumental ens 6 to 15 players
  • solo keyboard
  • voice+keyboard
  • woodwind quintet
  • ACE Publications

    15 title(s)
    Composer Title SCORING/INSTRUMENTATION Year
    Phillip Rhodes APPALACHIAN BREAKDOWN Piano
    Phillip Rhodes CEREMONIAL FANFARE AND CHORALE double brass choir
    Phillip Rhodes CHORALE FANTASY FOR ORGAN "O SACRED HEAD" org
    Phillip Rhodes Crows Mezzo voice and piano
    Phillip Rhodes DEAR COMPANION - Appalachian Love Song
    voice and keyboard
    Phillip Rhodes ENSEMBLE ETUDES
    ww qnt,str qrt or nonet
    Phillip Rhodes FACE I CARRY WITH ME S, fl, vla, vc, pf
    Phillip Rhodes FACE I CARRY WITH ME...
    Sop, Fl, Vla, Vcl, Pf
    Phillip Rhodes IN PRAISE OF WISDOM "Laudes Sapientiae"
    SATB chorus, 3 trumpets in Bb, 3 trombones (3rd=bstbn)
    Phillip Rhodes MARY'S LULLABY S, vln, org
    Phillip Rhodes PRAYERS FROM THE PSALMS chor, org, S
    Phillip Rhodes SUITE FOR FIVE WINDS 1-1-1-1,hn
    Phillip Rhodes THREE 'KENTUCKY' SONGS Treble choir, pf
    Phillip Rhodes THREE SCENES Mezzo Soprano, pf
    Phillip Rhodes WEDDING SONG: A BLESSING S, vln, org

    Additional Works