Phillip Rhodes

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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.

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2 APPALACHIAN BREAKDOWN (2007)
Piano

3 CEREMONIAL FANFARE AND CHORALE (1977)
double brass choir

4 CHORALE AND ORGAN MEDITATION (1994)
women's choir (SSAA) and organ

6 COSMIC FANTASIES (1983)
high-school band

7 DEAR COMPANION - Appalachian Love Song (2011)
voice and keyboard

8 THE DEVILS' ADVOCATE (1972)
concert band

9 DUO FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (1966)
vln, pf

10 ENSEMBLE ETUDES (1967)
ww qnt,str qrt or nonet

11 THE FACE I CARRY WITH ME (1982)
S, fl, vla, vc, pf

12 THE FACE I CARRY WITH ME... (1982)
Sop, Fl, Vla, Vcl, Pf

13 FIVE SONGS ON CHILDREN'S POEMS (1972)
high voice, pf

14 FOLLOWING PICASSO (A Fantasy After Stravinsky) (2010)
Clarinet (Bb), Violin, ‘Cello, Piano

15 FOUR MOVEMENTS FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (1962)
cham orch:1-1-1-bcl-0,2-2-2-1, timp ,perc(4), strings 2-1-1-0

17 IN PRAISE OF WISDOM "Laudes Sapientiae" (1982)
SATB chorus, 3 trumpets in Bb, 3 trombones (3rd=bstbn)

19 A Lullaby for the Nativity (2012)
Women's Chorus (SA),Solo Violin, Organ

20 THE MAGIC PIPE: An Opera in One Act (1990)
4 soloists, SATB, 2 pianos, optional fiddle

21 MARCH PARODY FOR CONCERT BAND (2002)
concert band

22 MARY'S LULLABY (1993)
S, vln, org

25 NETS TO CATCH THE WIND (Witticisms and Lamentations No.2) (1986)
SATB Chorus and Percussion

26 PHOENIX RESURGENS (2009)
bsn, pf

27 PRAYERS FROM THE PSALMS (1972)
chor, org, S

28 RECOLLECTIONS OF A SUMMER PAST (1962)
ten(or sop),pf

29 SHAKESPEARE IN SONG (2001)
high voice, cl, pf

30 SUITE FOR FIVE WINDS (1962)
1-1-1-1,hn

31 THREE 'KENTUCKY' SONGS
Treble choir, pf

32 THREE APPALACHIAN SETTINGS (2000)
SATB chor, vln

33 THREE B's, THE (1971)
orch:pic-2-2-2(Bb&A)-2,4-3-3-1,hp, timp,4perc,str

34 THREE FRENCH SONGS (1961)
satb (pf reh only)

35 THREE GERSHWIN SETTINGS (2004)
vn, pf

36 THREE SCENES (1965)
Mz, pf

38 VIRGIN MARY'S LULLABY (1993)
Sop, Vn, Pf

39 WEDDING SONG: A BLESSING (1990)
S, vln, org

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