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Guide to the Phillip Rhodes papers, 1957-2008

Summary

North Carolina born and raised composer, Duke alumnus, and composer-in-residence and professor at Carleton College. Collection comprises primarily scores, music sketches, recordings, professional files, and correspondence that follow the development of Rhodes’ compositional career. Includes published compositions and unpublished student works for both vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as concert programs, newspaper clippings, and other publicity related items from performances of his music.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.01084
Title
Phillip Rhodes papers
Date
1957-2008 and undated
Creator
Rhodes, Phillip
Extent
60 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises primarily scores, professional files, and correspondence that follow the development of Rhodes’ compositional career. Name and Correspondence files consists mainly of correspondence between Rhodes and a variety of professional organizations, but also includes Rhodes’ handwritten notes, some publicity materials, and other administrative documents. Personal Files includes unpublished works and music sketches from Rhodes’ time as a student at both Duke and Yale, as well as some correspondence and biographical publicity materials more generally related to his career. Events and Programs consists of assorted concert programs from performances of Rhodes’ music. Rhodes’ music has been divided into four series based on genre: Chamber and Solo Instrumental Works, Choral and Solo Vocal Works, Operas and Oratorios, Orchestral and Wind Ensemble Works. The series include music sketches, drafts, revisions, original manuscripts, master sheets, piano reductions, published scores, conductor’s scores, and when noted, instrumental parts.

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[Identification of item], Phillip Rhodes Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Contents of the Collection

1. Name and Correspondence Files, 1960-2006 and undated

Name and Correspondence files consists mainly of correspondence between Rhodes and a variety of professional organizations, institutions, performers, and other composers. Also includes Rhodes’ handwritten notes, some publicity materials, and other administrative documents. Organizations include: American Composers Alliance, American Society of University Composers, BMI, Boston Opera, Bush Foundation, Carleton College, College Music Society, Contemporary Music Project, Duke University, C.F. Peters publishing, Ford Foundation, Kronos String Quartet, the Louisville Orchestra, the McLain Family Band, Minnesota Orchestra, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the North Carolina Arts Council. Individuals include: Philip Brunelle, Joan Panetti, and Howard Richardson. Arranged alphbetically by folder title. Assorted correspondence arranged chronologically by decade.

Professional assorted correspondence, 1960-1989
(13 folders)

Phillip Rhodes' professional correspondence with a variety of organizations, institutions, and individuals affiliated with those organizations, including: the Louisville Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Kronos String Quartet, C.F. Peters publishing, BMI, Carleton College, Berea College, Duke University, the MacLain Family Band, College Music Society, American Composers Alliance

Box 1
Professional assorted correspondence, 1980-2001
(7 folders)
Box 2
University of Alabama, 1979-1981

Correspondence

Box 2
The American Composer Speaks, 1985-1986

"Some Thoughts on the Composer as Teacher" drafts and correspondence

Box 2
American Composers Alliance, 1966-1998
(3 folders)

Correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, brochure

Box 2
American Composers Orchestra, 1985-1986

Correspondence

Box 2
American Society of University Composers, 1968-1994
(4 folders)

Renamed Society of Composers. Includes correspondence, conference programs, form letters, administrative documents, newsletters, flyers, notes

Box 2
Amherst College, 1968-1969 and undated

Correspondence, directory, notes, memos

Box 2
Arizona State University Society of University Composers, 1985

Correspondence, conference programs

Box 3
Associated Colleges of the Midwest Appalachian Project, 1976

Correspondence, notes, proposals

Box 3
Barlow Commission, 1994

Application materials, correspondence, newsletters, flyer

Box 3
Berea College, 1972-1973

Correspondence

Box 3
Bingham MacArthur Prize, 1974-1980

Correspondence

Box 3
BMI Backlog, 1975-1987
(2 folders)

Correspondence, memos

Box 3
BMI, 1965-1979

Correspondence

Box 3
BMI Payments, 1972-1983

Receipts

Box 3
Belwin Mills (Colombo) Publishing Co., 1968-1985

Royalty statements

Box 3
Boston Chamber Ensemble, 1997-1998

Correspondence, flyer, article

Box 3
Boston Opera, 1976-1977

Correspondence, report, notes, magazine, program

Box 3
Brunelle, Philip, 1975-1977

Correspondence re: Minnesota Opera; includes programs

Box 3
Bush Foundation, 1984-1985
(2 folders)

Correspondence, notes, reports, memos, receipts

Box 3
Centaur Mountain View Recordings, 1995-2002

Correspondence, notes, proofs

Box 3
C. F. Peters Publishing Co., 1966-1987
(2 folders)

Correspondence

Box 3
The Chicago Ensemble, 1980-1982

Correspondence, contracts, memos, newsletters, notes

Box 3
Cincinnati Symphony, 1973-1978

Correspondence, memos, summer tour materials

Box 3
University of Cincinnati, 1975

Correspondence re: job offer, campus visit

Box 3
University of Cincinnati, Visiting Composer, 1989

Correspondence, notes, programs, flyer

Box 3
College Music Society, 1993

Correspondence , programs newsletter

Box 3
Columbia Pictures / Belwin Mills / Filmtrax, 1985-1990

Correspondence, royalty reports

Box 3
The Composer in Performance Inc., 1972

Correspondence, flyer

Box 3
Composers Commissioning Program Panel, 1987

Correspondence, application materials

Box 3
Composer Recordings Inc. CD Project, 1996-1997

Correspondence, notes, flyer

Box 4
Composer Recordings Inc. New Project, 1999-2000

Correspondence

Box 4
Composer Recordings Inc. Proofreading, 1997

Correspondence, drafts with edits

Box 4
Composer Recordings Inc Carleton Recording, 1979-1980

Correspondence, catalog

Box 4
Contemporary Music Project, 1969-1973
(5 folders)

Correspondence, memos, reports, notes, application materials, meeting minutes and agendas, conference program

Box 4
Contemporary Music Project, Music Educators National Conference, 1966-1971
(2 folders)

Correspondence, memos, conference programs

Box 4
Crane Festival, 1993

Potsdam, NY; Correspondence, programs, notes

Box 4
Culbreath, Edward, 1970

Publicity materials

Box 4
Duke University, 1979-1982

Correspondence, reunion booklet

Box 4
East Tennessee State University, 1995

Correspondence re: interview

Box 4
Elmhurst College, 1968

Correspondence, proposal

Box 4
Flagstaff, AZ Symphony, 1982

Correspondence, notes

Box 4
Florida State University, 1985

Correspondence, program

Box 4
Ford Foundation, 1985-1986
(2 folders)

Correspondence, notes, pamphlet, newspaper clippings, re: The Arts in Liberal Arts Colleges

Box 4
Guggenheim Museum, 1979-1987
(2 folders)

Correspondence, brochures, notes, application materials, newspaper

Box 4
Hattie Bishop Speed Music Room, 1972-1973

Correspondence, notes, memos

Box 4
Illinois Music Educators Association, 1967

State meeting and conference documents

Box 4
Illinois Summer Youth Music, 1967

Correspondence, programs, travel documents, memos

Box 4
International Society for Contemporary Music, 1967

Correspondence, flyers, memos, programs

Box 4
Jerome Foundation Opera Grant, 1982

Correspondence, notes

Box 4
Judith Finell Music Services, 1977-1978

Correspondence, notes, flyers

Box 4
Kentucky Arts Commission, 1970-1974
(2 folders)

Correspondence, letters from schools, pamphlets, notes, memos, budget materials, programs

Box 5
Kentucky Music Educators Association, 1969-1970

Correspondence, notes, photographs, program

Box 5
Louisville, Jefferson County Youth Orchestra, 1970-1971

Correspondence, notes, program, budget memos

Box 5
Lousivlle Project, 1969-1972
(3 folders)

Correspondence, notes, proposal drafts, article

Box 5
Louisville Project, Composer in Residence, 1969-1974

Newspaper clippings, magazines, flyers, program

Box 10
Louisville Project Alumni, 1982

Correspondence, notes, program re: alumni trip

Box 5
Louisville Project Ballet, 1971

Correspondence, flyer, notes

Box 5
Lousiville Musical Projects Information, 1969 and undated

Correspondence, memos, notes, pamphlet

Box 5
McLain Family Band, Carleton College, 1980-1988
(2 folders)

Correspondence, programs, program notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, news release, speech draft

Box 5
McKnight Fellowhsip, 1981-1988
(2 folders)

Correspondence, summary report, application materials

Box 5
McKnight Panel, 1985

Correspondence, notes

Box 5
Music Educators National Conference, 1984

Correspondence

Box 5
Millikin University, 1975

Correspondence, flyer re: guest composer

Box 5
Minneapolis Chamber Symphony, 1981-1982

Correspondence, notes, program

Box 5
Minnesota Arts Board Fellowship, 1978-1980

Correspondence, booklets

Box 5
Minnesota Composers Forum, 1982

Correspondence, memos, agenda re: Lyman conference

Box 5
Minnesota Orchestra, 1975-1976

Correspondence, program, newspaper clippings

Box 5
Minnesota State Arts Board, Grant Acceptance, 1979-1980

Correspondence, memos

Box 5
Mount Union College, 1979-1980

Correspondence

Box 5
National Association of Schools of Music, 1974-1975

Correspondence, program, notes

Box 5
National Endowment for the Arts, 1974-1984
(3 folders)

Correspondence, application materials, financial reports, receipts, ledger

Box 5
National Endowment for the Arts Folk / Ethnic Pilot Application, 1977

Correspondence, application materials

Box 5
National Endowment for the Humanities, 1978-1984
(2 folders)

Correspondence, application materials, drafts, notes

Box 5
National Endowment for the Humanities Panel, 1985

Correspondence, notes, program, booklet

Box 5
North Carolina Arts Council, 1979

Correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings

Box 5
North Carolina Forum, 1984-1986

Correspondence, program, lecture outline

Box 5
Orion Recordings, 1977-1981

Correspondence, notes

Box 6
Panetti, Joan, 1966-1970
(2 folders)

Correspondence, program, publicity materials

Box 6
Perspectives of New Music, 1990-1993
(3 folders, 1 audiocassette)

Correspondence, notes, music sketches, published score re: Festschrift contribution for Donald Martino

Box 6, 12
Audio-cassette RL01084-CS-0001
Richardson, Howard, 1974-1977

Correspondance re: Broadway project

Box 6
San Francisco Chamber Players, 1977

Correspoindence, program, flyers

Box 6
Sheldon Soffer Management, 1974-1976

Correspondence, notes, brochures

Box 6
Sigma Alpha Iota, 1972

Correspondence, notes, program, article

Box 6
Southeastern Composers League, 1964-1968
(2 folders)

Correspondence, memos, flyers, newsletters, meeting minutes, conference programs

Box 6
Southern Methodist University, 1973-1980
(2 folders)

Correspondence, programs, newsletter

Box 6
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 1975

Correspondence, newspaper clippings

Box 6
Sugar Mountain Music Camp, 1972-1973

Correspondence, brochure, newspaper clipping

Box 6
Texas A&M University, 1992

Correspondence re: tenure review for Peter Lieuwen

Box 6
Vienna Modern Masters CD Project, 1998-1999

Correspondence, contracts, permissions, credits

Box 6
Wells, William B. / Third Angle, Commission, 1993-1994

Correspondence, notes

Box 6
Wesleyan College, West Virginia Commission, 1982

Correspondence, programs, program notes

Box 6
Western Kentucky University Choral Music Symposium, 1990

Correspondence, flyers, schedule, notes, scores, biographical profiles

Box 6
Western Michigan University, 1969-1970

Correspondence, program

Box 6
WNIB / WNIZ Classical 97, 1994

Chicago, IL; Correspondence

Box 6
Yale University, 1966-1971

Correspondence re: teacher placement

Box 6

2. Personal Files, 1964-2006 and undated

Personal Files includes unpublished works and music sketches from Rhodes’ time as a student at both Duke and Yale, as well as some correspondence and biographical publicity materials more generally related to his career. Student works include brass choir arrangements for Duke Univeristy Chapel services and unfinished sketches for larger ensembles. Other materials include job application letters, correspondence with assorted publishers, official performance notices, and biographical materials that include newspaper clippings and documentation of Rhodes’ professional activities. Grouped and arranged by material type.

Brass choir arrangements for Duke University Chapel services, 1961-1962

Music sketches, scores, notes

Box 6
Large notebook, 1962-1966

Music sketches, early and student works

Box 6
Music sketches and manuscript copies of early works, 1958-1960
(3 folders)
Box 6
Student composition exercises, 1961-1962
Box 6
Fugue in C minor, 1965

Manuscript copy

Box 6
Unfinished music sketches, 1965
Box 6
Early attempt at a band piece, 1957-1958

Music sketches

Box 41
Three unfinished large ensemble works, 1962-1967

Music sketches; also includes orchestration assignment from Duke University of Sergei Prokofiev's Op. 12, no. 1

Box 41
Assorted notes, 1971
Box 7
Job application letters, 1967-1974
Box 7
Letters to publishers, 1969
Box 7
Professional activities and performances, 1966-1972

Biographical profiles, resumes, lists of performances, reviews, programs

Box 7
Promotional materials, 1972

Biographical profiles, newsletter

Box 7
Recordings of Phillip Rhodes' music, 1977-1978 and undated
(2 folders)

Correspondence, publicity and cover art materials

Box 7
Official performance notices, 1980-1989
Box 7
Assorted newspaper clippings, 1962-1970 and undated
Box 10
No Strings Attached, Music By Phillip Rhodes, 2006
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0011
Phillip Rhodes: With a Mountain View, 2002
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0047
Phillip Rhodes: memory, Art, time, Form, 1997
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0055
In Performance at Carleton, The Music of Phillip Rhodes, 2004
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0045

3. Events and Programs, 1960-2005

Events and Programs consists of assorted concert programs from performances of Rhodes’ music from, beginning with his time as a student at Duke University. Also includes documents from his visit to Duke in 1984, with programs, lecture notes, and correspondence with Robert Ward. Arranged chronologically by decade.

Concert programs, reviews, and newspaper clippings, 1960-2005
(11 folders)

Assorted performances of Phillip Rhodes' compositions

Box 7
Duke University Visit, 1984

Correspondence with Robert Ward, programs, leture notes

Box 7

4. Chamber and Solo Instrumental Works, 1961-2008 and undated

Chamber and Solo Instrumental Works comprises music Rhodes wrote for instrumental chamber ensemble or solo instrument. Some works, such as Autumn Setting and Visions of Remembrance, include one or two vocal soloists within the ensemble. Some works include correspondence, program notes, newspaper clippings, and other publicity materials related to their performance. Most of the pieces include recordings, music sketches, full scores, original manuscripts, proofs, master sheets, and when applicable, complete parts. A few of the pieces also include Rhodes’ personal copy with markings. Arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Music sketches, drafts, full score, 2006-2008
Box 8
Melville's Dozen, with Nicola Melville, pianist, 2008
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0012
Portland State performance, 1990

Correspondence, programs, notes

Box 8
Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music Commission, 1968-1970
(2 folders)

Correspondence, programs, program notes

Box 8
Music sketches, full score and complete parts, 1969
Box 13
Quartet of the University of Chicago Contemporary Chamber Players; Elsa Charleston, soprano, 1970 April 10
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0044
Correspondence, 1969-1971
Box 8
Music sketches, original manuscript copy, full score, 1968
Box 14
Paul Zukofsky, violin; Robert Sylvesterm, cello, 1999
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0070
Jenny Halfmann, violin; Joan Panetti, piano, 1966 May 10
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0036
Paul Zukofsky, violin; Gilbert Kalish, piano, 1968
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0035
Music sketches and full scores, 1965-1966
Box 34
Music sketches and full scores, 1967
Box 34
University of Illinois Summer Music Program, 1967 July
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0037
Program, notes, proofs, 1982-1985
Box 8
Music sketches, 1982
Box 30
Full revised scores, 1985

Includes Phillip Rhodes' copy with markings

Box 30
Revised full score original manuscript, 1985
Box 30
Revised 1985, 1985
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0048
Full score, 2002
Box 33
Correspondence, program notes, magazine clipping, 1997
Box 8
Memphis State Festival, 1994

Correspondence, notes, programs

Box 8
Portland Festival, 1999

Correspondence

Box 8
Winona State University New Music Festival, 1998

Correspondence, notes, programs

Box 8
Music sketches, full scores, program notes, 1994-1997
Box 33
Performance tape of synthesized string parts; includes instructions for performance, undated
Box 12
Cigar-box RL01084-DAT-0001
Music sketches, 1987
Box 34
Full score and complete parts, proofs, 1987
Box 8
Original score and master sheets, edited copy, 1987-2002

Includes program and newspaper clipping

Box 8
Correspondence, 2002-2003
Box 8
Music sketches and full score, 2002-2003
Box 8
Bakersfield, CA performance, 2000

Correspondence, program notes

Box 8
Music sketches, full score, proofs, 1973
Box 31
Carleton College, Latin-American Music Festival, 1991 April 12
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0022
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, undated
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0021
Recording by Ann Woodward, 1980-1982

Correspondence, notes, scores, publicity materials

Box 8
Music sketches, full score, master sheets, 1978
Box 35
Scores with edits, general correspondence, notes, flyer, 1978-1986 and undated
Box 8
Ann Woodward, viola, 1978
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0057
Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, 1989-1990

Correspondence, programs, flyers

Box 8
Music sketches, 1975
Box 32
Full scores with markings, 1975
Box 8
Full score with markings, undated

Includes complete parts for final movement

Box 32
Speculum Musicae, 1975 September 28
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0025
Unknown performers, 1975
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0050
Music sketches, full score, manuscript copy, 1976-1977
Box 35
Anne Mayer, piano, 1978 January 20
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0026
Unknown performers, 1977
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0052
Music sketches, undated
Box 31
Full score, correspondence, poetry drafts, 2000-2001
Box 8
Music sketches and scores, 1964-1973

Includes original full score manuscript, master sheets, revised score and parts

Box 31
Score and complete parts, 1974

Includes note from the composer

Box 8
Alabama Woodwind Quintet; University of Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0039
Suite for Five Winds music sketches and parts, 1961
Box 6
Correspondence, full scores and complete, 1962
Box 34
Duke Woodwind Quintet, with Alan Bone, 1964 April 21
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0041
Music sketches, score, program notes, 2008 and undated
Box 8
Music sketches, full scores, violin part, 2000
Box 32
Unknown performers, undated
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0063
Music sketches and full score, 1968
Box 34
Original manuscript with vellum master sheets, 1965-1966
Box 41
Unknown performers, 1966
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0059
Music sketches and full score, 2001
Box 31
Full score and complete parts, 1998
Box 8
Boston Chamber Ensemble, 1995

Correspondence, program notes, newspaper clippings

Box 8
Mexico City Festival, 1989

Correspondence

Box 8
Norfolk Performance, 1982

Correspondence, notes

Box 8
Music sketches, 1978-1979
Box 33
Full scores, 1978-1979

Includes Phillip Rhodes' personal scores for recording sessions

Box 8
Full score and complete parts, 1979
Box 32
Full score original manuscript copy, 1978-1979
Box 33
Recorded live at the United Church of Christ in Northfield, MN, 1990 September 2
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0013
Unknown performers, 1990
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0043

5. Choral and Solo Vocal Works, 1961-2001 and undated

Choral and Solo Vocal Works comprises music Rhodes wrote for choral ensemble or solo vocalist. Several choral works include a variety of ensemble accompaniments, such as percussion or wind quartet. Some choral works are written specifically for children’s ensemble with Orff instrumentation, although most are for either mixed or women’s chorus. Some works include correspondence, programs, and newspaper clippings. Most of the pieces include music sketches, drafts, choral scores, full scores, original manuscripts, and recordings. Some pieces include master sheets and proofs. Arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Music sketches, choral score, letter, 1981
Box 38
Music sketches and choral score, 1973
Box 38
Music sketches, full scores, solo organ score, program, 1994-1995
Box 39
Brunelle, Philip correspondence, 1992-1994
Box 8
I Cantori New York performance, 1995

Correspondence, programs

Box 8
Music sketches, vocal score, newspaper clipping, 1976
(2 folders)
Box 40
Choral score excerpts, 1998
Box 8
Full score, 1976
Box 40
Drafts and proofs, 1991
(2 folders)
Box 8
Composers Commissioning Program application materials, Full score, flyers, notes, 1984-1985
Box 8
Music sketches, 1984-1988 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 37
Proofs and publishing drafts, 1986-1988 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 37
Stevens Point Public Schools Honor Choirs and University of Wisconsin Percussion Ensemble, conducted by Judy Bond and Robert Rosen, 1985; 1979
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0069
Full score, original manuscript, 1972
Box 38
Unknown performers, 1972
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0054
Music sketches, 1963
Box 35
Choral score photocopy, undated
Box 9
Music sketches, choral score with markings, original manuscript copy, 1982
Box 38
Full score, manuscript copy, 1966-1967
Box 36
Music sketches and full scores, 1993

Includes alternate setting; Wedding Song, A Blessing for soprano, violin, and organ

Box 39
Music sketches, full scores, 1976
Box 36
Margaret Brand, soprano; Anne Mayer, piano, 1987 November 6
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0027
Gregg Smith Singers correspondence, 1985-1986
Box 9
Assorted correspondence and program, 1993
Box 9
Music sketches, 1986
Box 39
Final drafts with edits, 1992
Box 9
Full score manuscript copy, choral scores, incomplete proofs, 1997-1998 and undated
(2 folders)
Box 9
Collection of performances; includes Washington Singers, Oregon Repertory Singers, and Carleton Chamber Singers, undated
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0016
Excerpt publication, undated
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0046
Oregon Repertory Singers, conducted by Gilbert Seely, 1987 March
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0015
Paul Hill Chorale and Washington Singers, conducted by Paul Hill, 1987 March 21
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0014
Unknown performers, 1986
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0049
Bradley Hills correspondence, 1972
Box 9
Music sketches, full score, manuscript copy, master sheets, 1972
(2 folders)
Box 36
Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD, 1973 February 3
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0030
Carleton College Choir, conducted by William Wells, 1975 May
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0029
Unknown performers, 1972
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0053
Music sketches and full score, 1962
Box 38
Music sketches, full score, proofs with markings, 2000
Box 39
Music sketches, choral score, original manuscript, 1961-2001
Box 38
Louisville Chamber Singers, conducted by Brench Boden, 1971 February
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0032
Unknown performers, 1961
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0058
Music sketches, full score, master sheets, 1973
Box 35
Full scores, original manuscript, 1964-1966
Box 36
Lorraine Gorrell, mezzo-soprano; Janes Rhodes, piano, 1967 April 7
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0033
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; John Metz, piano, 1968
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0034
Unknown performers, 1965
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0066
Unknown performers, 1994-1995
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0044
Full scores, correspondence, notes, 1979
Box 9
Music sketches, 1979
Box 36
Bowdoin College Choir Festival, 1991

Correspondence, programs, notes

Box 9
Music sketches, full scores, proofs, 1972
Box 40

6. Operas and Oratorios, 1967-1998 and undated

Operas and Oratorios consists of a variety of materials related to Rhodes’ operatic works. Most of the pieces include music sketches, libretto drafts, revised scores, original manuscripts, piano-vocal scores, orchestral scores, and conductor’s scores. Some pieces also include recordings, as well as correspondence and other administrative documents related to production and staging. Arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Correspondence and bills, 1981-1990
(3 folders)

Includes correspondence with Robert Driver

Box 9
National Opera Association, 1986

Newsletter, programs, notes

Box 9
Programs and newspaper review, 1982-1987
Box 9
Notebooks with assorted notes, undated
Box 9
Libretto drafts and notes, undated
Box 9
Orchestra parts with markings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 9
Piano-vocal score photocopy, 1979-1980
Box 9
Chorus parts photocopies, undated
Box 9
Music sketches, undated
(5 folders)
Box 18
Scenes I-VI revised orchestral score manuscripts, 1987
(4 folders)
Box 19
Scenes III-VI orchestral scores, 1987
(2 folders)

Phillip Rhodes' copies with revisions

Box 20
Scenes I-VI conductor's scores with markings, 1987
(3 folders)
Box 20
Scenes I-II orchestral score with revisions, 1987
Box 21
Revised piano-vocal scores, 1987
(3 folders)

Includes Phillip Rhodes' copy with markings and original manuscript copy

Box 21
Carleton College, 1982 April 2
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0010
Florida State University Opera Theater, 1987 October
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0009
Unknown performers, 1980, 1987
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0062
Two-piano vocal score, full scores, music sketches, 1967

Includes manscript copy with edits and conductor's marked score

Box 13
Full score and complete parts, 1967
Box 13
Administrative documents, 1990-1992

Correspondence, memos, programs, budgets

Box 9
Indiana University performance, 1997-1998

Correspondence, programs, program notes

Box 9
Program notes and drafts, 1992
Box 9
Correspondence and notes for concert program and video-taping, 1991-1992
Box 9
Libretto drafts and notes, undated
Box 9
Two-piano vocal score, undated
Box 42
Complete libretto, Scene V fiddle part, undated
Box 42
Music sketches, undated
(3 folders)
Box 29
Orchestral score original manuscript with revisions, undated
Box 29
Orchestral score original manuscript with revisions, undated
Box 30
Carleton College Music Department and Chamber Singers, conducted by William Wells, 1991 April
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0006
Unknown performers, 1990
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0042
Unknown performers, undated
Box 12
Videotape RL01084-VHS-0001
Scenario, full libretto, biographical profiles, undated
Box 42
Music sketches and orchestral scores, 1974
Box 28
Revised orchestral score manuscript, 1971-1977
Box 28
Two scenes from proposed opera, recorded live in Louisville, KY, 1973
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0007
Program and notes, 1972
Box 42
Correspondence and notes, 1971-1972
Box 42
Bills and performance expenses, 1971-1972
Box 42
Libretto notes and drafts, undated
Box 17
Music sketches, undated
(2 folders)
Box 17
Music sketches on piano reduction by Jane Rhodes, undated
Box 17
Acts I-II orchestral score original manuscript, undated
(4 folders)
Box 14
Act III orchestral score original manuscript, undated
Box 15
Acts I-II conductor's scores, undated
(2 folders)
Box 15
Acts I-III piano-vocal score original manuscripts, undated
(3 folders)
Box 16
Acts I-II piano-vocal scores with Phillip Rhodes' notes and fingerings, undated
(2 folders)
Box 16
Louisville Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Jorge Mester, 1972 May 13
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0008
Unknown performers, 1972
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0067

7. Orchestral and Wind Ensemble Works, 1962-2001 and undated

Orchestral and Wind Ensemble Works comprises music Rhodes wrote for larger orchestral ensemble or concert band. Most of the pieces include recordings, music sketches, full scores, revised scores, original manuscripts, and conductor’s scores. Some pieces include piano reductions, master sheets, complete parts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other publicity materials. Arranged alphabetically by title of piece.

Production photographs, undated
Box 42
Music sketches, orchcestral score, 1970
Box 25
Full score manuscript copy and Jane Rhodes' piano reduction drafts, 1970
Box 42
Kentucky Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Yoav Talmi, 1970 September 10
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0020
Music sketch, 1970
Box 24
Full score and program notes, undated
Box 28
Full score, complete parts, music sketches, 1977
Box 22
Appalachian State University Exhibit, 1986-1989

Correspondence, newspaper clipping

Box 42
Recording correspondence and notes, 1981
Box 42
Music sketches, 1974
Box 27
Piano reduction score drafts, undated
Box 26
Conductor's score and proofs, 1974
Box 26
Early version: Bluegrass Festival Suite; McLain Family Band with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra (NC), undated
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0024
Early version: Bluegrass Festival Suite; McLain Family Band with the Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Jorge Mester, undated
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0023
Full scores with edits, 1983-1985 and undated

Includes correspondence, programs, program notes

Box 42
Music sketches, 1983
Box 41
Full score and revised full score, 1983-1999
Box 22
Full score original manuscript copy, undated
Box 22
Unknown performers, 1983
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0064
Duke University Commission, 1972-1974

Correspondence, program

Box 42
Duke University Wind Symphony concert, 1995

Correspondence, program

Box 42
Music sketches, 1972
Box 23
Full score, 1972-1974

Includes Phillip Rhodes' copy with markings

Box 42
Conductor's score with markings, 1972
Box 23
Uncorrected master sheets, undated
Box 23
Complete parts, undated
Box 23
Indiana University Concert Band, conducted by Ray Cramer, 1977 April 12
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0001
University of Miami Wind Ensemble, conducted by Frederick Fennell, 1978 March 23
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0002
Unknown performers, 1972
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0065
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, 1974-1975

Correspondence, notes

Box 42
Music sketches and orchestral scores, 1971
Box 24
Orchestral score original manuscript copy, 1972
Box 24
Orchestral score and complete parts, 1962
Box 25
Music sketches and orchestral score original manuscript, 1962
Box 25
Alabama Woodwind Quintet; University of Alabama Symphony Orchestra, 1964
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0039
Duke Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Alan Bone; University of Louisville Orchestra, conducted by James Livingston
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0040
Publicity materials, 1970

Newspaper clippings, reviews, program, program notes

Box 42
Music sketches, orchestral score original manuscript photocopy, 1970
Box 26
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert Shaw; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano, 1980 February 16
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0018
Louisville Orchestra, conducted by Jorge Mester; Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano, 1970 April 4
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0019
Unknown performers, 1970
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0051
Full score, 2000-2001
Box 22
Music revisions, 2000
Box 22
Unknown performers, 2001
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0061
Press book, 1974

Includes newspaper clippings, programs, biographical information

Box 42
Orchestral score original manuscripts, undated
(3 folders)

Includes: Back up and Push, Bound for Gloryland, Come on out Tonight, High Hopes, Live it up Honey, Movin' on to Higher Ground, On the Road, One Step at a Time, Silver Creek, You Sing for me

Box 28
Carleton College Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Balmuth, 1981 March 28-29
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0005
Music sketches, 1991
Box 27
Orchestral score with revisions, 1992
Box 42
Unmarked orchestral score, 1994
Box 42
Orchestral score manuscript copy with edits, undated
Box 27
Revised orchestral score master sheets, undated
Box 27
Music sketches, 1966
Box 23
Conductor's score, 1966-1967
Box 41
Full score original manuscript copy, 1966-1967
Box 41
Indiana University Concert Band, conducted by Robert Glidden, 1969 April 27, May 17
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0003
Unknown performers, undated
Box 12
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0068
Music sketches and Phillip Rhode's orchestral score with markings, undated
Box 24
Orchestral score original manuscript copy with edits, undated

Includes correspondence and program notes

Box 24
Music sketches, orchestral score, 1971
Box 41
Louisville-Jefferson County Youth Orchestra, conducted by Rubin Scher, 1972 April
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0004
National Band Association Commission, 1967-1968

Correspondence, notes

Box 42
Full score, master sheets, music sketches, 1967
Box 22
Cass Technical High School Band, conducted by Phillip Rhodes, 1970 April 11
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0004
Miami University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gary A. Speck, 1992 May 3
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0060
Carleton College, conducted by Janine Wager, 1989 May
Box 11
Audio-cd RL01084-CD-0017
 

Historical Note

Composer-in-Residence and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Carleton College where he joined the faculty in 1974. Rhodes' principal teachers have been William Klenz, Iain Hamilton, Donald Martino, and Mel Powell. Born in Forest City, 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, two Tanglewood Orchestra Prizes, two McKnight Foundation Fellowships, two Fromm Foundation Commissions (Harvard), and a Bush Foundation Fellowship for Artists. Rhodes' compositions are published by C. F. Peters, E.M.I., Theodore Presser, J Ballerbach, and Schott, and recorded on labels including CRI, Centaur Records, First Edition (Louisville), Innova, New World Records, and Vienna Modern Masters.


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Provenance

The Phillip Rhodes papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Processing Information

Initially processed by Christina Ramos, Alice Poffinberger; John Mayrose, June 2007.

Processed in full by Paul Sommerfeld, April 2017.

Encoded by Paul Sommerfeld, Meghan Lyon: April 2007

Accessions included in this collection guide: 2006-0014; 2007-0061; 2008-0185.