Ralph Kendrick
Composer
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A sampling of Chamber Music, Choral Music, Solo Music, and Orchestra Music excerpts can be found below.  To review a complete listing of works and to preview scores, please access the catalogue page.   To hear a work in its entirety or for additional musical excerpts please contact Ralph.


Chamber Music: Rabble Rouser


A ten minute duet for violin and piano. Get strapped in and hang on for dear life, the opening movement 'Shreddin'' really cooks!

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Choral Music: Whispers Through the Cold       (NEW ADDITION!)


What must it feel like when you're close to death and are searching for God desperately in vain?  Whispers Through the Cold, an eight minute work for women's choir and oboe, examines the sense of desolation one must feel during these times.

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Solo Music: in Dust and Ashes...  


This eight minute work for solo percussion portrays the story of Job, who remained faithful to God in the most dire of circumstances.  Musically, it progresses from the stately to the chaotic to the serene.

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Orchestra Music: Rough Hewn and Silky Smooth


This nine minute string orchestra work explores the idea of opposites within the same object - like a rock partially smoothened by the water.  Musically, it's a bit like Stevie Wonder meets Ralph Vaughan Williams.  

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Solo Music: Three Turns of the Wind


This six minute solo clarinet work depicts various facets of the wind, including swirling leaves, summer breezes, and ferocious storms.  

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Chamber Music: Tinged with Afterglow   

These four songs transverse the gamut of human experience - from springtime reveries to nighttime fears. Tinged with Afterglow was written for male voice and piano, and is roughly 13 minutes in length.  

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Chamber Music: Fricas, Fracas, Frucas

An eleven minute trio for flute (alto flute), percussion, and violoncello. Five short movements of twists and turns - including two of my personal favorites 'Froggie's Samba' and 'Chicanery'.

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Solo Music: Ooghedy Booghedy

A seven minute work for solo bassoon, Ooghedy Booghedy strives to answer that age old question, "Can the bassoon sound hip?"  After listening to the excerpt below, I hope the answer will be a resounding "yes!".  

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Choral Music:  Psalm 66     (NEW ADDITION!)

Psalm 66 is a fast-paced and inspirational three-minute anthem for church choir and organ.  Hey, what else would you expect from a text that begins, "Shout joyfully to God all on earth..."?

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