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KD 200
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Soufriere for flute & digital media - (2005) - duration 6:30. College/pro level recital work featuring electronic stereo  accompaniment soundtrack. First performance October 2006 by Sarah Schneider Busman at Society of Composers Conference at Middle Tennessee State University.   200X.mp3


KD 203
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Palindromes for flute unaccompanied - (2008) - duration 3:15  College/pro recital piece.  Short palindromic figures make up the larger palindrome from. Inspired by a 21st century politician named Palin who had once been a flute talent beauty pageant contestant.

KD 500-FO & KD 500-TCS
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(FO) City of God for flute or oboe (in C) and organ or
(TCS) City of God for clarinet or soprano saxophone (in Bb) and organ - (2007) - duration c. 3 minutes. Commissioned by Earl Turner as a worship service meditative offertory piece.  First performance November 2008. City of God by Earl Turner,  trumpet and David Harrison, organ at First Presbyterian Church, Pascagoula, Mississippi. View page pdf  
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KD 205
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Fantasizing for flute, oboe or clarinet in B-Flat. (1980, this arr. 1996) - duration 2:10. All parts provided. For the young folks starting on the easy pieces.  Pop style ballad, pretty tune, easy piano accompaniment, includes guitar chord symbols, sophisticated chord changes. Pros playing this might ask their jazz pianists to "fill it up a little."205.mp3

KD 209
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Weather Report for oboe & fixed audio (CD) (2017) duration 6:42. These five atmospheric vignettes flow unbroken from one to the next with the weather forecaster's voice occasionally audible as the work progresses. See the 209X.pdf excerpt for program notes.

KD 201     KD 201-1
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Dark River for English horn & digital media (KD 201) or
Dark River for Alto Saxophone & digital media (KD 201-1) - (2005) - duration 4:40. College/pro level recital work. "...and then I came upon the dark river, murky, mysterious, melancholic mist suspended over the surface like ancient spirits of a lost tribe sighing, singing,  and screeching from the dark river" View pages pdf.

KD 208
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Twitter Rhapsody for clarinet & fixed audio (CD) - (2015) - dur 8:06. Experimental work utilizing quotation and recorded narration. Clarinet range E3-A6. Score 24 pages. First performance Feb 2016 at Society of Composers concert at Friends University, Wichita, Kansas by Sarunas Jankauskas who also featured this work at the International ClarinetFest 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Watch Dr. Jankauskas on the YouTube video at the Southeastern Composers League Festival 208X.mp3


KD 210
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Nocturnes for bassoon or bass clarinet or tenor saxophone  unaccompanied - 2017 - dur c. 6:30. Subtitles: August 2017 (3:00) and September 2017 (3:12). Mid-range and gentle. Suitable for undergrads.210X.mp3

KD 504
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Read Tenor Clef Now - 15 etudes for bassoon - (2012) 16 pages - Good for late high school, early college. Takes student through a few notes and accidentals to memorize at a time. One etude in each key. 504X.pdf


KD 206
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Fantasia Op. 21 - Clarinet Quartet or Choir by John Ward, transcribed by Ken Davies -  duration c. 3:45. An English early baroque piece.  Originally for viols. No dynamics given. Long but well-paced. 206X.mp3

KD 207
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Compare And Contrast - duo clarinet & bassoon  by Ken Davies (2014) dur. c. 6:15. The whimsical title evokes one of the education world’s best known devices for test writing.  However, this piece is not a test, but rather an acknowledgement of two woodwinds of distinctively different timbre and character.  

KD 202
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Veiled Places for Woodwind Quintet [fl, ob, cl, hn, bn] -  (2006) - dur 11min. College/pro level work. Three movements: 1) Empyrean Escarpments, 2) Anasazi Apparitions, 3) Land of Cragged Spires.  First performance March 2007 by the Neopolitan Wind Quintet at the Southeastern Composers' League Forum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 

KD 204
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Dark Side of Venus for Saxophone Quartet (sop. alt. ten. bari.) -  (2014) - duration c. 7:05. Dark side of Venus, the planet? Or dark side of Venus, the goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility and prosperity?204X.mp3



KD 509
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Distant Voices for duo flute & tuba (or bass trombone) by (2015) - three movements duration c. 7 minutes. Composed for tubist Joe Alexander and his flutist wife Mary. 509X.mp3

KD 507
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Around 3 A.M. for alto saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, piano - (2014) - dur 8:10.  Winner of Quiet City Chamber Ensemble (QCCE) call for scores.  Premiered by them at Rutgers University in December 2014. Popular at festivals by Society of Composers, Wisconsin Alliance of Composers, Music On The Bayou, and others.
See YouTube Video by the QCCE.


KD 502
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Atlanta Variations - for oboe, vln, vla, vc, piano by Ken Davies (2009) duration c. 4:12. Written as a contest piece where the form (theme and variation) was specified though the variations freely take on their own forms.  502X.mp3


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