List of Works

Theatrical Works

Operator (2014)
Two-act musical
Book, music & lyrics by Eva Kendrick
Premiere: May 1-3, First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield, MA. (2015)
***Recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, 2014.

Wish You Were Here (2017), 10 minutes
for soprano, baritone
Music by Eva Kendrick, libretto adapted from a play by the same name by Claudia Haas.
Premiere: Opera Bites Concert, presented by Boston Opera Collaborative & Longy School of Music
11/17: Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA.
Commissioned by Boston Opera Collaborative.

American Flag (2016), 10 minutes
for mezzo-soprano, tenor
Music by Eva Kendrick, libretto adapted from a play by the same name by Sylvia Reed
Premiere: Opera Bites Concert presented by Boston Opera Collaborative & Longy School of Music
11/16 Pickman Hall, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA.
Commissioned by Longy School of Music
***Semi-Finalist, The American Prize, Opera/Theatre/Film Division, 2016.

The Break-Up (2014) 18 minutes
for mezzo-soprano, bass-baritone and piano
Music and Libretto by Eva Kendrick
Premiere: First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield, MA (2015).
02/15 Contemporary Theatre Company Springboard Season, Wakefield, RI.
02/15 RI NATS Song Festival, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI.
03/16 Gateway Opera, St. Louis, MO. 
Commissioned by Bass-Baritone William O'Neill.
***Recipient of an Honorable Mention, The American Prize, Opera/Theater/Film Division, 2015.


Le Bistro Cafe (2003) 1 hour, 45 minutes
2-act jazz-influenced musical comedy for 13 singers, jazz quartet.
Book, music, lyrics by Eva Kendrick.
Songs: Overture, Job Blues (soprano, tenor) , Le Bistro Cafe, Personal Ads, She, Dinner for One, Happy Hour, The Moon Is Too Bright, Last Chance for Love, The Specials, I Thought I Knew You, I Fell for You, Autumntime, I Love You, A Person Like You (Finale)
Premiere: Willow Theatre Company at the Whitmore-Lindley Theatre, North Hollywood, CA.(2003)
06/04 *Boston Birth of a Musical Festival, Boston, MA.
08/04 *Summer Shorts Festival, Waltham, MA.
09/13 East Coast Premiere, Medfield, MA.
(* denotes excerpts)
*** Recipient of a Subito Grant from the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Composers Forum, 2003.

Emily (2001) 60 minutes
One-act chamber opera for 9 singers, piano.
Libretto by Eva Kendrick, poems by Emily Dickinson.
Songs: Prelude, Of Bronze or Blaze, If You Were Coming in the Fall, Call to Prayer, New England Madrigal, I Envy Seas Whereon He Rides, Sextet, Grace, They Shut Me Up in Prose, Mabel Loomis Todd, Susan and Emily's Duet, My Brush Falls Short, If You Were Coming in the Fall
Premiere: Pasadena Balcony Theatre, Pasadena, CA. (2001)
06/02 Ebell of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.
07/02 Mary K. Hail Music Mansion, Providence, RI.
07/04 Longfellow National Park Concert Sereis, Cambridge, MA.
05/12 * Music Sunday Service, Medfield, MA.
09/12 First Parish Medfield, MA.
05/13* Music Sunday Service, Medfield, MA.
05/14 Midwestern Premiere, Thompson Street Opera Company, Louisville, KY.
01/15* William O'Neill in Concert, Medfield, MA.
04/15 University of Arizona Opera Workshop, Tucson, AZ.
Selections available for purchase. 

Large Ensemble Works

Against the Grain (2009) 9"
wind ensemble with string trio.
Commissioned by Dinosaur Annex for the Young Composers Festival of 2009.
Premiere: Young Composers Festival, Allen Hall, Boston, MA (2009).
*** Recipient of an Honorable Mention in the International Alliance for Women in Music New Music Competition 2010 in the Judith Lang Zaimont Prize category.
Score available for purchase.

A Child Said, What Is the Grass
(2008) 9"
for chamber orchestra, children's chorus, adult chorus, soprano solo. 
Poem by Walt Whitman.
Commissioned by the Community Music Center of Boston.
Premiere: Quarter Note: A David Lapin Celebration, Boston, MA. (2008)
06/11 Community Music Center of Boston Spring Concert, Boston, MA.
Score available for purchase.

Country Fields (2006) 5"
Written for the Providence Mandolin Orchestra.
Premiere: Arts in the Village Concert Series, Rehoboth, MA.
08/06 Waterfire Providence and concerts during 2006-2007 season.
Score available for purchase.

Vocal Works and Song Cycles

The Journey (2016)
Song for soprano, Baroque Violin, Baroque Cello, Harpischord.
Commissioned by the Community Music Center of Boston.
Premiere: Cyclorama, Boston, MA (2017)

Life Doesn't Frighten Me at All (2014)
Four-movement song cycle for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Piano.
Poems by Maya Angelous
1. Lord, In My Heart 2. Alone 3. Poor Girl 4. Life Doesn't Frighten Me At All
Premiere: John Kleshinski Faculty Concert Series, Boston, MA (2014).
10/15 Tavern of Fine Arts, St. Louis, MO.

3 little songs (2013)
Three-movement song cycle for Soprano, Piano. 
Poems by e.e. cummings
I. 2 little whos 2. little tree 3. buy me an ounce and i'll sell you a pound
Premiere: John Kleshinski Faculty Concert Series, Boston, MA (2013).

From Thought to Page (2012) 10.5"
Four-movement song cycle for Soprano, piano.
Poems by Elizabeth Bishop.
I. In the Middle of the Road II. The Wave III. IV. IV. For C.W.B.
Premiere: John Kleshinski Faculty Concert Series, Boston, MA (2012).
03/14* First Parish Medfield Music Sunday Service, Medfield, MA.
02/15 Advent Library Concert Series, Boston, MA.

Disir (2008, 2010) 18"
SSA, folk harp, cello, improvised percussion.
Poems from the Norse Poetic Edda.
I. "Yggdrasil" II. "Meyjar Margs" III. "Gullveigu"
Premiere: John Kleshenski Faculty Concert Series, Boston, MA (2008).
11/08 White Electric, Providence, RI.
12/08 Jitters Club, Southington, CT.
1/09 Private Event, Providence, RI.
3/09 SWAN Day Composers Festival, Boston, MA.
01/10 Longy Alumni Voices Concert Series, Cambridge, MA.
11/10 "The Latest Score" radio program, WOMR.org, Cape Cod, MA.
01/11 Alive By Her Own Hand: Women Composers as Performers of Their Work: A Fest-Conference, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Score available for purchase.

The Forgeries of Jealousy (2009) 5'
soprano, marimba, harp
Text by William Shakespeare.
Commissioned by the American Shakespeare Company, Los Angeles, CA.
Score available for purchase.

Songs of Anxiety (2008) 6"

4-movement song cycle for child soprano and xylophone.
I. "elephantsorry" II. "Irrational Fears" III. "Unconditionally" IV. "Bedtime"
Poems by Eva Kendrick.
Premiere: John Kleshinski Faculty Concert Series, Boston, MA. (2008)
02/15 Advent Library Concert Series, Boston, MA.
Score available for purchase.

Bee-Smoking (2008) 5.5"
mezzo-soprano, marimba, cello.
Commissioned by Miranda Loud and Rialto Arts: Where Nature Takes Center Stage
Premiere: Buccaneers of Buzz, Celebrating the Honeybee, Lincoln, MA (2008).
11/08 John Kleshinski Faculty Concert Series, Boston, MA.
Score available for purchase.

Debit Dude (2008) 8"
Three-movement song cycle for bass-baritone, vioiln, cello, piano. 
I. "Resume Love" II. "Debit Dude" III. "Red-Headed Pox"
Poems by Paul Turner.
Commissioned by bass-baritone William O'Neill.
Premiere: San Francisco Conservatory Recital, San Francisco, CA. (2008)
02/15 William O'Neill in Concert, Medfield, MA.

Shining (2005) 28"
Seven-movement song cycle for multiple female singers (minimum of one soprano, one mezzo-soprano), flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion. Alternate scoring for soprano and piano.
I. "Shining" II. "Greenish" III. "The Insult Sonnet" IV. "The Way It Is" V. "Now" VI. "I Want To Tell You" VII. "Swimmer In the Spreading Dawn"
Poems by Kathleen Spivack.
Premiere: Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA (2005).
08/05 St. Martin's Church, Providence, RI.
08/05 Herring Run Arts Fest, Middleborough, MA.
09/05 Longy School of Music SeptemberFEST Concert Series, Cambridge, MA.
04/08 John Kleshinski Concert Series, Allen Hall, Boston, MA.

"Mother, I Cannot Mind My Wheel" (2004) 2"
Soprano, piano.
Premiere: Longy School of Music Composers Concert (2004).

"There's a Path that Leads to Nowhere" (2001) 3"
Treble, piano.
Poem by Corrine Roosevelt Robinson.
Premiere: Pasadena Balcony Theatre (2001).

In My Craft or Sullen Art (2000, 2001) 8"
I. "In My Craft or Sullen Art" II. "Now" III. "Sometimes the Sky's Too Bright"
3 movement-song cycle for tenor, piano. 
Poems by Dylan Thomas.
Premiere: Marsh Chapel Recital, Provdience, RI (2001).
11/01 Pasadena Balcony Theatre, Pasadena, CA.

Evening Prayer (1996)
Tenor, soprano, bass soloists, children's choir, flute, cello, piano.
Reading, 1997.

Choral Works

My Kingdom (2017) 4"
SSAA
Music by Eva Kendrick, Poem by Louisa May Alcott
Commissioned by Ensemble Lyrae.
Premiere: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, MA, 03/24/2017.
03/25: Shirley Meeting House, Shirley, MA.

"The Question" (2017), 4"
SATB, Piano
Music by Eva Kendrick, poem by Thea Iberall.
Commissioned by First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Medfield.
Premiere: First Parish Medfield, MA. 4/23/2017.

"Sing Out Now and Celebrate" (2014) 3.5"
SATB, Piano.
Music and Lyrics by Eva Kendrick.
Commissioned by First Parish Unitarian-Universalist of Medfield.
Premiere: First Parish Medfield, MA, 03/30/2014.

"May You Find Peace" (2014) 3.5"
SATB, Piano.
Music and Lyrics by Eva Kendrick.
Premiere: Unitarian-Universalist Musicians Conference
First Parish Unitarian San Diego, CA, 07/2014

"Benediction" (2014) 2"
Voice, Piano.
Music and Lyrics by Eva Kendrick.
Premiere: First Parish Medfield, MA, 06/08/2014.

"Those Lips that Love's Own Hand Did Make" (2013) 3.5"
SATB, piano.
Poem: Sonnet 145 by William Shakespeare.
Commissioned by the Milford Chamber Choir
Premiere: Milford High School Davoren Auditorium, Milford, MA, 03/06/2013.
04/13 Vanier College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Score available for purchase.

"When the Boy Met Noelle" (2012) 5"
SATB, Piano.
Poem by John Kornet.
Premiere: Christmas Eve Service, Medfield, MA 12/24/2012.
Score available for purchase.

"The World We See" (2012) 3.5"
SATB, Piano. Lyrics by Eva Kendrick.
Premiere: Countryside Church Unitarian-Universalist, Palatine, IL, 11/18/2012.
11/12 Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Medfield, MA.
11/12 United Church of Christ Church, Medfield, MA.
Score available for purchase.

"Be On Your Own Side" (2012) 4.5"
2-part treble voices or solo with piano. Lyrics by Eva Kendrick.
Premiere: Coming of Age Service, First Parish, Medfield, MA 06/03/12.
07/12 UUMN Conference, Tulsa, OK.
08/12 First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, HI.

"Morning, So Fair to See" (2012) 3"
SATB, piano. Congregational setting. Lyrics by Vincent Silliman.
Premiere: Music Sunday, First Parish, Medfield, MA 5/13/2012.

"Morning, So Fair to See" (2012) 2.5"
Children's choir, 2-part, piano. Lyrics by Vincent Silliman.

Hymns for People (2010, 2011)
SATB choral series with piano accompaniment.
"When I First Came In," Lyrics by Eva Kendrick (SATB & piano)
Premiere: First Parish Medfield, Medfield, MA 11/21/2010
03/11 Canvass Sunday Service
09/11 Welcoming Service
04/12 Coming of Age Service
07/12 UUMN Conference, Tulsa, OK.
11/12 Countryside Church Unitarian-Universalist, Palatine, IL.
"Holly King," Lyrics by Eva Kendrick (SATB & piano)
Premiere: First Parish Medfield, Medfield, MA 12/19/2010
"Sharing Carol," Lyrics by John Kornet (SATB, chimes choir & piano)
Premiere: First Parish Medfield, Medfield, MA 12/24/2010
"Peace at the Center," Lyrics by Eva Kendrick (SATB & piano)
Premiere: Music Sunday Service, First Parish Medfield, Medfield, MA 02/20/2011
"Awake, Arise," Lyrics by Eva Kendrick (SATB & Piano)
Premiere: First Parish Medfield, MA. 04/24/2011.
03/13 Unitarian-Universalist of Cumberland Valley, PA.
03/13 First Parish Medfield, MA.
07/13 UUNM Conference, Dallas, TX.
Score available for purchase.

To D.R. in Holloway (2009) 3.18"
SSAA
Poem by Laura Grey.
Commissioned by Anthology, a cappella quartet.
Premiere: First Parish Cambridge, (2009).
03/09 Christ Church, Andover, MA.
04/09 St. James Church, Fairmont, CT
04/09 First Church, Cohassett, MA.
09/11 International Alliance of Women in Music Congress, 2011, Flagstaff, AZ.
Score available for purchase.

The Woman in the Garden (2008) 6"
A cappella choral cycle for SSAA. In progress.
Poems include: "Eve's Advice To Her Daughter Norea at Play" and "Eve's Advice to Her Granddaughters"
Poems by Laurie Robertson-Lorant.
Premiere: SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) RI (2008).
05/08 Anthology in Concert, Cambridge, MA.

Famous (2007) 7"
for mixed adult chorus (SAB), children's chorus and string quartet. Alternate scoring for mixed adult chorus, children's chorus and piano accompaniment.
Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Commissioned by First Parish Needham Choir.
Premiere: Voices of the Spirit, Voices of New England Concert, First Parish Needham, Needham, MA (2007).
05/07 Grace Church, Newton, MA.
03/12 First Parish Needham, MA
04/12 First Parish Needham, MA

Sleep Now (Soon You'll Hear the Christmas Bells) (2005) 4"
Children's chorus, cello.
Poem by Algernon D'Ammassa.
Completed 2005.

Three Whimsical Holiday Songs (2000) 6"
Three songs for children's chorus, piano, tambourine, recorder.
Lyrics by Eva Kendrick.
1. Have You Seen My Friend, Mr. Snowman? 2. It Will Be a Silent Night...If I Get My Pudding 3. A Cloudy Christmas Eve
Premiere: St. Mel's Children's Chorus, Woodland Hills, CA (2000)
12/00 Westwood Singers, Westwood, MA.
12/06 First Parish Medfield, Medfield, MA.
Score available for purchase.

The Unthinking Poet (1996) 1"
SSA.
Poem by Eva Kendrick.
Premiere: Rhode Island College Touring Vocal Ensemble (1996)
12/06 First Night Providence.
Score available for purchase.

Invictus (1996) 4"
SATB.
Poem by William Ernest Henley.
Premiere: Rhode Island College Touring Vocal Ensemble (1996).

Tell Me Smiling Child (1995) 3"
SSA.
Poem by Emily Bronte.
Premiere: First Night Providence (1995).

New England Madrigal (2001) 4"
SATB, piano.
Premiere: New Century Voices Concert, Roxbury, MA (2004).
6/05 Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston, MA.
05/13 First Parish Medfield, MA.

Chamber Works

Juntos (2013) 13"
Four-Movement chamber work for Flute, Bassoon, VIola
I. La Introduccion II. Seguir III. Simetria IV. Dirigir
Commissioned by Anon Ensemble.
Premiere: University of North Georgia—Gainesville, GA (2013).
05/13 Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, Highlands, NC.
06/13 Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Hayesville, NC.
06/13 Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Shelby, NC.
07/11 Atlanta Chamber Music Festival, Sandy Springs, GA.
09/13 Mercer University Concert, Macon, GA.
04/15 International Alliance of Women in Music Congress.
05/16 Albany Museum of Art, Albany, GA.
***Semi-Finalist, The American Prize, Chamber Music Division (Professional), 2015. 
*** Winner of the Judith Lang Zaimont Prize, International Alliance of Women in Music New Music Search Competition, 2014.

Cecily's Waltz (2013) 1"
Bb clarinet, cello, piano.

Through the Sieve (2011) 5"
Bb Clarinet, viola, piano.
Commissioned by the Animus Ensemble.
Premiere: Music for the Forest: A Multimedia collaboration by Animus Ensemble and Prehensile Productions, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA (2012).
07/12 New School of Music, Cambridge, MA.

Medfield Mornings (2010) 5"
Solo piano.
Premiere: First Parish Medfield Music Sunday Service (2010).

...But Not Heard (2009) 10"
Prepared folk harp and cello.
Commissioned by the New Gallery Concert Series.
Premiere: New Gallery Concert Series Concert (2009).

9 Years, 2 Miles (2006) 5"
flute and piano.
Commissioned by Jessica Sherer, flutist.
Premiere: Recital, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA (2006)
02/07 Faculty Concert Series, Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA.
12/07 John Kleshenski Faculty Concert Series, Boston, MA.
09/12 Illinois State University Student Recital, Normal, IL.
Score available for purchase.

Cinderella and the Step-Family (2005) 5"
for 3 cellos and clarinet.
Commissioned by the Quincy Quartet.
Premiere: The Growing Center, Boston, MA (2005)
08/05 Zeitgeist Gallery, Boston, MA
09/05 Back Pages Books, Boston, MA

Cricket-Grasshopper (2005) 9"
Three-movement trio for flute, violin, piano.
Commissioned by Second Star to the Right piano trio.
Premiere: Longy School of Music Composer Series (2005).
06/05 Recital, Longy School of Music.

Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Viola (2004) 7"
Two-movement chamber piece.
Winding Road II. Blue Dawn
Premiere: Longy School of Music Composer Concert Series, (2004).
06/04 Zeitgeist Gallery Concert, Boston, MA.
07/05 Pickman Hall, Cambridge, MA.
09/05 St. Martin's Church, Providence, RI.
04/16 Southside Cultural Center, Providence, RI.
05/16 Aurora, Providence, RI.
*** Recipient of an Honorable Mention by the International Alliance of Women in Music New Music Search 2011 in the Judith Lang Zaimont Prize category.
Score available for purchase.

Film Music

Yellow Jacket (2010)
Featured song: "Last Chance for Love" 
Written by Eva Kendrick, performed by Anne's Cordial.
Short independent film.
Directed by Chris Nash.
Premiere: Madcap Theatre, Tempe, Arizona, 10/2010
*** Awards: Best Drama, Best Actor, Campus Moviefest, 2010.

To a Man (2009)
Documentary film score, keyboards.
Directed by Mikhael Atone.
Funded by a COHASI Grant.
Work in Progress Premiere: College of Staten Island, NY (2008).
Additional Screenings: Lumen Fest 2010, Cargo Cafe, Martini Red, College of Staten Island, Show Gallery.

The Vigil (2006)
Short film.
Electroacoustic soundtrack incorporating cellos, flute, keyboard, voice.
Directed by Mikhael Antone.

Realizing Glen (2005)
Short film. Soundtrack for violin, flute, piano, guitar, voice.
Directed by Barb Siedl.
*** Award: Best Sci-Fi Film, National Film Challenge.

Electroacoustic Music

Now Is Then (2005) 3"
MAX/MSP piece utlizing voice.
Premiere: Longy School of Music Composers Concert (2005).
05/05 Longy School of Music Electroacoustic Music Concert, Boston, MA.

Solitaire (2004) 4"
a piece with soprano and deck of cards as sound sources. Cubase.
Premiere: Longy School of Music Electroacoustic Music Concert (2004)
06/05 Zeitgeist Gallery Concert, Boston, MA.
01/05 Emanation Project, Providence, RI.

Other Projects

Miscellaneous improvised music for Water(wars), an installation art piece performed at the Magdalena Project (USA), Providence, RI. 30"