Duane Frybarger:Classical Orchestral Works

A Road Less Traveled:Classical Instrumental

"A Road Less Traveled" represented a new pathway on my artistic journey. This album is straightforward and elegant in its simplicity. Most pieces start with just a piano, and then one by one, a clarinet or maybe a flute, will come in to join the piano. As each piece evolves, the melody is passed back and forth between instruments and develops into a work that seems somehow inevitable. A quiet string section is the usual backdrop to these musical paintings. Here are a few selected tracks for your listening pleasure.

1. "Passages" - I was fortunate to have this piece on the playlist of Al Santos' Smooth Jazz Sunday Brunch on WJZW in Washington, DC for over 18 months! Al was very supportive of my work and he, along with many other fine radio djs and program directors, were a blessing and a help to me in getting my music out to the world.

2. "In the Night" - This piece is a bit more contemporary in feel and mood but still very quiet and meditative. It appeared in the number one spot on MP3.com's Film Music category in 2001.

3. Shadows" - This work has a more contemporary feel to it, even a sense of mystery or urgency. This album was the number one album on KKUP's Mystic Music progam in Cupertino, CA in 2002.

Pine stem under crossed polars

Pine stem at 200x under crossed polarized light