photo by Sam Renshaw
James Scott Balentine
Composer - Performer - Music Educator
Wild Exotic Dances (Albany Records) - includes Nine Wild Exotic Dances; March, Strathspey and Reel; The Charlie Effect; In a Bright Room;Robert Walzel, clarinet and bass clarinet; Steven Glaser, piano; Scott Walzel, bassoon; and The Texas Clarinet Consort Release date February 4, 2015. Listen at Albany Records.
Cross Connection (Navona Records) - includes Dùn Èideann Blogh - double concerto for clarinet, bassoon and orchestra. Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronsky, conductor; Robert Walzel, clarinet and Eric Stomberg, bassoon. Release date March 26, 2013. Listen to sneak peek at PARMA Blog
River of Words David Asbury, guitar, Bruce Cain, baritone voice. (Clear Note Recordings 74602) - includes What Water Says, text by Aidan Abney. Release date July, 2014. Listen to excerpt
Klassics 4 Kids (Cactus Pear Music Festival) - includes The Three Billy Goats Gruff - A Tale for Narrator and String Quintet. Listen to excerpt
Red Poppy and the Yellow Rose (Conservatory Aan Zee) - includes Festive Celebration; Red Poppy and the Yellow Rose (clarinet ensemble); Full Frontal Lobes; Piano Sonata No. 2 (mvt II); In a Bright Room; Serenata (mvt II and IV); Les Quatres Coins (mvt II and IV); Liberty Bar; The Tempest Songs; The Three Billy Goats Gruff; The Present; A Child's Lullaby; Nice 'tis, As Is.'
Live from the first Five (Cactus Pear Music Festival) - includes Ride On, King Jesus from Five Spirituals - for baritone voice and cello. Timothy Jones, baritone.
Available through Cactus Pear Music Festival.
Remembering Friends -chamber music of james scott balentine - includes The Tempest Songs (Linda Poetschke, soprano); Nine Wild Exotic Dances (Robert Walzel, clar. and Steven Glaser, piano); A Trilogy for Friends (Kasandra Keeling, piano); Piano Sonata No. 1 (Steven H. Smith, piano)