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James Scott Balentine
Composer - Performer - Music Educator
Porgy and Bess
Love Comes in At The Eye Albany Records Troy 1734
Including works by Kevin Puts, Ned Rorem and James Scott Balentine
- includes works by Kevin Puts - Aria, Air, Rounds for Robin, In at the Eye
Ned Rorem - Santa Fe Songs; and James Scott Balentine - Five Spirituals

Performed by Timothy Jones, baritone; Beth Rapier, cello; Stephanie Sant'Ambrogio, violin; Jeffrey Sykes, piano; Stephanie Jutt, Flute; Anthony Ross, cello; Carol Cook, viola
Available at Amazon.com and Albany Records
Porgy and Bess
Porgy & Bess Rendered by Daniel Kobialka (Lisem Records)
Arrangements by James Scott Balentine; Daniel Kobialka, solo violin
- includes Jasbo Brown Blues; Summertime; A Woman is a Sometime Thing; My Man's Gone Now; It Take a Long Pull to Get There; I Got Plenty o'Nuttin'; Bess You is My Woman Now; It Ain't Necessarily So; What You Want Wid Bess; Doctor Jesus; I Loves You Porgy; There's a Boat That's Leaving for New York; Red Headed Woman; Bess O Where's My Bess; Lawd I'm On My Way
Listen at Amazon.com
Wild Exotic Dances
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
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
River of Words - (Clear Note Recordings 74602)
David Asbury, guitar, Bruce Cain, baritone voice. - includes What Water Says, text by Aidan Abney. Release date July, 2014. Listen to excerpt
Klassics 4 Kids
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
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 Five
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
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)