photo by Sam Renshaw
James Scott Balentine
Composer - Performer - Music Educator
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 (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 - (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 (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.
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)