John David Earnest

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Selected Recordings


" Who Is That Fat Child?" (1976)
on the CD " Carol of the Angels", performed at the White House, Washington, DC, December 18, 2015 by Choral Arts Northwest, Robert Bode, conductor

Released in 2016, a Pure Sound recording
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"Chimera Waltzes" (2016)
for flute (bass flute), clarinet, and piano
Leonard Garrison, flute, bass flute
Shannon Scott, clarinet, 
Melissa Loehnig, piano

"Serenade and Dance" (2013)
for clarinet and piano
Shannon Scott, clarinet 
Melissa Loehnig, piano 

Released in 2016 on Albany Records

"The Blue Estuaries(1986-89)
"Winter Dances" (1991)
"Trois Morceaux" (1977)
on the CD "John David Earnest: World Premiere Recordings"
performed by Judith Kellock, soprano; Ensemble X;
Sebastian Gottschick, conductor;
and Mariam Adam, clarinet; Peter Sanders, cello; Evelyn Ulex, piano; Hrabba Atladottir, violin
2008 release, Koch International Classics, KIC-CD-7555
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"The First Day(2006)
on the CD "First Day"
performed by the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Linda Mack, conductor
2008 release, Clarion Records, CLR933CD
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"Chasing the Sun" (Scherzo for Orchestra) (1987)
on the CD "MMC Orchestral Miniatures, Vol. 2"
performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerzy Swoboda, conductor
1997 release, MMC Recordings, MMC2024
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"Aria and Chorale" for violin and piano (2004)
on the CD "Dona Lee Croft: Violin Music of the 20th Century"
Dona Lee Croft, violin
Andrew Robinson, piano
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"In Dreams" for mixed chorus
on the CD "Mornings Like This"
Choral Arts, Robert Bode, conductor
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