This month we’re featuring Chimera, a new recording out on Albany Records, performed by the Scott/Garrison Duo, and featuring music by ECS composer John David Earnest, among others.
Earnest’s pieces open and close this recording, starting with his Chimera Waltzes for flute, bass flute, clarinet, and piano, and closing with Serenade and Dance for clarinet and piano.
About the Duo
The Scott/Garrison Duo, clarinetist Shannon Scott and flutist Leonard Garrison, has performed together since 1988, with a long commitment to contemporary American music. They have been featured at many national conferences of the National Flute Association, College Music Society, and National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors. Scott is on the faculty at Washington State University and is principal clarinet of the Walla Walla Symphony and the Eastern Music Festival, while Garrison teaches at the University of Idaho, is flutist in the Northwest Wind Quintet and principal flute of the Walla Walla Symphony. In this, their third recording for Albany Records, the duo performs works by American composers.
from Albany Records
“This is an eclectic mix of contemporary repertoire, played with both technical accomplishment and total commitment. The Scott-Garrison Duo has been performing together since 1988, and has long championed American music of the 20th and 21st centuries…Overall, this is an ambitious, creative, well-performed and recorded disc…Prior recordings by this duo have been enthusiastically received in Fanfare…I am happy to join the fan club.” (Henry Fogel, Fanfare)
“…Given the fine music in a rather wide variety of styles, and the superb, well-recorded performances these pieces receive, there is something for everyone on this CD, and everything for many. Accordingly, I am compelled to grant this CD a very high recommendation.” (David DeBoor Canfield, Fanfare)