Recordings & Publications listed chronologically








Recordings | (* recordings exclusively featuring DeMars works)



Piano Music of James DeMars, Summit Recordings |*2005. Caio Pagano performs my Piano Concerto with the Czech National Orchestra, Quartet for Piano & Strings, Dedicaçe for cello & piano and Tapestry II for solo piano.


New Music of the Southwest, 2004 |(non-commercial) Catalina Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Enrique Lasansky. This compact disc includes my Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra performed by Linda Doughty.

ASU School of Music Recordings, 2003 |(non-commercial): my elegy, Dedicaçe is performed by Thomas Lanschoot, cello, and Caio Pagano, piano.


Voices Across the Canyon, Canyon Records | 2001. My concerto for Native American Pow-wow drum ensemble and  orchestra is coupled with a variety of Canyon Record artists on this re-release of material from Two World Concerto.


Native American Stories in Classical Flute Music | 2000. Flautist, Laurel Zucker performs my composition, Colors Fall. Available through Carolyn Nussbaum Music Company.


An American Requiem | 1998  Art Renaissance Foundation. Choeur Roland de Lassus de Paris, Ensemble Polyphonic de Versailles and Ensemble Polyphonique de Picardie, organist David Noel-Hudson. Recorded live at Cathedral de Saint-Eustache, Paris, conducted by the composer.



Two World Concerto | *1997. Canyon Records; my works “Two World Concerto”, “Far From the Water,” and “Native Drumming” are performed by the Black Lodge Singers and Navaho flutist R. Carlos Nakai accompanied by the Canyon Symphony Orchestra; conducted by the composer.



An American Requiem | *1996 Bonneville Worldwide Entertainment. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performing my requiem mass live at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.; conducted by the composer.


An American Requiem | *1994 Qualiton Records. The ASU choirs and members of the Phoenix Symphony performing my requiem mass live at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, AZ; conducted by the composer.


Native Tapestry | *1993 Canyon Records. Navaho flutist R. Carlos Nakai performs my works Crow wing, Lake That Speaks and Spirit Call with the Tos ensemble and Two World Symphony with members of the Phoenix Symphony; I perform as pianist and conduct the chamber orchestra.



Spirit Horses. Canyon Records. Navajo flutist R. Carlos Nakai performs my works Premonitions of Christopher Columbus, Tapestry V, and Colors Fall with the Tos ensemble and Spirit Horses with a contracted string orchestra; I perform as pianist and conduct the orchestra.


An American Patchwork | 1998  Michael Hester performs “The Seventh Healing Song.”

Sonata | 1997  Art Renaissance Foundation. My “Sonata” for two pianos is performed by Chantal de Salaberry and Walter Cosand; funded by the Belgian government.

Le Plus Beau Requiem Du Monde | 1997  EROL. The “Rex tremendae” from An American Requiem is included in this collage of Requiem movements conducted by Jean Pierre Loré , in performance at the Paris Palais du Sport. 

Daniel in the Lion's Den | 1994  Summit Records. Daniel Perantoni performing my work, Tapestry III  for tuba and digital synthesizers.

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) | 1992  Joseph Wytko. ACA Digital. Joseph Wytko performing the work arranged for saxophone and tape.

Desert Songs/Metropolis | 1985  Orion Records. Glenn Hackbarth and I share this recording in which six of my songs, featuring poetry by R. Murray Schaeffer, Pedro Pietri, Faye Ran and Aaron Miller.  Performed by the Tos ensemble; I perform as pianist.

Duplex | 1983  Time Ghost Records. Two of my ensemble works This (a contracrostipunctus) and Music for Kleist (a collaboration) are performed by the Zeitgeist Ensemble; I perform as pianist.

Zeitgeist | 1981  Bowers, DeMars and Stockhausen. Sound Environment Records; My chamber work, Premonitions of Christopher Columbus, is performed by the ensemble; I perform as pianist for all of the works.

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Publications | Proulx Publishing Company | 1986-2005 (ASCAP affiliate) retains the copyrights on all works other than those listed below.


The River People | 2003  This DVD documentary Tohono O’odham people uses three of my compositions for Native American Flute.

The Seventh Healing Song of John Joseph (Blue) | 2002  is now published by Smooth Stone Publications.

Tapestry V | 1998 (a citation and recording) was selected by the editors of the Ferris Music Appreciation text.

Music: The Art of Listening (Brown & Benchmark, 4th ed.) to demonstrate intercultural trends in modern music; this text is used by over 350 colleges and universities throughout the U.S.

Tapestry III for Euphonium, a solo with tape | 1998  Published by Tuba and Euphonium Press Inc.

The Art of the Native American Flute | with R. Carlos Nakai, 1996  Along with supplementary materials provided by ehtno-musicologist, David McAllister and Ken Light, published by Canyon Records Inc.

An American Requiem | 1995  Published by Art Renaissance Foundation.


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