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The distinguished American composer Jeffrey Mumford is featured in this 2 CD set of his chamber music.

Compositional clarity of purpose amid a counterpoint of ideas and materials brings together this generous collection of Jeffrey Mumford's music, all of which are heard in thoughtful and sensitive performances. A native of Washington, D.C., composer Jeffrey Mumford has received numerous fellowships, grants, awards and commissions including the Academy Award in Music from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. Formerly on the faculty at Oberlin College, he is now Distinguished Professor of Music at Lorain County Community College. Mumford was in residence at the National Gallery of Art in 2013 and some of the works on this 2-CD recording come out of this residency.
Contents:
Jeffrey Mumford, composer
an expanding distance of multiple voices
Miranda Cuckson, violin

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
through a stillness brightening
Miranda Cuckson, violin; Argento Chamber Ensemble; Michel Galante, conductor

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
to find in the glimmering air…a buoyant continuity of layering blue
Julia Bruskin, cello

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
an evolving romance for flute & piano
Christina Jennings, flute; Lura Johnson, piano

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
through the filtering dawn of spreading daybright
Eliesha Nelson, viola; Scott Dixon, bass

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
two Elliott Carter tributes
Winston Choi, piano

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
two rhapsodies for cello & strings
Julia Bruskin, cello; National Gallery Chamber Players; Peter Wilson, conductor

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
in forests of evaporating dawns
Avalon Quartet

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
wending
Wendy Richman, viola

Review:
“Jeffrey Mumford…has an unerring knack for fashioning rigorous works as changeable as cloudscapes, bursting with color, nuance, and poetry.” (The New York Times - Classi-cal Playlist)
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