Jeffrey Mumford: Through a stillness brightening

National Gallery Chamber Players

Catalog #: TROY1473-74
Release Date: January 1, 2014
Format: Digital

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.


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Title Composer Performer
an expanding distance of multiple voices Jeffrey Mumford Miranda Cuckson, violin
through a stillness brightening Jeffrey Mumford Miranda Cuckson, violin; Argento Chamber Ensemble; Michel Galante, conductor
to find in the glimmering air a buoyant continuity of layering blue Jeffrey Mumford Julia Bruskin, cello
an evolving romance for flute & piano Jeffrey Mumford Christina Jennings, flute; Lura Johnson, piano
through the filtering dawn of spreading daybright Jeffrey Mumford Eliesha Nelson, viola; Scott Dixon, bass
two Elliott Carter tributes Jeffrey Mumford Winston Choi, piano
two rhapsodies for cello & strings Jeffrey Mumford Julia Bruskin, cello; National Gallery Chamber Players; Peter Wilson, conductor
in forests of evaporating dawns Jeffrey Mumford Avalon Quartet
wending Jeffrey Mumford Wendy Richman, viola


  • “Jeffrey Mumford…has an unerring knack for fashioning rigorous works as changeable as cloudscapes, bursting with color, nuance, and poetry.”

    – New York Times

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