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Loudoun Symphony presents

Still Air

Loudoun Symphony presents


By Jeffrey Mumford




Still Air


Stephen Matthie, violin

Matthew Gattuso, viola

Andrew Nixon, cello

Laurie Hudicek, piano


Written for the participants in the Chamber Music Conference, Still Air was commissioned by the Chamber Music Conference and Composers Forum of the East and is dedicated to Andrea Berger and Phillip Bush.


Scored for piano quartet, the work explores a variety of timbral concerns, building on the opening motive presented in the first three measures. These timbral elements focus primarily on modes of attack and resonance.


About the composer


Born in Washington, D.C. in 1955, composer Jeffrey Mumford has received numerous fellowships, grants, awards and commissions including the "Academy Award in Music" from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, a Fellowship from the Guggenheim Foundation, and an ASCAP Aaron Copland Scholarship. He was also the winner of the inaugural National Black Arts Festival/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition. 


His music has been performed extensively, by major orchestras, soloists, and ensembles, both in the United States and abroad, including London, Paris, Reykjavik, Vienna, The Hague, Russia and Lithuania. 


Mr. Mumford is published by Theodore Presser Co. and Quicklight Music and represented by Black Tea Music.


Sponsored by Oatlands Historic House and Gardens and Loudoun Endodontics

Recorded at Oatlands, Leesburg, VA

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