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A CD of cutting-edge ensemble, small chamber, and solo works by award-winning composer Jeffrey Mumford and renowned artists.
A CD of cutting-edge ensemble, small chamber, and solo works by award-winning composer Jeffrey Mumford and renowned artists.
87 backers pledged $10,575 to help bring this project to life.

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Composer Jeffrey Mumford has “ . . . a philosophy of music making that embraced both raw passion and a gentle imagistic poetry . . his pieces carry musical evocations of the effects he describes” - Alan Kozinn, New York Times  

This new Albany Records project, titled "through a stillness brightening," will be Jeffrey's eighth CD, his second on the label. Six of the works have already been recorded. Your contribution as a backer will pay for production of the compact disc.

CD tracks will include the following works, which have already been recorded.  You can listen to excerpts by clicking on the links below.

through a stillness brightening - Miranda Cuckson, violin & the Argento Chamber Ensemble

through the filtering dawn of spreading daybright -  Eliesha Nelson, viola  & Scott Dixon, double bass

two rhapsodies for ‘cello & strings - Julia Bruskin, 'cello & members of the National Gallery Orchestra; recorded at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

an expanding distance of multiple voices - Miranda Cuckson, violin; recorded at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

in forests of evaporating dawn - Avalon Quartet; recorded at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

an evolving romance - Christina Jennings, flute & Lura Johnson, piano

to find in the glimmering air . . . a buoyant continuity of layering blue - Julia Bruskin, 'cello 

... and these pieces, which have yet to be recorded but will be included if the amount raised exceeds $8,900:

Two Elliott Carter birthday tributes: for Elliott and a celebration of Elliott - Winston Choi, piano

eight aspects of appreciation II - Miranda Cuckson, violin & Julia Bruskin, 'cello

** artwork by Donna Coleman, Jeffrey Mumford's spouse.  She will create a new piece for this CD project's cover art.

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